Microsoft Philippines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based Microsoft Corporation, was established in August 30, 1995. As the world's leading software provider, Microsoft strives to produce innovative products that meet the customers' evolving needs. At the same time, Microsoft understands that long-term success is about more than just making great products.
Since its inception in 1975, Microsoft's mission has been to create software for the personal computer that empowers and enriches people in the workplace, at school and at home. Microsoft's early vision of a computer on every desk and in every home is coupled today with a strong commitment to Internet-related technologies that expand the power and reach of the PC and its users.
Microsoft Corporation recently undertook the reinvention of its core structure, updating its mission and its fundamental approach to business to better meet customer needs in this new Internet era. Microsoft's new mission is To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential.
Microsoft's vision is to Empower people through great software - anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Up to this point, the company continues to reinvent itself as it adapts to the needs of its customers. Microsoft offers a wide range of products and services, suited for both personal and business use.
Each product is designed for two things: one, to make it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day; and two, to provide enterprises with more efficient solutions to maximize productivity. Microsoft Philippines conducts business through its network of partners and resellers, which number more than 1,600.
The different Customer Groups that comprise the Microsoft Philippines operations are: Enterprise Partner Group (EPG), Microsoft Services, Business Marketing Organization (BMO), and Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners (SMS&P). Antonio 'TJ' Javier now heads Microsoft Philippines as managing director.
Microsoft is focused on enabling Filipinos to realize their full potential citizenship programs that aim to bridge the digital divide. In 2004 alone, has invested more than US$2.5 million in local citizenship projects. Microsoft has partnered with several institutions to be able reach out to underserved sectors. It's Partners in Learning program, being implemented with the Department of Education, aims to provide teachers and students with the opportunity to explore technology in a more productive and meaningful way. Microsoft's Unlimited Potential program aims to improve lifelong learning for underserved individuals by providing technology training through community-based learning centers. Beneficiaries of the Unlimited Potential program include Amerisians in Olangapo and Pampanga being served through centers run by People's Recovery, Empowerment and Development Assisitance Foundation and the Don Basco Manpower Skills and Training Center, and Overseas Filipino Workers to be served through government agencies like the Department of Labor and Employment and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration as well as OFW organizations that include the Filipino Overseas Workers in Singapore and the Filipino Workers Resource Center in Malaysia.