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SINGAPORE – The Philippines is ripe for analytics, said Grant Halloran, chief marketing officer of anaplan, a company that combines “analytics and planning” and now considers the country as its “fastest moving market in Asia and the Pacific.” A good business vision, said Halloran, is to bring analytics to people who do planning in businesses. “Traditionally,...

Every Friday during busy months, Glenn Mendoza, vice president for information technology and systems at Seaoil, would get calls from end-users complaining about system downtime or unavailability, a common scenario in any company that has an on-premise IT infrastructure. But the complaints completely stopped after the independent oil producer ported its Enterprise...

SINGAPORE – With cloud now the new tech norm, a persistent issue plaguing adoption is security to mitigate business risks. And here, experts agree that for many businesses, sustaining robust cyber security on their own is somewhat impossible. Instead, help from experts is needed; and here, diversified solutions come in handy, particularly since an estimated 90,000...

Nowadays, the term “cloud computing” is being bandied around so ordinarily, mentioned not only in more formal IT-related settings but even in informal musings as posted in blogs or social networking sites. The “cloud” is, indeed, now part of the daily lexicon, no matter the context. For all of its popularity, however, the cloud continues to be misunderstood,...

By Jonah Pransky Product Marketing Manager, Revenue and Customer Management Amdocs Pop quiz. What do service providers consider to be their most important channel for reaching their customers? Think about it for a minute. To the few of you who said monthly bill, well done. And for the rest of you who are scratching your head now, here’s why. Monthly bills give...

Addasound, a Denmark-based provider of wearable intelligent voice and unified communications devices, has introduced to the Philippine market its new range of Crystal wired headsets designed to meet the audio requirements of contact centers. These Crystal series consist of entry-level 2701and 2702, 2801, 2802, 2821, 2822, SR2821, SR2822, 2851 and 2852.   “This...

ePLDT, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) arm of the PLDT Group, has announced that its VITRO Data Center in Pasig is now the first data center in the country to receive the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Version 3.1 certification by Controlcase. Created by a consortium of international credit card companies, the PCI Data Security Standard is a stringent set of standards and protocols that protect cardholder data from credit card fraud. Controlcase audited, assessed and certified VITRO Pasig’s...

PLDT has recently announced its partnership with global leader Akamai, becoming the first local channel partner of one of the world’s largest Content Delivery Network (CDN) service providers and the first telecom company in the country to offer a full suite of CDN solutions for enterprises.   The alliance is seen to boost businesses’ Internet experience...

The traditional notion of work is now changing even within small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines, according to Microsoft’s New World of Work (NWoW) study which involved 5,000 respondents who are working in SMEs in 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific. The Philippines is represented in the study by 400 employees. The study, which unveils the NWoW index,...

The Philippine Resources Savings Bank (PR Savings Bank), the country’s fourth largest independent thrift bank, is tapping IBM Global Financing’s fund for the acquisition of core banking software and hardware infrastructure. PR Savings Bank began as a rural bank on May 12, 1977, and was recently upgraded to a savings bank by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...