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The Philippines has a population of 90 million people and a voracious appetite for the latest toys and gadgets. With an average per-person income that's only 5% of the US and sluggish Internet connections from its limited providers, the country is nevertheless a good test market for th...
No single Asian country is fully ready for cloud computing, but a handful of developed nations are the most ready, according to the results of the initial Cloud Readiness Index published by the Hong Kong-based Asia Cloud Computing Association (Asia Cloud). In addition, the Index in...
“We're ready to compete,” said Morphlabs Inc. Co-founder/CEO Winston Damarillo, in announcing the company's revved-up mCloud strategy, which partners with Dell and others to deliver IaaS to the Philippines and North America. His statement refers to both his company and his native Ph...
A new 14-nation survey within Asia, called the Cloud Readiness Index and published by the Hong Kong-based Asia Cloud Computing Association (Asia Cloud), shows the developed nations in the region topping the survey results and the less developed nations at the bottom. It sets a present ...
The RIM BlackBerry Playbook made a star-studded debut in the Philippines, with local telco Globe Telecom sticking it into the hands of numerous celebrities during a launch event at an upscale hotel in Makati City, Metro Manila. The launch party carried a "Happy Hour" theme and more ...
Oslo-based Opera Software has been focusing on mobile browsing for many years. Now it has launhced something called the “Oupeng” mobile browser in China, in a joint venture with Telling Telecom,, China's leading mobile-phone distributor. Oupeng was developed through the joint ventur...
Spoon has launched its Spoon Cloud Gaming service, a free service that delivers on-demand desktop games “with no installs via a small browser plugin,” according to Kenji Obata, the company's Founder and CEO. More than 200 titles were offered at launch, including Jewel Quest and Farm...
This global platform will complement the local cloud platforms, by meeting the needs of customers who require a global standardized ICT infrastructure. Whether they adopt services from the local or global platform, customers will be able to reduce their ICT costs while being more flexi...
As the Fifth International Cloud Expo continues this week in New York, global developments with the cloud continue apace. A new initiative in Thailand provides a good example, where SaaS and IaaS are part of a Cloud Computing agenda being developed by the government’s Software Park T...
Three good examples are provided here from the virtualization tracks at the event: * "Top 10 Private Cloud Pitfalls" is a presentation from Surgient VP Brian Wilson. In it, he promises to "provide a practical framework to assess principle private cloud requirements and map those to ...
Economic forces are putting pressure on CIOs and enterprise IT managers to reduce the complexity and cost of the technology within their data centers. Cloud computing has become the most talked-about solution to these problems, but not without the right approach and the right platform....
"China has been plagued by piracy for the last 20 years and that unfortunately has caused China not to have a software industry," Lee told Reuters in an interview at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. "But it's irrelevant now, because software distribution is shifting from packaged softwa...
CA Inc., today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Nimsoft, Inc.--a leading provider of IT performance and availability monitoring solutions for emerging enterprises and Managed Service Providers (MSPs)--in an all-cash transaction valued at $350 mil...
Market Connections, Inc., a leading provider of full-service government market research services in the mid-Atlantic region, conducted the survey in February on behalf of the Government Information Technology Council (GITEC). GITEC is a group of senior-level government executives organ...
The partnership will offer customers a wide variety of unique and customizable services that span supply chain planning, execution, and fulfillment functions including transportation, order management, asset tracking, reverse logistics, and managed delivery services. The benefit to cus...
CA will work with other alliance members including technology vendors, customers and cloud providers to sort through the security issues, educate would-be cloud adopters and address the real issues, said Matthew Gardiner, director of CA’s security and compliance business unit. “It’s no...
Viruses and Trojan horses continue to manipulate or delete data, compromising individual computers and entire networks, despite the best efforts of security tools and professionals. As security measures evolve, so too does the sophisticated malware used by cyber-criminals around the wo...
"Over time we will see cloud alternatives to every application from communications, collaboration and portals," according to Gartner Managing Vice President Gene Phifer, who was in Manila to speak in a conference conducted by IBM. The computer giant launched its new Lotus and Domino co...