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Record software donations
Microsoft Australia reached new heights with the Software Donation Program last financial year donating more than $42 million dollars’ worth of software to over 2,700 community organisations. This amazing outcome is a 20 percent increase on last year’s already impressive figure.
Technology enabled almost instant updating of results online during the election night counting. Indeed, I borrowed a friend's mobile phone at a social function to keep up with the amazing results unfolding on the night. But technology also has far-reaching implications for the electoral voting system.
This week, Sky Business News interviewed Jeff Bullwinkel, General Counsel for Microsoft Australia. The interview focused on how managing data presents a raft of legal and policy changes for business and government and how international legislation comes into play when data is stored overseas.
Devonport High School teacher Mark Smithies has been awarded the 2010 Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award for Tasmania for his innovative use of ICT in the classroom.