UAE businesses set to benefit from cloud computing

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Businesses in the United Arab Emirates are set to find out just how much cloud computing can change the way in which they work.

Even though concerns about security had put many off using the cloud, providers in the region are keen to point out that security is paramount. A workshop in Dubai, which was hosted by PCCS, showed companies how to make the most of cloud computing. Representatives of companies such as Microsoft and VMware took part in the workshop to present the advantages of cloud services.

PCCS is in the process of building two infrastructures for cloud hosting. One will be located in Abu Dhabi and the other in Dubai. There are also plans for a data centre located in Jebel Ali. The changes in the region, which are being described as a technological transformation, are due to be implemented over the next 18 months. Companies in the public and private sector will be able to take advantage of these changes.

PCCS, one of the leading ICT companies in the Middle East, has teamed up with Microsoft to offer cloud services throughout the region. Haidar Salloum, a director at Microsoft Gulf, said that SMEs are more likely to adopt cloud solutions and are noting improvements in their business thanks to the cloud. He added that the focus will be on providing services for sectors such as healthcare and education, and products such as Office 365 and Microsoft Azure will be available.

PCCS is also entering into a partnership with VMware to offer desktop-as-a-service (DaaS).

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