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Through its TNT Tropang Ready Disaster Preparedness Program, Smart Communications is said to be teaching the youth about best practices in responding to emergencies in times of calamities and disasters as well as managing its impact using the latest technology. The program educates the youth through presentations and demonstrations on emergency risk reduction and...

Online loans marketplace and digital lending platform Lendr signed an agreement with digital pawnshop startup PawnHero and FINTQ, the financial technology arm of PLDT and Smart’s Voyager Innovations. Currently, FINTQ’s Lendr already offers digital loan products from bank and financial institution partners. Upon integration, PawnHero will be the first...

Tholons released its latest Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations global survey, with five local business hubs, including Metro Manila, demoted from last year as they fell short in new measures related to digital innovation. For IPC (IP Converge Data Services), the results only signify how digital transformation is a vital element in business growth, and that it should...

Telecommunications and digital services provider PLDT, together with Cisco, unveiled the first Spark Board in the Philippines, Cisco’s all-in-one collaboration device. The Cisco Spark Board provides tools and capabilities to enhance team communication and collaboration within the workplace. It has the ability to combine wireless presentation, digital whiteboarding,...

D-Link launched a new AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router, D-Link DIR-878. DIR-878 is a wireless networking solution designed for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) environments, combining high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi with dual-band technology and Gigabit Ethernet ports. The DIR-878’s SOHO-class security features help keep data safe from unwanted network intruders. These features together with the increased range and reliability of Wireless AC technology, help provide a protected network for devices in home or office. The DIR-878 upgrades...

F5 Networks was positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), published August 7. “Application Security Manager—our WAF—has always been one of F5’s most popular products. Scores of customers have relied on it to protect apps from threats and defend against vulnerabilities,” said Ben Gibson, EVP...

The second quarter of 2017 saw sophisticated threat actors unleash a wealth of new and enhanced malicious tools, including three zero-day exploits and two unprecedented attacks: WannaCry and ExPetr. Expert analysis of the last two suggests the code may have escaped into the wild before it was fully ready, an unusual situation for well-resourced attackers. These and...

Imaging and technology player Ricoh Philippines eyed to continue serving the local printing businesses in Visayas and Mindanao with its latest technologies showcased in Pack Print Plas Cebu 2017. Among the products Ricoh Philippines showcased in the expo are its lineup of full production printers, multi-function printers, projectors and business conferencing systems,...

The pressure to support energy requirements for national growth in the Philippines urged local energy companies to prioritize on cost management and operational excellence. This is according to IDC, which also noted that local energy companies are finding new ways to maximize production from existing assets while managing obsolete assets and declining market capitalization. IMAGE...

Introducing the new Samsung QLED TV, said to enable its viewers to “watch what they want, when they want it – in an easier and more unified viewing experience than ever before”. The Samsung QLED TV only has one remote control, so users can now control key functions and run TV, soundbar, and cable box with a single remote. The Smart View app, available...