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

Cloud environments

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

 AI/RPA/IoT

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.

Services
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.

The international IT professionals' community has announced the 'Top 100 IT Leaders' project. It is a global initiative that allows top IT managers to share their experience, expand their professional network and showcase the best digitalization practices of their companies. Here we will answer the basic questions about the project.

The editors of Global CIO discussed with Ahmet Hakan Göral, CIO at Boutique Rugs and winner of the Project of the Year 2023 contest, his current projects, the approach to digital transformation and the specifics of the role of CIO in retail.

April was full of new initiatives from vendors as well as some fascinating news on the technology front. With Olympics in Paris approaching, more  news will be flowing in from the capital of France.

My profession, the role of CIO, unfortunately means that sometimes I come to a company to replace another CIO. Presumably, the previous CIO did not suit the company, and they decided to replace him or her.

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