Information and communications technology (ICT) services major Sify Technologies is setting up a data centre in Kolkata and the facility is expected to be inaugurated by February next year. “We are setting up a near 50,000 sq ft data centre in Kolkata for customers in the eastern region. For that matter, other customers can also subscribe to this services. This new data centre will be inaugurated in Rajarhat by February 2019,” Sify Technologies CEO Kamal Nath said on the first day of the Emerging Tech Conclave, organised by The Express Group here on Friday.
“We are also working with some of the state (West Bengal) government organisations to move them to adopt cloud-based services,” Nath said. During an ‘Idea Exchange’ session, moderated by The Indian Express executive director Anant Goenka, Nath said West Bengal has the strong mindset to implement all emerging digital services and the state is focusing on skill development. “The three fundamental aspects which are required for digital transformation like blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data and cybersecurity are – mindset, skill set and tool set,” Nath said.
Earlier, speaking at the event, state additional chief secretary (IT&E) Debashis Sen said the government had already started to do things in emerging technology that would directly provide jobs and ensure development in the economy. “For example, we have already started an animation academy by the government through Webel. It is producing splendid output and some of the world’s famous cartoon characters,” Sen said.
Source: Financial Express