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Nokia sells its headquarters to reduce costs

04-Oct-12 17:46.
Within the framework of  the cost-cutting program, Finnish phone maker Nokia is going to sell its headquarters in the Finnish city of Espoo on the Baltic Sea.
According to preliminary estimates, with the sale of the head office, which is made of glass and steel,  the company expects to gain up to  200-300  million euros for mobile phones sector. It is planned to find a buyer for the property in the near future.
Nokia has no plans to move its headquarters outside Finland and to rent new facility.

Olympiads in Informatics to start soon

03-Oct-12 17:26.
Olympiads in Informatics will start in a few days in Azerbaijan.  Initially  Olympiads will be held within secondary schools, then the city tournaments will start.  Teachers of Informatics may use “” web-site to prepare school pupils for the Olympiads. This information was provided to ICTnews by Naida Isayeva, the administrator of “” web-site, teacher of Informatics and coauthor of the new textbook on “Informatics” developed for comprehensive schools.

Google drops support for .doc in Google Apps

01-Oct-12 15:22.
Google has dropped support for the export of spreadsheets, documents and other files in old-style Microsoft Office formats, the Computing reported.

From 1 October, according to a notice placed on the company's website, users of all editions of Google Apps – including Business, Education, and Government – will be unable to download documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in old Microsoft Office formats with file extensions such as .doc, .xls and .ppt.

Azerbaijani President orders to improve activities in field of information security

27-Sep-12 17:14.
President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on measures to improve activities in the field of information security.
 The decree states that in order to ensure the protection of information processes, to protect the stability and security of information resources of state authorities, to prevent risks in this area, analysis and warning, to coordinate the activities of state and non-state bodies and users of the infrastructure, to assess and manage risk cyber security, to ensure national preparedness and awareness...

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to be provided with high quality broadcasting in Azerbaijan

26-Sep-12 14:34.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan has implemented a number of measures in order to insure the quality and continuity of broadcasting of  the final round of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup which will be held in Azerbaijan.As part of these measures, fiber – optic cables lines were laid to "T.Bahramov", "Shafa", "8- Km", Bayil, "Dalga arena"  and Lankaran stadiums in order to provide them with high quality telephone, fax, ISDN and broadband internet services.

Qatar hosts 25th UPU Congress

25-Sep-12 14:49.
The 25th Universal Postal Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) kicked off in Doha, Qatar on September 24. The event, which will continue until October 15, are expected to be attended by representatives from 192  member countries. Azerbaijan in the Congress is represented by representatives of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies.
Doha Postal Strategy (DPS)  for the next period will be adopted and proposals of member states will be discussed at the event, which is convened every four years.

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