BrandArena: Microsoft connects with SMEs at Night of Business Unusual

Thursday 25 June 2015

Microsoft connects with SMEs at Night of Business Unusual

As part of its strategy to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services ( MMDS) in Nigeria connected with over 150 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) business owners at an event tagged, Night of Business Unusual.
L-R: Amit Sagar, Executive Director- Midcom Group, Paul Okeugo- Senior Business Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, Joseph Umunakwe- General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services and Kabelo Makwane- Managing Director, Microsoft Nigeria exchanging pleasantries during A Night of Business Unusual.
At the event, Microsoft shared with the business owners its end to end business mobility solution as well as products and services that can enable them and their businesses do more and be more productive on the go.

Kabelo Makwane, Managing Director, Microsoft Nigeria in his welcome address shared with guest the new trends in technology which includes; social, cloud, mobility and big data, he also gave insights to Microsoft strategy for the future with emphasis on mobility and productivity.

He said, “We would be re-inventing productivity and business processes to achieve more on the go .Technology is moving at a fast space.  We live in a social world, where there are about 6.8 million devices that are out there.  We communicate with these devices whether smartphones, tablets, you name it.  It has become a part of our daily lives creating a platform for businesses to explore.”

He surmised that Microsoft’s global strategy was to create more opportunities while explaining that the company’s focus is to be the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

Ade Ajayi, Business Group Director, Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft Nigeria in his presentation on Driving Productivity for SMEs, said Microsoft developed solutions that enable small and medium sized businesses to collaborate effectively.

“Every small business really wants to grow and Microsoft is investing in technologies to enable them do this.  We have a cloud environment that allows you respond to your customers regardless of where you are so you no longer have to be bound by physical environments.  It is Microsoft’s priority to make sure small and medium sized businesses are safe either online or offline.”

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