Archive for August 10, 2008

Luichi Robles recently resign as country manager of Cisco Philippines. Robles served as country manager of Cisco for almost five years.

Initial reports indicated that Robles wanted to pursue his other interests as the main reason for his resignation. Cisco Asia will be in charge of the Philippine operations while a replacement is being sought.

Mr. Robles started his career with IBM Philippines and has worked for Online Advanced Systems, a 100% Filipino-owned systems integrator, local service provider, Islacom and Universal Telecoms, a start-up company that provides trunked radio service.

Mr. Robles was the Director of Network and Service Providers at Hewlett-Packard.

Innovista Technologies Inc. recently celebrated its 15 years anniversary.

Innovista’s President Mr. Alex Chan thanked the company’s principals, distributors, dealers, customers and members of the media for their continued support.

“We could have not done it without your help. We will not be where we are right now if not for you” said Chan referring to Innovista’s hundreds of guest who attended the merriment last August 8, 2008.

APC-MGE Country Manager Resigns

Posted: August 10, 2008 in Tech

Didier Chalumeau has resigned as APC’s country manager for the Philippines. His last day with APC was July 24, 2008.

Didier has been with MGE UPS Philippines for seven years since 2001 and was appointed as the Country manager of APC-MGE Philippines in 2007 after the merger of APC and MGE UPS. He has left to pursue a career opportunity. Didier was an inspiring leader and an asset to the company, and we wish him well in his new endeavors.

Pascal Bodin has been appointed ‘interim’ CGM until further notice.

Bodin is a member of APCs ASEAN leadership team and has played a key role in developing and driving APC’s Enterprise and Systems business across the region. He brings over 25 years of experience in the UPS business with a variety of skills in high availability power solutions for small server room, large data centers and industrial applications.

In addition to his technical expertise, Pascal is a capable manager with experience in managing teams across the Asia Pacific region.

APC Philippines continues to deliver innovative power and cooling solutions for data centers that address the top concerns of customers. We will continue our commitment to our partners’ success.

Canon U.S.A., Inc, announces the VIXIA HF11 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder, and the VIXIA HG21 and VIXIA HG20 Hard Disk Drive camcorders, providing greater internal storage capacity, enhanced High-Definition image quality and added versatility for preserving life’s most precious moments.

The newest members to the VIXIA HD camcorder family incorporate Canon’s core expertise in optics and image processing, and further raise the bar of High-Definition image quality by offering 24Mbps bit rate recording – the highest possible bit rate in the AVCHD format. The 24Mbps recording provides consumers enhanced detail, finer tonal gradation and improved reproduction of moving subjects. What’s more, the new camcorders have higher internal memory capacity.

The VIXIA HF11 Dual Flash Memory camcorder can record up to 12 hours of High-Definition video to a 32GB internal Flash drive, as well as record directly to a removable SDHC card for expanded recording time. The VIXIA HG21 and VIXIA HG20 camcorders feature 120GB and 60GB Hard Disk Drives, respectively, for recording up to 45 or 22 hours of HD video, and also offer the ability to record directly to an SDHC card.

Sony has announced that they are now going to acquire the rest of the stake in Sony BMG from joint venture partner Bertelsmann. The company would now be called Sony Music Entertainment.

Sony and Bertelsmann had formed this joint venture company since August 2004.

Research in Motion is all set to launch their iPhone challenger with the Blackberry Bold model. The BlackBerry Bold is designed to give business professionals and power users unprecedented functionality and performance in an intuitive BlackBerry smartphone.

The BlackBerry Bold smartphone’s support for tri-band HSDPA and enterprise-grade Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) networks and its next-generation 624 MHz mobile processor make short work of downloading email attachments, streaming video or rendering web pages.

The BlackBerry Bold also includes 128 MB Flash memory plus 1 GB on-board storage memory, as well as a microSD/SDHC memory card slot that is conveniently accessible from a side door. It comes with the renowned BlackBerry productivity applications, including phone, email, messaging, organizer and browser, and works with thousands of mobile business and lifestyle applications, making it easier than ever to stay connected, productive and entertained.