Tired of the Usual, Boring Work Routine? Upgrade Your Office!
6 February 2012, Makati City, Philippines Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
now have the chance to avail of the latest software for free as Microsoft Philippines
rolls out a promo from February 6 to March 31, 2012, open to all Philippine-registered
SMEs whose operations run on 5-249 computers.
Interested participants must register at
www.itworks.ph, complete all requested information and upload a one- to
two-minute video stating their company name, nature of business and why their business
needs an upgrade (I.e. Outdated software, manual operations, etc.). Contestants
should then share their videos with as many people as possible.
Winning entries will receive a host of Microsoft’s latest products such as Small
Business Server Essentials, Windows 7 and Office 2010, as well as a P40,000 office
makeover package. Winners will be announced via the IT Works Facebook site on Tuesday,
April 10, 2012, and will also be notified by the Microsoft Upgrade Your Office Secretariat.
“We are encouraging all local SMEs to participate in this promo for an opportunity
to upgrade their businesses by accomplishing a few easy steps. Not only are we giving
them a free office makeover, we are also equipping them with the necessary tools
to become globally competitive with the help of Microsoft’s premier technologies,”
said Bernadette Nacario, Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners Director of
The promo is part of Microsoft’s campaign designed to help boost the growth of SMEs
in the country, encouraging local businesses to create and enhance their IT infrastructure
to enable innovation and business growth.
Dubbed as “Transform your Business,” the campaign aims to aid local SMEs to become
competitive by improving their operations and increasing their productivity with
the right software. Through the program, Microsoft is showcasing the wide array
of its latest products and solutions including Windows 7, Office 2010, Windows Server
and System Center.
“Businesses, whether big or small, continuously battle economic circumstances and
stiff competition and it is important for these organizations to understand how
technology can augment the way they do business,” explained Nacario. “With this
campaign, we want to emphasize that Microsoft made various technologies easily available,
helping SMEs to maximize investments, retain customers, reduce costs and risks and,
most importantly, perform better.”
Nacario added that knowing how to utilize technology to every business’ advantage
is critical in capitalizing potential and achieving growth. To date, Microsoft has
the largest and most comprehensive set of innovative technologies that are open,
secure, flexible, and made especially to cater to businesses of increasing sizes
in different industries.
“For SME operators and owners like me, it is difficult to keep processes and systems
in control considering the minimal investment that we can put out. But with the
help of Microsoft, we were able to establish a system that allows us to streamline
our operations, remain flexible and utilize resources sans expensive technology,”
said Lea Sio, Marketing Communications Director, SCPA.
“I believe that now is the time for SMEs to take advantage of available technologies
and take the next step,” she added.
“Microsoft is very committed to continuously help Filipino organizations compete,
drive success in their businesses and overcome operational challenges. The campaign
serves as an avenue for us to impart to our fellow Filipinos that we, as a company
and as their partner, can help them make smart investments while sustaining productivity
and growth,” concluded Nacario.
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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions
that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Microsoft Philippines, the local subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, has been constantly
bringing innovation and making its technology available to Filipino businesses and
individuals since 1995. As a committed and trusted partner in nation-building, Microsoft
Philippines has made it its mission to fuel growth and healthy communities, as well
as transform locally-based businesses and empower them to compete in the global
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