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IBM Continues Leadership in the ASEAN Server Market in Q3 2011

IBM announced recently its continued leadership within the Enterprise Server market in ASEAN, sustaining strong market share and clinching the top spot, as reported by major analyst firm, IDC.

According to IDC’s ASEAN Quarterly Server Tracker, IBM took the top spot in factory revenue gains to achieve a 50 percent market share in the RISC and EPIC servers powered by IBM Power Systems™, as well as a leading 78.9 percent market share in the $250k servers market, more commonly known as the Mainframe servers, for the third quarter of 2011*.

IBM’s top position in the RISC/EPIC server market was boosted by several large deals in ASEAN. High-growth companies in the region have been turning to IBM's Power Systems not only to drive efficiencies, cut costs and better manage their operations, but also to run advanced analytics to gain insight into business trends and improve their competitive position.

IBM is still #1 in the $250k server market in ASEAN, claiming this leadership position since early 2001.  Earlier this year, IBM announced the z114 server, a powerful version of the IBM zEnterprise System, to extend the mainframe's innovation and unique qualities to more organizations, especially companies and governments in emerging markets such as those found here in ASEAN, who are experiencing rapid growth in new services for banking, retail, mobile devices, government services and other areas.  

IBM also reported success in the growing markets of the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, fueled by interest and success in Smarter Computing.  Smarter Computing refers to smarter architecture that can help clients gain actionable insights from data, increase IT capacity and deliver new services faster to create profitable business opportunities. IBM introduced its Smarter Computing approach to information technology earlier this year as a way for organizations to realize greater efficiencies, improved reliability, and better performance, and all, at lower costs. The strategy centers around three fundamental aspects: leveraging analytics to exploit vast amounts of data for business goals; utilizing optimized systems that are designed for specific tasks; and managing as much of the IT as possible with cloud-computing technologies.

In the Philippines, IBM swept the top spot in terms of overall server revenue market share, with a 48 percent share, gaining close to 12 points of share, over the same quarter in 2010, while IBM’s overall server market revenue was almost 17 points higher than the next closest competitor in Q3 2011.

IBM was also the number one ranked vendor in terms of market share in the Philippines for Q3 2011:
·        High-end Enterprise (250k+ servers) segment with 87.1% revenue share (an impressive 74.2 points higher than the next closest competitor)
·        Volume Server (10k+ servers) with a 69.7 percent share (a favorable 54.9 percent higher than the next closest competitor)
·        RISC/EPIC servers segment with 66% revenue share (a strong 38.6 points higher than the next closest competitor)
·        Nonx86 Unix server revenue share at 63.4 percent (a stellar 33.9 points higher than the next closest competitor)
·        Linux server revenue share at 46.1 percent (an acceptable 13.9 points higher than the next closest competitor

“IBM’s success is being powered by investments in differentiated systems and technologies, where we continue to lead in innovation, scalability and performance. As the Philippine economy continues to grow, clients are looking increasingly to IBM to help modernize their IT infrastructures, realize cost savings and innovate for growth.  We remain focused on investing in future growth and innovating for our clients and our communities," said Sang Yoon Yi, Country Manager for Systems and Technology Group, IBM Philippines.

Nutrilite : Living in Color Held at Market Market

They say, we just need to go back to basic. Basic as in natural and in full color.
Nutrilite believes that life is meant to be lived in full color that why last January 7, 2012, Amway present Living in Full Color at Market Market Activity Center, Global City
As early as 10:00 am, there are car stickering happening at the parking area follow by booth expo and main program that happens from 11:00am-7:00 pm.

Several activities such as Health and Nutrition Check-ups, Wii Fitness Games, Product Sampling, Photo both, Fun games, raffle and other surprises were held. Everyone got a chance to meet and greet the newest brand ambassador of Nutrilite: Enchong Dee

There’s even a win a date game where five ladies try to win Enchong heart thru a question and answer trivia. Luckily, a blogger wins ( go Bloggers go)

Besides what happening on stage, there are several booths that were enjoyed by everyone
The Red Booth allowed those aspiring to be health conscious to learn more about their body mass indexes (BMIs), blood pressure and cholesterol level

The Yellow Booth became a gaming area for Wii Fitness games and arcade games such as punch master and dance revolution.

The Purple Trim down Showdown served as the registration hub fro the Nutrilite Weight Loss Challenge.

The Green Keepsakes Booth offers photo ops and printout for lasting memory of the event

The White playhouse functioned as the stage area where games and performances was held
Enchong Dee believes in optimal health which is the heart of the Nutrilite Brand. Enchong is the perfect brand ambassador for Nutrilite because he is the epitome of clean and healthy living

Nutrilite is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest and process plants on their own certified organic farm. Nutrilite is the worlds leading brand of vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements. The Nutrilite brand offers us a complete range of supplement and other products designed to address at the nutritional needs of anyone at any life stage.

Nutrilite products offer the best of both nature and science

Nutrilite plant concentrates are made from the finest natural ingredients grown according to sustainable farming principles, reflecting our commitment to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of the surrounding communities.
They are the direct result of extensive research and laboratory analysis, ensuring high quality nutrients and ingredients combination based on proven scientific evidence

Product samples were given to everyone

To know more about Nutrilite newest Ambassador Enchong Dee and how you can get your daily dose of at least five serving s of fruits and vegetables, visit or like them on face book at

To find out more about Amway product and business opportunities, please call Amway Philippines at (02)8148181

Goodhousekeeping Fun Run 2012

It's not just a RUN, it's a morning of FUN!
Spend a fun-filled day with your kids and dogs this March 31, 2012!
Fun booths, freebies, and raffle prizes await you and your family!

Where: Bonifacio Global City
When: March 31, 2012
Call time: 5:00 am
Registration Dates: February 1 to March 26, 2012

Registration Centers:
- R.O.X.
Daily, 1pm - 9pm
Bonifacio High Street, B1 ROX Building, BGC, Taguig

- Hobbes and Landes Bonifacio High Street,
Quadrant 2, Unit B14, Fort
Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig

- Hobbes and Landes Greenhills Promenade,
Daily, 1pm - 9pm
Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan

Weekdays only
7th floor, Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3
Pioneer St. Mandaluyong City
Trunkline: (02) 451-8888 local 1070/1071

= 100 meter dash – for kids 6 and below

= 1K run with obstacles - dog and human pairs
*obstacles are simple mini-hurdles and weavers for the dogs
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for fastest dog and human

= 3K Family - open to parent and child pairs
*inflatable obstacle along the 3K route for the child to complete

= 5K Run – Open Category
-1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes from sponsors


6:00 am – 5K
6:15 am – 3K
6:45 am – 1K
7:00 am – 100m dash

• Photobooths
• Frisbee tutorial with the GH Editors
• Food Booths
• Mascots
• Balloon twisters
• Giant inflatables
• Art Salon – face painting, glitter tattoo, glimmer sticker, washable hair colour, and washable henna tattoo (water-based and hypoallergenic products)
• Pet arena - dog groomers, dog training, feeding station, vet consultation, and lots more!

Registration is per head and is non-refundable

• Php200 per head for all categories
• Children below 3 years old are free
• Pet registration is at Php50 per dog.
* Dog must have vaccination record upon registration



• All participating dogs must be properly vaccinated and rabies-free.
• All dogs must be kept on a leash during the entire event
• Female dogs in heat should not participate in the event
• Please be sure to bring the necessary accessories to pick up after your dog’s waste.
• Dogs will have a separate festival area to cater to their needs and interests
• Good Housekeeping will not be liable for any accidents incurred by your dogs during the event
• Good Housekeeping reserves the right to reject any dog participants which may cause disorder during the event

IBM appoints Mariels Almeda Winhoffer as Philippines Country General Manager

 IBM today announced the appointment of Mariels Almeda Winhoffer as the President and Country General Manager for IBM Philippines. 

She succeeds James Velasquez who has been appointed Director, Maintenance and Technical Support, IBM Global Technology Services IBM ASEAN. The appointment will take effect immediately.   

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Ms. Alemda Winhoffer started her career in IBM 26 years ago most recently serving as Client Advocacy Executive for IBM Corporation, where she reported directly to the Chairman and provided support for global client engagements. 

Ms. Cordelia Chung, General Manager, IBM ASEAN said, “IBM selected the Philippines as one of 20 growth markets where the company is making focused investments, as part of our strategy to capture the highest growth opportunities in the world’s emerging economies. 

Under James Velasquez’s leadership, IBM Philippines has expanded its business portfolio exponentially with significant additions to its global delivery missions. Through various collaborations with government, academe and industry, IBM has also established itself as a national asset. As we enter the next phase of our growth, Mariels Almeda Winhoffer’s deep client insight, global experience and outstanding leadership will help boost IBM Philippines as an industry leader, serving local and global clients.” 

Ms. Almeda Winhoffer will assume responsibility for all of IBM's operations in the Philippines, including the company's sales and distribution, systems and technology, software and services units, and fully-owned subsidiaries offering global delivery including IBM Solutions Delivery and IBM Global Process Services Centers. 

“I am very honored and excited to be back in the Philippines to help IBM position itself as a key global provider of services in the growth industries, especially on our 75th anniversary milestone in the Philippines,” Ms. Almeda Winhoffer said. “Leveraging its rich natural resources and talent, many markets seek the Philippines as an extension and expansion of their operations.  IBM is committed to support and ensure that the Philippines is prepared to embrace these opportunities and achieve sustainable growth through its Smarter Planet agenda.” 

Ms. Almeda Winhoffer has held various executive posts within IBM including Vice President and Business Development Executives leader for the Industrial Sector, Client Relationship Executives leader for Global Technology Services (GTS) Strategic Outsourcing, as well as Services leader for Electronics and Automotive accounts – all based in the USA.   

She was also a recipient of the 2009 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Center, recognizing her contribution to the Asian business community in the United States.   

Ms. Almeda Winhoffer completed her primary and secondary education at Assumption College, Philippines, before moving to the United States earning a double degree in Finance and Computer Science from Fordham University, cum laude. 

She becomes the fourteenth Country General Manager, and the first female President of IBM Philippines. 

Ensembles Boracay Contest

Good day! This just in! Ensembles is excited to announce their  BIG SURPRISE for New Year. They  are giving away an ALL EXPENSE PAID Boracay Trip for two on their facebook page. Just upload a photo of you wearing your fave Ensembles outfit, tell them why you chose this photo and ask your friends to like it. The entry with the best answer/caption and most number of likes by the time we announce, wins! Contest starts on January 16, 2012.
So what are you waiting for,  summer time?

Ipanema Raids Southern Luzon

Ipanema, the fashionable and hip Brazilian flip-flop brand invades Southern Luzon, through its new retail concept store called “SANDALIAS” located in SM City Lucena. The grand opening and blessing was held in December 21 with the presence of ELRO Corporation’s Managing Director Patxi Elizalde,  Marketing Manager  Cecille Loretizo and "SANDALIAS" Retail Operations Supervisor Jason Gonzales, together with Managers from SM: Cid Victoria, Darlene Mangubat, Celia Alquiros, Gay Lavarez, Elizabeth Morelos.
As always, Ipanema never failed to exhibit its chic and stylish designs in the new store as they featured the latest  collection shown in the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week.  Aside from the popular Ipanema Women’s Collection, the store also offers the Ipanema Men’s line and kids line; a shopping experience for the whole family.  The store is also surrounded by the luxe Ipanema Gisele Bundchen collection. The intricate designs and colourful collection of each Ipanema flip flop complimented the Rio inspired store  where the decor and store design mimicked the tiles of Ipanema Beach giving shoppers  that relaxing yet modern vibe.  
The “SANDALIAS” store exclusively selling Ipanema flip flops is located at the ground floor of SM City Lucena.

For more details visit www.facebook/ 

Chef's Classic Cooking Event Schedule

For mommies like me who love to cook, here’s an event I knew you would love to be a part of.The long wait is now over! Here is the schedule of our Free and Live Cooking show! Guys! Don't forget to join ther Live cooking show on the following venues. Again, registration will start by 12:30pm and cooking show will by 1:30pm. Chef Mitchie Sison and Chef Nino Logarta will facilitate the said activity. Please come in Red and get a price instantly
 Don't forget the dates

See you there


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