Data Driven Futures

Aberdeen first Scottish council to partner Microsoft Cloud

Written by Hannah McGrath

Aberdeen City Council is the first Scottish local authority to partner with Microsoft’s Cloud Navigator Plan as it carries out a digital transformation of its services.

Announcing the next step in its collaboration with Microsoft, Aberdeen City Council said its Cloud Navigator plan would “fundamentally change” the way it delivers services to more than 200,000 people, whilst driving efficiencies.

The programme will involve upgrading the city council’s systems using artificial intelligence and cloud storage technologies provided by Microsoft Azure.

A statement released by the council said Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered programs will help the council engage better with customers, freeing up staff to spend time on more critical issues that affect the community.

Councillor Douglas Lumsden, Co-leader of the Council, said: “Our exciting collaboration with Microsoft underlines Aberdeen City Council’s commitment to digital transformation and embracing leading edge technology. The introduction of the first Cloud Navigator programme in a Scottish local authority demonstrates the innovation underpinning a radical change in the way we do our business as a council