ICT’s Contribution to Jordan’s Labor Market – Fadi Qutaishat

In addition to my experience at Globitel, an ICT Software company, I am also a board member at Int@j, so I’m no stranger to developments in the technology industry, which are especially relevant to Globitel’s work as a software solutions provider. Therefore, I can tell you with confidence that Jordan is heading towards a digitized lifestyle in a few decades, from E-government to Cloud Computing to the Internet of Things. However, the population’s willingness to embrace and absorb new technologies will set the pace for this digitization.

There are ongoing efforts to digitize government factions by slowly facilitating the transition to digital services and equipping government employees with the skills necessary to provide these digital services. The private sector is working with the government to develop and improve huge projects such as e-government, e-learning and e-health. The transition from the traditional, archaic form of government to a digitized entity will have a positive effect on the quality of services provided.

While the Internet of Things is a relatively new concept, we predict it will take its first form in the healthcare sector. Medical tourism is thriving in Jordan, so it’s imperative for the nation to improve its healthcare services, which is where the Internet of Things will take a stronghold.

Cloud Computing refers to the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than using a local server or a personal computer. Companies are slowly heading in that direction to protect themselves from important data losses. Security issues still pose a significant threat, however, which came into prominence when Sony servers were hacked. Security is always a significant concern whenever we discuss the “cloud,” and that will not slow down anytime soon.

Fruit of Our Labor

The 2007-2011 national ICT strategy increased sector revenues, created 15,000 direct jobs, and created more than 80,000 jobs overall, including direct, indirect and induced. In 2014, the ICT sector accounted for more than 84,000 jobs and contributed to 12% of the GDP. More than 400 companies are active in telecom, IT and video game development, while 600 companies operate in active technologies and 300 companies are in the startup stage.

About the Author

Fadi Qutaishat serves as Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Globitel. In this role, he oversees the Globitel sales team managing the sales strategy, and business development for the company.  Mr. Qutaishat is responsible for positioning Globitel’s growth strategy and cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets through market and customer insight, corporate positioning, branding, and advertising, as well as marketing of products, solutions, and partners.

Mr. Qutaishat brings to his roles nearly 2 decades of solutions-based marketing and extensive sales, sales management and strategy expertise in IT and telecom solutions, and was awarded several trophies in recognition and appreciation of his hard work, and countless results.

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