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SMEs to drive innovation, not startups: Microsoft

A new research paper by Microsoft has indicated that small and medium-sized enterprises are the drivers that will keep Australian globally competitive, with the potential to inject AU$6 million into the Australian economy.

April 14, 2014

Microsoft to open Brisbane start-up hub

Microsoft has selected Brisbane as the location for its first local innovation centre, which will be launched in July, as the company looks to establish a foothold in the local start-up ecosystem.

February 22, 2012 by

Staff culls kill innovation: Microsoft

The past 30 years have been spent replacing people with technology in the quest for higher efficiency; however, it's time to bring people back into the equation, recognising that without them, innovation isn't possible, according to Microsoft Australia CTO Greg Stone.

October 3, 2011 by

Add another Microsoft lab to the list

Microsoft is full of incubators designed to more quickly transfer research projects to the product groups. Thanks to a tipster, I just learned this week of another of these labs: Microsoft's Healthcare Innovation Lab.

February 2, 2011 by

How deep can Intel get inside the smart grid?

I think a lot about which companies that I've been covering for zillions of years will be around 10 years from now, as the Internet moves into its next phase of innovation around things like machine to machine communications, which is sort of personified in the smart grid. If you think Microsoft and IBM and Hewlett-Packard are invincible, pause a moment to memorialize Digital Equipment Corp.

March 10, 2010 by

Microsoft's challenge: Innovation, innovation, innovation

Former Softies are weighing in publicly about Microsoft's culture of innovation -- or lack thereof -- in the past couple of days. What they aren't doing is offering any real suggestions about how Microsoft can make a company of 90,000 or so employees more agile, less insular and more innovative.

February 4, 2010 by

At Microsoft, is age more than just a number?

Is age is more than just a number when it comes to tech innovation and ideas? As we enter the 10s, the majority of top leaders at Microsoft are in their 40s and 50s. Are they too old to keep Microsoft at the cutting edge in our Tweet-happy, Foursquare-obsessed world?

December 29, 2010 by

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