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  • Blog Post: Helping to Save the Great Barrier Reef with Cloud Computing

    Microsoft is contributing software, services and technical expertise to address the needs of citizen science on the Great Barrier Reef, an important milestone in bringing the power of technology to the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef. In Townsville, Queensland, Microsoft is joining...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Encourages Species Conservation Through New Global Partnership

    Climate change poses a real threat to animal species as they struggle to adapt to a warming planet and changing ecosystems. In fact, scientific research in the past decade has found that the impact of climate change could commit 15 to 37 percent of land species to extinction by 2050. Organizations like...
  • 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: 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: Spatial Industry Surfaces for Minister

    Last week, The Honourable Martin Ferguson AM, MP, Federal Minister for Energy and Resources, delivered the opening address in Canberra at spatial@gov - the premier event for the Australian spatial industry. Minister Ferguson took time to visit Geomatic Technologies (GT), a Microsoft Gold Partner and...
  • Blog Post: Are we entering a new era of sustainability?

    This month Accenture released their UN Global Compact CEO Study 2010 , the largest such study of CEOs ever conducted on the topic of sustainability. The report suggests that we are entering a “new era of sustainability”. This is an era where sustainability is not seen as a separate “feel...
  • Blog Post: Australian Software Industry Gets Exposure in USA

    Microsoft and the Australian Government (Austrade) are joining forces to drive entrepreneurship within the Australian software community and support the development, commercialisation and internationalisation of innovative solutions to address global environmental challenges and opportunities. As...
  • Blog Post: Earth 2.0 - Get with the program

    On 4 th March 2009 Microsoft Australia launched a new staff engagement environmental sustainability program, Earth 2.0. The idea is to play on software releases, reminding us that planet earth ‘is not a beta’ and inviting staff to ‘get with the program’ and to share their vision for the kind of world...
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