STC, Microsoft in strategic alliance
Riyadh, May 16, 2011
Saudi Telecom (STC) recently signed an alliance with Microsoft aiming to exchange expertise and best utilization of Microsoft products to develop services and solutions offered by STC to its internal and external customers.
STC stated that it will highlight the main features of its future vision pertaining to innovative services and solutions in ICT during its presence at the upcoming Microsoft Executives Summit in Seattle.
The "strategic alliance framework" includes several elements such as developing an advanced platform for technological services to enhance the capabilities and initiatives of the two parties with regards to delivering innovative services and solutions to the enterprise sector and other customers.
The partnership also includes the provision of new package of services that is based on the cloud computing concept, establishing a Microsoft Training Center within STC.
The training center will facilitate training, knowledge transfer and expertise exchange processes, the availability of a consultant from Microsoft as part of the STC team in addition to Premiere Service and the National Computers' Initiative "Windows Phone 7, IPTV, XBOX".
"This strategic alliance opens wide horizons in many aspects, on one hand, it serves the actualization and realization of the interests of the company's internal and external customers in the field of developed innovative solutions and products,” said Omer Alnomany, vice president of IT, STC.
“On the other hand, it explicitly contributes to the economic-social development process in our country by coordinating the efforts of the two giant companies to launch effective IT initiatives to enhance the performance of the entire enterprise sector,” he added.
The agreement also comes in line with the efforts exerted by the company to upgrade and develop its performance in terms of both services and technology, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service