Technology now plays a major role in the operations of most organizations. Business systems within an organization now rely on technology which has greatly increased the need for competent, trained workers who understand these sometimes complex systems. In 2009 there was a total of over $763 billion dollars spent related to information technology. The official definition of information technology is any technology that helps to produce, manipulate, store, communicate, and disseminate information.
City officials in Dubai are attempting to create an image of the city as one that is progressive and almost futuristic. The ruling parties are attempting to attract information technology firms to the region and many have responded by setting up operational bases within the city. Companies who have come to Dubai include Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, and EMC Corporation. One of the major projects under construction is Dubai’s central business district named Business Bay. Once complete, the district will include an astounding 500 skyscrapers that surround a man made body of water. This construction project will require thousands of information technology professionals to assist in the development and implementation of the business information systems.
The progressive nature of the city is a natural fit for the information technology job market. The outlook of the IT sector for Dubai is expected to remain positive as more and more organizations look to Dubai as a place to do business. For IT professionals seeking opportunities in an exotic location in a fast paced environment, Dubai may be a good fit.