Archive for March, 2010

HP announced the expansion of its large format portfolio (HP T1200 Designjet / HP T770 ) to help technical design professionals to spearhead and enhance the value they bring to their customers. By leveraging HP’s portfolio, technical design professionals can easily shift from cumbersome, hard copy-based project workflow to an intuitive flawless digital workflow solution, where print communication is more efficient, easily integrated and fully accessible.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. launched the latest additions to its award-winning range of netbooks, the Samsung N220 and N150. Designed to provide maximum personal freedom, the N220 deliver up to 12 hours of secure connected mobility, while the N150 keep on going for up to 8.5 hours. This impressive battery-powered performance is possible because overall power consumption is reduced by their energy efficient LED display, optimized processing performance and Samsung’s proprietary Enhanced Battery Life solution.

Meeting a growing demand from companies of all sizes for software-as-a-service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) tools that are easy to use, SAP AG announced the availability of SAP® BusinessObjects™ BI OnDemand. Targeted at casual BI users currently underserved by products on the market, the new solution delivers a complete BI toolset in one flexible offering.

Its ease-of-use also allows them to be up and running with no prior experience or training. With SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand, people can access and visually navigate data from any source using SAP® BusinessObjects™ Explorer. Even casual users can combine that data in just a few clicks, and follow a guided path that walks them through reporting and analysis. The solution has scalable pricing models based on business need, allowing companies to easily and cost-effectively scale as required.

Facebook users receive e-mails that appear to be from Facebook telling the recipients that their passwords have been reset — and they need to click on an attachment to retrieve the new password. FB denies sending those emails… those e-mails are malicious software intended to steal your info.

The attachment in the bogus e-mail installs a program that steals passwords and user names entered on the victim’s computer.

Danish company Vestas Wind Systems announces the opening of the Vestas Information Technology (IT) hub in the Philippines, one of its four IT centres across the globe including Denmark, Singapore and the USA.

The Vestas Services Philippines Inc, which is the registered name for the information technology hub, will support Vestas’ global team with IT operations & support including surveillance, service desk, operations, support and programming competencies.

The local IT hub staff will be fully integrated into the Vestas IT value chain and will have access to global tools and methodologies in Vestas’ Group IT. Located at Makati City Vestas’ new IT hub employs approx 25 IT professionals and expects to ramp up its work force to 100 employees by the end of the year and to reach 200 employees by the end of 2011.

Google announced that it has acquired San-Francisco based start-up firm DocVerse. With DocVerse, people can begin to experience some of the benefits of web-based collaboration using the traditional Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint desktop applications.

The deal is reportedly valued at $25 million. Google has not disclosed details of the agreement.

Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced that they are expecting devices capable of supporting Bluetooth 4.0 standard arriving in the market later this year. The new specification allows for products that can be used with low power devices unlike the existing standards.

This new specification also support the high-speed Wi-Fi feature that enables faster wireless data transfer over Wi-Fi networks.

Nokia has announced a brand new range of smartphones with the aim of taking on the new generation devices from Apple and HTC. The first of the devices announced is the Nokia C5 which would be optimized for social networks.

It would come loaded with full support for all the popular networks on the web in addition to Nokia’s own services like OVI Maps. It also comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera in addition to HSPA network support.