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Microsoft Oman ‘helping SMEs acquire latest technologies’


Sheikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, business development manager for Microsoft Oman. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: Microsoft Oman is helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) acquire the latest technologies as part of its commitment to contributing to the IT sector in the Sultanate, according to
Sheikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, business development manager for Microsoft Oman.

"Microsoft has always played a key role in enabling Omani citizens, government, commercial entities and SMEs to acquire the latest technology available in the market," Al Hosni told 'Times of Oman' at Microsoft's pavilion at Comex.

Microsoft Oman has been cooperating with the public sector in Oman for the past 20 years, he said, adding, "It is a win-win situation where they see us as a technology provider and we see them as a good customer and partner." The company has also played its role as a technology partner for the private sector, he added.

Four main megatrends
Al Hosni pointed out that Microsoft is focusing on four main megatrends, namely mobility, cloud, big data and social networking, and is presenting solutions that are in line with these megatrends. He said Microsoft Oman is developing new products and applications for government institutions in Oman.

Microsoft Oman is showcasing Yammer, an Enterprise Social Network that brings together people, conversations, content and business data in a single location. It is also presenting updates to its cloud portfolio including Office 365, Azure and Windows Intune. Additionally, there are demonstrations from its latest Line-of-Business and consumer applications designed specifically for the needs of users in the
Oman looking to utilize the creativity, flexibility and mobility of the Microsoft interface.

Microsoft Oman has also organised for the first year an informative session about its latest Office 365 introducing it to the technology community in Oman.

In addition, Microsoft is demonstrating, on the stand, the newly launched Windows 8.1 update, bringing to life the new features on a range of latest Windows devices allowing users to rediscover cloud connectivity through the SkyDrive and the updated Windows Store.

To get in touch with the reporter: elham@timesofoman.com

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