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Microsoft Pledges Support For Women In Cybersecurity

Microsoft Pledges Support For Women In Cybersecurity

Microsoft through the Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through the SheHacks annual HackFest Festival. The pronouncement, made during this year’s annual HackFest held at Strathmore Business School, underscores the organisation’s commitment to supporting developing, sponsoring and advocating for women with […]

Iranian Hackers Targeted US 2020 Campaign, says Microsoft

Iranian Hackers Targeted US 2020 Campaign, says Microsoft

Hackers that appear to be linked to Iran’s government have targeted the 2020 US presidential election, according to tech company Microsoft. The group attacked more than 200 email accounts, some of which belonged to people associated with “a US presidential campaign”, it said. The target was President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, sources told Reuters news […]

Microsoft Opens First Africa Development Centre In Kenya and Nigeria

Microsoft Opens First Africa Development Centre In Kenya and Nigeria

It was almost three decades ago that Microsoft opened its first offices in Africa. In this time, we’ve witnessed incredible growth on the continent – more internet connectivity, more digital capability and more innovation. Africans have expanded the applications of technology, changing the way communities bank, farm and even access healthcare. At Microsoft, we’re very […]

Microsoft To Assist Zim Schools In Technology Upgrade

Microsoft To Assist Zim Schools In Technology Upgrade

Microsoft has entered into an agreement with the Zimbabwe government which will pave the way for the creation technology sensitive classrooms in the country’s education sector. The development comes after government’s introduction of a technology-based education curriculum in 2016 which has however, failed to fully take off due to financial challenges that have seen schools […]

Oyo, Microsoft Partnership To Provide 800 Computers

Oyo, Microsoft Partnership To Provide 800 Computers

The Oyo State Government on Wednesday disclosed that it is partnering Microsoft and Signal Alliance on its digital literacy programme, saying that 800 computers will be provided across eight centres as the pilot scheme. The government disclosed these during a Press conference attended by representatives of Microsoft Nigeria, Signal Alliance, tertiary institutions, schools’ governing boards […]

Microsoft And Ecobank Agree To Drive Digital Transformation In Africa

Microsoft And Ecobank Agree To Drive Digital Transformation In Africa

Microsoft, the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of pan-African banking group Ecobank today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement African governments’ efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent’s major cities through state of the art digital solutions. The MOU […]

LinkedIn CEO explains Why he Sold the Company to Microsoft

LinkedIn CEO explains Why he Sold the Company to Microsoft

Microsoft announced Monday that it would acquire professional networking site LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion. In an email to LinkedIn employees, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner explained why he decided to sell the company to Microsoft. Weiner mentions Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s leadership as a driving factor. “The […]