State Government and Microsoft team up through new SMB Innovation Outreach Program

(Media Release from the Hon Simon Finn MP, Minister for Government Services, Building Industry and ICT) The State Government has thrown its support behind a new Innovation Outreach Program to be established in Brisbane by Microsoft, in what’s believed to be an Australia first. Information and Communication Technology Minister Simon Finn said the new Program…

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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 vision for Australia’s digital economy. By defining eight “Digital Economy Goals” the Strategy aims…

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A Tale of Two National Broadband Networks

(Published in Microsoft Futures Magazine 2010 Issue 5.4) Although New Zealand and Australia have a long tradition of sporting rivalry, the similarities between the two countries outweigh their differences. The Australasian governments are on the same page in believing that a modern national digital infrastructure is a key ingredient of their respective country’s future economic…

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Leveraging the NBN in Queensland

Last week Rob Schwarten MP, Queensland Minister for Public Works and ICT addressed the Microsoft Executive breakfast series in Brisbane which included representatives from the IT industry. Discussion focused on the future on the National Broadband Network and the impact it will have on health and education as well as opportunities to leverage for regional…

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Microsoft backs Gov 2.0 with $1 million

In June 2009 when the Federal Government announced the establishment of a Government 2.0 Taskforce, Microsoft agreed to make available up to $2.45 million for a Project Fund, to fund projects connected with the Taskforce’s work. This funding was provided under an Operational Agreement between Microsoft and the Commonwealth. That support funded 18 commissioned projects, two…

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Queensland IT industry and government service delivery

This week Jann Stuckey MP, Queensland Shadow Minister for Public Works and ICT addressed the Microsoft Executive breakfast series in Brisbane which included representatives from the IT industry. Discussion focused on the future of the IT industry, improved government service delivery, the role of ICT, the National Broadband Network, and better utilisation of existing infrastructure….

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Talking about the National Broadband Network

Pip Marlow, National Public Sector Director for Microsoft Australia was interviewed this week by Helen Frost, Sky Business News, discussing Microsoft’s Pubic Sector initiatives in health, education and the National Broadband Network.[View:https://www.vimeo.com/15154999]

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