CW Middle East Jan to Mar 2018

CW Middle East Jan to Mar 2018


The Gulf Cooperation Council countries have seen life expectancy increase over the last two decades, which has but pressure on systems.

But the countries in the Arabian Gulf have committed to spend vast amounts to put this right and IT plays a key role in this. Providing online health information and shifting to electronic medical records are two examples. It is predicted that telemedicine and its associated services, such as remote care, continuous monitoring and support, will be one of the major trends in the GCC in the coming years.

In Dubai there are plans to use technology to go beyond improving health by boosting happiness. Read in this issue about how networking supplier Avaya is proposing to build a vast blockchain ledger that will support the Dubai government in an attempt to make its citizens happy. This is part of Dubai’s strategy to continue to attract foreigners.

And blockchain is a buzzword way beyond Dubai in the Middle East. In fact a group focused on the technology in the region, the Blockchain Middle East Forum, has revealed a plan to advance the adoption of blockchain technology, with opportunities across various sectors in the region.

Beyond financial services, where blockchain has its origins, there are  opportunities for the technology to be used in healthcare and logistics in the region. Governments are backing it, including the UAE government. Read more about it in this ezine.

Also find out how blockchain is already being used in an article about the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s adoption of smart technologies as part of its internet of things (IoT) strategy.

04 Jan 2018
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