Microsoft opens S$23 million technology centre in Singapore

The first Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Southeast Asia was officially opened in Singapore on Tuesday by Minister for Communication, Information and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim.

The S$23-million centre allows businesses to save time and money by testing cutting-edge technologies before rolling them out.

Businesses can touch, feel and test the latest industry solutions before incurring actual costs to implement them.

Companies can also work with experienced staff to design and test customised technology solutions.

"We help customers come to the right solution faster, and there's a way for them to test the application before the actual deployment, so we lower the risk (for businesses)," Chong Lee, APAC director at Microsoft Technology Centre, said.

"There are customers who told us that instead of spending six months developing an application, they are able to achieve that in three to four weeks in the MTC."

The technology and expertise in the centre is available to enterprises of all sizes, including small and medium enterprises.

- CNA