Archive for December, 2010

In the Philippines, where the education system has been constantly beset with the sparse number of teachers and limited resources, technology poses a vital lifeline – a way for teachers and students to access and process information they need to be globally competent.

As leader in ICT integration for education, Globe Telecom launched the Global Filipino Schools (GFS) program today through its corporate social responsibility arm Globe Bridging Communities. GFS is a competency-building initiative that utilizes ICT to help students, teachers, and school heads in select public high schools nationwide. It will be conducted in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Coalition for Better Education (CBE).

Microsoft Philippines is also supporting GFS by integrating its own ICT for education programs, providing schools with technical support and giving academic rates for software licenses.
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NEO Care: Service and Quality

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Tech

Ms. Mutya Syling, NEO VP for Planning and Operation

As the No. 1 Mobile PC brand manufactured in the Philippines, Neo continuously delivers the good news following their successful Élan L4300-3D Notebook Launch last October 2010. It was then when they claimed their victory in coming out with a full featured, high powered Core i7 3D Ready Notebook that is definitely built to astound and astonish demanding PC users. Now, they again delight the market by introducing their upgraded Neo Care Service. The upgraded Neo Care Service aims to deliver world class technical product support to all Neo users in the Philippines, confidently delivering no less than fast and accurate After Sales Service.

According to Mr. Gerson Sullano, Neo Care Customer Service Manager, “the upgraded Neo Care Service is a collaboration of Improved Inventory Management, Upgraded Service Stations, Better Equipped Professionals & Quality Control Procedures”. By making sure that there is science in inventory management and training, customers can rest easy knowing that they would not need to wait too long for available spare parts and that there are competent manpower ready to satisfy any After Sales Service demands.

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Mr. Bryan Sat, Kaspersky Lab South East Asia Region Business Development Manager

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions is making available its hosted security services for all enterprises in the Philippines today.

Kaspersky Hosted Security Services (KHSS) delivers a managed, integrated services offering that combats email, web and blended threats in the cloud to deliver a clean feed of internet and mail traffic to business environments.

The hosted model reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) by delivery enhances levels of service while decreasing the burden on the organization’s IT department to maintain their infrastructure. The subscription model makes costs predictable, eradicating hidden maintenance charges and unexpected upgrade costs.

This is an important point that Philippine-based companies can take advantage of with the KHSS as it typically reduces normal IT security system costs by 30 percent or more.
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Lenovo today launched the new ThinkPad Edge 11-inch laptop, the smallest and lightest member of the ThinkPad Edge family. Created for small-to-medium businesses (SMB), the laptop packs ultraportable-like performance and features into a small form factor PC at an affordable price.

Michael Ngan, country manager for Home & Small-Medium Business, Lenovo Philippines, said: “The ThinkPad continues to set the benchmark for quality, reliability and user experience which is why we have gained loyal customers through the years. With its strong heritage of innovation and leadership, ThinkPad is important to growing Lenovo as a brand and a company in the Philippines, particularly for the SMB segment.”

ThinkPad Edge 11” – Light on Weight & Size, But No Lightweight on Style & Features
At roughly the size of a paperback book, the 1.1 inch thin laptop weighs less than three pounds1, making it light for carrying in a bag or briefcase. The 11.6-inch screen gives users plenty of room to work on office documents, presentations and even connect to a TV to watch a high definition movie through the HDMI video port. The full-size, contemporary style ThinkPad keyboard makes typing throughout the work day comfortable, and the spill-proof keyboard means less worrying about accidental spills. And the standard low light sensitive webcamera makes video conferences for business or staying in touch with family and friends simple. The ThinkPad Edge 11-inch laptop comes in two color choices: Midnight Black Glossy and Heatwave Red Smooth.
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SAP Business One Powers Rogemson

Posted: December 9, 2010 in Tech

The Rogemson Company Inc. (TRCI), a leading producer and distributor of a wide range of quality personal-care products in the Philippines, has adopted the SAP Business One software application in an effort to streamline processes and enhance operational management.

Implemented by SAP partner ObTech Asia Pacific, SAP Business One integrates all core business functions such as financials and sales at TRCI. The single application helps TRCI eliminate the need for separate installations and complex integration of multiple modules.
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Lenovo announced the IdeaPad U260, the world’s first 12.5-inch ultraportable consumer laptop, giving users a 16:9 widescreen dimension in a 12-inch form factor for the first time. This latest addition to the IdeaPad U Series is all about luxury featuring a sleek, minimalistic design that includes a magnesium-aluminum alloy real metal cover, leather-patterned palm rest and glass touchpad.

The IdeaPad U260 is high fashion in laptop form. Designed for consumers who enjoy a sophisticated sense of style, the U260 highlights premium details and craftsmanship that can be touched. Inspired by the silhouette of a classic leather-bound journal, the U260 exudes elegance with a “U” shaped outline and a specially engineered one-piece magnesium-aluminum alloy frame, making it stronger yet thinner and lighter. The exterior cover, which boasts a one-piece design without any breaks in the pattern, is made possible by the latest insert- molding injection technology.
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Lenovo introduced its newest desktops in the ThinkCentre M Series – the ThinkCentre M70z and M80. Designed for medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, this desktop duo gives customers advanced productivity technologies, such as Intel iCore processors and support for multiple displays along with Lenovo extras, like super fast boot up and advanced web conferencing.

“Businesses now have another option for a sleek and compact all-in-one desktop,” said Vicky Agorrilla, country general manager, Lenovo Philippines. “The ThinkCentre M70z gives customers style and space-savings along with the performance, security, manageability and energy efficiency features of our M Series enterprise desktops.”
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Mr. Andre Ngo, Microsoft Philippines’ Business Development-Mobility Communications Executive, Mr. John Bessey, Microsoft Philippines’ Managing Director, Mr. Ramon Isberto, Smart Communications’ Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mark Sergio, HTC Philippines’ Country Manager, and Ms. Mae Rivera-Moreno, Microsoft Philippines’ Marketing Communications Manager

Microsoft Philippines, in partnership with HTC Corp. and Smart Communications, Inc., launched Windows Phone 7, the latest and much-awaited mobile technology from Microsoft, designed to optimize the mobile experience and give its users everything they love in just a snap.

“We are very excited to bring Windows Phone 7 and introduce it to the local market,” said John Bessey, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines. “Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone to fuel new experiences by making everyday tasks easier to accomplish – getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information easier and faster.”
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