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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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NEWS: Neostratus is Knowledge Partner of Cloud World Series’ Events

Neostratus has great respect for Informa Telecoms & Media’s exceptional insight into the telecoms industry through their first-class analysis team. Therefore we are honoured to work closely with them as their Knowledge Partner of the forthcoming Cloud World Forum MENA in Dubai next week, and the Telco Cloud World Forum in London this April.

Viktor Kovacs, Founder and CCO of Neostratus will be sharing the company’s experiences in presentations and a workshop on “How to Monetise a Cloud Model in Two Months”, while he will also be discussing cloud trends for the telecoms industry at the Breakfast Briefings of both events with Camille Mendler, Pricipal Analyst of Informa Telecoms & Media, who placed Neostratus among the top 5 cloud enablers worldwide for telecom operators in 2012.

To read more about the partnership, please click here!

Guest Blog from: Judit Szabo, Neostratus

THE TRUE STORY BEHIND REBRANDING CE ON-DEMAND AS NEOSTRATUS

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Interview with Viktor Kovács, Founder and CCO of Neostratus, formerly CE On-Demand.

Background info: The internationally recognised Telco cloud enabler company, CE On-Demand, announced the company’s rebranding as Neostratus on 15 January. To read the company’s official press release about the rebranding, click here.

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Q.: Why did you decide to rebrand the company?

Viktor Kovacs: It was primarily a management and marketing decision. When we founded Central Europe On-Demand, we employed a  name which described our focus on the region in which we operated.  This name and brand was especially relevant to our initial customer base as there were only multinational service providers in this nascent market of cloud computing, but none could claim data centre or support staff footprint in our territory.   Our brand defined our regional coverage and our operational model.  Our success in our core business has offered expansion opportunities into new territories and service models.  For that reason, we have decided to change our brand to reflect our aspirations of global coverage with new, transformative cloud business models for our partners and customers. (more…)

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