20 Jul Department of Veterans Affairs extends relationship with Microsoft
Microsoft solutions are used by a bevy of organizations in various industries to expand technological advancements, many of whom enjoy a privileged relationship status with the computing giant. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs recently chose to enter into a five-year Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft for access to dynamic technologies.
This partnership will allow veterans to access both current and developing programs released by the technology magnate on both traditional PCs and mobile devices. This is particularly beneficial, as the VA provides healthcare services to a large number of former servicemen and women and their families.
"This agreement allows VA to continue its longstanding, strategic relationship with Microsoft as a key technology partner while providing value and flexibility for our rapidly changing needs in this new era of datacenter, cloud and mobility," explained Charles De Sanno, the executive director of enterprise systems engineering for the association.
The VA often attempts to be at the forefront of technological innovations. Recently, the VA announced a new Specialty Care Access Network-Extension that will expand healthcare for vets located far from medical centers by using videoconferencing tools.