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CAN cyber hygiene protect you? Gavin Struthers of McAfee Inc. believes so. “There is a need to shift in the outlook of the people’s views on cyber security. It is also better for them to practice cyber hygiene by just starting with due diligence in patching,” Struthers, senior vice president...
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) seeks to double the budget of its Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (Tech4Ed) project. The DICT rolled out the Tech4Ed to promote digital literacy. The project seeks to establish Tech4ED Centers nationwide, where each center is expected to offer...
SINGAPORE—If the Philippines does not want to suffer the same fate of the Bangladeshi central bank in 2016, when it lost $81 million in a cyberheist, then it should only do one thing: secure its printers. So says executives of HP Inc. What was thought out to be a simple...
SOCIAL networking platform provider, Twitter Inc., announced on Wednesday it has inked a deal with Globe Telecom Inc. and Smart Communications Inc. to dish out infotainment to local consumers. According to Tina Pang, head of sales for Twitter Southeast Asia, the agreement with the two competing telecommunications companies was based...
HMD Global Oy’s local business would closely monitor how consumers warm up to the return of the Nokia brand in the handheld device market. “We’re very much focused on the customers here in the Philippines and how they react to , basically, their real life experiences ,” China Tanchanco,...
LAWRENCE Dodd lives in one of Britain’s most fiercely fought voting districts, and he has been peppered almost daily with ads from the country’s major political parties on Facebook. About a month ago, he tried to find out why. Dodd, a maker of musical instruments in northern England, joined an...
Photo & story by Rizal Raoul Reyes TELECOMMUNICATION companies and property developers will be having closer collaboration in the developing the future workplace, according to a document. In a research paper titled “The Future of Work,” Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. head of corporate solutions research in Asia Pacific Susan Sutherland said the...
By Rizal Raoul Reyes & Maria Eden T. Dino FILIPINOS and Malaysians spend the most time online using their smartphones, a survey by Limelight Networks Inc. revealed. In its report titled “The State of the User Experience,” the Tempe, Arizona, US-headquartered firm said 47 percent of Filipinos and 42 percent...
DARKNESS looms over the Internet. So says and IBM Philippines executive. Statistics shows that around 80 percent to 90 percent of data generated nowadays is actually “dark” data, Lope A. Doromal Jr. said on Tuesday. “Our current IT systems are not really designed to process these ,” said Doromal, chief...
COMMUNICATION solutions provider for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) NEC Philippines Inc. announced on June 6 it has deployed its SL1000 Unified Communications Solution at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Located in Daet, Camarines Norte, approximately 360 kilometers south of Metro Manila, the 100-bed capacity Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital...
HONG Kong-based logistics technology provider Lalamove  introduced on May 26 a new app design executives hope will increase user number. Albert Go, Lalamove Philippines country director, said the company is quite aware that while technology is their prime enabler, it is just one facet of their business. While we are aggressive in expanding...
CLOUD delivery platform provider Akamai Technologies Inc. announced on June 1 eight out of top 10 qualifying countries or regions saw double-digit annual increases in average connection speed. “Increases in connection speeds and broadband penetration have helped enable the Internet to support levels of traffic that even just a few...
THE International Data Corp. (IDC) announced it has selected government’s “Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs and Economic Development”, or Tech4ED, project as a finalist in its competition. IDC said Tech4ED has been chosen as one of the finalists in its annual Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (Scapa) 2017 under...

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PLDT rolls out app targeting rural banks TO return to its growth track, PLDT Inc. rolled out in early May a mobile-based loan application targeting rural banks. The user of the app is allowed to apply for a loan using an Internet-connected mobile device. The user gets notified of their...
EL NIDO Resorts, Palawan—EPSON Philippines Corp. executives expressed confidence the products the company is rolling out in the local market would receive warm reception. According to the Japanese firm’s local executives, Epson dominated the Point-of-Sale (POS) category for seven straight years. “We have recoded our highest share of 41 percent”, said...
LENOVO Corp. held the second position in the shipment of personal computers (PC) during the first quarter, according to the International Data Corp. (IDC). IDC said Lenovo posted a relative modest growth of 1.7 percent globally. Ivan Cheung, Lenovo executive director and regional general manager of Central Asia Pacific, sat...
CHRIS Papa is part of that rare breed of Filipinos who opt to give his expertise within the country’s border. He even accepted to step aside and allow his longtime friend Ronnie Latinazo to take the reins of Dell EMC’s Philippines office. Papa, to note, was the country manager of...
CYBER criminals revealed new levels of ambition in 2016, according to Symantec Corp., citing Volume 22 of its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). “New sophistication and innovation are the nature of the threat landscape, but this year Symantec has identified seismic shifts in motivation and focus,” said Peter Sparkes, Asia...

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Web hosting firm taps IPC for colocation service E-COMMERCE service provider Web.com.ph has tapped IP Converge Data Services Inc. (IPC) to colocate their servers in the latter’s data center facilities, IPC said. Originally colocated in the United States, the company fully migrated its servers to the Philippines to address connection,...
NEARLY a year after launching its first “Evolve” model in the Philippines, GN Netcom (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. recently launched another headset device targeting the corporate segment. Ben Samman, managing director for Asean, said during the launch on May 22 that Evolve 75 has an Active Noise Cancellation feature and a...
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