Four ways to stay connected with loved ones wherever you are

The word ‘cloud computing’ may sound like something from Star Wars, and only rocket-flying IT gurus can use it.  Well, without knowing it, you share your personal data on the cloud every day when you use social networks to communicate with your friends and family. Cloud computing is essentially the storage and accessing of data…

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Three ways we’re empowering nonprofits and universities over the next three years

Cloud computing is fast becoming a vital resource for addressing the world’s problems, as it helps to fuel breakthroughs across a range of economic and social challenges. At the same time, university researchers and nonprofits play a critical role in driving positive change in society. For these reasons we are committed to putting the Microsoft…

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Do you have what it takes to be a Microsoft cloud architect?

By Editorial Team As the Middle East and Africa move increasingly into the mobile-first, cloud-first world, Microsoft is encouraging those in the field of IT to gain skills in cloud and data architecture. Meet Umit Sunar and Eric Ballnath, two of Microsoft’s cloud solutions architects from Turkey and the UAE respectively, who have what it…

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The Middle East Cloud Trust Problem: Cloud adoption curtailed by concerns around security and privacy

Posted by Leila Serhan When I am asked to sum up the most important technological developments supporting prosperity in the Middle East/North African region, of course I’ll cite growing smart device ownership, the spread of high speed wireless connectivity, and advances in data management and analytics. However, I believe that cloud computing has the greatest…

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“Last mover’s advantage”: How the Middle East is developing a digital presence

Posted by: Michael Kogeler, COO and CMO for Microsoft Corporation in the Middle-East and Africa region (MEA) The year 2015 is already moving as fast as its predecessor, and there are many new tech trends we must keep up with to remain competitive in a constantly changing world. However, before we become too caught up…

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