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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Embraces Telework

    This week is National Telework Week (NTW) – a designated week to draw awareness to the benefits to both organisations and employees, in embracing flexible working and, more specifically, working from home. Microsoft is proud to be a partner in the inaugural NTW because flexible working is part...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft adopts CarbonSystems’ Environmental Sustainability Platform

    “ You can’t manage what you can’t measure”, is an old management adage that is the motivation for Microsoft’s decision to select and adopt a cloud-based application for automatically capturing and reporting the company’s use of non-renewable resources. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Unveiled in the US

    At the recent Cloud Summit in Canberra the issue of consumer data privacy and empowerment, data transfers and the flow of information across borders were hot topics. Ultimately without consumer trust in the operation of cloud based services and the Internet overall, and the operation of a global service...
  • 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: Federal Government releases National Digital Economy Strategy

    The Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy this morning released the Federal Government’s National Digital Economy Strategy . The Strategy is the product of over 18 months work by the Minister’s Department. It articulates the Government’s...
  • 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: Microsoft backs Gov 2.0 with $1 million

    In June 2009 when the Federal Government announced the establishment of a Government 2.0 Taskforce , Microsoft agreed to make available up to $2.45 million for a Project Fund , to fund projects connected with the Taskforce's work. This funding was provided under an Operational Agreement between Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Queensland IT industry and government service delivery

    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. Discussion focused on the future of the IT industry, improved government service delivery, the role of ICT...
  • Blog Post: Driving down software piracy – why should governments care?

    Guest blog from Business Software Alliance Australia has one of the world’s most comprehensive legislative regimes for the protection of intellectual property, including software. Now it’s time for Australian governments to focus on enforcement. The latest report on the state of global...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Digital Debate – Move on!

    The Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy will on Tuesday (14 July) launch a Future Directions paper on Australia’s Digital Economy. The paper is the result of a process of consultation conducted by his Department that began in August 2008. Industry...
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