The number of things embedded with sensors is estimated to reach up to 50 billion in the next decade.  Having these smart objects connected to the Internet and able to communicate with each other offers significant opportunities for businesses in all industries across the world. A new report “The Internet of Things Business Index: A Quiet Revolution Gathers...

Posted on Nov 4 2013 - 2:26pm by Upgrade Staff
Comments Off on Social media makes reputational crisis management a challenge for businesses

Until recently, responding to a crisis by initiating a thorough investigation bought companies a little bit of time to agree a fuller response with management and the company’s legal advisers. Today, largely as a result of the growth in social media use, the window to buy more time has virtually disappeared. The moment a negative story breaks it has the potential of spreading like wildfire to the other side of the world. An international survey of senior crisis communications advisers  reveals just how challenging managing a modern...

Globe Telecom has launched LG Mobile’s newest flagship smartphone, the LG G2, under its suite of fully-customizable postpaid plans. LG G2 is available for free at Plan 1799 over a 24-month contract period. The postpaid plan bundle already comes with unlimited Long Term Evolution (LTE) surfing which gives subscribers mobile internet speeds of up to 42 mbps, a monthly...

HP has introduced two new printers designed to get rid of the risks and costs of ink tanks when printing high volumes of documents. HP’s latest line of DeskJet Ink Advantage printers consist of the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2520 hc All-in-One printer and the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2020 hc printer. Suited for small businesses, home users and even students, the new...

Posted on Nov 4 2013 - 11:55am by Reynaldo Vicente
Comments Off on Barracuda swims into local IT security market with Transition Systems

Barracuda Networks, Inc., a provider of cloud-connected security, storage and application delivery appliances, has appointed security and network solutions distributor, Transition Systems Philippines, Inc. (TSP), as its value-added distributor in the Philippines. In this capacity, TSP is currently the local provider of Barracuda products that protect customers from...

Engineering students aiming to become specialists in cloud computing, storage, disaster recovery and big data may avail of a training and certification program being offered by the EMC Academic Alliance. The EMC Academic Alliance is an EMC initiative to collaborate with the leading universities and colleges to address the emerging knowledge gap brought about by the...

Just in time for the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) through its subsidiary Voyager Innovations Inc. (Voyager) and Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) launched NLEX Assist, a mobile app for travel advisories and deals for motorists traversing the North Luzon Expressway. Released at the Google Play store last October...

NZXT has announced the availability of the new Source 530 chassis in the Philippines. Along with its sleek mesh design, the Source 530 brings comprehensive air and liquid cooling support. With support for a 360mm radiator on top or 240mm radiator in front, the Source 530 offers native support for NZXT’s 280mm liquid cooler, the Kraken X60. Additionally, the Source 530 brings airflow options with support for up to nine fans: 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm fans on top, 2x 120mm, 2x 140mm or 1x 200mm fans in the front, 1x 120mm or 1x 140mm fan...

Power Mac Center is giving away a My ePrepaid MasterCard from the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) free for every purchase of a Mac or an iOS device from any of its stores nationwide. The hassle-free reloadable prepaid card is preloaded with Php200 so recipients can immediately enjoy shopping for the most exciting games and apps on the App Store or their favorite...

Tattoo’s new Postpaid Personalized Plan 999 now gives subscribers their very own Tattoo mobile WiFi device for free – no more one-time cash out or extra fees. The free Tattoo mobile wifi device lets you connect 10 devices all at once with even amplified speeds of up to 12mbps that can be upgraded up to 21 mbps, keeping up with your multi-connected lifestyle. As Vice President for Globe Tattoo...