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Microsoft Cloud services to empower NGOs in India

NGOs across India are challenged by the lack of funds to setup the required ICT infrastructure

ANI  |  New Delhi 

General view of Microsoft Corporation headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. Photo: Reuters
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As part of Microsoft's 'Public Cloud for Good' initiative, Microsoft is making Microsoft Cloud services broadly available to eligible non-profit organizations, bringing the power of technology to them.

Qualifying non-profits can avail free credits worth US $5000 for a year to unlock benefits such as insight, agility and operational efficiency.

Globally, Microsoft is donating US $1 billion in cloud computing resources between 2016 and 2018 to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide, including in

Microsoft partnered with Foundation to organize "for Good" workshop in today. Attended by 22 representatives from 12 local non-profits, the workshop highlighted how other organizations in the sector are using the cloud platform to drive greater impact among communities in the face of constant challenges of limited manpower and resources.

Some of the participating non-profits included Share India, Rural Development Foundation, Parents Association for the Mentally Handicapped Persons, LEPRA Society, Eye Institute, CHORD, CAP Foundation, Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, Ashray Akruti, Jaldhaara Foundation, Dr. Reddy's Foundation and Aide et Action.

"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 Associate General Counsel Microsoft India, Madhu Khatri.

"NGOs across are challenged by the lack of funds to setup the required ICT infrastructure for their portals, apps and other online solutions. This makes it difficult for them to scale up the good work and limits their own reach. We are glad to partner with Microsoft in offering the services worth $5000 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 CEO Foundation, Shrikant Sinha.

New Delhi-based Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of Information and Communication Technology, shared at the workshop, its story of migrating to the cloud to fulfill its mission of empowering people digitally especially those from the unreached and underserved communities of

By adopting Microsoft the organization has been able to save time and trouble with technology tools, accomplish more, streamline tedious tasks, and save money on tech support.

Similarly, Don Bosco YaR Forum, collaborated with App Point Software Solutions to create Child MISS (Management Information System and Services). It is a comprehensive Child Tracking System for effective data management, monitoring and reporting.

Hosting the solution on the public cloud platform enabled agility which helped scaling up infrastructure and improve the NGO's responsiveness. It enables Child MISS to maintain a holistic database of all children and contributes to the speed, structure, knowledge and services for the care, protection, knowledge and development of at-risk youth. Microsoft has helped Child MISS increase its impact by 200 percent.

Digital Empowerment Foundation and Don Bosco YaR Forum are compelling examples of how the can empower nonprofits to achieve their missions with greater insights, capabilities and efficiency.

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Microsoft Cloud services to empower NGOs in India

NGOs across India are challenged by the lack of funds to setup the required ICT infrastructure

NGOs across India are challenged by the lack of funds to setup the required ICT infrastructure
As part of Microsoft's 'Public Cloud for Good' initiative, Microsoft is making Microsoft Cloud services broadly available to eligible non-profit organizations, bringing the power of technology to them.

Qualifying non-profits can avail free credits worth US $5000 for a year to unlock benefits such as insight, agility and operational efficiency.

Globally, Microsoft is donating US $1 billion in cloud computing resources between 2016 and 2018 to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide, including in

Microsoft partnered with Foundation to organize "for Good" workshop in today. Attended by 22 representatives from 12 local non-profits, the workshop highlighted how other organizations in the sector are using the cloud platform to drive greater impact among communities in the face of constant challenges of limited manpower and resources.

Some of the participating non-profits included Share India, Rural Development Foundation, Parents Association for the Mentally Handicapped Persons, LEPRA Society, Eye Institute, CHORD, CAP Foundation, Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, Ashray Akruti, Jaldhaara Foundation, Dr. Reddy's Foundation and Aide et Action.

"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 Associate General Counsel Microsoft India, Madhu Khatri.

"NGOs across are challenged by the lack of funds to setup the required ICT infrastructure for their portals, apps and other online solutions. This makes it difficult for them to scale up the good work and limits their own reach. We are glad to partner with Microsoft in offering the services worth $5000 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 CEO Foundation, Shrikant Sinha.

New Delhi-based Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of Information and Communication Technology, shared at the workshop, its story of migrating to the cloud to fulfill its mission of empowering people digitally especially those from the unreached and underserved communities of

By adopting Microsoft the organization has been able to save time and trouble with technology tools, accomplish more, streamline tedious tasks, and save money on tech support.

Similarly, Don Bosco YaR Forum, collaborated with App Point Software Solutions to create Child MISS (Management Information System and Services). It is a comprehensive Child Tracking System for effective data management, monitoring and reporting.

Hosting the solution on the public cloud platform enabled agility which helped scaling up infrastructure and improve the NGO's responsiveness. It enables Child MISS to maintain a holistic database of all children and contributes to the speed, structure, knowledge and services for the care, protection, knowledge and development of at-risk youth. Microsoft has helped Child MISS increase its impact by 200 percent.

Digital Empowerment Foundation and Don Bosco YaR Forum are compelling examples of how the can empower nonprofits to achieve their missions with greater insights, capabilities and efficiency.

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Microsoft Cloud services to empower NGOs in India

NGOs across India are challenged by the lack of funds to setup the required ICT infrastructure

As part of Microsoft's 'Public Cloud for Good' initiative, Microsoft is making Microsoft Cloud services broadly available to eligible non-profit organizations, bringing the power of technology to them.

Qualifying non-profits can avail free credits worth US $5000 for a year to unlock benefits such as insight, agility and operational efficiency.

Globally, Microsoft is donating US $1 billion in cloud computing resources between 2016 and 2018 to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide, including in

Microsoft partnered with Foundation to organize "for Good" workshop in today. Attended by 22 representatives from 12 local non-profits, the workshop highlighted how other organizations in the sector are using the cloud platform to drive greater impact among communities in the face of constant challenges of limited manpower and resources.

Some of the participating non-profits included Share India, Rural Development Foundation, Parents Association for the Mentally Handicapped Persons, LEPRA Society, Eye Institute, CHORD, CAP Foundation, Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, Ashray Akruti, Jaldhaara Foundation, Dr. Reddy's Foundation and Aide et Action.

"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 Associate General Counsel Microsoft India, Madhu Khatri.

"NGOs across are challenged by the lack of funds to setup the required ICT infrastructure for their portals, apps and other online solutions. This makes it difficult for them to scale up the good work and limits their own reach. We are glad to partner with Microsoft in offering the services worth $5000 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 CEO Foundation, Shrikant Sinha.

New Delhi-based Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of Information and Communication Technology, shared at the workshop, its story of migrating to the cloud to fulfill its mission of empowering people digitally especially those from the unreached and underserved communities of

By adopting Microsoft the organization has been able to save time and trouble with technology tools, accomplish more, streamline tedious tasks, and save money on tech support.

Similarly, Don Bosco YaR Forum, collaborated with App Point Software Solutions to create Child MISS (Management Information System and Services). It is a comprehensive Child Tracking System for effective data management, monitoring and reporting.

Hosting the solution on the public cloud platform enabled agility which helped scaling up infrastructure and improve the NGO's responsiveness. It enables Child MISS to maintain a holistic database of all children and contributes to the speed, structure, knowledge and services for the care, protection, knowledge and development of at-risk youth. Microsoft has helped Child MISS increase its impact by 200 percent.

Digital Empowerment Foundation and Don Bosco YaR Forum are compelling examples of how the can empower nonprofits to achieve their missions with greater insights, capabilities and efficiency.

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