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Microsoft Announces its Plan to Bridge Digital Divide in Indonesian SME and Education Sector

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Published on : Sep 03, 2015

In a recent visit to Indonesia, Microsoft announced its plan to focus on making its technology more accessible for the education sector by making a considerable investment in cloud technology. In addition to this is also plans to make a serious improvement in accessing the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector with tis technology.

Cesar Cernuda, Microsoft’s Asia Pacific president stated that the company aims to make an indelible impression on the SME and education sectors. He further added that US-based giant will do so by making their products far more reachable and useful. The company is positive that this move will spur growth for Microsoft.

The company’s plan of action is to build its collaboration with several Indonesian universities and startups in the coming future. In order to do so, it plans to offer free software and make heavy investments in could services being sold in Indonesia.

The president affirmed that Microsoft intends to transform education and SME sectors by bringing in a valuable technological facet to it. Given its 20-year presence in the local market, the company is determined to working with the government and the private and public sectors.

Bernard Saisse, chief operating officer and chief marketing officer of Microsoft Indonesia announced that the company did partner with several Indonesian universities such as Airlangga University in Surabaya and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta to provide free Microsoft Office 365 products. He further added that the company is working on bridging the digital gap between the education sector and the Indonesian society.