Monday , 18 February 2019

Tag Archives: ICT

Coding drive reaches 1mln people

1,025,971 participants completed courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages The Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation, recorded more than one million participants in the second edition of Saudi Codes, the largest initiative of its kind ever held in the Saudi Arabia, at an event in Riyadh. The courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages were …

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Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data centre markets. According to Gartner, spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data centres. “Despite uncertainty fuelled by recession rumours, Brexit, and trade wars and tariffs, the likely scenario …

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Microsoft Supports 4000 Startups Across The MENA Region

One of Satya Nadella’s vision as Microsoft CEO is to empower every organization and individual to achieve more. One of such’s is empowering startups with microsoft technologies to realise their visions. In Africa, Microsoft is realizing this through the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative. Various programs like the BizSpark program (now Microsoft for Startups) and the recently launched Head Start program support …

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Bahrain targets ICT to become fintech hub

Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon and is now keen to leverage the Kingdom’s telecoms connectivity and IT knowledge pool to become a regional fintech hub, said a top official. Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO of EDB, was addressing …

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Huawei gears up for “Huawei Day Bahrain 2018”

H.E. Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammad, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications will be the guest of honour as Huawei shines spotlight on 5G, Safe Cities and other digital transformation drivers in Bahrain Manama, Bahrain: Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, will be hosting the “Huawei Day Bahrain 2018” on 02 October …

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Bahrain Tech Week to showcase new opportunities for growth

Bahrain’s Cloud First policy estimated to have saved 90% in government ICT infrastructure expenditure since last year’s event Manama, Bahrain: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced that the Kingdom will host Bahrain Tech Week from 28 September to 7 October 2018, bringing together technology experts from government, major private-sector entities and startups to explore how digital innovations can …

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UAE cyberattacks down 48%

There were 155 cyberattacks against UAE websites in the first four months of 2018, down from 297 over the same period last year According to state news agency WAM, this decrease could reflect the success of the “National IT Emergency Response Team” of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in deterring hacking attempts. Cyberattacks during the first four months of the …

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Etisalcom appointed as Huawei’s First Channel Service Partner in Bahrain

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has recognized Etisalcom as its first Channel Service Partner (CSP) in Bahrain. Manama, Bahrain: Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has recognized Etisalcom as its first Channel Service Partner (CSP) in Bahrain. The certification will open doors for Etisalcom to offer vendor-backed services such as design and deployment of Huawei certified solutions …

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7th edition of the Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize in Africa and the Middle East, Prize List 2017

A new feature in this year’s 7th edition was a national phase during which each of Orange’s 17 subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East taking part in the contest studied the projects submitted in their country and appointed local winners. Yesterday Orange (www.Orange.com) announced the winners of the 7th Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize 2017 in Africa and the Middle …

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How CFOs can lead cloud adoption

CFOs know a cloud strategy can bring out positive change in a company, by speeding up digitisation and influencing the organisation’s cost structure and financial strategy. Indeed, cloud computing is a powerful new tool for growth, lowering capital expenditure, reducing IT and business costs, and opening up new market opportunities. However, CFOs often need to convince the board and employees …

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