Technology has long been a catalyst for progress on key societal challenges around the world. The advent of cloud computing creates vast new opportunities to accelerate that progress, empowering new innovators, unleashing local economic competitiveness and extending opportunity around the world. Microsoft and its partners work closely with governments, organizations and citizens to help them fully harness the power of the cloud computing era with flexible solutions, programs and partnerships to meet local needs. The objective isn’t innovation for innovation's sake, but innovation that enables people to make a Real Impact for a Better Tomorrow in their communities, countries and around the world.