Memo on creation of "Internet of Things" lab in Azerbaijan signed (PHOTO) (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
The E-Government Education and Training Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Microsoft Azerbaijan company on establishment of the Internet of Things laboratory.
The document has been signed by the Rauf Jabbarov, Director of the E-Government Education and Training Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan and the Member of Board of Directors, General Manager for Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan at Microsoft CIS company Sarkhan Hashimov.
The laboratory helps to increase the staff potential of young specialists in the field of innovations.
Hashimov noted that the Internet of Things is a new trend in the world and the issue of training specialists in this field is an important component in terms of the development of the knowledge-driven economy.
"Microsoft is closely participating in this process. And the laboratory being established is open to everyone. It will be possible to fulfill at this laboratory the skills and knowledge related to any industry where innovations can be introduced. The presentation of this laboratory will also take place within the Bakutel-2018 exhibition," Hashimov said.
The signed document covers a three-year period and provides, among other things, for Microsoft’s close cooperation with the government agencies of Azerbaijan.
"This refers not only to acquiring software solutions, but also to creating a protected environment in the country. The document also covers such issues as development of the non-oil sector, formation of new sectors and segments, creation of e-services of innovative focus, expansion of accessibility of e-services to the public. As for the software part, this refers to basic software solutions of Windows OS and Microsoft Office, in addition, Microsoft will also provide Azure and other solutions to students free of charge for the development of start-ups", said Hashimov.