Feature Stories

It takes a community to raise a STEM-girl

By Andrea Della Mattea, President, Microsoft Asia Pacific. This article was originally posted on LinkedIn. Every day when I get to the office, I meet so many amazing, talented people. We brainstorm problems together, we strategize & pursue opportunities together – we go through the ups and downs of our work together. When I … Read more »

The Future of Business is in the Cloud

Microsoft’s Azure Summit 2018 saw over 700 business leaders, IT experts, partners and customers come together to discuss how Kiwi organisations can harness the next generation of cloud to transform their business. A recent Microsoft survey of 100 New Zealand IT professionals found that 42 percent are using the hybrid … Read more »

‘The G-Force!’

Growth and guardianship. Those were the words Te Aroha Morehu, General Manager of Culture at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, underscored in his welcome address to Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO. ‘We face two challenges,’ Te Aroha explained to Satya. ‘The dilemma of growth. And there’s another G-force – the G of Guardianship. … Read more »

Will AI Be My Valentine?

She Loves Me. She Loves Me Bot! Barrie Sheers, GM Microsoft New Zealand To paraphrase Douglas Adams: any technology that’s in the world when you are born is natural, anything invented in your twenties is thrilling, but everything invented when you’re over thirty-five is against the natural order of things! … Read more »

Welcome to 2018, the year of AI

Welcome to 2018, the year of AI By Ralph Haupter, President, Microsoft Asia. This article was originally posted on LinkedIn. If the history of human advancement has taught us one thing it is this: genuine step-change progress does not occur because of a single technology breakthrough, but a combination of multiple complementary … Read more »

Cyber threats in Asia: Keep that door locked

By Ralph Haupter, President, Microsoft Asia. This article was originally posted on LinkedIn. Picture this: A family builds a new house and fills it with their most precious possessions and memories. Break-ins around the neighbourhood are on the rise, so they install a state-of-the-art alarm system. It costs a fortune. But it’s … Read more »

Nigel Parker – Making Change Stick

Five years ago I stood on a stage claiming that Data is the New Oil and that every software company is going to become a data company. I felt like a fraud, I hadn’t experience this for myself and I didn’t have a big data set that I cared about. … Read more »

Boost your creativity with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Tips and tricks to make the most of the fourth major milestone update to Windows 10 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the fourth major update to Windows 10, and is available for download starting today. According to a World Economic Forum report, creativity is one of the top three … Read more »

Anand Eswaran: Measuring the digital maturity of nations

If you had to name the most digitally advanced nations in the world, which would you guess? You might be surprised to discover that the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Korea, Israel and Estonia are all members of a network of digitally advanced nations called the D5 (Digital Five), who … Read more »