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IT skills give Mauritian NGO’s the tools they need to make a real impact
Guest blog post by Lindsay Pointu, e-Inclusion Foundation We live in a fast-paced digital era where new technology comes into play every day. For any organisation to flourish, it is essential that it incorporates this technology into its workings to improve productivity and efficiency – and...
2 Apr 2015
There’s no limit to what you can achieve as a woman in ICT, says Somtochukwu Ochuba
Posted by the Editorial Team In the spirit of International Women's Day on 8 March, we are speaking to some of the inspirational women at Microsoft. Somtochukwu Ochuba is one of our MACH's (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) in Nigeria. After spending 2014 as a 4Afrika intern in Nigeria,...
5 May 2015
Mariam Abdullahi: Always hungry to learn and make an impact in ICT
Posted by the Editorial Team Microsoft had many reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, thanks to the strong women occupying some of the lead roles in the company. One of those women, Mariam Abdullahi – the Mobile Devices Lead in East Africa – explains her early...
17 Mar 2015
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
African finalists gear up for Imagine Cup 2011
Posted by Rizwan Tufail Regional Technology Officer, Microsoft West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Imagination. It is a characteristic often most strongly noticed in young children in their tendency to create imaginary alternatives to their reality. In human society, the ability...
19 May 2011
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
Guest post: An on-the-ground account of Team Quest-O’s experience at Imagine Cup 2011
Posted by Lutalo Joseph Willrich (on behalf of the Team Quest-O) So we hacked like cats at little buttons and mice back in our school dorms many days ago (when no one knew us), and lo! Here we are speaking to the world about our exploits and achievements. It’s lovely, Imagine Cup I mean, amazing...
26 Jul 2011
In a country with 12 official languages, multi-lingual technology is king
Posted by Vis Naidoo , Citizenship Lead, Microsoft South Africa Many of the world's 6 000 languages are absent from the public arena, and 50 percent are in danger of disappearing altogether. As we observe Mother Language Day around the world today, we are also celebrating it in our own “Rainbow...
21 Feb 2011
Microsoft announces BBBEE partners
Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa After an exhaustive five-month process examining and analysing the 683 hopefuls who had responded, Microsoft South Africa today unveiled the first small black-owned software development firms that will benefit from the company’s...
29 Mar 2011
Microsoft leads the transformation of South Africa’s IT industry
Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa Microsoft South Africa has just received the nod from the South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry indicating that it is now a Level 2 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) contributor. What this really means, is that the local subsidiary...
29 Jun 2011
Best of Africa at Imagine Cup 2012
Posted by Dele Akinsade , Developer and Platform Evangelist, West, East and Central Africa “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein Marking Imagine Cup’s ten-year anniversary in 2012, Microsoft is celebrating the 1.4 million (and...
22 Jun 2012
Malawi 2.0: Back to make a difference
Posted by John Nielsen GM, EMEA Customer Service and Support Around this time last year , I accompanied a team of ten Microsoft engineers from the EMEA Customer Service and Support team to Blantyre in Malawi to help launch the Malawi Learning Partnership . We installed a network to connect four...
19 Sep 2012
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