Microsoft India increases focus on North East; signs pact with Sikkim

Microsoft India increases focus on North East; signs pact with Sikkim

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New Delhi, Jan 31 : Microsoft India on Thursday announced plans to increase investments in the eight North Eastern states of India.

As part of its commitment to partner the region in its transformation, the Microsoft signed an MoU with the Sikkim Government to revamp the educational system in the state.

Under the MoU, Microsoft will support Sikkim to build new age tech capacity among students and faculty in government schools in the state. This will include integration of IT content in the state board curriculum to build student capacity, whole school reform through the Microsoft Innovative Schools Program; building teacher capacity - through the Microsoft Educator Network and Innovative Educator Program and; enhancing digital literacy and digital citizenship.

Microsoft has been working closely with several state governments in India to support their digital infrastructure, enhance their citizen services and drive efficiencies in their administrative and governance operations.

It is deploying AI and cloud computing solutions to transform services in different areas including education, agriculture and healthcare.

Close to 150 government departments and SOEs across states are currently powered by the Microsoft cloud.

Microsoft is the only provider of services across all three clouds in the country - private, public and hybrid cloud, and was the first global public cloud service provider to be accredited by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY).

It has also been recently empanelled by the Government of Punjab for its cloud services, The company has set up three cloud datacentres in Pune, Chennai, and Mumbai three years back and the availability of local cloud services – Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 - is accelerating cloud innovation and opening new possibilities in e-governance and inclusive growth. (UNI)