Fast Company 2.0
You think you've seen good growth, or had your share of growth-related employment
headaches? Well, Microsoft had a stunning example of partner growth to tell
in a press release distributed on Thursday. It described the company's new report,
estimating the worldwide
economic impact of Microsoft
The partner-growth bombshell from the release was this:
"Wicresoft Co. Ltd., a Microsoft partner based in China, grew from
70 to 1,000 employees in a short amount of time and generated a sales volume
of $32 million last year alone."
Wicresoft President Ingrid Wang commented on the achievement in the press release:
"Through Microsoft's training program, our sales staff completed
a year's sales volume in only half a year. Our business boomed. We have had
a successful transformation from novice member of China's IT ecosystem to
international player. We treasure the strategic alliance with Microsoft here
Turns out there's more to it. Wicresoft, which describes itself as a professional
IT and business process outsourcing services provider, is a bit more than a
Microsoft partner. "Strategic alliance" is a bit of an understatement.
According to Wicresoft's Web page, the company was formed in 2002 as a joint
venture between Microsoft and the Shanghai Municipal Government. Before joining
Wicresoft, Wang had worked at Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd., and two other top
executives, Mike Xu and Patrick Cai, are Microsoft veterans. This is a company
to keep an eye on.
Posted by Scott Bekker on October 18, 2007 at 11:57 AM