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Microsoft Philippines awards winners of its
"Upgrade My Business" Promo

Three companies win and get a chance to take their businesses to the next level for free

Microsoft Philippines awarded in August the winners of its "Upgrade My Business" Promo, which allowed Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to gain access to Microsoft�s latest products for free. The winning companies were Palawan Adventist Hospital, Furniture Contractors, and PC Health Computer Sales and Services of Tacloban City, placing first, second, and third respectively.

"Microsoft has always empowered start-ups and small and medium businesses through cutting-edge technologies, enabling them to manage and grow their organizations in today�s knowledge economy. I would like to congratulate our three winners for joining the promo and for getting the chance to take their businesses to the next level with Microsoft technologies," said John Bessey, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines.

Emerging as the top winner is Palawan Adventist Hospital. Built in the late �70s, it has been providing quality healthcare by delivering reliable and efficient services through committed, well-trained staff, and state-of-the-art medical facilities.

"We are very happy to be chosen as one of the winners of the Microsoft �Upgrade My Business� Promo, much more to be awarded first place. We realized that we needed a strong and updated IT infrastructure to help support our business needs, most especially in managing and keeping the files of our patients. We needed to upgrade our system to meet our daily requirements in the hospital�s operations. We are grateful that Microsoft has chosen us to get the upgrade that we really need," said Dr. Melvyn Orbe, President, Palawan Adventist Hospital.

The hospital will receive a server equipped with Small Business Server essentials, two laptops with Windows 7 OS, 10 Office 2010 Pro Plus, and a PhP40,000 office makeover package.

Placing second is Furniture Contractors, a family-owned furniture manufacturing business that lost its entire IT infrastructure to a fire a few years ago. The third place winner is PC Health Computer Sales and Services in Tacloban City that lacked the right facilities for its clients, project development, and the services they offer.

The "Upgrade My Business" Promo is part of Microsoft�s "Transform Your Business" Campaign that showcases products and solutions, which include Windows 7, Office 2010, Windows Server and System Center. The campaign serves as an avenue for Microsoft to help fellow Filipinos make smart investments to continuously sustain productivity and growth.

Also present during the awarding ceremony were Issa Aviles, Commercial Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft Philippines; Sunny Day Ejercitado, IT Manager for Palawan Adventist Hospital; Ian Uynicky, Owner, Furniture Contractors; and, Christian Cua, General Manager, PC Health Computer Sales and Services.