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Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Fi...
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Singapore-based NewsPage Pte Ltd (“NewsPage”), a provider of integrated distributor management and mobility software for the consumer goods industry in emerging markets. NewsPage provides software products to some of the wo...
TVI Pacific Inc. ("TVI" or the "Corporation") (TSX:TVI)(OTCQX:TVIPF) announced today that it has entered into a heads of agreement (the "HOA"), dated August 17, 2012, which sets out certain terms of various proposed transactions involving Foyson Resources Limited ("Foyson"), an Austral...
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read ...
Exist Global, pioneers in Open Source software engineering in Asia Pacific, commemorated its 10th anniversary with co-founders Winston Damarillo, Willex Perez, and Junnie Arreza joining CEO Jerry Rapes in a toast to honor 10 extraordinary years of software innovation and the next 10 ye...
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Asia Pacific (including Japan) Web Application Firewall Market CY2010" to their offering. This research service analyzes the Web application firewall (WAF) as a security technology, either hardware or so...
HP Enterprise Services UK Limited on Monday announced that Centrica plc has signed a seven-year outsourcing services agreement worth more than $400 million. With the new agreement, HP will enable Centrica to move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment that will support...
A forceful, influential Senator from the Philippines is insisting that bloggers and online journalists be included in new legislation that aims to protect members of the media. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is seeking to add bloggers and online journalists to Senate Bill 455, which...
Productivity gains are the great economic miracle worker, allowing seemingly competing economies to grow simultaneously. The irony of Nic Carr's question--whether IT matters because everybody has access to the same stuff--is that it matters because of this. IT can be a great leveler of...
It wasn't long ago that Green Computing was not part of any conversation. To be sure, there were concerns about monitor radiation, and disgust that the West was sending old systems to developing nations so that very poorly paid laborers could bust them up and be directly exposed to the...
To be fair, most Cloud presentations I've seen from vendors recently do define what specific challenges they address, and how they solve them. But it would be nice to have a standard map of common IT scenarios and processes to which Cloud can be applied, with vendors pointing to precis...
There are other positive signs. The growth of business process outsourcing (BPO)--mostly call centers, but with increasing tech sown in--has created 400,000 new jobs in the past decade, and brings in several billion dollars annually. I have a client as part of my small consulting busin...
Those of you fortunate enough to travel on business to the country know of its magnificent new airports, superior local transit systems, and near-awe inspiring architecture, whether in the skyline of Shanghai or the sheer heft and weight of Beijing. Now, China seems to be leading th...
The IBM Cloud Lab in Vietnam--originally called the Cloud Computing Center at Vietnam--was opened on September 24th, 2008. IBM has partnered with other industry innovators and dedicated more than 200 full-time researchers to this effort and more than $100 million over the three-year pe...
When Intelenet Global Services needed a secure, high-capacity computing environment for a high-priority project, the company chose a cloud-based solution from Verizon Business. The solution enabled Intelenet to cost-efficiently scale up its technology infrastructure in just hours and t...
Beijing's architecture seems to be a sort of cross between Washington, DC and Dallas. Its climate can roughly be compared with that of Chicago (so it is rough), and its infamous air quality can be fairly compared to that of a Lucky Strike. But it was a crisp and fairly clear morning wh...
The Government of Taiwan will be investing $17 billion in local currency (more than $500 million USD) through 2014 in Cloud Computing, as one of the most vibrant economies in the world can be expected to continue to grow dramatically. The announcement, which increases the government's ...
As the Fifth International Cloud Expo approaches, word has come that its producer, Cloud Expo, Inc., based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, has received serial number 85009040 from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the...
Holy Week dawned with the usual summertime heat here in Pampanga, Philippines. Roosters crowed, dogs barked, and the sun came up as usual in the general direction of the volcanic Mt. Arayat to our east. We set off at 7am for the Immaculate Conception Parish Church in Balibago, Angeles ...
Then there were the numbers in this report, which themselves came from a study called Smart 2020. The study's were The Climate Group and The Global eSustainability Initiative, both Europe-based organizations. The problem with reports like this is they have an agenda going in. It doesn'...
Hello everybody! It is now Holy Week here in the Philippines. Many stores and malls will be closed this week. No shopping waaa lol. We went to church yesterday at Santa Maria in Balibago in Angeles City. It was very hot, and some girl looked like she was dying there. Her family took...
Remarking on this new development, he said the transaction "provides our group with a substantial onshore USA presence, with excellent facilities and a talented and experienced management team.” He added that IRT “perfectly complements our offshore portfolio presence.” With the said ac...
The recent tech conference in Doha also had discussions about enterprise mashups, retail and mobile commerce, social networking, and enterprise eLearning portals. The Cloud Computing presentation was delivered by Karl Roe, MEEZA's director of strategic alliances. (Among MEEZA's allianc...
But, as much as I like developing nations and the potential of cloud for them, the Big Kahuna is still found in the Big Apple, with Cloud Expo, opening April 19 at the Javits Center in New York. This is not an event with a single track, or a few tracks. There are, in fact, eight of the...
"Cloud" has become synonymous with "computing" and "software" in two short years. Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in Cloud Expo worldwide. The cloud is certainly a compelling alternati...
Cloud Computing is marching through the hype cycle at double speed. The mainstream media has ahold of it before it's been thoroughly geeked through. So far, I haven't seen a crime attributed to Cloud Computing (in the way crimes are attributed to the Internet and Craig's List), but the...
A colleague of mine recently reported to me the continued construction of server farms in India, as well as a high demand for data center services in Singapore; the latter opinion was recently corroborated by an analyst at IDC Asia-Pacific. One fascinating company is the Asia Data C...
Model Metrics, a provider of cloud computing services for the enterprise and an Amazon Web Services Solution Provider, today announced it has partnered with Global Business Assist and Grameen Foundation's Mifos(TM) Initiative to migrate the Mifos platform to Amazon Web Services to supp...
In any case, there's an emerging story about how the Austin giant has made a slight, semantic change in its managed services division, renaming the former ProManage Managed Services to the much more elegant and simple Dell Managed Services. There are several discussion threads about...
Mantrasys on Tuesday announced a software development partnership with Health-care product company based in Birmingham, AL. Under this partnership MantraSys will provide a turnkey solution to the company's primary product. These solutions will use Mantrasys's mSource methodology and wi...
The drought and government rumblings are occurring in the context of the upcoming presidential election, to be held in May. The two leading candidates, Noynoy Aquino (son of icons Nino and Cory) and Manny Villar (a self-made millionaire who was born in a shantytown), seem to have a ...
About three years ago, I wrote an April Fool's story about a very large server farm that was to be built in India, to be powered by three nuclear power plants. I, of course, thought my story was one of the funniest things ever, even if my opinion wasn't shared by all. Then today ...
Can we (or, more to the point, should we) try to "codify" the laws and regulations of the world into digital form, allowing computer networks and applications to self-regulate? What would the political fallout of such a system be?
An economist in Manila thinks it possible to double the middle class in the Philippines to 45 million people within a decade or so. This number can be added to the tens of millions of others throughout Southeast Asia, and the hundreds of millions in China and India. The idea of IT a...
It's tough to remain focused on cool tech stuff in a hot country that still has tens of millions mired in the depths of poverty. But really, it's place like the Philippines that hold the key to the future of cloud computing and enterprise IT. It's too hot here to host server farms, at ...
With recently announced PGP Key Management Server 3.0, global enterprises will be able to address often disparate key management systems and interoperability with third party applications, all based on industry standards. PGP Corporation is also delivering an upgrade to the PGP Univers...
Most big consulting firms lead with well-polished presentations and, perhaps, some pretty smart people. However, when it comes time to do the real work, you're staring across the table at very inexperienced individuals whose knowledge of cloud computing is limited by the number of arti...
The business communications industry is moving rapidly toward a cloud-based global model where converged IP and IT solutions are securely delivered through managed and professional services. Verizon Business continued during the fourth quarter to assemble the key components to lead tha...
This makes the regions equal in theory, but not in practice. By now, the island of Luzon contains almost 50 million of the nation's estimated population of 92 million. In contrast, there are 20 million-something in Mindandao and close to 20 million scattered throughout the Visayas.
We had a nice Undas party, even if I couldn't be in province to visit my grandmother in the semetario.