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iPhone 4 in the Philippines from Globe

In Events, Infotech on September 27, 2010 at 7:50 am

iPhone 4 is finally in the Philippines. Got the iPhone 4g yesterday at a Globe event at New World Hotel.

I got the Apple iPhone 4 prepaid kit. Price of the unit is currently at:

  • 16 gb – P37,499
  • 32 gb – P43,699

Here is more information about iPhone 4g.


A cool change

In Infotech on September 10, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I had this WordPress site for quite sometime now. I first thought of using it as a means to gradually migrate DigitalFilipino.com to a WordPress site. However, that doesn’t to seem to likely happen that soon.

But nevertheless, I’ve decided to become active in using this site again and post technology developments that I get to receive that I can’t post in my other blogs.

This is also a result of the insight I got in my DigitalFilipino.com Readers Profile where a good number of them are interested in the latest tech developments happening in the country.

So I though that perhaps there is a venue for me to revive Infotech once again and this blog site can be the right platform for it.

Cisco Introduces for Business Communications Solution for SMBs and Start-Up Call Centers

In Infotech on December 3, 2005 at 5:17 am

Responding to the need for smart, simple and secure network solutions specifically designed for small and medium businesses (SMBs) and start-up call centers, Cisco Systems introduced the Cisco Business Communications Solution featuring a tailored family of products, services and support options to help businesses control costs, improve operational efficiencies and gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

The Cisco Business Communications Solution is the first complete purpose-built communications system for the SMB market. In the Philippines, it will be offered as part of the new Cisco SMB Class Solutions, which bring enterprise technologies in voice, routing, switching, security and wireless to SMBs that are affordable and easy to deploy.

A start-up package with 10 IP phones include cost less than US$10,000. Financing options are also explored that will allow SMEs and start-up call centers to pay this for an extended period of time instead of outright cash.

As part of the Cisco Business Communications Solution, Cisco also announced the new Cisco Catalyst® Express 500 Series switching family and additions to its IP Communications portfolio, including new IPC Communications applications and an expanded line of XML-enabled IP.

Cisco Business Communications Solution system for customers with 20 to 250 employees is based on the new Cisco Catalyst Express 500 switch and the IP Communications Express Solution featuring Cisco CallManager Express and Cisco Unity Express within the Cisco Integrated Services Router.

The Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series switches are built specifically for businesses who want to run converged networks. As a family of wire-speed Layer 2-managed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switches, it provides a secure network foundation optimized for data, wireless and voice. The switches also support IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE). Together with the Cisco Network Assistant 3.0 application, customers now can quickly and easily configure their networks and enable advanced technologies such as wireless LANs and IP Communications in a solution purpose-built for the SMB.

For simple, all-in-one communications, Cisco is introducing new versions of Cisco CallManager Express and Cisco Unity Express. Cisco CallManager Express 3.3 features embedded “MeetMe? conferencing for 20 to 96 users, enhanced call routing and queuing capabilities and increased security. Cisco Unity Express 2.2 offers new Auto Attendant integration with Basic Automatic Call Distribution and five new languages. Together, these solutions deliver affordable, converged data and voice services. They are available immediately and are free upgrades to customers with SmartNet support contracts.

Rounding out the whole offer for SMB customers, Cisco also introduced the Cisco SMB Support Assistant featuring the SMB Support Assistant portal, client electronic tools, software bug fixes and advance hardware replacement delivered next business day, where available.

For more information about Cisco’s Business Communication Solution, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/ap/businessdialogue.

NBI praised for successful raids vs. software pirates

In Infotech on December 3, 2005 at 3:59 am

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), a non-profit trade group consisting of the world’s biggest software manufacturers, applauded the National Bureau of Investigation’s Intellectual Property Rights Division for its series of successful raids against violators of the copyright law. 

Since the start of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team crackdown last September, the NBI-IPR Division headed by Attorney Jose Justo Yap, has already raided eight companies found to be using software without proper licenses, and has arrested an American and his Filipino pal for selling pirated software. 

Just recently, the NBI conducted a raid against the three branches of Expressions Center for Learning or Excel, a large Internet café chain with more than 40 branches nationwide.  During the raid, the NBI agents were able to confiscate 286 desktop computers and software worth P10 million.

The BSA maintains an anti-piracy hotline for reports on companies using unlicensed software or for inquiries on software piracy.  Individuals may call the BSA anti-piracy hotlines at 819-5897 (Metro Manila) or the toll-free 1-800-1-888-8787 (outside Metro Manila). A report piracy form is also available on the BSA Philippines website at www.bsa.org/philippines.