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Two years ago, Mauch Franco, CIO at Shakey’s Philippines, experienced how it was difficult for them to cater to the needs of their guests, especially during special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, or whenever Manny Pacquiao has a fight, and other big functions. It is during these events when demand is at its peak as people usually come to Shakey’s to celebrate. Behind this troublesome situation was an old infrastructure that could not deliver what was required to efficiently serve guests. “We...

Philippine companies have until September 9, 2017 to fully comply with the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Data Privacy Act or Republic Act No. 10173 or face sanctions and penalties which range from one to six years imprisonment, and a fine of not less than Php500,000 and not more than Php5 million, depending on the violation. According to the National Privacy...

Scania, a Swedish-based manufacturer of trucks and buses, has unveiled in the Philippines its Fleet Management System (FMS), an application designed to provide connected services for both fleet operators and drivers. Through Scania FMS, fleet owners can identify and use real-time information such as vehicle data, fuel consumption, fleet position and driver performance that are useful to enhance productivity while reducing costs. With reports generated from the system, operators can spot potential problems early; able to coach drivers...

LBC Express, Inc., Philippines, a leading logistics and remittance brand, is streamlining the entire life cycle of its approximately 8,000 roster of employees, from hire to retire, on a unified solution developed by Ramco Systems. LBC Express will implement Ramco HCM integrated with Global Payroll across its global enterprise covering associates in more than 30 countries....

LAS VEGAS — Amazon Web Services, Inc. has a long-term commitment to using 100% renewable energy to power its global cloud infrastructure. In fact, the company is now 40% of the way to its goal and hopes to be 45% by the end of 2016. By the end of 2017, it hopes to be half way to achieving it. At this year’s AWS re:Invent conference, James Hamilton, AWS vice president and distinguished engineer, said in the opening keynote that the company plans to generate a total of 907 MegaWatts (MW) of power, through mostly a combination of solar and...

Leading the efforts to support and increase the reach of communication globally and locally, Microsoft Translator announces the addition of Filipino together with five other Austronesian languages, including Malagasy, Fijian, Samoan, Tahitian and Tongan. These new languages mark the addition to over 50 languages already available in the translation tool. Being able...

IFS, a global enterprise applications company, announces that its long-standing partner ProV International is expanding the former’s footprint in the Philippines to nurture the growth of IFS Applications™. IFS Applications is a single, integrated application suite that enables global and demanding businesses to successfully handle four core processes namely Service...

BDO Unibank has expanded their relationship with Fiserv, Inc. to include Managed Services to support the IT initiatives of the bank.  BDO Unibank utilizes the Signature core account processing platform, the Teller front-end teller system, and the Communicator enterprise framework solution from Fiserv. With the addition of Managed Services, Fiserv will provide expertise...

Symantec Corp. has announced Symantec Endpoint Protection 14, powered by artificial intelligence on the endpoint and in the cloud. The company says the latest version fuses essential endpoint technologies with advanced machine learning and memory exploit mitigation in a single agent, delivering a multi-layered solution able to stop advanced threats and respond at...

Most business leaders today believe in the value of using data and analytics (D&A) throughout their organizations, but say they lack confidence in their ability to measure the effectiveness and impact of D&A and mistrust the analytics used to help drive decision making, according to a global survey from KPMG International. Most businesses, the survey shows,...