Archive for April, 2012

Albert Mateo, HP Philippines General Manager for Personal System Group

HP unveils the first ever 27-inch all-in-one workstation hailed as the HP Z1 workstation. It features a sleek industrial design paired with powerful specifications such as the Intel Xeon processors and the NVIDIA Quadro graphics.

“As the workstation industry leader, HP continues to invest in technology that allows our customers to push the limits of innovation,” said Albert Mateo, HP Philippines general manager for Personal Systems Group. “Our investments in R&D and technology have led to workstations that meet and exceed the needs of the world’s most demanding customers.”

More businesses in the Philippines already use or plan to use custom mobile applications according to this year’s State of Mobility Survey conducted by Symantec Corp. The survey highlighted an uptake in mobile applications with 72 percent of enterprises at least discussing deploying custom mobile applications and 20 percent currently implementing or have already implemented custom mobile applications.

This adoption of mobile applications demonstrates remarkable confidence by organizations in the ability for mobility to deliver value.

HP recently announced the industry’s most self-sufficient line of servers – HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8), the result of a $300M two-year program called Project Voyager. This addresses the top concerns of enterprises such as manual operations, unplanned downtime and growing server energy and facilities expenses cost.

This program is the company’s initiative to redefine data center economics by automating every aspect of the server life cycle. It has resulted in more than 900 patents filed and a new systems architecture called HP ProActive Insight architecture, which will span the entire HP Converged Infrastructure.

Everybody deserves a smartphone, and wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) understands that. They are giving another reason for Filipinos to live a smartphone lifestyle with the launching of the most affordable Nokia-Windows phone in the Philippines, the Nokia Lumia 710.

Powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 (codename: Mango) mobile operating system, the Nokia Lumia 710 is available from Smart at an amortized and discounted price of only Php 450 a month for 24 months, under the Special Edition Data Plan 1000.

This year, digital imaging leader Canon marks its 15th anniversary in the Philippines.

From a subsidiary with less than a quarter of a billion year-end revenue in 1996, Canon Marketing (Philippines) is now a multi-billion peso company. This is largely due to Canon Marketing (Philippines)’s steady and consistent double-digit growth since 1997 until 2010.

Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Peter Bithos and Nokia Philippines General Manager and Head of Sales Dharmesh Goshalia

So you’ve explored many different ways to beat the heat this season: from frequent trips to the malls and the country’s finest beaches, to changing your wardrobe to let your pores breathe more freely, all the way to stacking up a variety of cold refreshments in your fridge. You’ll do whatever it takes to cool down and savor the moment braving the sun.

Joining the bandwagon is Globe Telecom, which became the first Philippine telco to mount a launch event for the Nokia Lumia line with the unveiling of the Globe-exclusive Nokia Lumia 800 via a cool launch party recently. Hundreds of Nokia fanatics, celebrities, social butterflies and VIPs as well as media guests trooped to Beso Cucina Vinoteka, a new cool place in the heart of Bonifacio Global City Central, to witness everything cool about the Nokia Lumia 800 and how it’s best paired with an unlimited data plan from Globe Postpaid.

Jay Ha, Samsung Philippines VP for Consumers Electronics

Samsung Electronic Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) stuns the attendees in the revelation of the 2012 Samsung AV Roadshow that showcased the newest home entertainment products including TV and AV products that are more intuitive, more connected and more adaptable to the industry’s rapid pace of innovation.

“The Filipino consumers have been quick to adopt mobile technologies, like smartphones and tablets that allow them to make their content accessible wherever they go,” said Ariel Arias, Samsung AV Business Unit Heat. “They expect not only greater accessibility, but greater, more compelling content – all of which are needs met through Samsung’s vision for the future of Smart TV.”

RJ David, Managing Director of

Online shops are known to be a more convenient means of shopping. And among the Filipino market, is one of the best classified ads websites that provide consumers with endless possibilities all in one cutting-edge platform.

Co-Founder and Managing Director RJ David shares how he jumpstarted the business and established its place in the local e-commerce industry. “In just five short years, what started as an experimental venture into online classifieds with my wife Arianne has achieved unexpected success, and has now become an essential tool for a generation of Filipinos,” he says. “We remain committed to providing shareholders, both consumers and advertisers, with a convenient online platform that continues to innovate with the times and keep up with the demands of the steadily growing market.”