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Telangana signs pact with Microsoft for digital initiatives

Microsoft will work with the state govt to support the development of cloud and mobile-based solutions and support the use of machine learning and advanced visualization

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Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Wednesday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian unit of Microsoft Corp. to help with various initiatives under its Digital Telangana programme.

Microsoft India will work with the state government to support the development of cloud and mobile-based solutions and support the use of machine learning and advanced visualization to help solve challenges in the fields of education, agriculture and healthcare, Microsoft said in a statement.

“Over the past year, we have experimented with cloud, mobile and machine learning based solutions for better citizen connect as well as to help students, farmers and patients in India," said Anil Bhansali, managing director, Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt. Ltd.

“We are delighted to bring many of those learnings to Telangana and explore new use for these world-class technologies. We believe technology should empower every Indian, and today’s MoU will take us further in that journey," Bhansali added.

Telangana has aggressively promoted information communication technologies (ICT) solutions. Its e-governance portal MeeSeva has crossed seven crore online transactions. Meeseva enables citizens to access the services and pay their utility bills from their doorstep.

The state government on Wednesday also launched an innovative ICT enabled solution for government schools called TS-CLASS or Telangana State Computer Literacy and Skills in Schools to revolutionize the way students are taught.

Additionally, the government, in collaboration with various partners, has deployed Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled solutions such as healthcare teleconsulting for remote geographies and online marketplace cum support platform for farmers.

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Published: 17 Nov 2016, 12:18 AM IST
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