IBM has opened a new global delivery facility in Nuvali, a fast-growing eco-city development in Santa Rosa, Laguna. This affirms the company’s continued expansion into the country’s next wave cities following its announcement in May this year regarding launching a similar facility in Naga City in the Bicol region. Both Sta. Rosa and Naga City are recognized as the country’s ‘next wave cities,’ or growth centers outside Metro Manila that are poised to serve as Information and  Communications Technology (ICT) hubs due to their...

KakaoTalk, the newest mobile messaging application to reach the country, is now the number one free social networking application in the Philippine iOS App Store and the number one free communications application in Google Play. The mobile application saw a surge of downloads over the past couple of weeks, taking the No. 1 spot in Communications category of Google...

You may now use your smartphone to hail a taxi. One of the world’s leading mobile tax apps, Easy Taxi, is now available in the Philippines following a successful launch in Malaysia. Founded in Brazil in 2011 and now available in 41 cities across 14 countries, the application has more than 45,000 taxi drivers in its global network and nearly 1,500,000 downloads...

Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Database 12c, a software designed to help organizations consolidate databases onto the cloud. The latest database platform, which introduces a new multitenant architecture that simplifies database consolidation onto the cloud, is a major release which provides 500 additional features and is the result of 2500 person-years...

Tattoo Broadband is giving netizens more reasons to go online with its prepaid mobile Wi-Fi stick offered at a value of P1,995, P900 lower than its original price of P2,895. Tattoo delivers Internet speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps running on a more pervasive Globe 4G HSPA+ coverage nationwide, ideal for downloading of files, streaming videos, web surfing, instant messaging,...

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By Paul Skipski, Chief Financial Officer, IBM Philippines In the business world, CFO means “Chief Financial Officer.”  But increasingly, I think it has evolved into an even bigger meaning. At some top performing finance organizations, the “F” from CFO is taking on the meaning of “Future.” In most organizations, the CFO is the person who is in the best...

Whether at work or at home the Acer K135 LED projector enables users to enjoy and share multimedia, or capture the attention of colleagues and business contacts with enticing presentations. Perfect for mobile users looking for easy-to-carry and compact device, Acer K135 is just a size smaller than a magazine. Besides great portability, an HDMI port allows for easy...

Smart Communications, Inc.’s LTE service is now available to prepaid subscribers, giving more mobile users “lightning-fast” mobile Internet connectivity, while being able to call and text, all through one SIM.  The Smart Prepaid LTE, the first in the country, allows prepaid subscribers to surf at mobile Internet speeds up to 42Mbps. The telco launched its first...

Long term evolution (LTE) technology has a bright future in the Philippines as mobile users demand bigger capacity and faster connection and response time, according to Finnish mobile broadband specialist Nokia Solutions and Networks (formerly Nokia Siemens Networks). Markku Nieminen, NSN Philippines Country Manager, correlates the future of LTE architecture in the...

Seagate Technology plc has unveiled two new enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDD) optimized for emerging cloud infrastructures and large scale data centers— the Seagate Terascale HDD and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7. Ideal for system builders, the Terascale HDD and Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 provide high-capacity storage in low-power configurations...