The adoption rate for virtualization has risen to 15%, and accelerating, as a result of the increasing number of companies embarking on private cloud initiatives, according to EMC. In a meeting with members of the IT media, Ronnie Latinazo, EMC Philippines Country Manager, said the company performed well in 2013 as customers implemented projects that involved virtualization,...

Just a century ago, work settings were absent of telephones, typewriters, calculators, digital computers, and even, women. People from that era would not recognize today’s professional environment, which is highly automated and impersonal. Individuals working remotely are not only accepted at most companies today, but encouraged. Business is generally run at the speed of information exchange, facilitated by data communications and real-time audio and video. Yet, the world of work we know today is undergoing a metamorphosis. In 10...

Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI), one of the largest multi-format retailers in the Philippines, has embarked on a modernization effort to further improve its business process in support of its regional growth strategy and enhance overall profitability. RRHI has more than 1,000 retail outlets. It operates a diverse portfolio including supermarkets, department...

Globe has received formal recognition from a global certifying body, with an ISO 14001:2004 for “Environmental Management System (EMS)” for its flagship data center. The certification was recently conferred to the telco’s data facility as its services were deemed to fulfill requirements adherent to environmental compliance. These factors are on top of Quality, IT Service Management, Information...

Lenovo has announced that, to seize the growth opportunity offered by the Philippine smartphone and tablet market particularly outside Metro Manila, it partnered with Open Communications Inc. to strengthen the brand’s presence in Cebu. “Strengthening our brand presence in Cebu is part of Lenovo’s Attack strategy to help propel us to become the leader in the PC Plus era,” according to Michael...

Kaspersky Lab has uncovered one of the most advanced global cyber-espionage operations to date. “The Mask” (aka Careto) is an advanced Spanish-language speaking threat actor that has been involved in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2007. What makes The Mask special is the complexity of the toolset used by the attackers. This includes an extremely...

For many of us, the Internet is an extension of how we live our lives every day. But sometimes the things we enjoy most online — share photos, pay bills, shop— expose us to risks that can cause harm, financially and to our online reputation. This is a significant finding from new research, the Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI), which evaluates consumer online...

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eScan, an antivirus and content security solution provider, has announced the opening of eScan Philippines as a step-ahead to strengthen its business in the Philippines. eScan opened its Philippines office with an aim to ensure benefit of local distribution of eScan range of products and support to the channels partners and customers, thus enhancing its position in...

Microsoft Philippines has revealed the results of a survey of 2,017 Microsoft partners in 11 countries in Asia Pacific that shared the most common misconceptions about cloud services still prevalent among their customers. This new data signals the need for greater awareness of the benefits of cloud services and has driven Microsoft Philippines to step up efforts to reduce barriers to cloud adoption...

Advanced business analytics service provider SAS has announced that it created an entire suite of business intelligence, data management and analytics applications for any industry.  According to the company, there was a time when data and business analytics were just fancy words. Now they are essential in just about every industry, big and small. Companies are now investing heavily on using data...