IT

Bahrain IT 2012
The Kingdom’s tradition of innovation continues to makes it one of the most vibrant IT centres in the region. Sustained investment from the public and private sectors has seen businesses and government services move online, bringing cost-saving gains in efficiency. Throughout 2011, which saw many Bahraini businesses challenged by decreased investor confidence and consumer spending, the IT sector has proved to be one of the most resilient, with the market growing some 8.1% year-on-year. One of the main factors driving growth is public investment in the eGovernment programme, which aims to simplify access by moving public services online. The initiative is an important facet of the Kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030, the country’s long-term development plan. In a push towards greater diversification of its economy, the Kingdom is also investing heavily in its human capital by introducing funding and a number of IT training programmes. This chapter includes an interview with Abdul Razak Jawahery, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Menatelecom.
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OBG talks to Abdul Razak Jawahery, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Menatelecom