Microsoft expands regional operations new Qatar office
Microsoft has announced the opening of a new office in the Qatar Science and Technology Park. The new location is part of Microsoft’s ongoing growth and development of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Qatar.
The new Science and Technology Park is a major project that is expected to boost research and information technology development efforts in Qatar. Sheikha Mozah as the Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation and lead sponsor of the project, has indicated a strong belief that information technology adoption, research work and education efforts are the drivers of growth in Qatar, and key in securing a leadership role in the new world economy of the 21st century.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean (GEM) opened its Dubai-based Middle East headquarters office in 1991, since then subsidiaries were opened in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Microsoft GEM was responsible for the company's business in Pakistan, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus and Malta. Since 1999, Microsoft also opened offices in Lebanon, Kuwait and Pakistan and an office in Jordan and Oman.
Microsoft recently refocused their office in Kuwait to become Microsoft North Gulf, acting as a central office that supports Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iraq markets. — (menareport.com)
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