Microsoft and LG have partnered in development of cloud computing technology

Steve Ballmer (middle), Microsoft CEO, James Kim (left), Microsoft Korea CEO and Kim Dae-hoon (right), LG CNS CEO are joining hands during InterContinental Seoul COEX, Tuesday.
Steve Ballmer (middle), Microsoft CEO, James Kim (left), Microsoft Korea CEO and Kim Dae-hoon (right), LG CNS CEO are joining hands during InterContinental Seoul COEX, Tuesday. (Credit: LG CNS)

Microsoft and LG CNS, a Korean company involved in software manufacturing, have joined hands in the technology of server based or cloud computing.

According to LG CNS officials, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, and Kim Dae-hoon, LG CNS CEO, met in the InterContinental Seoul COEX, during the first visit of Steve Ballmer to Korea in two years. CEOs of both the companies joined hands to work together in the development of cloud computing solutions and technologies. The two companies have also agreed to work together in the advancement of motion-recognition technology.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]The two companies signed firstly the memorandum of understanding (MOU) in 2010 to co-operate with each other in the progress of cloud based and enterprise computing solutions.

LG CNS would arrange a joint workshop for the companies of both the firms, which could start by the second half of this year.

“The strengthened cooperation with Microsoft will help us push forward new domestic and foreign projects,” said LG CNS President Kim Dae-hoon.

“In Microsoft, we think about the evolution of the user interface, we want your system to learn about your interest and your intent,” Steve Ballmer said. “We want machines to serve you every day in your phones and your PCs.’’

“Just as we get excited to (say) maybe that’s the last major breakthrough in this kind of device and user interface, something new comes along.”

“We are excited about what the next four or five years will bring: as speech, as vision, as voice recognition as next generation video display and presence and motion sensors (sic),’’ he added.

“The combination of (the respective firms’) strengths such as the extensive know-how of LG CNS in the information technology industry and Microsoft’s global software capacity, will provide new value for consumers.’’ Kim Dae-hoon said.

Source: Korea Times

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