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, she has now moved on to…

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How Microsoft Windows Azure can save your start-up time and money

By Dele Akinsade, Server and Tools Business Group Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa  Those of you who move in IT circles might have heard of Microsoft Azure. But it’s not just for the IT savvy – in fact, Azure is the perfect cloud-based platform for any business owner, small or large. If your business makes use of…

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5 minutes with Dele Akinsade

Posted by Editor Dele has recently taken up the position of Server and Tools Business Group Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, he was the Developer Platform Evangelism Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa.  Here, he shares his thoughts on life, Africa and why he loves his job. How long have you been at Microsoft? I’ve been at…

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Interview with Abiola Olaniran: Taking on the Windows Games world by storm!

By Dele Akinsade, Platforms Evangelism Lead, West, East, and Central Africa, and Indian Ocean Islands A fun-loving, piano-playing, visionary geek. Abiola Olaniran dreamed about the dramatic rise of the mobile space in Africa, and of his own tech empire to go with it. Five years later he is Nigeria’s highest paid Windows Game developer and…

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Be the next big thing in Africa

Posted by: Dele Akinsade, Developer Platforms Evangelism Lead, sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands I must have the best job at Microsoft. I get to experience the passion of young people using technology every day, and how a little imagination can solve seemingly impossible problems. Like this year’s Imagine Cup winners of the United Nations…

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Microsoft accelerates tech growth in Africa with Dev Camps

Posted by Dele AkinsadeDeveloper 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 important to our ecosystem in Africa because we rely on them to make our…

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Supporting Africa’s culture of innovation for a better tomorrow

Posted by Robert Kayihura, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Today, we are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day, a global event that brings attention to the importance of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year’s theme is ‘Creativity: The Next Generation”. This got me thinking –when we look at the next generation in Africa,…

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Get behind African developers for Imagine Cup 2013

Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer Platforms Evangelism Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands It’s that time of the year again: the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition season is in full swing, with local finals taking place across the continent.  The competition brings together student innovators from every corner of the globe to showcase their great…

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