Archive for February, 2010

Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. recently introduced its new President and CEO in the person of Mr. Alan Chng. Chng brings 30 years of experience and in-depth knowledge on the imaging industry to his new position. He will be responsible to steer Canon Philippines to even greater heights and making sure the brand stays significant for the solid growth of the division in the region.

“I look forward with great enthusiam to my new assignment as president and CEO of Canon Philippines,” said Chng. He vowed to further strengthen Canon Philippines’ product offerings, portfolio of services, and relationships with dealers and customers.

Small to Mid-market Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) director of Microsoft Philippines Mr. Louie Castaneda recently resigned from the software company to join Cisco Philippines. Castadena will serve as Associate Manager – Channels Operation Sales of Cisco Philippines.

IBM Philippines Software Group Country Manager Mr. Nick Jorge is reportedly leaving his post in IBM to join Microsoft Philippines.

Jorge is reportedly assuming the Sales Manager for Microsoft Enterprise Group post.

Smart launches SurfTV – Internet on TV

Posted: February 23, 2010 in Tech

Smart Broadband, Inc. (SBI), a subsidiary of leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) launched a device that connects to a television set through a quick and easy procedure, to provide Internet access using Smart Bro’s nationwide coverage, its called SurfTV.

Smart Bro SurfTV comes in a boxed set complete with a keyboard, a mouse, a remote control, and a Smart Bro USB stick-type modem with a prepaid SIM, pre-loaded with PhP100 worth of load. The entire kit costs only PhP4,500, and Internet access costs only PhP10 for every 30 minutes. Load for the prepaid Smart Bro SIM is available through any of SMART’s network of over a million Smart Load sellers all over the country.

Samsung Philippines recently launched their latest I.T. product offering to the market this 2010. Samsung Philippines paraded their new lineup of printers, projectors and monitors.


Samsung B1630N/B1930N/B1930NW Series 30 Monitors
The new Samsung Series 30 monitors are not only built to please the eye but mother nature as well. These new Samsung monitors have ultra-high 70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio automatic backlight adjustment creates deeper, more dramatic dark tones and brighter, more striking light tones. Now you can enjoy images that echo reality with rich, vivid color and brilliant natural intensity. When it comes down to the details, conventional monitors simply pale in comparison.

Microsoft Philippines announced the WebsiteSpark Program, an initiative designed to create a partner network and help enable business growth for professional Web development and design companies with up to 10 employees and owners. In addition, Microsoft announced the release of the Web Platform Installer 2.0 and the Windows Web Application Gallery 2.0, furthering the success of the Microsoft Web Platform. Together, these initiatives make it easier for Web professionals to build richer, more compelling Web experiences.

SAP Philippines, a fully owned subsidiary of SAP AG announced that Ortigas & Co. Limited Partnership (Ortigas & Co.) has implemented BT Properties — a complete business solution tailored for the real estate industry built on the SAP platform. The technology upgrade is part of Ortigas & Co.’s 10-year expansion plan aimed at putting the Company on par with other industry players.

Ortigas & Co. entered into this strategic partnership with SAP Philippines, and SAP partner and BT Properties developer BayanTrade to improve on operational efficiency and the ability to maintain a centralized database. One of Ortigas & Co.’s key objectives is also to integrate its financials into a system that allows its management to make crucial decisions faster and increase its financial competitiveness.

Cisco and HP ends partnership

Posted: February 22, 2010 in Tech

Cisco has announced that, from 30 April, HP will no longer be a Cisco Certified Channel or Global Service Alliance partner.

Keith Goodwin, senior vice president of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization in a posting in Cisco’s channels blog said:

PLDT-SME Nation recently introduces a service called “FASTrack”, a service that will allow entrepreneurs to track the movements of their company vehicles and even their field personnel, resulting in improved safety, security and cost-efficiency. Essentially, FASTrack is a high-tech service that allows SMEs to track and monitor the location of company vehicles and personnel as they travel en route to their set destination.

FASTrack uses a portable, pocket-sized homing device that is wirelessly connected to a GPS (Global Positioning System) network. The network relies on satellite navigation technology to monitor the location of business field assets; providing on-the-road, real-time tracking of delivery personnel and vehicles.

“PLDT FASTrack is specifically designed to help SMEs track their vehicle-carrying goods while in transit. Its features and monitoring tools enable business owners to determine the whereabouts of their fleet or vehicles thus allowing them to extract maximum efficiency and productivity from their employees,” says PLDT SME-Nation Vice President and Head Kat Luna-Abelarde.

PLDT FASTrack would be of great benefit to companies that require delivery of goods as part of their operations such as manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade; security and investigation; and service and utility companies.

“This simple device can offer a number of features that protects your business from bad elements and illegal operations that most business owners fear when it comes to transporting goods. Even their field agents can carry the device along with them,” says Amil Azurin, PLDT SME-Nation Marketing Head.