Saudi makes up half of Gulf telecom and tech sales, says Dell

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The Saudi Arabian market for IT and telecoms makes up 50 percent of the sector’s overall sales in the GCC region, Dell officials said this week at a press conference in Riyadh, reported Aleqtisadiah.

Information technology is the top priority for large institutions looking for business growth and innovation, Dell officials said.


Digital security and the use of personal digital devices at work are among the current hot topics in the industry, according to a study conducted by Gartner, an information technology and research and advisory firm, reported Aleqtisadiah.

Dell said that “IT managers in Saudi Arabia can keep up with the trends which affect their businesses positively, while maintaining abilities to control security and administration,” reported Aleqtidsadiah.

The research firm IDC predicts worldwide IT spending will exceed $2.1 trillion this year, a 5.7 percent increase on 2012. This will be driven by mobile, cloud computing, ‘big data’, and social technologies, IDC said.

There are around 1.8 mobile phone lines registered per person in Saudi Arabia, Abdulla al-Darrab, governor of the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), announced in a CITC statement last May.

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