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Seeing a big push among Philippine companies toward digitalization, Germany’s Software AG has partnered with MDI, one of the country’s leading communications technology solutions provider, to help local companies succeed in their digital transformation initiatives. Software AG, Germany’s second-largest software company, offers big data, integration and business process technologies. The company also offers cloud-based software which are available via Amazon Web Services. “Digitalization is a major trend and digital transformation...

Security expert, Fortinet, states that almost 80 percent of industrial security incidents in critical infrastructure organisations are caused by unintentional internal issues such as software misconfigurations from human error and malfunctioning network protocols. Critical infrastructure industries in particular, such as utilities, transportation and natural resource...

At its first local press conference held after the company split into two 8 months ago, HP Philippines, Inc. revealed several premium devices that indicate the company’s continued quest to reinvent the mobile computing experience of business users, especially the millennial workforce.  The press conference was highlighted by the launch of the HP Elite X3, HP EliteBook Folio, HP Elite X2, and several new multifunction printers that boast of end-to-end security features. “More than 30% of Asia-Pacific workforce are millennials,”...

The convergence of technologies such as cloud computing, social media networks, mobile devices, and big data analytics, coupled with the evolving customer behavior constitute a significant change that allows organizations to survive and gain advantage in the digital economy. A study conducted by Olin School of Business at Washington University estimated that 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies will no longer connected or exist in less than 10 years. To stay in operation, they must undergo transformation. “In order to survive, companies...

SINGAPORE – The Philippines is ripe for analytics, said Grant Halloran, chief marketing officer of anaplan, a company that combines “analytics and planning” and now considers the country as its “fastest moving market in Asia and the Pacific.” A good business vision, said Halloran, is to bring analytics to people who do planning in businesses. “Traditionally,...

Every Friday during busy months, Glenn Mendoza, vice president for information technology and systems at Seaoil, would get calls from end-users complaining about system downtime or unavailability, a common scenario in any company that has an on-premise IT infrastructure. But the complaints completely stopped after the independent oil producer ported its Enterprise...

SINGAPORE – With cloud now the new tech norm, a persistent issue plaguing adoption is security to mitigate business risks. And here, experts agree that for many businesses, sustaining robust cyber security on their own is somewhat impossible. Instead, help from experts is needed; and here, diversified solutions come in handy, particularly since an estimated 90,000...

SINGAPORE – A long-accepted fact is that digital transformation isn’t just for big businesses, since small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from it too. This – without a doubt – is even more defined in Asia and the Pacific, where it is estimated that 98% of enterprises and over half of employment are provided by SMBs. However – as was stressed at the 2016 NetEvents APAC Press and...

SAN JOSE, Calif.—At NetSuite’s annual Suiteworld Conference, CEO Zach Nelson trumpeted the company’s achievements over the years as a result of its bold vision of offering a business system that is delivered only over the internet. In his keynote address, Nelson said the 18-year-old company is set to hit the US$1-billion run rate this year, thanks to the efforts...

Nowadays, the term “cloud computing” is being bandied around so ordinarily, mentioned not only in more formal IT-related settings but even in informal musings as posted in blogs or social networking sites. The “cloud” is, indeed, now part of the daily lexicon, no matter the context. For all of its popularity, however, the cloud continues to be misunderstood,...