Microsoft appoints new area VP for Asia Pacific
Microsoft has appointed Cesar Cernuda its new area vice president for the Asia Pacific region. In his new role, he will lead Microsoft’s business in Asia Pacific, which includes 17 offices in 12 countries, over 2,000 employees and 28,000 valued partners.
Working from home: A case-by-case consideration
Tech media giant Yahoo has been in the limelight over how its CEO Marissa Mayer has terminated its Work From Home (WFH) program. Edwin Yapp speaks to the rest of the industry on their take.
Aware of risks, Malaysians persist with bad online habits: Survey
According to the annual Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI), while 84% of Malaysians face multiple online risks, only 23% say they take proactive steps to help protect themselves and their data.
Office: Suite deals rolled out, including consumer cloud version
Microsoft Malaysia launched the latest iteration of its Office productivity suite by having 60 of its employees working off their laptops and tablets at the KLCC LRT station earlier this week; the new versions include the first consumer edition of its subscription-based Office 365 cloud service.
63% of counterfeits infected with malware, claims Microsoft
Microsoft Corp has unveiled the results of a South-East Asia internal computer security study which found that 63% of counterfeit software DVDs and laptop computers with illegal copies of Windows and other software contained high-risk malware infections and viruses.
Megatrends fast changing the role of CIOs: Forrester
At Microsoft’s Breakfast with Visionaries event, over 100 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) heard from Forrester and Microsoft how mobile, cloud, enterprise social and big data will dominate the next decade and drive at least 80% of their industry’s growth by the year 2020.
Microsoft announces pre-launch offer for Office 2013
Microsoft Malaysia has announced that consumers who purchase the retail package version of Office 2010 from now until April 30 2013 will be able to upgrade to the new Office for free, as part of its pre-launch offer for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Office productivity suite.
APAC enterprises getting more social
Usage of enterprise social tools by Asia Pacific organizations is expected to hit 75% within the next 18 months according to a new IDC Enterprise Social Survey sponsored by Microsoft.
Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8
Microsoft Corp unveiled its Windows Phone 8 smartphone operating system, and showcased a range of new smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, each with their own differentiated designs, colors and features. Major mobile operators and handset partners across Asia Pacific will start selling Windows Phone 8 in the coming weeks, it said.
Windows re-imagined, Microsoft not quite
Microsoft has launched the Windows 8 operating system, its big bet to regain its relevance in what is becoming a post-PC world, but gave no indication of when its Surface tablet computer would roll out in Malaysia or the rest of the region.
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