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New EMC Services and Solutions Optimize Oracle Application Environments and Pave the Way to the Private Cloud

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced a new portfolio of services from EMC®Consulting and EMC Proven™ Solutions with applied technology best practices that help customers with Oracle® and other application environments move forward on their journey to the private cloud.

These new offerings from EMC help enterprises gain operational efficiencies and control costs as they deploy virtualizationsolutions across business application environments ranging from testing, development and production – to online transactional processing (OLTP) and data warehouse systems.
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Posted by on September 21, 2010 in EMC

 

Globe GCASH: Fastest-growing payment mode for online shopping, gaming and payment sites

GCASH, a mobile money transfer service developed by Globe Telecom, has become the fastest-growing payment mode for online shopping, gaming, and payment sites both in the Philippines and abroad.

Beginning with person-to-person transfers to airtime load purchases and bills payments, GCASH has expanded to internet payments and has now become a major payment option for internet shoppers who prefer quick and hassle free transactions.

With the emergence of GCASH as the most preferred mode of payment among individual Filipino online sellers, particularly in Multiply, other established shopping, gaming, and payment sites have also realized the value that GCASH would bring to their businesses. Such websites are now offering GCASH as payment option together with other traditional methods.
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Posted by on September 21, 2010 in Globe Telecom

 

BE CONSTANTLY CONNECTED WITH RIM’S PATENTED PUSH TECHNOLOGY: REDUCE DATA CHARGES WITH BLACKBERRY

While BlackBerry® devices are becoming more popular in the country, there are still many people who do not get to maximize their features and end up simply using their smartphones for calls and SMS.  There are those who still hesitate to subscribe to BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), seeing it as prohibitively expensive and beyond one’s budget.

However, what many people do not know is that BlackBerry devices with BIS can be one’s most reliable ally to constantly be connected with family and friends, made possible by the push technology pioneered by Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind BlackBerry.
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Posted by on September 21, 2010 in Blackberry, RIM (Blackberry)

 

Microsoft and Top Sites Celebrate the Beauty of the Web With Internet Explorer 9 Beta Release

Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide beta availability of its new Web browser, accompanied by over 70 top websites and global brands that created new experiences to show off the capabilities of Windows Internet Explorer 9, at the Beauty of the Web event in San Francisco. The new browser delivers a fast, clean, trusted and interoperable online experience that takes full advantage of Windows 7, putting the focus on the sites and applications people care about.

Developers and designers from partners around the world are showcasing how they have used the capabilities of Internet Explorer 9 to tap into the power of the PC hardware, Windows 7, a new user experience, and support for modern standards such asHTML5 to create immersive sites that feel increasingly like native PC applications.
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Posted by on September 21, 2010 in Microsoft

 

Avaya Transforms Business Collaboration

Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services, today announced a family of real-time enterprise video communications and collaboration products and services that deliver a simpler, more compelling end user experience.

Highlighting this next wave of Avaya’s innovative, fit-for-purpose solutions is the Avaya Flare™ Experience, the industry’s first, next-generation user experience that delivers unique collaboration capabilities across video, voice and text.
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Posted by on September 21, 2010 in Avaya

 

Samsung Apps celebrates its first anniversary with aggressive market expansion

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in mobile technology, today marked the first anniversary of Samsung Apps, its mobile & TV application store, by announcing the service has expanded to cover 109 countries.

Initially available from September 2009 in select European and Asian countries — including the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy — Samsung Apps has expanded its coverage at a rapid pace riding on the successful global launch of the Samsung Wave smartphone. Samsung Apps recently added nine more service countries — Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Iceland, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago and Sudan — to increase availability to 109 markets.
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Posted by on September 15, 2010 in Samsung

 

Crocs launches The Feel Good Revolution Roadshow

Crocs once again surprised its fans by launching the Feel Good Revolution Roadshow, kicked off on August 27 at the TriNoMa Mall. The Crocs’ Feel Good Revolution Roadshow is a series of three stops in different malls around the metro, exhibiting the latest shoes from the Fall/Holiday 2010 collection.
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Posted by on September 14, 2010 in Crocs

 

APC Expands InRow® Cooling Product Family with InRow OA and Refrigerant Distribution Unit

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the InRow® OA and Refrigerant Distribution Unit (RDU) pumped refrigerant cooling system. The APC InRow OA expands APC’s leading InRow product line by providing a overhead, energy efficient, refrigerant based cooling solution for data center environments.

“Data center densities continue to increase and efficiency concerns encourage customers to maximize all the available space for physical infrastructure,” said Dave Guidette, senior vice president, Enterprise Systems, Services & Software, APC. “The new APC InRow OA and RDU provide data center managers with increased flexibility by eliminating the need to remove or break-up racks to implement a row-based cooling architecture to meet the needs of higher density loads.”
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Posted by on September 13, 2010 in APC

 

Canon Bubble Jet Printer Sales up, Now No. 1 in Inkjet Printer Industry

Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) topped the country’s total inkjet printer (IJP) market, securing 33% of the industry’s market share in the Philippines for the first half of 2010 according to IDC placing Canon at the No. 1 position for said market.

Canon’s Bubble Jet Printer’s sales in the first half of the year grew 27% from same period last year. The Bubble Jet Printer market comprises about 25% of CMPI’s total product sales in the country.
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Posted by on September 13, 2010 in Canon

 

Singapore emerging as the cloud computing hub in Asia-Pacific

Global and regional service providers have invested in data centers to support new advanced services in the region, which include cloud services. This has created a domino effect for demand: in particular, operators and MNCs require facility design expertise, network and IT infrastructure, the right staff skill levels, and an understanding of the operational requirements of data centers. The latest example is the announcement that Tata Communications is opening another enterprise-class data center for providing outsourced IT services for its customers in Asia-Pacific, as part of its $180 million investment to provide data center infrastructure and managed services in Asia-Pacific between 2009 and 2011. Other global telcos with data centers in Singapore include AT&T, BT, Verizon Business, SingTel, and Orange.

Japan , Singapore, and Hong Kong contain most of the data centers in the Asia-Pacific region. While the facilities in Japan are mainly to support its domestic market, Singapore and Hong Kong are competing to be the preferred location for hosting data centers for service providers that serve MNCs in the region.
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Posted by on September 12, 2010 in Ovum