Unit History: International Military Advisory and Training Team Sierra Leone
International Military Advisory and Training Team (IMATT)
The British led IMATT has approximately 100 international staff based in Sierra Leone where they provide the government with security and military advice and training, playing an important role in supporting the country’s climb from the chaos of civil war.
During 2005, the locally serviced IMATT IT system suffered a catastrophic failure and, as a result of a chance conversation between IMATT personnel and staff from another military project that Fujitsu was working on, Fujitsu was recommended as an IT team that performed well in uncomfortable environments.
IMATT is now a more effective organisation. Their IT infrastructure is reliable with easily supported hardware and software. People are more effective, too, thanks to better links with home and the higher morale that this brings.
IMATT is now dependably linked to MOD systems via internet email and the www. Communications that used to rely on intermittent open email are now instant and secure
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