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Microsoft Australia reached new heights with the Software Donation Program last financial year donating more than $50 million dollars’ worth of software to over 3,300 community organisations.
This week Jann Stuckey MP, Queensland Shadow Minister for Public Works and ICT addressed the Microsoft Executive breakfast series in Brisbane which included representatives from the IT industry.
Pip Marlow, National Public Sector Director for Microsoft Australia was interviewed this week by Helen Frost, Sky Business News, discussing Microsoft’s Pubic Sector initiatives in health, education and the National Broadband Network.
Global Access Partners last week convened a Summit with key business and government leaders titled “The National Economic Review” to analyse Australia’s strengths, highlight opportunities for progress and develop a plan for growth and innovation
Following the announcement of the Innovative Teachers Award Western Australia, Jane Mackarell, Academic Programs Manager for Microsoft Australia, and Athena Hain-Saunders, science teacher at Newtown Moore Senior High School, were interviewed by Chris Ilsley, 6PR, to discuss the awards and Microsoft’s Partner in Learning Program.
Today, representatives from four major Australian organisations stood shoulder to shoulder in support of the Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) co-ordinated action against large scale counterfeit products in Australia. Individuals from Microsoft, the Business Software Alliance (BSA), Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) attended a press conference today organised by the AFP to support the AFP’s National Enforcement Day, designed to tackle the issue of intellectual property theft.
This week the Australian Federal Police (AFP) released a new ThinkUKnow video highlighting the dangers of texting images. The video was launched to coincide with White Balloon Day and National Child Protection Week.
Vulnerabilities are weaknesses in software that enable an attacker to compromise the integrity, availability, or confidentiality of that software. As long as human beings write software code, no software is perfect and mistakes that lead to imperfections and vulnerabilities in software will be made.To combat software vulnerabilities, Microsoft assists its customers to understand and manage the related risks posed to their information technology (IT) environment by enabling them to plan, resource, schedule and budget for the associated system maintenance.