Over Half of UAE Businesses Need Big Data Solutions for IoT Success

More than half of UAE organizations need to adopt advanced Big Data analytics to succeed in the Internet of Things (IoT), industry experts announced today in the build-up to GITEX Technology Week 2016. The IoT is connecting machines-to-machines, such as driverless cars or robots in factories, and people-to-machines, such as with wearable devices and augmented reality.

By 2020, 32 billion connected things will generate 44 trillion gigabytes of data, with a market of USD 1.7 trillion, according to IDC. Demonstrating the growing demand in IoT, 66 percent of organizations use or plan to implement IoT solutions in 2016 and beyond, according to Gartner. However, 54 percent do not have sufficient data analytics, according to a recent order cipro uk report by the Aberdeen Group.

“The UAE is a leader in using data to drive citizen happiness and new streams of revenue, from Smart Cities to digital transformation of government services and businesses,” said Savitha Bhaskar, COO of UAE-based IoT consultancy Condo Protego.

“As the IoT advances, UAE organizations need the advanced data management solutions to make better use of their existing data, and store, analyse, and protect the massive amounts and different types of data to remain competitive,” added Savitha Bhaskar.

At GITEX Technology Week, Condo Protego will give insights and demonstrate with leading global vendors the latest flash storage and cloud-based data management and cyber-security solutions to reduce costs, scale for growth, and drive revenue.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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