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Transforming businessTue, 28 Feb 2012 11:00:00 GMT
Today in Madrid, Microsoft is announcing an agreement with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) through which we will help drive technology adoption, particularly focused on cloud computing, for the tourism industry. This deal will benefit the 155 UNWTO member countries and the more than 400 affiliate members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities, by helping them apply cloud technologies to improve business efficiency and innovation. Click through to read a blog post on the news by Jean Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International.
Transforming businessMon, 27 Feb 2012 13:00:00 GMT
As Anywhere Working Week kicks off in the UK to highlight the benefits of remote work, Microsoft research into flexible workstyles shows that the majority of business leaders Europe are very optimistic about the business and employee benefits of flexible working practices. 82% of European businesses report allowing flexible working, according to the survey. However, the study findings indicate that many businesses have yet to implement a strategy for making new ways of working a reality, and employees point to obstacles such as the right technology access and managerial guidance. Is true flexible working a reality for only a minority of knowledge workers in European businesses?
Transforming businessThu, 23 Feb 2012 10:00:00 GMT
Microsoft today announced that it is investing an additional US$130 million to expand its data centre located in Dublin, Ireland. The expansion is driven by increased demand for Microsoft's cloud services. This investment builds on the original $500m investment Microsoft made in the Dublin data centre, which has been operational since July 2009, serving customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Click through to read the full press release and find out more about Microsoft's commitment to the cloud.
Fueling growth and healthy communitiesTue, 21 Feb 2012 11:00:00 GMT
In recognition of International Mother Language Day, Microsoft, a strong supporter of language preservation, today highlighted the company's Local Language Program (LLP). LLP enables 1.7 billion people worldwide to access technology in their own language, while striving to preserve those local languages and cultural identities. Some of the services and programs available through LLP include localised versions of Windows and Microsoft Office, available in 37 languages, and Language Interface Packs, supported by through free downloads for Windows, Office and Visual Studio, available in nearly 100 languages. Click through to learn more about the LLP and Mother Language Day.
Transforming businessFri, 10 Feb 2012 15:00:00 GMT
European businesses showcase interactive and customized experiences in retail that deliver customer convenience.
Fueling growth and healthy communitiesMon, 06 Feb 2012 09:00:00 GMT
For the fourth year running, Microsoft is supporting Safer Internet Day (7 Feb 2012), an event organised by Insafe, a European Commission initiative to raise internet safety awareness. Microsoft also releases the latest findings from the Microsoft Computing Safety Index, revealing that a majority of consumers have basic online security protection, but are less knowledgeable about how to defend against cybercrime threats such as phishing, identity theft and fraudulent links.
Fueling growth and healthy communitiesTue, 31 Jan 2012 12:30:00 GMT
In a guest blog on IDG Connect, Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, reflects on youth empowerment, cloud computing, entrepreneurship the potential of technology to positively impact society. Click through to read the full blog post.
Creating new connections and experiencesTue, 31 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT
Microsoft today announced the launch of a creative storytelling contest – The Microsoft Advertising Story Awards (MSAs) – inviting media agencies and marketers from 30 countries across the world to submit a campaign idea for a brand or not-for-profit of their choice using Microsoft Advertising's storytelling platforms. The two global winners will be awarded an exclusive VIP trip as Microsoft Advertising's guests to the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, held in June 2012. Click through to read the press release launching the competition and find out how to enter.
Transforming businessMon, 30 Jan 2012 17:00:00 GMT
Today Microsoft announced limited details about Office 15. For more information, click through to go to the Office Exec blog.
Fueling growth and healthy communitiesTue, 24 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Microsoft is marking Data Privacy Day 2012 by releasing new data that reveals how one's online activities- if not well managed - can have serious consequences for their online reputation. The survey of 5,000 people in the US, Germany, Canada, Ireland and Spain finds that 14 per cent of people believe they have been negatively impacted by the online activities of others. Click through to read the full press release and tips to help you take control of your online reputation.
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