MENA cloud market to grow nearly 25% from 2012-2013 to $462m

Adopting cloud-based services at an unprecedented rate, enterprises in the Middle East and Africa are eagerly anticipating GITEX Technology Week’s widest-reaching Cloud Confex yet.

Cloud Confex, which has been the region’s largest integrated cloud exhibition and conference for the past four years, takes place on October 21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The Cloud Confex features Etisalat as a Diamond Sponsor and Accenture and F5 as Platinum Sponsors.

Part of GITEX Technology Week’s GITEX TRENDS segment, this year’s event comes as IT research and advisory company Gartner predicts the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to experience one of the highest global growth rates for public cloud services, increasing from 2012 to 2013 by 24.5% to $462.3m. The UAE’s cloud market in particular is primed for annual compound growth of 43.7% until 2016, according to a recent report from technology-focused market intelligence firm IDC.

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