Sophos leads Forrester’s Endpoint Encryption report

Sophos leads Forrester’s Endpoint Encryption report

Manila. February 4, 2015 – Sophos today announced it has been positioned as a Leader in Forrester Research, Inc.’s new report, The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Encryption, Q1 2015. Calling Sophos a “Breakout Star” in the evaluation, Forrester states that “security and operations admins will appreciate Sophos’ deep policy granularity and deployment flexibility in a variety of environments and use cases.” Forrester also found that “Sophos’ user support offerings and ease of deployment were consistently rated as exemplary by customers.” Quoting from the report, “Sophos was the breakout star in this Forrester Wave evaluation, touting strong hardware-based encryption support, external media encryption policy flexibility, and file-level encryption functionality.” To download a free copy of the Forrester Wave: Endpoint Encryption, Q1 2015 report, click here. Forrester evaluates vendors against 52 criteria grouped into three categories: 1.         Current Offering: examines the strength of each vendor’s product offering. 2.         Strategy: critiques the viability and execution of a company’s strategy, including its market experience, future vision, integration strategy, global presence and engineering staff. 3.         Market Presence: metrics include install base, revenue and partner ecosystem. Sophos ranks top in the Current Offering category, achieving the highest scores in sub-categories “Endpoint full-disk/volume encryption,” “File/folder encryption” and “External media encryption.” Sophos earned the second highest overall score in the Market Presence category, with the top scores in subcategories “Technology partners” and “Financial viability.” “What’s especially rewarding about our position as a Leader is that we were cited for a ‘broad portfolio of endpoint encryption offerings, combined with an easy-to-use user interface and strong product support capabilities,’” says Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager, Sophos Enduser...
Intel releases 5th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors

Intel releases 5th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors

LONDON, Feb. 2, 2015 – Intel Corporation announced the availability of its 5th generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family that provides cutting-edge features to enable a new and rapidly shifting workplace. To meet the needs of a more mobile and dynamic workforce, the latest iteration of Intel Core vPro processors offers wireless innovations, built-in security, faster performance and improved manageability that will allow workers and companies to improve their productivity and stay competitive. With the new 5th generation Intel Core vPro processors, Intel addresses three specific areas to enable a better way to work and provide a better experience for users and companies: PC design innovation, wireless display and wireless docking. Businesses can choose from a variety of never-before-seen PC designs across 2 in 1s, Ultrabooks, ultrathin clamshells and mini PCs that offer up to twice the battery life1 and more than twice the performance1, enabling form factors that are up to three times thinner2 and 50 percent lighter2 than a laptop PC from just four years ago. Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi) makes every presentation and conference room a cable-free zone. While delivering enhanced usability for business users with flexible presenter controls and privacy, it also supports key IT requirements such as wireless channel management to mitigate network congestion risk and security vulnerabilities, and the ability to efficiently update and manage adapters remotely. Intel® Wireless Docking allows users to be connected and ready to work the moment they walk up to their desk. This secure and manageable, wire-free technology based on Intel Wireless Gigabit technology enables systems to automatically dock to monitors, keyboards, mice and USB...
ETSI Technologies, Inc. now 100% Filipino-owned

ETSI Technologies, Inc. now 100% Filipino-owned

Popularly known as “ETSI”, the Company is now completely taken over by Filipino investors as of Nov. 28, 2014. Being around for 33 years and still progressing, ETSI boasts one of the richest experience in and has continued in bolstering the growth and advancement of the local telecommunications industry. Its strength lies on competent Filipinos complemented by the proven technical expertise of former strategic partners such as Siemens (1982-2007) and Nokia (2007-2014). ETSI has built a vast majority of the country’s fixed, mobile, fiber-optic and data communication networks and was the first to be entrusted with a large-scale outsourced service for mobile network optimization, operation and maintenance. It was also the first company to establish a high-level software research and development center in the Philippines inaugurated by His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III in July 11, 2011. Under its newly-founded independence, ETSI plans to serve a much wider market in terms of industries & enterprises, solutions and geography. It will continue its core business in enhancing and developing telecommunications services while expanding to other promising fields by capitalizing on its proven Engineering & Project Management expertise. ETSI has always been committed in delegating Filipino talents in all its projects including those with its past partners– as in the case of Siemens and Nokia– globally. With its accreditation and licenses from the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board, Philippine Overseas Construction Board and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, ETSI envisions an extensive increase in its talent deployment here and abroad. Atty. Romarie G. Villonco, Chairman and General Partner of Siguion Reyna, Montecillo and Ongsiako Law Firm, is now the Company’s majority shareholder...
Vision Solutions’ 7th Annual State of Resilience Report

Vision Solutions’ 7th Annual State of Resilience Report

Irvine, Calif.(January 26, 2015) – Vision Solutions Inc., a leading provider of disaster recovery, high availability and migration software and services, announced today its Seventh Annual State of Resilience Report. Entitled “The Future of IT: Migrations, Protection & Recovery Insights,” the now publicly available report highlights trends, opportunities and challenges for IT and business leaders alike. “As companies forecast IT spending in 2015 and beyond, including making decisions around talent acquisition, outsourcing or infrastructure changes, they must consider areas of vulnerability both known and yet unforeseen related to critical business data,” said Vision Solutions Chief Technology Officer Alan Arnold. “What we’ve uncovered with our research in the State of Resilience Report is that companies are insufficiently prepared to provide resilience for their IT systems, particularly in light of the prevalence of hybrid data centers and the acceleration of cloud adoption. The importance of ensuring availability, protection and synchronization of data across diverse platforms cannot be understated.”Highlights include: • Nearly 75 percent of respondents have not calculated the hourly cost of downtime for their business • For those who experienced a storage failure, nearly 50 percent lost data in the process due to insufficient disaster recovery methods or practices • Nearly two thirds of those surveyed said they delayed an important data migration for fear of downtime or lack of resources) • Hosted private cloud is still the most prevalent cloud environment at 57 percent usage; hybrid cloud adoption lags at 32 percent with room to grow • Despite the growing popularity of cloud, nearly two thirds state they do not have high availability or disaster recovery protection in place...
IMVI and Cisco celebrates partnership with corporate and retail partners

IMVI and Cisco celebrates partnership with corporate and retail partners

Manila, Philippines, January 22, 2015 – International Micro Village Inc. (IMVI), one of the Leading Distribution companies of IT Products and Solutions in the Philippines, and Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking products, today celebrated the night of partnership with their retail and corporate partners. This night of celebration enables International Micro Village Inc. to recognize valuable contributions of their outstanding partners of 2014. The IMVI and Cisco Systems, Inc. outstanding partners of 2014 are the following: • Retail Partner of the Year – Villman Computers • Corporate Partner of the Year – Columbia Technologies, Inc • Outstanding Performance of the Year – MDR Microware Sales, Inc. • Breakthrough Partner of the Year – I-Connect Systems Integration, Inc. • Rising Star Awards – KDDI Philippines Corporation “Our goal is to create a lasting memory of appreciation thru this remarkable event that will visualize the achievements of our partners.” Said Chester Alanes, IMVI Product Manager for Cisco IMVI and Cisco Systems, Inc. also announced their marketing programs for Cisco Small Business Products. About International Micro Village, Inc. Established in 1997, International Micro Village, Inc., continuous to offer the latest data and communication and information access equipment to the growing Philippine Information Technology market with a focus, through its association with Channel Partners, on Corporate Institutions, Small and Medium Business Segments and Government Units. For additional information, please visit www.imvphil.com or connect with them thru Facebook: www.facebook.com/imvphil About Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking products. Cisco provides the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice and video within buildings around the world....
Ericsson Philippines and Pacific Islands appoints ICT Head of Engagement

Ericsson Philippines and Pacific Islands appoints ICT Head of Engagement

Ericsson Philippines and Pacific Islands announce the appointment of Fabrizio Cara as ICT Head of Engagement.   He joins Ericsson Philippines from Ericsson AB’s Business Unit Global Services team, where he led the Global Application Development and Maintenance team with specific responsibilities to grow that business on a global scale. “In today’s market, ICT-driven transformation is disrupting markets and challenging old logics. Companies need to fully see and understand the consequences of this shift, but most importantly, they need to ensure they seize these new opportunities by taking an integrated approach to business, IT and networks. Ericsson has been leading this ICT-driven transformation in the telecommunications space, and Fabrizio brings more than 17 years’ experience in management roles in the ICT domain, managing projects and presales engagements on Consulting, System Integration and Managed Services deals,” Elie Hanna, President and Country Manager for Ericsson Philippines and Pacific Islands, explained. “We are confident that our customers will benefit from Fabrizio’s skill and experience in several European markets.” Fabrizio joined Ericsson in 2011, having previously worked for Accenture Italy as a Senior Manager in the Business and Operations Support Systems (BSS-OSS) space.  He has also led Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Services projects for Telco operators in Europe, covering different domains such as fulfillment, business intelligence, revenue management, service assurance, customer relationship management, TV&Media, IMS, business analysis and process design/ re-engineering, application development & maintenance, application and IT infrastructure operation. Since joining Ericsson, Fabrizio has engaged extensively with C-level customers to help them meet their business objectives by leveraging Ericsson’s solutions and services in OSS. “Fabrizio brings a new perspective on ICT that...