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MEEZA Takes ‘The reality of the cloud services In Qatar’ to regional levels

MEEZA , the leading IT services and solutions provider in Qatar, has showcased the success of their recently launched services tailor-made for Commercial Bank of Qatar clients, during the region’s premiere cloud services event in Abu Dhabi. The bank’s customers will be able to access a full portfolio of localized Cloud applications, including Payroll, E-mail, Document Management, and Web Hosting solutions. …

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ESCWA Launches Report on Information Society in Western Asia

Beirut, 02 April 2012 (UN Information Service) The number of Internet users in the region has increased in a manner that enriched the digital content and improved cultural and linguistic diversity on the Internet. This resulted from the liberalization of telecommunications markets, which in turn stimulates investments to increase integration with regional and global communication networks and promotes the process …

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ictQATAR Hosts Conference on Information Security and Risks for the Financial Sector

  Cyber Security Experts Gather to Discuss New Challenges in Banking, Payment Systems and Finance Financial institutions in Qatar and around the world have always been the target of a variety of criminal and fraudulent activities, and in today’s digital age, cyber-attacks are a regular threat. The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR), through its Qatar Computer Emergency …

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ICT uptake continues to accelerate across the Arab region

New figures released by the International Telecommunications Union show that information and communication technology (ICT) uptake continues to accelerate across the Arab region. But ITU underlines the need for more effort to be put into rolling out broadband infrastructure to meet burgeoning demand from a young, tech-savvy population. Data from ITU’s ICT Adoption and Prospects in the Arab Region 2012 …

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World Bank Announces Broadband Connectivity Initiative for Middle East and North Africa

The World Bank launched a regional initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by bringing utilities’ fiber optic networks into broadband use. The Bank also announced a new focus on citizen participation in the creation of information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions to development problems, building on the success of the Cairo WaterHackathon. …

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Egypt: Country Takes Part in Doha Arab Summit

Egypt will take part on 6/3/2012 in the Doha summit which is organized by Arab communication ministers council in cooperation with International Tele-communication Union (ITU).   Egypt is to be represented by Communications and IT Minister Dr. Mohamed Salem.   The summit is aimed at activating the role of the tele-communication in overcoming poverty and creating job opportunities for Arab …

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New network brings together PhD students in Africa and Europe

A project to establish a unique network for doctoral students and early career researchers in African and European countries was launched today by the Association of Commonwealth Universities at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar.

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The Southern African ICT for Education Summit 2012

www.africanbrains.net/edusa AfricanBrains is proud to announce the launch of The Southern African ICT for Education Summit 2012, to be held 26-27 January 2012, Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe AfricanBrains organised and completed the African Education Summit 2011 in Morocco, which represented the start of a long-term commitment to bring the public sector and educational institutions together with private and …

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Arabic content losing out to English in Middle East

An electronic exodus of Middle East youth to English internet websites in search of news and entertainment content may be contributing to a decline in the use of Arabic mother-tongue languages across the region.

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MIDDLE EAST: Online education is vital for the region

With economic imperatives rising and the demand for a more skilled workforce, now is the time for expansion of online higher education courses in the Middle East. However, there are still some challenges and perceptions to overcome. What is it about the present and future of the Middle East that creates a specific need for online education? I would argue …

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