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The Hindu, Sep 08, 2017.
The article is about ‘TiE ISB Connect 2017’ which was organised at the Indian School of Business. The theme of the event is ‘The Next Trillion - Where and How to Create’. At the event, Rajiv Kumar of Microsoft shared the success of the integrated Chat App Kaizala, which was the result of extensive research for two years to understand the customer’s needs who wanted their smart phones to help them in their work and businesses.
Forbes India, Sep 15, 2017.
In an interview, Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, said, “Almost all the 14 geographical areas around the world in which Microsoft operates have similar growth rates on the ground. It’s just that each of these markets started at a different point. Therefore it’s a secular trend. There are areas that are already a large base and still continue to grow fast. It is incumbent upon us in India to accelerate and create the same scale. Adoption of cloud technologies in India, as in other geographies, has come in many ways. One is pure-play infrastructure, which comes from start-ups as well as companies that already have large private clouds and are therefore migrating to the public cloud. Much more than that is the move to the modern work place that is changing the cloud. For the first time, Office 365 on the cloud is surpassing Microsoft Office suite, which is used on-premises. That is a big marker of where the world is headed.”
The News Minute, August 25, 2017.
At the Airtel Hyderabad marathon held in the city on Sunday, Jayanthi ran a 42-kilometre stretch clad in a saree, and reached the finish line in less than five hours. “Have you seen handloom being spun? Each thread represents the effort that artisans put into making these beautiful clothes. Sadly, it doesn't get as much appreciation as it deserves,” says Jayanthi Sampathkumar, a Hyderabad-based IT manager at Microsoft. She notes that the handloom industry is not only India’s pride, but also remains a source of employment for hundreds in the country.