According to Accenture’s latest research in collaboration with Microsoft, a major transformation is unfolding across the Middle East, with enterprises investing in digital technologies and next-generation networks. These new technologies hold huge promise for supercharging business outcomes—but only if they are harnessed in the right way.
End-to-end digital transformation will come about through the convergence of 5G and key technologies: Cloud, Edge computing, AI, and IoT. To realize the full benefits of advances in network connectivity and digital technologies, companies will not only have to invest in a suite of new convergent technology solutions. They will also need to carry out organizational and cultural change, elevate the next-gen connectivity and technology agenda on the C-suite radar, and develop the internal skills needed to put these solutions at the base of innovation and company growth.
This will not be easy, and companies may have concerns over the complexity of associated technology integration, extracting return on investment, and choosing the appropriate partner ecosystem and platform for solutioning. But it is possible to rise above these challenges. In our new research, in collaboration with Microsoft, we have identified a group of leading companies called Tech Leaders who point a way for others seeking to take advantage of the game-changing convergence opportunity.
The trail being blazed by Tech Leaders offers a beacon for others looking to light their own path to transformation and innovation. In this report, we explore the outlook and impact of 5G and converging technologies across the Middle East–examining detailed use cases from multiple industries—to illustrate how enterprises can prepare for the far-reaching shifts that technology convergence will unleash.