Simonds Farsons Cisk plc is based in Malta. Its core business is brewing, selling and distributing beer including its own brands such as local market leader. After a growing number of collaboration problems with major partners Simonds Farsons Cisk changes open source software in favour of Microsoft Office Professional. The move is part of a wider strategic business partnership with Microsoft. In the first instance it is benefiting from a unified, cohesive and efficient desktop platform while the partnership in turn is providing a foundation for future strategic growth.