Mi­crosoft Cloud cur­rently pow­ers close to 150 gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and State-Owned En­ter­prises coun­try­wide

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FY 2019 was a sig­nif­i­cant year for Mi­crosoft India, as it con­tin­ued to build the cloud mo­men­tum across sec­tors, while ac­cel­er­at­ing the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion jour­ney of the cus­tomers by in­fus­ing in­tel­li­gent tech­nolo­gies. Mi­crosoft is also in­vest­ing on cy­ber­se­cu­rity and build­ing part­ner­ships to tackle cy­berthreats col­lab­o­ra­tively. Mi­crosoft cloud cur­rently pow­ers close to 150 gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and State-Owned En­ter­prises coun­try­wide. Over 70 of the top 100 Bombay Stock Ex­change listed com­pa­nies are now us­ing Mi­crosoft cloud to drive their dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion. Over 40 banks in India are pow­ered by Mi­crosoft cloud and Bank Chain, a blockchain con­sor­tium of 30 banks runs ex­clu­sively on Mi­crosoft Azure blockchain plat­form. 3000 of its 9000 part­ners in India are cloud en­abled with an aim to con­tin­u­ously up­skill and reskill them to sell and in­no­vate on the cloud. Mi­crosoft Cloud is pow­er­ing top 14 com­pa­nies span­ning across core sec­tors like oil & gas, power, in­fra­struc­ture, etc. as well as top 7 au­to­mo­tive com­pa­nies and top 5 pharma com­pa­nies.

Mi­crosoft’s rev­enue in FY2019 was USD 950 Mn.

Its key highlights:

• Cloud pie of the rev­enue grow­ing strong • Em­pow­er­ing SMBs & star­tups • Did good busi­ness in govt.; en­gaged academia

Mi­crosoft has also worked to em­power the vi­brant SMB and startup ecosys­tem of the coun­try. Mi­crosoft ScaleUp ac­cel­er­a­tor has sup­ported 155 star­tups in India since its launch in 2012. The com­pany has been en­abling star­tups with unique van­tage point of ex­pand­ing to de­vel­oped mar­kets or look at emerg­ing mar­kets and also ac­cel­er­ated the growth of uni­corns in the coun­try. It is also work­ing closely with its part­ner net­work to be trusted tech­nol­ogy ad­vi­sors and providers to around 200,000 SMBs in the coun­try.

Some of the key part­ner­ships ini­ti­ated dur­ing the year were with Re­liance Jio, Wipro, UST Global, Birla Cor­po­ra­tion, Apollo Hos­pi­tals, In­dian Rail­ways and The Pub­lic Fi­nance Man­age­ment Sys­tem (PFMS). PFMS drives dis­per­sal of funds for 8,000+ schemes of the Gov­ern­ment of India, im­pact­ing 33 crore peo­ple across the coun­try.

To democra­tise health­care Mi­crosoft went on build­ing strong part­ner­ships be­tween gov­ern­ment, re­search in­sti­tutes and the private sec­tor with a fo­cus on re­duc­ing costs, and bring­ing ef­fi­cien­cies. In India it worked with over 35 cus­tomers across pub­lic and private health­care. Apollo Hos­pi­tals front­line doc­tors are us­ing AI mod­els to pre­dict car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases in pa­tients and drive im­pact at an in­di­vid­ual level. As most glob­ally avail­able car­dio­vas­cu­lar health mod­els are not di­rectly ap­pli­ca­ble in India, these mod­els were built on In­dian data.

To help farm­ers in­crease the farm yield Mi­crosoft part­nered with ICRISAT in Andhra Pradesh. Timely ad­vi­sories such as the best time to sow the crop depend­ing on weather con­di­tions, soil and other in­di­ca­tors get sent to the farm­ers mo­biles via SMS.

Mi­crosoft part­nered with 10 higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions to pro­vide in­fra­struc­ture, cur­ricu­lum, train­ing, ac­cess to cloud and AI ser­vices and dev tools and sup­port. Nearly 1.5 lakh stu­dents will be skilled for a fu­ture-ready work­force.

—ANANT MAHESHWARI Pres­i­dent, Mi­crosoft

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