Microsoft appoints Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as strategic partner lead for Africa

AFRICA – Microsoft, a technology and software company, has appointed Ghanaian corporate expert, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, as the strategic partner lead for Africa at its new Africa Transformation Office. Kyerematen-Jimoh will be responsible to build strategic partnerships with governments, telecommunications operators, financial institutions and international firms operating across Africa. The agreements will also extend to financial institutions, Telco operators, the UN,…

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Liquid and Microsoft partner to launch a video conferencing platform

ZIMBABWE – Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technology, has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a videoconferencing platform, OneVoice, which will allow Microsoft Teams to dial a landline or mobile phone. The new product comes at a time internet-based calling is gaining in popularity as people conduct more of their business online through platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp and…

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Microsoft appoints Ola Williams as new Country Manager for Nigeria

NIGERIA – Microsoft, a technology corporation, has announced the appointment of Ola Williams as the new Country Manager for Nigeria. In her new role, Ola will lead Microsoft efforts to accelerate Nigeria’s Digital transformation and cloud adoption across all our customer segments. She will work to identify new opportunities and mobilize internal organization resources as well as external stakeholders. “I’m…

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Ecobank, consortium partner to provide SMEs with digital skills and knowledge

AFRICA – Ecobank Group, a pan-African banking group, in partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy is set to provide training to equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa. This training will provide SMEs digital skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s digital world. SMEs have been significantly impacted by the COVID19 pandemic with its attendant lockdowns…

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Microsoft unveils Windows 11 as it takes direct aim at rival Apple’s lucrative App Store business model

WORLD – Tech giant Microsoft has unveiled Windows 11, its first major operating system revamp since 2015 with new changes that take direct aim at Apple’s lucrative App Store business model, reports Reuters and Tech Central. Windows 11, which will hit the market by the end of this year, will include a new Windows Store that will let software developers use…

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Microsoft partners Standard Bank for its digital transformation and continental growth

AFRICA – Standard Bank and Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of Africa’s largest financial institution and further drive the continent’s growth. According to a statement by Microsoft, creating a digital platform, application modernisation and cloud migration of the continent’s largest financial institution will enable innovation, resilience and cost-efficiencies allowing Standard Bank to respond to…

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Microsoft partners Tech4Dev to train girls and women in deep tech skills

NIGERIA – Microsoft has partnered with Tech4Dev, a non-profit social enterprise, on the Women Techsters Initiative to train girls and women in Nigeria and across Africa in coding and deep technology skills. This partnership aims to bridge the digital and technology divide and ensure equal access to opportunities across the continent. The Women Techsters initiative, which is aimed at girls…

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Liquid Telecom buys Microsoft Dynamics specialist Quattro Business Solutions MEA operations

MEA – Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom Group, has acquired the Middle East & Africa operations of Quattro Business Solutions (QBS), a company that specialises in Microsoft Dynamics enterprise software which it says will allow the company to innovate and enhance its digital services offerings. “The strategic acquisition of this international partner allows Liquid Telecom to increase the breadth of digital service offerings to…

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MainOne becomes the first Microsoft Azure Peering Services partner for West Africa

NIGERIA – MainOne, a communications services company for business, has announced that it has become the first Microsoft Azure Peering Services partner for West Africa, providing enterprises using Microsoft Cloud services with a secured, reliable and high performance experience relative to what is currently available in the market. MainOne now offers enterprises improved performance in accessing Microsoft Cloud applications such…

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Microsoft partners with AGRA to digitize agriculture in Sub Saharan countries

KENYA – US software giant Microsoft has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture. The collaboration between Microsoft through its 4Afrika initiative will support AGRA’s digital transformation as it works to improve food security for 30 million farming households across 11 countries by 2021. The MoU…

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