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 long-term productivity gains. While some may see the goal of…


Facts - Climate Change - Sofware Donations

Earlier this week a series of media articles were published around the world (then linked to and repeated in blogs) that made claims about Microsoft and other major corporations funding the Heartland Institute – a US not-for-profit think tank that claims its mission as: “…to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic…


It's the Potential Stupid: Asia Pacific Sees Future in ICT

Amazing! In a world beset with the insecurity that comes when bankers fear lending to bankers (let alone businesses or individuals) it is possible to be lulled into a sense of personal, if not collective dread, for the future of the world. This sense is made more intense by a natural focus on our understanding…


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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Spatial Industry Surfaces for Minister

Last week, The Honourable Martin Ferguson AM, MP, Federal Minister for Energy and Resources, delivered the opening address in Canberra at spatial@gov – the premier event for the Australian spatial industry. Minister Ferguson took time to visit Geomatic Technologies (GT), a Microsoft Gold Partner and leading Bing Maps reseller, to see the power of the Surface…

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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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