Microsoft Country Manager for Ghana, Mr. Derek Appiah
Microsoft has announced that it will make its Windows 10 Operating System available on some mobile devices by close of year 2015.
The company made the announcement when it launched a series of Windows 10 promotions in Ghana to help students, consumers and enterprises upgrade to its level more easily.
Hosted at the University of Ghana, Legon, the launch introduced attendees to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Cloud, while allowing them to interact with a range of devices from Lumia smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Since its global launch in July, more than 110 million devices and eight million business PCs already running windows 10.
It is the most secured Windows ever; kept automatically up-to-date with innovation and security updates.
Speaking to the media, Microsoft Country Manager for Ghana, Mr. Derek Appiah maintained that “the enhanced security features are a real benefit for those using genuine software”.
“Customers get built in, enterprise grade security enabling them to replace passwords with more secure options, protect their data and identities, and run only the software they trust”, he added.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC) one in every three people who use illegal software will likely encounter malware.
The cost of dealing with malware and cyber-attacks across businesses in the Middle East and Africa is US8billion, according to the IDC.
In addition to security features, Windows 10 offers a seamless experience across the broadest range of devices.
“Windows 10 is fast and familiar, providing the perfect platform for the online, offline world. It’s a range of local and globally well-loved applications make it relevant, and designed to put the consumer at the center”, Mr Appiah said.
The latest version of Office seamlessly integrate with Windows 10 across devices, enhancing collaboration.
“Office 365 is the perfect education tool and was demoed at the launch. It enables students and educators to collaborate, share notes, and work simultaneously, no matter what device they are using.”
Microsoft is currently partnering with the public and private education institutions on a number of student device ownership programs.
These include collaboration through local partners such as KQ computers and ZEPTO.
“This is a key part of Microsoft’s effort across Africa, delivering tools and services over a secured cloud platform to enable people to upskill and innovate in order to contribute to economic development.
Microsoft has also partnered with Techno WinPad 10, available at a discounted price for students for a limited period.
The Techno WinPad 10 is a new device, integrating the best of a tablet and a laptop.