Centre to work with Microsoft, others on digitisation: Ravi Shankar Prasad

By: GizBot Bureau

    The government is ready to work with Microsoft and other information and communication technology (ICT) firms to take India to the next level in digital revolution, Telecommunications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

    Centre to work with Microsoft, others on digitisation: Prasad

    "India is standing at the cusp of digital revolution and we are open to work with companies like Microsoft to take India over the cusp," Prasad said at the first of its kind Microsoft technology conference held here.

    SEE ALSO: Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL to hit retail stores in India by December 2015

    While positioning India's technology adoption situation, the minister said: "Indians are patient observers of technology. Once we feel that a particular kind of technology is helpful, we adopt it very fast." Prasad, in addition, also spoke about different digital initiatives taken by the government including the electronic development fund.

    "When I became the minister, investments were around Rs.10,000 crore but now it has reached Rs.1,10,000 crore," Prasad said. The minister also highlighted achievements of initiatives taken by his ministry and emphasised how the use of technology could simplify lives.

    SEE ALSO: Satya Nadella uses personal phone to iterate Microsoft's productivity

    "The four digital initiatives of Digital India, Make In India, Skill India and startup India has to work together for the socio-economic improvement of the country," he said.

    Source IANS

    Read More About: microsoft windows software news
    X

    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more