Microsoft calls for coalition to tackle informal cobalt mines in supply chains

Posted by - February 14, 2023

Microsoft has called for an industry alliance on ethical cobalt sourcing after the company’s corporate responsibility boss visited unofficial mines in the Democratric Republic of Congo. Chief of Staff for technical and corporate responsibility at Microsoft, Michele Burlington, joined professor Dorothee Baumann-Pauly from The Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights on a fact-finding trip

 Microsoft services including Outlook, Teams suffer outage

Posted by - January 25, 2023

Microsoft Corporation stated that it was investigating a networking issue that impacted multiple services including Teams and Outlook, with outage reports saying the platforms were down for thousands of users across the globe on Wednesday. According to data from the outage tracking website Down detector showed more than 3,900 incidents in India and over 900

MTN Group’s new partnership with Microsoft – All the benefits it will bring

Posted by - November 29, 2022

MTN Group has formed a strategic alliance with Microsoft to drive growth across its digital, cloud, and enterprise go-to-market segments. This partnership will transform and modernise MTN’s communications infrastructure by harnessing the combined power of both businesses. “Together with Microsoft, MTN Business will be able to enhance both its technological capabilities and its product offerings

Microsoft names Ola Williams as new Manager for Nigeria

Posted by - August 30, 2021

Ola Williams has been announced as the new Country Manager for Microsoft Nigeria as she takes over from Akin Banuso. Ola joins Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa – Multi market region’s Leadership team. She will report directly to General Manager, Ibrahim Youssry and will lead Microsoft efforts to accelerate Nigeria’s Digital transformation and cloud adoption

Microsoft unveils new and exciting games as Xbox turns 20

Posted by - June 14, 2021

Microsoft unveiled recently a batch of new titles for Xbox at the world’s premier video game trade show, including award-winning sensation “Hades” and long-time hit “Halo”. The Xbox maker showed off 30 new games coming to its console, which in November will celebrate two decades on the market. “Our team strives to make Xbox a

Google launches $2bn data hub in Poland

Posted by - April 14, 2021

US tech giant Google on recently launched a new cloud data hub in Warsaw – its first in Central and Eastern Europe – with an investment of nearly $2.0 billion (1.7 billion euros). Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hailed the new hub saying it would ensure “better service from private and public entities” and strengthen security

CFOs Urged to Redefine Roles to Match COVID-19

Posted by - January 15, 2021

As organisations enter recovery phase in the wake of COVID-19, experts have said new challenges and realities would need to be approached with technology at the center. According to Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for Middle East Africa Emerging Markets at Microsoft, the setbacks experienced as a result of the pandemic have been unlike any seen

Microsoft to invest $1bn in OpenAI

Posted by - July 23, 2019

Microsoft Corp plans to invest $1 billion in San Francisco-based OpenAI and that the two had formed a multi-year partnership to develop artificial intelligence supercomputing technologies on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service. OpenAI was founded in 2015 as a nonprofit with $1 billion in funding from Silicon Valley investors Sam Altman, Peter Thiel and LinkedIn

Microsoft to provide $100m to Build Development Centers in Africa

Posted by - May 15, 2019

  Multinational technology company, Microsoft Corporation, has unveiled plans to open two Development Centres – one in Nairobi, Kenya, and the other one in Lagos, Nigeria. The Redmond tech giant announced that over the course of the next five years, they will be spending more than $100 million to open multiple development centres in Africa.

Microsoft, First Bank push digital transformation of SMEs

Posted by - March 25, 2019

Multinational technology giant, Microsoft, has teamed up with First Bank in a partnership that will assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria to adopt digital transformation of their businesses. The partnership, seen as a win-win for all parties, offers SMEs in Nigeria a more flexible way of accessing business tools that will aid their