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Speeding up Microsoft technologies adoption in Asia Pacific

AvantiKumar | March 11, 2010
Microsoft appoints new services GM for the region

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 MARCH 2010 -- To speed up the adoption of its technologies in the Asia Pacific, software giant Microsoft has appointed a new general manager for the region.

Microsoft Services vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, Michiel Verhoeven, said Nigel Ware has been appointed as Microsoft's Asia Pacific general manager, services. "Ware sees huge opportunities for Microsoft Services in the Asia Pacific, which covers 11 countries, in particular, as to how Microsoft can play a key role in driving business productivity and delighting customers within the commercial, enterprise and government segments."

[Ware] has a personal passion in contributing to even greater success to Asia Pacific Services," said Verhoeven. "He brings a wealth of experience, having led and grown Oracle's applications consulting in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) through successful integration and development of companies acquired through mergers and acquisition. He also led Oracle's support and consulting teams, and the offshore organisation in India.

Microsoft Services is organised into five businesses: advisor, consulting, premier, support, and partner enablement. The extensive range of services offerings include architectural guidance, consulting, operational support, and partner support and enablement programmes.

There are more than 1,000 Microsoft Services employees in the Asia Pacific region," he said. "Our employees' main charter is to successfully deploy Microsoft technologies for our customers and partners to maximise the value of their investment, and to realise the full potential of their organisations and businesses. Since Services is all about people, we also make it a point to invest in hiring, developing, rotating, and retaining talent.