GCC Upfronts E-Government Solutions

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Information Technology (IT) is inevitable to an economy in upholding its development and GCC Upfronts E-Government Solutionsstrengthening infrastructures whereas communication is in need for a fast and easy transaction to achieve such goals.
For now, many countries are motivated to have a connected society. This demand directs several Information and Communications Initiatives (ICT) to introduce latest technologies and investing in the latest infrastructures.
“IT investment in the Middle East is going well. The situation is very positive especially in the GCC. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have done extremely well in investment and focus on IT,” a research director said.
“We see the momentum going forward in the next one or two years. The majority of the investment is coming from the governments.”
Middle East governments are enthusiastic on acquiring good services online in e-government initiatives. This is the major driver of this investment as they aim to enhance their infrastructures.
In the UAE, many mobile-enabling and e-applications for different state activities have been launched.
“One of the great things about the technology industry is the constant change and developments new IT innovations bring. The Middle East, as a region, has seen a lot of development within the IT sector, namely enhanced infrastructure and connectivity,” Microsoft Gulf’s regional general manager said. “The regional IT trends that have emerged mirror the global trends.”
On the other hand, consumer demand assists to push progress of connectivity sector. GCC has one of the highest mobile breakthrough rates in the world.
“The ICT sector in the Middle East has been growing significantly in the past few years due to high subscription rates, the increasing demand for mobile data, the intense competition and dynamic demographics of the region,” says Victoria Strand, the president of Ericsson GCC.
“The region has seen the swift adoption of new technologies such as long-term evolution [LTE, also known as 4G].”
A Swedish telecom company deemed that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices around the world.
These enablers are mobility, to help people stay connected at any time, in any place and on any device. The second is broadband, to develop faster internet connections and finally cloud computing, which will enable access to data from any location.