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Innovative educators from across MEA share knowledge at E2, Singapore

Every day teachers are working hard to innovate in the classroom and provide the best learning opportunities for their students. Educators are sparking creativity and curiosity in their students by embracing modern methods of teaching and learning, developing advanced curricula, and providing immersive experiences with technology. To celebrate these remarkable … Read more »

Making Blockchain the foundation of your digital transformation

By Michael Glaros, Senior Program Manager with the Microsoft Azure Blockchain engineering team Blockchain is best known as the enabling technology behind the digital asset and payment network Bitcoin. This technology is enabling businesses, industries, and public organisations to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions, streamline business processes, save money, … Read more »

Why mentoring women matters

According to the National Centre for Women and Information Technology, despite 80 percent of women working in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers reporting that they love their work, 32 percent are likely to quit their jobs within a year. In the technology industry in particular, the rate at … Read more »

Microsoft HoloLens expands availability in UAE

Mixed reality experiences to enable UAE organizations in achieving more and creating new ways to empower employees, optimize operations, engage customers and transform products 15 February 2018; Dubai, United Arab Emirates –  Microsoft today announced that Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer is now available in the UAE … Read more »

Enlisting technology in the fight against rhino poachers

South Africa – Rhinos are critical to the broader ecosystem, yet an epidemic to systematically slaughter these majestic animals rages on. In 2017, a total of 1 028 rhinos were poached throughout the country, only 26 less than 2016. The scourge doesn’t look like it’s going to end in the … Read more »

The need for a culture for digital civility increases locally

Johannesburg, 6 February – Last year, Microsoft’s Digital Civility Index (DCI), which measures consumers’ lifetime exposure to online risks, found that South Africa was one of the worst performing countries, when it comes to the level of civility across various online interactions. In fact, SA placed 14th out of the … Read more »