Microsoft provides free cloud computing programme for Vietnamese NGOs and NPOs

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 17:30

Nghiêm Vũ Khải, VUSTA vice chairman, speaks at the meeting. — Photo

Microsoft and the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA) co-oragnised the “Technology for Good Day” event in Ha Noi on May 10 to introduce a free cloud computing programme to Vietnamese non-governmental and non-profit organisations.

The event came in response to Microsoft’s global Modern Nonprofit Campaign.

Under the programme, organisations will able to use Office 365 and Microsoft Azure for free, while other smart tools such as Dynamics CRM and Power BI will be provided at special rates.

The application of Microsoft technology will bring benefits in five areas: communications, mobile, smart, reliability and efficiency.

Nghiem Vu Khai, VUSTA vice chairman said that the fourth industrial revolution is changing the ways we work, and Microsoft’s technology support is valuable and practical for social organisations, helping improve the performance help organisations implement community initiatives and projects.

Nguyen Ba Quynh, Microsoft’s director of government and public sector, said they believe that by using Microsoft-provided technologies, Vietnamese organisations will be more efficient, contributing to the well-being of disadvantaged communities and the socio-economic development of Viet Nam.

At the event, VUSTA and Microsoft awarded two winners of the Tech4good Foster Innovation competition for their best ideas in technology application to optimise efficiency at work: the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) and the Center for Sustainable Development of Community (CSC).

The competition, held by VUSTA and Microsoft in March and April, aimed to encourage organisations to raise issues and seek solutions with technology. — VNS

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