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HP powerhouse portfolio designed for the next generation

July 5, 2020

HP has unveiled new Omen hardware and accessories updates to Omen Command Centre and introduced the first 16 Pavilion Gaming laptop all designed for today s gamer to play their best while pushing the ... View more

Bridgestone teams up with Microsoft for tyre damage detection system

July 4, 2020

Bridgestone one of the world s largest tyre and rubber manufacturers is collaborating with Microsoft to develop a world-first monitoring system for detecting tyre damage issues in real-time. These iss... View more

Dell introduces industrial touchscreen displays

June 30, 2020

Dell Technologies has announced the addition of faytech touch screens to support its portfolio of dedicated OEM | Embedded & Edge (OE&E) products designed specifically for companies operating in chall... View more

Microsoft announces strategic change in retail ops

June 28, 2020

Microsoft Corp recently announced a strategic change in its retail operations including closing Microsoft Store physical locations while its retail team members work remotely and at Microsoft corporat... View more

Dell brings IT Infrastructure, cloud to edge environments

June 24, 2020

Dell Technologies a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has announced two new VxRail systems including the first ruggedized VxRail model and introduction of AMD EPYC processors bringing the ... View more

Microsoft unveils new tech programme for Emirati students

June 23, 2020

Microsoft has announced the launch of Tomoh a unique programme designed to empower Emiratis to pursue careers in technology in bid to help accelerate employability and skills among the UAE nationals. ... View more

Azizi ropes in Toshiba elevators for Dubai Riviera project

June 23, 2020

Azizi Developments a leading private developer in the UAE has signed up Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation the Japanese makers of the world s fastest elevator to supply and install all ... View more

Oman ties up with Microsoft to upskill youth in new tech

June 16, 2020

Oman s National Youth Commission (NYC) today announced its collaboration with Microsoft to upskill the country s youth in emerging technologies. As part of NYC s Youth Tech Bootcamp students and worki... View more

Dell unveils range of AI-based business PCs

June 11, 2020

Dell Technologies has unveiled the world s most intelligent and AI-based secure business PCs across its award-winning Latitude Precision and OptiPlex portfolios to make work more efficient and safe no... View more

Cloud Box Technologies achieves Dell Platinum Partner status

June 2, 2020

Cloud Box Technologies (CBT) one of the leading IT Infrastructure Solution providers in the Middle East announced that it has achieved the prestigious Platinum Solution Provider status within the Dell... View more

Microsoft, Workday partner for business cloud

May 28, 2020

Microsoft and Workday a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications have announced a strategic partnership prioritizing enterprise planning in the cloud and expanding the business solutions for ... View more

Dell Technologies Cloud and Google Cloud launch hybrid storage solution

May 21, 2020

Dell Technologies and Google Cloud launch Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud to help organisations control exponential data and application growth and ease the flow of files across their p... View more

Microsoft announces new supercomputer at Build Conference

May 20, 2020

Microsoft announced a powerful set of new tools at Build the company s ultimate developers conference taking place virtually from May 19-20. The two-day virtual event aims to provide the developer com... View more

IDC, Microsoft host digital event

May 19, 2020

IDC and Microsoft have hosted an exclusive webinar featuring industry experts to discuss business continuity and its challenges as organisations in the region and around the world maintain the remote ... View more

Sony, Microsoft partner for smart camera solutions

May 19, 2020

Sony Semiconductor Solutions (Sony) and Microsoft Corp have announced they are partnering to create solutions that make AI-powered smart cameras and video analytics easier to access and deploy for the... View more

FedEx, Microsoft join forces to transform commerce

May 19, 2020

FedEx Corp and Microsoft Corp have partnered for a new multiyear collaboration to help transform commerce by combining the global digital and logistics network of FedEx with the power of Microsoft s i... View more

Microsoft launches app for return-to-work planning

May 18, 2020

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and Microsoft Corp have joined forces to launch ProtectWell an innovative return-to-workplace protocol that enables employers to bring employees back to work in a safer enviro... View more

Dell EMC breaks ground in storage infrastructure

May 11, 2020

Dell Technologies the leader in enterprise storage announces Dell EMC PowerStore a modern infrastructure platform built from the ground up with superior technology and expertise to address the challen... View more

Cloud drives Microsoft quarterly revenue to $35bn

May 4, 2020

Microsoft Corp has posted a revenue of 35 billion for the quarter ending March driven by Commercial Cloud and marking a year-on-year growth of 15 per cent. Operating income was 13 billion and increase... View more

Zayed Higher Organisation, Microsoft to accelerate remote learning

April 30, 2020

Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO) on Thursday signed an agreement with Microsoft to enhance its remote learning initiative and ensure continuity in education the development ... View more

Microsoft, Coca-Cola sign 5-year business software deal

April 28, 2020

Microsoft Corp said on Monday that it has signed a five-year agreement with the Coca-Cola Company to standardize its business operations on Microsoft s cloud and deliver new digital experiences to eng... View more

Xerox to make hospital-grade hand sanitizer

April 22, 2020

Xerox Holdings Corporation is leveraging its manufacturing capabilities and in-house materials expertise to produce 140 000 gallons of hand sanitizer by June 2020 an initiative focused on helping to s... View more

Microsoft, BlackRock form strategic partnership

April 8, 2020

BlackRock and Microsoft Corp. have formed a strategic partnership to host BlackRock s Aladdin infrastructure on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The partnership brings enhanced capabilities to Blac... View more

Microsoft, partners to unlock new 5G scenarios

April 6, 2020

Microsoft has announced that it has partnered with carriers and technology partners around the world to combine the power of cloud and 5G and bring Azure Edge Zones. The move will enable new scenarios... View more

Microsoft partners with the industry to unlock new 5G scenarios

April 5, 2020

Microsoft has partnered with carriers and technology partners around the world to combine the power of cloud and 5G and bring Azure Edge Zones. The move will enable new scenarios for developers custom... View more

Microsoft to launch new personal, family subscriptions

April 1, 2020

Microsoft has announced the evolution of its Office 365 offerings for consumers into Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions with addition of new experiences. The move is part of the company s... View more

Microsoft sees 70pc surge in Skype usage

April 1, 2020

Microsoft said that the number of people using its Skype video calling system has surged by 70 per cent in a month to 40 million people using it daily as more people stay home due to the coronavirus o... View more

Xerox calls off plan to acquire HP amid virus crisis

April 1, 2020

Xerox Holdings Corporation said that the current global health crisis and resulting macroeconomic and market turmoil caused by Covid-19 have created an environment that is not conducive to it to conti... View more

KOTC ropes in Microsoft for remote working platforms

March 26, 2020

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has announced that it will implement remote working solutions by leveraging modern and secure platforms such as Microsoft 365 including Microsoft Teams. The move will ... View more

BenQ encourages healthy and engaging elearning

March 24, 2020

BenQ a world leader in interactive panels and DLP projectors supports healthy learning environments both at home and in classroom with germ-resistant interactive flat panels Android-based smart projec... View more

Wipro launches new Microsoft business unit

March 21, 2020

Wipro Limited a leading global information technology consulting and business process services company has announced the launch of its new Microsoft Business Unit. This initiative is an outcome of Wip... View more

Microsoft launches FastTrack for Azure in UAE

March 19, 2020

Microsoft today announced its FastTrack for Azure programme that will enable enterprises across the UAE to further accelerate their digital transformation journeys by migrating to the cloud. We re exc... View more

Microsoft launches social entrepreneurship drive

February 25, 2020

Microsoft has announced a new Global Social Entrepreneurship Program to offer qualified startups access to technology education customer network and grants. The program available across 140 countries ... View more

Etisalat, Microsoft partner for nextgen telecoms

February 4, 2020

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has signed a multi-year partnership with Microsoft to drive public cloud first strategy through a digital transformation programme enabling AI-powered 5G and edge comp... View more

Acer announces new product range

February 2, 2020

Acer has announced a new line-up of products targeting the education sector. Acer debuted its new 12-inch Chromebook the Acer Chromebook 712 features a premium and durable design a 12-inch display wit... View more

Hub71 launches region’s first Microsoft Reactor

January 20, 2020

Hub71 a tech ecosystem in Abu Dhabi has launched the region s first Microsoft Reactor program as it further expanded its ecosystemto35 innovative startups with the announcement of 17 winners of the Hu... View more

Microsoft commits to becoming carbon negative by 2030

January 20, 2020

Microsoft a leading technology company recently announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove its carbon footprint. By 2030 the technology giant will be carbon negative an... View more

Microsoft in drive to erase its entire carbon footprint

January 17, 2020

Microsoft said on Thursday it will be carbon negative by 2030 and has pledged to remove from the environment by 2050 all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption... View more

Microsoft highlights AI solutions at Digital Next

December 9, 2019

Microsoft showcased a broad range of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the public sector at the first edition of Abu Dhabi Digital Authority s (ADDA) government-focused technolog... View more

Microsoft showcases technological innovations for energy sector

November 14, 2019

Microsoft a leading technology company has concluded its participation at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (Adipec) 2019 where it demonstrated a range of technological inn... View more

Gulf Bridge International joins hands with Microsoft

November 5, 2019

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) a global cloud connectivity and content enabler said it has signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft to providing secure connectivity to its Azure ExpressRoute sup... View more

Etihad adopts Microsoft Office 365 to build modern workplace

November 5, 2019

Microsoft today announced that Etihad Airways the national airline of the UAE has adopted Office 365 to boost collaboration and scale productivity which will further empower its employees to achieve m... View more

HP hosts event to raise counterfeit awareness in Saudi

October 28, 2019

HP recently hosted an event in Riyadh Saudi Arabia to help raise awareness of counterfeit and fraudulent activity in the region. Attendees from private & public sectors gathered to learn about the thr... View more

CBD adopts Microsoft Cloud to spur digitization

October 15, 2019

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) one of the leading banks in the UAE has partnered with Microsoft for the deployment of mission critical workloads on Azure Cloud aligned with the cloud strategy. The ann... View more

Microsoft to showcase intelligent cloud at Gitex

September 29, 2019

Microsoft will showcase a series of technological innovations intelligent cloud at the 39th Gitex Technology Week taking place under the theme Trust Innovation and Impact from October 6 to 10 in Dubai... View more

Jumbo Electronics joins forces with Microsoft

September 10, 2019

Dubai-based Jumbo Electronics has announced that it has selected Microsoft s Dynamics 365 as a cornerstone of its digital transformation journey. Jumbo s customers expect a premium experience and we h... View more

Toshiba Gulf announces new 16TB hard drives

September 3, 2019

Toshiba Gulf a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation has announced the addition of new 16TB helium-sealed hard drives models to both the N300 and X300 Series. The 16TB models offer 14 per cen... View more

Citrix launches Desktop as a Service for Microsoft

August 21, 2019

Citrix Systems a global software firm has launched Citrix Managed Desktops a cloud-hosted offering that enables organizations to provision Windows-based applications and desktops from the cloud to any... View more

Samsung, Microsoft expand strategic partnership

August 14, 2019

Samsung Electronics has announced the next step in its long-term strategic partnership with Microsoft to bring seamless productivity experiences across devices applications and services. Starting with... View more

Samsung, Microsoft partner to bridge Android and Windows

August 9, 2019

Samsung Electronics has announced the next step in its long-term strategic partnership with Microsoft to bring seamless productivity experiences across devices applications and services. Starting with... View more

BenQ announces new campus broadcast system

August 4, 2019

BenQ an internationally renowned provider of professional display solutions has announced the release of X-Sign Broadcast a new interactive flat panel (IFP) based Campus Broadcast System. X-Sign Broad... View more

Microsoft, Publicis launch digital trade finance bank

July 31, 2019

Publicis Sapient the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe and Microsoft have partnered supporting the launch of the world s first end to end digital trade bank Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank.... View more

Xerox launches new series of compact multifunction printers

July 29, 2019

Xerox a global business services technology and document management company has launched a new series of three affordable print devices designed to enhance small office mobility without compromising i... View more

Microsoft partners with Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

July 25, 2019

Microsoft a leading technology company said it has entered into a new partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) and the National Geographic Society (NGS) to empower businesses and indivi... View more

Microsoft to broaden support to partners

July 16, 2019

Microsoft has recently announced new investments in technologies and programs designed to support its partner ecosystem. The investments are aimed at helping optimize Microsoft s partner engagement fo... View more

Dubai non-oil sector sees sharp rise in activity

July 11, 2019

Dubai s non-oil private sector in continued to post a marked expansion of total business activity in June with the rate of growth accelerating further to a new high since the Emirates NBD Dubai Econom... View more

Etisalat Digital, Microsoft partner for cloud solutions

July 4, 2019

Etisalat Digital is collaborating with Microsoft as its strategic partner in the UAE to provide government entities large enterprises and SMEs with digital solutions and enable transformation based on... View more

UAE non-oil sector sees sharp rise in new orders

July 3, 2019

The UAE non-oil private sector maintained a positive performance at the end of the second quarter of the year with sharp increases in output and new orders while business confidence remained strong sa... View more

Bahrain's IGA renews partnership deal with Microsoft

June 22, 2019

Bahrain s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) has renewed its partnership with Microsoft to implement a number of initiatives within the Cloud First Policy an initiative designed to accelerate d... View more

Microsoft launches cloud datacenter regions in UAE

June 19, 2019

Microsoft has launched two new cloud datacenter regions in the UAE empowering customers and partners to embrace the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and achieve more. The new cloud regions... View more

Sony, Microsoft partner on gaming, AI solutions

May 20, 2019

Sony Corporation and Microsoft Corp. said that the two companies have entered into a partnership to explore new innovations to enhance customer experiences in their direct-to-consumer entertainment pl... View more

iGA signs MoU with Microsoft and Thinksmart

May 15, 2019

Bahrain s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft and ICT training provider - Thinksmart to upskill government employees for meeting the... View more

Microsoft highlights intelligent cloud at SPE workshop

May 7, 2019

Microsoft demonstrated the power and benefits of the intelligent cloud to the regional oil and gas industry as bronze sponsor of a recently-held Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) workshop in Kuwait... View more

Abu Dhabi Ports, Dell to develop tech-based maritme solutions

May 6, 2019

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dell Technologies that will see the organisations combine their expertise in maritime and IT to develop technology-based concepts so... View more

UAE sees sharp improvement in business activities

May 5, 2019

The UAE saw a sharp monthly improvement in business conditions in April one of the greatest since December 2017 said a survey. The headline seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD UAE Purchasing Managers Ind... View more

Microsoft Cloud drives Q1 revenue to $30.6bn

April 26, 2019

Microsoft Corp. has posted a revenue of 30.6 billion for the first quarter (Q1) of the year marking an increase of 14 per cent over the corresponding period of 2018. Operating income was 10.3 billion ... View more

Sharp rise in Mena corporates connecting to SWIFT

April 22, 2019

SWIFT the world s leading provider of secure financial messaging services said that its corporate treasury user community in the Mena region grew by more than 30 per cent in 2018. The ambition for 201... View more

Xerox showcases new printing tech at Dubai expo

April 15, 2019

Xerox Corporation is showcasing its new printing technologies and demonstrating its workflow and colour management software at the ongoing Gulf Print and Pack exhibition being held in Dubai UAE. The e... View more

Smart Dubai, Microsoft sign cloud deal

April 14, 2019

Smart Dubai has announced a landmark collaboration with Microsoft in its bid to achieve the goal of making Dubai the happiest city on Earth. It aims to accelerate digital transformation across the emi... View more

Xerox showcases latest tech at Riyadh workshop

April 10, 2019

Xerox recently hosted an interactive workshop in Riyadh Saudi Arabia educating its customers about how the company s latest production technology and personalization solutions can meet current experie... View more

Microsoft signs MoUs to strengthen Oman’s technology skill base

March 19, 2019

Microsoft a leading technology company recently signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with two organisations dedicated to strengthening Oman s technology skill base and entrepreneurial spirit at C... View more

Microsoft showcases AI innovations at Comex

March 17, 2019

Microsoft today (March 17) demonstrated its industry-leading AI innovations at the Comex 2019 the 29th edition of Oman s premier annual ICT trade show at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in M... View more

Microsoft unveils three new Surface devices

February 25, 2019

Microsoft has introduced the raw power and versatility of the next generation of Surface devices to the Gulf markets launching three exciting products to cover the widest array of use cases yet. The n... View more

ExxonMobil, Microsoft partner for use of cloud tech

February 24, 2019

ExxonMobil the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company said that a new partnership with Microsoft will make its Permian Basin operations the largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use c... View more

Dell EMC names general manager for Gulf

February 10, 2019

Dell EMC a part of Dell Technologies has announced that Havier Haddad has been appointed as the general manager for the Gulf region which includes Kuwait Qatar Oman and Bahrain. In his new role Haddad... View more

Toshiba Carrier identifies Solstice N41 potential: Honeywell

February 4, 2019

Honeywell has announced that Toshiba Carrier has identified the potential of Solstice N41 (R-466A) as an alternative to R-410A the heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry s current st... View more

Etihad, Microsoft to launch region’s first AI academy

January 30, 2019

UAE s Etihad Airways has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to launch the first in-house AI academy in the region which will revolutionise the way the airline serves its customers by ups... View more

Etihad, Microsoft partner to launch region’s first AI academy

January 30, 2019

UAE s Etihad Airways has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to launch the first in-house AI academy in the region which will revolutionise the way the airline serves its customers by ups... View more

Kuwait airport drives digital transformation with Microsoft Azure

January 23, 2019

Kuwait International Airport has announced that it has adopted Microsoft Azure cloud solutions to streamline the airport s operations. The move enables the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)... View more

Konica Minolta to showcase innovative solutions at Dubai expo

January 23, 2019

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East a leader in office equipment and workflow business solutions will showcase its integrated offerings for the commercial and packaging industry at the Gulf ... View more

LG to employ Microsoft Azure in AI-driven vehicle strategy

January 9, 2019

LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft entered into a memorandum of understanding to enhance and further grow LG s autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business. Under the terms of the partnership LG... View more

BenQ launches G-SR Red special edition mousepad

December 26, 2018

Leading Taiwanese company BenQ s e-sports brand Zowie said it has launched the G-SR Red Special Edition mousepad in the Middle East region. G-SR-SE Red is the updated version of G-SR-SE Blue mousepad ... View more

Microsoft launches ‘Make Your Wish’ initiative

December 25, 2018

Microsoft today (December 25) launched the Make your Wish campaign across the Middle East. The initiative calls on individuals and organisations of all sizes in the region to share their ideas about t... View more

ADSSSA, Microsoft host ‘AI Hackfest’

December 17, 2018

The Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) recently hosted its inaugural Hackfest in partnership with Microsoft a media report said. The four-day event brought together government d... View more

Microsoft showcases cloud, AI latest solutions at Kuwait forum

December 10, 2018

Microsoft a leading technology company showcased its latest solutions at the recently concluded 6th E-Government Forum which was held in Kuwait. The company demonstrated the power of its cloud and art... View more

Microsoft solutions to create 5,600 jobs in Bahrain by 2022

December 2, 2018

Microsoft s technology ecosystem and the growing popularity of cloud services will create more than 5 600 jobs in Bahrain by the end of 2022 according to new research by the International Data Corpora... View more

Microsoft demonstrates power of AI, cloud at Adipec

November 13, 2018

Microsoft has demonstrated the power of digital transformation to the region s oil and gas industry as the company participated in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adip... View more

Noor Bank to step up digital ops with Microsoft

November 4, 2018

Noor Bank a leading Shari a-compliant bank in the UAE has partnered with Microsoft aiming to drive digital transformation within the bank s operations. In response to an increasing demand from millenn... View more

Sharp rise in alumina price hits Alba Q3 profits

October 28, 2018

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) generated a net income of BD14.3 million ( 38 million) in the third quarter of 2018 versus BD25.8 million ( 68.5 million) for the same period in 2017 down by 44 per cent due t... View more

Microsoft cloud powers record $8.8bn Q1 income

October 25, 2018

Microsoft Corp has announced net income of 8.8 billion for the first fiscal quarter (Q1) ended September 30 marking a surge of 34 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year. ... View more

Enoc, Microsoft plan AI-powered service station

October 18, 2018

Enoc Group (Emirates National Oil Company) wholly owned by the Government of Dubai has partnered with Microsoft to design and develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered service station. The memor... View more

Du, Microsoft in AI tie-up to optimise operations

October 16, 2018

UAE-based telecomm provider du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company has partnered with Microsoft on an artificial intelligence programme designed to empower employees engage customers o... View more

Dubai Airports migrates to Microsoft Azure Cloud platform

October 15, 2018

As part of an ongoing strategy to drive digital transformation across the organisation Dubai Airports has migrated to the trusted Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. The time had come to look at the globa... View more

Microsoft to demonstrate smart tech at Gitex

October 9, 2018

Microsoft will introduce an array of ground-breaking technologies and innovations for organizations at the upcoming 38th Gitex Technology Week this month in Dubai UAE. The Microsoft Exhibit at Gitex 2... View more

Microsoft demonstrates power of AI at Bahrain forum

October 8, 2018

Microsoft Bahrain recently highlighted the importance and benefits of artificial intelligence in the establishment of smart societies mirroring the ambitions demonstrated by Bahrain Vision 2030 at an ... View more

Microsoft focuses on security, AI at Ignite

September 25, 2018

Microsoft underscored the need for increased IT security and released an array of security programs and products at its annual IT event Ignite 2018 held in Orlando Florida. Ignite which opened yesterd... View more

Hilal Computers to hold Dell EMC seminar in Bahrain

September 24, 2018

Bahrain-based Hilal Computers a member of Dells Presidents Circle will be leading a knowledge exchange on Dell EMC s data protection services hyper converged infrastructure updates and midrange storag... View more

Epson launches robotics competition

September 12, 2018

Epson a global market leader in SCARA robots and provider of automation solutions has launched a Europe Middle East Africa and Russia-wide (EMEAR) competition with three robots as prizes. As automatio... View more

Microsoft joins global experts at AI event in Dubai

September 5, 2018

Microsoft a leading technology company joined a host of futurists technology strategists start-ups and investors from across the region and around the world for the inaugural two-day AI Week Middle Ea... View more

Miral, Microsoft to redefine theme-park experience

August 28, 2018

UAE-based developer Miral has partnered with Microsoft for an ambitious digital-transformation project to create a seamlessly connected destination of world-class theme parks and attractions on Yas Is... View more

Microsoft launches new app for businesses in Saudi Arabia

August 16, 2018

Microsoft a leading technology company said its latest mobile application Kaizala Pro is now commercially available across Saudi Arabia. Microsoft Kaizala is an app that improves the way businesses co... View more

Dell EMC announces key Middle East appointment

August 14, 2018

US-based Dell EMC a part of Dell Technologies has appointed Murray Irvine as its senior director of global compute and networking for the Middle East Turkey and Africa (Meta) region. Dell EMC enables ... View more

Saudi Arabia sees sharp fall in H1 fiscal deficit

August 9, 2018

Saudi Arabia has reported a sharp improvement in fiscal deficit in the first half (H1) of the year coming in at SR41.7 billion ( 11.1 billion) much lower than 50 per cent of SR195 billion projected fo... View more

Microsoft unveils SME-centric solution in UAE

August 1, 2018

Microsoft has released Dynamics 365 Business Central an all-in-one solution aimed at empowering UAE s fast-growing SME segment to streamline their financials and business processes improve customer in... View more

Toshiba Memory starts work on semiconductor facility

July 25, 2018

Toshiba Memory Corporation a world leader in memory solutions recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for the first semiconductor fabrication facility (fab) called K1 in Kitakami Iwate prefecture in ... View more

Microsoft names GM for multi-country cluster

July 24, 2018

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Ibrahim Youssry as regional general manager of its MEA Multi Country Cluster (MCC). This new subsidiary spans the full African continent (except for South Af... View more

GE, Microsoft partner in major IoT initiative

July 18, 2018

GE and Microsoft Corp have announced an expanded partnership bringing together operational technology and IT to eliminate hurdles industrial companies face in advancing digital transformation projects... View more

Microsoft launches growth initiative for partners

July 15, 2018

Microsoft is set to announce new programs tools and resources to help partners innovate grow and differentiate their businesses at Microsoft Inspire a conference held annually by Microsoft Corporation... View more

Microsoft launches Surface Go at $399

July 10, 2018

Microsoft a leading technology company has announced the launch of Surface Go - the most portable and affordable Surface product yet in the family of devices. Lightweight productive and accessible to ... View more

GWC receives Microsoft ‘Digital Transformation Award’

July 8, 2018

Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) a leading logistics provider in Qatar was recently recognised by Microsoft for its outstanding achievements in digital transformation during an award ceremony at the dig... View more

Konica Minolta launches MarketPlace platform

June 28, 2018

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East a leader in office equipment and workflow business solutions has unveiled Konica Minolta MarketPlace platform to drive innovation with advanced technology... View more

Batelco expands cloud solutions with Microsoft

June 27, 2018

Batelco a leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain has partnered with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to offer customers access to Microsoft Cloud Services over Batelco s network consisting of over ... View more

Thales, Microsoft to develop defence cloud solution

June 26, 2018

Microsoft and Thales a European leader in defence and cybersecurity have signed a preferred partnership for the development of a cloud system for armed forces. This modular solution will allow armed f... View more

Microsoft unveils plans to upgrade Office suite

June 14, 2018

Microsoft has started introducing updates to and Office 365 designed to deliver a balance of power and simplicity with plans to roll them out to customers globally over the next few months.... View more

Dubai non-oil private sector sees sharp growth in May

June 11, 2018

Dubai s non-oil private sector witnessed a sharp and accelerated growth during May with output and new orders both expanding at the strongest rates since early 2015 said the latest Emirates NBD Dubai ... View more

Aspen to deliver IIoT analytics on Microsoft Azure

June 10, 2018

US-based Aspen Technology a leading asset optimisation software company has announced plans to deliver Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics and machine learning applications on Micr... View more

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

June 5, 2018

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub a global leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers work for 7.5 billion in Microsoft stock... View more

Bahrain iGA, Microsoft partner for secure workplaces

May 16, 2018

Bahrain s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) in partnership with Microsoft held an exclusive event to empower the Kingdom s governmental entities and work more productively while improving secu... View more

Emaar Hospitality adopts Microsoft tech to optimise operations

May 10, 2018

Microsoft has announced that Emaar Hospitality Group the hospitality and leisure business of Dubai-based Emaar Properties has chosen to adopt Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations as part of a visio... View more

Red Hat, Microsoft develop new hybrid cloud service

May 9, 2018

Microsoft Corp and Red Hat have expanded their alliance to empower enterprise developers to run container-based applications across Microsoft Azure and on-premises. With this collaboration the compani... View more

Microsoft highlights new opportunities for developers

May 8, 2018

Microsoft Build 2018 Microsoft Corp s annual developer conference in the US city of Redmond showcased new technologies to help every developer be an AI developer on Microsoft Azure Microsoft 365 and a... View more

Microsoft highlights blockchain solutions at summit

May 2, 2018

Microsoft Gulf marked its presence at the ongoing Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai UAE as the Level 1 Partner and participated in various activities including showcasing its ground-breaking solutions... View more

Microsoft Qatar appoints new country manager

May 2, 2018

Microsoft Qatar has appointed Lana Khalaf as country manager a role that will see her continue the company s commitment to the nation and Vision 2030. Khalaf joined Microsoft in 2006 taking responsibi... View more

Redington Gulf launches Microsoft Surface

April 26, 2018

Redington Gulf a leading distributor of technology and telecom products launched the latest edition of Microsoft Surface - the Surface Laptop for its channel partners during an exclusive event held in... View more

Microsoft highlights commitment to education, employment

April 24, 2018

Microsoft has marked its presence at the BETT Middle East and Africa (MEA) Leadership Summit and Expo for the third consecutive year further highlighting its deep commitment to regional education empl... View more

Microsoft unveils all-powerful Surface Book 2 in Bahrain

April 17, 2018

IT giant Microsoft is bringing portability and power to Bahrain s mobile professionals with its new versatile laptop powerful tablet and portable studio in one - Surface Book 2. The Surface Book 2 is ... View more

Microsoft names president for Saudi operations

April 15, 2018

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Thamer Alharbi as president for Microsoft Arabia in Saudi Arabia. In his new role Alharbi will spearhead Microsoft s efforts in accelerating digital transfor... View more

Microsoft launches hybrid-cloud system in Saudi

April 15, 2018

Microsoft has launched Azure Stack its hybrid cloud-computing product in the Saudi Arabian market in collaboration with its partners Sahara Net and Lenovo. Sahara Net is the first certified product pr... View more

Microsoft launches Surface Book 2 in UAE

April 12, 2018

Microsoft a global technology leader is bringing portability and power to UAE mobile professionals with its new versatile laptop powerful tablet and portable studio in one - Surface Book 2. Onur Altin... View more

Critical gaps found in GCC firms’ IT security: Microsoft

April 4, 2018

More than four in five large GCC enterprises still rely solely on usernames and passwords for authentication to corporate networks according to Microsoft s Digital Transformation survey. The research ... View more

Epson launches new projector for signage market

March 20, 2018

Japan-based Epson a leading manufacturer of computer printers and information and imaging related equipment has launched the LightScene EV-100 Series a new type of projector that expands the company s... View more

Microsoft to open datacentres in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

March 14, 2018

Microsoft today revealed plans to deliver the intelligent trusted Microsoft Cloud from its first datacentres in the Middle East located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Microsoft Cloud comprising Azure Off... View more

Dubai non-oil private sector maintains sharp growth

March 11, 2018

Dubai s non-oil private sector registered strong improvement in business conditions during February said the latest Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker Index highlighting a stromg uptick in new work. T... View more

Microsoft launches Surface Laptop in Bahrain

March 6, 2018

Microsoft today announced the general availability of the Surface Laptop across Bahrain a perfect productivity companion for everyone from students to boardroom executives. The Surface Laptop combines... View more

Microsoft hosts GCC's first AI Hackfest

February 28, 2018

Microsoft is hosting its inaugural AI Hackfest for the Gulf Region giving customers the opportunity to work with Microsoft experts to solve real-world problems using artificial intelligence tools. Tak... View more

Konica Minolta signs partnership deal with CBK Soft

February 19, 2018

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East a leader in office equipment and workflow business solutions has signed a channel partnership agreement with CBK Soft a subsidiary of leading information ... View more

Microsoft HoloLens available in UAE

February 18, 2018

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft HoloLens the world s first self-contained holographic computer is available in the UAE for developers creators partners and customers to bring their ideas to lif... View more

Emaar Hospitality wins top Microsoft award

February 15, 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties has been honoured with the Microsoft Dynamics Digital Transformation Award in the hospitality category at a special awa... View more

Saudi IT spend to hit $40bn in 2018: Microsoft

February 6, 2018

Saudi Arabia s IT spend in 2018 will reach the value of 40 billion as the government increases its focus on innovation and cloud technology to drive forward digitalization said the president of Micros... View more

BenQ launches new outdoor portable projector

January 30, 2018

BenQ a leading global digital light processing (DLP) projector brand has launched the BenQ GS1 portable projector specially designed to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor spaces. The latest pro... View more

Xerox, EFI unveil nextgen printing with DFE

January 25, 2018

Xerox and Electronics For Imaging (EFI) have demonstrated a new Fiery digital front end (DFE) that will give print providers a powerful new tool to manage high value jobs that require special embellis... View more

Dell unveils new products, software at key tech event

January 12, 2018

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas Dell is unveiling a suite of elegant new products and software to address the myriad ways people play and wo... View more

Epson to highlight new products at SGI Middle East

January 11, 2018

Japan-based Epson a leading manufacturer of computer printers and information and imaging related equipment will highlight an array of innovations in printing for signage graphics dye sublimation text... View more

Epson announces new dye sublimation textile printer

December 15, 2017

Epson a printing industry major has announced the new SureColor SC-F9300 dye sublimation textile printer designed primarily for fast high-volume printing for clothing textiles and soft signage as well... View more

Saudi Arabia non-oil sector sees sharp upturn

December 5, 2017

November data signalled a strong upturn in the Saudi Arabia non-oil private sector with steep output and new order expansions contributing to the latest positive result said Emirates NBD in its latest... View more

Epson to showcase laser display at InfoComm

December 3, 2017

Epson a leading projector brand worldwide will introduce laser projectors at the upcoming InfoComm MEA 2017 a top regional professional audio-visual ICT show in Dubai UAE. The event takes place from D... View more

Konica Minolta launches colour print presses

November 23, 2017

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East has introduced its AccurioPress series of colour production presses during the launch event held in Dubai UAE. The Accurio Press C6100 Series is now avail... View more

Microsoft 365 Business to help SME sector

November 8, 2017

Microsoft a global technology leader has introduced the fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) segment to Microsoft 365 Business a multifaceted solution that ushers them into the modern... View more

Microsoft 365 Business launched in Bahrain

November 7, 2017

Microsoft has launched its Microsoft 365 Business in Bahrain a multifaceted workplace solution to cover productivity admin and security needs of the SME sector. Combining Windows 10 Pro and Office 365... View more

Dell joins as F&B director

November 1, 2017

Al Hamra Group has appointed renowned international culinary professional Jason Dell to the role of food & beverage director. A New Zealand national Dell mastered his craft in Christchurch graduating ... View more

Microsoft showcases digital solutions at Wetex

October 23, 2017

Microsoft is showcasing an array of innovations at the 19th Water Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) which opened in Dubai today. The event organised by the Dubai Electricity and Wat... View more

Microsoft expands partnership with Mashreq Bank

October 18, 2017

Microsoft has announced it will expand its partnership with Dubai-based Mashreq Bank to drive a bold digital transformation programme within the bank s branches and digital services. Through the progr... View more

Dell EMC unveils new range of storage portfolio

October 9, 2017

Dell EMC a part of Dell Technologies has launched its newly-updated storage portfolio refreshed with enterprise-grade capabilities designed to provide IT departments with the technology required to mo... View more

Microsoft showcases intelligent cloud at Gitex

October 9, 2017

Microsoft demonstrated the power of its intelligent cloud in concert with the intelligent edge at the 37th Gitex Technology Week began yesterday (October 8) in Dubai UAE. The four-day ICT show is runn... View more

Dubai non-oil sector sees sharp growth in Sept

October 9, 2017

Dubai s non-oil private sector witnessed a sharp improvement in business conditions in September driven by steep expansions in output and new business said the latest Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracke... View more

Saudi non-oil sector sees sharp expansion in Sept

October 3, 2017

Saudi Arabia s non-oil private sector witnessed sharp expansions in output in September and new orders were key contributors towards the most recent improvement in operating conditions according to th... View more

Make way for mixed reality: Ford tests Microsoft HoloLens

September 26, 2017

Ford designers have been swapping some clay-sculpting steels and rakes for mixed reality headsets and visualisation software that can change vehicle design elements side mirrors grilles vehicle interi... View more

Acer unveils two new projectors

September 4, 2017

Acer has unveiled two new projectors including the Acer VL7860 catering to the home cinema enthusiast and the Acer P8800 ideal for providing top-notch image quality for public venues or larger rooms. ... View more

Microsoft adds Arabic to Xbox interface

August 28, 2017

Microsoft Corp has announced a new update to its Xbox One platform that includes a new interface design and support for Arabic. The new update which was made available to developers via Xbox Insiders ... View more

Halliburton, Microsoft join to digitally transform Oil and Gas sector

August 23, 2017

Microsoft and Halliburton have announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance to drive digital transformation across the oil and gas industry. The relationship will combine the expertise of a glob... View more

Microsoft a market leader in Magic Quadrant for DMSA

August 6, 2017

Microsoft a leading platform and productivity company has been identified as a market leader in its Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA) according to Gartner a global rese... View more

Mauritius to host Microsoft Cloud Camp

August 3, 2017

Microsoft Gulf has announced the launch of its Cloud Summer Camp which will take place in Mauritius this August. The initiative is part of the Microsoft Cloud society a unique program that gives IT Pr... View more

Sharp fall in Mideast business confidence

July 23, 2017

Business confidence across the Middle East has fallen sharply in the last quarter and is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016 according to the latest edition of the Global Economic... View more

Toshiba develops first 3D flash memory with TSV techology

July 13, 2017

Toshiba Memory Corporation a global leader in memory solutions has developed the world s first BiCS Flash 3D a flash memory utilising TSV (through silicon via) technology with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-l... View more

Microsoft 365 launched at Inspire event

July 11, 2017

Microsoft Corp on Monday kicked off Microsoft Inspire in Washington D.C. where the company unveiled Microsoft 365 a new set of commercial offerings that draws from the best of the company s commercial... View more

BenQ launches new home cinema projector in UAE

July 3, 2017

BenQ a leading global digital light processing (DLP) projector brand has launched its latest home cinema projector W1600UST in the UAE. The W1600UST projector offers a new way for families to enjoy an... View more

Dewa unit inks cloud services deal with Dell

June 22, 2017

Data Hub Integrated Solutions (Moro) a subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed an agreement with Dell to enhance and partnership and to develop and deliver cloud computin... View more

Sharp slowdown in ME air freight growth

June 3, 2017

Middle Eastern carriers year-on-year freight volumes increased 3.1 per cent in April 2017 a sharp slowdown in growth from the 16.3 per cent increase in March said data released by International Air Tr... View more

Majid Al Futtaim Ventures adopts Microsoft Dynamics 365

June 1, 2017

Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim Ventures today announced it has adopted Microsoft Dynamics 365 Office 365 and a range of supporting apps as a means of enhancing customer engagement and optimising interna... View more

Sharp focus on the GCC

June 1, 2017

Spending by overseas visitors to Great Britain is predicted to reach 24.1 billion ( 31.2 billion) in 2017 an 8 per cent increase on spending this year. We spoke to Sumathi Ramanathan director Asia Pac... View more

Mobily, Microsoft to offer cloud services to SMEs

May 30, 2017

Mobily Business has signed an agreement with Microsoft Arabia to provide and present Microsoft cloud services and productivity tools such as Office 365 Dynamics and Enterprise Security Suite to the Sm... View more

Toshiba Tec unveils hybrid MFP

May 26, 2017

Toshiba Tec Corporation has unveiled the world s first hybrid multi-function peripheral (MFP) printer the e-Studio5008LP series. The new series prints regular black prints as well as erasable blue pri... View more

Microsoft appoints new General Manager for Gulf Region

May 23, 2017

Microsoft today announced the appointment of Sayed Hashish as the regional general manager for Microsoft Gulf. In his new role Hashish will be overseeing the company s operations across the Bahrain Ku... View more

Batelco joins Microsoft in launching Surface devices

May 23, 2017

Batelco Bahrain s leading digital solutions provider joined Microsoft Bahrain for the launch Microsoft Surface devices in the kingdom. The partnership is expected to make a pivotal contribution toward... View more

Microsoft announces new tools and services

May 14, 2017

Microsoft has announces new tools and services to help developers modernise existing apps and build more intelligent ones on every platform for every platform. The announcments were made as Microsoft ... View more

Toshiba to focus on PC product innovations

May 10, 2017

Toshiba has announced its renewed strategy for the Middle East with focus for the business computing market through the development of business to business (B2B) PC devices and solutions. Toshiba will... View more

Microsoft unveils new education offerings

May 8, 2017

Microsoft Corp has announced a set of educational products and services inspired by teachers and students including a new Windows experience Windows 10 S along with new experiences in Microsoft Teams ... View more

Toshiba, Denso in IoT manufacturing collaboration

April 29, 2017

Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba is set to collaborate with Denso Corporation a global automotive components manufacturer based in Japan on Internet of Things (IoT)-based manufacturing adva... View more

Get ready for cloud future, Microsoft tells IT professionals

April 13, 2017

Microsoft has called for IT professionals across Bahrain and the wider Middle East to prepare themselves for a cloud future by sharpening their skills in Microsoft Azure through the company s cloud tr... View more

Microsoft cloud services address cyber security issues

April 3, 2017

Microsoft recently brought together industry experts and prominent technology decision-makers at a media event in Dubai to demonstrate how Gulf-based organisations can use cloud services to protect th... View more

Konica Minolta to showcase the latest at Gulf Print and Pack

March 1, 2017

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East will unveil new developments at the Gulf Print and Pack 2017 running from March 26 to 29 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. As a leading global service prov... View more

Microsoft names Abu Ltaif as new head for Middle East Africa

February 28, 2017

Microsoft today announced the appointment of Samer Abu Ltaif as the president of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Abu Ltaif who joined Microsoft in 2004 has held many senior roles within the o... View more

Microsoft, Computer World offer cost-effective solutions

February 27, 2017

Microsoft joined with Bahrain-based Computer World to hold an event aimed at helping Bahrain businesses map out a cost-effective approach to technology through transformation and innovation. The focus... View more

Mitsumi to distribute HP supplies in Middle East

February 16, 2017

Mitsumi Distribution a leading IT consumer electronics and telco distributor in the Middle East and Africa has announced that it has been appointed by Hewlett Packard (HP) Middle East as an authorised... View more

Toshiba starts construction of Fab 6 and Memory R&D Center

February 12, 2017

Toshiba Corporation has started construction of a new state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility Fab 6 and a new R&D center the Memory R&D Center at Yokkaichi Operations in Mie prefecture Jap... View more

Microsoft Bahrain wins CSR award at MEET ICT

February 7, 2017

Microsoft Bahrain has been honoured with the ICT Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year Award at the MEET ICT 2017 Annual Recognition Awards in the kingdom. The company was recognised for... View more

GCC economies see sharp slowdown in 2016

February 5, 2017

The GCC economies have recorded a sharp slowdown in 2016 amidst public sector spending cuts tightening liquidity and investor uncertainty a report said adding that growth is expected to improve in 201... View more

Acer launches CloudProfessor IoT starter kit

February 5, 2017

Acer has announced the availability of its CloudProcessor IoT starter kit in EMEA region at the 2017 BETT show in London. For the company this new kind of educational product is a natural development ... View more

UAE businesses get first look of Microsoft Dynamics 365

February 2, 2017

Microsoft Gulf yesterday (Feb 1) hosted a First Look event to introduce UAE businesses to the power of Microsoft Dynamics 365 at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah Dubai. Decision-makers from acros... View more

Konica Minolta Business holds Mideast distributor conference

January 27, 2017

Eleven distributors from across the region recently attended Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East Distributor Conference held in Dubai UAE. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East based... View more

Microsoft hosts roundtable on digital transformation

January 16, 2017

Microsoft recently hosted a leadership roundtable on the potential value returns digital transformation can bring to the financial services industry in partnership with the Bahrain Association of Bank... View more

Microsoft launches new cloud training in Bahrain

January 9, 2017

Microsoft has launched Azure Skills - Cloud related trainings and certification offers for IT Professionals across Bahrain to accelerate digital transformation. With the aim to increase adoption for n... View more

Dewa picks Microsoft HoloLens to boost services

January 8, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has adopted the Microsoft HoloLens to enhance its operations improve productivity accelerate innovation and provide best quality and fully efficient servic... View more

Dell EMC among top places to work in Saudi

December 28, 2016

Dell EMC announced that it has been recognized as one of the top places to work in Saudi Arabia by the Great Place to Work Institute a global research and management consultancy. With over 100 compani... View more

Gulf Air picks Dell solution to back data growth

December 20, 2016

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has selected Dell EMC s market-leading Data Domain and Data Protection Suite solutions to create a highly scalable protection and availability foundation for s... View more

Microsoft renews Accenture services contract

December 19, 2016

Microsoft has awarded Accenture a global professional services company a seven-year contract extension to provide finance and accounting (F&A) and procurement business process services. Accenture exte... View more

Microsoft wins EU clearance for $26bn LinkedIn buy

December 7, 2016

Microsoft has won European Union s (EU) approval for its 26 billion bid for acquisition of LinkedIn the professional social network after the software giant agreed to safeguards to assuage antitrust c... View more

Kuwaiti firms select Konica Minolta printing solutions

December 1, 2016

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East has announced that German Press and Koot Al Watan Press two Kuwait based printing companies have added Konica Minolta printing machines to their businesse... View more

Microsoft to debut as lead technology partner at Big 5

November 20, 2016

Microsoft will participate as the lead technology partner at the Big 5 International Building and Construction Show 2016 taking place in Dubai UAE from tomorrow. Big 5 is the largest construction even... View more

Saudi firm Taqnia gets key Microsoft certification

November 16, 2016

Saudi Arabia s Taqnia Cyber has secured the Microsoft Authorised Training Centre certification in partnership with Indian group Koenig Solutions a leading IT training provider. Taqnia Cyber is a gover... View more

Microsoft partners with start-up accelerator

November 13, 2016

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Bahrain s CH9 a start-up accelerator that takes an active role in the development of the kingdom s SME sector reported the Gulf Daily News our sister pub... View more

Acer to extend its VR offering

November 3, 2016

Acer announces that it will offer VR Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) capable of mixed reality through the Windows 10 Creators Update in 2017. Adding to the current portfolio comprising of the professiona... View more

Egypt non-oil sector sees sharp downturn

November 3, 2016

Egypt s non-oil private sector sank further into contraction in October with business conditions deteriorating at the strongest rate since July 2013 according to a survey sponsored by Emirates NBD and... View more