Microsoft Korea Shows How Nonprofit Work Can Get Smarter with the Cloud

Microsoft Korea held its “NGO Cloud Day: Oh! 365 Days, We’re Smart!” event on 1 October to share helpful tips with nonprofits on how to utilise cloud technology to usher in a new era of cost efficiency, collaboration, innovation and improved productivity. Attended by 242 nonprofit professionals from all around the country, October’s NGO Cloud…

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It is the Small Businesses that Make a Big Difference

Asia is the world’s fastest growing economic region, and one of the key contributors that drive this is the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, which also serves as the backbone for developing Asian economies. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recently held the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting 2013 at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, from…

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Discovering Sri Lanka’s Cities through Mobile Devices

Coinciding with the opening of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport on 18 March, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the Hambantota city app developed by Microsoft. It is the first of 15 city apps to be unveiled as part of Microsoft’s ‘Window to Sri Lanka’ app development initiative aimed at promoting the country’s tourism sector….

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Singapore Students Innovate & Foster Community Cohesion

Jointly organised by Crescent Girls’ School (CGS), People’s Association Youth Movement and Microsoft Singapore, the National i-Trail Challenge (NiTC) is an annual student competition held to promote active citizenry, foster a greater sense of community and drive values education among Singapore students. In last year’s inaugural NiTC competition, students were tasked to collaboratively develop digital…

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Microsoft Vietnam Launches Joint Initiative to Empower Local Businesses

In December 2012, Microsoft Vietnam launched a new initiative in partnership with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the ASEAN Foundation, aimed at empowering small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region with technology. To be implemented over a period of two years, the project will focus on enhancing the information and…

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Microsoft Thailand’s CSR Programme Recognised for Third Consecutive Year

Microsoft Thailand has received an award from the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for being one of 34 companies that carried out exemplary corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in 2012. This marks the third consecutive year in which Microsoft Thailand has been recognised under the AMCHAM Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Recognition Programme (ACE). The ACE recognition was presented to Microsoft on 23 November 2012 for its…

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Microsoft Taiwan Empowers Female Students in Entrepreneurial Pursuits

Since its launch in September 2012, Microsoft Taiwan’s GIRLS Power Up internship programme has been steadily picking up momentum in helping bring young and aspiring businesswomen in Taiwan another step closer to becoming entrepreneurs. The first internship programme for female college students in Taiwan to feature long-term collaborations between academic institutions and corporate entities, GIRLS…

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Microsoft Taiwan Recognised for Advancing Technology Partnerships with Local Businesses

Microsoft Taiwan received two awards from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan for its contributions towards the development of the Taiwanese information technology (IT) industry. In November 2012, Shih Yen-Shiang, Minister of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, presented the awards to Microsoft at the 2012 IPO Awards ceremony held at the Howard Plaza Hotel…

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Microsoft Taiwan Recognised for Helping Students Develop Professional Skills

In recognition of its contributions toward the development of professional skills among Taiwanese students, Microsoft Taiwan was invited to The Happiness Corporate Conference 2012 on 8 November to share insights into the success of its Student Programme. The Conference, organised by The Department of Labour of Taipei City Government, was attended by business leaders and human…

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Leading the Path to Innovative Education in Vietnam

For the third consecutive year, a leading educational institution from Vietnam has been selected for the Microsoft Innovative Pathfinder Schools programme, with Olympia Schools being selected to join the 2013 cohort of Pathfinder schools. The Microsoft Innovative Pathfinder Schools Programme helps to transform education by enabling selected schools to benefit from deeper engagement, more in-depth…

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