Infographic: IT Leaders in APAC drive digital transformation

Every business needs to go digital to survive, and it goes beyond digitizing processes. IT leaders are taking the lead to transform and successfully operate in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Microsoft conducted an online survey for two weeks in October with 291 IT leaders from medium to large organisations in 10 markets in Asia Pacific to seek their views on their journey and the new future.

Microsoft survey shows 62% of IT leaders in Asia Pacific expect to increase spending on new technologies in 2015

A Microsoft Asia Pacific survey of 291 IT decision makers of medium to large enterprises across 10 markets in Asia Pacific showed that IT leaders in the region are leading the charge to harness disruptive technologies enabling their transformation to a mobile-first and cloud-first world. More than half of CIOs (53%) polled allocated 11% to 30% of their budget towards using new technologies and another 27% of respondents allocated more than 30%.

PAL joins growing fleet of Microsoft-powered airlines via Office 365

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the latest addition to a growing fleet of airlines powered by Microsoft. Find out how Office 365 helps PAL soar above the competition.Through Microsoft’s Office 365, PAL can now provide its employees with a standardized productivity cloud service that would make day-to-day communication across the entire organization more efficient and collaborative.

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.

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.

IDC reviews Surface Pro & it exceeds expectations

IDC analysts, Charles Reed Anderson, Associate Vice President, Head of Telecoms and Mobility, IDC Asia/Pacific and Ian Song, Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC Asia Pacific – both based in Singapore – recently undertook an independent three month product review of Microsoft’s Surface Pro as a potential laptop replacement.

Enterprise Social: An unprecedented opportunity for HR leaders

Social technologies are an integral part of how people are communicating and collaborating today, both personally and professionally. HR leaders now have an unprecedented opportunity to embrace enterprise social tools to engage, connect and empower employees, enabling a more responsive organization.