Posted on March 07, 2017

Today at QITCOM, digital transformation enabler SAP announced plans to launch a private cloud data center to accelerate Qatar’s USD 3 billion digital transformation.

Showing the strong growth potential of digital transformation, Qatar’s commercial sector is set to increase its ICT spending by 50 percent from about USD 2 billion in 2015 to about USD 3 billion by 2019, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

“Real-time information management is the foundation for Qatar’s organizations to drive Qatar National Vision 2030 digital transformation and economic competitiveness goals. Using cutting-edge cloud solutions, Qatar’s organizations can cut costs and drive efficiency, become more responsive to citizens and customers needs, and deliver innovative new business models,” said Gergi Abboud, Managing Director of the Gulf, North Africa, Pakistan, Levant for SAP. When the new SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud data center opens in Qatar in the coming months, organizations will be able to use the latest solutions running on the in-memory SAP HANA platform.

“Qatar’s government, banking and finance, and oil and gas sectors will be among the biggest beneficiaries of the private cloud data center, as they can manage and analyze citizen and customer data in the country. Organizations in Qatar will be able to leverage SAP’s best practices in using cloud services to cut costs, deliver new products and services, and free up staff to focus on innovation,” said Edwin Kolen, Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle East, Africa of Cloud4C, the local partner in Qatar. Part of the Ctrls Group, Cloud4C, the data center partner.

At QITCOM, experience the latest innovative cloud solutions at the SAP stand in Hall 7.