Software business to touch $941m by the end of 2008

ABU DHABI — According to a research study, the UAE's ICT industry which is rapidly expanding due to anti-piracy initiatives, may have a sales turnover of $941 million by the end of 2008.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 9:07 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:17 PM

However, studies also reveal that the Middle East's software industry as a whole is still developing tremendously, according to a Press release issued by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the international association involved in anti-piracy activities.

The BSA has lauded the Ministry of Economy and the government for its efforts in promoting anti-piracy initiatives.

The Ministry of Economy (MoE) has offered its full support to curb illegal software distribution by upholding anti-piracy legislation directed at increasing private sector investment, technology transfer and economic growth for the region.

Engr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, Under Secretary Ministry of Economy-Planning Sector said:" The Ministry of Economy is strengthening its efforts to fight the piracy menace, as our highly diversified economy is based on healthy and transparent industries and sectors.

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