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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: 10 Boldest Statements From CRN’s Exclusive Interview

Donna Goodison

Here’s what Microsoft’s Satya Nadella had to say about how partners generate revenue, Azure’s edge over Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, emerging technologies, the SolarWinds hack and Microsoft’s bid for TikTok.

Partners ’Core’ To Creating Value Around The Platform

I always say as a platform company, fundamentally, it’s all about the value you create around the platform.

So every time I go even to a country, I always sort of say, ’OK, what is Microsoft’s role in the country or what is Microsoft’s contribution to the country in terms of making small businesses more productive; or large enterprises, multinationals in that country more competitive, employing more people; [the] public sector in that country becoming more efficient; health outcomes, education outcomes.’ That’s sort of the core of what I’m looking for.

Interestingly enough or more importantly, what is core to that is partners. There’s no way any of that would happen without some partner taking whatever we have built to that small business, to that large company, to that public sector institution.

 
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