When it comes to striking deals, few technology companies can rival Microsoft. Redmond regularly signs huge deals with governments, enterprises and organizations the world over, for everything from Windows to Office 365 licenses.
This time the company has managed to sign an important deal for its operating system, in Japan.
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company has recently made the decision to purchase 30,000 Windows 8 tablets for its sales force. And the first employees are expected to get their hands on these slates in September 2013.
Not the type to keep quiet, Microsoft used the occasion to talk about this big agreement while praising its new operating system saying that Windows 8 provides great productivity features in a much more attractive package than other devices that are available on the market.
The technology titan said in a press release:
“Fujitsu, the partner leading the implementation of this deployment, selected Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro enterprise operating system to develop a specialized Windows 8 tablet to improve customer service by digitizing procedures and providing beneficial information in an easily understandable format.”
This makes is the latest in a series of large, important deals that Microsoft has struck for its operating system since it launched the new platform late last year.
Windows 8 as a whole is gradually increasing its market share, and according to the newest numbers provided by Net Applications, is currently powering 5.40 percent of the computers the world over.