- Major Studies
- Market Assessments
Leaders: Accenture, HCL, IBM, TCS, Wipro
Innovators: Cognizant, Infosys, Tech Mahindra
Disruptors: Capgemini, Coforge, DXC, Intertec
Challengers: Alpha Data, Emitac Enterprise Solutions
Figure 1 from the full report illustrates these categories:
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"GCC companies face unprecedented challenges posed by market disruptions in the region,” said Avasant's Senior Analyst Amrita Keswani. “In the face of that, they need to gauge the potential value that digital transformation can generate. It has become important for these firms to partner with the right service providers, those that understand the challenges on their digital journeys and provide comprehensive services, solutions, and domain expertise."
The report includes recommendations for GCC enterprises to most effectively adopt digital transformation:
Make AI and analytics adoption a fundamental imperative.
Take advantage of initiatives under nationwide artificial intelligence strategies adopted by the GCC nations such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to accelerate AI adoption.
Adopt agile, DataOps, and DevOps approaches, as these are important for successful AI development. They enable enterprises to cross leverage AI point solutions and capabilities developed in each of the business units.
Understand and comply with current laws and prepare for their evolution.
The evolution of the Gulf region's regulatory environment is seen in recent legislation governing commercial businesses, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
Monitor, track, and assess the impact of this legislation and its applicability across various parts of the organization.
Don't build everything in-house, but seek the right technology partners.
Outsourcing/offshoring with a combination of landed resources from Asia and Europe is one of the top strategies being adopted by large GCC corporations.
Governments' efforts have resulted in a vibrant technology ecosystem in the region, giving enterprises excellent choices for in-region service providers.
Organizations should build partnerships to take advantage of service provider expertise, investing in co-innovation and collaboration opportunities in developing capabilities.
Select system integrators with regulatory expertise and relationships with local cloud platform providers.
Favor system integrators with strategic partnerships with cloud platform providers that have established data centers in specific GCC countries.
The right service provider will have governance, risk, and compliance capabilities to adhere to region- and industry-specific regulations, an established cybersecurity practice, adequate skillsets, and end-to-end digital services capabilities.
The full report also features detailed RadarView profiles of the 14 service providers, along with their solutions, offerings, and experience in assisting GCC enterprises in digital transformation.