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Globe Telecom Receives PCI DSS Certification, Assures Enterprise Clients of Data Security

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MANILA, Philippines/PRNewswire/ — Globe Telecom, a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines, has received recently the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance certification version 3.2 which assures its enterprise clients of the company’s commitment to maintain confidentiality of all information that it stores, processes, and transmits.

Globe Chief Technical Advisor Robert Tan (3rd from right) receives the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance certification version 3.2 for Globe Business from a representative of US-based Qualified Security Assessor Crimson Security, Inc. Other Globe officials who witnessed the awarding are (from L-R): Enterprise Sales Vice President Dion Asencio, Globe Business Senior Advisor Mike Frausing, Customer Systems Director Harry Florendo, and Info Security Governance Manager Paul Dumindin.
Globe Chief Technical Advisor Robert Tan (3rd from right) receives the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance certification version 3.2 for Globe Business from a representative of US-based Qualified Security Assessor Crimson Security, Inc. Other Globe officials who witnessed the awarding are (from L-R): Enterprise Sales Vice President Dion Asencio, Globe Business Senior Advisor Mike Frausing, Customer Systems Director Harry Florendo, and Info Security Governance Manager Paul Dumindin.

PCI DSS was founded by top global credit card brands such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB International, and Discover Financial Services to reduce credit card fraud. All companies that handle cardholder data need to be PCI DSS compliant as proof that their network is secure. Compliance is validated annually by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) such as the US-based Crimson Security, Inc. which conducted the assessment of Globe Business, the information and communications technology arm of Globe.

“We are happy to note that we were able to pass the stringent requirements to get this certificate. It gives assurance to our customers that we did all we can to comply with the most stringent standards in protecting customer data. What is very clear in Globe is we take security very seriously. This shows the emphasis we have on security awareness among our customers and among our staff.  We take a lot of audits on our own to ensure that we are compliant internally before we do the external audit,” said Robert Tan, Globe Chief Technical Advisor.

Mike Frausing, Senior Advisor for Globe Business said, “The Data Privacy Act imposes very tough rules and severe penalties. Thus, it is incumbent on us to actually educate both our clients and our employees on security awareness. Fraud is increasing everyday so we must have the right processes in place to allow data to traverse into our network securely. We need to keep up with industry best practices to do service to ourselves and to our customers.”

Critical computer systems of private and government entities are often targeted by professional hackers who exploit vulnerabilities in the system by sending malicious codes to disrupt operations, expose confidential information, and steal money, among others. This can, therefore, result in substantial financial loss and damage to reputation.

Realizing the huge risks that security breach may entail, Globe Business continuously develops ways to prevent its clients from becoming victims of the rising number of cybersecurity threats, especially those coming from abroad.

At present, Globe Business offers managed security solutions that allow enterprises to migrate security threats before they happen. The solutions allow seamless communication between enterprises and their customers by keeping servers up and running with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, maintain efficiency of operations by stopping malicious traffic from reaching the network using managed firewall, and provide comprehensive protection against emerging and current threats at the network and application level before they inflict any damage through Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP). More information about Globe Business can be found at http://business.globe.com.ph/.

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Source: Globe Telecom, Inc.

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February 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

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Fashion Television is Now Live in Australia and New Zealand

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-Fashion Television’s Optus D2 Signal Brings the Best Fashion Entertainment in March

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — From one of the most iconic fashion capitals straight to the lands down under, London-based Fashion Television has started delivering its wide array of fashion, lifestyle and entertainment programs in Australia, New Zealand and remote islands including New Caledonia. The live satellite feed is now available through Telstra’s Optus D2 satellite, reaching the region with the frequency of 12706.50 MHz at orbital position 152 degrees East.

Exciting new shows to watch out for this March include the worldwide premiere of the new season of Design Genius, where designers from Los Angeles will prove to us that anything is possible in the City of Angels… even fashion miracles! For everyday fashionistas, Fashion Television specials will be serving delectable treats such as Trend Watch: Womenswear for the latest Spring Summer trends of 2017 and Couture Market, an exclusive guide to high-end fashion for those with particular tastes.

From street style to beauty tips, to fashion weeks and red carpets, all fashion lovers in Australia and New Zealand now have access to Fashion Television‘s exclusive features 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including their very own designers, stylists, and models.

For more information about Fashion Television, visit fashion.tv.

About Fashion Television International

Since its inception in 1985, Fashion Television is the leading fashion authority on television, having covered fashion events over more than 3 decades in more than 80 countries with leading style icons such as Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson, Naomi Campbell and the late Alexander McQueen. Fashion Television is operated in Canada directly by Bell Media, and continues to air outside Canada in many parts of Europe, Asia and the Americas operated by Fashion Television International.

Source: Fashion Television International Limited
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February 28, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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Lazada Philippines sends top five sellers to Alibaba’s Campus

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-An opportunity to meet, network and learn from the best in e-commerce

MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — Lazada Philippines sent five of its top performing sellers to Alibaba’s campus in Hangzhou, China, from February 23 to 25, 2017. They joined a delegation of 34 other sellers coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand.

Top performing sellers across all Lazada markets pose in front of Alibaba's Hangzhou Campus
Top performing sellers across all Lazada markets pose in front of Alibaba’s Hangzhou Campus

Highlights from the 3-day visit to Hangzhou included a rare opportunity to hear from Jing Jie, Vice President of Strategic Partnership Development, Alibaba Group and Aimone Ripa di Meana, Chief Marketplace Officer, Lazada Group to gain insights on the e-commerce landscape development and best-practices of online selling. The delegates also had the chance to visit and network with other successful sellers such as Semir1 from Alibaba’s Tmall platform as well as attend two training sessions on “Operations and Assortment Planning for Singles Day” and “Online Customer Management” conducted by Taobao University2.

These sellers have worked closely with Lazada throughout their Online Revolution sale event last year, and have emerged to be the top in their respective product categories, such as fashion, electronics, and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories.

The Lazada Seller team together with top sellers, Steve Plibundo, Naresh Daswani, Monalisa Gao, Steve Sy and Ankur Choudhary
The Lazada Seller team together with top sellers, Steve Plibundo, Naresh Daswani, Monalisa Gao, Steve Sy and Ankur Choudhary

These top performing sellers have experienced strong uplift3 in their sales during the month-long Online Revolution sale. In addition, these sellers have also offered great value to shoppers with their deals, efficient product dispatches as well as achieving minimal number of returns and cancellations on their products.

Inanc Balci, Lazada Philippines Co-Founder and CEO said, “Lazada has become the biggest entrepreneurial opportunity in the Philippines. Our platform, payment and logistics services enable all our merchants to achieve commercial success by reaching out to millions of Filipinos every day.”

“With this business trip set for our sellers to Hangzhou, we are confident that our sellers will further improve their businesses by incorporating Alibaba’s best practices into their strategy. Our merchant’s success is our utmost duty.” added Balci.

Steve Sy of Great Deals Marketing shared, “I started selling power banks online during the last quarter of 2014. I then realized that there is a great opportunity in e-commerce when my inventory was completely sold out during the Online Revolution sale. In just a span of two years, we have increased our sales more than 200% – tremendous growth versus offline. Now I am even more excited for the upcoming 5th Birthday Sale this coming March 21 to 23.”

In addition to learning opportunities overseas, Lazada offers sellers a comprehensive suite of tools and solutions to make their online business a success. The seller center for instance, gives sellers a comprehensive overview of their business with Lazada. It is also a mobile platform for sellers to manage their business on-the-go. Sellers also receive a weekly performance report from Lazada with details on areas they can improve on for better sales. To find out more, visit http://www.lazada.com.ph/marketplace-new/.

On top of this business trip, another way Lazada helps its sellers is through big sale campaigns. The next campaign is the 5th Birthday Surprise Sale which offers Lazada customers discounts up to 90% off and other surprise deals.

About Lazada Birthday 2017

It is Lazada’s 5th birthday this March and everyone is invited! Brands, sellers and other e-commerce partners are joining Lazada to surprise shoppers with all the perks of online shopping. Starting from March 13 with hot deals and preorders to whet the appetite of eager shoppers, Lazada’s birthday celebrations will peak on March 21 – 23 presenting limited-time ‘flash’ sales, exclusive product launches, irresistible deals on branded products among many birthday surprises. Shoppers can join the celebrations on www.lazada.com.ph or download the official Lazada shopping app on Android or iOS.

About Lazada Group

Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with a presence in Indonesia (www.lazada.co.id), Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my), the Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), Singapore (www.lazada.sg), Thailand (www.lazada.co.th) and Vietnam (www.lazada.vn).

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering e-commerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.

PRESS CONTACT:

CHRISTINA MILA Z. JIMENEZ

Offline Marketing Head
Lazada Philippines
(E) c.jimenez@lazada.com.ph
(M) +639178969703

[1] Semir is one of China’s leading casual clothing brands.

[2] Taobao University is the eCommerce education arm of Alibaba Group

[3] Revenue uplift, as compared to results from an average day of sales.

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Source: Lazada Philippines

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February 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

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E-Commerce One to One’ is coming to Southeast Asia

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-“Finally an event that dives not only into the strategy of selling online but also talks about the specifics of selling on a day-to-day basis” – Katherine Mamontoff, Corporate E-Commerce Manager, Estee Lauder

SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — The Comexposium Group, the world’s leading digital innovation events organiser, today announced it will launch its signature EMEA event brand ‘E-Commerce One to One’ into the APAC market via an event held May 29-31, 2017 in Thailand.

The inaugural E-Commerce One to One Southeast Asia event will take place at The Slate in Phuket, Thailand, joining an international line-up of E-Commerce events across France, Australia and New Zealand. To ensure the event resonates with Southeast Asia retailers, the event program has been shaped by a local advisory board comprised of Booking.com, Dentsu, HP, Visa, Essilor, Wego, Intel & more.

The event line-up includes John Lawson – E-Commerce Futurist & Adjunct Professor of the IBM Cognitive College, Joey Caisse – Chief Business Development Officer at iCar Asia Ltd, and Adam Good – Chief Digital Officer Dentsu APAC. More speakers will be announced soon.

“We’re delighted to bring this global event brand into this market right at the moment the e-commerce sector across Southeast Asia is exploding. It’s expected that the e-commerce market will surpass US$25 billion by 2020, and with a population of 620 million it’s a massive market with huge potential,” said Richard Sossen, MD Comexposium Australasia.

“We expect more than 120 of Asia’s sharpest online retailers and marketing technologists to be in attendance over the 2.5-day conference, where they’ll experience a mix of high-octane keynotes, workshops and panel discussions designed to explore highly topical themes.”

About E-Commerce One to One Southeast Asia 2017:

E-Commerce One to One is a unique gathering of the finest minds in e-commerce. It’s an extraordinary three-day event designed to inspire new thinking, challenge assumptions and to ensure Asia’s smartest online retailers remain globally competitive. Further info: LINK

For more information, contact:

Wayne Krowitz
+61 421 464 987
Wayne.krowitz@comexposium.com

Source: Comexposium Australasia

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February 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

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Melbourne-based Software Engineering Firm, Ocean Software, Secures Their 13th International Military Customer for the Supply of Their COTS Product, FlightPro(R)

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MELBOURNE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — The latest Military organisation to procure FlightPro(R) is the Belgian Air Component, who will be using the software to manage all aspects of their military flying operations, including training. FlightPro'(R) selection, after a rigorous competitive tender process, is evidence of the critical nature of the capability sought by the Belgian MoD.

The deal with the Belgian Air Component secures Ocean Software’s dominant global position in the Enterprise Aviation Operations Management Software space, particularly across Europe, as Belgium joins Ocean’s rapidly expanding European customer list which includes the European Defence Agency, the Royal Air Force, the Finnish Air Force, Lufthansa, BAE Systems, and ST Aero.

Ocean Software originally developed FlightPro(R) in 1993 for the Royal Australian Air Force, where it is still relied upon to ensure the day-to-day operations of flying squadrons are handled efficiently and safely.

FlightPro(R) was designed to simplify the multi-dimensional, challenging task of getting correctly qualified pilots into the right aircraft at the right time for both training and military operations purposes. Historically this has required highly skilled and experienced operations personnel, usually flying instructors, to manage multiple manual processes and legacy systems in order to achieve the end goal. FlightPro(R) simplifies and automates many of the tasks associated with this, and brings all the necessary data together within a single system, to handle everything from scheduling, training, qualification and currency management, to maintenance and reporting, as well as everything in between.

Ocean Software’s General Manager, Bruce Moors says, “The hard work of the Belgian Air Component and Ocean Software’s team to make this happen has assured recognition of the principles behind everything we do; that is to build and deliver high quality systems. FlightPro(R) is a proven and highly regarded product that has been developed and enhanced over more than 20 years by people who understand the extreme complexities of Aviation Operations, particularly within Military environments.”

The Belgian Air Component seeks to have the FlightPro(R) Software up and running by the end of this year. The Belgian Project Officer, Steven Van der Vorst, says, “Future challenges such as ‘do more with less’ and increasingly complex weapon systems including the A400M, NH90 and future fighters will require ever more efficient tools such as FlightPro(R) in order for the weapon systems to be employed effectively.”

About Ocean Software

Ocean Software designs, develops, and delivers Enterprise Software solutions for military, government, and corporate customers around the world.

Ocean’s solutions are widely regarded as the gold standard in their respective classes due to their completeness, levels of support, ongoing development, training and documentation. Our products form the core systems behind highly complex operating environments including: Command and Control, Operations & Training Management Healthcare, Supply Chain Management, and eCommerce. For more information, visit www.ocean.software.

About the Belgian Air Component

The Belgian Air Component celebrated last year its 70th anniversary, but its roots can be traced back to 1907. Today, the Belgian Air Component, is considered as one of the most active Air Forces in the world with a pivotal role in NATO. The Belgian Air Component is a small but reliable partner for its allies, active in homeland and abroad. Besides its national duties like QRA and SAR, the Belgian Air Component participates in a broad range of operations. Outstanding technology and equipment is mandatory to achieve this.

MEDIA CONTACT

For high-res imagery, please contact:

Nick Timms

Burson-Marsteller for Ocean Software

nick.timms@bm.com

+61-2-9928-1519

Sacha Blomer

Ocean Software

Sachab@ocean.com.au

+61-3-8614-7200

Source: Ocean Software

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February 28, 2017 at 10:29 am

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