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D-Link brings one-stop enterprise networking solutions to the Philippines

D-Link recently introduced its complete line-up ofend-to-end business networking solutions to the Philippine enterprise and SMB industry, showcasing its latest solutions portfolio at New World Hotel in Makati City. D-Link, internationally acclaimed for its award-winning and innovative networking solutions, continues to bring in integrated IT business solutions to cater to business-specific needs. Its state-of-the-art networking products for businesses include switches, wireless network, security, surveillance, storage and management solutions. “We hope to strengthen our local footprint in the Philippines with the introduction of our best IT networking solutions for the enterprise and SMB segments. “Businesses today have very demanding needs and through these products, we want to showcase that we have the experience and expertise that will address those needs,” said Christopher Neo, Sales Director of D-Link International Pte Ltd in Philippines. “To optimize the …

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The advantages of e-procurement vs. traditional

Procurement is one of the most important business processes for many organizations, whether large enterprises or small and medium size companies. Many decisions taken by departments have a procurement implication that can impact on the overall cost of carrying out the decision. Here cost includes the total cost of the good or service and not simply the price that is paid. In the private sector, procurement is viewed as a strategic function working to improve the organization’s profitability.  Procurement is seen as helping to streamline processes, reduce raw material prices and costs, and identifying better sources of supply. However, the process often pose many challenges such as understatement of purchase details, inappropriate selection methods, inadequate supplier information, selecting unsuitable supplier and risk in negotiations, just to name a few. However, with the …

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Using Big Data for small business loans

Business understanding: The countryside’s potential is hampered by lack of credit. Startups and small business owners that need the capital are denied access simply because they have no prior banking or credit history. With inherent risk of lending to the “unbanked” AND the fact that loan amounts are typically smaller makes it uneconomical for lending institutions to service them. Things may be changing with the advent of social media, rising mobile usage and big data analytics. Lending institutions can leverage technology to service this large but overlooked segment. Innovative lenders are enjoying success by using big data analytics and unconventional data sets to assess credit worthiness -- at a higher lending rate too – enabling companies like Kabbage to be among the top three small business lender in the US with over …

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HP Inc. unleashes next generation A3 printing portfolio to disrupt $55B copier segment

HP Inc.has introduced an expansive line of powerful A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) designed to disrupt the traditional $55 billion A3 copier category.  The company announced a definitive agreement to acquire Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s printer business in a transaction valued at $1.05 billion, the largest print acquisition in HP’s history. Both announcements were made at the beginning of HP’s Global Partner Conference. Highlights of HP’s A3 MFP technology breakthroughs include: 16 new next-generation HP PageWide and LaserJet platforms, bringing innovation to the copier segment  World-class print security across devices, documents and data Advanced monitoring based on cloud and big-data analytics to predict service and supply needs Affordable color to drive adoption and economics For decades, the copier category has lacked the disruptive innovation needed to drive service efficiency, protect against security breaches and deliver cost-effective color. …

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Samsung Billionaire Lee Lost $1.2 Billion on Note Recall: Chart

The billionaire chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. lost nearly $1.2 billion in two days. Shares tumbled 11 percent since Friday after U.S. regulators joined the company in urging users to power down their Note 7 smartphones because of fire risk. Lee Kun-Hee remains the richest man in South Korea with a fortune of $13.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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Can inkjet printerscompete with laser printers in the office market?

For a long time, laser printers have been the leading choice for office use because they are perceived to be faster and cheaper. Home users, on the other hand, have preferred inkjet for its superior quality output. Today, with inkjet printers now delivering faster speeds along with superior color reproduction, the enterprise as well as theSME segment is taking a serious look atinkjet as a better alternative to laser printers. Why are inkjet printers back in vogue in the office printer market? Cost-conscious businesses are finding that the new technology at the heart of Epson’s range of next generation inkjet printers delivers the superior performance and enhanced productivitythey value. In terms of application, it has traditionally been said that each technology – inkjet and laser – has its own strengths. Laser printing …

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Ford syncs to the future of car tech

By Jonathan Castillo   By the end of 2016, Ford aims bring out the Sync 3 smart technology to their vehicles. It had taken them a while, but after several years of development, we can say that Ford is on the right track right now hauling in what could be the future of automotives. Ford has introduced zones – where users have accessed to three different windows. The first is for navigation, audio, and phone connectivity. There is a tool tray shows other options such as checking the climate, apps, settings, and temperature. Sync 3 is powered with a QNX OS by BlackBerry. It features AppLink, which connects to your apps on your smartphone. The Sync 3 automatically locates all compatible apps. It is compatible to Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto, leaving no driver …

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Fortinet Expands Cybersecurity to IoT Devices through the Security Fabric

By CA Garcia   Fortinet has recently unveiled it Security Fabric, a threat protection architecture which expands upon the scale of security to reach IoT and remote devices like routers and printers used by a company. The growth in threat attacks on mobile phones and IoT devices has prompted Fortinet to create this expansive and adaptive security platform for clients who wants to have a stronger protection for their data.Fortinet We interviewed Derek Manky, Fortinet’s Global Security Strategist, to discuss more about the Security Fabric, as well as IoT and mobile threat reports and predictions that implicates the need for security protection in these devices. Derek Manky: We currently have a team of 200 security experts worldwide that are constantly developing new technologies because there is always new threats that we need to accommodate …

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Big data in network security management

Your company’s system administrators are smart but too technical for top management to understand. The sys ads lack training in presenting their findings. Your managers on the other hand don’t have the time to learn about packets, protocols and vectors of attacks - but they are the ones that decide on how much money is allocated for security concerns. So how can your technical department present their findings that highlight the need to invest in more security? We will use Big Data Analytics technics to bridge this gap. Security related data can come from a variety of sources. Some of which include Syslog, SNMP (simple network Management protocol) and packet capture. For this article, let us use packet capture as the data source. A packet capture tool running on a PC like Wireshark …

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Let’s get digital

Books today are not as we knew it. They are not just printed pages - they are e-books read in various platforms that digital natives choose in terms of selection, formats, and payment methods. Celebrating the written word in all its forms, the 37th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), happening on Sept. 14-18 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, rounds up top retailers for digital reading. For the widest selection of titles from the big publishers, mainstream retailers such as Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, iBooks and Scribd are the best sources for digital bookworms. Pricing is often competitive across these ebookstores, which usually have proprietary reading apps for books purchased from them. The mainstream retailers often have sections for independently-published works, but there are also sites dedicated to …

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