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Established in 1998 after the passage of the Oil Deregulation Law in the Philippines, SEAOIL Philippines used to rely on an Oracle enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to manage its accounting, supply chain, procurement and other processes that supported the haulage of fuel from ships and supply from depots to a network of distributors, retailers and commercial...

You can now download your favorite Netflix shows by using your PC, tablets and Windows phone as it’s now available in Windows 10.  Netflix has also taken personalization to a whole new level with the Thumbs Redesign feature. “At Netflix, our goal is to connect you with great stories,” says Netflix. “Today we’re changing the way you can tell us which stories...

And to think I already thought Suzuki’s Jimny was (somewhat) rugged (in a nice kind of way). But then came along the Grand Vitara, a somewhat mean-looking/performing vehicle, and, well… I’ll have to do some reconsidering. On the outside, the car actually looks… Spartan (if not – to be very blunt – common). Yes, I’d say that just as expected from Suzuki, this one is also not boxy, and its curves give it a sporty appearance. This is “helped” by the car’s 188mm ground clearance (thank you 17-inch alloy...

Philippine companies have until September 9, 2017 to fully comply with the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Data Privacy Act or Republic Act No. 10173 or face sanctions and penalties which range from one to six years imprisonment, and a fine of not less than Php500,000 and not more than Php5 million, depending on the violation. According to the National Privacy...

That it’s a long-ish vehicle was my first impression of Ertiga, what may well be Suzuki’s take on Chevrolet Spin or Toyota Innova or Toyota Avanza or Honda Mobilio (among others), people-carrier multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) that ALMOST look like extended hatchbacks (and in some ways are “packaged” as such). And I suppose in many ways this is the very appeal of Ertiga – i.e. that it “looks” like a family (or at least a big group) car without looking staid (say, like a van). On the outside, the Ertiga reminded me of Suzuki’s...

Danger often comes from an unexpected direction. For example, while you are alert to pickpockets, criminals may be approaching invisibly, over Wi-Fi.  With the current move of the government to make Wi-Fi available nationwide, global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab says Filipinos need to raise their guards up to protect their online safety. Once the Senate Bill...

Planning to replace your standard desktop unit for an entry-level server solution?  Check out the HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 Server. It might just be the entry-level server solution you’re looking for.  The ML10Gen9 Server offers server level performance in a quiet, compact size that makes for an easy deployment in your home or small business. Priced affordably, it will make you replace your current workstation solutions to your first server. Its expandability allows required workloads to be delivered and its performance helps prevent...

Lenovo laptops powered by Intel’s latest 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor are now in the Philippines.  At the media launch Wednesday, Lenovo Philippines Product & Distributor Manager for SMB, Francis Judan revealed a total of three ThinkPads: ThinkPad E470, ThinkPad T470, and ThinkPad X270. Also introduced at the launch were the Lenovo V310, the Lenovo Miix 510 2-in-1 device, and the Intel Xeon-powered ThinkStation P410 entry-level workstation. Judan said that with the Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor, the new computers...

Pretty sexy may not (always) be associated with hatchbacks (HBs); but if HBs can be pretty sexy at all, Suzuki’s Swift may well be one epitome of this. Consider the red (they “officially” refer to this shade as “Blazing Red Metallic”) unit that arrived at my doorstep in Las Piñas. On the outside, the color is a must-mention; it isn’t at all tacky, instead, it’s of a shade that may easily remind one of… that eye-catching outfit worn by THAT “girl in the red dress” in “The Matrix”. It is also not as boxy as, say,...

Today, with mobile apps, social media, video-based communications, and cloud computing being the norm, a slow internet connection can easily drive a person crazy, especially in the Philippines. While telecommunications services have improved, based on tests conducted by the National Telecommunications Commission, the Philippines has the world’s second slowest mobile data connection speeds. Showing results of tests conducted by the NTC, Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba said that Globe’s average throughput for mobile services increased...