, the local branch of cloud giant Microsoft Corporation, took part in ‘Technology for Good Day’ *(Tech4Good) alongside the Information Technology and Communication Center in Vietnam (Vietnet-ICT). The event was attended by around 60 NGOs operating in the country. Microsoft has committed $1 billion in cloud computing resources to help 70,000 NGOs in various parts of the world. Tech4Good is part of a series of events that are designed to help NGOs become more productive through the use of technology.
Those present at the event were able to get a ‘hands on’ introduction to solutions like Office 365, which allow users to work from any location and at any time of the day. Attendees also looked at Microsoft Azure, which facilitates services like web hosting, cloud storage, and disaster recovery. A suite of cloud-based services including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Power BI has already been offered to NGOs at discount prices. 2016’s Tech4Good also offered training for organizations in Hanoi that are adopting Microsoft solutions, while organizations in other provinces received online training.
“After attending Tech4Good event, I have been inspired by the transformative potential of technology and available resources donated from Microsoft, as well as better understand how the cloud can benefit our organization and communities,” explained World University Service of Canada (WUSC)’s country coordinator Nguyen Minh Hanh.”I hope that in the next times, Microsoft would scale up the event to provide more information, advice and resources we need to adopt Microsoft technologies in solving specific problems of NGOs.”Do you know of any other companies helping NGOs and non-profits? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.