Microsoft Trabaja Mano a Mano con ONGs para Crear Centros Tecnológicos en México

2011 marca un año importante para Microsoft Community Technology Skills Program (CTSP) en México. En colaboración con varias ONG locales, el equipo del país está creando nueve Centros Tecnológicos Comunitarios (CTC) para ayudar a mejorar las oportunidades de empleo y aumentar la productividad de más de 11.000 personas en las comunidades marginadas en Chihuahua, Coahuila,…


Microsoft and Partner NGOs Building Community Technology Centers across Mexico

2011 will mark an important year for the Microsoft Community Technology Skills Program (CTSP) in Mexico. In collaboration with several local NGOs, the country’s team is busy creating nine Community Technology Centers (CTCs) to help improve job opportunities and increase productivity for more than 11,000 people in underserved communities in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Distrito Federal, Estado…


A Tale of Two Cities: Prepare, Respond, Rebuild

Originally Posted on the Microsoft on the issues blog by Orlando AyalaCorporate Vice President, Chairman Emerging Markets From the National Security Leaders Forum in Cartagena, Colombia.  The event brings together leaders in the public and private sector to discuss helping transform multi-agency operational effectiveness, reduce costs, and improve collaboration and information-sharing to tackle the threats…


Helping rebuild Haiti by bringing broadband to schools

At Microsoft, we just recently kicked off our companywide Giving Campaign in the United States, which is a great opportunity for employees to donate their time and money to help support a wide range of charities that they personally believe in and are passionate about. One of the charities that I’ve pledged to support is…


CGI: Teachers are the key to providing children with quality education

In 2008, we announced a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to train 10 million teachers by 2015. We undertook this goal, because we believe that every child has the right to a quality education. Throughout the course of a child’s education, there is perhaps no more important influence than the teachers that guide,…


Celebrating our 2010 Citizenship Partner of the Year: Computacion Olidata LTD from Chile

I recently had the honor of learning more about Computacion Olidata in Washington D.C. during the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Olidata is the winner of our Citizenship Partner of the Year award and exemplifies an exceptional commitment to social responsibility. The Partner awards honor Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners for delivering exceptional…


New program to develop IT skills in Haiti

Frank Schott, the global program director for NetHope has written a blog post over on Wired’s Haiti ReWired site about the chronic shortage of local information and communication technology (ICT) professionals in the country. Frank writes: ICT can be used to support health, education, economic development and conservation — telemedicine, distance learning, epayments, mapping for…

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Videos: Innovating to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues

As I mentioned in my last post, we wanted to share some of the content from our recent Accelerator Summit event. Our first session was themed around how innovation can help to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. The session was split into two sections. Part 1: PhotoDNA Tim Cranton, Associate General Counsel…

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Technology Helps Peru Preserve Quechua Language

In Peru, more than three million people speak Quechua, making the language the most common language of the indigenous people of the Americas.  While Quechua has a rich and vibrant history that has carried forward with the vast numbers of people who speak the language today, that legacy has not always translated into modern technology….