Fakhoury says Lebanon remains an importantmarket for Microsoft.
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Despite a remarkable improvement in Internet connectivity, Lebanon is still in need of more broadband capacity to enable the country to become a hub for cloud computing, a senior Microsoft executive said.Fakhoury said that commercial enterprises in the region have been using cloud computing for the past three to four years.Microsoft has years of experience in operating cloud data centers and delivering more than 200 public cloud services, such as Xbox Live, Outlook.com, Office365 and Bing.As demand grows for online and cloud services, Microsoft is anticipating growth in its cloud infrastructure and it is continuously exploring new potential data centerlocations across the world as part of its regular business operations.Lebanon remains an important market for Microsoft despite the fact that it is a small country mired by political and security problems.Fakhoury said that Microsoft has been very active in assisting entrepreneurs who have good ideas but who are short on cash by providing them with programs such as Microsoft BizSpark.
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