In efforts to what Microsoft says will help local companies of all sizes become more globally competitive by helping develop “next-generation solutions” for their most pressing business problems, they launched the first Microsoft Technology Centre in Africa last week.
Situated at Microsoft South Africa Headquaters, in Bryanston, the centre includes an array of purpose-built environments to ensure world-class learning and development experiences. This includes a data center, fully-equipped developer suite, three envisioning centres and a retail store, which is being run in partnership with Incredible Connection.
The centre will also be available to app developers, start-ups and students wanting to test their solutions before taking them to market.
“This centre is all about collaboration and building an entire ecosystem of innovation. We want to dramatically speed up the pace of innovation, and help our customers and partners slash the time it takes to get solutions and applications to market,” said Mteto Nyati, Microsoft SA’s managing director.