June 02, 2016: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Punjab government with Microsoft India to use its cloud computing infrastructure for providing better facilities in education , agriculture and healthcare sectors.
The state government has been using an advanced IT infrastructure to provide citizen services since 2013, an official spokesman said here.
Using cloud computing infrastructure it now plans to extend the network across the state, he added.
“Today’s MoU with Microsoft will help the government access the best of Microsoft’s technology and expertise for improvement of digital services to citizens and drive digital inclusion in the state,” he said.
Microsoft will also train manpower in advanced IT technology in the state, he said.