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Cloud Adoption Influencing Enterprise Infrastructure Spend in the Middle East and Africa

Cloud Adoption Influencing Enterprise Infrastructure Spend in the Middle East and Africa

This IDC Insight provides an overview of adoption in the Middle East and Africa region of infrastructure hardware (servers, storage systems, and network devices) that enables or supports cloud. It begins with a brief overview of the current state of cloud adoption among Middle East CIOs; this information was gathered from a survey of top CIOs attending the IDC Middle East CIO Summit. The report further looks at the different technologies being utilized as cloud-enabling technologies in the region and discusses how these technologies are expected to change in the coming years. It also sheds light on the current percentage of infrastructure hardware in the region utilized for cloud deployments and presents IDC's outlook on how this percentage is expected to increase. It concludes by providing essential guidance to vendors so that they can position themselves effectively and capitalize on this market opportunity.


IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Situation Overview
CIO Priorities Leaning Toward Cloud Adoption
Shift in Compute Hardware Procurement
Data Explosion Affecting the Storage Hardware Landscape
Networking Market Boosted by Cloud
Telcos Developing into Cloud Services Providers
Key Verticals at the Forefront of Cloud Adoption
Cloud Infrastructure Market
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Developing hardware product positioning and awareness
Creating a dedicated cloud business unit
Building the right partnerships
Driving a workload-specific infrastructure go-to-market strategy

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