Four ways to stay connected with loved ones wherever you are

The word ‘cloud computing’ may sound like something from Star Wars, and only rocket-flying IT gurus can use it.  Well, without knowing it, you share your personal data on the cloud every day when you use social networks to communicate with your friends and family. Cloud computing is essentially the storage and accessing of data…

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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 work force pool, according to The eLearning Africa Report…

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Standing still is falling behind: a little insight into Windows XP End of Support

By Kevin Connolly, Windows Business Group Manager for Microsoft Sub-Saharan Africa & Indian Ocean Islands To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.  ~ Henri Bergson The news has been out for a while but if you haven’t heard, take note. Microsoft is ending Windows XP…

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Guest Post: My top 5 features of Windows Server 2012

Posted by Niyi OmotoyinboChief Consultant for 1st Intellit Solutions Limited in Nigeria Directory Services MVP The sixth release of Windows Server offers a complete platform for building a private cloud. Having worked on Windows Server and Active Directory since the first version, I can say that Windows Server 2012 is the best Microsoft Server Platform…

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Digital Access in the Developing World Becomes a Reality Through Partnerships

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice 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. All of the participants (nearly 500 educators from…

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Microsoft opens its doors to the public

Posted by Dele AkinsadeDeveloper 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 and consumers. Now is Africa’s time. The potential is tremendous,…

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New Innovations in IT Support Environmental Sustainability in Africa

Posted by Frank McCosker Managing Director, Microsoft Global Strategic Accounts Today, I’m in Nairobi, Kenya for the United Nations Chief Executive Briefing, where Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, launched the UN’s new energy neutral Nairobi office building. The building is the first of its kind for the UN in Africa and is a global showcase…

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The Economic Impact of the Cloud

To prepare for the cloud transition, IT leaders who make investments in infrastructure, architectures, and skills have a critical need for a clear vision of where the industry is heading.  We believe the best way to form this vision is to understand the underlying economics driving this long-term trend.  We’ve done extensive analysis of these…

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Africa perfectly poised for the cloud

Posted by Hennie Loubser   Regional General Manager for West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands I recently attended CIO Africa Summit in Nairobi, where African ICT professionals gathered to discuss Africa’s IT opportunities and challenges. One of this year’s clear focus areas was the developing potential of the cloud. Microsoft has invested heavily…

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