Monthly Archives: May 2012

Frost & Sullivan: A Rise in the Number of Mobile Workers Creates a Strong Case for the Implementation of Enterprise Social Media and Web 2.0 Market

Asia Pacific, with its large Gen-Y population, has become the fastest growing region of social networking users in the world. Southeast Asian countries such as Philippines and Malaysia have already achieved penetration rates of as much as 85 percent for popular social networking sites. Social media platforms are becoming rapidly commercialized due to the escalating need for social interaction between businesses and customers to promote products and services.

However, free-to-use consumer social networks and the Internet regulation in countries such as India and China, which offer only limited access to social media platforms, have slowed regional adoption of these global platforms. The deployment of localized versions of Facebook and Twitter in these countries could limit the impact of the regulations on the market.

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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Web Site


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Toshiba brings more power, portability and style in latest entry and mainstream satellite series

Toshiba Singapore Digital Products & Service Group (DS) today announced its latest line of smartly equipped yet affordable Satellite M800, Satellite L800 and Satellite C800 Series notebook computers. These new notebook computers pair everyday computing with style and versatility and are available in a wide range of configurations, screen sizes and colors. The new Satellite 800 will be available during the second quarter of 2012 throughout South and South East Asia.
“Toshiba strives to provide its customers with the latest technologies, better performance and improved design in each generation of products, and it’s no different with the new Satellite 800 Series notebook computers,” said Ms Wong Wai Meng, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd, Digital Products & Services Group. “Thinner and lighter than the previous generation, these new notebook computers deliver an essential feature set without compromising affordability.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Toshiba


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Globe Telecom to offer New iPad in Philippines on May 29

Globe Telecom today announced it will offer the new iPad in the Philippines on Tuesday, May 29. Globe Telecom will offer iPad with a range of attractive Tattoo data plans that will allow customers to connect to its nationwide network at speeds up to 42Mbps.

The third generation iPad is a category defining mobile device that features a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. It also still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Globe Telecom


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Seagate and Lacie announce exclusive agreement with intent for Seagate to acquire controlling interest in Lacie

Seagate Technology plc the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, and LaCie S.A. (Euronext: LAC), a leading manufacturer of consumer storage products, today announced an exclusive agreement with the intent for Seagate to acquire a controlling interest in LaCie. Seagate has offered to purchase from Philippe Spruch, LaCie’s chairman and CEO, and his affiliate, all of their shares, representing 64.5% of the outstanding shares of LaCie. Following receipt of governmental approvals[1] and the close of this transaction, Seagate would commence an all-cash simplified tender offer (followed as the case may be by a squeeze-out procedure) to acquire the remaining outstanding shares in accordance with the General Regulation of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).

Seagate has offered Mr. Spruch and his affiliate €4.05 per share in cash, minus a potential adjustment depending on the cash and debt position of LaCie at closing. This price may be increased by a possible price supplement of 3% in the event that the threshold of 95% of the shares and voting rights of LaCie would be reached by Seagate within 6 months following closing, resulting in a maximum potential price per LaCie share of €4.17. Without the price supplement, the offer currently values LaCie at an approximate €146 million, or $186 million total equity value, including acquired net cash of approximately €49 million, or $65 million, as of March 31, 2012. The €4.05 per share price represents a premium of 29% to LaCie’s average closing stock price over the 30 trading days ended May 22, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Seagate


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APC by Schneider Electric Debuts Flat-Packed Rack

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the launch of its SmartRack solution, a rack enclosure combining elegant aesthetics with practical functionality and affordability. SmartRack is designed to serve the IT infrastructure needs of a wide spectrum of businesses and is especially targeted for server and network application, in Server Room or Datacenter facilities.

SmartRack’s innovative design allows it to be flat-packed, reducing transport and storage costs. The SmartRack’s slim-line packaging has been designed with distributors and channel partners in mind. The compact arrangement contributes to a more cost effective transportation and storage process, while the clean design of the rack allows for efficient set up in only 15 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Schneider Electric


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HP Enables Telecoms to Deploy and Manage Mobile Applications for Business Customers

HP announced a mobility platform for communications service providers (CSPs) that enables them to help enterprise customers increase productivity by supporting employee use of smartphones and tablets.

The HP Enterprise Mobility platform enables enterprises to provide internal mobile applications (apps) to employees so they can access company data quickly, easily and securely on their personal mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in HP


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PHL software services outsourcing up 37% in 2011



The software services outsourcing industry in the Philippines posted a positive growth as it reached a robust 37% in 2011 which translates to US$993 million with 11% growth rate on employment or some 50,000 information technology (IT) professionals, based on a recent study conducted by the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA).

The nearly US$1 billion figure is attributed to an increase in demand from international clients to tap local firms for their specific IT and software requirements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in PSIA


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ThinkPad: An Icon in the PC Industry

Wee Liam So, Technical Manager, Think Business Unit for ASEAN, Lenovo, shows off the innovative design and features of the ThinkPad with a stripped down ThinkPad W520.

With the ThinkPad reaching its 20th year in the personal computing, Lenovo recently held a “Teardown the ThinkPad” session at Chocolate Fire, Makati City in celebration of the ThinkPad’s two decades of innovation and leadership.

Wee Liam So, Lenovo’s technical manager, Think Business Unit for ASEAN demonstrated why Lenovo’s ThinkPad has become such a well recognized icon in the personal computing (PC) industry by disassembling a ThinkPad W520 to show its high build quality. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Lenovo


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New EMC VMAX Enterprise Storage Family Accelerates Transformation to the Hybrid Cloud

At EMC World 2012, EMC (NYSE:EMC) today announced the new EMC VMAX Family, consisting of the VMAX 10K, VMAX 20K and the newest member of the family, the VMAX 40K. The new EMC VMAX Family is a comprehensive lineup of enterprise storage arrays, all built upon the industry-leading Virtual Matrix Architecture first introduced in April 2009. Complementing the new EMC VMAX Family is a host of new software capabilities that streamline operations and extend the market-proven VMAX to new hosts and applications, while integrating customers’ existing storage assets into an integrated and unified pool of storage resources. Combined, the scalable EMC VMAX Family offers the most powerful, most trusted, smartest and most efficient enterprise information infrastructure for deploying Hybrid Clouds.

The EMC VMAX Family is anchored by the new VMAX 40K, a revolutionary new product that establishes new maximums for performance, capacity and scale in the enterprise storage market. Delivering as much as 3X more performance and 2X the usable capacity of any other enterprise storage product, the VMAX 40K is optimized to support hyper-consolidation of the world’s most demanding big data, transaction processing, analytics and cloud computing applications.

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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in EMC


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Monster application for iPhone devices puts job search at your fingertips… Anywhere, Anytime, one of the leading online career and recruitment solutions providers, today launched the Monster mobile application for iPhone smartphones and iPads, to give job seekers and career minded professionals the flexibility and convenience they want in searching for jobs and exploring opportunities. The new application can be downloaded through Apple store.

Elaborating on the launch, Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, (India/ Middle East/ South East Asia) said, “We are excited to introduce our latest addition, Monster iPhone and iPad applications to our suite of Monster Mobile Solutions. Monster Mobile Solutions is robust offering that caters to jobseekers who are constantly on the move. Given the growing popularity of iPhone and iPads amongst gadget-savvy youth, the Monster app will provide jobseekers with a dynamic, efficient and convenient option to keep a track of jobs at their convenience. Coupled with Monster’s inherent understanding of user’s requirements and innovation amidst of its initiatives, we aim to extensively tap latest technologies including mobile to better connect with users.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Monster


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