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Public cloud services in MENA to grow 21.3% this year

Software as a service is expected to grow 29.1 per cent in 2014 to $126 million 

 The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa is set to grow 21.3% in 2014 to total $620 million, a Gartner report has revealed.

The public cloud services market in the Mena was estimated at $511 million last year and is expected to reach $1.1 billion in 2017.

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Predictions for 2013 through to 2017, indicate that $3.8 billion could be spent on cloud services in MENA, $1.1 billion of which will be spent on business process as a service (BPaaS).

Software as a service is expected to grow 29.1 per cent in 2014 to $126 million compared to $97 million last year and is expected to reach $253 million in 2017.

SaaS benefits such as ease of use, low management overheads and the fact that it requires low upfront licensing investment, resonate with many Chief Information Officers in the region.

Growth in the adoption of these applications can be attributed to the fact that providers such as Salesforce.com, Google, and Microsoft have only recently been actively promoting these services in the region.

You can her more on the topics of public cloud services and SaaS benefits and challenges in the MENA region at the 4th Annual Cloud World Forum MENA, taking place from from 14-15 April in Dubai.

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Sessions Include:

Cloud Adoption for Enterprises: Fastest SaaS Implementation on the Public Cloud

Thameem Rizvon, IT Director, Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group
Telefónica’s Cloud Portfolio for SaaS, personal Cloud and Cloud for smart devices

Shekhar Kulkarni, Global Enterprise Architect, Telefónica
Du: Innovative Cloud strategies for enterprise business SaaS/PaaS/IaaS: Which path should you choose to initiate your Cloud strategy

Vivek Srivastava, Senior Manager – Business Solutions, Du
The importance of Telco Cloud SaaS – Challenges and Launch Details

Nazmi MUHSİNOĞLU, Service Management Director, Turk Telekom

“Cloud services reached half a billion in MENA this year” – Gartner

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Proving that not even intense heat can withstand the spread of Cloud…

 

Famous IT research and advisory firm Gartner Inc recently revealed that there’s been a 24%  increase in spending on cloud services in the Middle-East and North Africa Region.

“The public cloud services market continues robust growth in MENA through the forecast period of 2011 through 2017,” said Ed Anderson, research director at Gartner.

“While BPaaS dominates as the largest cloud segment, the high growth rates of infrastructure as a service [IaaS], platform as a service [PaaS] and cloud management and security services make them important markets to watch.”

For those particularly interested in all things Cloud in MENA, there is an event rather fittingly entitled: Cloud World Forum MENA 2014 taking place next year…

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