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Punjab empanels Microsoft for Cloud services

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The Government of Punjab has empanelled Microsoft for providing cloud services in the State for three years.

The Department of Governance Reform, Punjab has empaneled four Microsoft partners, also viz Tata Communication Ltd, Embee Software Ltd, G7Cr Technologies Pvt Ltd, and SISL Infotech Pvt Ltd in its Cloud Services Directory.

This will enable the government departments and agencies in Punjab to choose the Microsoft Cloud for digital transformation.

The State Government is hopeful that through Microsoft Azure, public sector organizations in Punjab will be able to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service, Dev/Test, Virtual Desktop as a Service, and Managed Backup to citizens. The Microsoft Cloud enables users industry-leading levels of security, privacy controls, compliance, and transparency to Indian government agencies.

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 “Our vision of a truly transformed Punjab is one where all the residents of the state benefit from the services offered by its government. We believe the next step of growth will be to move beyond just the Internet and leverage the power of the cloud. To ensure that, we have empaneled Microsoft & other CSPs as cloud service providers and will work on Microsoft’s cloud technology to provide transformational e-governance services and financial inclusion opportunities to lakhs across Punjab,” said Parminder Pal Singh, Director of Governance Reforms, Punjab.

Soon, the State’s Land Records Information System and E-Sewa will be hosted on the Azure platform. 

Microsoft technologies is already working with a number of Government departments in the State. Additionally, Microsoft also supports the State Data Center of Punjab.

“This is an extremely proud moment for Microsoft as we partner with the state of Punjab on its digital journey. Our commitment to Punjab goes back a long way and we believe with this accreditation, we are now well positioned to support the state in reshaping its governance and economic landscape and realize its digital vision,” Manish Prakash, General Manager – Public Sector, Microsoft India, said.

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