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Millions of African Students Vie for Tomorrow’s Jobs Today, thanks to Office 365 ProPlus
Posted by Warren H. A. La Fleur, Regional Manager, Education Industry for Microsoft West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Across the African continent, growing evidence suggests that learning by using technology is essential to deliver good academic results and to supply a tech savvy...
24 Mar 2015
A Look Inside: Enabling Forest Protection and Education through Microsoft’s Offset Investments
Carbon neutrality is important to Microsoft, not only in terms of our direct carbon emissions, but also when it comes to protecting biodiversity , promoting health and wellbeing and securing food and jobs. Deforestation is estimated to account for approximately 18 percent of global carbon emissions,...
3 Feb 2015
Horn of Africa Crisis
By Brad Smith , General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs It has been over two months since famine was declared in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, leaving 12.4 million people in need of emergency aid. Every day over 1,500 famine-stricken Somalis arrive in...
29 Sep 2011
African innovation leads the way for global citizenship
Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer Platforms Evangelism Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands “ Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time. ” – Bill Gates I am thrilled by the African finalists of this year’s...
4 Jun 2013
A local approach to customer service & support
Posted by Dora Mbuyi Marketing Communications & CPE Lead Customer support has always been a core focus for Microsoft. The recent roll-out of more local support numbers in Africa is yet another important milestone for us. By expanding our local dedicated support services in Africa to include Nigeria...
3 Jan 2013
Driving growth in Kenya through mobility
Posted by: Bruce Howe, general manager of Nokia East Africa The Kenyan market has shown phenomenal growth in the use of mobile phones and particularly smartphones. Data from the GSM Association shows that the smartphone market is growing at 40% per annum and that this growth will continue up to 2017...
21 Feb 2013
Microsoft opens its doors to the public
Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer and Platform Evangelist Lead for Microsoft in West, East, Central Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands The growth of internet access and mobile penetration across Africa has resulted in a technology tipping point in terms of the opportunities available to business...
15 Nov 2011
Microsoft accelerates tech growth in Africa with Dev Camps
Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer Platforms Evangelism Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands Developers are crucial to Africa’s digital development. Without local developers to rely on, Africa would struggle to gain ground in an increasingly digital global economy. And, they are...
29 Apr 2013
Microsoft partner Virtual City wins an Outstanding Regional Achievement Award at the World Summit Award Mobile 2010
Posted by Louis Otieno General Manager, Microsoft East and Southern Africa For nearly 20 years, Microsoft has worked hard to create a vast and diverse network of partners across Africa, helping to place technology at the heart of sustainable development. We see our role within the region as providing...
11 Jan 2011
Digital Access in the Developing World Becomes a Reality Through Partnerships
Posted by Anthony Salcito Vice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft Originally posted on Microsoft on the Issues One of the profound privileges of my job is that, every year around this same time, we host the Partners in Learning Global forum – this is the Olympics of innovative education...
6 Dec 2012
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