Cisco lauds UAE’s drive for ICT innovation

The UAE recently improved its global Networked Readiness Index ranking from 25 in 2013 to 24 in 2014.



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Published: Sun 25 May 2014, 10:10 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:36 PM

Cisco applauded the UAE for its continued drive and focus towards becoming one of the world’s most ICT-enabled nations.

According to the latest WEF Global Information Technology Report 2014, sponsored by Cisco that measures the capacity of 148 economies to leverage ICT for growth and well-being, the UAE recently improved its global Networked Readiness Index ranking from 25 in 2013 to 24 in 2014.

“The UAE government has been relentless in its pursuit of technological excellence, as is clearly exemplified by bold commitments to smart city development and infrastructural innovations related to events like Expo 2020,” said Rabih Dabboussi, managing director at Cisco UAE. “The country’s... ICT leadership and a determination to adopt a cutting-edge strategy is enabling it to adapt to pressing and ever-changing ICT trends, whether it is the surging growth of big data, or the increasing pervasiveness of technologies in areas such as cloud computing and mobility.”

“In the UAE, the notion of the Internet of Everything — the increasing networked connections of people, processes, data and things — is not an intimidating obstacle, but an opportunity to transform the quality of lives of its citizens, fortunes of its businesses and the innovation of its government. The foundations for long-term, ICT-driven success are now well and truly in place, and Cisco is committed to continue to support this momentum,” Dabboussi added.

abdulbasit@khaleejtimes.com


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