Dubai / EMIRATES BUSINESS
Businesses in the Middle East and Africa region are increasingly looking at sustainable solutions for data management to accelerate decision-making processes, ensure high-levels of data security, and manage workloads.
A recent study by Accenture predicts that an effective implementation and use of digital technology can boost the UAE’s economic output by $13.8 Billion by 2020. The focus on cloud and data management will also enhance the regulatory environment for enterprises and facilitate the execution of government plans including Smart City projects.
According to the MENA Yearbook 2016, the Middle East and North Africa region is expected to record a 3.8 per cent growth, with government initiatives to promote the non-oil sector economy in place. Hence, regional organizations are refining their data management strategies to take advantage of the growth opportunities present in the market.
To facilitate companies in leveraging data solutions to increase their efficiency and competitiveness, NetApp is showcasing its Data Fabric portfolio and services at the Gartner Symposium in Dubai. Data Fabric enables customers to manage data across whatever IT resource they choose, speeding innovation and enabling better business decisions.
“The technology landscape in the Middle East and Africa region is consistently evolving as the governments are promoting IT initiatives that can drive business success. In parallel, customers are revisiting their data management approach. NetApp’s Data Fabric vision allows enterprises to customize data solutions according to their requirements and reap benefits including scalability, flexibility and cost efficiency,” said Fadi Kanafani, Regional Director Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.