Feature Stories

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 »

Bees In The Beehive!

Children Re-Build Democracy Block By Block – and Add a Petting Zoo! This year’s New Zealand general election was one of the most hotly contested in recent history. The surprise announcement that Jacinda Ardern was taking over as Labour leader instantly transformed a predictable National win into a thrilling two-horse … Read more »

Acclaim for Innovation in Tertiary Education ICT Sector

Auckland University of Technology has taken the top prize, the Overall Excellence Award, at the Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards. Presented at the Tertiary Education ICT Conference, the prize celebrates excellence in technology. The Auckland University of Technology also received the Microsoft Excellence in Technology for Students Award trophy and … Read more »

Te Reo and Binary Combine to Win Prime Minister’s Supreme Award

Dr Te Taka Keegan Talks about Māori, Microsoft, and Sharing the Love New Zealand’s top teaching excellence honour was awarded to Dr Te Taka Keegan, senior lecturer in the Computer Science Department at The University of Waikato. Presented by Prime Minister, Bill English, the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award acknowledges Dr … Read more »

AI and Cybercrime: The good and bad news

Artificial intelligence could soon reset the murky world of cybercrime – and the news is both good and bad. “We have AI, but so do the bad guys,” says Ann Johnson, Microsoft’s Vice President, Enterprise & Cybersecurity. She thinks it is inevitable that the criminal use of AI will result … Read more »