One of the biggest tech trends of 2019 will be the UAE government driving the country’s $35 billion Internet of Things (IoT) market by digitizing four key sectors: transportation, energy, healthcare, and safety, industry experts have announced.
As more organizations connect people, processes, and things together for real-time analytics, the UAE’s IoT market is set to top USD 35 billion in 2019, nearly tripling over the past five years, according to a recent report by MicroMarket Monitor.
Aligned with UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai’s Smart City goals, government agencies across transportation, utilities, healthcare, and security are driving digital transformation to better meet citizen and customer needs and improve people’s daily lives.
UAE government agencies are adopting IoT platforms to integrate existing systems and future technologies such as artificial intelligence, argues Condo Protego the UAE-based IT infrastructure and information management consultancy and solutions provider.
Said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO, Condo Protego: “In 2019, the UAE’s biggest tech trend will be government’s adoption of IoT going from small projects to widespread reality, from autonomous vehicles to connected hospitals.
“With IoT platforms that can integrate information management, storage, and security, the UAE government can enhance processes, optimize costs, and drive innovation.”
Presently, UAE has four very rapidly-digitizing industry verticals.
Transportation: With Dubai’s Autonomous Transportation Strategy aiming for 25 percent of all trips being autonomous by 2030, autonomous vehicles and mass transit can optimize routes, reduce traffic, and enhance safety.
Energy and Utilities: Utility providers can better manage peak energy demand, monitor facilities and conduct predictive maintenance of assets, and enhance accuracy and speed of repairs.
Healthcare: Healthcare providers can connect doctors, hospitals, patients, and insurance companies to launch secure digital patient records, minimize illness and predict patient treatment, and better track and optimize hospital assets.
Security and Surveillance: Government agencies, education campuses, and sports venues can use real-time CCTV to monitor environments, conduct analytics to enhance safety, and securely store citizen and customer records.
On the back of the recent VMworld Europe, Condo Protego is seeing strong UAE government demand for updated IoT infrastructure management solutions.
Source: Transport and Logistics ME
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