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Emerging Market Analysis: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries — Align Your IT Strategies to Government IT Plans

Published: 23 September 2015

ID: G00278465

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Luis Anavitarte, Vittorio D'Orazio


Short- to medium-term planning around government IT plans is critical in countries of the GCC. This research analyzes the economics of IT in GCC markets and offers demand-related insights for strategic planners of technology and service providers.

Table Of Contents


  • The Economics of IT
    • The Global Information Technology Report 2015 From the World Economic Forum
  • Your Demand Side — Critical Aspects as Unveiled by GCC CIOs
    • Top-Five Technology Priorities Should Lead Your Strategies
    • IT Budgets Are Quite Robust, Facilitating Your Success
    • Not Being Up to the Risks Brings Opportunities
    • Understanding Who Will Lead the Digital Transformation Is Key for Your Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Vertical Industries
    • Banking and Securities
    • Oil and Gas
    • Public Sector
  • Smart Cities
    • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • Oman
    • Kingdom of Bahrain
    • Kuwait

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