Microsoft, Korean Firms Launch .NET Solutions Providers Association
Microsoft Korea has teamed up with 40 local IT firms to etablish a .NET solutions providers association.Seeking to enhance its position in the enterprise software market, Microsoft Korea has teamed up with 40 local IT firms, including solutions providers, system integrators and hardware companies, to etablish a .NET solutions providers association that includes Hewlett-Packard Korea and Unisys Korea, along with local firms such as Camis and Kointec. To date, Microsoft Korea and its partners have each provided their own solutions. However, aiming to spread Web services, Microsoft Korea and the other members of the association plan to collaborate in developing tools, establishing solutions centers and promoting joint efforts in order to raise awareness about Microsofts .NET Web services.
Byung-Hyung Park, president of Camis and the chairman of the .NET Solutions Association, stated that "the establishment of the association will lead to next-generation business based on the Windows environment. Microsofts Vice President of Marketing for the Asia-Pacific area and Japan, and several of the companys technology directors have visited Korea for the launch of this association. We anticipate that this association will serve as an opportunity to advance .NET around the world."