Microsoft today officially launched its new Cybercrime Satellite Centre in Singapore, one of five globally including in Beijing, Berlin, Tokyo and Washington. Set up as a satellite extension of the Microsoft Cybercrime Centre in Redmond, USA, the Centre in Singapore will serve as the regional hub for Microsoft to undertake cybercrime and cybersecurity initiatives in the Asia Pacific region, through public-private partnerships and cross-industry collaboration.
The gaping opportunity divide in Asia means the very best performing education systems in the world are sitting next to the very worst. It seems the divide isn’t as wide as it is deep. This is reflected in the results of the most recent Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The assessment measures the academic performance of students and compares these results by national average.
The much anticipated Surface Pro 3 will be launched in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan. Pre-orders are now on for selected markets on the Microsoft Store Online, Surface retailers and Surface commercial resellers
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.
Jacqui MacPherson, Service NSW’s CIO, shares how a combination of new and old IT systems, and a highly mobile head office helps to provide an integrated government system that received top marks from its citizens.
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.