Bill Gates Pledges IT Resources to Arab World

During his keynote address at a January government leaders forum in Abu Dhabi, Bill Gates revealed the results of a new study by IDC underscoring the impact of information and communication technology on the Arab world’s economy.

“Technology has touched millions of lives and played a significant role in fostering economic development across the region,” Gates said. “Microsoft’s goal is to [help] governments and partner organizations … use technology to accelerate social and economic development.”

The Microsoft-sponsored IDC research project found that the Microsoft “ecosystem” plays a key role in driving the IT industry’s overall contribution to job growth and economic development in the region, which is composed of Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The study also found that for every $1 that Microsoft earns in 2007, companies working with Microsoft in that region will earn $15.56. 

During his keynote address at a January government leaders forum in Abu Dhabi, Bill Gates revealed the results of a new study by IDC underscoring the impact of information and communication technology on the Arab world’s economy.

“Technology has touched millions of lives and played a significant role in fostering economic development across the region,” Gates said. “Microsoft’s goal is to [help] governments and partner organizations … use technology to accelerate social and economic development.”

The Microsoft-sponsored IDC research project found that the Microsoft “ecosystem” plays a key role in driving the IT industry’s overall contribution to job growth and economic development in the region, which is composed of Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The study also found that for every $1 that Microsoft earns in 2007, companies working with Microsoft in that region will earn $15.56. 

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