Global spending on information and communications technology (ICT) is expected to reach $4.3 trillion this year, according to research and analyst firm IDC. The growth will be driven by purchases of devices (mainly mobile phones and PCs) and enterprise applications.
Technology is changing at an exponential rate with new innovations and systems emerging, and continually keeping pace with this is no easy task. The Middle East region, in particular, is on the verge of massive digital disruption, with countries such as the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia leading the charge. To maximise the myriad economic and social gains in the digital era, nations are proactively adopting requisite technologies and developing the associated human capital.
“The rapid pace of technological advancements requires organisations to spare no effort on being at the forefront of change if they intend to stand out and be successful,” says John H. Daniels, CNM, FACHE, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CEO, and executive director, BICSI.
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