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  • 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: 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: 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: Launch of the Institute of Metadata Management - NSW Chapter

    On the evening of the 5th of December in Sydney, despite unseasonably cold weather and tropical downpours, the NSW Chapter of the Institute for Metadata Management (IMM) was launched. The Institute of Metadata Management (IMM) is a community of practice around the creation, management, use, promotion...
  • 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: Microsoft supports 4th Austrade mission to the USA

    Austrade and Microsoft have again partnered to accelerate the success of the local Australian software industry through the conduct of a trade mission to the USA. Last week' s mission focused on e-learning and looked at Australia's transition to a digital economy. "Austrade...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: ThinkUKnow launches in Darwin

    Today we launched “ThinkUKnow Australia” cyber-safety program in Northern Territory, at Sanderson Middle School in Malak. ThinkUKnow (TUK) is a joint initiative between the AFP and Microsoft Australia which aims to raise awareness about online safety and security issues, particularly those...
  • Blog Post: NAIDOC Week: Our support for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

    It’s NAIDOC Week, offering us all a chance to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and recognise the significant contributions of Indigenous Australians. Earlier this year, the RISE initiative was launched by Yarnteen , a program supported by Microsoft and Social Ventures...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Australia breaks software donation target

    At the close of each financial year companies across Australia take account of their performance. In the simplest terms, this tends to be a focus on the facts, figures and financial performance targets. Here at Microsoft we asses more than just our business performance. We also take stock of our support...
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