Microsoft has pledged a $1 billion donation worth of cloud services to provide additional cloud resources to non-profits and university researchers over the next three years.
Through Microsoft philanthropies, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has therefore rolled out a new three-part initiative geared towards ensuring Microsoft’s cloud computing resources offer hands on services to the public.
“Microsoft is empowering mission-driven organizations around the planet with a donation of cloud computing services — the most transformative technologies of our generation,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The future of computing being in cloud resources offered by tech companies around the world, users are unlocking secrets held by data in ways that create new insights and lead to breakthroughs.
The transparency is not only impactful in science and technology but also in economic and social challenges and delivery of better human services.
In September 2015, 193 heads of state and other world leaders unanimously adopted 17 sustainable development goals to achieve by 2030.
This ambitious agenda—which includes ending poverty, ending hunger, and ensuring affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all—will only be achievable with the benefit of significant inventions and technology innovations.
The scale and computational power enabled by cloud computing will be essential to unlocking solutions to this list of some of the world’s seemingly unsolvable problems.
According to Microsoft’s president Brad Smith, the company has declared commitment to provide cloud computing resources to institutions in a course to address fundamental human challenges.
“One of our ambitions for Microsoft Philanthropies is to partner with these groups and ensure that cloud computing reaches more people and serves the broadest array of societal needs.” Said Mr. Smith
Microsoft Philanthropies will focus on; serving the broad needs of the nonprofit community, expanding access to cloud resources for faculty research in universities, reaching new communities with last-mile connectivity and cloud services as their effort to drive digital inclusion