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MEA ICT spending to hit USD 270 billion in 2015 #cloudmena

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Spending on ICT products and services in the Middle East and Africa will surpass USD 270 billion in 2015, as the IT market grows 9 percent year on year, according to International Data Corporation. This makes MEA the second-fastest growing market worldwide, with the SaaS segment set to perform particularly strongly, expanding 29 percent year on year. Converged systems will be another key area of growth as more…

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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

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