Acer, MediaTek BYOC partnership to achieve some results in 1H15

Acer and MediaTek’s cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business manager Maverick Shih and general manager of MediaTek’s new business development unit JC Hsu. Acer and MediaTek announced a partnership in June 2014 to integrate Acer’s BYOC solution into MediaTek’s Internet of things (IoT) platform LinkIt to help clients develop wearable and IoT applications.

Itochu Techno Solutions Signed as MobileIron Distributor to Provide Next-Generation Platform for Mobile IT

TOKYO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — MobileIron, a leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM), announced that it has appointed Itochu Techno Solutions (CTC) as one of its newest Japanese distributors. CTC will distribute MobileIron’s platform, which enables enterprises to secure and manage mobile apps, content, and devices, and to support both corporate- and personally-owned devices. MobileIron provides true multi-OS capabilities with support for Amazon Fire, Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Samsung KNOX, Windows Phone and Windows Pro/RT.

Byod & Cope: How The Philippines Government Manages Enterprise Mobility And Why

The Philippine Department of Justice has two approaches to enterprise mobility: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate Owned, Personally-Enabled (COPE). Geronimo Sy (pictured), Assistant Secretary and CIO speaks to FutureGov about why enterprise mobility has become more important and the benefits of these approaches. Cost savings is one of the main reasons for implementing BYOD, says Sy. “This approach cuts device and carrier costs by allowing employees to bring their own device. It reduces the need for company-owned devices.”

Acer to open cloud computing center in Taiwan; will see over 50% gross margins from related licensing

Acer’s cloud computer experiencing center will open in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the end of May. The company hopes to use the facility to provide more details on its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) project, according to company chairman Stan Shih, adding that Acer’s recent contracts with international clients to license cloud computing technologies are expected to start contributing revenues in the second quarter with gross margins surpassing 50%.

Acer gears up for back-to-school PC demand

Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Taiwan’s Acer Inc. will host a press conference on April 29 in New York to roll out a back-to-school lineup of notebook computers, tablets and all-in-one computers, the company’s chairman Stan Shih said Wednesday. The new products, integrated with Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) services, will be demonstrated by Acer Chief Executive Officer Jason Chen and presidents of Acer’s business groups, according to Shih.

We will continue to focus on small biz with SonicWall

Dell had announced the acquisition of SonicWall, an IT network security solutions provider, in 2012. The acquisition helped Dell expand its security and software services portfolio (called Dell’s software group). Dell’s software group is valued at $1.6 billion, globally.  According to Amit Singh, Country Head-India, SonicWall BV-India (A Dell Company), features prominently for Dell amongst the Asia-Pacific-Japan region.  As cloud computing, bring your own devices (BYOD), mobility and big data, throws up new security challenges, Dell SonicWall is looking at firming its presence.

CASE STUDY: Lync-ing for collaboration – the Beca story

Nearly two years after an initial unified communications implementation with Microsoft Lync, engineering consultancy firm Beca has realised benefits that it wasn’t counting on. “One of our key objectives was to get closer to our clients. Going from basic telephony to enterprise voice has helped immensely by itself. But the collaboration side in helping us to iterate and be more agile, and align ourselves better has been great benefits. The whole conferencing space has also helped us get closer to our clients,” says Abbie Gunning, NZ ICT manager at Beca.