Microsoft unveils $1bn digital transformation investment plan for Poland



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Foundational to this plan is the opening of a new Microsoft data centre region in Poland as part of its global-scale cloud to provide the country’s ecosystem of enterprises.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has unveiled its $1 billion investment plan to accelerate innovation and digital transformation in the “Polish Digital Valley.”

Microsoft and the domestic cloud provider Chmura Krajowa have signed a strategic agreement to provide digital transformation expertise and access to cloud solutions across all industries and enterprises in Poland.

The plan builds on Microsoft’s nearly 30-year track record of working with Polish organisations and businesses of all sizes.

“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,” said Jean-Phillippe Courtois, executive vice president and president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.

“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.


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“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.”

To support local organisations in their transformation and innovation with the new cloud data centre region, Microsoft and Chmura Krajowa have signed a partnership agreement to support Polish public institutions and businesses in critical sectors such as government, health, education, manufacturing, retail, energy, finance, insurance and more.

“I deeply believe that Microsoft’s investment in Poland will be important for enterprises, public institutions and the education system and will enable them to digitally transform and implement new work standards,” said Mateusz Morawiecki, prime minister of Poland.

“Our primary goal is to accelerate Poland’s transformation into a technological hub for the region of Central and Eastern Europe.”

The new cloud data centre region joins Microsoft’s global footprint of cloud regions, now totalling 59 regions announced, with Microsoft Azure available in over 140 countries.

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