Organizations to Partition Out More of What They Spend
“Dubai: The overall technology trends in the Middle East will be driven by doing more with less this year. The overall economic climate in the region will drive digital transformation in a way that organisations will focus more out of what they spend.
Ali Merji, senior director at Analyst at Gartner, told Gulf News that artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented reality/virtual reality and the Internet of Things, which was seen more on the experimental side in 2018, will lead to more business-focused projects.
“Organisations need to start creating more focused on strategies and innovation road maps to build capacity and skills internally. The same technologies seen in 2018 will move out of innovation and towards becoming more business-oriented,” he said.
The ICT spending in the UAE is expected to increase from $1.63 billion last year to $1.69 billion this year.”