When I am asked to sum up the most important technological developments supporting prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa, I of course point to growing smart device ownership, the spread of high speed wireless connectivity, and advances in data management and analytics. However, I believe that cloud computing has the greatest potential to fuel economic transformation, as it underpins mobile productivity and big data. It’s also a game-changer for businesses that want to scale but lack capital, and for public sector organizations looking to improve services during times of budgetary constraints.
Critical to the region’s economy
For both the public and private sectors, the cloud offers tremendous promiseLeila Serhan