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Google Cloud signs deal with Kuwait to support digitization drive

07 January 2023

Google Cloud has formed a strategic alliance with Kuwaiti government to support digitisation efforts across the public sector in the country.

Majority of the Gulf states have been considerably investing in digital technologies across the public sector, aiming to improve efficiency, trying to make it easier to access public services online, with an aim to diversify oil-dependent economies.

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Google Cloud, however, is yet to provide a value for the deal with the Kuwaiti government, but said that it would involve digitization of government services, migrating and storing national data securely on the cloud and purchasing a national digital skills programme.

The company also aims to invest in cloud regimen in Kuwait, following its investment in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It also plans to open an office in Qatar, although a specific timeframe for the same is yet to be announced.

International players too are facing stiff competition for developing cloud services in the region. Chinese firms such as Huawei are also vying for lucrative government contracts, that form part of Gulf national economic transformation plans.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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