Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 94 | Page 7



Greetings to the readers of Intelligent CIO Middle East . Middle East enterprises are adopting cloud to boost their performance and ability to scale their regional operations without adding on costs and time delays . Cloud responsiveness , latency , and data residency have been key concerns for IT decision makers till only recently . But with hyperscalers like Oracle investing in GCC cloud regions , regional enterprise adoption and usage has started soaring .

Oracle ’ s Leopoldo Boado Lama comments that Oracle ’ s on-premises installed base in UAE is among the highest in the world . Moving this installed base into the cloud is giving the vendor positive growth rates . Oracle datacentres in this part of the world are the top in terms of cloud consumption . For Oracle , the GCC is one of the highest growth regions worldwide .
For Boado Lama , across the Gulf region , the government and banking and finance customer segments are the fastest adopters of the Oracle Cloud platform . And a key reason for that is Oracle ’ s innovative private cloud offering termed as Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud @ Customer . vision of becoming UAE ’ s leading strategic shared services consultancy .
As a strategic shared services partner , Solutions plus strives to achieve maximum adoption of Oracle Fusion Cloud starting with analysis of Fusion Cloud compatibility with business requirements , to ensuring best-fit configurations are made to the applications .
Turn these pages for more on the partnership between Solutions plus and Oracle Cloud .
And in our well-thumbed Editor ’ s Question section , top industry executives from Cisco AppDynamics , Fortinet , Siemon share their perspectives on what suite of solutions should enterprise CIOs use to manage application availability , performance , workloads , security to anticipate the transformation of all businesses into digital businesses .
All of this and our range of thought leadership blogs , news , features , and trends in the pages ahead . Happy reading .
Also leveraging the scale , security , performance of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in UAE is the Mubadala Group company , Solutions plus . This business was launched with the objective of taking over Mubadala ’ s back-office functions and is now expanding its portfolio towards non-Mubadala customers with the
Arun Shankar Managing Editor arun @ lynchpinmedia . com
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