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  • 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 ....

  • Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collaborate to Transform Trade Finance Transacting with Azure Blockchain as a Service

    28 September 2016

    REDMOND, Wash., and NEW YORK - At Sibos, an annual conference organized by SWIFT for the financial industry, Microsoft Corp. and Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced a collaboration on blockchain technology to fuel transformation of trade finance transacting.   According to Microsoft, as part of this collaboration, the two companies will build and test technology, create frameworks, ....

  • Microsoft and Workday Announce Global Strategic Partnership

    28 September 2016

    CHICAGO - Microsoft Corp. and Workday today announced a global, strategic partnership that will expand the business solutions joint customers can use to continually optimize the way work gets done. According to Microsoft, through this partnership, the companies unveiled plans to deliver integrations that mirror where and how people want to work across Microsoft Office 365 and Workday’s ....

  • Older and Wiser? Kaspersky Lab Report Shows Online Habits of Over-55s

    27 September 2016

    WOBURN, MA - The latest research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has raised concerns about the safety of over-55s online. The findings of the research, in a report entitled: ‘Older and wiser? A look at the threats faced by over-55s online,’ demonstrates that this age group can behave insecurely online and often become victims of fraud.   The findings are worrying, because the ....

  • Microsoft Unveils New Offerings to Empower IT and Drive Digital Transformation

    27 September 2016

    ATLANTA - At its annual Microsoft Ignite conference on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced new products and services spanning security, productivity, intelligence and the cloud that will make it easier for IT professionals to drive digital transformation throughout their organizations. In addition, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen announced that Adobe is bringing its ....

  • Adobe and Microsoft Partner in the Azure Cloud to Help Businesses Transform Customer Engagement

    27 September 2016

    ATLANTA - Monday at Microsoft Ignite, Adobe and Microsoft Corp. announced plans for a strategic partnership to help enterprise companies embrace digital transformation and deliver compelling, personalized experiences through every phase of their customer relationships. According to Microsoft, together, the two companies will enable businesses to dramatically strengthen their brands through ....

  • Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Cambridge IT Skills and Malibero Sign Agreement to Train 20,000 Graduates on ICT Skills

    25 September 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), and President of Malibero Company Eng. Aymen Omar signed a cooperation agreement to train 20,000 graduates on ICT skills in Jordan.     TAG-Org holds the exclusive right in all Arab countries to grant the IT International Cambridge Diploma in Arabic through ....

  • Ericsson Manages Wi-Fi Connectivity for High-speed Trains in Germany

    22 September 2016

    STOCKHOLM - Since July 2016, Icomera and Ericsson have been implementing and supporting a mobile Internet connectivity solution onboard 386 of Deutsche Bahn's high-speed ICE trains in Germany. According to Ericsson, the Wi-Fi networks onboard the trains are connected to the radio access networks of all three of Germany's mobile network operators, thereby ensuring excellent connectivity for ....

  • macOS Sierra Now Available as a Free Update

    21 September 2016

    CUPERTINO, California - Apple announced that macOS Sierra, the latest major release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update. According to Apple, macOS Sierra brings Siri to the Mac with intelligent and helpful features users know and love from iPhone and iPad, along with all-new capabilities designed specifically for use on the desktop. ....