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UAE Ministry of Community Development partners with Microsoft to protect against advanced cyberthreats

Ministry looks to its digital perimeter and forms new security posture to defend against endpoint attacks, advanced threats, fileless attacks and zero-day exploits. The UAE’s Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) today teamed up with Microsoft to better secure its digital assets and protect against cyber-attacks. The ministry will adopt Microsoft’s Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to protect its digital perimeter …

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Microsoft’s AI Business School Expands Investments to Cover Government and Education Sectors

Microsoft has rolled out a new release of its AI Business School, as part of its efforts to empower governments, businesses decision-makers and education leaders in their digital transformation journeys. “AI has come into mainstream today, and it’s changing how work is done across all sectors and industries. This calls for everyone to skill, upskill and reskill their capabilities in …

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Microsoft research reveals regional organisations’ 2019 ‘manifesto’ on digital transformation

Three in four Middle East entities that have yet to migrate to a third-party cloud service to make such a move in 2019 We are now seeing the clearest indication yet of the regional business community’s ambitions and intentions with regards to digital transformation,’ says Microsoft Gulf’s Chief Operating and Marketing Officer Dubai: Almost three in four Middle East organisations …

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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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The Kindergarten Starters school leads the way with Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) programme

School hosts ceremony in recognition of its 129 teachers certified as MIE Experts – the highest number for a single institution in the region School’s principal becomes first and only certified MIE principal in Middle East Dubai: The Kindergarten Starters (KGS), part of GEMS Education, has today been recognised for its high number of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEEs), with …

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Microsoft joins MENA Innovation Summit this year in Egypt

“Digitisation of classrooms is key to creating the world of tomorrow” Cairo, Egypt – 19 July, 2018 – As part of its mission to empower students and educators around the globe through technology, Microsoft is participating in the 2018 MENA Innovation Summit, taking place in Cairo, Egypt, from July 29 – 31. The Forum will bring together ministers, senior government …

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Microsoft is designated driver of the tech world

Quarterly results show the company earned $7.4bln, an increase of 35% over the same period last year. By Robert Cyran, Reuters News NEW YORK, (Reuters Breakingviews) – If the tech sector is in perpetual party mode, Microsoft is its designated driver. The software giant is vying with retailer Amazon to be the planet’s second-biggest firm by market capitalization, at nearly …

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Is Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 starting to take shape?

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believes young people in Saudi Arabia are key to the country achieving its Vision 2030 reform plan. The reforms put in place earlier this year by the oil-rich kingdom appear to be taking hold, if we are to go by two major economic announcements this week. The first was the Saudi Arabian central bank’s announcement that …

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Microsoft brings cloud power to non-profits in UAE

    Company to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next three years to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide Microsoft increases its cloud offering to NGOs by adding Microsoft Azure to the suite As part of its Microsoft Philanthropies division and its ‘Modern Non-profit’ campaign, Microsoft has announced that it will be making Microsoft Azure available toeligible …

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Microsoft Encourages Middle East and Africa enterprises to Embrace Digital Transformation

Digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) are predicted to add US$14 trillion to the world’s 20 largest economies by 2030. That’s one fifth of the current world GDP. However, many enterprises in the Middle East and Africa are held back from fully realising digital transformation because of a lack of a clear digital strategy and robust IT policy, …

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