BWI | August 9, 2017
Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd., the worldwide IT leader in software, solutions, and services was named ‘Unified Communications Application Vendor of the Year’ at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan India Digital Transformation Awards held in Mumbai. Currently in its 15th year, the 2017 Frost & Sullivan India Digital Transformation Awards witnessed the participation of leading personalities and companies from the Information and Communication Technology sector. These companies were lauded for their exceptional growth and market strategies, product development abilities, competitive advancement skills, technology innovation, and dedicated customer focus.
Microsoft has always been a major stakeholder in the Unified Communications market space. The company has been serving customers in India through its innovative products and services that fit specific needs of enterprises. Microsoft revamped and strengthened its existing Office365 and Skype for Business (SfB) portfolio to include business intelligence and team collaboration solutions. These enhancements well reflect Microsoft India’s focus on the company’s computer technology and software products, and empower the communities they operate in. The company’s long-term vision to create simple, easy to use yet productive applications has helped it gain customer confidence and market reputation in India.
Congratulating Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. on the award, Mr. Benoy C.S., Director & Business Unit Head, Digital Transformation (ICT) Practice, Frost & Sullivan said, “Microsoft has been at the forefront of innovation and has enabled enterprises to transform their digital experience. With a deep focus on empowering end users, Microsoft made significant development in its solution portfolio to offer flexible and secure solutions to enterprises. The company’s continued investments in technology backed by a strong go-to-market strategy have given it a competitive edge. The company catered to every enterprise segment with unique offerings and enhanced value proposition. With a strong partner ecosystem, the company has strengthened its foothold and visibility in India. Microsoft is a strong thought leader and trustworthy name in the unified communication services segment and has consistently worked towards customizing its offering to suit every enterprise.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Alok B. Lall, Director, Office Business Group, Microsoft India said, “In line with our focus of empowering organizations with digital transformation, security and innovation, we are delighted to receive this award that will inspire us to keep strengthening our efforts in this direction. Our belief is that ‘At the heart of great teams is great communication’. Teams that communicate often and openly are more efficient, respond faster and plan better, ultimately leading to business efficiency and productivity. As companies go through digital transformation, we are delivering innovation in our ‘Skype for Business Online’, a cloud platform that unlocks creativity by empowering people to express their ideas more effectively. With our vision to help individuals and businesses realize their full potential, our promise is that with new capabilities, customers can significantly simplify their infrastructure with one platform, be it for calling, conferencing, video, or sharing.”
About the Award
The award recipients were judged on a variety of parameters that included revenue growth, innovation, product portfolio diversity, key achievements, and Go-to-market Strategy. It involved in-depth primary interviews with various industry participants and secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan analysts. An elite panel of jury members comprising of prominent CIOs/CTOs from the industry evaluated the compiled data and incorporated the end-user perspective. Frost & Sullivan then presented the Awards to companies that received the highest industry rank in each category.
About Frost & Sullivan
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About Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 8,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local datacenters to accelerate digital transformation across Indian start-ups, businesses, and government agencies. In 2016, Microsoft opened one of its eight Cybersecurity Engagement Centers in the country, to address security needs of both public and private sectors.