A robot near the entrance of a Microsoft Store in Boston, US. Associated Press
Microsoft has reinforced its commitment to the regional education sector by bringing the world-renowned education-technology conference BETT to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for the fourth consecutive year. The theme this year is “Building a Successful Change Culture to Meet the Evolving Needs of 21st-Century Citizens”.
Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) on Monday partnered with Microsoft, to host an Innovation Summit at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, in the UAE capital. The event connected over 500 IT decision-makers with digital transformation experts to help them achieve more and further emphasised on how innovation can happen jointly.
Microsoft took a significant step in its support of digital transformation across the Middle East, as it launched two new cloud regions in the UAE on Wednesday. These new regions – Microsoft’s first in the Middle East – will empower customers and partners to embrace the benefits of the Fourth Industrial
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast for global growth this year and next, warning that further US-China tariffs or a disorderly exit for Britain from the European union could further slow growth,
The consolidated net profit of the Etisalat Group amounted to Dhs4.4 billion during the first half of the year ending 30th June, 2019, representing a 3.1 per cent increase year-on-year.
The Dubai-China bilateral trade hit Dhs139 billion in 2018, and was valued at Dhs36 billion in the first quarter of 2019.