InfoXchange honoured at the 2011 iAwards

(Photo Left to Right: Pip Marlow Managing Director, Microsoft Australia; Andrew Mahar, CEO InfoXchange; David Spriggs InfoXchange; Senator Kate Lundy) Earlier this month, The Australian Computer Society, the Australian Information Industry Association, and the Pearcey Foundation announced the national winners of Australia’s premier technology awards program, the 2011 iAwards. Speaking at the NBN launch in Brunswick…

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Record donation figures and broadening of Software Donation Program

Microsoft Australia reached new heights with the Software Donation Program last financial year donating more than $40 million dollars’ worth of software to an increasing number of community organisations.  This amazing outcome is a 20 percent increase on last year’s already impressive figure. This comes at a time when Microsoft also announced updates to its…

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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 and Microsoft have been working together to surface hi-potential software organisations that have…

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Social Inclusion initiatives in South Australia

Last week, Emilio Umeoka, Vice President, Microsoft Asia Pacific and responsible for Microsoft operations in this region met with Mike Rann, Premier of South Australia to discuss social inclusion initiatives. After being elected as Premier in 2002, Mike Rann initiated South Australia’s Social Inclusion Initiative based on the British (Blair) Government’s Social Exclusion Unit.  After…

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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 which affect young people. TUK was originally established in the UK by the Child…

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NAIDOC Week: Our support for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

It’s NAIDOC Week, offering us all a chance to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and recognise the significant contributions of Indigenous Australians. Earlier this year, the RISE initiative was launched by Yarnteen, a program supported by Microsoft and Social Ventures Australia. This project aims to increase the skill capacity of Aboriginal entrepreneurs through…

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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 for, and investment in,…

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