Microsoft affirms readiness to drive enterprise digital transformation at Thailand’s first Office 365 User Conference

Microsoft affirms readiness to drive enterprise digital transformation

at Thailand’s first Office 365 User Conference

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Bangkok, 11 August 2016 – Microsoft (Thailand) Limited and its network of business partners recently held the inaugural Office 365 User Conference – a major event showcasing technologies and solutions that fuel productivity and business agility in the digital age and unlock the full potential of Office 365 for enterprises in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world. Held at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, the Office 365 User Conference attracted more than 500 business decision makers and IT specialists – including representatives from 15 leading Microsoft partners.Office 365 Press Conference (1)

A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey[1] revealed that 86% of CEOs recognize the capability of digital technologies to transform their businesses, enhance productivity, and turn investments into successes. With businesses around the world transforming in response to the digital era and technologies now playing key roles at work and in personal lives, Microsoft Office 365 is poised to transform and reinvent productivity for businesses in accordance to the “Thailand 4.0” digital economy strategy by addressing four key pillars:

1) Collaboration – Join online real-time meetings and connect the workforce anywhere with Skype for Business, saving not only costs but also time needed for travelling

2) Mobility – Work or access data from anywhere, at any time, and on any device, including on-the-go email handling in Outlook or working on the same Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents with your team anywhere and anytime you need

3) Business Intelligence – Collect and analyze data quickly and precisely, and develop new insights for real-time decision making for executives with Power BI

4) Trust – Office 365 provides trusted cloud services to secure data and privacy of enterprises and retain a comprehensive organizational knowledge base for future staff

Orapong Thien-Ngern, General Manager, Microsoft Thailand

“The business world has changed. Digital productivity must seamlessly and completely merge with work in the physical world in order for businesses to achieve more, gain a deeper understanding of consumer needs, create opportunities, and empower employees in this new, constantly-changing world of work,” said Mr. Orapong Thien-Ngern, General Manager, Microsoft Thailand. “Microsoft strongly believes that the innovations that inspire these changes will not come only in the form of devices or concrete objects. This is why Microsoft is committed to developing effective and reliable technologies such as Office 365 to enable businesses to achieve more in digital transformation. With our service, we provide ways to work smarter and more securely in the virtual world while also fulfilling real-world requirements in a precise and effective manner.”

With this concept in mind, Microsoft developed Office 365 as a service that meets business needs in terms of security and flexibility in a mobile-first and cloud-first world. With solutions and applications that support strong collaboration and teamwork such as Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and Yammer, Microsoft Office 365 enables people to communicate, and access or share data and the latest applications anywhere, anytime on any device and platform, reducing time and cost as well as enhancing work efficiency.Office 365 Press Conference (5) Office 365 Press Conference (4) Office 365 Press Conference (3) Office 365 Press Conference (2)

Microsoft customers and partners from many leading business sectors were invited to share their experiences of using Office 365 at the Office 365 User Conference. Among the attendees were Thai Union Group PCL., John Hardy (Thailand) Ltd., The White Space Ltd., Chiang Mai University, The Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Interprofile Co., Ltd., Ookbee, ACIS Professional Center Ltd. and Mitr Phol Sugar Corp Ltd.

Mr. Panupan Sanguanpak, Head of IT & Operation, The WhiteSpace Limited. said, “The WhiteSpace Limited is a new company that offers Penguin Sim, an ECO prepaid mobile service under the slogan “Little Guy with a Big Heart”. We are a small company, and most of our employees are millennials whose work and lifestyles are becoming more mobile. We had to look for a service that would help us effectively manage a company of our size, and Microsoft Office 365 fits the bill because of its flexibility. With Office 365, our employees are able to work productively from anywhere. Additionally, the cloud-based service enables unlimited user accounts with fast and easy setup. As our company was founded just one year ago, we want to invest our time and work in developing our business without having to worry about IT systems.  Now, we have Microsoft to take care of it for us, and we no longer need to have our own IT experts. For us, using Microsoft Office 365 is definitely a reasonable long-term investment because we know that if our business gets bigger, we can expand the service anytime we need without wasting time on technical implementation. It is the ideal choice that stands ready to grow alongside our business.”

Mr. Santi Siritaweechai, Vice President – Information Technology, Mitr Phol Sugar Corp., Ltd. ‘Mitr Phol Group is a large organization that covers more than just the sugar business. We have various business divisions in our hands, including Bio Power, Ethanol and wood substitute material. With large amounts of important, confidential business data to be protected, Office 365 offers advanced security capabilities that effectively prevent data loss or theft yet still allow us to access and manage data anywhere anytime on any devices securely and flexibly. We chose Microsoft because we believe in the company’s global standard in data security and management. By using Office 365, we know we are leaving Mitr Phol’s secrets in the hands of true security professionals.

Interested enterprise customers can learn more about Office 365 for enterprises – a new cloud productivity service with advanced security capabilities – and compare the full range of Office 365 offerings at https://products.office.com/th-th/business/compare-more-office-365-for-business-plans or contact 02-263-6888 for more information.

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[1] http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-agenda/ceosurvey/2015/key-findings/technology.html