In an attempt to make cloud computing services easily accessible, Satya Nadella CEO of Microsoft announced to give away $1 Billion in cloud services to non-profits and researchers over the next three years.
On Tuesday evening in Switzerland, CEO Satya Nadella at the World Economic Forum informed that the plan was carried out to make it easier for non profits and researchers to gain access to same cloud computing tools that have facilitated the business such that huge technical challenges can overcome.
Nadella said “Microsoft is empowering mission-driven organizations around the planet with a donation of cloud computing services-the most transformative technologies of our generation”
He further added “Now more than 70,000 organizations will have access to technology that will help them solve our greatest societal challenges and ultimately improve the human condition and drive new growth equally”
In an online statement yesterday Nadella said “ Last Fall, World leaders at the United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals to tackle some of the toughest global problems by 2030, including poverty, hunger, health and education. A careful read of those goals reveals the central role that ‘Data and Cloud Computing’ must play for analysis and action”