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  • E-government Committee, TAGKF Discusses Obstacles for Implementing e-government

    13 December 2017

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN- One of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAGKF)’s committees, The E-government Committee, held numerous meetings to discuss means and barriers for the complete application of e-government at various institutions and departments.     The committee stressed the significance of digital government services for the elimination of administrative ....

  • Apple and Chicago Join Forces to Bring Coding Opportunities to City’s Students

    13 December 2017

    CHICAGO - Apple announced in a press release that it is working with the city of Chicago to bring coding opportunities to Chicago’s nearly 500,000 students through a citywide expansion of Apple’s Everyone Can Code program.   The initiative in Chicago was designed in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, local businesses ....

  • Dubai Customs Signs Agreement to Provide IT Expertise to Dubai Municipality

    3 December 2017

    DUBAI - In fulfilment of Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and to enhance ties amongst government departments of Dubai, Dubai Customs signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality which will see it provide the Municipality with methodology and mechanisms adopted at ....

  • Apple Heart Study Launches to Identify Irregular Heart Rhythms

    3 December 2017

    CUPERTINO, California - Apple launched the Apple Heart Study app, a first-of-its-kind research study using Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib).   According to a press release by Apple, AFib, the leading cause of stroke, is responsible for approximately 130,000 deaths and 750,000 ....

  • Apple Celebrates Hour of Code at all Apple Stores

    29 November 2017

    CUPERTINO, California - Apple opened registration for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions available at all Apple Stores from December 4 through 10. The company also introduced a new educational challenge in Swift Playgrounds and added new teacher resources to the Everyone Can Code curriculum to help teach Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language that anyone can use to create ....

  • Microsoft and SAP Join Forces to Give Customers a Trusted Path to Digital Transformation in the Cloud

    28 November 2017

    REDMOND, Wash., and WALLDORF, Germany - Microsoft Corp. and SAP SE  announced integrated offerings to provide enterprise customers with a clear road map to confidently drive more business innovation in the cloud. In a bold show of commitment, the two companies also announced they will be deploying each other’s cloud solutions internally, a press release by Microsoft stated. Through their ....

  • TAG-Org Opens a Knowledge Society at Jordanian National Forum for Women Head Office in Ma'an

    28 November 2017

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   Ma'an- TAG-Org has recently opened a Knowledge Society at the Jordanian National Forum for Women Head Office in Ma'an equipped with supplies and equipment for the provision of computer skills training to young women in the Ma'an Governorate.   Establishing this Knowledge Society comes as part of TAG-Org initiatives through Talal Abu Ghazaleh Knowledge ....

  • Gartner Survey Highlights the Developing Role of the Chief Information Officer in India

    21 November 2017

    GOA, India - Digitalization and technological innovation are changing the nature of the job of the CIO, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner's annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role is transitioning from delivery executive to business executive, from controlling cost and engineering processes, to driving revenue and exploiting data. According to Gartner, CIOs are increasingly ....

  • ESKADENIA Software Announces its Continued Success with GIG – Jordan

    19 November 2017

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN - After an acknowledged partnership in providing Insurance & Business Manager Systems to (GIG – Jordan), ESKADENIA Software, the leading Jordanian-based provider of software products & technologies is proud to announce its continued success with GIG - Jordan by deploying new eight software systems 4 months after project initiation.    GIG - Jordan ....

  • Microsoft Announces Azure Databricks Powered by Apache® Spark, new AI, IoT and Machine Learning Tools for Developers

    16 November 2017

    NEW YORK - At Connect(); 2017, Microsoft Corp.’s annual event for professional developers, Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie announced new Microsoft data platform technologies and cross-platform developer tools. According to Microsoft, Guthrie outlined the company’s vision and shared what’s next for developers across a broad range of Microsoft and open source technologies, ....

  • ICT Leaders to Convene in Tunisia to Set Global Metrics for Tracking ICT Economic and Social Impacts

    12 November 2017

    GENEVA - The 15th ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-17) will be held November 14-16, at the Medina Convention and Exhibition Center in Hammamet, Tunisia. According to the ITU, the event brings together ICT leaders from around the globe and serves as the main international forum for telecommunication and information society measurements worldwide. A Press Conference ....

  • Clips Introduces Selfie Scenes for Immersive, 360-degree Selfies on iPhone X

    12 November 2017

    CUPERTINO, California - Apple announced in a press release a major update to Clips, the free app for iOS that makes it easy to create and share fun videos using iPhone or iPad. Clips introduces Selfie Scenes and adds artistic style transfer effects and a redesigned interface that makes it easier than ever to create great videos on the go.   Selfie Scenes is an exciting new feature that ....

  • iPhone X Arrives in South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and 10 More Countries

    8 November 2017

    CUPERTINO, California - Apple announced iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, featuring a revolutionary new design with a stunning all-screen display, wireless charging and an incredible rear camera with dual optical image stabilization, will arrive in 13 additional countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa as well as Macau on Friday, November 24.   According to Apple, ....

  • World’s Most Powerful Console, Xbox One X, Launches Worldwide

    7 November 2017

    REDMOND, Wash. - The official launch of the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X, brings a new era of immersive 4K gaming and 4K entertainment to gamers across the globe, a press release by Microsoft stated. With 40 percent more power than any other console, Xbox One X is where console gamers can play the best versions of games. The new console launches with the largest games lineup ....

  • Swisscom offers Gigabit LTE with Radio Dot System

    6 November 2017

    STOCKHOLM - Ericsson and Swisscom are bringing gigabit connectivity to Swiss consumers, starting with the deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in the operator’s retail stores. According to Ericsson, this is a big leap toward supplying greater quality coverage and capacity in hard-to-reach places such as garages, elevators and commercial buildings, and delivering a true gigabit ....

  • Deadline Extended for Small Business Video Competition

    2 November 2017

    GENEVA - The deadline for the video competition launched by Google, in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the WTO, has been extended until November 17, 2017. According to the WTO, the “Small Businesses Going Global Video Challenge” invites small businesses to send a short video showing how they have used internet technology to participate in international ....

  • Microsoft and Attunity Announce Strategic Partnership for Data Migration

    2 November 2017

    REDMOND, Wash., and BURLINGTON, Mass. - Attunity Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. announced an expanded strategic partnership for enabling data migration and replication initiatives, according to a press release by Microsoft. With this partnership, Attunity is working with Microsoft to offer a new product, Attunity Replicate for Microsoft Migrations, which is designed to facilitate and accelerate ....

  • Arab States Broadcasting Union selects Abu-Ghazaleh as Chairman of the Board of Trustees

    30 October 2017

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN – The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) selected Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh as its Chairman of trusts.    In response to being selected as ASBU Chairman, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his appreciation for this position, stressing the importance of ASBU and its role in serving Arab efforts in the fields of media and communications in addition to its ....

  • Sony Announces Development of New G Master™ 400mm F2.8 Super-Telephoto Full-Frame E-mount Lens

    29 October 2017

    NEW YORK - Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer, announced in a press release the development of the long-awaited FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Super-Telephoto lens, with a target launch date in Summer 2018.    The new lens will feature the incredible high-resolution and spectacularly beautiful bokeh of Sony's acclaimed line of ....

  • Microsoft Cloud Continues to Grow, Powers First Quarter Results

    29 October 2017

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. announced in a press release the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017:   • Revenue was $24.5 billion and increased 12% • Operating income was $7.7 billion and increased 15% • Net income was $6.6 billion and increased 16% • Diluted earnings per share was $0.84 and increased 17%   “This quarter we exceeded $20 billion in ....