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AP Govt inks MOU with Microsoft India

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Deepening their partnership to improve access, deployment and use of ICT to offer better citizen services and drive digital inclusion, Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft India.

According to the MoU, the AP State government would use technical knowledge provided by he Microsoft India. Microsoft India will support building of up to three proof-of-concept (POC) solutions to apply Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Advanced Visualization in the fields of education, agriculture and eCitizen services. These POC solutions will be built and deployed to address specific problems within each of the fields to achieve better outcomes for the State. It would use the lab method for data gathering, analysis, predictive analysis and policy planning.

Continuing its commitment to support the government’s initiatives for Cloud adoption and improvement of citizen services, Microsoft India will continue to engage and train State Government’s key IT executives on Microsoft technologies such as Cloud, Mobility and appropriate Microsoft Technology stack. The company will also deliver an exclusive workshop to the government’s key administrative officers on improving productivity by using Microsoft technologies.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu hosted a breakfast meeting at his residence for the technology giant’s CEO Satya Nadella. The meeting, which lasted for 80 minutes, during which  Satya Nadella assured of total cooperation with the State government in utilization of Cloud data for improving citizen services. He has also agreed to set up a Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam and promised to visit Anantapur district during his next visit. (NSS)