Microsoft to invest USD 1bn in Poland

US software giant Microsoft will invest USD 1 billion in digital technologies in Poland.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Pixabay License

As part of the initiative, Microsoft will set up a data center in Poland, the first of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported on Tuesday.

Under a deal, the US giant will also train around 150,000 employees, IT specialists, teachers, and students in a programme aiming to improve digital skills.

Microsoft signed the deal with Poland’s National Cloud operator.

Mark Loughran, General Manager of Microsoft Poland, told a video conference that Poland now had an opportunity to be in the digital heart of Europe.

The National Cloud was set up in October 2018 by Poland’s PKO BP bank and the Polish Development Fund, a state-owned financial group.

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Source: IAR

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