Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

HP Unveils New Fleet of Business-driven PCs

HP today expanded its industry-leading computing portfolio with more than 30 new products engineered to address the design, reliability, security and performance demands of end users and IT departments across businesses of all sizes.

Among the products announced are:

  • New UltrabookTM systems for business — including the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, HP’s first no-compromise Ultrabook™ for business users — which deliver the style and simplicity users demand, combined with security and manageability to help businesses keep control of their IT.
  • HP EliteBook p-series notebooks that are designed to MIL-STD 810G testing for vibration, dust, altitude, temperature and drops.(1) The new series features the HP EliteBook 2170p, the smallest, lightest HP business notebook, as well as new additions to the highly configurable HP ProBook b-series and the redesigned HP ProBook s-series.
  • Four desktop PC series—the HP Compaq Pro 4300 Business Desktop and All-in-One PC, the HP Compaq Pro 6300 and the HP Compaq Elite 8300— balancing secure manageability, flexibility and trusted reliability.
  • New commercial displays, including the HP Compaq L2206tm multitouch-enabled monitor and the HP Compaq LA2405x LED backlit monitor.
  • New software solutions, including HP Premier Image(2) for a clean and fast user experience with streamlined deployment and HP BIOS Protection,(3) which offers hardware-level protection to help against virus attacks and other security threats to meet National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines. Read the rest of this entry »
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From briefcase to backpack: How Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet is reshaping the workplace environment

Consumerisation of IT is changing the enterprise landscape. More professionals spend more time working outside from home or on the road. They need light, mobile and powerful computing on-the-go.

Enter the tablet. This nifty computing device has jumped from the clutches of fashionistas and geeks, into the hands of more businessmen. Keeping productive while on the move has allowed business executives make the tablet feel right at home in the world of enterprise.

This trend is seen to grow. According to IDC 2011 APAC predictions, more and more businesses will be bringing their operations on-the-go[1]. Mobility will be a key component of enterprise services and applications as mobile devices become part of mainstream business tools.

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Text ‘em all this summer with Globe ITXTALL30

Go all-around this summer with the first truly all-network text promo from Globe Telecom that allows you to send 100 text messages to any local or international network covering over 50 destinations worldwide.

With Globe ITXTALL30, send a combination of 100 local texts to Globe, TM, Smart, Sun, Talk N Text, or Red Mobile, or international texts to 54 destinations worldwide, so you never have to hesitate using your mobile phone to stay connected this season. Make that much-anticipated college reunion finally happen while keeping everyone in the loop of the best summer places to go to. Or rally your cousins abroad to vote for Jessica Sanchez to be the next American Idol, while updating your pasalubong wishlist on the side.

Available to Globe Prepaid subscribers, the SMS promo offers the lowest and most affordable text messaging rate in the market at only P30 valid for 1 day, or P0.30 per text message. With a price that’s so easy on the pocket, you’re confident that you keep your prepaid load at a standstill while you enjoy keeping in touch with your texting circle, both here and abroad.

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Cloud Adoption in the Asia/Pacific Financial Services Industry Still Waiting for Tipping Point, says IDC Financial Insights

Asia/Pacific financial services institutions are still taking a measured approach to cloud computing, as the industry awaits further clarity on cloud computing regulations and better articulation of business benefits by IT vendors. The findings were revealed in a report by IDC Financial Insights, “Perspective: A Slow Ascent Toward the Cloud for Asia/Pacific Financial Services” (Doc # FIN234601, May 2012), which examined the cloud computing adoption plans of banks and insurers across major markets in Asia/Pacific.

Michael Araneta, Associate Consulting and Research Director for IDC Asia/Pacific remarks, “The financial services industry, typically an early adopter of technology, has been uncharacteristically slow to take on cloud. There is still no wide-scale adoption of the technology, despite considerable resources allocated by vendors to ensure that their offerings scale up and become more mature.”

The report, which is based on a series of surveys undertaken by IDC Financial Insights, revealed that not more than 45% of financial institutions across key markets in Asia/Pacific (namely Singapore, Malaysia, China, India, Australia, and New Zealand) have adopted some form of cloud computing services. Furthermore, the preference of the industry is for the more manageable private cloud implementations, and usually for non-mission critical areas such as IT Management, server capacity, and storage.

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