Microsoft will create its first datacentre region in Italy by investing $1.5 bn in the next few years.  The tech giant, under a five-year plan, will empower SMEs by providing access to cloud services, launching digital skilling, smart-working and AI programmes. The company will also help in the digital transformation of state-owned postal operator Poste Italiane. Based in Milan, the new datacentre region will join Microsoft’s other 60 global regions.

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