Public Cloud Services in the Middle East and North Africa to Grow 21%.

 
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Public cloud services revenue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will total nearly $3 billion in 2020, an increase of 21% year over year, according to Gartner, Inc.

"Government initiatives such as Smart Dubai, Smart Abu Dhabi, Israel's Cloud Strategy and Bahrain's Cloud First Policy of 2019 have bolstered cloud adoption among large organizations in the region," said Sid Nag, research vice president at Gartner. "The move to digital business by organizations is driving cloud spend, where cloud is a key enabler and the platform that supports digital technologies." ? Organizations are also increasingly moving their applications and workloads to the public cloud as concerns around security and governance dissipate further. The collective economic goal of the MENA region to become more technology- and data-centric has been a cornerstone to this rapid acceptance of both the private and public cloud.

In addition, small and midsize businesses (SMBs)...

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