Connecting Asia’s Unconnected - an affordable and innovative approach

By Frank McCosker, General Manager, Global Strategic Accounts, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Providing universal Internet connectivity, at broadband speed, is increasingly important for fostering economic and social development in Asia. That is why, this week at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Annual Meeting in the Philippines, the ADB NGO Center, in partnership with Microsoft and…


You’re never too old to play

Guest post from June Simmons, President and CEO of Partners in Care Foundation The theme of this years’ Older Americans Month, celebrated each May to honor older adults and their contributions to society, is never too old to play. How timely considering that today we are formally announcing the results of our yearlong partnership with…


Microsoft Commits to Bring Digital Access and Skills Training to 1M U.S. Students

Posted by Anthony Salcito Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Education, Microsoft Cross posted from Microsoft on the Issues Yesterday, I had the privilege of combining my personal passion with my profession on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting to announce that Microsoft will bring digital access to one million students from low-income…


Unlocking potential in Peru with gain in technology skills

Nancy Ferradas, Microsoft Peru Paz y Esperanza (Peace and Hope) is a nonprofit in Peru that operates in eight locations around the country, including Ayacucho, Lima, San Juan de Lurigancho, San Martin, Huanuco and Apurimac, to provide support and assistance to girls facing difficult domestic conditions, including giving them access to technology skills to help…


22 Years Ago…

Guest Post by TechSoup Global founder and co-CEO, Daniel Ben-Horin Back in 1989, TechSoup Global (then called “CompuMentor”) was two years old and pioneering our notion of matching high level tech-savvy volunteers with nonprofits. I’d neglected to invent the World Wide Web at the same time as starting CompuMentor, so organizing this new form of…


Helping Kids Be Great by Connecting Them to Technology

Guest Post by Chelsea Badeau, Executive Producer Xfinity.com, Comcast Interactive Media   I’ve been lucky. Real lucky. I grew up in a middle-class home and always had access to technology. While I may not have had the latest computer or top-of-the line equipment, I always had access and that is what is most important. Most…