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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Globe taps US firm to beef-up customer promotions and services

Globe Telecom has tapped US-based Telecoms software and services firm Amdocs Ltd to provide it customer experience systems software. The announcement was made at the Amdocs Asia Pacific InTouch Business Forum, an industry gathering of Amdocs customers and executives, dedicated to addressing the needs of Asia Pacific service providers in the connected world.

Amdocs is a provider of software and services for billing, customer relationship management (CRM), operations support systems ( OSS ) with customers in over 60 countries. Its clients include telecommunication firms such as AT&T Mobility, AT&T U-Verse, Cable One, Cablevision, Sprint-Nextel, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Bell Canada, and Rogers Communications. The NYSE-listed company earned revenues of $2.86 billion in fiscal year 2009.
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Posted by on June 25, 2010 in Globe Telecom

 

Lenovo Launches New ThinkCentre Desktops for 2010 PC Refreshes

Lenovo has announced its latest high-performance desktop PCs for large businesses, the ThinkCentre M90 and M90p. The new desktops are designed to meet the complex computing needs of today’s global, 24/7 businesses through enhanced security, manageability and flexibility features.

The ThinkCentre M90 and M90p are also Lenovo’s first ThinkCentre desktops to feature the new 2010 Intel® Core™ vPro™ family of processors, which provide added power to easily multitask even while operating intensive applications. 
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Posted by on June 24, 2010 in Lenovo

 

CANON LAUNCHES BACK-TO-COOL PROMO FOR PIXMA PRINTERS

Be cool and beat the heat this Back-To-School season literally and figuratively with designer eyewear from Esprit and Calvin Klein with Canon PIXMA printers and Canon Genuine Inks with the new Canon Back-To-Cool Promo.

From May 15 to August 31, all purchases of Canon PIXMA printers and Canon Genuine Inks will give you a free pair of designer eyewear. Just purchase any of the following Canon PIXMA Printer models: PIXMA iP3680, iP4760, iP100, MP568, MP258, MP648, MP996, MX347, MX328, MX338, MX868, MX850, MX7600, iX4000, Pro9000 Mark II, Pro9500 Mark II, JX210P and one Canon Genuine Ink within one week of purchase or get the affordable PIXMA iP2770 printer (Php2,195) with two Canon Genuine Inks within one week of purchase in order to be eligible for the free eyewear.
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Posted by on June 23, 2010 in Canon

 

Globe inks interconnection agreement with BayanTel for Camarines Sur and Albay

Globe Telecom announced that it sealed an interconnection agreement with Bayan Telecommunications for the provinces of Camarines Sur and Albay. This enables Globelines and BayanTel subscribers in these areas to make local calls to one another.

The local interconnection between the two telcos took effect June 16, 2010. With this development, Globe is set to provide its wireline products and services to the residents of Camarines Sur and Albay, as it pursues its network rollout in these parts of Bicol region.

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Posted by on June 22, 2010 in Globe Telecom

 

StarTek Wins World Contact Center Awards

High-value customer care provider StarTek was awarded the silver medal for Best Sales Agent in the Americas at the recently concluded World Contact Center Awards held during their Conference for the Americas in Orlando, Florida. Out of thousands of nominations presented, StarTek had two finalists from its Lynchburg hub.

“Through the years, we have learned what agent skills and traits reap good sales results,” said Mary Beth Loesch, StarTek senior vice president of business development. “The agents competed on the highest level and came out winners. We believe it is indicative of the quality of sales solutions we have developed.”

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Posted by on June 22, 2010 in StarTek

 

Lenovo offers students a Fun treat to own an IdeaPad

Lenovo announced a ‘Big Bic Rush’ back-to-school Fun promotion where three Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 netbooks will be given away.

 With every single receipt purchase of any Bic writing instruments from April 15 to July 15, 2010 at any National Book Store branch nationwide, each customer is entitled to one raffle coupon giving consumers a chance to join the ‘Big Bic Rush’ raffle promotion.  Three grand prize winners from Luzon , Metro Manila and VizMin will take home a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 netbook. 
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Posted by on June 22, 2010 in Lenovo

 

THREAT BULLETIN: Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited

Hackers are exploiting the vulnerability disclosed last week in the Windows Help and Support Center functions for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. In a traditional drive-by attack a website has been compromised to serve an exploit, which can hijack computers running Windows XP.

Symantec has received about 300 pings from in-field products globally in more than 20 countries. This has a severity of around six or seven, when using a scale of one to ten, with ten being the most severe. We expect this severity to continue to rise while the issue is unpatched from Microsoft. Microsoft said the exploit has since been removed from the site. However, they expect additional exploitation due to the public disclosure of the details.
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Posted by on June 17, 2010 in Symantec

 

WOF Videoke Idol 2010 goes Online with Friendster

World of Fun (WOF), the country’s pioneer in the mall-based Family Entertainment Center (FEC) has teamed up with Friendster, one of the most popular online social networking websites in the country, to bring a whole new level of fun and excitement to this year’s WOF Videoke Idol Nationwide Search

With the help of social networking site, Friendster, WOF’s signature event now dubbed as “Videoke Next Level, 2010 Edition” contestants will be exposed to a wider range of audiences through the addition of online live streaming via the Videoke Idol, 2010 Edition Friendster page.
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Posted by on June 17, 2010 in Technology

 

Transform Dad’s BlackBerry into a Virtual Toolbox this Father’s Day

If your Dad is a BlackBerry user, then Father’s Day is just about the perfect time to show him how he can futher maximize the use of his smartphone and have fun with it at the same time. 

With a long list of free applications from BlackBerry App World (www.blackberry.com/appworld), ranging from business, utilities, and productivity, to entertainment, games, health and wellness, you can download applications depending on what Dad’s lifestyle and needs may be. With BlackBerry’s assistance, thank Dad for being more proud than angry all these years.
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Posted by on June 15, 2010 in Blackberry

 

Globe explores Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology

Globe Telecom continues testing the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in as it aims to bring the latest mobile broadband innovation to the Philippines.

LTE is a high-performance air interface for cellular mobile technology. After 2G and 3G, LTE is next frontier in radio technologies designed to increase the capacity and speed of mobile telephone networks. It addresses the demand for higher data rates and increased quality of service.
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Posted by on June 15, 2010 in Globe Telecom