Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft
Each February, the world recognizes Safer Internet Day (SID), an event dedicated to promoting responsible use of the Internet and mobile technology, particularly among youth. Organized by Brussels-based Insafe and co-founded by the European Union, Feb. 7 marks the ninth installment of SID. This year’s theme, "Connecting Generations and Educating Each Other,” once again finds Microsoft playing an active role.
The company was part of the first SID, and has been a long-standing advocate ever since, particularly in Europe. Last year, the Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group expanded Microsoft's involvement in North America by hosting three online gaming-related events in as many U.S. cities, keeping with SID's 2011 theme. This year, we're building on that success, and partnering with AARP.
Microsoft and AARP today released results of their first-ever "Connecting Generations" research study focused on technology and Internet use among teens (13-17), young adults (18-25), parents (39-58) and older adults (59-75).
Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
This morning, Brad Smith, Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, joined NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (pictured here) and other Seattle-area business leaders in a forum organized by the Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF).
They participated in a panel to examine some of the ways in which the public and private sectors can collaborate across all levels of education to align curricula with high demand jobs, particularly those in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President of AARP Thought Leadership. The post is focused on a new nationwide survey that examines the growth of social networking and online communication among people of all ages.
Working together, AARP and Microsoft are exploring how technology is changing society for the aging population. In 2009, the two organizations looked at the unique relationship baby boomers have to technology and how those 78 million older Americans are actively shaping the devices, software and services of tomorrow by the choices they are making today.
We saw then that Boomers are connected, online, and comfortable with technology. Boomers like me have been using computers in the workplace since the eighties. Looking forward, this means that there will be a diminishing technology divide based on age, and usage and comfort will be ubiquitous - provided the tech industry produces products and services that are intuitive, not laden with features all designed with multiple tiny black buttons that only the eyes of a 20-something engineer could love.