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Microsoft to give $1bn of cloud services to nongovernment mediums

Microsoft responds to cloud critics, offering $1bn worth of services to nongovernmental organizations and researchers over three years
By: Chris Smith | Cloud Computing News | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 4:34 pm

Set over a three-year period, Microsoft will be giving a cool $1 billion worth of cloud services to not for profit organizations and researchers, helping alleviate financial stress for companies and individuals who cannot otherwise afford the technological assistance that 'the cloud' has to offer.




Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, wrote that this helping hand will be spread over approximately 70,000 organizations before the end of 2017, with his company looking to donate around $350 million worth of cloud services to companies before the end of 2016.


This news follows the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland, with experts questioning the global advantages of cloud services if poorer nations cannot access the helpfulness that it brings.


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