HDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government today said Microsoft India will be setting up a Centre of Excellence in Visakhapatnam as part of its digital inclusion drive in the state, besides sharpening focus on raising productivity.
The technology giant signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government in deployment and use of information and communications technologies to offer better citizen services in the state, an official release said.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu hosted a breakfast meeting for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella — who is currently on a visit to Hyderabad — at his residence today.
The meeting lasted for 80 minutes, during which Nadella assured the state government of total cooperation in utilisation of cloud data for improving citizen services.
“He (Nadella) has also agreed to set up a Centre for Excellence in Visakhapatnam. He promised to visit Anantapur district during his next visit,” the statement said.
The company will also deliver an exclusive workshop to the government’s key administrative officers on improving productivity by using Microsoft technologies, it added.