Tag: Microsoft

Mirek Dusek, the head of MENA for the WEF

WEF: Meeting of Minds

The MENA edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) returns to Jordan this month with a theme of enabling generational transformation. By Dominika Bzduchova Hundreds of top decision-makers from around the world will meet at the Dead Sea on May…

The Gender Gap

Despite all the initiatives and grand plans of recent years, the number of women in tech is falling. The global percentage of women working in technology-related professions is actually lower today than it was two years ago. It’s quite disappointing…

AI: Speaking Up

All the big names in tech are betting big on AI voice assistants. But who will come out on top? By Zeid Nasser Thanks to the early success of household devices like Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo, and the higher than expected…

Microsoft Jordan Country Manager Hussein Malhas

Microsoft Opens EMEA Support Hub in Jordan

Microsoft opened a major new support center in Jordan last month to serve clients across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The global Customer Service and Support Hub is staffed by a team of more than 70 Jordanians fluent in…

chatbots

Venture Explains: Chatbots

What are they? Artificial intelligence programs that mimic being another human being when you interact, or ‘chat,’ with them via voice or text messages. What can they be used for? At the moment, there are chatbots on hand to advise…

Banging on Apple’s Backdoor

Apple’s tussle with the FBI over its refusal to create a ‘backdoor’ into a terror suspect’s encrypted iPhone has ramifications for us all. By Zeid Nasser It’s been described as a historic tussle that will determine the future of data…

Tablet Decline

In the fast-moving consumer tech world, the tablet computer market is already showing signs of fatigue. By Raed Malhas Tablet computers have been around for a lot longer than many think. They were first depicted in some of my favorite…

Corporate Citizenship in the Tech World

The likes of Microsoft, Intel, and Oracle want to be more than just simple technology firms—they’re now aiming to be good corporate citizens that can bring about positive change in communities around the world. By Zeid Nasser For years, tech…

Easing Investment in Iraq

Momentum seems to be building behind Khaled Kanaan’s ambitious plan to break down barriers of entry into Iraq to promote greater cross-border trade, investment, and cooperation. But the prominent Jordanian businessman admitted that convincing more of his peers to bet…

Tech Talent Tournament

As a high profile showcase for Jordan’s brightest young minds, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is hard to beat. By Zeid Nasser The Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s global technology competition for students between the ages of 16 and 24. Since it began…