Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

Microsoft announces Windows XP end of support

Microsoft announced today that the 11-year old operating system Windows XP will no longer receive security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft after April 8, 2014. More than 3.6 million Filipino XP users need to upgrade as early as this year to avoid risks of destructive malware attacks.
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Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Microsoft, Technology


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Smart adopts more eco-friendly materials in Marikina

The new store awnings made out of stone paper are presented to Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman (center) by Smart’s manager for environment programs Nova Concepcion (4th from left), merchandising officer Glenna Gonzaga (2nd from left), sales and distribution area manager Rudel Benedict Ponce (leftmost), and community care supervisor Ria Luciano (rightmost).

Smart Communications, Inc., a staunch advocate for the environment, has installed promotional streamers made of stone paper in retail stores in Marikina as it intensifies efforts to shift to eco-friendly merchandising materials.
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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BlackBerry JamHack 2012 launches across Asia Pacific

Research In Motion (RIM) announced its first simultaneous Asia Pacific (APAC) wide Hackathon – BlackBerry JamHack.

BlackBerry JamHack is scheduled to take place in ten different cities across APAC over two consecutive weekends. Winning teams from each city will then have the opportunity to represent their country at the JamHack finals that will take place at BlackBerry Jam Asia on 29th-30th November 2012.
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Posted by on October 5, 2012 in Blackberry, RIM (Blackberry), Technology


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HP introduces Intelligent Security Solutions

HP recently announced additions to its security solutions portfolio that enable enterprises to assess, transform, optimize and manage their security environments to proactively protect what matters.

Cloud, mobility and big data initiatives are helping organizations solve pressing challenges, while driving accelerated innovation, enhanced agility and improved financial management. However, these initiatives also can introduce big security concerns.
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Posted by on September 13, 2012 in HP, Technology


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SAP launches first Startup Focus Program for Southeast Asia

SAP has announced the launch of the SAP Startup Forum in Singapore on 6 September 2012. The program, which is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, will help startup companies to scale their business through the adoption and development of new applications on SAP HANA, a real-time data platform.

The invite-only event offers startups the opportunity to create easy-to-access solutions to manage ‘big data’ in real-time with SAP HANA. By offering businesses greater access to the benefits of SAP HANA’s open platform, powerful processing speed, ability to handle ‘big data’ and innovative next-generation applications, SAP will help Southeast Asian businesses run better.
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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in SAP, Technology


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Cisco Appoints New Leader for Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China Region

Cisco announced recently that Jaime Valleìs has been appointed as the company’s new leader for Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC). Valleìs takes over from Edzard Overbeek who was recently appointed head of Cisco’s Global Services business. Owen Chan will remain chairman and CEO of Cisco’s Greater China theater.

Valleìs was previously the senior vice president of Cisco’s Latin America theater and has a strong track record of success in emerging countries, turning Latin America into one of Cisco’s fastest growing regions since he joined the company in 2007. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the IT industry, Valleìs brings to APJC a broad understanding of Cisco’s strategic direction and unique experience in effectively driving growth in both developed and emerging countries.
“Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China represent a huge opportunity for future growth and innovation for Cisco. This internal appointment demonstrates the great strength and depth of the Cisco leadership talent across the world. Jaime is a great leader with a wealth of experience, passion and outstanding skills in building and leading teams, creating and executing strategic business plans and forging strong relationships built on trust and integrity,” said Rob Lloyd, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Cisco.

Prior to Cisco, Valleìs was president of Sun Microsystems Latin America for seven years, and president of Sun Microsystems Mexico before that. He also previously held senior leadership positions at IBM.

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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Cisco, Technology


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Intel Powers Partner Growth with Compute Continuum


  • More than 7,000 channel partners joined Intel’s Technology Provider program in Asia Pacific during the last year. The program now has 45,000 partners across Asia Pacific and 245,000 globally
  • Intel is enabling channel partner success through 3rd generation Intel® Core™ launch and inspiration of the Ultrabook category
  • Intel is positioning channel partners to create, support and sell Intel-based products and solutions beyond the PC

INTEL SOLUTIONS SUMMIT, Bali, May 09, 2012 – Intel this week hosts hundreds of Asia Pacific channel partners at its annual Intel Solutions Summit, held this year in Bali, Indonesia. The Summit, held over three days, will provide Intel’s partner community with the tools to deliver solutions to businesses and consumers across the region. The Intel Technology Partner program saw a massive increase across Asia Pacific during the past year, with 7,000 new organizations added.

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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Intel


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