Microsoft has expanded its Azure cloud platform infrastructure by opening a hyperscale data center in Doha, Qatar, etc.

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Microsoft has expanded its Azure cloud platform infrastructure by opening a hyperscale data center in Doha, Qatar. The project was announced back in 2019. The construction was supposed to be completed last year, but the work was delayed due to the pandemic. In the near future, a new cloud region with multiple availability zones will open to users around the world. The project will create about 20 thousand new jobs, and over the next five years, Microsoft will train 50 thousand people as part of this initiative


The Russian robot administrator Promobot from the company of the same name appeared in the IMAGES Medical clinic in Kuwait. He meets visitors, helps to make an appointment with a doctor and even escorts them to the office. The droid independently concludes an agreement: it is enough for patients to show him a passport, and the robot itself will fill out all the documents, freeing the reception staff from this work.

Rostelecom announced the expansion of its portfolio of business solutions and the launch of the cloud-based video conferencing system Web-VKS. The platform is based on the technological solutions of TrueConf, the largest Russian developer of software and hardware systems for video conferencing and remote work. The system uses a secure data transfer protocol, and you can connect to it from both desktop computers and mobile devices. The Ministry of Digital Development of Kyrgyzstan proposed to equate the status of digital documents with paper ones. Now the service of digital documents presents five types of them: passport, driver's license, vehicle registration certificate, pension certificate, vaccination certificate.

18 countries have unveiled the first international agreement on how to protect artificial intelligence from irresponsible players. It aims to develop AI solutions that are "inherently safe".

On November 30, the professional IT community GlobalCIO hosted a large-scaled international conference "Global CIO Insights: Digital Transformation with AI". During the event, leading experts shared their practical experience in launching projects utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and highlighted approaches that helped elevate their companies to new heights.

Voting for projects participating in the "Project of the Year" contest is open. The voting began on December 1st and will continue until January 15th inclusive. The winners will be announced on February 7th, 2024.

Online sales is one of the areas where the quality of IT tools directly affects business profitability. Kamza Nugumanov, CIO of Jusan store, tells about the experience of deploying a rapidly growing Kazakh marketplace.

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