MSIDC in the news
Disaster Recovery Lessons Learnt from Chennai Floods
Express Computer, Feb 19, 2016
The recent Chennai floods brought to sharp focus the importance
of planning for Business Continuity, irrespective of business
size. In the aftermath of the floods, apart from direct financial
losses amounting to several thousand crores, several businesses
are now likely to never reopen due to loss of critical data
and being out of business for an extended period of time.
Microsoft Hosts Data Science Student Challenge in India
The New Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Technuter, International
Business Times, Indiatechonline, Nov 30, 2016
Microsoft in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
Bangalore concluded the first ever Data Science Student Challenge
(DSSC), a 24-hour global hackathon series. The hackathon
was inaugurated on January 29th as a part of Pravega 2016,
the annual festival by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.
It’s Raining GHMC Apps!
The Hindu, Jan 27, 2016
Ahead of the GHMC elections, the civic body has the choicest
of mobile apps dedicated to it, which range from grievances
to election information. Presently, there are more than five
mobile apps that have been developed with an aim to help
people closely engage with the GHMC officials.
Advanced Analytics & Machine Learning on Cloud
Silicon India, Dec 08, 2015
Big data analytics, coupled with machine-learning algorithms,
hold immense potential in terms of driving fundamental changes
to critical areas like education and health. What governments
need today to make a deeper social impact is an intelligent
cloud that enables efficient processing of vast volumes of
data with rich visualization & analytics capabilities.
CEO of their Own Apps
The New Indian Express, Dec 03, 2015
Every third Friday, 32 girl students from five engineering colleges across Telangana (including Hyderabad) and Andhra Pradesh, hack away furiously between 2 to 5 pm on their laptops and mobile phones at Hyderabad’s best known corporate address - Microsoft India Hyderabad campus.
India Draws Tech Dreamers Back Home
The Indian Express, Nov 28, 2015
For years, a diaspora of budding Indian engineers and entrepreneurs
left their home country to pursue opportunities in Seattle
and Silicon Valley. Now, many are returning to cash in on
the tech gold rush in India.
Make Use of Cloud, Data to Realise Potential: Nadella
The Indian Express, Nov 06, 2015
A month after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in
California, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who was in Mumbai,
said Microsoft wants to play a small part in helping India
achieve its true potential.
Hindustan Times, Oct 06, 2015
Realizing Dreams the Microsoft Way
The Hindu, Sept 28, 2015
Microsoft Academia Accelerator engages both students and faculty and creates a robust environment for them to work with world’s top technology company
Awe Struck Musings of a Non Techie in the IT Biz
First Post, Sept 21, 2015
“Seventeen years back when I started to work for the Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC) in Hyderabad, India was slowly awakening to the marvels of technology…”
says Chitra Sood, Director, Business Management, Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd.
Microsoft to Work with AP on White Spaces Project & Machine-Learning Technology
The Hindu, Economic Times, Business Standard, Hindu Business
Line, The New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hans
India, Aug 14, 2015
Global technology giant Microsoft will be working with the Andhra Pradesh government on a pilot project called the 'White Spaces' in Srikakulam, a technology that uses unused television spectrum to deliver low cost Internet connectivity.
Microsoft's Traffic Volunteering Programme a Success in Hyderabad
India Today, June 22, 2015
What started in 2011 as a unique initiative by Microsoft employees to create awareness about road safety and traffic laws has grown into a rapidly expanding platform for traffic volunteering, with many following the trend especially in the Cyberabad region.
Startup Owners Give Lessons to Staff to Start Biz
The Economic Times, Apr 22, 2015
When two em¬ployees of a cloud telephony startup came up with
an idea for a ready-to-cook food deliv¬ery firm, they confided
in their boss. They got his bless¬ings and more. In a sign
that India's startup industry is maturing fast, founders
are embracing the likelihood that their employ¬ees could
be potential en¬trepreneurs, even incubating them although
they may not claim stakes in the ventures.
Eenadu, Sakshi, Andhra Jyothi and The Hans India, Apr 20, 2015
Microsoft has been organising its annual Cricket Hungama Knockout
tournament for the last 10 years in India. On the 10th anniversary
of Cricket Hungama, Team Hit & Run defeated Team ECIT
by 7 wickets to lay their hands on the coveted trophy.
How Microsoft MD Anil Bhansali Lost His Office
The Economic Times, Apr 16, 2015
How many employee s can boast of having the MD's room to themselves
for a day? Phani Chiruvolu, principal software engineer at
Hyderabad-based Microsoft India Development Centre (MSIDC),
got the opportunity to do just that.
‘Youthify’ Your Organization
The Economic Times, March 24, 2015
Microsoft India's people-driven service that garners maximum
eyeballs helps employees to run errands and address daily
needs. This service is designed to help employees attend
to basic but important chores like paying bills, collecting
forms, booking movie tickets, and others.
BigFM and The New Indian Express, The Hans India, Sakshi and
Andhra Jyothi, March 12, 2015
DigiGirlz, A Microsoft youth spark program started in the year 2000 to provide an opportunity for high school girls to get an early exposure into tech careers, was hosted in Hyderabad today. This event is one in a series of DigiGirlz events hosted worldwide and the fourth DigiGirlz to be organised in India.
The Dawn of the Intelligence Revolution
The Hindu, March 1, 2015
About 160 students of IIIT and Indian School of Business take
part in the 24-hour hackathon organised by Microsoft India
and IIIT. The event provided students with hands-on experience
on Azure tools available to build solutions for Big Data
Doordarshan, Feb 11, 2015
Microsoft Sees Huge Demand for Cloud Services
Hindu Business Line, Feb 9, 2015
Microsoft is adding nearly 2,000 customers in India every month
for its ‘commercial cloud’ even as there is a ‘gold rush’
for adoption of cloud-based information technology services
by clients, its Corporate Vice-President (Developer Division)
S Somasegar said.
Andhra Jyothi, Sakshi and The Hans India, Jan 9, 2015