Dubai Internet City (DIC) signed a landmark deal with Microsoft Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean (GEM) for use of Microsoft software.
Ahmad Binbyat, CEO, Dubai Internet City said “We believe that strategic partnerships with industry leaders are key to establishing DIC as this region’s robust technology backbone and are therefore very pleased to partner with Microsoft in our joint vision to transform this region’s economy into one that is knowledge-based.”
Until date, 214 companies have registered with Dubai Internet City and over two billion Emirati dirhams ($545 million) have been invested in the project. This agreement that covers Dubai Internet City’s software requirements will ensure that DIC stays updated in software technologies.
Microsoft opened its Dubai-based Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean (GEM) headquarters in 1991, since when subsidiaries have opened in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Microsoft GEM is responsible for the company's business in Pakistan, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus and Malta.
Over the last two years, Microsoft opened offices in Lebanon, Kuwait
(1999) and Pakistan (2000) and has recently announced the opening of an office in Jordan. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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