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Robert Bosch GmbH announced it has launched a corporate content hub. In a statement, the German firm said the hub called “Connected World” pools all of the company’s Internet of Things (IoT)-related content at a single digital location. With the “Connected World” platform, we have “created an attractive content hub on...
Dell and Samsung recently cited separately the products unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dell said it unveiled its entire personal-computer (PC) portfolio that features Windows 10 and new seventh-generation Intel Corp.’s processors. The company also bared its first virtual reality (VR)-ready mobile workstation and...
THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) has reiterated that chief executives of public and private organizations that process personal information must designate their own data-protection officers (DPOs). NPC Chairman Raymund Enriquez Liboro said organizations that have yet to comply with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 should immediately appoint their own...
COMMUNICATIONS service provider Eastern Telecommunications Philippines Inc. (ETPI) announced recently it gathered government information-technology (IT) experts to update and prepare them for the latest threats to the country’s cybersecurity. “Our reports say will be the year of extortion,” Christina Bautista, a senior consultant to a global solutions company, was...
AS cloud-based services continue to increase in scope and scale, there isn’t a single organization that wouldn’t benefit in some way from the cloud, Fortinet Inc. said. “Indeed, with the promise of lowering Opex , while reducing or even abolishing Capex , the cloud can enable an organization to better focus on its...
By Oscar Visaya IN Asia the application economy is an unstoppable juggernaut advancing at full speed. Wielding the power to make or break the customer-brand relationship, applications that fail to deliver a positive user experience risk losing about a third of their customer base. Recognizing the potential of this digital strategy...
LENOVO Corp. said its study reveals young people are spending more time with their personal computers (PCs) than ever before. “Studies indicate that the average time spent on a PC has gone up by 12 minutes since 2012,” the company said in a statement. “In addition, consumers are spending twice...
ROBERT Bosch GMBH announced recently it is focusing on developing intelligent assistants. “Personalization is a growing trend in the realm of connectivity, and we are driving this trend forward,” Werner Struth, member of the Bosch board of management, said during the company’s news conference in Las Vegas. The German technology...

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Globe-Smart interconnection made available in Bukidnon GLOBE Telecom Inc. said interconnection with Smart Communications Inc. for fixed voice calls has reached Bukidnon province effective November 28 last year. Interconnection among telecommunication firms is mandated under Republic Act 7925. The law aims to create a universally accessible and fully integrated nationwide telecommunications...
By Jess Castillo ONE of the toughest gigs in information technology (IT) is the job of keeping an organization’s network safe. It is also one that is getting tougher with the rise of the millennial generation. Millennials—those in their 20s to mid-30s—are starting to dominate workplaces around the world. More than...
IT takes four episodes before Filipino viewers get hooked into shows via Netflix, executives of the Philippine operation of the eponymous firm said. “We found that viewers do not base their decision to finish a series on the first episode alone,” a statement from the Philippine office of the Scotts...
THE National Privacy Commission (NPC), the Philippines’s privacy watchdog, is recommending that Internet users change the passwords of their e-mail and social-media accounts as part of their new year’s resolutions. “Regularly changing your passwords for online accounts, such as e-mail and social media, is one of the most basic and...
PRACTO Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a Web-based clinic management-software developer, announced last week it bought Bangalore-based Enlightiks Business Solutions (EBS) Pvt. Ltd. The latter is a provider of an advanced analytics platform that also offers business-intelligence (BI) solutions to health-care enterprises, a statement by Practo said. “The acquisition further strengthens Practo’s...
THERE is great need for companies to craft a fast, efficient and effective customer turnaround, according to a new homegrown technology-consultancy firm. “Customer engagement is not just about telling your customers what you offer and closing the deal,” Third Pillar Business Applications (TPBA) Inc. President and CEO Jennifer Ligones said....

Motorola banks on innovation

(EXCLUSIVE) THE local business of Lenovo Corp.’s mobile division is banking on innovation of smartphone technology, rather than going into a price war with other brands. Dino Romano, Country manager for Lenovo Smartphone, Philippines, told the BusinessMirror the company will stick to its pricing strategy for the Moto brand,...
By Michael Liedtke / AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo! has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company’s own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history. The digital heist disclosed on Wednesday occurred in August 2013, more than...
FACED with a growing demand for diagnostic imaging services, but with a shortage of professional radiologists to conduct case readings for patients, Philippine startup Lifetrack Medical Systems (LMS) Inc. has come up with an enhanced software. In a statement, LMS touts its software called “Lifesys” as the first fourth-generation radiology...
IP Converge Data Services Inc. (IPC) recently revealed that integration of various digital tools and solutions in the workplace will continue to lead as increasing trends and the benefits that go with them emerge. The adoption of digital tools which started in 2016 extends to 2017 and beyond, as...
NOTWITHSTANDING the pervasive use of digital technology, consumers still prefer holding physical copies of their documents as compared to having a digital copy, according to ePDS Inc. “The demand for data printing continues to be strong despite the growing presence of digital media,” said Minetta Tangco, executive vice president and...
By Vernon Velasco | Special to the BusinessMirror WHERE Samsung and iPhone are the order of the day, local mobile-phone brands, like CloudFone, does more than a radical rethink of how to challenge the status quo to be the dynamic and leading contender that it is in the ever-intensifying race...