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Microsoft to empower Indian NGOs through its Cloud Services

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Microsoft India has recently announced that its Azure Cloud service is available to non-profit organisations (NGOs) under its “Public Cloud for Good” initiative.

Qualified NGOs can avail free Azure credits worth $5,000 for a year with benefits such as insight, agility and operational efficiency. The software giant, between 2016 and 2018, is donating around $ 1 billion in Cloud Computing Resources to 70,000 NGOs worldwide, including India.

Microsoft has a long-standing commitment to contribute in new and more impactful ways to a societal ecosystem that connects the benefits of technology to those who need it most and work harder to drive inclusion,” said Madhu Khatri, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft India.

To highlight how NGOs were using the platform to drive greater impact, Microsoft India partnered the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Foundation to organise “Azure for Good” workshop. The workshop was attended by 22 representatives from 12 local non-profits.

“We are glad to partner with Microsoft in offering the Azure services worth $5,000 for a year free of cost to the eligible NGOs and are confident that this grant will more than suffice their cloud platform needs,” said Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation.

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