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Indra becomes SAP Global Services Partner

Indra, the premier IT company in Spain and a leading IT multinational company in Europe, announced a new partnership agreement with SAP AG. As an SAP global services partner, Indra will promote the implementation of Indra solutions integrated with SAP applications to customers in emerging markets across the globe. The agreement was signed by Indra’s executive vice president, Santiago Roura, and SAP’s CEO, Bill McDermott, at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference, being held in Orlando, Florida.

Through this new partnership, Indra joins a select group of less than 30 global services providers with multinational SAP consulting capabilities that span multiple industries. Indra is the only Spanish firm to become an SAP global services partner.
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in SAP, Technology

 

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All-girl Mapua team is 8th SWEEP Awards Champion

The all-girl team from Mapua Institute of Technology (from left) mentor Ayra Panganiban, Girly Perando, team leader Janiena Roxanne Dirain and Kristine Emy Matabang receive their award from Smart officials (from left) Smart Public Affairs Group Head Ramon Isberto and Technology Services Division Planning and Engineering-Access Manager Hans Alvarez and Program Management Office Department Head Byron Tabada.

An all-girl team from the Mapua Institute of Technology is the grand champion in the 8th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards, the latest edition of Smart Communication, Inc.’s annual search for the most innovative wireless applications by students.

Their project entitled “Wearable Obstacle Detection System and Braille Cell Phone for the Blind” stood out from among 142 other entries submitted by student-teams from Smart’s partner schools under the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP).
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Smart Communications

 

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Caltex rolls out online game for charity


Caltex, one of the world’s leading energy brands and marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), is helping three charity organizations generate awareness and funding by recently launching an online game called “Captain Bubbly’s Enjoyable Journey”

The game features a hot air balloon which players keep afloat until they reach their destination while dodging obstacles along the way. Obstacles that hit the balloon slow it down and drain the life bar. Game ends when life bar hits zero.
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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Caltex, Chevron Philippines

 

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now globally available

Research in Motion (RIM) announced that the much awaited BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 has been released and is now available for free download. BlackBerry PlayBook users can now download the new version of the OS for a more enhanced tablet experience whether for work or leisure purposes.

“Building on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s proven web browsing, multimedia and multitasking strengths, the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 introduces a range of new communications and productivity enhancements as well as expanded app and content support,” said David J. Smith, SVP Mobile Computing, Research In Motion.
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Blackberry, RIM (Blackberry), Technology

 

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Globe GCASH launches PowerPay+

GXI President Paolo Baltao (5th from left) together with ACE Insurance CEO & Country President Daniel Daly (6th from left) and SVP & Regional Head A&H Asia Pacific Juan Luis Ortega (4th from left) display the new PowerPay+ kit containing a Globe Prepaid SIM and PowerPay+ ATM Card. With them are from left, ACE Insurance’ AVP & Head A&H Brokerage Woodie Ebron, VP & Head Specialty Personal Lines Moe Hilario, VP & Head A&H Myla Gonzalez,, AVP & Head A&H Direct Marketing Racel Sotto, GXI Technical Head Joanne Avendano, GXI Sales Head Jim Fraginal, GXI Corporate Strategy and Operations Head Ricardo Alair.

Globe Telecom, through its mobile commerce subsidiary G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), has recently launched a first in the industry—a salary disbursement service that is linked to the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines and comes with insurance coverage.

The new GCASH PowerPay+ enables employees to receive their salaries on their mobile phones and withdraw from any of the 9,000 ATMs all over the country using the PowerPay+ ATM Card or cash out their money at any of the 6,000 GCASH outlets nationwide.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Globe Telecom, Technology

 

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Monster application for BlackBerry smartphones puts job search at your fingertips anywhere, anytime

Monster.com.ph, one of the leading providers of online career and recruitment solutions, recently launched the Monster mobile application for BlackBerry smartphones, empowering employers and jobseekers while they are on the move. The free new app is now available for download on BlackBerry App World.

Elaborating on the launch, Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com (India/ Middle East/ South East Asia) said, “We are excited to launch the Monster application on the BlackBerry platform. The significant reach and popularity of BlackBerry smartphones provides us an ideal platform to reach out to both jobseekers and employers who want access to Monster.com.ph from their handset. The launch of this application is a step further toward expanding the Monster Mobile Solutions portfolio. Keeping innovation at the heart of all our initiatives, our new mobile application for BlackBerry smartphones caters to the mobile, tech-savvy working population.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Blackberry, Technology

 

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TELUS International Philippines partners with Asia Pacific College for TELUS International University

Asia Pacific College President Dr. Paulino Tan and TELUS International Philippines President Jeff Uthoff shake hands during the ceremonial contract signing held at TELUS Market! Market!

Top call center and outsourcing services provider TELUS International Philippines (TIP) has signed a new partnership with Asia Pacific College (APC) for TELUS International University (TIU).

TIP and APC formalized their partnership with a ceremonial memorandum of agreement signing at TELUS Market! Market!, Taguig City. The event was attended by TIP president Jeff Uthoff, APC president Dr. Paulino Tan, top officials of APC and the TIU team.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Technology, Telus

 

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