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  • Blog Post: We have spaces left for the ICEHOUSE and Microsoft BizSpark Innovation Academy event 20th June

      If you are based in Auckland, New Zealand and are a new software startup you may be interested in attending this:       Microsoft BizSpark in association with Forbes.com World Top 10 Technology Incubator The ICEHOUSE, is running the latest in a series of day long, Innovation Academy...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Discover Event for ISVs and Start Ups

    The Windows Azure Platform Discover Event is specifically designed for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and software start ups interested in learning more about the Windows Azure Platform. These are one day events being held worldwide with the goal of helping ISVs understand Microsoft’s Cloud Computing...
  • Blog Post: Intergrid Case Study–GreenButton

    We have recently put together a case study showing how Integrid are using Windows Azure for their product, GreenButton. If you were at Tech·Ed New Zealand this year, you would have seen Dave Fellows, Lead Architect at GreenButton, do a fantastic demonstration of how Windows Azure can be used to dramatically...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft New Zealand Awards - Submit your winning solution

    Have listed below the awards and criteria that Partners can submit entries for. To submit your entry please download and complete this entry form, then email it to nzawards@microsoft.com before 5pm 31st August 2007. The Partner Awards are: Citizenship: Solution that adds the most value to the...
  • Blog Post: Examples of Growing a Successful Software Company in New Zealand

    In many instances the owners of these software companies struggle with all the options available to them to grow their business; it can often be diffi cult to know what to do and who to turn to. For this reason NZTE and Microsoft have worked together with several New Zealand software companies to create...
  • Blog Post: 101 Questions every company should ask before going international

    Introduction Going international requires careful thought and planning. When it is done properly it will accelerate revenue growth, add significantly to the bottom line, and ultimately make a company more valuable in the eyes of investors or potential acquirers. However, many companies underestimate...
  • Blog Post: Guest Content - Replay of Technology Strategy

    This is a good piece and wanted to make sure you all had a good read One of the ongoing challenges in the software industry is how to best take advantage of the new technologies that are constantly emerging. At what point does the gain outweigh the pain? Is your business going to get real value...
  • Blog Post: New Zealand ISVs Going International

    Over the coming weeks we will deliver lots of great information about taking your business internationally. We will group the information into 3 areas. Planning to go International First time going international | Already abroad | Planning Resources | Building Capacity | Best Practices...
  • Blog Post: Selecting The Right Markets - United Kingdom

    Attached are some great resources that will help you understand the market Marketing Opportunity for Software UK SW Spending & Trends UK Enterprise Application Spend ISV Market Coverage UK
  • Blog Post: Plan To Succeed - What Are the Options?

    Going International – What Are the Options? There are many ways for a company to go international, and it is important to select the path to market that is best for you. Selecting the right market entry strategy is critical to the success of a company going international. Get it right, and...
  • Blog Post: Plan To Succeed - Global Sales Boost Your Bottom Line

    Global Sales Boost Your Bottom Line For software companies, going international not only increases their revenues, but it improves their net profit margin as well. the time is right. Software companies that venture outside America for more than 30% of their sales show pre-tax earnings...
  • Blog Post: Plan To Succeed - Forces Driving Globalization

    Forces Driving Globalization Going international is becoming an imperative for many companies in order to increase the value of their business. Companies that want to build a long term, sustainable business no longer have the luxury of remaining a purely domestic operation. In today's economy...
  • Blog Post: Change the World... Win the prize!!

    We are seeing ISVs around the world creating software solutions that have the power to change the world and improve our environment and the quality of our lives. We’re launching a very cool contest that challenges ISVs around the world to submit solutions in Education, Healthcare or CleanTech industries...
  • Blog Post: Guest Content - Technology Strategy

    One of the ongoing challenges in the software industry is how to best take advantage of the new technologies that are constantly emerging. At what point does the gain outweigh the pain? Is your business going to get real value from that cool new technology or will you be replacing it again in 6 month...
  • Blog Post: Benefits For NZ ISV Partners

    Gold Certified Partners - more information Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers with an MSDN Premium Subscription, at no additional charge. Ten user licenses for the development and testing environment are included...
  • Blog Post: Benefits for New Zealand ISV Partners

    Gold Certified Partners - more information · Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers with an MSDN Premium Subscription, at no additional charge. · Ten user licenses for the development and testing environment are included. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partner Program Basics

    Need help? 0800 444 392 This number will be your best friend Queries, issues or support you need around the MSPP Video introduction to the Microsoft Partner Program Three ways to partner with Microsoft - Overview Registered Partner - Benefits Certified Partner - Benefits Gold Certified...
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