13 Jan Kuwait government forms strategic alliance with Google Cloud
The Kuwaiti government has formed a strategic alliance with Google Cloud to support its digitisation efforts in the public sector.
The agreement, the value of which is currently unknown, will encompass digitising government services, migrating and storing national data securely on the cloud and setting up a national digital skills programme, according to the online company.
As the Gulf states look to diversify their oil-dependent economies, they are heavily investing in digital technology to boost efficiency and make public services easier to access online.
As part of the Gulf national economic transformation plans, Google Cloud is also looking to invest in a cloud region in Kuwait. This would be the third such region in the Middle East for the company, who already has Qatar and Saudi Arabia covered. It also said it had plans to open a physical office, though gave no details on timelines for this.