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LISTED technology firm NOW Corporation has teamed up with International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. to provide a unified platform of solutions for businesses and government agencies. “By partnering with IBM, we can now offer a unified collaboration platform for our clients. This allows businesses with distributed workforce to embrace a…

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CHINESE technology firm Lenovo said it was aiming to be a major player in artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the Philippines and is planning to release its first AI product to the local market before the end of the year. “I see Lenovo as a major player in the field…

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Ransomware attacks are increasingly targeting businesses, which accounted for just over 40 percent of cases recorded by security software firm Symantec in the first half of 2017. Of the 319,000 ransomware infections detected, companies accounted for 134,000. At the current rate, 2017 could see last year’s 470,000 attacks, Symantec said.…

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3D printer shipments grew by 106 percent last year in the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan, a market intelligence firm said on Thursday. “Governments in this region are relishing the potential of 3D printing in transforming nations to be more competitive…,” IDC analyst Mun Chun Lim said in a report on…

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CHINESE tech firm Lenovo aims to take the number one spot in the Philippines’ smart connected devices market, particularly in personal computers (PC) and tablets, with its strengthened brand awareness and wide range of products offered in the segments. With the company already at the forefront in both the PC…

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AYALA-LED Globe Telecom said on Friday its Board of Directors approved the additional capital expenditure (capex) of $100 milion (P5.06 billion) for this year as part of its plan to strengthen mobile data facilities. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Globe said the additional spending will bring its…

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DIGITAL payment service providers PayMaya and GCash launched a partnership with Facebook Messenger to widen the reach of mobile financial services in the country. In a statement on Friday, Ginger Baker, product manager at Facebook, said the partnership would allow Filipinos “to send money, pay bills, and buy mobile data…

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CUSTOMER service providers (CSPs) can close the gap between customer experience and expectation by harnessing the full potential of virtual agents or chatbots, software and services provider Amdocs said Daniel Horan, chief digital officer and chief marketing officer at Amdocs Asia Pacific, said CSPs needed to harvest the full potential…

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Consumer access to financing remains in issue in the Philippines despite inclusion advances, an official of a micropayment services firm said. Albert Tinio, president of GCash, said that 70 percent of the population had no bank accounts and 90 percent had no credit score, making it hard for them to…

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Emerging markets in Asia Pacific, including the Philippines, remained particularly vulnerable to malware, technology firm Microsoft said. In its latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR), Microsoft tagged Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam as the top five counties exposed to malicious programs in the first quarter of 2017. “The report found…

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