Microsoft India selected for corporate excellence

As many as eleven finalists, including Microsoft India, have been selected for the Secretary of States prestigious 2008 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The pool was from 61 nominations submitted by US ambassadors around the world.

“ACE finalists are international business leaders who recognise the vital role that US businesses play abroad as good corporate citizens” The State Department has said.

Microsoft India has been in the finalists' list for empowering small and medium enterprises, promoting economic development, and strengthening innovation through strategic product development, including improved technology for HIV/AIDS and TB diagnosis”.

Another corporation is Virtusa in Sri Lanka for providing the country with an effective disaster recovery system that is widely used throughout the region, and for providing widespread IT skills training.

The Secretary has awarded ACE since 1999 to recognise US businesses for advancing good corporate citizenship, innovation, and democratic principles.

The Secretary of State will announce the 2008 ACE winners during a award ceremony at the State Department on November sixth.

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