CEO Steve Ballmer has a busy year ahead. Microsoft’s leader has recently unveiled his ambitions plan to reorganize the technology company and push it towards a devices and services concept, as opposed to just a software firm.
And perhaps the most important part of the aforementioned reorganization is streamlining the company’s online divisions, all 112 of them, in order to ensure that the technology giant can realize its hardware and cloud ambitions.
But Ballmer probably has little to worry about Microsoft’s Turkish subsidiary, that’s for sure.
Microsoft has recently announced that its Turkish division has won its prestigious “Country of the Year” award, which is offered to one of its 112 subsidiaries across the globe.
Steve Ballmer used the occasion to praise the unit, while again emphasizing that local partners are playing a very key role for the company in the long term:
“Microsoft Turkey is getting used to being a champion. It is really writing a success story with its 400 employees and more than 11,000 business partners.”
Tamer Ozmen, the general manager of Microsoft Turkey added:
“Our company’s reception of this prize for three times in the last four years shows that Turkey gained speed in informatics technologies.”
Turkey is fast becoming an important market for Microsoft. The technology company has signed a number of agreements to develop and promote its products and services in the country, with the recent Surface tablet contract being the highlight.