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Higher data growth rate generated in KSA, UAE and Egypt in 2020 due to pandemic

Higher data growth rate generated in KSA, UAE and Egypt in 2020 due to pandemic

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More data was produced in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt in 2020 after businesses shifted to a remote work system due to the pandemic, a new survey commissioned by Kingston Technology showed.

Based on the results of the survey conducted by ResearchOne Marketing Consultancy, 75% of the respondents, who comprised IT specialists, affirmed that their organisations had shifted to a work-from-home (WFH) set-up last year to help stem the spread of COVID-19.

Around 67% of the interviewees agreed that, as a result of the WFH adoption, the data growth rate witnessed by their companies was faster in 2020 compared to the previous years. They credited the uptick to the increase in email storage during lockdowns.

The data spikes resulted in the need for more efficient and sustainable online storage systems and data centre facilities. To increase efficiency and, in the long run, reduce the ecological footprint, bringing down the energy costs has become one of the priorities of many businesses today – thus leading them to speed up their cloud migration efforts.

About 50 % of companies in Saudi Arabia had begun migrating some of their processes to the cloud during the period, while 25 % in both the UAE and Egypt had taken a similar route.

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