As the Regional Prize Winner of our contest, they will receive US$9000 worth of Windows 8 Pro devices, Office 365 Small Business Premium seats, and Microsoft Support Services.
We're also happy to share seven other amazing videos submitted by SMEs across APAC. As our Country Prize Winners, they each win Windows 8 Pro devices, Office 365 software, and a service package worth a total of $6000.
Congratulations to all, and do check out all our great video entries below!
KB-TK Islam Al Azhar 22 Semarang
by Nura Uma Annisa (Indonesia)
Teaching ICT needs some today's technology, such as Tablet, Netbook, internet, and other gadget to follow the latest information and the newest technology to develop the student's knowledge.For teachers, they make lesson plans. we need extra budgets to buy paper. If we had the newest technology, We will only have to send our files to the principal to correct it. This, will save our money. we will also save the planet because by this paperless administration, will support the re-greening program.
Perkpool Sdn Bhd
by Mellissa Lee (Malaysia)
As a startup, our employees are required to bring their own devices, most of which are OLD. Few of our employees joined us and have listed blue as their favorite colour. After seeing plenty of Blue Screens,that preference has changed. Also, our PCs tend to fail us during meetings. Since deals are made or broken through these meetings, this can be a hindrance. We are young and have to keep up appearances to our clients and we are sure some new Windows 8 devices and Office 365 will do just that.
Techion Group Limited
Ag, Forestry, Fishing
by Stacey McGregor (New Zealand)
Being a small company with no IT budget, we currently are trying to keep the IT system running with 2nd hand refurb computers mainly P4â€™s (refurb in-house). It would be great to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and Office 365 as this would really help us to achieve our global goals as a company. I use Windows 8 Pro at home and find it smooth and very enjoyable to use, and I would like to share that experience of Happy Computing with everyone!!
UBTS Pte Ltd
by Ivonne Lestari (Singapore)
Windows 8 pro can help us to work more efficiently on-the-go and boost our productivity. We are more connected and protected. Office 365 has given us more flexibility and continuity, with less effort because it is intuitive and easy to use. The tools are very familiar to the average user. Eventually we can reduce the amount of money spent for investment. It means we never have to worry about upgrading software, applying that service pack, or worrying if database has gone corrupted.
Charansanitwong Printing Co Ltd.
Printing and Publishing
by Kridsanapong Lertbumroongchai (Thailand)
Fastbooks act accordingly as 2 pillars to customer desire, one is my slogan "the beginning point for bookmarker/writer" and two is "fast service". So, we found the Hi-tech and believable software, and finally we have found that Windows 8 and Office 2013 software are our answer.
Vien Dong Corporation
by Nam Nguyen (Vietnam)
We are a small company specializes in providing camera and safety solutions. We have to optimize people resource & minimize cost to stay competitive. Assign combo job and require employees to use their own devices are our save cost solutions. Upgrade to Windows 8 & new Office is our dream that not yet come true because of cost. They can help us connect and manage different devices smoothly & securely. Our employees can also share & edit presentations and quotations without get back to office
Sizzling Lomi Restaurant
Food and Beverage
by Lileth Leynes-Gonzales (Philippines)
At present, we are already using Windows 8 and Office 365 as part of our IT infrastructure. We use Windows compatible apps to record daily sales and inventory and to maintain accounting records. We use Outlook to communicate faster with my employees. We also use SkyDrive to help us collaborate even if we are not physically present on the store. For example, we save the MS Access database in SkyDrive so that even if I am in Parañaque, I can still see the daily sales and inventory encoded by my employees in Batangas.
I want to upgrade with more devices to Windows 8 and Office 365 to equip my business as we work on our expansion plans. Expansion does not only mean increasing daily inventory and kitchen equipment. The control systems must also be established especially if we will go into franchising. Currently, almost all control systems uses Information Technology to improve efficiency. IT helps businesses to achieve more with less expenses. I am confident that Windows 8 would be a great partner towards achieving that goal.
Most importantly, all entrepreneurs operate with a higher goal. In my case, I want to pursue expansion because I want to provide employment opportunities for my fellow Batangueños. I want to help my employees’ family become financially self-reliant. Lastly, I want Sizzling Lomi’s humble story to become an inspiration to other young entrepreneurs.
I-silicone Co. Ltd.
Consumer Goods & Distribution
by Jun Hyuk Jeon (Korea)
My company's target customer is creative children who love to create things with 'Think-Doh'. I assume that you haven't heard of 'Think-Doh' yet. With Think-Doh, which is very unique clay made of silicone, children can create and make everything they imagine! We started the children's toy business 2 years ago, when one employee of our parent company (who is now our business lead) invented this magical silicone clay. We consider creativity and sense of innovation as our core competencies, and we have been investing in R&D of innovative products.
However, we realized that our IT infra is not as innovative as our product. We are using Windows XP and 7, and it is very ironic to use old software for producing innovative products. Windows XP is even older than our main customers! Sometimes this old system & device limits our business flexibility. When I go abroad for business trip with my laptop, I often feel I need more flexible, innovative, and relevant supporting tool for mobility. Most of our employees are young and trendy, so they are very interested in new technology and IT trend. Nevertheless, it's very hard to meet their expectation since we don't have any assigned human resources for IT. We really need Windows 8 for employees' creativity and frontier spirit.