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Dimension Data: How to ensure secure enterprise mobility

The capability to adapt to change swiftly and smoothly is one of the best ways to ensure business viability. The last five years has seen data and device use going wireless and mobile, with more businesses making the most of their manpower and the devices these personnel use.

Smaller, lighter devices are replacing larger machines and enabling people to do business whether they are in the office, at home or stuck in traffic.

The arena of EM where organizations utilize mobile devices offers great benefits, but it also has its risky areas. Dimension Data’s experience in deploying wireless infrastructure and enterprise mobility solutions across multiple industries and geographies provides benefits for organizations that seek this kind of expertise from the systems integration specialist.

Dimension Data provides enterprises with EM solutions. The company has valuable insights into the challenges, best practices and technologies in the EM space with its Enterprise Mobility Development Model (EMDM), which helps organizations prioritize their investments in wireless and mobility projects.

EMDM is a collaborative workshop tool that enables users to cycle through critical reflection points for addressing and progressing

through its EM capabilities and strategies. It maps the current stage of an organization’s standing in terms of the various disciplines of enterprise mobility, their desired future state and a development path to achieve their goals.

Going Mobile

Speaking at the Ayala Group of Companies’ recently-concluded ICT Summit 2013, Dimension Data General Manager for Security Solutions and Enterprise Mobility Guido Crucq weighed in on the pros and cons of EM, BYOD and wireless connectivity.

With EM, organizations can respond faster to customer needs, reduce costs and increase productivity by saving time on paperwork and processes by empowering their personnel to complete these tasks while on the go.

Crucq said that while BYOD is gaining popularity, many enterprises are cautious in their approach to wireless connectivity and EM “because of security concerns, and the need to be flexible in using multiple platforms simultaneously, among other things.”

He cited a recent Ovum Global BYOD survey across 20 industries. The global average given by this IT think-tank is this: 57.1 percent of businesses allow and support BYOD in the workplace. The highest numbers, at close to 70 percent in this survey, come from the IT & Telecoms and Financial Services businesses, followed by Media/Publishing at over 65 percent.

Crucq also cited a study by Gallup Consulting that showed that “companies with engaged employees see 18 percent higher productivity and 51 percent lower turnover.” According to him, organizations “see a 20-percent to 25-percent boost in productivity with the use of social media.”

New needs

Cost-efficient, productivity-enhancing and choice-empowering system are all good, but Crucq cautioned that organizations seeking to leverage EM must also focus on securing their networks and supporting several operating system platforms and versions across several device types.

In this increasingly net-connected world, any organization adopting EM must be vigilant about external threats: Distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and mass attempts at identity theft that target not just the organization’s IT systems, but their end-users and customers, too.

Crucq also shared EM best practices: First, “establish a strategic roadmap” to enable the organization to “better understand the EM environment and develop their strategy. Next, he recommended using the roadmap to “align all stakeholders in an organization on their ‘as-is’ and required ‘to-be’ range of EM competencies.” He said organizations embarking on the EM path should “produce a prioritized list of projects and visual roadmap to close the gap” between where an organization stands and where it wants to be.

Operating systems and malware: Android (over 600 versions and 79 percent of total malware attacks); Windows 8 (five versions and 0.3 percent of malware attacks); BlackBerry (four versions and 0.1 percent of malware attacks) and; Mac OS (three versions and 0.7 percent of malware attacks).

To keep an EM network secure, the CIO and tech support team of an organization must ensure that secure device management covers device configuration, device inventory, posture assessment, user access, secure connectivity, the ability to do a remote wipe on a misplaced or stolen

device when needed, data protection and encryption and the white-listing and black-listing of specific applications.

 

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Technology during Crisis is CRITICAL…


Google: Access to info via technology during crises is critical, life-saving

Range of technologies used to respond to emergencies help communities

(Manila, Philippines, September 25, 2013) — In times of crises and disasters, technology is an enabler  that fosters collaboration and communication among the public, government and business sector. This is what Google said during the recent Social Good Summit in Manila it hosted with other organizations. The summit aimed to exemplify this by bringing together individuals and organizations committed to mitigating risks of climate change and disasters through technology.

Climate Change Commission Secretary Lucille Sering and Senator Loren Legarda set the context, outlining the country’s status with respect to calamities and the policies already in place. Legarda stressed that collaboration between local and national government agencies, private sector, civil society and the media is critical in making the country more resilient against disasters.

Technology ensures effective emergency response and saves lives, according to Google executives. “The Internet is a robust platform where anyone can provide information that is relevant to the user,” said Andrew McGlinchey, Product Manager for Southeast Asia at Google. “All crises are local. Everyone is in a position to help but there has to be a good flow of information. The more open data is shared with aid organizations, the more people can distribute information online.” he added.

Google, in particular, created a team dedicated to crisis response. One of the technologies developed to increase information awareness is Public Alerts, which provides emergency information about specific locations. Public Alerts uses Search and Google Maps to relay relevant and useful data to communities that need it most.

Most recently, the Google crisis response team developed a crisis response map for the Philippines during the southwest monsoon rains in August that caused massive flooding in Metro Manila and several provinces. The team also actively provided assistance during Typhoons Ondoy in 2009, Sendong in 2011, and Pablo in 2012.

Patrick Meier of Digital Humanitarians, who spoke via Google+ Hangouts from Qatar, discussed the impact of social media during disasters, noting that access to accurate information as crucial as access to food.

A panel that included Red Cross Philippines Chairman Richard Gordon tackled volunteerism and how Filipinos can lend a hand when disasters strike.

For Google, volunteers play a big role in addressing crises. “While we are proud of the contribution of our team, our success relies heavily on the local volunteers from the mapping and developer communities. They are the one who give their time and energy to make sure Filipinos will have information during disaster situations. We also coordinate with a number of government agencies and NGO partners to help share authoritative information,” said Aileen Apolo, Outreach Program Manager for Southeast Asia at Google.

Another emergency information source, Person Finder, was developed by Google only 72 hours after the 2010 Haiti earthquake to help people find their loved ones. In Japan, over 600,000 records were generated using Person Finder during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused extensive and severe damage in the northeast region of the country.

Today, Google technologies have benefited several relief organizations in terms of navigating disaster zones. “We believe that technology is a powerful tool to provide solutions during a crisis. We are committed to provide services and innovate with our technology during emergencies especially with the help of our strong network of partners and their commitment to open data standards,” said McGlinchey.

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Andrew McGlinchey, Product Manager for Southeast Asia at Google, shares insights on the use of the Internet as a reliable tool for providing information and enabling quick communication during disasters.

Aileen Apolo-De Jesus, Outreach Program Manager for Southeast Asia at Google, talks about Google Crisis Response, a Google.org project committed to making information available during calamities through tools such as Public Alerts, crisis response maps and Person Finder.

Speaking via Google+ Hangouts, Digital Humanitarian Patrick Meier elaborated on the importance of social media during crises, and identified ways on how social media can improve warning and response mechanisms online. 

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About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.ph

 

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Dell Expands Support


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Dell Expands Support for Youth Learning in the Philippines

·    Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. receives Dell Powering the Possible grant

· Partnership aims to further the cause of empowering the youth and prodigal deserved communities with access to technology

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 19, 2013 – Dell today announced that it has joined the advocacy of Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI) to help close the learning gap among underserved children. CJFI will receive a Dell Powering the Possible grant that will facilitate its aim to empower youth through education and computer literacy.

CJFI assists neglected, abandoned and surrendered children and youth in seven children’s residential centers and several communities across the country. The foundationsupports these underserved children through educational assistancesuch as the ‘Empowering Children and Youth through Computer Literacy’program. This program provides the beneficiaries with the opportunity to increase their familiarity and learning ability in information technology through formal and informal activities.

The grant will enableCJFI to set-up computer labs with Dell desktops to provide basic computer literacy and other digital applications classes to at least 1,210 children and youth sheltered at the Children’s Joy Residential Centers, as well as from the marginalized communities served by the foundation through its outreach program.

Earlier this year, Dell awarded a grant to Child hope Asia Philippines (CHAP) through the Powering the Possible program.

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“The Children’s Joy Foundation would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dell Philippines for choosing us to be a recipient of the Dell Powering the Possible grant. It will allow us to set-up two computer laboratories that will benefit 1,210 children and youth in Metro Manila and Davao City. The program can provide them with computer skills that would help them find a job in the future.”

Rose Dimagnaong, executive director, Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc.

“We are proud to be able to partner with Children’s Joy Foundation to support its efforts to empower youth through computer literacy. This program will focus on providing opportunities to youth in marginalized communities who have the eagerness, interest and aptitude but are limited by circumstances and resources to fulfill their passions. We have set up a few computer labs at CJFI centers in the Philippines and Quezon City is just one of them. We expect to bring the benefits of the program to even more children over time. Our strategic Dell Giving program targets foundations focused on youth learning, children cancer, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship. Dell contributes one percent of its after-tax profits to non-profit organizations doing work in the communities where our employees and customers live and work.”

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Richard Teo, President, Dell Philippines

About Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc.

The Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. is an organization to help abandoned, neglected and surrendered children in some urban areas.  It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 15, 1998.  It provides temporary care for children and youth needing rehabilitative and developmental services. The foundation seeks to assist the neglected, abandoned and surrendered children and youth in achieving their dreams through better education, physical and spiritual nourishment. Learn more.

www.childrensjoyfoundation.org.

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About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the Possible is Dell’s commitment to put technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Dell works with nonprofits to address pressing social issues by donating a combination of Dell technologies and solutions, funding, expertise and volunteer support. In 2012, Dell team members volunteered more than 700,000 hours in their communities and contributed an estimated $32 million through employee match and rewards programs. Learn more at www.dell.com/communities

Follow Dell on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Dell4Good. #poweringthepossible

 

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Another great things happened within the Metro…! Dell Philippines Celebrates Partnership with the Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc.

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Dell Philippines is been supporting Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc for almost 7 years and counting, this year dell Philippines donated 10 sets of Dell Desktop’s. Kids of children’s of Joy Foundation, Inc. are very happy to have these sets of desktop. One kid said, “ Hindi na kami maghahanap ng internet shop para mag research.” Looking to the eyes of kid, she is very thankful to be part of the CJFI.      

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ASUS Philippines Concept Store…


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ASUS Philippines Opens Newest Concept Store in SM North EDSA

Customer experience gets transformed in this new ASUS Store

Manila, Philippines (21 September, 2013)ASUS Philippines celebrates the opening of its newest concept store in Metro Manila which continues the company’s tradition of offering customer experience.

The new store, located at the Cyberzone of SM North EDSA Annex features a new, clean and spacious shop retail design which allows customers to better experience the brand and its incredible products in a whole new way. In line with delivering a full mobile computing experience, the grand opening which was attended by the press, ASUS family and ASUS business partners, offered a complete range of ASUS’s latest incredible products such as the ASUS Fonepad that features the capabilities of smartphone with the versatility of a 7-inch tablet, the MeMO Pad—a light and thin tablet for people on the go, and the VivoBook series—the Windows 8 touchscreen notebook which showcases an ultra-thin and stylish textured metallic profile and is available in different colors. Several more incredible products were on display like Ultrabooks, Notebooks, Tablets, All in One PCs, Motherboards and Wireless Routers. The store will also feature tablet accessories to let people enjoy their tablets while on the go such as the TransCover for the ASUS Transformer Pad, the Travel Cover for the new Nexus 7 and the TriCover for the ASUS FonePad.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was headed by ASUS System Business Group Country Head, George Su and Mr. Manuel Villaroman Jr., President and CEO of VillMan Computers.

“The opening of this store kick starts the transformation ASUS is offering to our valued customers. We want to define our incredible products by this new way of showcasing them. We are also offering better brand experience for everyone with this new shop retail design.” said George Su.

The store is located at the Cyberzone on the 4th Level of SM City North EDSA.

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DSC04240A NEW Concept Store of ASUS is now available to visit and inquire all about Asus latest Technology and Development.

ASUS Concept Store is here to serve you more. This concept store have a variety of products to choose from Tablet, Laptop, Desktop, Motherboard and Video Card. 

What excites me to this concept store, is that your at home. You get to experience your desktop, laptop and tablet before you pay for it. And if you think that none of ASUS products will suites you, maybe the upcoming asus products will do to you.

JC had fun playing galactic pin ball from an ASUS All in 1 machine.

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2011 was approximately US$11.9 billion.

 

 

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The Razer Kraken 7.1 USB Gaming Headset


 

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The Razer Kraken 7.1 USB Gaming Headset

Unleash the power of 7.1 surround audio with the new Razer Kraken 7.1 USB gaming headset: http://j.mp/19wLkwg

Locate and take down your opponents with pinpoint accuracy through the new Razer Kraken 7.1’s advanced, highly customizable sound engine that allows for precise adjustment of each surround sound channel and audio configurations.

Command and coordinate with crystal clear clarity through the enhanced omnidirectional digital microphone (with mic mute button and LED indicator) that is built in with an optimized algorithm to deliver better frequency response, sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio than a standard analog microphone.

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The new Razer Kraken 7.1 USB gaming headset, now available: http://j.mp/19wLkwg

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Join the Razer Referral program to unite gamers and enhance game experiences under the name of Razer and be recognized and rewarded for your efforts: http://j.mp/1awb78l

We’ve received over hundreds and thousands of downloads since the introduction of our gaming software suite of Razer Comms, Razer Surround and Razer Game Booster while at the same time greatly improving all of them through community feedback.

Still, we can do with a little more green in the world – help us spread the word of the Cult of Razer to your friends and family, be it a heads-up on our charity initiative for Child’s Play through the download of Razer Surround, or giving your friend’s ageing PC a boost with Razer Game Booster.


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ALIEN CRAFT IV G17


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The Alien Craft IV G17 is the largest and most comfortable of Armaggeddon’s series of mice yet. Running on the latest Avago 9800 laser engine which generates up to 8200CPI, the AlienCraft-IV incorporates a fast and smart CPI management system that allows for gamers to adjust their CPI instantly on-the-fly.

This large and fast mouse comes with a total of 11 macro programmable buttons that can load up to 13 macros in a single profile (scroll wheel saves up to 3 macros). Multiply that by 5 profiles which can be saved on 512MB of on-board memory and you would have a total of 65 macros locked and loaded, ready to be fired at will.

Using premium rubber spray for a non-slip grip and incorporating 8-levels of weight management, this power-packed monster is available in 4 attractive shades; Armageddon Yellow, Cosmic Blue, Comet Red and Galactic Black.

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