Microsoft aims to empower Omani businesses to improve productivity

Business Monday 14/March/2016 18:45 PM
By: Times News Service
Microsoft aims to empower Omani businesses to improve productivity

Muscat: Empowering every individual and organisation on the planet to achieve more is the current mission of Microsoft, says the Oman country general manager.
“In 1975, when we began our mission was to ensure a computer in every desk and home and now we achieved it,” Sherif Tawfik, Microsoft Oman country general manager said at the ‘Empower’ Summit here on Monday.
“We take our presence in every country on the planet seriously. In Oman, we are clear that we are Microsoft Oman,” added the country Tawfik.
According to him, Microsoft recognises the importance of technology in today’s challenging world.
“We know technology’s prominent role in empowering the Omani market and businesses to boost productivity, leverage latest technology innovations to increase business efficiency and contribute towards enhancing the Sultanate’s global competitiveness and boosting the national economy,” Tawfik said.
Microsoft hosted the summit as part of its commitment to enhance and develop Oman’s ICT sector and to bring the latest technologies to Oman. “‘Empower’ comes to reflect Microsoft Oman's commitment to realise the goals of its national plan that comes in line with Oman’s National Vision 2020,” noted Tawfik.
He further explained that Microsoft’s ambitions are to create more personal computing, reinvent productivity and business processes and build the intelligent cloud.
The summit introduced latest technologies for businesses. An array of speakers and subject matter experts from the region presented a broad portfolio of services and products such as Windows 10, Windows devices and apps, Office 2016 and Microsoft Azure, in addition to a wide range of advanced solutions focused on analytics, productivity and Internet of Things.
“The increase in connected computing devices is accelerating the explosive growth of data information and communication,” says Ihsan Antbaui, regional manager for applications and service at Microsoft.
“The volume of available digital information and data is increasing at rates never witnessed before,” he added.
Windows 10’s potentials were highlighted by Mohammed Arif, Windows and Device Business group head at the Microsoft Gulf.
Onur Gorur, director of the Windows Marketing at Microsoft introduced the new devices to the participants of the summit.
Michael Mansour, Developer Experience Business Group at Microsoft Gulf shared his thoughts on how to build the intelligent cloud platform. “We live in a world in which the cloud technology allows us to think of the impossible and make it probable,” Michael Mansour said.
“Our ability to thrive in a mobile world requires a pervasive source of up to date information that moves at the speed of life,” he added.