Does C-I-O stand for “Career is Over”? We spoke to four IT leaders in Asia Pacific during the Microsoft APAC Executive Leadership Forum (AELF) held in October on their thoughts about their transformation challenges.

Highlights

Office 365 now available from datacenters in Japan
Dec. 15
Offering Office 365 services from local datacenters helps customers in sectors such as financial services, healthcare and central and local government better comply with regulations that require data to be kept in Japan.
3 things businesses can learn from the Microsoft-Lotus F1 Team partnership
Dec. 17
The successful collaboration between Lotus F1 Team and Microsoft Dynamics shows how organizations can gain a competitive edge through the smart adoption of technology. Christian Pedersen, General Manager of Microsoft Dynamics, shares three takeaways from the partnership which can benefit your business.
Raising awareness of intellectual property rights among Korean students
Dec. 10
100 students in Korea participated in a two-week initiative to better understand intellectual property rights infringement and eventually use that knowledge in the Golden Bell competition conducted by Microsoft.
Enhancing IT education and access to make a real impact in Sri Lanka
Dec. 9
César Cernuda, President of Microsoft Asia Pacific, presents more than US$2 million worth in software grants to the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to further develop and improve the country’s Nenasala program, which provides better IT education and services to rural communities.
Why policy continuity is key for infrastructure
Dec. 3
Microsoft's managing director for Thailand, Haresh Khoobchandani, talks about infrastructure needs for tech companies and Microsoft's vision for businesses in Asia at the Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit. (Image credit: Screenshot from Bloomberg TV video)
'Teachers who inspire students have never been more needed’
Nov. 19
Anthony Salcito, vice president of education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector organization, shares his views on education, teachers and the key role that technology plays.
 Women entrepreneurs in Brunei urged to embrace IT
Nov. 19
Speaking at the Women in Entrepreneurship workshop at Radisson Hotel Brunei, Dr Astrid S Tuminez, Microsoft's regional director of Legal and Corporate Affairs in Southeast Asia, believes that women need to undergo IT training to do well in the entrepreneurial space. (Image credit: Azlan Othman)
Empowering SMEs with the cloud to fuel Thai economic growth
Nov. 7
Microsoft Thailand’s managing director Haresh Khoobchandani shares how local small and medium businesses (SMEs) can harness technology to increase productivity.
Microsoft delivers locally-hosted Office 365 and CRM Online in Japan
Nov. 12
As part of a continuous effort to make the cloud more efficient and trusted for customers globally, Microsoft will be offering locally-hosted versions of its Office 365 productivity suite and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online cloud business application in Japan in the coming months.
Microsoft at TEDx Chiang Mai: Redefining Education
Nov. 3
Haresh Khoobchandani, managing director of Microsoft Thailand, shares his views on the importance of education and how technology can make education relevant in today's society.
César Cernuda shares his vision for investing in the next generation
Nov. 4
In this blog post, the President of Microsoft Asia Pacific shares how access to technology and well-trained teachers is key to closing the gap between the educational ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ across Asia.
UIN Alauddin Makassar Team Wins Microsoft CityApp Appathon in Indonesia
Oct. 27
The team from local university UIN Alauddin Makassar beat 10 other finalists to take the top spot with its MACCA App, which aims to tackle the unemployment issues resulting from skill gaps and low skill sets.
Thai Red Cross Society empowered through Office 365 for Nonprofits
Oct. 17
The Thai Red Cross Society deploys Office 365, through Microsoft’s Office 365 for Nonprofits software donation program, to enhance speed and reliability in its communication systems.
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