Cloud-based Micro Financial Services Delivery Infrastructure Helps Boost Emerging Markets

Financial products and services are prerequisites to creating conditions for sustainable economic development in emerging markets. However, for the majority of the population in emerging markets and the developing world, particularly countries across East Africa, South East Asia and Latin America, gaining affordable access to finance is still a significant challenge.  Financial institutions shy away…


Charting Your Course to the Cloud

Earlier this week at TechEd North America, CVP Robert Wahbe had the opportunity to talk to thousands of IT professionals and developers about evolving trends in technology, the incredible changes in the device landscape and how Microsoft is helping them keep their skills fresh to manage through these changes. Of course, cloud computing was a…

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Microsoft, Skype and Productivity in the Enterprise

There’s been a lot of discussion this past week about Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype as a consumer play. And there’s no doubt that consumers will benefit. But in my view this deal also has important benefits for the enterprise—particularly around unified communications. In making the announcement, Steve Ballmer said that Microsoft “will empower people around…

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3 Top Microsoft Execs Talk Consumerization of IT

On Tuesday, April 5th, the Microsoft CIO Network hosted an executive webcast on the Consumerization of IT. Stephanie Stahl, Executive Editor, Techweb, moderated an outstanding panel consisting of Chris Capossela, Sr. Vice President, Microsoft Business Division, Andy Lees, President, Mobile Communications Business, and Tony Scott, Corporate VP and CIO. I encourage you to register to…

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The Imagine Cup: Collaboration at Its Finest Yields Powerful Solutions

What do students studying business, industrial engineering, writing, social anthropology, pathology, art and computer science have in common? Usually not too much. This past weekend, though, more than 80 students from different disciplines came together to compete in the U.S. Imagine Cup Regional Finals—the crème de la STEM (science technology engineering and math) of the…

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The Imagine Cup U.S. Finals This Weekend!

For college basketball players, it’s the NCAA Tournament. For aspiring pop stars, it’s American Idol. But for tech students, there’s no bigger challenge than the Imagine Cup. Picture a room filled with the brightest, up-and-coming technology leaders and their world-changing innovations. This weekend that dream will become reality as 22 teams of top-notch tech students…

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