Archive for the 'Jordan's IT "industry"' Category

Apple to employ 3000 in India R&D facility by 2007

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Steve Jobs wil soon be visiting India to inaugurate a new R&D facility for Apple in Bangalore. Starting with 1,500 people, the facility will employ 3000 people by the end of 2007.

Amazing, huh?

To hell with IT.. It’s skyscrapers we need man!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Zeid Nasser reporting from CeBit Hannover about the almost non-existent Jordanian participation in the “biggest show on earth” for IT. What a shame!

Who needs IT when a real estate IPO can attract 1 billion dollars from 160,000 investors?

Zeid Nasser’s blog: CELEBRATION | Reporting from the biggest show on earth!
So, it’s the world’s biggest IT show, […]

iSystem Apple Center opens

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

The place was packed and music was loud. Ammanis got their hands on the Macs and iPods. Store was well stocked. Large variety of iPod accessories available. A nice little selection of Mac software was also in stock, most notably iLife and iWork ‘06 (but not priced yet). A schedule of training sessions and demos […]

Apple’s digital lifestyle comes to Amman

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

DIGITAL LIFESTYLE | Macs and iPods will make a fashionable retail appearance in Jordan next Sunday. Ahmad Humeid previews Jordan’s first ‘iSystem’ store

Apple is back. It has certainly taken quite some time for the Middle East to feel the seemingly unstoppable energy of Apple’s global resurgence. But now, driven by demand for the iPod, as […]

toot: now with Arabic interface and improved voting feature

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

It’s the beginning of March. Spring is on the doorsteps :) . Ok let’s get to the point..

Yesterday night, we launched an Arabic interface for toot. In the Arabic interface you will still see Arabic and English blog content mixed up and we intend to keep it this way. We simply believe in a culture of […]

Amman’s Apple ‘Store’.. or shall I say ‘center’ will open Sunday

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

So here it is! The long rumored Amman Apple store. Well, actually it is really an Apple Center. Real Apple Stores (those run directly by Apple) only exist, at the time of this writing, in the US, Canada, Japan and the UK. But what the heck. This is great. I literally stumbeld upon the new […]

Software outsourcing and offshore development: an inside view from China

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Under the title ‘China. We’re not India’ this Always-On story gives an insider view of the opportunities, challenges (and sheer size) of the software outsourcing industry in China, while comparing it to India.

Remember, in Jordan we were saying, we ‘don’t want to be India’, we ‘want to be Ireland’. At the height of the Jordanian […]