2014 – Microsoft (Thailand) Limited continues its mission to drive Thailand’s economic growth with the provision of Lync, a cutting-edge unified communications (UC) solution that is part of the cloud-based Office 365 productivity suite, for the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) to aid in electronic conferences held across the country’s various regions. Additionally, Microsoft is making the same enterprise-grade capability for communication and collaboration accessible to small and medium enterprises through a memorandum of understanding with the Office of SME Promotion (OSMEP), which marks the second year of the government agency’s partnership with Microsoft.
FTI Lync Conference
October 01, 2014
Executives from the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) conduct a video conference through Lync, a communication and collaboration application that is part of Office 365
“Thailand is on the cusp of integration into the ASEAN Economic Community, and we are committed to help drive Thai organizations of all sizes to achieve greater competitiveness on a local, regional, or even global scale,” said Haresh Khoobchandani, Managing Director, Microsoft (Thailand) Limited. “With Lync and Office 365, we are in a position to empower businesses with unprecedented agility and efficiency in how they work together through instant messaging, video conferencing, multi-party content sharing, telephony integration and more. Additionally, Lync users can rest assured that their data is safe and secure with world-class protection offered by the Microsoft Cloud.”
Leading information technology research and advisory company Gartner recently classified Lync as the leader in unified communications solutions in the 2014 edition of its Magic Quadrant reports. Lync 2013 boasts a full suite of UC features and seamless integration with Office, Skype and many other business applications. The solution supports both on premise and cloud-based deployments as well as full interoperability with video conferencing clients based on globally-accepted standards.
“We entered a partnership with Microsoft Thailand earlier this year over the deployment of Office 365 in FTI offices across 74 provinces, and the benefits are clear,” Supant Mongkolsuthee, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), said. “The integration of Microsoft’s secure cloud platform enables us to drive knowledge-based productivity and collaboration in a more efficient way than ever before. Any information can now be shared across provincial and regional offices in a seamless fashion without any security or privacy concerns.”
October 01, 2014
Supant Mongkolsuthee, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)
In addition to Office 365 deployment for FTI offices, Microsoft also offers training programs to help Thai SMEs strengthen their technological capabilities and gain a competitive edge. Interested SMEs can gain access to Office 365 at no cost through a joint program between Microsoft and OSMEP, which is now into its second year.
“Technology is one of the key forces driving business growth today. However, many businesses have yet to take the most advantage of current technological innovations,” added Dr. Somruedee Srichanya, OSMEP’s Executive Director. “Through this joint effort with Microsoft, we want to equip OSMEP members with advanced cloud-based solutions that will contribute to improvements in communication, productivity, and cost efficiency for SMEs.”
Thailand’s SME sector has an estimated total value of 4.21 trillion baht, representing 37% of the national GDP and accounting for 80.4% of employment with 11.7 million jobs.
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Pornravee Suramool or Thornthawat Thongnab
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Thailand
Tel: 0-2627-3501 ext. 110, 106 or 081-735-9213, 083-225-4567