Teams from Asia Pacific dominate 2014 Worldwide Imagine Cup

Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the Microsoft Imagine Cup today, the company’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe and a cornerstone of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. Teams from Asia Pacific brought home a record haul of four wins, with Team Eyenaemia of Australia crowned as the overall Imagine Cup World Champion.

Building resilient cities

Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. Michael Thatcher, CTO for Public Sector, Asia, talks about using TV White Spaces, a ‘super Wi-Fi’ that can be deployed quickly and affordably in an emergency scenario.

Building smarter, safer cities of the future with technology

There’s more to making a city safer than deploying more police officers. According to Microsoft’s Guy Ron, National Security & Public Safety Industry Manager of Asia, surveillance information enables city leaders to be more proactive and predictive. Introducing Future-Proofing Cities part 3 of 4.

1200% return on investment for Australia’s Ministry of Defence

Australia’s Defence Ministry’s IT approach has changed from being reactive to more preemptive. Its partnership with Microsoft focuses on processes and people resulting in IT problems being detected early, before end users can be affected them. Read the full case study.

Post XP-End of Service: Prepping for an OS migration (2)

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But are organisations that are running Windows XP aware of the risks when using a 12-year-old operating system? Ken Wye Saw, Chairman of ICT & New Technologies, Singapore Manufacturing Federation, and CEO of CrimsonLogic, speaks to Futures about the importance of organisations to keep their IT resources current.

César Cernuda part of 100 most influential Spaniards in the world

César Cernuda has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential Spaniards in the world by the Ambassador to Spain in Singapore. The honorees were shortlisted from a list of 250 nominations by an advisory council after extensive research was conducted on their achievements and contributions.

World Cup 2014 through the eyes of César Cernuda

César Cernuda tells us about his love for World Cup ‘14 and which technologies have helped him follow the competition between his busy schedule and conflicting time zones. In this blog Cesar reflects on the impact technology has on the game today and how its changing the way we play, interact and consume the sport.

Don’t be cloud-confused

David Chandra, Director for Public Sector Cloud Services, Asia, discusses how organizations – SMBs and enterprises – can be enabled by the cloud. Among the 3 different types of clouds, leverage the one best suited to your needs. Are you a laggard, follower or leader?

BINUS University enhances online learning with Windows 8.1

BINUS University, in partnership with Microsoft and ASUS, today announced the deployment of Windows 8.1 based ASUS Transformer Book T100 devices to enhance its online learning. The devices will be used by diploma, bachelor’s and master’s degree students within the BINUS Online Learning program.

Building the ‘data dividend’ for citizens

In cities worldwide, a transformation is occurring, driven by the ability to pull insights from data. New research shows that government organizations worldwide stand to gain $206 billion in value over the next four years by connecting data streams, using new analytics tools, and delivering insights to more people.