Microsoft signs deal with BSNL

Q.  State run telecom firm BSNL has signed a strategic business pact with which company for offering telecom and IT solutions for its enterprise businesses?
- Published on 24 Aug 16

a. IBM India
b. Microsoft India
c. Google
d. Apple

ANSWER: Microsoft India
Microsoft signs deal with BSNLState run telecom operator BSNL has signed a strategic business pact with Microsoft India for offering complete range of telecom and IT solutions for enterprise businesses. BSNL has signed a strategic MoU to this effect
  • The state owned telecom operator has a large share in landline network including leased line connectivity to various enterprises.
  • Deal has been signed to cater to end-to-end needs of enterprise customers involving allied services in the field of IT, SaaS, cloud infrastructure and audio visual solutions.
  • Microsoft India has said the strategic alliance would be non exclusive and leverage domain expertise to provide connectivity and telecom solutions.
  • Microsoft also acquired a startup to boost AI capabilities while rival Apple has made an acquisition in the healthcare industry
  • Microsoft purchased Genee which specialises in using machine smarts to handle meeting schedules.
  • The AI startup uses natural language processing and optimised decision making algorithms to interact with a virtual assistant.
  • Technology is expected to work in Office 365 software by Microsoft.
  • Silicon Valley based Geneeā€™s team will join the Microsoft and existing services will discontinue next month.
  • Apple has also confirmed press reports that it has purchased Gliimpse which uses machine learning to let people manage and share secure medical data.
  • Silicon Valley based Gliimpse was started in 2013 by Indian origin entrepreneurs Anil Sethi and Karthik Hariharan
  • It offers a unique platform allowing users to compile medical health data from different sources and share it with third parties including doctors

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