Stories by Computerworld Philippines staff

10 Mobile & Wireless Technologies To Watch

Gartner is highlighting 10 mobile and wireless networking technologies -- including new versions of Bluetooth and location-awareness -- it says will play a big role in business-to-employee and business-to-consumer interactions over the next couple of years.

Mobile phone shipments in Philippines take a dip

Mobile phone shipments in the Philippines fell 20% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2008 (4Q08) as the economic downturn continued to impact consumer spending adversely, according to IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 4Q 2008.

IT spending in healthcare rising in Asian markets

Emerging markets in Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam)--led by China--are accounting for an increasing percentage of the IT spending in the healthcare industry across Asia.

IBM to invest US$1B in software development

IBM will be investing US$1 billion over the next three years to expand its information management software development efforts. To support the initiative, the company will be dedicating 15,000 skilled practitioners globally and hopes to grow this base by 65 percent over the same period.

Obscene Kama Sutra worm spreading via e-mail

Experts at SophosLabs, Sophos' global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, have warned users to be wary of unsolicited e-mails claiming to contain obscene pictures and sex movies.

e-ASEAN Seeks Ideas to Jump-start Regional Web

The e-ASEAN Task Force of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has opened its doors to Internet pilot project proposals to jump-start the building of an adequate Internet infrastructure in the region.

Philippines Watchdog Urges Cell Phone Reforms

The Philippine League for Democratic Telecommunications Inc. this month came out in support of the memorandum circular issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) addressing the woes of cellular phone subscribers. Plugs into Commerce One Web, the 1 billion-peso ($22 million) e-procurement consortium put up by six of the country's largest conglomerates, will join the world's largest community of similar electronic marketplaces, instantly linking up local companies to foreign buyers and sellers.

Interactive TV Coming to Philippines

Yes Television of the U.K. and Sky Vision Corp. have established a joint venture called Yes-Sky Interactive Corp., which will offer view on demand (VOD) and interactive TV (ITV) nationwide.