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Schneider Electric to Deliver Transformational Energy Management Capability with Cisco

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, that it has teamed with Cisco to provide an innovative comprehensive energy management solution that monitors and manages energy consumption across all building domains. With this combined solution, building owners and managers, architects, contractors, and IT managers will now be able to optimize energy efficiencies and business operations to save energy.

Schneider Electric’s comprehensive EcoStruxure™ active energy management architecture portfolio offers a single point of access that connects five domains of business expertise – power, data centers, process and machines, building control, and physical security – all within an open and flexible technology framework. The EcoStruxure architecture integrates with Cisco EnergyWise™ embedded on the Cisco network infrastructure to provide a holistic building management solution, managing all energy-consuming building assets, such as HVAC, lighting, security and, for the first time, reduce energy waste generated from IT/IP assets, including PCs, phones, Catalyst switches, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) endpoint devices and other IT devices.
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Microsoft Philippines joins BSA, CICT and ITAP in Promoting Cloud Computing in Asia

In the recently concluded policy workshop on cloud computing organized by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) and the Information Technology Association of the Philippines (ITAP) dubbed, “Leveraging the Cloud to Promote Sustainable Development,” Microsoft Philippines expressed its support to promote cloud computing services as an effective solution in organizing government and commercial infrastructures.

“We, at Microsoft, recognize the advantages of deploying cloud computing services, which can enhance work productivity, enable better business processes, and support green computing. We support the government and private sector in their advocacy of cloud computing and we recognize its potential to spur economic activity and job generation,” said Dondi Mapa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Philippines and one of the speakers during the event.

The workshop aimed to increase the awareness of integrating cloud computing in business and government operations as well as to ensure that appropriate policies are in place. During the event, BSA showcased and launched its comparative study called the “APAC Digital Economy and Cloud Computing Scorecard 2011,” which evaluates 14 Asia Pacific countries on the readiness of their legal and regulatory frameworks for the deployment of cloud computing.
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Globe Pushes Domestic IP Peering For Consumer Benefit

Contrary to the position taken by PLDT and Smart rejecting the proposal of the NTC to establish a domestic IP peering policy, Globe sided with the Regulator, and encouraged the immediate implementation of such policy for the benefit of consumers. Atty. Froilan M. Castelo, Head of Corporate and Legal Services at Globe admonished those that stand against the NTC circular saying, “With the internet now more pervasive than ever before, domestic IP peering can only serve to improve the quality of service delivery and lower costs for consumers. This should be top priority for any public service provider.”

Castelo explains, “In the internet space, there are times when customer experience is degraded due to longer IP peering routes elected by parties to be peered with. When data is routed outwards, say internationally first, before landing at its target destination, it wastes capacity and resources. More significantly, consumers unaware of the IP traffic routing taking place are needlessly burdened by sluggish response times and lower quality levels. When IP traffic needs to go from point A to point B – especially when both points are located within the Philippines – the transmission route taken ought to be the most direct, and certainly not international. This will immediately result in a faster, better internet access experience for consumers.”
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