Misk to implement cloud computing to help Saudi SMBs innovate faster

Updated 26 March 2018

Misk to implement cloud computing to help Saudi SMBs innovate faster

RIYADH: The Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk) announced, Sunday, that this year it will begin implementing the Amazon Internet Services program AWS CloudStart, which will promote cloud computing in Saudi small and midsize businesses (SMBs), SPA reported.
The program will focus on developing cloud-based services and solutions at government, nonprofit, and educational organizations in the Kingdom.
Misk will use AWS CloudStart to provide cloud resources and skills to help SMBs transform their businesses and innovate faster.
The program is also expected to help the public sector to develop new solutions for service provision.
AWS CloudStart offers resources including training, practice labs, and promotional credits worth $1 million.
The program works with economic development organizations around the world to provide education and hands-on training at cloud-computing labs to improve the skills of entrepreneurs in this field, promote economic growth, and encourage innovation.
Amazon Internet Services will provide specialized training at the labs through Misk Foundation.
Misk is a non-profit foundation devoted to cultivating learning and leadership skills in Saudi Arabia through focusing on the country’s youth.


500 visitors from 60 countries visit historic Jeddah

Visitors also attended a folkloric show including “Ardah” traditional dance, oboe and other artistic exhibitions, all performed by an artistic group. (Supplied)
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500 visitors from 60 countries visit historic Jeddah

  • Visitors attended a folkloric show including “Ardah” traditional dance

JEDDAH: Five hundred guests from 60 countries today toured the Historic ​​Jeddah area. The guests had already attended the international conference “Sustainable Marine Development Towards 2030 and Beyond” organized this month by the Public Transport Authority (PTA) in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization.

The tour included Umrah in Makkah and a visit to Historic Jeddah in the presence of the Vice President of the PTA Fareed Al-Qahtani and the authority’s employees.

The tour started from “Bab El-Madinah” (the city’s gate) and ended with a visit to “Beit Nassif” (Nassif Mansion), during which the visitors were acquainted with the house’s architecture and interior designs, and dined in the traditional houses to experience the authentic Saudi Hijazi flavor.

Visitors were accompanied by Samir Qumsani, founder and chairman of the Saudi Tour Guides Association, and tour guide Sami Khiari. They were given a full explanation of the history of the city and its various historical epochs, including ancient methods of construction with excavated stones, and “Rawashin” artistic designs that characterize the Hijazi traditional houses in Jeddah.

Visitors also attended a folkloric show including “Ardah” traditional dance, oboe and other artistic exhibitions, all performed by an artistic group.