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Microsoft applauds Malaysian partners as cloud shifts to 'innovation stage'

AvantiKumar | March 18, 2015
Microsoft’s Azizah Ali says that according to IDC, the cloud services market will now produce an explosion of new solutions and value creation on top of the cloud.

Microsoft Malaysia partner awards 

Photo - (From left)  Mohamad Yusman Ammeran, General Manager, Mass Business Sales, Consumer & SME, Telekom Malaysia receives the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award from Azizah Ali, General Manager, Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners (SMS&P), Microsoft Malaysia.


Productivity and platform company Microsoft Malaysia awarded 14 of its partners for excellence in helping local businesses use cloud and mobility.

Azizah Ali, general manager, small and midmarket solutions and partners, Microsoft Malaysia, said, "For more than 20 years in Malaysia, Microsoft has worked closely with our partners to help Malaysian businesses transform through the cloud so enterprises get the most out of their IT investments, contribute to business bottom lines, improve efficiencies and maximize resources."

"Our local partners have continually demonstrated early leadership in the cloud business and have shown promising wins in partnership with us, spanning the Public Sector, Enterprise, and SME segments," said Azizah.

"We are making exceptional progress with our partners to move from a world where time and place dictate what we can do, to a truly mobile world - a world where people, not devices, are at the centre," she said. "With our personal and professional lives blending in to one, mobility is changing how we work and live - our apps and tools need to work well across different devices, anytime, anywhere.  We are driven to help businesses and consumers achieve more by giving them the best possible tools for any moment. We are delighted to celebrate and recognize the outstanding partners who are helping us accomplish all this."

Telekom Malaysia received the top Microsoft Malaysia Country Partner of the Year 2015 at an awards evening held during the Chinese New Year season.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be announced as the top Country Partner of the Year for Malaysia. This symbolizes the extensive efforts that has been put in from the Microsoft and TM teams to create real impact in Malaysia and bring transformation to businesses - just as our tagline goes: Business Made Easier with TM," said Mohamad Yusman Ammeran, general manager, mass business sales, consumer & SME, Telekom Malaysia.
Innovation stage

Microsoft's Azizah said that according to IDC, the cloud services market was entering an "innovation stage," which will produce an explosion of new solutions and value creation on top of the cloud.

The latest version of Microsoft's IDC-commissioned research described actionable insights for partners into how they can achieve profitability in the cloud, cloud-oriented partners - defined as those who generate more than 50 percent of their revenue from the cloud - grow at 2x the rate; amass new customers more than 2x faster; and generate 30 percent more revenue per employee compared with non-cloud-oriented partners.

"The Microsoft Cloud helps businesses of all types scale rapidly to meet changing needs, unlock new insights and drive productivity in a connected world," she said. "Our partners' transformation experiences in the marketplace have in fact sparked confidence for others to undertake the same journey, and more importantly, is an opportunity to demonstrate that by leading in with the cloud, local service providers, Microsoft partners can grow their business profitably."


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