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Asia a top source of spam - Sophos

Asia is now considered the top continent in the world for relaying over 50 percent of spam throughout the world, according to the latest research by Sophos, an IT security and data protection company.

Written by Veronica C. Silva02 Nov. 11 22:00

Asia Pacific leads in IPv6 adoption: Ovum

Companies are still hesitant to migrate to IPv6 even as there is mounting pressure from the Internet and telecommunications industry, according to a recent report by Ovum.

Written by Veronica C. Silva03 Aug. 11 22:00

Outsourcing model in peril?

A new survey reveals that clients are not happy with their IT outsourcing deals, with some respondents saying their contracts have become more expensive than originally planned.

Written by Veronica C. Silva20 May 11 09:48

Consumers not smart enough for smartphones?

A recent study reveals the irony of smartphones -- they are so "smart" that consumers are having difficulty using them. And service providers are challenged supporting their users.

Written by Veronica C. Silva17 Feb. 11 11:04

Alcatel-Lucent unveils social media solution

Riding on the popularity of social media, Alcatel-Lucent recently announced a solution to help organisations with their social media strategies.

Written by Veronica C. Silva12 Feb. 11 11:33

Android expected to outdo rivals in OS game

Google's Android operating system is expected to outdo its rivals worldwide, according to a recently released statement by Canalys.
Market analysis firm Canalys said Android "will grow more than twice the rate of major competitors in 2011" even though there are some challenges, particularly in the United States.

Written by Veronica C. Silva22 Jan. 11 22:00

Firms urged to invest in automated help desks

In a highly competitive market where customer loyalty is a premium, companies are urged to invest in automated voice services that address customers' needs.

Written by Veronica C. Silva10 Nov. 10 10:09

Traditional TV challenged by new technologies

A new study on consumer behaviour revealed that more consumers are turning to other technology sources to view contents instead of traditional broadcast TV.
Ericsson's ConsumerLab study titled Multi Screen Media Consumption 2010 showed that 35 per cent of the consumer's leisure time are spent watching TV. However, these consumers are also aware that there are other technologies from which they can get the TV and video content.

Written by Veronica C. Silva06 Sept. 10 22:00

Stop the ‘innovation gridlock’

A recent corporate study revealed that companies are in a dilemma on how to remain competitive by innovating while at the same time focusing on running the business. At the heart of this dilemma, which the study referred to as the "innovation gridlock", is, as expected, cost.
The study, commissioned by HP and done by Coleman Parkes Research, showed that one out of every two business executives felt that their organisation suffered from innovation gridlock.

Written by Veronica C. Silva16 May 10 22:00

CFO now chief IT decision-maker

The chief financial officer (CFO) is now becoming the top decision-maker when it comes to IT investments, according to a recent study.
An annual survey by Gartner and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) revealed that some IT heads report to the CFO more than to the chief executive officer (CEO), and that CFOs prefer this.

Written by Veronica C. Silva06 May 10 22:00

More malicious than the Love Bug

A decade after the Love Bug virus attacked millions of computers worldwide and put the Philippines in the IT world map in a negative way, computer security experts have noticed that today's computer attacks are more malicious than the original computer security threat.
In its April 2010 security report, Symantec said it has detected 36,208 unique strains of malware that were designed to carry out targeted attacks.

Written by Veronica C. Silva02 May 10 22:00

Fake and dangerous

A new report on consumer online behaviour and criminal activities on the Internet noted that new security threats have recently emerged, prompting the implementation of a mix of security solutions to protect unsuspecting victims.
Blue Coat's annual 'Blue Coat Web Security Report for 2009' released recently noted that security solutions are finding it difficult to keep up with the rapid attacks by cyber criminals. The popularity of social networking activities online is also making the Internet more vulnerable to recent attacks.

Written by Veronica C. Silva08 April 10 22:00