Here’s why Saudi’s IT services growth is fastest in MEA – IDC

Mega projects in the kingdom, together with renewed digitalisation efforts, are spurring on a whole new era of IT services growth for the country, says the IDC.


The road ahead: AI, analytics and automation trends for agility and resilience

Businesses can leverage AI and automation to streamline their operations, reduce costs, improve efficiency and unlock new revenue streams


Annual digital transformation spending across META region to top $74bn by 2026

Digital transformation investments in the Middle East, Türkiye and Africa are set to more than double across the 2021–2026 period

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GCC smartphone market suffers decline as demand continues to weaken

The GCC smartphone market was worth $2.09bn in Q4 2021, a decrease of 4.5 per cent quarter on quarter


Smart home devices market sees strong growth across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

International Data Corporation’s tracker shows that 7.3 million smart home devices were shipped across the META region in Q1 2022

Enterprise IT spending in the META region to top $40bn in 2022: IDC

IDC forecasts that digital transformation initiatives in the post-pandemic period will grow as a share of enterprise IT spending, rising from 26 per cent in 2020 to 38 per cent in 2024


Global smartphone sales grew 10.8% in second quarter of 2021: Gartner

Xiaomi moved into the second spot; Apple dropped to third

Big Data

The rise of big data and data management challenges

IDC predicts the total volume of data stored globally will reach 175ZB by 2025, an increase from 33ZB in 2018

Apple leads in global smartphone shipments in Q4 of 2020: IDC

Apple ships 90.1 million iPhones in Q4 for 23.4% market share

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Lenovo tops UAE x86 server market, IDC data shows

Lenovo market share in UAE x86 server space grows to 25.1% by revenue

GCC public cloud market to grow by 25% annually through to 2024: IDC

More than half of CIOs in the region aim to accelerate digital transformation efforts