New cloud environment enables digital solutions as a service, in a cloud-based subscription model
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, January 24, 2021 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Go Smart Solutions, a software development company in Saudi Arabia, has selected IBM Cloud to transform its operations. The transition also aims to help Go Smart Solutions’ customers accelerate their digital transformation and expedite their hybrid cloud strategies.
Founded in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Go Smart Solutions serves customers locally as well as in the UAE, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. As part of its transformation strategy, the company recently migrated its production environment to IBM's public cloud to meet its critical need for infrastructure performance and enterprise-grade security, support business growth and provide an enhanced and uninterrupted experience to its customers.
By hosting its production environment on IBM Cloud, Go Smart Solutions is now able to provide its customers with digital solutions as a service with a cloud-based subscription model, enabling businesses to opt for the services they require, as needed.
Increased regulatory and compliance requirements are driving the need for improved security and resiliency as companies continue to shift workloads to the cloud. Through its cloud adoption, Go Smart Solutions now benefits from the industry’s most secure and open cloud platform. The IBM Cloud offers sophisticated encryption capabilities such as “keep your own key” and confidential computing – so that not even IBM can access clients’ data.
“Based on our experience with IBM, the decision to opt for IBM Cloud was an easy one to make,” said Mazen Ajeeb, Managing Partner, Go Smart Solutions. “As as a business, we needed to transform our operations and enhance the experience we deliver to our own customers. IBM Cloud is enabling us to do that and more, while still prioritizing security.”
Today, Go Smart Solutions also benefits from enhanced business continuity and uninterrupted operations. It is also able to rapidly meet its computing resource demands, without having to invest in additional hardware or physical infrastructure. IBM Cloud also offers access to higher value technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).
“Companies of all sizes and industries are in their digital transformation journey. The pandemic accelerated these journeys and what we would see happening in five to six years will now happen in less than two,” said Hossam Seif El-Din, General Manager, IBM Middle East and Pakistan. “Through IBM Cloud, Go Smart Solutions is able to reshape its operations to differentiate itself from the competition and serve its customers and their agendas in a fast, uninterrupted and secure manner.”