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Microsoft Supports NGOs in Nigeria, Donates Web Hosting Services Worth $5000

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Eligible Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria can access Microsoft cloud offers, such as Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365, Enterprise Mobility, and Power BI, for free, Microsoft Nigeria said.

This was revealed by Olusola Amusan, citizenship manager, Microsoft Nigeria at the Tech4Good program organized by Microsoft Nigeria in partnership with Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN).

The Tech4Good 2017 program is an annual technology training for nonprofit organizations.

Olusola said the global initiative was initiated to empower nonprofit organizations, especially those whose vision aligns with that of the United Nations.

Olusola explained that increasing the productivity was germane to activities and roles provided by the nonprofit organizations, especially here in Nigeria.

"The power of Office365, for instance, will help them to be more efficient and productive in their work.  In addition to the Microsoft applications, we are also donating web hosting services worth of $5,000." he said.

Microsoft has a mission and objective of making technology, which is a powerful force for improving people's lives. However, understands presently, a huge percentage of the world do not have access to the benefits and opportunities that technology offers.

"That’s why we're committed to doing more globally to bring the benefits of technology to the people and organizations who need them most.

Together with our grantees, partners and employees around the world, we’re working to fulfill Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Participants were divided into groups at the Tech4Good which was held at the Sheraton hotel, and each group addressed by a Microsoft Nigeria.

One of the groups handled by Somie Ochuba, Solution Specialist, Business Productivity, Microsoft Nigeria had focused on some of the free cloud services from Microsoft.

She said the Office 356 achieves a lot within the shortest possible time frame, stating that the security feature was an important factor to consider.

"You can send bulk emails, for instance, that is not generalized, but personalized. Using the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) is usually seen as a marketing email, why not make your emails, more directed to the person targeted. You can do this Office 365."