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Microsoft CEO Nadella: Higher Growth, Higher Margins For ‘Partners Who Bet On Us’

Wade Tyler Millward

‘It’s up to 80 percent less expensive to run Windows Server VMs (virtual machines) on Azure and SQL Server VMs on Azure than it is with our main competitor,’ Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says.

A Unique Partner Ecosystem

Everyday, 400,000 partner organizations around the world are applying technology to make a real difference one country, one community, one customer at a time.

You’re helping to make small businesses more productive, nonprofits more effective, multinationals more competitive, governments more efficient, improving healthcare and educational outcomes and creating economic opportunity and creating jobs.

That’s what makes this partner ecosystem so unique. Over the past few years, we’ve talked extensively about digital transformation. But today, we need to go beyond that – from talking about digital transformation to delivering on the digital imperative for every organization.

The time is now. It’s what will make the difference between organizations that thrive and those that get left behind. Every organization in every industry will continue to infuse digital technology into every business process and function so that they can do more with less.

The case for doing this has never been more urgent or more clear. In fact, I would say it’s existential. The next 10 years are not going to be like the last 10.

Digital technology is a deflationary force in an inflationary economy. It’s the only way to navigate the headwinds we are confronting today. This is not some abstract concept. There are many examples across every industry.

In fact, just two weeks ago, I met with a CEO of a CPG (consumer packaged goods) manufacturer, who explained how they were able to use our technology to increase throughput of operations in a Latin American plant and use the savings to avoid raising prices and address one of the greatest challenges facing the region – food insecurity. … A Coca-Cola bottler in Europe has used our technology to lower their energy consumption, the other crisis we are facing today.

Doing more with less doesn’t mean working harder or longer. That’s not the way we’re going to scale. But it does mean applying technology to amplify what you’re able to do across an organization so you can differentiate and build resilience.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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