Sharjah embracing a digital future with Sahab Smart Solutions

The Government of Sharjah has partnered with Sahab Smart Solutions to spearhead the digital transformation journey and shape the emirate’s digitally powered future and execute projects to accelerate the development of its smart city solutions.

Amin Al Zarouni, CEO, Sahab Smart Solutions

This digital transformation of Sharjah is coming not a moment too soon. Even before the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses worldwide were realising that traditional business models were becoming unviable, given the rate of digital disruption. The pandemic just put this scenario on fast-forward mode.

Companies that were able to digitise and pivot are the ones leading the way out of this crisis, grabbing market share, and setting the pace for others. But simply rushing into it is not the answer, says Amin Al Zarouni, CEO, Sahab Smart Solutions. “It is only by investing in the tech, data, processes and people, will companies rise up to speed. They need to take the right decisions and be agile in applying course corrections based on what they learn.”

Sahab is committed to the full digital integration of Sharjah’s public services and works closely with the emirate’s private and public sectors to deliver world-class smart solutions covering a wide range of services such as: AI-powered applications, digital platforms, ICT solutions, data security infrastructures and smart applications for various remote operations and smart governance tools.

The entity ensures that its clients get the full benefits by educating them on the process of digitisation from business and consumer perspectives. Al Zarouni said “At Sahab, we believe that digital transformation should begin with a transformation of the mindset. It is not just about getting access to the technology of tomorrow; it is about having a forward-thinking mindset and company culture. Digitisation is almost entirely ineffectual without the right outlook driving it to take advantage of the exponential benefits of such technological innovation. Today, going digital is the baseline of any company to remain profitable by ensuring it acquires the infrastructure to continue growing technologically.”

Over the course of the past two years, Sahab has enabled and expanded the capabilities of its clients by delivering successful solutions to address a host of challenges.

An on-going project which Sahab was recently entrusted with by the Sharjah government, entails the conception and development of a world-class digital platform for the Sharjah Government, which will bring a wide range of business and public services offered by the emirate on a unified, easily navigable and user-friendly application.

Al Zarouni added: “Sahab offers a comprehensive range of customised solutions and services to secure the IT environment of various government and private sector organisations and business entities. It is also in the process of creating a well-structured data analytics platform that sees the convergence of IoT, Big Data and AI to enable the gathering of data, analyse the inputs, as well as generate reports to enable entities make better decisions for the future.”

Affirming Sahab’s role as one of the key architects who will support the shaping of a positive, fully digital future for Sharjah, Al Zarouni remarked: “We are looking at focusing resources on a strategic plan to enable a fully integrated smart city that will provide the very best services across the board. We intend to deliver user-friendly and seamless solutions, which will cater to every member of our society and economy.”