Archive for November, 2010

With the robust real estate market, companies engaged in developing residential and commercial projects are hard-pressed to meet the growing demands of a discerning market. Nuvoland Philippines, Inc., one of the most dynamic and unique real estate developers in the Philippines, has implemented BT Properties to streamline key business processes in the areas of day-to-day transactions and report generation. BT Properties is a qualified SAP All-In-One solution developed by Bayantrade which helped Nuvoland deal with challenges of a discerning and robust real estate industry.

BT Properties incorporates SAP best practices for real estate and leverages on Bayantrade’s expertise from its years of experience in consultancy and project implementation. The same technology is used by more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

BT Properties provides real-time and accurate financial information by integrating all operations in one system. As business strategies evolve, it is critical to support key activities such as management of contracts and space utilization. It will provide accurate property details to sales people such as vacancies and future use of areas to business partners in order to maximize occupancy rates. Given that they are primarily focusing on sales of residential spaces, they will be able to map architectural view of each floor to match the client’s wants to what they offer. With BT Properties, Nuvoland’s improvement in operations and forecasting will prepare them for future growth.

HP announced integrated solutions that simplify operations and accelerate IT resource consolidation, enabling clients to streamline their delivery of mission-critical application services.

Chief information officers must ensure high availability of their most critical applications while simplifying management of the technology infrastructure and reducing costs. The new HP StorageWorks P9500 Disk Array and enhancements to the HP-UX portfolio for Integrity systems improve application service delivery by providing an open, integrated architecture for the most demanding workloads, virtually anywhere and at any time.

“Enterprises need to simplify their technology environments and reduce overall costs, but cannot afford to sacrifice reliability, availability or security of mission-critical applications,” Mike Prieto, vice president and general manager, StorageWorks Division , HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “The HP Converged Infrastructure breaks down costly and inefficient technology silos to reduce complexity and improve resiliency.”

Samsung NX100

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. unveils the unique Samsung NX100 to an audience. The NX100 is an innovative mirrorless camera equipped with the world’s first i-Function lens, putting the perfect picture at the fingertips of all photographers through a completely new way of controlling your camera.

The NX100 is set to dominate the new mirrorless camera category. The innovative new product has benefited from Samsung’s expertise across multiple technology areas, meaning that the camera’s key components are 100% produced internally. This unique process has been combined with Samsung’s detailed and extensive program of consumer research, which provided valuable insights that the company’s designers and engineers have incorporated into the NX100. Finally the unparalleled product is complemented by an extensive line up of lenses and accessories which give photographers the full package to explore their creativity.

Samsung ST100


Samsung Electronics Phils. Corp. (SEPCO) a leader in digital media and digital convergence technology, unveiled the latest additions to its 2View camera portfolio, the 14.2 mega-pixel ST600 and ST100. Shifting consumer photo-taking behavior to establish Samsung 2View cameras as the new standard in compact camera category and reinforcing the company’s position as a global leader in the digital imaging industry and a driver of innovation, the ST600 and ST100 build off of the success of the ST550 and ST500, offering consumers a stylish design, a full-range of smart and easy-to-use features, and of course Samsung’s revolutionary dual LCD technology.

The new flagship models of the Samsung 2View camera family, the ST600 and ST100, each receive an upgrade to their front LCD screens, activated by a simple tap, which now measure 1.8” compared to the 1.5” front LCD screens found on their 2View predecessors. With larger front LCD screens, the ST600 and ST100 make it easier for consumers to properly frame themselves in their photos and videos and be part of the action by stepping out from behind the camera and joining friends and family in front. The Samsung 2View ST600 and ST100 are also available in four stylish, mood-inspired colors, including hot pink, gold, black and purple, and are encased in a slim and sleek compact frame with a metallic finish to deliver a new sense of fun and modern functionality that will ensure users stand out from the crowd.

Research In Motion (RIM) introduced the BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone in The Philippines. The BlackBerry Torch is the world’s first smartphone to combine a BlackBerry® keyboard with a full touch screen experience and the first to include the new BlackBerry® 6 OS.

“The new BlackBerry Torch smartphone builds on the familiar and powerful capabilities of the BlackBerry platform to provide the features that are ideal for socially connected consumers while also providing the tools that business customers trust,” said Gregory Wade, Managing Director, Southeast Asia at RIM. “The new BlackBerry 6 operating system includes many new features that users will enjoy, including Universal Search, Social Feeds and a fast WebKit browser,” added Wade.

Globe Launches Enterprise Innovation Forum

Posted: November 19, 2010 in Tech

Globe, a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines, is holding the first Enterprise Innovation Forum on November 10, 2010, Wednesday at Makati Shangri-La, Manila for executives, senior managers, industry leaders and key stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. The forum, which brings together individuals engaged in ICT and set to decide on future ICT directions for their enterprises, is slated to discuss how the latest innovations have transformed businesses and improved the way things are done today.

Led by its Globe Business unit, the Enterprise Innovation Forum will focus on how innovation and technology synergize with business strategies to address customer needs and operational demands to lower costs, improve processes and increase productivity. It also aims to provide insights on how to future-proof enterprises and help them stay ahead of competition. It is the event for enterprises who want to be part of new and upcoming business innovations and technologies as they unfold globally.

HP unveiled its vision for the “Instant-On Enterprise“ – organizations that embed technology into everything they do in order to better address the rapidly changing needs of customers and citizens.

HP also announced new integrated solutions that help businesses and governments create their own Instant-On Enterprise.

With the adoption of mobile and cloud computing, everything is becoming connected and immediate. As a result, customers and citizens expect responses in seconds and “instants,” instead of weeks and days.

New research conducted on behalf of HP reveals the role of IT is shifting from chiefly being the administrator of the enterprise, to becoming one and the same with the enterprise.

• 86 percent of senior business and government executives believe that to better serve customers and citizens they must rapidly adapt the enterprise to meet changes in consumer expectations.
• 78 percent believe that technology is the key to business and government innovation.
• 85 percent indicated that in order to be successful, technology needs to be embedded in the business or government service.

Pier Roxas to Know His Identity Soon

Posted: November 19, 2010 in Tech

Nokia Philippines unveils the eight finalists who have weaved the most interesting plots to conclude the baffling tale of Pier Roxas. The Top 8 Finalists heeded Nokia N8 Project geNer8 and Smart Gold’s call to provide the best concluding story to help Pier Roxas remember who he is and piece together what happened to him in the last 8 days.

The Nokia N8 Project geNer8 Pier Roxas campaign received quite an impressive number of entries from people whose curiosities were piqued by the mystery that surrounds Pier Roxas. The campaign, which was highlighted as a short-film making competition, was launched in line with the unveiling of Nokia’s latest handset, the Nokia N8, dubbed the world’s best entertainment smartphone.

The Pier Roxas TV commercial was directed by Paul Soriano and is said to be the first to be shot using a mobile phone.