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SAP to arm small and midsize enterprises with real-time analytics powered by SAP HANA

SAP AG announced two new offerings that will deliver the benefits of the SAP HANA platform to small businesses and midsize enterprises (SMEs). With analytics powered by SAP HANA for the SAP Business One application and SAP HANA, Edge edition, SMEs will be able to leverage powerful in-memory technology from SAP.

“This comes at an opportune time for the country since the growth is highly dependent of the contribution of the SME sector to the national economy. With the SME sector being a crucial factor to economic performance the need for SMEs to be competitive directly impacts the country” said Jennie Ligones, SAP Country Manager. “This innovation will be most welcome among local SMEs that look to competing on a global level.”
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Schneider Electric announces leadership commitment to President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced its participation in the White House’s Better Buildings Challenge, pledging a commitment to reduce the energy use of 9 million square feet of its own building space, covering 40 different plants, by 25 percent. A component of the Better Buildings Initiative launched by the White House in February, the Challenge calls on chief executive officers, university presidents, and state and local leaders to create American jobs through energy efficiency.

“This program is a great example of the public-private partnerships that will be integral in steering our nation toward a more efficient and secure future,” said Chris Curtis, North American CEO of Schneider Electric. “We’re reducing energy, but we’re also putting people to work – creating jobs through the increased engineering and construction activity required to actively manage energy and create benchmarks. It’s a win-win.”
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Chrome now available in Beta for Ice Cream Sandwich phones and tablets

Google launches today Chrome for Android Beta. As always, it continues to bring many preferred features and apps of Chrome to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phones or tablets. Like the desktop version, Chrome for Android Beta is focused on speed and simplicity, but it also features seamless sign-in and sync so web experience can be personalized with convenience, mobility and accessibility.

Speed
With Chrome for Android, you can search, navigate and browse fast—Chrome fast.  You can scroll through web pages as quickly as you can flick your finger. When searching, your top search results are loaded in the background as you type so pages appear instantly. And of course, both search and navigation can all be done quickly from the Chrome omnibox.
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Innovation strategy winning with customers; continued hiring to drive SAP APJ’s growth

SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) announced its best ever performance in 40 years, with a 32% growth in Software Revenue at constant currencies (to €722 million) in the full year ended December 31, 2011.

“Last year was a banner year for SAP PH.  We reinforced our position with technological innovations that mean better productivity for our growing customer base.” said Jennifer Ligones, SAP Philippines country manager.  “Our increasing customer roster particularly in the SME segment underscores the importance of the segment to the overall performance.”

Steve Watts, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, said: “2011 was our best ever performance in history, and Q4 2011 was also our 8th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth – this once again reinforced our role as SAP’s global growth engine. Across the region, our key markets of China, India and Japan led the pack with robust double-digit growth, while every market in the region performed well.
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Free Android app allows parents to apply “House Rules” and filters to children’s smartphones

Norton by Symantec recently released Norton Safety Minder: Mobile Edition, a free app that allows parents to keep an eye on their kids’ smartphone activities. The application is used as part of Norton Online Family, the award-winning online family safety service for PCs and Macs. Through the new app, parents can avail themselves of several tools to teach kids safe and age-appropriate digital habits on their mobile devices.

The application provides web monitoring and blocking features for free, allowing parents to see what sites their kids are visiting and block content they feel is inappropriate. Applied through their Norton Online Family account, parents can use the same set of web filtering settings for the child’s PC and apply them to the child’s Android phone. The service tracks up to seven days of content for free.
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SMART Sun Dual Plan 549 revolutionizes postpaid mobile services

SMART revolutionizes postpaid services yet again with its SMART Sun Dual Plan 549, the first dual SIM postpaid plan offered by two of the biggest networks in the country. The two-in-one package introduces an entirely different level of convenience and affordability, with subscribers enjoying free calls to both networks.

Following the long-awaited merger of PLDT and Digitel, you can now enjoy dual access and unlimited texts to both networks, enabling you to reach a total of 65 million subscribers nationwide. That’s unbeatable performance and dependability from the new number 1 in postpaid!
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Canon Photographers unite for Banaue Rice Terraces rehabilitation

The Ifugao Rice Terraces, one of the Philippines’ most popular landmarks, has suffered severe damages due to the recent typhoons that visited the country. Several government and non-government groups have contributed on the rehabilitation of the site, including imaging giant Canon.

Canon Marketing Philippines volunteer employees, Canon Advocacy Team volunteer photographers and other individuals who recognize the need for action to revive the rice terraces will be travelling to the site itself to kick start the campaign.  Through efforts by Canon EOS Ambassador John Chua, volunteers will now be able to meet and interact with the local residents and work together to help rebuild the terraces.  But more than just helping to rebuild the national landmark, Canon hopes that this small step will help to revive the traditional Filipino spirit and culture of working together-“bayanihan”.
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