Friday , 15 June 2018

Rajasthan signs pacts with Cisco for digital transformation

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government has signed two agreements with global networking giant Cisco for further accelerating digital transformation of the state.

Under the  agreement, Cisco will roll out digital classrooms in women colleges to support and advance women working in technology sector and secondly providing technological intervention for water management in the state.

“To be in tandem with the changing times, we need to have smart people that know technology. Those who will not advance themselves with the technology will fall behind.

“The new statement of intent (SoI) in education sector will make a lot of difference in the lives of girls who wish to work in the industry,” said chief minister Vasundhara Raje during a gathering at SMS Convention Centre here.

Video-enabled digital classrooms in women colleges will cover 10,000 students over one year in rural and urban areas of the state to impart IT skills and make them industry ready professionals.

On the other hand, water management solutions offer near real-time visibility across the state’s water assets through Internet of Things (IoT) water sensors that transmit information on water levels and flows.

Prior to SOI exchange, four departments including energy department, water resources department, labour department and higher and technical education department officials gave their presentation for the need of IT intervention to better services.

Earlier in the day, the chief minister inaugurated the Network Operations Center at Jaipur Development Authority which will have a single view of all data generated by Cisco Smart + Connected Digital Platform to manage the city with increased operational efficiency and productivity, enabling the government to provide quality infrastructure and services to citizens and tourists.

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