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Governance Dynamics The availability of Microsoft cloud services through local data centers has the potential to make “Digital India” a reality. Cloud can open new possibilities in eGovernance, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare and Education, and impact the lives of millions. Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Microsoft Corporation India, in an exclusive interview with Souvik Goswami of Elets News Network (ENN), talks how cloud computing promotes ease of interaction with citizens and businesses
hrow some light on the various cloud computing solutions offered by Microsoft.
Microsoft is the only company building out a hyper-scale public cloud while also meeting customer needs for private cloud and hybrid solutions. Our complete portfolio of cloud services through our local datacenters - Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and CRM Online, are designed to fuel innovation and accelerate India’s digital transformation. The Microsoft Cloud turns massive streams of data into insight, helps drive unparalleled productivity, transforms a mobile workforce into a connected team, and scales rapidly to meet customers’ needs for organizations across verticals. Similarly, cloud can deliver enormous computing power to drive advanced analytics and machine learning, enabling the government to address the country’s pressing problems. At Microsoft, we have analyzed all regulatory, security and privacy requirements of the Government of India and ensure that our datacenters will exceed these requirements. The Cloud Decision Framework can help government departments unlock the power of public and hybrid cloud with very compelling economic models. For instance, in Andhra Pradesh, we are helping the Government predict school dropouts by using Machine learning. We have a 10,000-strong partner community to bring the best in-class technology to the Indian citizens. We and our partners are
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