Saudi ICT spend to top $36bn in 2015

Spending on ICT products and services in Saudi Arabia will increase 4.6 per cent in 2015 to total $36.95 billion, said an industry expert.

“Saudi CIOs have begun embracing disruptive technologies like cloud computing, mobility, and big data analytics,” added Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO of STME, a leading solutions provider and systems integrator.

“Additionally, few organizations have started gaining the benefits associated with these technologies such as improved operational efficiency, lower operating costs, and enhanced customer relationship management.”

STME managed services portfolio is applied in multiple technology domains, offering the tools, capabilities, and the regional delivery methodology to optimize managed services for Middle East customers. These include data management, business continuity and resiliency, data centre infrastructure, private and hybrid cloud managed services, Service Level Agreement based services, resident engineers outsourcing and project management.

Furthermore, STME offers tailored managed services for customers having specific requirements, delivering them through the finest and talented IT resources available in the market.

As stated by IDC earlier this year, Saudi CIOs are looking for a viable and effective ‘halfway house’ between on-premise technology and remotely delivered services. And, STME’s offerings prove essential, as it effectively allows the customer to outsource chosen aspects of their operation and increase efficiency to provide better operational success.

“We see a strong demand for managed services in the market as organization’s adoption in various modernized technologies will further insist them to implement structured IT infrastructure for their day-to-day activities,” Al Bayaa said.

“In addition, STME managed services offerings can be tailor-made and adopted for the specific needs any organization, whether small or large. Particular focus is given on managing the organization’s data and systems more effectively, which is crucial in today’s complex business environments,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service

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