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  • Blog Post: Microsoft supports non-profit IT adoption

    Microsoft believes Non-Profit organisations can use technology to achieve even greater outcomes for the communities they serve. To be agile, an organisation requires the right technology, the right processes and willing people, to get the most of every moment. This is why, each year, Microsoft and its...
  • Blog Post: National Panel for Economic Reform Communiqué - Putting People First

    The Communiqué released by the Prime Minister following the inaugural meeting of the National Panel for Economic Reform is welcomed by Microsoft Australia. It reiterates the importance to Australia of instituting policy and management reforms across the economy that focus on the goal of achieving...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft ranked #1 for Corporate Social Responsibility in Reputation Institute’s 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 Report

    Today, the Reputation Institute, one of the world’s leading reputation management consultant firms, announced Microsoft ranked #1 when it released its 2012 CSR RepTrak™ 100 report naming the companies with the best reputations for corporate social responsibility around the world. The study...
  • Blog Post: Mentorship Efforts Spark Opportunities for Students in Australia

    Microsoft Australia has been collaborating with the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) over the past three years to provide mentorship to students who live in areas of lower socioeconomic conditions. The partnership enables Microsoft employees to participate in a series of mentoring...
  • Blog Post: YouthSpark launches

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has launched Microsoft YouthSpark – an initiative to create opportunities for 300 million young people around the world over the next three years. With many countries, including many major economies, struggling to generate economic growth under the burden of substantial...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 Set to Inspire More Young Innovators

    Microsoft announced that it has redesigned the upcoming Imagine Cup 2013 around three new core competitions — World Citizenship, Games and Innovation — and significantly increased the prize money to encourage more young developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to participate in the annual event...
  • Blog Post: Facts - Climate Change - Sofware Donations

    Earlier this week a series of media articles were published around the world (then linked to and repeated in blogs) that made claims about Microsoft and other major corporations funding the Heartland Institute – a US not-for-profit think tank that claims its mission as: “ …to discover...
  • Blog Post: It's the Potential Stupid: Asia Pacific Sees Future in ICT

    Amazing! In a world beset with the insecurity that comes when bankers fear lending to bankers (let alone businesses or individuals) it is possible to be lulled into a sense of personal, if not collect ive dread, for the future of the world. This sense is made more intense by a natural focus on our understanding...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report

    The Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report shares some of the important work we’re doing in our communities, and our efforts to manage a responsible business. It explains our Citizenship actions in fiscal year 2011 and together with our annual financial report gives a complete picture of our work and...
  • Blog Post: What we mean by digital inclusion

    At a time when the National Broadband Network begins its roll out across Australia, it is important to focus on the need to ensure not just access, but active participation in all communities if the real benefits are to be realised. For a decade now Microsoft has supported “Digital Inclusion”...
  • Blog Post: InfoXchange honoured at the 2011 iAwards

    (Photo Left to Right: Pip Marlow Managing Director, Microsoft Australia; Andrew Mahar, CEO InfoXchange; David Spriggs InfoXchange; Senator Kate Lundy) Earlier this month, The Australian Computer Society, the Australian Information Industry Association, and the Pearcey Foundation announced the national...
  • Blog Post: Record donation figures and broadening of Software Donation Program

    Microsoft Australia reached new heights with the Software Donation Program last financial year donating more than $40 million dollars’ worth of software to an increasing number of community organisations. This amazing outcome is a 20 percent increase on last year’s already impressive figure...
  • Blog Post: Be what's next with cloud computing

    Cloud computing is empowering business, government and community organisations. In this Be what's next publication, Microsoft Australia presents some legal and policy challenges that must be considered as we move towards cloud computing and services. We have also included some updated information...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft makes innovation payments to the ACT

    Microsoft Australia has made payments totaling $784,222.58 to the Australian Capital Territory in support of ICT innovation. The payments to InTACT ($667,373.42) and ACTEW/AGL ($116,849.16) were processed earlier this month. The payments constitute the residual funds accumulated through Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Helping Queensland flood relief operations

    As we monitor the current and potential impacts of the Queensland floods, Microsoft Australia is undertaking a number of steps to help address relief efforts. One of the most productive ways in which we have been able to assist first responder organisations and affected local governments during disasters...
  • Blog Post: Accelerating Asia Pacific forum

    There are three fairly standard reactions I receive when I am telling people about the work Microsoft is undertaking with Governments and community partners to improve lives and drive national competitiveness and first up is usually surprise! I find people are generally unaware of the breadth and depth...
  • Blog Post: Helping families with the provision of food

    Microsoft was awarded Foodbank ’s Collaboration Award at the Australian Food and Grocery Council Industry Leaders Conference in Canberra last month. This year’s Foodbank Collaboration Award was presented to the members of the Rinaldi Pasta Project which made possible the production of 800...
  • Blog Post: Charity staff spend day at Microsoft and celebrate $100 million milestone

    Microsoft last week hosted its first “Connecting Communities” event to showcase the important role of technology for not for profits, charities and community organisations. The event brought together a range of speakers who presented on topics important to not for profit organisations such...
  • Blog Post: Technology forum for Nonprofits and charities

    For the first time, Microsoft Australia will be hosting a forum targeting the nonprofit and charity sector with the focus on technology. The free forum is being organised with Microsoft’s partner, Connecting Up Australia , and is being held at Microsoft offices in North Ryde on November 4th 2010...
  • Blog Post: Social Inclusion initiatives in South Australia

    Last week, Emilio Umeoka , Vice President, Microsoft Asia Pacific and responsible for Microsoft operations in this region met with Mike Rann, Premier of South Australia to discuss social inclusion initiatives. After being elected as Premier in 2002, Mike Rann initiated South Australia’s Social...
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