Sunaina Rana / EMIRATES BUSINESS
UAE government enterprises will gain access to some of the world’s smartest applications in 2016 through their new cloud services, according to telecom giant du and software leader SAP. The announcement was made during the World Government Summit held in Dubai.
The collaboration between the two organisationswill create digitalization and innovation across the country. According to The UAE Vision 2021, its motive is to be ranked among Top 10 in the world in INSEAD’s Global Innovation Index and in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index.
Carlos Domingo, Senior Executive Officer, New Businesses & Innovation, du, said, “We’re doing all we can to equip the UAE to become a global leader in innovation.
This partnership fast-tracks the adoption of world class digital services in the UAE by making them more cost effective and easier to attain. Now customers won’t have to face a massive up-front investment to increase their productivity with these services – they will only pay for what they use.”
This initiative would also help UAE organisations save money, as the cloud solutions are pay-as-you-go without additional capital investment which is required for the hardware solutions, infra, applications, or licenses.
Steve Tzikakis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SAP South Europe, MENA region, said, “With the market demand for private cloud applications growing in the region, SAP is further driving our co-innovation partnership with du to support the UAE’s digital agenda. By leveraging global best practices and solutions, SAP is committed to using the power of the cloud to allow employees and customers to more easily engage with organizations.”