Cloud infrastructure in KSA sees change in negative perception

Nearly half of companies in Saudi Arabia plan to run their business on cloud infrastructure within three years

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Cloud infrastructure in KSA sees change in negative perception Thamer Al Harbi: "Cloud is still relatively new to a lot of businesses and some outdated perceptions persist."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 4, 2017

The cloud infrastructure reality in Saudi Arabia is showing a change in perception, according to research by Oracle.

Organisations in Saudi Arabia are embracing cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to boost performance and innovation.

Oracle discovered that despite the negative perception centred around security, complexity and loss of control, which are seen as barriers to cloud adoption, organisations now see these barriers as outdated myths.

The research highlighted that 66% of Saudi Arabia organisations already use IaaS to innovate and 62% said IaaS significantly cut their time to deploy new applications and services. Furthermore, 62% revealed IaaS reduced on-going maintenance costs and 65% believe that failing to invest in IaaS they will struggle to keep up with business developments.

Oracle also found that organisations agree IaaS will have a role to play in their workplace within three years, with 44% saying they will run most - or all of their business IT infrastructure on IaaS. However only 25% believe IaaS will still have little or no role in their business in three years.

Thamer Al Harbi, country managing director, Saudi Arabia, Oracle said: "When it comes to cloud adoption there has always been a case of perception lagging behind reality. Cloud is still relatively new to a lot of businesses and some outdated perceptions persist.

"We are now seeing high levels of success and satisfaction from businesses that are saving money, cutting complexity and driving exciting innovation thanks to cloud infrastructure. Those resisting the move need to challenge the perceptions holding them back because the longer they wait, the further ahead their competitors will pull."

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