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Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:45:00 GMT
In Brussels, Craig Shank, General Manager Interoperability Group at Microsoft Corp., discusses the move towards e-Government and how Governments are recognizing the challenges facing the public sector and are stepping up their efforts to improve how they deliver service digitally. Read Craig Shank's blogpost here.
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 12:30:00 GMT
Jean-Philippe Courtois, President Microsoft International, talks about Microsoft's vision for Privacy by Design at the Europe Data Protection Congress in Paris. Read more about the event and his full speech here to find out why Microsoft believes that the technology industry must prioritize privacy.
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 12:15:00 GMT
This Friday, 3rd December, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities – an annual day to promote understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the rights and well-being of people with disabilities, and it is a great chance to promote disability issues, and how companies need to consider how they will address these issues within every part of their business. Accessible technology can have profoundly positive impact on a person's professional and personal life by helping them be more productive and realise their full potential. Read how Microsoft is providing equal opportunity and access to technology for people of all abilities here.
Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:30:00 GMT
This year Microsoft Nigeria and the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit are co sponsoring the first West Africa Cybercrime Summit, held in Nigeria. His Excellency, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Arch. Namadi Sambo, GCON provided the keynote addressing the need for the public and private sector to work together to eliminate cybercrime and foster legitimate economic opportunity for West Africans.
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:30:00 GMT
On Wednesday 13th October, Microsoft Poland, in collaboration with the Nobody's Children Foundation and Safe Driver Foundation, was awarded "The Best Educational Initiative of the Year", by the Ministry of National Education for their "3 ... 2 ... 1 ... the Internet!" programme. This initiative is designed to provide schools, students, parents, children and non-profit organisations with modern educational materials to impart them with the knowledge to use the Internet in a safe way. Read Jacek Murawski's, General Manager, Microsoft Poland, thoughts about the event here.
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:00:00 GMT
Microsoft is hosting the Health Users Group European Summit in Brussels on the 29 and 30 November to offer clearer understanding of the possibilities offered by the cloud for the health sector and to gain insight into the experiences of early adopters. The event will bring together over sixty health customers and partners from nineteen countries. Read further details about the event here and find out how cloud computing can help health organisations to address a variety of business and medical challenges.
Europe's own environmental visionary Dennis Pamlin reminds us of the power of technology to not only lead to solutions but generate tremendous wealth for Europe. For Dennis Pamlin the next major investments in urban infrastructure over the next 30 years needs to be done in a smarter and more efficient way. Watch the full interview here to see Dennis's view on the environmental and economical positive roles played by the ICT sector.
Thu, 25 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Today Microsoft in Germany announced Assignio, a health platform powered by Microsoft HealthVault. The platform, which will be operated and marketed by Siemens IT Solutions, marks a change in the way individuals can approach their health and wellness and will steer the German health sector in a new direction. By introducing HealthVault to the German market, Siemens will help bridge the information gap between citizens and the professional medical and healthcare organizations that they interact with on an ongoing basis.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:30:00 GMT
Kevin Turner visits Poland, Czech Republic, Egypt and Nigeria as part of his EMEA tour to drive cloud computing adoption and discuss Microsoft's commitment to developing new and innovative technology to help the economy grow. He will be disclosing key partnership announcements and making important keynote speeches at events.
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 11:00:00 GMT
The Government Leaders Forum brings together leaders to exchange experiences and discuss issues related to policies to drive sustainable economic growth in the knowledge economy, as well as to examine the role that information and communications technology (ICT) plays in achieving success in these areas. Participants this year include Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Philippe Courtois, President Microsoft International, Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission.
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