• Subject : Jordan Based TAG-IT Launches First Arab LapTop: TAGITop
  • Date : 05-Apr-2011
  • Text :

    Special to ag-IP-news Agency
    AMMAN --- April 5, 2011 --- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) celebrated on April 2, 2011 the launch of “TAGITOP”, the first state-of-the-art Arab laptop.
    On this occasion, HE Senator Talal Abu-Ghazaleh met with local, Arab and international media representatives where he talked about this historical achievement, describing it as a knowledge tool that "we seek to deliver for our children as it is the first Arab production with an Arab design and investment."
    Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed that this laptop is a non-profit project to be sold at the cost price that is operated on a commercial basis to ensure the project’s continuity and sustainability where other upgraded versions shall be constantly produced. Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh added, “We shall continue with our research and development and we are proud of this product which is atop of the global production.”
    He explained "our mission is to have the highest-quality production therefore, we did not produce a cheap product. This laptop bears our name; it means it crystallizes our reputation, moral and material commitment."
    He stressed that the laptop will not be sold at commercial stores, but by direct contracts through the Organization’s offices saying “We decided not to sell it at the stores to avoid other extra costs and to ensure achieving the non-profit goal as it is meant for students. We were keen that the laptop meets the youth’s needs and requirements. It is light in weight and contains important programs that help acquire knowledge.”
    In this connection, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh explained that each student at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Graduate School of Business (TAGSB) will be provided with this laptop to enable them interact and benefit from TAGSB’s various digital facilities.
    Senator Abu-Ghazaleh expressed hopes that the Organization’s initiatives shall motivate vital sectors in Jordan to take a role in development, modernization, and reinforcement of sustainable development. He also focused on the importance of enhancing partnership between the public and private sectors and to launch new projects and initiatives to enhance the development march.
    On this occasion, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh announced the launch of “TAG PEDIA” as an electronic reference to all types of Arab knowledge, which is the first Arab “Wikipedia” stating that it is neither a translation nor a copy of the foreign one; rather, it’s a project carried out by the Organization over two years to fill with Arab content, which shall be subject to direct supervision and control.
    On the other hand, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh announced preparations to launch the first center to settle virtual disputes where the Organization was accredited to be the first international center in the Middle East to settle disputes over the Internet sites in case any dispute arises over cyberspace.
    Mr. Salah Abu Osbeh, executive director of TAGITOP project tackled the new laptop’s technical specifications and design saying that the project is of the highest technical specifications of its kind which aims to serve the society through cooperation and partnership with Microsoft – Jordan which supported the provision of the operating software at preferential prices to make the Laptop’s price affordable to the public.
    He added that scientific and professional dictionaries for accounting, business, Intellectual Property, information technology issued by the Organization as well as computer application software were added to the Laptop. He also explained that all public and private educational institutions were contacted who in turn welcomed this Arab laptop.