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Outlook 2012, Nations and networks

Gulf markets are leapfrogging developed economies by embracing new business models and technologies to achieve their social and economic goals. Over the past years we have been witnessing governments making significant investments in creating and upgrading their respective national technology infrastructures and investing in new collaborative technology infrastructure, helping innovation touch every citizen. The network is today the platform for creating intelligent, sustainable solutions for public safety and security, transportation, buildings, utilities, healthcare and education. This network platform will be crucial for driving growth, innovation, efficiency and productivity for the nation and its people.

The Middle East is on the brink of revolutionising its use of technology. At the centre of this will be the prolific uptake of the use of video across business, government and consumers. Given the explosive growth of information and applications to access that information anywhere, anytime, the Middle East has also become an emerging hotspot for technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation, unified communications and internet based voice and video.

More and more data is moving to the cloud. Cloud is becoming a critical element for the future of information technology and delivery of video and content. The Cisco Global Cloud Index 2010–2015, forecasts how dramatically clouds are changing business IT and consumer services.  The study predicts that over 50% of computing workloads in data centres will be cloud-based by 2014, and that global cloud traffic will grow over 12 times by 2015.

Gulf markets are leapfrogging developed economies by embracing new business models and technologies to achieve their social and economic goals. Over the past years we have been witnessing governments making significant investments in creating and upgrading their respective national technology infrastructures and investing in new collaborative technology infrastructure, helping innovation touch every citizen.

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