Saudi Arabia ICT

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Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 – the Kingdom’s longterm economic development and diversification programme – is seeking a digital transformation across society, government and the economy. The ICT sector is at the forefront of this change, and is poised to be a key element of diversifying the economy towards non-oil growth. In the last few years...

 

What is being done to ensure that Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector remains competitive?

 

Managed services such as cloud computing have seen significant growth in Saudi Arabia in recent years. This was reflected in the Kingdom’s jump of 16 places in the ICT adoption pillar of the World Economic Forum’s 2019 global competitiveness index, with the country ranking 38th out of 141 countries, up from 54th in 2018. Both the public and...

Saudi Arabia’s decision to weaken the link between hydrocarbons and economic growth, and pursue a policy of diversification has seen a wide range of projects come to fruition in the last several years. While at present the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented plunge in oil prices are causing significant short-term uncertainty, the reforms that have been put in place in recent years should stand the Kingdom in good stead over the longer term.

 

In the context of digitisation, how are new technologies disrupting the ICT sector?

 

To what extent are IT managed services and cloud technology evolving and progressing the digital transformation of Saudi Arabia?

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