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19.03.2008 Technology

Microsoft Launches New Products

By Daily Graphic
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MICROSOFT, the world's leading software inventor, has introduced a new range of products to the Ghanaian market to mark a turning point in the way large companies in Ghana manage wide area computer networks.

The products, which include Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, would transform the way professional information technology (IT) developers build applications and support systems to help advance business goals by aligning computing resources with strategic objectives.

The theme for the launch, “Heroes happen here”, according to the Marketing Manager for Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) Microsoft West Africa, Mrs Ejieke Maduka-Ezeadiugwu, was their way of putting the spotlight on their customers, partners and users who made significant impact in their organisation using these technologies.

She revealed that the various softwares would enable organisations to secure their information, manage their networks more efficiently and ensure that users delivered better results.

“The launch of these software solutions is based on feedback from IT professionals who spend too much time and money managing existing systems and not investing enough in new capabilities that gives them a strategic business advantages,” she stated.

In her view, what made professional IT developers heroes was that the softwares could make businesses run more smoothly, help government to deliver better services to citizens or it could help individuals develop specific softwares to meet local requirements.

“Already, the response from IT professionals and developers around the world is that this is the most secure enterprise platform that Microsoft has ever delivered,” she remarked, noting that it made IT professional focus more on driving their businesses forward.

Mrs Maduka-Ezeadiugwu emphasised that the products gave IT managers a set of tools to manage and control their network infrastructure in four core areas, including security, virtualisation, Web productivity and business intelligence.

The Country Manager for Microsoft West Africa, Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, added that beyond delivering innovative new products, they also wanted to make it easier for customers and partners to readily engage and implement their new technologies.

“We have multiple elements to this campaign spanning all three of the core products being launched” he said and hinted that the products would open a new era when companies could build systems and applications to advance their goals.

Story by Edward Turkson

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