Microsoft Plans to Invest in North-East to Push Digital Transformation

Microsoft has been deploying cloud computing and AI solutions for transforming services in various areas such as education, healthcare and agriculture in India

In order to give a push to its digital transformation initiative in the North-East region of India, software giant Microsoft has announced that it is planning to invest in the transportation, utilities and education sectors in the region.

By leveraging the emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), data and cloud, Microsoft aims to enable better services for citizens in North-East region of India, the company said in a statement.

MoU with Sikkim government

As part of the digital transformation drive, the American multinational has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Sikkim committing help to develop new age technology capacity among faculty and students in government schools of the state.

As per the MoU, the software giant will incorporate IT content in the curriculum of state board, enhance digital literacy, conduct entire school reforms, and build teacher capacity through its programmes such as Educator Network, Innovative Schools Programme and Innovative Educator Programme.

Benefits of Technology

Manish Prakash, General Manager, Public Sector, Microsoft India, said, “E-governance is the best way to get the benefits of technology to all the residents of North East India and we believe the next step of growth will be to leverage the power of the Cloud, AI, IoT and data.”

The company has been deploying cloud computing and AI solutions for transforming services in various areas such as education, healthcare and agriculture in India.

Microsoft is the sole provider of services across all the three clouds in India – public, private and hybrid cloud and nearly 150 government departments in the country are powered by Microsoft Cloud.

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