China is soon taking shape as one of the most important markets for Microsoft. Not just in terms of sales and product launches, but also for talent, research and development.
It is hard to deny that the country is part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy.
Redmond continues its expansion and efforts to make the most of China’s terrific potential in the IT sector. The technology titan has just recently penned a new agreement with the Hainan provincial government this weekend.
According to reports over at China.org.cn, Microsoft plans to build a new IT academy in the region (along with the innovation center) one that would help the software giant train new IT experts.
These new experts will then be transferred to other key offices around the globe.
The new innovation center, meanwhile, is said to open in South China’s Hainan Province. And according to Li Guoliang, the deputy governor of Hainan, will attract software companies in various fields of tourism and agriculture.
Microsoft, obviously, is betting very big on China in the upcoming future. The company wants to establish a foothold in the region, ahead of other major competitors.
Only a few days ago did the technology titan make its Surface tablets available to local buyers in the country — a surefire sign of what Microsoft believes is the massive revenue potential of China.