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IATI News & Events Daily Industry News Microsoft chief Balmer: We're committed to Israel

Microsoft chief Balmer: We're committed to Israel

Nov. 5, 2012

Israeli Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz today met Microsoft Corporation CEO Steve Balmer, who is on his fourth visit to Israel. They discussed strategic cooperation to foster computing technology, on the understanding that technology is a means to boost Israel's economic growth, given the country's advantages in information technology.

The collaboration will be anchored in a renewed memorandum of understanding that will be signed in a few days between Government Chief Information Officer Carmela Avner and Microsoft Israel general manager Danny Yamin. The memorandum will set out the structure of the strategic cooperation and the mechanisms for exchanging information and know-how in various fields, as well as the development of joint infrastructures for encouraging investment in government information technology infrastructures.

Balmer said, “Technology and innovation and incubation are the driving force behind Israel's dynamic industry. Microsoft is proud to operate in this environment, which fosters innovation and creates so many successful technology companies. We continue to be committed to our investments in Israel, and to our role in helping people and businesses realize their full potential.”


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