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  • Abu-Ghazaleh Adopts Three Projects from Next Level Initiative at a Cost of JD45000

    3 November 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) adopted three winning projects from the “Next Level” Competition at a cost of JD45000 out of 20 projects that qualified for the finals.      The competition was held at Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) where the 20 innovators presented their ideas and projects which were selected out of 100 applications ....

  • IBM to Acquire Sanovi Technologies to Expand Disaster Recovery Services for Hybrid Cloud

    30 October 2016

    ARMONK, NY and BANGALORE, INDIA - IBM announced in a press release that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sanovi Technologies, a privately held company that provides hybrid cloud recovery, cloud migration and business continuity software for enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructure. Adding these capabilities along with advanced analytics will better enable IBM to ....

  • IBM Security Adds Cognitive Behavioral Biometrics to Help Protect Banking Customers from Cybercrime

    30 October 2016

    ARMONK, NY - IBM announced new  behavioral biometric analysis capabilities in its digital banking fraud prevention technology, Trusteer Pinpoint Detect, using patented analytics and machine learning for real-time cognitive fraud detection.  According to IBM, the new behavioral biometric capabilities incorporate the use of machine learning to help understand how users interact with ....

  • Al Mawakeb Schools Go Head-to-head with Neck Stress

    30 October 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   DUBAI - As part of its continued efforts to improve the health and overall well-being of its students, Al Mawakeb Schools, managed by academic solutions provider Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI), recently conducted an awareness campaign to tackle neck muscle stress caused by excessive use of gadgets.       The program aimed at ....

  • Microsoft Launches Brazil Transparency Center to Serve Governments in Latin America

    23 October 2016

    BRASÍLIA - Microsoft announced in a press release that it launched in Brasília (DF) its first Transparency Center in Latin America. The facility promotes trusted and safe computing, a critical point for digital transformation, and serves the specific security needs of public sector. There are Microsoft Transparency Centers covering four regions in the world. The first was launched in 2014 ....

  • Abu-Ghazaleh Calls on WTO for A Round of Negotiations on Digital and Knowledge Products Trade

    23 October 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   GENEVA- The World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council meeting was held with the participation of governments, European Commission and international organizations concerned with international trade to discuss the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) in addition to the latest development ....

  • Abu-Ghazaleh: Man must accept the fact that women are equal and even superior

    18 October 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   DUBAI-The Arab Women’s Council hosted the third "Arab Festival-The Golden Shield of Excellence 2016" at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai, the UAE in celebration of distinguished personalities in the field of Social Responsibility at the Arab region level.       Head of the Council Ms. Lina Moukarzel said in her word that this third celebration came to ....

  • FTC Acts to Stop Telemarketing Fraud Targeting Seniors

    17 October 2016

    WASHINGTON, DC - At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court in Arizona has temporarily shut down a fraudulent telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked more than $9 million from thousands of consumers across the nation, many of whom are elderly and live on a fixed income, including military veterans.   According to the FTC’s complaint, the defendants ....

  • Microsoft Announces Global Expansion for HoloLens

    13 October 2016

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. announced in a press release that Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer, is now available for preorder in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with devices starting to ship in late November.   The news comes while HoloLens is experiencing tremendous excitement and interest from ....

  • Apple Opens First iOS Developer Academy in Naples

    11 October 2016

    CUPERTINO, CA - Apple opened the first iOS Developer Academy to train app developers on the world’s most exciting and innovative software ecosystem. According to Apple, an initial class of 100 students are beginning their one-year training at a new center at the University of Frederico II in Naples.   Announced by Apple in January, the program will provide students with practical skills ....

  • Learning in Progress: Utilizing ‘Time’ and ‘Curriculum’ to Enhance Learning Experience of Students

    10 October 2016

    By Mr. Muhieddine Soubra – Principal of International School of Arts and Science (ISAS)                     When I reflect on my days as a school student, I realize that much has changed in the education landscape across the world. The curriculum and pedagogy had little room for flexibility, and we absorbed our lessons without engaging with the education process.  The trend, ....

  • Microsoft and Advanced Energy Economy Give Predictive Power to Online Advocacy Platform

    9 October 2016

    REDMOND, Wash., and WASHINGTON - Microsoft Corp. and the business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced a new predictive policy tool to support legislative advocacy in energy. Powered by Microsoft Azure integrated cloud-computing services and machine learning, AEE’s PowerSuite online bill-tracking platform will now enable AEE member companies and state partner organizations to ....

  • Microsoft and Agder Energi Collaborate to Build an Intelligent Grid Powered by an Intelligent Cloud

    9 October 2016

    KRISTIANSAND, Norway, and REDMOND, Wash. - At Nordic Edge Expo, Agder Energi, Microsoft Corp. and Powel AS announced a pilot project that will help create a more efficient, flexible and intelligent grid of the future.   According to Microsoft, the project will leverage intelligent technology to create a cutting-edge smart grid solution that will prepare the grid for greater renewable ....

  • Abu Ghazaleh Puts Emphasis on ASREN and GÉANT Commitment to Strengthen the Arab Connectivity Network

    6 October 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Ageny   AMMAN – Under the patronage of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network, the EUMEDCONNECT3 and AfricaCONNECT2 (AC2) project meetings were held with representatives of the national research and education networks in the Arab region as well as the European GÉANT network as the projects coordinator. The objective ....

  • Abu-Ghazaleh Establishes Single-window Government Transactions System in Bahrain

    6 October 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   MANAMA - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), the global organization for professional services and education, inaugurated a new branch in the Bahrain Financial Harbor near Bahrain Investors Center/ Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism as a professional accredited office.     This step aims at providing administrative, financial, professional and ....

  • Just 16% of Adults Recognize 20 Common Tech Terms - Sky Betting & Gaming

    4 October 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   LONDON - A survey from Sky Betting & Gaming looking into the UK’s tech capabilities has revealed that just 16% of adults can identify 20 common tech terms, with 7% not being able to identify a single one from a list that included terms like ‘blogging’, ‘spam’, ‘3G’, and ‘World Wide Web’.   It also reveals a stark contrast in the knowledge ....

  • OutSystems Boldly Cuts Mobile Application Development Time in Half with Low-Code Platform

    4 October 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   LONDON - OutSystems today announced the availability of OutSystems 10, the first low-code application development platform with advanced capabilities for enterprise mobile applications. With OutSystems 10, regular developers can now build the type of secure and scalable apps that, until today, have only been achievable by highly skilled ....

  • Microsoft Expands Artificial Intelligence (AI) Efforts with Creation of New Microsoft AI and Research Group

    3 October 2016

    REDMOND, Washington - Microsoft Corp. announced in a press release it has formed the Microsoft AI and Research Group, bringing together Microsoft’s world-class research organization with more than 5,000 computer scientists and engineers focused on the company’s AI product efforts. The new group will be led by computer vision luminary Harry Shum, a 20-year Microsoft veteran whose career ....

  • Microsoft Increases European Cloud Investment to $3 Billion, Unveils Cloud Policy Recommendations

    3 October 2016

    DUBLIN - Reflecting the significant investment Microsoft Corp. is making in cloud computing in Europe, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith shared new details about how this momentum is taking shape. Nadella stated that Microsoft has more than doubled its cloud capacity in Europe in the past year, noted that the company has invested over $3 billion (USD) across Europe to ....

  • Council of Arab Ministers of Communication & Information Concludes Abu Dhabi Meeting

    29 September 2016

    ABU DHABI - The 20th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communication and Information, which was attended by telecommunication ministry delegates from 16 Arab countries, concluded in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM).    Yaser al-Kadi, Egyptian Telecommunications Minister, opened the meeting with a speech, following his role as chairman of ....