Archive for January 24, 2008

Cognos LaunchedCognos recently launched Cognos 8 BI v3 in the Philippines which includes new and enhanced BI user capabilities and advances in its SOA-based enterprise-class platform. These new developments are designed to efficiently provide organizations with more targeted performance information across a broader and more diverse range of decision-makers, with extended modeling and administration capabilities to simplify deployment and maintenance for administrators.

Cognos 8 BI v3 is the third major release of Cognos’ business intelligence flagship that was introduced in 2005. It addresses the needs of large enterprises and mid-market organizations alike as they capitalize on their ERP investments and turn data into actionable, relevant performance information for improved decision-making across industries. New highly targeted information delivery and improved analysis capabilities let knowledge workers, ranging from front-line managers to executives, receive strategic business information where, when and how they need it to make better decisions. New deployment and administration advances also make it easier for IT administrators to deploy and manage their performance management environment, while growing their user communities.

With the new release, customers will be able to improve overall business performance by enabling diverse users– from front-line business personnel to financial analysts to executives – to receive personalized, relevant information where, when and how they need it. Users across the organization can make better, more informed decisions, and IT can more easily deploy and manage their BI solutions.

Nexus Technologies Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Cognos 8 BI V3 in the Philippines.

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EBay CEO to step down in March

Posted: January 24, 2008 in Tech

eBay Inc.announced that Meg Whitman will step down as President and CEO of eBay on March 31, 2008. Whitman will remain on the company’s Board of Directors.  eBay’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect John Donahoe President and CEO.

In addition, eBay announced that Rajiv Dutta, currently the President of PayPal, has been named Executive Vice President of eBay Inc. and will also replace Donahoe as President of eBay Marketplaces. Dutta, who will report to Donahoe, has also been elected to the eBay Board of Directors.

Scott Thompson, PayPal’s current Chief Technology Officer, will replace Dutta as President of PayPal.

Sony Unveils Eight New Cyber-shots

Posted: January 24, 2008 in Tech

Sony unveiled eight new Cyber-shot cameras, which are all schedule to be released from March until May of 2008.

The new models are as follows:  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10 superzoom camera, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 ultra compact camera, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170, W150, W130 and W120, and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750, DSC-780 budget cameras.

Microsoft has joined hands with Dell to offer special crimson red PCs of XPS series. The money raised from selling these PCs will be used for AIDS-treatment programmes in Africa.

The campaign against AIDS, (Red), was initiated by the famous British singer Bono. Apple is already contributing for the cause through its iPod RED series of digital MP3 players.

Apple CEO receives US$1 Salary for 2007

Posted: January 24, 2008 in Tech

Apple CEO Steve Jobs continues to take home just US$1 as salary from the company.

However, he gained $14.6 million theoretically as he exercised stock options that were about to expire.

This was revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the company.

Microsoft has stated that they are now planning to spend $235 million over the next five years to expand its educational program.

Microsoft said in its statement that they are aiming to reach 270 million people with the second stage of its Partners in Learning program.