Microsoft Romania will post a 5 percent growth in the next fiscal year 2011-2012, according to Ronald Binkofski, general manager of the Romanian office.
The company also presented some results during the fiscal year 2010-2011. Thus, the adoption of Windows 7 in Romania has reached approximately 32 percent.
Internet Explorer 9 was launched in March and has a market share of approximately 4 percent, being downloaded approximately 500,000 times.
The market share of Microsoft Office increased by 3 percent.
The Windows market share increased by approximately 4.5 percent for new PCs.
Microsoft reported a 50 percent growth in the number of ERP clients. The number of CRM clients doubled.
The CRM Online cloud service was launched in Romania 5 months ago and currently there are more than 600 evaluation accounts opened.
There are over 200 clients of Office 365/Business Productivity Online Suite and over 900 evaluation accounts Office 365 since April 2011.
The first commercial cloud service of Windows Business Group entitled Windows Intune, a cloud solution for monitoring and administering computers within SMEs, was also launched during the 2011 fiscal year and 100 clients are currently testing the service.
Microsoft Romania estimates the rate of piracy strictly for Microsoft products is much lower than 64 percent, which reflects the piracy for the entire Romanian software market.
Microsoft has launched 1-3 models of Windows Phone 7 terminals in the offer of operators Orange, Vodafone and Cosmote.
Among the new launches in the financial year 2010-2011 there was Information Worker: Office 2010 which was launched in September, Lync Server 2010 in November, Office 365 beta in April and more recently, Office 365 available since June.
New faces in management
The company also presented the people that became part of the management team more recently.
Bogdan Voicu, who was recruited from IBM in January, is the new Public Sector Lead of Microsoft Romania. He will coordinate the team working on projects for the public administration.
Mihai Iordache is the Small and Medium Solutions & Partners Manager, in charge with SMEs, also having been recruited from IBM.
Vlad Bog, with 18 years of experience in HR, is the new HR Manager of Microsoft Romania. He was recruited from Vodafone.
Gabriela Mladin will coordinate the retail team and the team that collaborates with Regional Equipment Manufacturers.