Hyderabad: Deepening their partnership to improve access, deployment and use of Information and communications technology (ICT) to offer better citizen services and drive digital inclusion, Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft India.
Andhra Pradesh 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 utilisation of cloud data for improving citizen services. He has also agreed to set up a Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam. He promised to visit Anantapur District during his next visit.
According to the MOU, the state government would use technical knowledge provided by the 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 e citizen 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 improve 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.