Wednesday 11, October 2017 by Jessica Combes

Three quarters of Middle East digital leaders to invest in big data and internet of things


More than three quarters of the Middle East and North Africa’s digital-leading organisations will invest in big data and the internet of things in 2018, driving disruptive business competitiveness, according to a new report launched today at GITEX Technology Week 2017.

The region’s digital-leading organisations have gotten off to a head start by investing in innovative products and services–especially big data and analytics, cloud, and internet of things.

Digital leaders expect 23 per cent more growth by 2019, and already have 85 per cent of market share and 80 per cent of profitability versus competitors. However, while 84 per cent of organisations say that digital transformation is critical, only three per cent have completed digital transformation, according to the new SAP and Oxford Economics Digital Transformation Executive Study.

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