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.
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.
“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.
At the Cities and Big Data Summit, Microsoft’s Vice President of Asia Public Sector Stefan Sjöström led a discussion around data analytics, and shared how the role of a ‘data alchemist’ could help governments better enjoy the benefits of Big Data. Kelly Ng reports.
Keshav Dhakad, Regional Director of Intellectual Property and Digital Crimes Unit, shares how Microsoft’s decades of experience in successfully protecting its customers from cybercriminals has enabled it to retain the advantage in the fight against cybercrime.
Using TV White Spaces, Microsoft and the Philippines government establish Internet connectivity in rural fisherfolk communities, allowing citizens access to services as well as playing a vital role in disaster recovery efforts.
At World Cities Summit, Microsoft reveals how the use of innovative technology is changing the way cities are tackling urbanization challenges and transforming the lives for their citizens. Microsoft CityNext believes a people-first approach is the key to future-proofing cities.
Microsoft’s Asia Pacific Senior Education Programmes Manager Felicia Brown shares how teachers and schools are integrating ICT into the learning process to ensure students are equipped with the right skills in the real world.
The first place winning app, a solution focusing on public safety called Safety Whistle, was submitted by Yashasvi and teammates Anish Ansari, Gopal Kandoi and Rumi Shakya, who made up Team Conscientious. In this app, users can enter two to three emergency contact numbers and two to three emergency email addresses.
Microsoft and ITPSS Sdn Bhd of Brunei signed a Security Cooperation Program (SCP) today, which aims to help the government of Brunei address cyber threats to national security, economic strength and public safety through public-private sector cooperation.