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Government of Punjab yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft India to use cloud computing infrastructure for better facilities in education, agriculture and healthcare for citizens.
Deputy Chief Minister said that the State Government has been using an advanced IT infrastructure to provide citizen services since 2013. “The Government now plans to extend the network across the State using cloud computing infrastructure. Today’s MoU with Microsoft will help us to access the best of Microsoft’s technology and expertise for improvement of digital services to citizens and drive digital inclusion in the state”, he added.
He also invited Microsoft India to setup its office at IT city SAS Nagar.
Interacting with Deputy Chief Minister after signing the MoU, Mr. Anil Bhansali said, “We are happy to bring the power of Microsoft cloud technologies, machine learning and data analytics to the State of Punjab. We are happy to support the Government of Punjab in its effort to enhance citizen services and drive digital inclusion.”
Anil said that Microsoft India would work with the Punjab to support the development of mobile-based solutions and also support the use of machine learning and advanced visualization to help solve challenges in the fields of education, agriculture and healthcare.