MUSCAT: A four-day nationwide road show showcasing the benefits and advancements in cloud services and applications began at Intercontinental Muscat on Monday.

Titled, ‘Huawei IT Road Show’, the event is being organised in collaboration with representatives from the government and private sectors, including experts from the telecommunications industry, large enterprises, academia and IT system integrators.

Speaking about the event, Tony Luo, general manager, Huawei Oman said, “Oman and other GCC countries are entering into a new era of in-depth integration of the digital and physical worlds, with cloud computing driving the restructuring of many industries.

“One of our priorities today is to help these industries make IT simple and to make their business more agile. By working together with organisations from across the sultanate, we pledge to help government, corporate and Telco partners to capitalise on new opportunities and strengthen their competitive advantage through cloud-based ICT solutions.”

One of the highlights of the road show will be a Huawei Demo Truck which will showcase a range of IT products by the company. The truck will give visitors the opportunity to experience the latest innovations in data centre solutions, virtual servers and desktops, storage, plus a wide range of vertical industry solutions. Huawei experts will also offer guidance on how new cloud-based IT solutions can be applied in various sectors, particularly in the fields of telecommunications, education, oil and gas, healthcare, and banking and finance.

“New digital security and backup mandates are spurring the demand for more advanced cloud solutions, such as resource centralisation, ease of access to company files, and deeper analysis of digital records,” said Luo.

“There is a steady increase in the number of organisations in Oman leveraging understanding of cloud services, although many have yet to fully maximise its potential to impact the bottom line,” he added.