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  • Blog Post: Verifying the Security of Cloud Services for Australian Government

    James Kavanagh, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Australia The Australian Attorney Generals Department has released a revised framework for assessing compliance and risk for cloud services . Microsoft welcomes this forward-looking guidance that describes a streamlined decision-making process while...
  • 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 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: 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 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: Microsoft response to AGIMO Cloud Computing Consultation Paper

    Early in January the Federal Government released a Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper - Opportunities and applicability for use by the Australian Government . Microsoft has provided a response to the Draft Consultation Paper which can be found here and a copy of the submission is attached below...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft signs the Federal Government and Industry Principles of Engagement on ICT

    Microsoft has registered as a signatory to the Federal Government's "Government and Industry Principles of Engagement on ICT". The “ Review of the Australian Government’s Use of Information and Communications Technology” conducted in 2008 by Sir Peter Gershon, recommended the development...
  • 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: Access to Government Information – Time to Ask the Big Questions

    There are times when it may seem that a glacier moves faster than change in the public service. I declare an interest – I spent six years in the Federal Department of Finance in the late 80s and early 1990s at a time when ‘significant’ changes were made to the Federal Government’s budget processes. They...
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