Jharkhand government, Microsoft ink deal for cloud services

Author: IANS
| Updated: 2017-02-18 11:37:08

Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand government and Microsoft India on Friday signed an MoU at the "Momentum Jharkhand: Global Investors Summit & Trade Exhibition" to leverage cloud technology to achieve the state's digital goals.

Speaking on the occasion, Umesh Prasad Sah, Director - IT, Department of IT and e-Governance, Jharkhand government, said: "Microsoft will work with the Jharkhand government to support the use of machine learning and advanced visualisation to hep solve challenges in the fields of agriculture and education."

As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Microsoft will support the state government to explore cloud, machine learning and mobile-based solutions to improve citizen services and provide better facilities in the fields of education and agriculture, the company said in a statement.

"We are happy to bring the power of Microsoft cloud technologies, machine learning and data analytics to the state of Jharkhand. We look forward to supporting the government in its effort to enhance citizen services and drive digital inclusion," Sanjeev Gupta, Country General Manager - Public Sector at Microsoft India, said. 

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.