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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Talking about African startups with Amine Chouaieb

Posted by Editorial Team CEO of Tunisian startup, CHIFCO, is passionate about doing work that impacts the community. With the help of a Microsoft 4Afrika grant, he has been able to do just that by developing technology that taps into the Internet of Things to give African users access to products and services that solve…

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Windows Server 2003 support comes to an end, opens up new opportunities for SMEs

Posted by Tareq Hijazi, Regional Director – Microsoft Gulf, Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) It has been ten years since Microsoft launched Windows Server 2003, and it’s been a decade of significant change. SMEs now have capabilities previously reserved for only large enterprises, thanks to cheaper hardware, smaller devices and cloud solutions. The…

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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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