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Microsoft Partnering With Charlotte On Smart City Initiatives

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

Microsoft announced a 3-year agreement with the city of Charlotte at Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas at Camp North End recently. The agreement forms part of a smart city initiative to focus on creating workforce development, “internet of things”, and innovation in Charlotte city ensuring there is a talent pipeline in place to fill tech jobs.

The partnership us set to launch pilot programs in five dimensions comprising public Wi-Fi, smart transit systems, safer neighborhoods, upward mobility, and public safety infrastructure. Microsoft will seek to provide support through volunteer initiatives and technology training.

“Inspiring innovation and applying data science to make better decisions makes the resident quality of life better,”  “We are excited to work with Microsoft and value their commitment to our sustainable city strategy,” stated Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones said in a statement.

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(Read Original Story: Microsoft inks three-year deal with city of Charlotte on smart city initiative in American City Business Journals)


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