Microsoft Corp. will invest $1 billion in Poland as part of a plan that assumes opening a data centre in the country to accelerate innovation and digital transformation in the ‘Polish Digital Valley’. The investment will be part of Microsoft’s development of global-scale cloud and is expected to provide cloud services to businesses and government institutions, the company said in a statement. The tech giant will work together with local partner Chmura Krajowa to create a new Microsoft Data Region in the country.
“I am proud to announce our $1 billion dollar investment in Poland’s continued digital transformation and the development of the ‘Polish Digital Valley.’ Today’s announcement builds on our nearly 30-year presence in the country. Microsoft’s global-scale cloud in Poland will allow an ever-wider use, faster implementation and more benefits to those public institutions and businesses in critical sectors along with Poland’s thriving start-up community. This investment will also provide strong support for the continued success of Poland’s developer talent pool and beyond, creating critical skilling and learning opportunities for an estimated 150,000 employees, partners and students. Our mission is to empower the people and organizations of Poland to achieve more,” said Jean-Phillippe Courtois, executive vice president and president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.
Check the details and more comments by the Polish Prime Minister and company managers in the statement on Microsoft website.
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