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  • Abu-Ghazaleh: Establishment of TAG-Org’s Third Office in Iraq, Agreements with Iraqi Government Authorities

    19 April 2018

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   BAGHDAD - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh held separate meetings with high ranking Iraqi officials including the Secretary-General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers HE Dr. Mahdi Al-Allaq, Iraqi Minister of Planning HE Salman Al-Jumili, and Minister of Labor and Social Affairs HE Eng. Mohammed Shayaa Al-Sudani.  The meetings were held in the presence of HE Dr. ....

  • Abu-Ghazaleh Meets Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lectures at Foreign Service Institute

    19 April 2018

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   BAGHDAD - His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received in his office HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh accompanied by HE Dr. Jawad Al Anani and twenty directors representing various activities at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) during Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s official visit to the Republic of Iraq.   The two parties discussed, ....

  • Philippine Businesses Focusing on Communications Tools and Technologies to Drive Digital Transformation: Avaya

    19 April 2018

    MANILA - Avaya Holdings Corp., a leading global communications company, revealed key trends in customer experience for 2018 that highlight the increasing importance of communications tools and technologies and their impact on digital transformation. With digital transformation now a priority for 60% of Filipino companies, organizations ranked communications tools that enhance ....

  • Tougher Smartphone Market in EMEA in 2017 Sees Emerging Markets Slow but Apple Gains - IDC

    19 April 2018

    LONDON - The EMEA mobile phone market saw smartphone volumes fall for a second year in 2017, while there was a relative boom in shipments of lowly feature phones, a reversal of the previous trend.   According to IDC, smartphone volumes were down modestly at 361 million, against 374 million in 2016. Feature phone shipments rose by 8.7% to 206 million. Smartphone market value was marginally ....

  • President of the Republic of Iraq and Abu-Ghazaleh Stress the Importance of Developing Education and Building Capacities in Iraq

    19 April 2018

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   BAGHDAD - His Excellency Dr. Fuad Masum, President of the Republic of Iraq received in Baghdad HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh who was accompanied by HE Dr. Jawad Al Anani and twenty directors representing various activities at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org). Iraqi Ambassador to Jordan HE Ms. Safia Al-Souhail attended the meeting as well.   During ....

  • Esri and Alibaba Cloud Working Together to Bring Enhanced Location Intelligence Technology to Cloud Users

    18 April 2018

    REDLANDS, California - Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, announced in a press release that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group. The agreement will enable both organizations to deliver enhanced options to customers seeking to implement their Esri technology on Alibaba Cloud.   Esri President and Founder, ....

  • Microsoft Announces New Intelligent Security Innovations to Help Businesses Manage Threats from Cloud to Edge

    17 April 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO - At a news conference, Microsoft Corp. announced several new intelligent security tools and technologies to help enterprises more easily secure their data and networks against today’s biggest threats as well as address emerging threats aimed at IoT and edge devices. These new solutions build on Microsoft’s longstanding approach to delivering innovation that customers and ....

  • L&T Technology Services Honors India’s Brightest Engineering Students at TECHgium®

    17 April 2018

    BENGALURU - L&T Technology Services Limited, a leading global pure-play Engineering R&D Services company announced in a press release the winners of the second edition of its unique industry-academia initiative TECHgium®. Covering hundreds of engineering colleges across the country, including several top-tier engineering institutes, TECHgium® is a first of its kind initiative in India to ....

  • C3 IoT and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate AI in the Enterprise

    15 April 2018

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. - C3 IoT and Microsoft Corp. announced in a press release a strategic partnership to deliver new technology developments and go-to-market initiatives that accelerate enterprise AI and IoT application development.   As part of this partnership, the companies will create a “better together” solution, comprising the C3 IoT Platform™, a low-code, ....

  • GSMA Launches Global Mobile Money Certification Scheme

    15 April 2018

    ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire - At the Mobile 360 – West Africa event, the GSMA announced the launch of the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, a global scheme for mobile money providers to offer safer, more transparent and more resilient financial services to millions of mobile money users around the world. The certification relies on an independent assessment of a mobile money provider’s ....

  • Huawei and Partners Strategize to Unlock ASEAN Digital Connectivity Growth

    15 April 2018

    SINGAPORE - The Huawei Southern Pacific ISP Summit 2018 gathered over 150 analysts and key industry players to exchange views on how the ISP industry could speed up digital transformation and promote a single digital economy in ASEAN.   According to Huawei, the summit, in its third year, took the theme of “Leading New ICT, Achieve and Accelerate Digital Revolution with ISP”. At the ....

  • LG Opens Global Software Upgrade Center for Faster Smartphone Updates

    15 April 2018

    SEOUL, Apr. - LG Electronics (LG) opened the doors to its new Software Upgrade Center in South Korea, the first such facility aimed at providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates. Located in LG’s new research and development campus in Magok-dong, western Seoul, the Software Upgrade Center is just one of the ways LG is demonstrating ....

  • DED Launches First AI-based Consumer Protection Service in the World

    11 April 2018

    DUBAI - The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED) Dubai, has launched a 'Smart Protection' service, first of its kind in the world, which adopts artificial intelligence to respond quickly and efficiently to consumer queries and resolve their complaints. The service engages consumers in a direct dialogue to understand the ....

  • DED and Abu Dhabi University co-host Smart City Forum

    11 April 2018

    DUBAI - The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and the Abu Dhabi University Dubai Campus jointly hosted the first-ever 'Smart City: Driving the Future' forum to spot the light on DED's Strategy that contributes in achieving Dubai Smart City Plans particularly its relevance on higher education, entrepreneurship and innovation. The forum, held under the Business Community ....

  • Mobile Ecosystem to Be Worth More Than $50 Billion to West Africa Economy by 2022, Finds New Gsma Study

    11 April 2018

    ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire - The mobile industry in West Africa is forecast to contribute more than $50 billion annually to the region’s economy by 2022, according to a new GSMA study published today at the ‘Mobile 360 – West Africa’ event being held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The new report, The Mobile Economy: West Africa 2018, calculates that the region’s mobile ecosystem ....

  • Apple Introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition

    11 April 2018

    CUPERTINO, California - Apple announced in a press release iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front. The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order online in select countries and regions ....

  • IDC to Provide Expert Guidance on Security Implications of Digital Transformation at CISO Roundtable in Dubai

    11 April 2018

    DUBAI – International Data Corporation (IDC) announced in a press release that it will be hosting an exclusive CISO Roundtable at Dubai's iconic Burj Al Arab on April 11, 2018. Running under the theme 'Delivering Pervasive Security for the Digital Era', the event will explore the new complexities being introduced to the IT security ecosystem as organizations increasingly embrace a new ....

  • Saudi MCIT, Small Medium Enterprise Authority, GE, and Obeikan Digital Solutions Host Middle East Digital Industrial Hackathon

    9 April 2018

    RIYADH - The Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MICT), Small Medium Enterprise Authority (SMEA), GE Digital, and Obeikan Digital Solutions (ODS) joined hands this week to host the Middle East’s largest-ever digital industrial hackathon – the Saudi Digital Machines Hackathon, held under the patronage of HE Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of ....

  • Samsung Electronics Launches Samsung Design Innovation Center

    4 April 2018

    SEOUL - Samsung Electronics announced in a press release the launch of the Samsung Design Innovation Center (SDIC), a design lab dedicated to the integration of disruptive user-experiences to product design, in San Francisco, California. Dr. Federico Casalegno, an associate professor of the practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as founder and executive ....

  • Dubai Chamber Announces Deadline for 3rd Dubai Smartpreneur Competition

    4 April 2018

    DUBAI - The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced April 9th 2018 as the deadline for receiving applications for the third edition of the Dubai Smartpreneur Competition, which was launched recently in cooperation with the Smart Dubai Office, according to Dubai Chamber.   The Dubai Smartpreneur Competition gives startups and entrepreneurs in the UAE an opportunity to become ....