Microsoft Bulgaria does not have any requirements that smaller local computer assemblers should meet in terms of configurations, says the company's country manager.
"For the very big local assemblers Microsoft has guidelines and requirement about production quality, and helps them certify their products. For the smaller local assemblers, all resources are free, and there are no specific requirement," George Randelov, Country Manager at Microsoft Bulgaria, said in an interview for Novinite.com and its "International Survey: Bulgaria-USA."
According to Randelov Bulgaria is important on the Microsoft's map because of the country's good business climate and the unique IT talent.
"We will continue to develop our business in Bulgaria and to invest here – the country has huge potential and our operations here are successful," said Randelov.
Asked about the ratio female/male, which is higher in Microsoft Bulgaria than the average for Central and Eastern Europe, Randelov commented that Bulgarian women are much dedicated to be successful in their career and are not afraid to compete in areas and industries that are generally male dominated.
Microsoft Bulgaria recently celebrated its 11th anniversary on the Bulgarian market. During this period the company has ivested heavily in several key spheres of economy and society – Bulgaria's IT industry, education and the social sphere.
Microsoft Bulgaria has a long-term strategy to aid Bulgaria's secondary and university education. So far, the company has invested more than USD 1 000 000 in secondary education during the period 2003-2009.