Microsoft Morocco and UM6P join forces in favor of students, startups and SMEs

UM6P students will benefit from a training program provided by Microsoft which will be entirely dedicated to developers and which will be available from the Microsoft Azure platform, announces a joint press release. This program will also be implemented for students of 12 other Moroccan universities and African.

Microsoft and UM6P will jointly implement a new general coding course which will draw on the pedagogical expertise of 1337 and that of Microsoft in order to reach an even wider audience of learners both in Morocco and in other African countries.

Startups and SMEs also targeted by this program

This collaboration will provide startups incubated within UM6P, at “StartGate”, with tools and engines that will allow them to access technology, markets and investors even more easily, while emphasizing the startups that have a social impact, as well as on startups founded by women.

By taking advantage of existing projects on the market, UM6P will work to identify small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that wish to be supported in their digitization initiatives, while Microsoft will provide SMEs registered with UM6P with new technological skills. , while connecting them to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) globally.

This collaboration will also explore the application and potential implementation of the technology Airband developed by Microsoft in the fields of health, agriculture, mining and others.

Microsoft partners with Atlas Cloud Services

Microsoft also announces a partnership with Atlas Cloud Services, a subsidiary of UM6P, to allow Moroccan customers to benefit from services related to Microsoft Hybrid Cloud offers.

“Atlas Cloud Services has worked with Microsoft to deliver resilient cloud solutions using its colocation and datacenter capabilities alongside Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure) and Azure Arc technology,” said Hicham Alaoui, CEO of Atlas Cloud Services. Atlas Cloud Services, quoted in the press release.

‚ÄúThis solution is critical for customers who require their data to stay in-country. It delivers the value of locally hosted, low-latency hybrid solutions to be hosted closer to end users while connected at scale and features of Microsoft Azure,” said Salima Amira, general manager for Microsoft Morocco.

November 24, 2022 at 3:04 p.m.

Modified November 24, 2022 at 3:11 p.m.

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