According to findings from research firm IDC, “small businesses using cloud computing are 1.7 times more likely to have over 10% revenue growth compared to similar sized companies in general.” As the ASEAN integration looms, businesses investing in technologies such as the cloud can put more businesses at par with regional and global competition and accelerate the growth of the economy.
Committed to transform businesses through technology, Microsoft will hold its inaugural Microsoft Big Top Cloud Festival in the Philippines from September 8-11, 2015. The weeklong event gathers top business leaders and technology experts in the country and across the region for information sharing to underscore the role of technologies such as the cloud for professional success.
“Technologies like the cloud is a source of competitive advantage for businesses. We see it as the great equalizer that enables optimal performance to keep pace in today’s challenging environment,” said General Manager for Microsoft Philippines Karrie Ilagan. “Microsoft’s Big Top Cloud Festival provides a venue for business leaders to meet thought leaders and technology experts who help in harnessing the impact of technology not just in their growth but also in elevating the global competitiveness of businesses in the country.”
On September 9, the conference will be open to small-to-medium business owners and interested parties on the latest trends in technology, and strategies for business growth and innovation. Microsoft Big Top Cloud Festival will enable entrepreneurs to look at technology as transformative for their businesses, brands, and customer relationships as it becomes more and more pervasive and critical for competitive advantage.
Dialogues will expose attendees to local and global thought leaders, technology experts, and industry leaders while demos and hands-on experiences will show new ways of working. Microsoft Big Top Cloud Festival will help participants uncover new opportunities for their businesses, partners, and even customers.
In line with its 20th anniversary celebration in the Philippines, Microsoft’s Cloud Week will be the biggest event in its local history, expected to be attended by over 1,000 partners, customers, and the industry at large.
Entrepreneurs who wish to participate on September 9 can register through facebook.com/microsoftforpinoysmes.