Arab students’ innovations will come to life at the Imagine Cup Pan Arab Finals in Bahrain

By Sherif Tawfik, Country General Manager, Microsoft Bahrain and Oman While the youth population in the Arab world is burgeoning, they also face many challenges, including lack of education and unemployment. At the same time, I am constantly amazed at the great technical talent our youth possess, and I think that’s the key to working…

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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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Noha Gamal Youssef – from student to sought-after developer

Posted by the Editorial Team Final year STEM-D student, Noha Gamal Youssef, dreamed of working at Microsoft one day when she completed her MIS qualification. So when the 21-year-old from Bahrain heard about the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition – a global student technology competition – it was no surprise that she decided to take part. While…

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What does a Mobile-first, Cloud-first world look like? Highlights from GITEX 2014 in Dubai

Posted by: Samer Ramez Abu-Ltaif, General Manager of Microsoft Gulf Let me ask you a question. How many times, in the past year, have you heard or read the following terms: Big Data, Business Solutions, Cloud and Mobility? Your answer is likely ‘to be a lot’. These are all terms that are being used in…

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