By Ban Seng Teh, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan Sales & Marketing, Seagate Technology Picking the best storage option to upgrade your laptop or personal computer’s (PC) performance isn’t as simple as it appears. Whether you want to speed things up or need more storage space, the first thing you should figure out is...

The Filipino’s insatiable craving for the latest mobile gadgets and the desire to constantly communicate are making the Philippines a global leader in terms of mobile device usage.     According to a new survey, 64% of Metro Manila respondents believe that a mobile device is their most important piece of technology, higher than the average 54% of consumers...

After working for the passage of the RH Bill into law, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (MCPIF) is her new pet bill. Senate Bill No. 53, or the MCPIF, was the first bill Santiago filed in the new 16th Congress. “I consider the RH Bill as the biggest triumph of the 15th Congress,” the feisty senator...

Nearly 260,000 tablet computers valued at Php3.61 billion (US$88.36 million) flew off Philippine shelves from January to May this year, according to GfK. The 7-inch and below screen sizes are the most popular among Filipino consumers, accounting for nearly 64% of all tablet sales.  GfK also saw a decline in the average price of tablets in general, which has plunged...

Posted on Jul 3 2013 - 5:54am by Contributing Writer
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By Raj Samani & François Paget, McAfee The increasing frequency, variety, and complexity of attacks are the product of an emerging “cybercrime-as-a-service” provider market. This market allows malicious parties to execute attacks at considerably lower cost, with considerably lower levels of technical savvy. As is the case with cloud computing, this service-based...

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...