Myanmar Conglomerate Shwe Taung Group eyes higher efficiency, productivity and security with Microsoft

U Aung Zaw Naing, CEO, Shwe Taung exchanging the signed agreement with Michelle Simmons, general manager of Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific. The ceremony was witnessed by Kristen Bauer, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of the Union of Burma.

Microsoft will license its enterprise grade software and infrastructure to Shwe Taung as part of IT modernization, and reflection of strong corporate governance

MYANMAR – 25 November 2015 – Microsoft and Shwe Taung Group today announced that the Shwe Taung Group (STG), one of the largest corporations in Myanmar, will invest in Microsoft solutions for higher efficiency, productivity, and security in an increasingly mobile-first, cloud-first world.

With Myanmar entering a new phase of economic development, the partnership will equip STG’s employees with a robust technology infrastructure that would enable them to perform with higher efficiency, productivity, and security. The corporation’s digital transformation journey starts with Microsoft Enterprise Agreement that includes Core Client Access License (CAL), Windows 10 Enterprise and Office 2016 Professional.

STG’s decision to upgrade to the latest Microsoft technology enables STG access to a range of the latest software and services to improve collaboration and productivity across their organization and with their customers and partners in Myanmar and globally. With up-to-date software, STG also gets assurance of software updates, which helps protect against security vulnerabilities.

Aung Zaw Naing, Group Chief Executive Officer, Shwe Taung Group, said: “Responsible investment and sustainable development have always been at the core of Shwe Taung’s corporate culture. This partnership with Microsoft reinforces our group’s continued commitment to strong corporate governance, adopting international business practices, and respecting intellectual property rights. With Microsoft as our technology partner, we would be able to leverage on a better technological platform to work with higher efficiency, productivity and security. This allows us to better serve the needs of our stakeholders. ”

“As a leading Myanmar conglomerate, we aim to set the benchmark for good corporate citizenship in the country and create a positive influence on our stakeholders in our supply chain.  We hope our partnership with Microsoft will further encourage our suppliers and contractors to adopt higher standards of business practices,” he added.

STG’s partnership with Microsoft is a testament to its commitment to good corporate governance. The corporation has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since May 2013, an initiative to encourage businesses to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. The partnership with Microsoft, which is a global leader in corporate citizenship, is a significant initiative that underscores STG’s belief in the importance of corporate governance and accountability.

Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific, said: “As the Myanmar economy opens up, resulting in vast potential to be explored across various industries, organizations need to think two steps ahead and embrace latest technologies to gain a competitive edge as well as enable their employees to better serve their customers. This significant partnership emphasizes our increasing commitment to Myanmar and its transformation.”


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