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Microsoft offers solutions for construction sector

by Jumana Abdel-Razzaq on Dec 6, 2016

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Software giant Microsoft is looking to branch into the construction industry with new software technology, driving digital transformation in the sector.

The company demonstrated its diverse range of products and solutions at last month’s The Big 5 construction exhibition in Dubai, participating as the lead technology partner to expand its client base into what it sees as a largely untapped market.

Mohammed Arif, Windows & Devices Business Group Lead, Microsoft Gulf said: “What differentiates societies, businesses and even countries is their ability to adopt technology and the extent to which they do it.

“Microsoft’s role is to enable companies, across different sectors, the chance to embrace technology faster.”

In fact, Arif said that according to a recent MIT study, companies that adopted technology faster achieved almost 26% more profitability.

In this regard, the company wants to help construction professionals do their work faster and more efficiently through digitisation and offering the latest technological innovations.

With this, Microsoft is offering engineers and others in the industry a number of products and devices to help drive greater cost efficiency and communication in the sector.

These include the Surface Hub, Surface Pro 4 and a variety of rugged OEM devices from multiple partners including Dell and Samsung.

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