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Reporte de Responsabilidad Social 2007 
Mission and Values
Corporate Citizenship
Unlimited Potential
Enabling Jobs
and Opportunities
Local Innovation
Transforming Education
Responsible Leadership
Intellectual Property
Online Safety
Innovation drives economic growth. As technology continues to change and enhance
the world economy, Microsoft remains committed to fostering local innovation
throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Together with local governments, universities, businesses, and other stakeholders,
we help grow the digital knowledge economy. By placing technological skills
in the hands of individuals and companies, Microsoft enables creative solutions
that meet local needs and translate into new opportunities for people in emerging
For instance, Microsoft Innovation Centers around the globe create an environment
that gives software developers, IT professionals, universities, entrepreneurs, and
governments access to world-class resources.
Providing skills and technology across all economic levels sparks new-business creation,
as today’s innovative ideas become tomorrow’s real-world financial success.


Local Innovation by the Numbers:
  • For every dollar Microsoft earns in Latin America, companies in our regional
    ecosystem earn $14.00 USD.*
  • Microsoft-related employment in the region accounts for 46% of the total IT work
    force of 2.3 million.*
  • Latin America and the Caribbean are home to 17 Microsoft Innovation Centers.

IDC, “Economic Impact of IT, Software and Microsoft on the Latin American Markets,” 2007.

Strengthening the Local Software Economy

Strengthening the Local Software Economy (LSE) is Microsoft’s commitment to accelerate innovation in the information and communication technology industry and create jobs that foster socioeconomic growth.
In Latin America, we work closely with local stakeholders to encourage strong, self-sustaining software ecosystems that advance each country’s economic health and foster entrepreneurial growth throughout the industry.


Almost 90 percent of Microsoft revenue is generated through partners - most of them small companies. Through several programs, Microsoft assists these firms in developing marketable solutions tailored to customer needs, nurtures employability among college students, supports related government programs, and helps new businesses grow - and remain - successful. Their achievements create a ripple effect that expands socioeconomic opportunities for everyone in the community.

Imagine Cup

Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup competition nurtures initiative and innovation among promising college students worldwide. Teams compete to develop original software projects
that offer solutions to real-life problems. By fostering economic opportunity among students, Imagine Cup helps develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. They in turn will strengthen technology ecosystems in their local economies.
Of the 100,000-plus students who participated in Imagine Cup 2007, more than 46 percent live in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Jamaica’s team placed among the top winners with Project CADI. This software solution enables distance learning while transcending language barriers.

Imagine Cup both enhanced the team’s technical skills and will help them develop a marketable product, enriching Jamaica’s technology sector.
The 2008 Imagine Cup theme challenges students to “Imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment.”


“Imagine Cup is a stimulus for the technical development of the students. When they are preparing for the competition, the students work by looking to improve themselves through the tools that Microsoft offers.”

Professor Eduardo Morgado,
Coordinator of two Imagine Cup 2007teams from State
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Supporting Research

Microsoft Research supports academic researchers worldwide in developing technologies to improve health, education, and socioeconomic conditions.
For example, researchers at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, are developing a telemedicine solution called Digital Inclusion Kit in Health and Higher Education. Led by Professors Guillermo Marshall and Marcelo Risk, the team uses a smart phone to connect with low-cost diagnostic tools, such as electro-cardiogram and blood-pressure
monitors. The device sends and retrieves patient information stored in a central database of digital medical records.


Recently, Marshall and Risk wrote of their extraordinary experience working with Microsoft, which provided technology enabling them to evaluate the best possible alternatives.
For medically underserved populations, the project would represent an advance in disease prevention and diagnosis, benefiting patients, caregivers, and hospitals in the region.


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