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Cloud Computing: Paving the way for a more secure and digitised 2019

February 26, 2019 / arabianbusiness

As we usher into the tail end of the first quarter of 2019, it seems appropriate to consider a quick check-in on our resolutions. One that comes to mind is that three quarters of Middle East organisations that have yet to embrace the cloud, plan to do so this year.That’s just one of the resolutions uncovered by a Microsoft survey that studied insights from 1,300 technology decision makers from across the region. The message is clear: Middle East organisations are accelerating their engagement with cloud computing and related technologies. Two in five said they had adopted artificial-intelligence solutions, and more than one third plan to adopt AI in 2019.Companies are also allocating an increased proportion of their budgets to digital transformation. Some 72% are planning to spend on AI this year, and almost one in 10 are setting aside more than 10% of their budgets for intelligent solutions.