Tech Companies Celebrate International Women’s Day 2015 in Singapore

We recently celebrated International Women’s Day in Singapore at the 2nd Annual Women in Business Conference. Women leaders from Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Oracle came together to organize this event. Hear directly from participants about what it means for them to be part of the tech industry, what inspired them to join and how they…

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YouthSpark Profile: Muhammad Danish

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Muhammad Danish has always been eager to share his technical knowledge to help other young people get started on their coding journeys. Having breezed through Biology and other science subjects at school,…

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Hans Andersen Club Boosts Staff Productivity through Microsoft Cloud-based Solutions

Hans Andersen Club (HAC) is a nonprofit organisation with a strong focus on the wellbeing of children and youth. Aimed at enabling the holistic development of children, HAC promotes reading-related activities to help them adapt more easily to a knowledge-based society. The nonprofit, named after renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, was established in 1963…

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Volunteer Service Abroad improves business efficiency with Microsoft

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is New Zealand’s largest and most established volunteering agency for international development. Headquartered in Wellington, VSA deploys New Zealand volunteers across Melanesia, Polynesia and Timor-Leste to participate in building the capacity of underserved communities. Image by Volunteer Service Abroad Since its establishment in 1962, VSA has deployed New Zealanders for over…

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Remembering 2011 Disaster through Resilience and Hope

By Lena Ryuji, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Japan It has been three years since the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan struck on 11 March 2011 off the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region. The recognised death toll in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures is 15,882, while 2,668 people are still unaccounted for. Locals are…

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5 Tips for Building a Business Case for Office 365

Choosing the right cloud solution increases your organization’s efficiency, saves on technology costs and fosters your best collaboration. Microsoft provides Office 365 as a donation to qualifying nonprofits through its software donation programme. Office 365 provides a myriad of Web App tools on the cloud which can be accessed from anywhere. These tools range from the familiar,…

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Hong Kong’s GirlSpark Camp Encourages Pursuit of Passion for Technology

“I’ve always been interested in developing my career within the ICT industry. However, be it in Hong Kong or in other places, this industry has always been perceived as a male-dominated one,” said Emy Chang, a student from the University of Hong Kong. Unfortunately, this is a sentiment echoed by many girls and women repeatedly…

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‘How’d You Do That?’ Six Best Practices in Engaging Youth in IT Training

This post is part of a series offering technology tips and tricks to help you work more efficiently, as well as help young people and organisations get the most out of IT. Visit www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/youthspark/ to find out more about the programmes available under the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative.   When Ian Lewis showed up at WorkVentures…

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YouthSpark is Engaging Young Minds through Technology at Mano Amiga Academy

By Cheryll Ann Selda, Citizenship Specialist, Microsoft Philippines On 7 August, our Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) team, together with Director, Diana Tibbs, held our best Financial Year Kick-off Activity at Mano Amiga Academy. Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is supporting Mano Amiga Academy to help them make a real impact in their local…

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YouthSpark – Lighting the Way to Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship in Taiwan

Taiwan’s high youth unemployment rate is a cause for worry for many, especially after it hit 14.1 percent in August. Microsoft Taiwan’s YouthSpark launch event in October came at the right time. The event promoted free programmes for youth to acquire skills that the market demands, and reinforced its long-term message about how the strategic…

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