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IT Organizations in the GCC Region Seek Answers to Cloud Adoption

Published: 14 May 2012

ID: G00233645

Analyst(s): Biswajeet Mahapatra


IT organizations planning cloud adoption in the Gulf Cooperation Council region face many challenges. We provide ways for them to overcome common concerns, apprehensions and dilemmas.

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  • Impacts


  • The lack of data privacy laws in the GCC is confusing IT organizations as to whether they should take advantage of the lack of laws or wait for robust laws and then adopt public cloud
  • Virtualization, including VDI and IT outsourcing, are still priorities for CIOs in the GCC region, making cloud a distant dream
  • Potential organizational changes and changes to existing processes have a negative impact on cloud adoption in this region
  • In a couple of years, private cloud will emerge as one of the top five priorities for governments and large private companies, primarily due to faster provisioning, standardization of processes and better governance
  • Lack of established cloud vendors has had a negative impact on public cloud in the GCC region

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