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Telangana to take Microsoft help in its IT initiatives

The government of Telangana and software major Microsoft have come to an understanding for working together primarily in the areas of developing incubation centres for making engineering graduates industry-ready and making Hyderabad the first Wi-Fi enabled city in the country. A delegation of Microsoft led by its India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik held talks with Minister for Information Technology K.T. Rama Rao and IT Secretary Harpreet Singh on the areas of working together. The Microsoft team invited the State government for follow-up discussion at its Hyderabad Centre on August 6.

Later, the IT Minister took the Microsoft team to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, where they explained the latter about the company’s plans of expansion in Hyderabad. Stating that Microsoft was a valued technology partner, the Chief Minister was understood to have said that his government was keen on making Hyderabad the best IT industry friendly city in the country and to come up with the best IT policy soon.

The IT Minister later stated that the State government initiative on developing the incubation centres would be branded as T-Hub and the making Hyderabad a Wi-Fi city as Hy-Fi. On the Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge (TASK), Mr. Rama Rao said the government was planning to make it not just to impart employable skills among the engineering graduates but also to make the youth digitally (IT) literate 100 per cent.

As the Microsoft has initiatives similar to those of Telangana government – Accelerator for making graduates industry-ready and White-Fi on providing Wi-Fi in large areas, it was decided to explore the scope of working together. They offered to give a demo on the White-Fi technology.

On the State government plans to organise a civic reception to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during his possible visit to the city in August/September, the company team assured the Minister that it would get back soon.




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