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SEA's first $23m Microsoft Technology Centre opens here
Microsoft will invest $23 million in the 7,000 sq ft facility at One Marina Boulevard over five years.
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SINGAPORE – Microsoft officially opened its first Southeast Asia Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) at the One Marina Boulevard today.

The MTC, a 7,000 sq ft facility within the Microsoft headquarters here, is a “collaborative environment” where senior decision makers from HR, Finance, Marketing and IT can go to see for themselves how they can use technology to transform their business and increase productivity.

The centre will feature industry-leading best-of-breed solutions from Microsoft and their partners and will present scenarios from increasing energy efficiency in data centre design to addressing customer retention strategies.

Customers will be able to save money and time by first experiencing test concepts and ideas before implementation.

The MTC will also facilitate a whole new way of teaching and provide a place for business leaders and entrepreneurs to put their ideas to the test, in line with Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to play a partnership role in fostering growth and future competitiveness of Singapore.

Ms Jessica Tan, managing director of Microsoft Singapore, said: “For the first time in the industry, there is a place where senior decision makers from HR, Finance, Marketing and IT can go to see for themselves how they can use technology to transform their business and increase productivity.”

The technology giant is expected to invest $23 million in the MTC over the next five years.

In addition to the physical structure and technology, Microsoft will also invest in hiring world-class experts to manage the MTC. These experts are expected to share their knowledge and expertise with local talents in Singapore.

Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Dr Yaacob Ibrahim officiated the opening of the centre.

tonyng@sph.com.sg

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