Microsoft Office 365 Launched in Malta
Maltese business owners gathered at the Smart City business hub this week for the launch of Microsoft Office 365, the latest set of products and services from the Microsoft Corporation. During the event at Smart City, Microsoft Malta introduced the nation’s business owners to the newly-released products such as the cloud-based Office 365 platform. Microsoft also named a local company as its new strategic partner.
STL in the Spotlight
Smart Technologies Ltd was named as the strategic partner of Microsoft during the Smart City event. STL was among the first Malta-based IT firms to invest in Office 365 for their staff, ensuring that their clients could make the transition to this latest Microsoft offering as smoothly and swiftly as possible. “We are putting a lot of effort into promoting the product” said the company’s business development manager, Christopher Demicoli, “and we are delighted that Microsoft is recognising this and endorsing STL as a qualified partner in Office 365”.
Top Business Owners have their Heads in the Clouds
Top Malta law firms, technicians and entrepreneurs will doubtless already be embracing Microsoft’s cloud-based software solutions; these were showcased at the Smart City gathering as the preferred platform for employers and employees alike, allowing them to operate from any location they choose. Office 365 allows users to sign into their account from anywhere, giving them easy access to their applications, documents and settings. Microsoft Office 365 comes with 25 Gigabytes of mail storage, as well as numerous additional collaborative tools allowing them to work in co-operation with their team-mates while they’re on the move. The result is enhanced, streamlined productivity and communication within the company.
Business Solutions Large and Small
Speaking at the launch, segment manager at Microsoft Malta, Kevin Schembri, described Office 365 as “an enterprise-grade collaboration for large and small businesses… with the potential to fuel business and economic transformation by delivering cost-effective, flexible access to IT”. Since the launch of Microsoft Office (which was first made available to the public in June 2011), says Mr Schembri, more than 10 000 businesses around the globe have started testing the capabilities of the offering. Many of these businesses are small to medium enterprises.
Malta’s IT industry has been steadily growing in recent years, with venues like Smart City becoming successful hubs for businesses in the IT sector. Malta’s business leaders have welcomed the news that one of their local companies will be partnering with a global enterprise like Microsoft, and it’s safe to say that offerings like Microsoft Office 365 will continue to flourish as adoption soars in the coming months.