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.

Microsoft’s approach for the next urban decade

“The Next Urban Decade: Critical Challenges & Opportunities“ plenary discussion at World Cities Summit earlier this month focused on the current and future development of cities. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, shares her insight in this latest blog post, into how city leaders can overcome these challenge by taking a people-first approach to innovation that empowers citizens, businesses and governments.

Why more women should consider technology careers

Technology has long been a male-dominated industry. While the scale has tipped slightly – 27 percent of IT professionals today are women – there is more to be done to bridge the gender gap. Clair Deevy, Microsoft’s Citizenship Lead for Asia Pacific, explains why government, education and community leaders should inspire more young women to enter the IT field – and how.