Microsoft pumps more investment into the Middle East region
Microsoft will finance additional investments in the Middle East region by expanding its office in Kuwait to cover Bahrain, and Qatar. This is a step that is expected to have a positive effect on the growth of the information technology (IT) sector in Kuwait and the north gulf region.
The Kuwait office, as before, will focus on business, community, channel, and overall market development in Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, as well as knowledge and technology transfer, and value added services to Microsoft customers and partners.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is a 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 United Arab Emirates (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. — (menareport.com)
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