Our focus sector
DSO specifically focuses on those companies operating in the hi-tech sector including the following industries:
- Mobile Technologies
- Data Centre
- Arabization / Localization Technologies
- Software / Software-As-A-Service (SAAS)
Mobile technology is one of the leading technology sectors in today’s ICT world. With both hardware manufacturers and vendors all competing by releasing the latest gadgets from multi-touch screens to blazing fast chipsets to hybrid models. Mobile applications are proving to be the ‘go to market’ for many ICT companies all releasing different variations for their apps in addition to mobile enterprise solutions that are tailored to the corporate sector.
This fast-developing and lucrative sector has shown the strongest growth in numbers and in the shortest period of time so no wonder the world’s millionaires are emerging from this viral part of the industry. Google, Facebook and LinkedIn are just some well known examples of internet companies that have become household names.
Cloud computing has become a buzz word with almost every ICT company striving to move to the cloud. Many innovative solutions are being built or moved online to become more reliable and sustain a more robust business model with the slashing of in-house IT costs and hosting entire infrastructures on the cloud. With the cloud becoming the de-facto standard in some parts of the ICT world it has created a demand to provide more diverse offerings in terms of services. This approach has fashioned a drive to utilize virtualization technologies to the extreme and consequently enjoy a greater ROI on the same piece of equipment.
Not a sector per se but nevertheless a vital ingredient to the region’s development. Most applications and solutions are unfortunately not tailored to an untapped region of 330 million speaking the same language. This is in addition to the opportunities spanning across all sectors of the ICT industry for home-grown local innovation which we see as huge business potential.
Software / Software-As-A-Service (SAAS)
Software is integral to technology development and implementation with many of today’s solutions providing online options otherwise known as software-as-a-service. Leveraging new technologies such as cloud computing in addition to legacy enterprise software means this sector is key to the whole technology market.
The legacy of Dubai Silicon Oasis originates from the semiconductor sector which has dramatically grown both regionally and internationally. In particular, the semiconductor market in the Middle East is flourishing with a variety of mergers and acquisitions. Dubai Silicon Oasis proudly hosts the region’s leading chip design centre Dubai Circuit Design in addition to several other companies in this field.