RP I.T. NEWS: CHAT WITH MAGSAYSAY AWARDEES

Manila, June 24, 2003 (BULLETIN) The unceasing quest of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) to spread the good news to people throughout Asia, particularly the youth, brings forth the “Thursday Chats with Magsaysay Awardees” via the Magsaysay Award Online.

The hour-long moderated chat session with the Magsaysay laureates will start on June 26 at 2 p.m. (Manila Time). Naga City Mayor and 2000 Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service Jesse Robredo will spearhead the pilot session on local governance and reforms. The chat sessions are scheduled every Thursday, timeslots and on-line Awardee will be announced in the RMAF website.

For more details on the chat session, log on the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation Website at http://www.rmaf.org.ph or call 524-4484 or 521-3166 to 85 local 141.

Job fair highlights ICT Month

As part of the celebration of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Month, the National Computer Center (NCC), will be holding its first ever ICT Job Fair.

As the lead agency for ICT in government, NCC commemorates ICT month by organizing technical seminars, ICT exhibits and similar activities that serve as forums where attendees gain valuable knowledge and help them imbibe a deeper understanding of ICT. This year, the NCC is holding a three-day affair, from 25 to 27 June 2003, dubbed as “Make it Easy with ICT”.

The whole-day ICT Job Fair shall be held on Thursday, June 26 at the NCC Building in Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For registration or other queries, contact the ICT Advocacy Group at 9200101 local 121 or 122, or visit www.ncc.gov.ph.

Polycom videocon at UAP confab

The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) held recently its 29th National Convention and General Business Meeting at the Manila Hotel.

With the theme “Diversity and Diversification: Staking the Filipino Architect’s Domain in Global Practice”, the convention highlighted seminars and lectures and the introduction of the video conferencing activity.

Lattice Networks, Inc., sponsored the video conferencing and IP connection, making use of the highlyadvanced Polycom equipment, and powered by Bell Telecoms.

An actual demo of the videoconferencing was done by Rene Valladolid, country manager of Polycom for Asia Pacific, when he gave his greetings and product presentation live from Hong Kong.

Cisco holds free Internet seminar

To increase awareness on how companies can protect their networks from the threat of attacks, Cisco Systems Philippines holds a free seminar on June 25 and 26 entitled “Internet & Network Security: The Risks, Threats & Your Best Defense.” Participants can choose to attend on either day by registering via email. Interested parties must send each attendee’s name, designation, company name and address, phone and fax numbers, and date of choice to events_ph@external.cisco.com.

The seminar will be held in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 of the Cisco Systems office, 24F Citibank Tower, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City. Registration for participants is from 1pm to 4pm. For any questions, contact Maricar Javier at 7555814.

Pacific Internet revenues up

Ko Kheng Hwa, Chairman of Pacific Internet Limited reported positive results for the company’s first quarter operations. He said, “During the first quarter, despite the economic uncertainties of the Iraq war and the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) to Asian countries since March, Pacific Internet continued to remain profitable. This is the fifth consecutive quarter that the Group has reported positive net income. However, we expect the business outlook in the near term to be more challenging due to the uncertainties of the SARS situation.

Company revenues grew to US$22.2 million, a 3.7 percent increase over the same quarter of 2002. Broadband revenues grew to US$8.2 million, an 80.3 percent increase over the same quarter of 2002. Net income was US$0.1 million, or US$0.009 per diluted share, compared with US$0.2 million, or US$0.02 per share, in the first quarter of 2002.

Sun leads in Linux+Unix server

Sun Microsystems, Inc. has announced that the company regained its position as the worldwide leader in Linux+UNIX server revenue and unit shipments in the first quarter of CY2003, according to the 1Q03 Worldwide Server Database by Gartner Dataquest released recently.

In the UNIX+Linux market, Sun regained the number one spot in both units shipped and revenues. Sun leads this market with a 24.2% marketshare in units and 29.5% marketshare in revenues.

While Sun increased its Linux+UNIX revenue marketshare on a quarterly sequential basis, its two nearest competitors lost marketshare.

In the UNIX market, Sun increased its sequential quarter-to-quarter marketshare in shipments and revenue; Sun’s servers account for 52 percent of shipments and 34 percent of revenues for the UNIX server market.

Kingmax, Excelstor raffle winners

A total of fifteen Kingmax memory modules and fifteen Excelstor hard disk drives were given away in the recent “Kingmax and Excelstor Double Your Memory” raffle promo.

The fifteen winners of Kingmax Memory Modules are: Joseph Russell Monfero, Gregorio S. Antaran, Perfecto Hugo, Raffy Manicane, Bienvenido Gutierrez , Mateo P. Illorde, Marc Yu, Edriline Avelino, John Manalo, Agaton M. Lopez, Lorna Daclan, Alfredo Melgar, Renato “Boom” Salvador, Jr., Dodo Basa and Rico Ermino.

The lucky winners of 60GB 7200rpm Excelstor Hard Disk Drives for are: Patrick Sampollo, Art Ebba, Virgilio F. Rosario, Roberto dela Cruz and Philip Lazarte. The winners of 40GB 7200rpm Excelstor Hard Disk Drives are: Snowell Manalo, Clemente M. Esta, Jr., Benedict Alonzo of Manila, Cecilio V. Cruz, Ronnie Gualberto, Allen Tiu, Abraham S. Espiritu, Leonardo E. Pineda, Maria Lita R. Guansing and Ceferina M. Baldazo.


Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

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