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Sophos has announced Sophos Email Advanced, the first email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection (ATP), anti-phishing email authentication, and outbound scanning and policy support.  SophosLabs research discovered that 75 per cent of malware in an organization is unique to that organization which indicates the majority of...

In today’s digital shift, organizations are becoming more aware of the advantages of using human resource (HR) technologies to automate the often neglected HR processes. This mindset makes the term Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) a household name in HR departments. HR practitioners define HRMS as a platform that connects resource management and information...

SAP SE has fulfilled its ambition to disrupt the marketplace for customer relationship management (CRM) with the formal introduction of a new suite of applications, SAP C/4HANA, to help businesses serve and retain customers. SAP also announced the SAP HANA Data Management Suite, the industry’s first comprehensive data management solution that enables companies to...

Addressing the problem of skills mismatch where available jobs in the labor market do not match the skills of graduating college students, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has developed and launched its first-in-the-world event, Siklab Pilipinas, a four-day intensive technology skills training event that helps equip graduating students as well as educators in the Philippines...

Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a new variant of the SynAck ransomware Trojan using the Doppelgänging technique to bypass anti-virus security by hiding in legitimate processes. This is the first time the Doppelgänging technique has been seen in ransomware in the wild. The developers behind SynAck also implement other tricks to evade detection and analysis:...

When we hear the terms “artificial intelligence” and “natural language processing,” we often think of innovations coming out of the U.S., China and Japan, but not the Philippines—an impression a local technology startup aims to change in the next three to five years.  “The Filipino AI software developers are world-class, and it’s high-time that they are recognized,” said Gian Dela Rama, chief executive officer of InnoVantage, developer of Nudge, a process automation platform wrapped by an AI chatbot.  “And I think...

On 16 April, Kaspersky Lab researchers reported on a new Android malware distributed through a domain name system (DNS) hijacking technique and targeting mainly smartphones in Asia. Four weeks on, the threat continues to evolve rapidly and has now extended its target geography to include Europe and the Middle East, adding a phishing option for iOS devices and PC crypto-mining...

The Philippines’ robust economy and “fantastic” infrastructure have led Informatica—the leading provider of enterprise cloud data management solutions—to set up an office in the Philippines, and subsequently appoint MSI-ECS Phils. Inc. as its sole value-added distributor in the country.  “Philippines in general is a big market for us. We are in the Philippines because the economy is robust. The economic growth is in the high numbers—5% to 6%—not many economies can achieve that kind of growth. And the infrastructure is...

Apple is introducing a new update to Final Cut Pro X, the most popular version of its professional video editing software, with more than 2.5 million seats. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 introduces a groundbreaking format from Apple, ProRes RAW, which combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes. The update also adds advanced closed...

LAS VEGAS — Oracle NetSuite has combined rich data science with machine learning capabilities to deliver an intelligent suite that will help customers understand not only what’s happened with their business, but what will happen in the future and how they can stay ahead. “We are really excited about bringing intelligence to the suite,” said Evan Goldberg, EVP of Development at Oracle NetSuite, in his keynote address delivered on the second day of Suiteworld 2018, the company’s annual user conference. “The new Intelligent Cloud...