23,800 jobs to open in UAE in next 5 years

Microsoft’s technology ecosystem and cloud services is expected to open 23,800 jobs in the UAE over the next five years, a study by International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed.

Sayed Hashish, regional general manager, Microsoft Gulf said that public and private institutions in the UAE are beginning to realize the importance of digital transformation. In turn, this shift directly and indirectly creates jobs open for jobseekers, reported

“IDC’s report clearly shows that private and public organisations have realised these benefits, and are directly or indirectly creating jobs as they invest in their futures. Microsoft is proud of its record of job creation in the UAE, the wider GCC and beyond,” Hashish said.

In March, Microsoft announced that it would open data centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to provide better service to its users in the UAE.

Moreover, in 2017, the Microsoft ecosystem, or the companies that sell or use Microsoft products, was able to employ 71,250 workers in the UAE.

“Cloud will enable innovative projects that revolve around artificial intelligence (AI), enterprise mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain. It will also create demand for new skill types and expertise in the market. We will begin to see a shift in the job types that will be needed by organizations, with new roles coming in to play,” said Megha Kumar, research director – software & cloud, IDC Middle East, Turkey and Africa.


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