The Kenyan government has announced the adoption of Microsoft’s cloud-first strategy in a shift that will prioritise Microsoft’s cloud services over traditional on-premises solutions, aiming to elevate public service delivery.
Microsoft will collaborate with the government, Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) through the ICT Authority to establish a joint working framework. The framework, slated for finalisation by February 2024, sets the stage for a comprehensive integration of Microsoft cloud services across Kenya’s various government entities.
The agreement between the Kenyan government and Microsoft is geared towards expediting the nation’s digital transformation initiatives. Aligned with the objectives outlined in the Kenyan digital economy blueprint, the collaboration highlights the importance of technological adoption, enhancing the efficiency of e-government services, and fostering cybersecurity awareness.
This strategic partnership reflects a commitment to leveraging cloud technology to improve overall service delivery, streamline processes, and enhance the government’s ability to adapt to evolving technological landscapes.
As the digital transformation journey unfolds, the collaboration is expected to play a pivotal role in positioning Kenya as a technology-forward nation in the broader African context.