Mobilk - The Middle East is moving to the “next phase” of cloud adoption, which will see more companies extending their cloud usage from applications to technology platforms and infrastructure. Oracle will demonstrate its latest cloud offerings at GITEX, including 243 new products added to its suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS). In 2013 more than 100,000 Middle East users were added to the Oracle cloud.
Globally Oracle has added more than 2,000 new customers who use the companys cloud, bringing the total to more than 10,000.
“Companies made a cautious entry into the cloud market, testing the new way of using software,” said Oracle senior marketing director Dana Murugan.
“This year we are hearing from our customers that they are ready to use the cloud for more of their business operations, and are looking to take advantage of our Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) offerings. There is no doubt that cloud-based services will form an ever-increasing proportion of our customers IT infrastructure.”
Murugan believes that visitors to GITEX should look for solutions that help them save money, reduce the complexity of their IT installations and are agile enough to support business transformation.
One of the consequences of the economic growth in the Gulf region is the increasing pressure on businesses to deliver products to market quickly, respond to market demands in an agile manner, and to innovate to be more competitive.
“The classic on-premise only model consumes more than 60% of an IT budget in maintenance alone,” said Murugan. “That budget is spent keeping older systems running that are lagging in their ability to keep up with changing business needs. GITEX will showcase systems that can drive business innovation – cloud, closely-engineered hardware and software and mobile solutions.
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