News Flash

October 10, 2015, Saturday
  • Fmr. First Gentleman Mike Arroyo asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel & stay in Japan & Hong Kong for 12 days. 10 hours ago |
  • LTFRB suspends the franchises for 30 units of Dagupan Bus. 10 hours ago |
  • Number of fatalities in fire that hit Leyte Prison and Penal Farm rises to 10. 10 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman has also issued a dismissal order against Masbate Gov. Rizalina Lanete. 10 hours ago |
  • Director General Joel Villanueva resigns from TESDA in view of his plan to join the senatorial race. 10 hours ago |
  • Binay’s camp says the Ombudsman’s dismissal order vs. Mayor Binay was done in haste. 10 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman Carpio-Morales says it is up to Comelec to decide whether or not to allow Mayor Binay to run for a 3rd term. 10 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman’s order includes Mayor Binay’s dismissal from service & perpetual disqualification from public office. 10 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman’s dismissal order for Mayor Binay is in connection with his plunder case over the alleged overpriced Makati City parking building. 10 hours ago |
  • Rep. Abby Binay says Mayor Binay is planning to file his COC next week & run for a third term. 10 hours ago |
  • Rep. Abby Binay says Mayor Binay can still appeal the Ombudsman’s dismissal order at the Court of Appeals. 10 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman cites grave misconduct & serious dishonesty as reasons for Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s dismissal. 10 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman orders the dismissal of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. 11 hours ago |
  • The 5-day period for filing of the Certificates of Candidacy (COC) begins on Monday Oct. 12. 14 hours ago |
  • Comelec conducts a demonstration on how to properly file the Certificates of Candidacy (COC). 14 hours ago |
  • Fmr. SAF Chief Getulio Napenas laments no one is being charged for the death of 9 SAF commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut. 14 hours ago |
  • Ayala Bridge in Manila to be closed to motorists at 10 pm Friday. 14 hours ago |
  • Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista eyes a third term. 14 hours ago |
  • Jueteng whistleblower Sandra Cam wants to run for a senate seat. 14 hours ago |
  • OFW Party-list Rep. Seneres says he has a vice-presidential bet & a complete senatorial line-up. 14 hours ago |
  • OFW Party-list Rep. Roy Seneres hopes he won’t be seen as a nuisance candidate after he announced his pres’l bid. 14 hours ago |
  • 3 inmates bolt prison in Tabaco, Albay. 14 hours ago |
  • 9 inmates die in fire that broke out in Abuyog, Southern Leyte prison. 14 hours ago |
  • About 60 members from PH & U.S. Marine Corps take part in an amphibious landing exercise in Ternate, Cavite. 15 hours ago |
  • Sen. Honasan absent in Cebu City event where Binay announced the senator’s bid for the vice presidency. 15 hours ago |
  • Binay announced the ‘Binay-Honasan’ tandem at UNA’s political event in Cebu City. 15 hours ago |
  • Binay announces Sen. Gringo Honasan is his running mate in the 2016 elections. 15 hours ago |
  • Fire out declared at UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion at 10:30 am on Friday. 15 hours ago |
  • Fire hits University of Santo Tomas’ new multi-purpose gymnasium ‘Quadricentennial Pavilion’ on Friday morning. 16 hours ago |
  • Body of man involved in Thursday’s hostage-taking in Manila has yet to be identified and claimed. 16 hours ago |
  • De Lima took her oath as LP member at Balay headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City. 16 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima takes oath as Liberal Party member. 16 hours ago |
  • 5 towns in Maguindanao declared as areas of concern for this coming election period. 17 hours ago |
  • 5 suspected carnappers killed in an encounter with police in Payatas Road, Quezon City. 17 hours ago |

Vibal Publishing taps Microsoft’s Windows Azure

By MST News | May. 06, 2013 at 09:01pm
Educational solutions provider Vibal Publishing House, Inc. said it has chosen to run its open source applications on Microsoft’s Windows Azure “for secure, fast and flexible delivery of products and services.”

Founded in 1953, Vibal publishes textbooks on general education which are widely used in the country. With the advent of modernity, the company has evolved into creating its own diverse portfolio of digital products including interactive e-books, multi-platform reading apps, integrated e-bookstores and other enterprise technology solutions.

The firm said it leveraged on Microsoft’s Windows Azure to run its open source applications; ensuring Vibal’s tool would provide the best quality learning experiences that are free from malware, delayed loading, and incompatibility issues.

According to Vibal systems engineer Edixon Yu, Windows Azure meets their security requirement. Yu noted that prior to using Windows Azure, there were availability issues and flooding of malware ads and spam on their websites.

“It allowed us to set up our websites quicker, boosting efficiency and faster turnaround for the business.  Our site visitors have pointed out an improved web browsing experience,” added Yu. “Having different framework versions for our products is no longer an issue. Users of our learning materials have sure access to our tools whichever browser or platform their school or institution is using.”

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables quick development, deployment and management of applications across a global network of data centers. It allows development of applications using any language, tool or framework.
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