Microsoft supports non-profit IT adoption

Microsoft believes Non-Profit organisations can use technology to achieve even greater outcomes for the communities they serve. To be agile, an organisation requires the right technology, the right processes and willing people, to get the most of every moment.  This is why, each year, Microsoft and its community partners, Connecting Up and Infoxchange, come together…


Microsoft welcomes Government’s Innovation Agenda and Small Business support

Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia This week Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy designed to drive economic diversity, encourage entrepreneurship and develop and support new enterprises.  This policy, that shapes existing innovation programs and new plans into a cohesive strategy with clear objectives, is music to my…


Microsoft welcomes Australian Government’s ‘Cloud First’ Policy

Microsoft Australia welcomes the change in the Australian Government’s policy on cloud computing. The new policy landscape commits the Government to actively consider cloud services, streamlines the approval process for cloud, while reinforcing the need for risk-based decision making and compliance with Government security requirements. Cloud services provide Government with an amazing platform for innovation…


Industry-leading security milestone for Microsoft Azure in Australia

To fully realise the benefits of cloud computing, Microsoft recognises that we must do everything possible to provide our customers with the confidence that their data is secure, protected and handled with the utmost care. At Microsoft, we base our approach on decades of experience, a strong commitment to security, privacy, and transparency, and adherence…


Minister launches ThinkUKnow Presentation in Stirling, WA

Yesterday the Minister for Justice, The Hon Michael Keenan, returned to his home electorate of Stirling, Western Australia, to launch a ThinkUKnow cyber safety presentation.  The ThinkUKnow program works to educate parents, teachers and carers about the risks faced online and provide help in creating a safer online experience for our youth and children. Since the pilot…


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 reinforcing the need for risk assessment and compliance with Australian security requirements.  Microsoft is making available an assurance…


Helping children become safe and secure online

Microsoft takes the safety of children online seriously. Through our partnership with the AFP & Datacom on the ThinkUKnow program in Australia, we aim to educate parents on how they can keep their children safe online every day of the year.  Microsoft partners with the Australian Government to support the Stay Smart Online initiative. Stay Smart Online Week will be held…


Clarity Comes to Cloud Privacy

In exactly a month’s time, Australia’s privacy regulatory regime will change. New amendments to the Privacy Act come into force on 12 March 2014. Microsoft Australia welcomes the incoming Privacy Act amendments. Contrary to some reports, the new amendments to the Privacy Act are not bad for cloud services. The new amendments just help to…


Safer Internet Day – Microsoft welcomes Queensland Police Services, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia to ThinkUKnow

Microsoft welcomes Queensland Police Service, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia to the ThinkUKnow program. The partnership will help deliver more training to more parents on this extremely important topic, resulting in a safer online environment for children. We are proud to be a part of the program supporting Safer Internet Day. JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: AFP…