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TechGirls: Empowering Girls in the Middle East and North Africa through Technology

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the inaugural group of TechGirls – an initiative that brings 25 teenage girls from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen to the United States – will arrive June 25 in New York City for a three-week exchange. As part of U.S. …

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BT simplifies big data and security challenges in the Middle East with new visualisation service

  Launch of Assure Analytics helps businesses see and understand their resources and risks BT today launched Assure Analytics – a ground-breaking new security data analysis service which helps organisations collect, arrange and evaluate big data sets, presenting them in visually insightful ways which can improve decision-making. It enables businesses to make informed, split-second decisions and develop effective long-term policies …

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IDG Connect Research Shows 44% of Future Tablet Buyers Intend to Invest in Android Devices Compared to the 27% who Favour the iPad

New study reveals a global shift towards Android tablet adoption amongst IT and business professionals, along with substantial work usage in this community IDG Connect’s study of 3124 worldwide IT and business professionals demonstrates a startling move away from iPads, especially in developing regions. Results show that 71% of respondents own a tablet, 51% of these have an iPad, but …

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ATPS Executive Director named the Technology Executive of the Year at the Africa Technology Awards 2012

We are pleased to announce that the ATPS Executive Director, Prof. Kevin Chika Urama, has received an award as the Technology Executive of the Year 2012! He was one of three Executives nominated for the award by the United States based Africa Technology Awards (ATA) – http://www.africatechnologyawards.com/. The 2012 Africa Technology Awards also recognised: Eskom ( http://www.eskom.co.za/live/index.php ) as the Winner of the …

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Facebook opens first Middle East and North Africa office

Facebook announced today the opening of its first Middle East and North Africa sales office. Based in Dubai, Facebook’s MENA team will work with brands across the region to help them harness the power of the world’s largest social network. At a media launch event, Joanna Shields, Facebook’s Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, welcomed …

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Works Under Way in MENA Submarine Cable System

Khaled Bichara, CEO of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding SAE (OTMT) stated that works are under way in MENA Cables Submarine cable project, as all marine construction works have been completed and the landing stations and network operating centre (NOC) are now fully operational. The telecom company obtained most of the official approvals to lay the terrestrial section of …

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Beirut to host 2012 Levant Region Trade & Export Finance Conference

Committed to spreading awareness about the latest ways to manage energy in the world, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, launched an e-learning website under the name Energy University to provide the latest information and best practices training courses for energy efficiency. In addition to learning new ideas and innovative ways to conserve energy and achieve overall well-being …

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IMImobile’s DaVinci Content Management System recognised for delivering outstanding results to MTN Group

IMImobile, a global mobile data technology infrastructure and solutions provider to telecom operators, media companies and enterprises, today announced that it has won ‘Multimedia Content Management Solution of the Year’ at the Cloud Africa Awards, hosted in Johannesburg last night. IMImobile’s DaVinci Content Management System (CMS) powers MTN’s mobile content service – ‘MTN Play’ – across 19 countries in Africa …

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H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel inaugurates GITEX Saudi Arabia

Over 250 local and international exhibitors from 16 countries participating in four-day event H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology, yesterday (May 22, 2012) inaugurated GITEX Saudi Arabia 2012, a premier business-to-business networking event and leading consumer ICT showcase being held from May 21 to 24, 2012, at the Riyadh International Convention and …

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Cellcrypt Secures Conference Calls on Mobile Phones

Rapidly deployed solution to protect executives from mobile phone interception when using in-house conference calling Cellcrypt (www.cellcrypt.com), the leading provider of encrypted mobile phone voice calling, today announced a solution for encrypting the voice calls of executives who dial in to in-house conference calls from mobile phones.   Organizations depend on conference calls to run their daily operations. However, they …

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