Thank to IT, this MENA country is projected to be the most competitive economy by 2020
Saudi Arabia's IT market is the largest in the GCC (File Archive/Shutterstock)
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System integrators like Omnix International are helping government entities and private sector companies implement IT solutions and services across Saudi Arabia, and the Kingdom remains on course to be the Middle East’s most competitive economy by 2020.
For well over a decade, Omnix International has been heavily involved in KSA’s IT transformation with a proven track record of delivering state-of-the-art technology solutions for high profile clients across the private and public sectors and executing prestigious projects on time and within budget. Recognizing this track record of Omnix in KSA and across the region, Al Rashed Group a business conglomerate based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has recently acquired a minority stake in Omnix.
The Kingdom’s IT market, the largest in the GCC, is slated to grow from $3.8 billion in 2011 to $5.4 billion in 2017, with the software and services market growing from $1.8 billion in 2011 to $2.8 billion in 2017, according to Business Monitor International.
“For the Kingdom, IT innovation can be truly transformational and provide the very basis for a more sustainable, connected and empowered future. Omnix international has been helping government entities and private sector companies effectively implement IT solutions and services in the Kingdom, which are indispensable to KSA’s business future,” said Tareq Musbah Hussein, Director, Professional Services, Omnix International.
For Omnix, key successes in KSA include 18 of the Kingdom’s government Ministries, the Makkah Municipality, Kingdom Holding, and Mobily to name a few.
Makkah Municipality, another Omnix success story in KSA has benefited from Omnix’s implementation of an award-winning online resource that enables the municipality to run more than 30 business applications on its e-government site. These include among others, issuing construction permits, land ownership services such as title deeds, urban planning, and issuing professional and health certifications.
On exploring successful collaboration between government agencies and private organizations, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah, Vice Mayor for IT, Makkah Municipality, said: “We faced a challenge with updating legacy systems to automated processes, ensuring digital collaboration, and enhancing the quality of our services – especially as the city grows and more residents come online. One year after launching our partnership with Omnix International and Oracle, we have seen strong success on our e-government services enabling hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses to easily access our government services online, and making our government employees more productive. We will continue to boost e-services in the coming months, further enhancing quality of life across the Holy Makkah Municipality.”
As the Kingdom seeks to grow and diversify its economy, currently the 20th most competitive in the world, both public and private sectors are implementing IT solutions to enhance ROI and employee productivity, citizen services, and the customer experience among numerous other benefits. Technology solutions and trends are constantly changing. Omnix International tracks the market for these trends and ensures that it offers them to the market.
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