The UAE drives $35bn Internet of Things market in 2019

December 5, 2018 12:45 pm


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 announced today.

As more organizations connect people, processes, and things together for real-time analytics, the UAE’s IoT market is set to top $35 billion in 2019, nearly tripling over the past five years, according to a  recent report  by MicroMarket Monitor.

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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.

“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,”  said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO, Condo Protego . “With IoT platforms that can integrate information management, storage, and security, the UAE government can enhance processes, optimize costs, and drive innovation.”

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UAE’s Four Most 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.

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 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 the updated IoT infrastructure management solution the VMware Pulse IoT Center 2.0, and the Dell Technologies IoT Solution for Surveillance.

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