By Louis Au, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Ruckus Wireless According to estimates by Wireless Broadband Alliance and Informa, the number of public hotspots is predicted to rise by 350% to 5.8 million, and private hotspots are expected to hit over 640 million by 2015. While global public and private hotspots are exploding so is identity theft, fraud and other criminal...

Oracle has launched a next-generation database designed to help organizations consolidate databases onto the cloud. The company says that with Oracle Database 12c, customers can improve the quality and performance of applications, save time with maximum availability architecture and storage management and simplify database consolidation by managing hundreds of databases...

By Fortinet Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, and they’re only getting stronger. This was driven home by The New York Times report on how anti-spam organization Spamhaus fell prey to one of the largest DDoS attacks in history. Few can forget the targeted DDoS assaults on global financial institutions JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank...

With so many brands of smartphones in the market today, choosing the best smartphone can be a daunting task. Consumers need to think through several factors including brand, performance, price, carrier, reliability, and more. If you’re in the market for a smartphone that’s rich in features yet low in price, consider ZTE’s new offerings. ZTE Grand...

Rustan Commercial Corporation (Rustan’s), a leading retailer in the Philippines, has commenced a smarter retail transformation journey, starting with an IBM managed services solution to strengthen its IT and in-store capabilities. This will help Rustan’s boost operating margins through IT efficiency, while improving service levels and enhancing customer experience. In...

D-Link International Pte Ltd. has introduced the DWA-171 – an entry level Wireless AC Dual Band Mini USB Adapter which delivers wireless AC technology to your desktop or notebook computer. With integrated Dual Band technology, users have the option to choose between a 2.4GHz (up to 150Mbps) or 5GHz (up to 433Mbps) speed. The Wireless AC Dual Band Mini USB Adapter...

By Intel Mobility now dominates discussions in our workplaces. You can never predict where a busy nine-to-five day may take you. Whether it is going on-site with clients, whizzing in and out of meeting rooms, hot-desking or working from home, tablets are quickly emerging as the device of choice for busy professionals who are always on-the-go. Today’s tablet devices...

Dell has launched a shared infrastructure solution geared towards helping small and medium businesses (SMBs) and remote offices of large enterprises meet their IT requirements. The PowerEdge VRTX (pronounced as Vertex) is a convergence of server, storage, and networking technologies in a single compact chassis with enterprise-class features and capabilities. The system is bundled with server nodes, storage, redundant power supply, cabling and networking—all packed into a 5U rack form factor. “With the new solution we have unveiled...

IT manufacturer Acer Philippines Inc. has announced the launching of the Acer Iconia W3, its newest innovation that is said to converge productivity and mobility perfectly. This eight-inch computing device that runs the latest Windows 8 operating system, and is therefore being eyed for “modern-day explorers, whether a hardworking student, a spontaneous young traveler, blogger, productive and mobile entrepreneur or sales executive trying to create an impression”, according to a statement from the company. Designed with the...

With the onset of the rainy season, up-to-date information on the possibility of rainfall becomes vital especially to people who need to travel from one place to another and to those living in low lying areas where threat of flooding is always imminent. Thus, Globe Telecom encourages everyone to regularly check the Metro Weather website www.metroweather.com.ph, www.weatherlink.com,...