Forging alliance to bring Microsoft closer to more Filipino businesses and
consumers.(First row, L – R) Joanne Manalac, MSI-ECS AVP for Sales & Marketing;
Precious Lim, Microsoft Philippines Distributor Account Manager; Mylene Mariano,
MSI-ECS Product Manager. (Second row, L – R) Princess Chua, MSI-ECS Senior Vice
President; Jimmy Go, MSI-ECS President & CEO; Karrie Ilagan, Microsoft Philippines
Managing Director; Jerry Bongco, Microsoft Philippines Original Equipment Manufacturer
Manila, Philippines, March 2013 — For 16 years, Microsoft Philippines
has helped transform the lives of Filipinos and local businesses, providing them
with the necessary tools to help them innovate better and become more globally competitive.
These tools are not limited to the services and products that Microsoft provides,
but also the partnerships the company is able to forge with some of the most recognized
organizations in the Philippines and around the world.
With the recent successful string of product launches, Microsoft tapped distribution
giant, MSI-ECS, to distribute products such as Windows 8 and Office Full Packaged
Product Licenses and Windows Server Original Equipment Manufacturer. MSI-ECS will
partner with Microsoft Philippines in reaching hundreds of local PC resellers and
retailers. This will enable retailers and consumers to purchase legitimate copies
of Microsoft solutions.
MSI-ECS will be distributing Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium, and towards the
middle of the year, they will also distribute Office 365 University SKU. This means
that more home users, college or university students, faculty and staff will be
able to take full advantage of the productivity solutions and benefits of the new
“With our excellent distribution network, marked by our comprehensive portfolio,
wide reseller network, and long-tested expertise, we will be able to provide more
Filipinos with access to Microsoft’s technologies. Through this partnership, we
are also delighted that our company is key in providing reseller and consumer protection
through the assurance of the official rates and genuine Microsoft solutions that
will be sold in the market. We are proud to partner with Microsoft as we bring the
exciting Windows 8, Office 2013, Office 365, and Windows Server products to more
retailers and businesses nationwide.” said Jimmy Go, CEO and President of MSI-ECS
MSI-ECS will also be a key player in influencing preference for Genuine Windows
Devices among its reseller network. Moreover, MSI-ECS will be a significant partner
in penetrating channels outside Metro Manila.
“Our partnership with MSI-ECS allows our technologies to reach millions more Filipinos
around the country, specifically around the Visayas and Mindanao regions. With this
partnership, we hope to enable consumers to enhance productivity through our Microsoft
technologies,” said Karrie Ilagan, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines. Ilagan
also attributed the company’s ability to combat malware infections through these
types of partnerships. She added, “In a study developed by Microsoft’s Security
Forensics team, it was determined that 69 percent of illegal copies of Windows and
other applications from the Southeast Asia region hold high-risk malware infections.
To help Filipino businesses and consumers avoid these malware infections which damage
software and hardware at very expensive cost, they should only purchase software
through our official distributors.”
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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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