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Hitachi Vantara Appoints PH Business Development Director As A Senior Executive For ASEAN

Hitachi Vantara has appointed Varghese Mathew as the Head of Partners & Alliances, ASEAN. Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced the appointment Varghese Mathew as the Head of Partners & Alliances, ASEAN. Mathew is currently the Business Development Director for Philippines, and recently he has been appointed to take up another role as the Head of Partners & Alliances, ASEAN where he will be responsible for driving Hitachi Vantara’s channel program across ASEAN. He will lead the integration and growth of the regional partner network by establishing best practices in the execution of Hitachi Vantara’s partner go-to-market strategy. Mathew boasts over 21 years of experience in the sector, with a specialization in business development, channels and alliances management and solutions architecting. Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara 6 years ago, he worked with EMC, T-Systems, HP Services and HCL in various capaciti

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Going Paperless, Providing Better Healthcare: 5 Advantages of using scanners in healthcare facilities

Managing health information has always been a challenge for any healthcare provider due to the uncontrollable growth of data. Since most healthcare facilities remain paper-intensive and minimally automated and digitized, processing and managing hundreds of documents can be time-consuming and extremely costly. Keeping track of vital patient records are also labor-intensive. For better management of vital health information, clinics and hospitals look to start digitizing and utilize electronic medical record systems, which involves scanning of thousands of documents and images to store in digital storages. According to Fujitsu, a global leader in the image scanning market, going paperless by scanning important medical records provides several benefits, as listed below:  Boosts Security Sensitive medical and personal patient information, such as medical history, past ailments, consent forms, insurance information, and contact details can be digitized for enhanced security and easy acce

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Unisys Launches Latest Version of Stealth (identity) Featuring Enhanced Biometric Identity Management and Authentication

Seamless integration and trusted identity access control capabilities provide strong enterprise security while also enabling an improved user experience Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the availability of the latest version of Unisys Stealth(identity)™, the company’s biometric identity management software. Stealth(identity) is highly scalable and brings flexible biometric authentication and security to enterprises of any size, as well as offering an additional layer of identity-based protection capabilities for enterprises both on premises or in the cloud. Stealth(identity)’s adaptive, risk-based authentication simplifies security policies and works with existing infrastructure, leading to a lower total cost of ownership in managing the full lifecycle from identity proofing through authorization for access, all with a single platform. Additionally, support for single sign-on capabilities adds a layer of protection for any application within the enterprise that demands p

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PLDT, Smart and De La Salle Philippines launch e-Learning store

Animo Smart Online Store allows faculty and students to avail PLDT Smart Exclusive plans The country’s largest integrated telco PLDT, through its B2B arm PLDT Enterprise and wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, has recently fortified its pivotal partnership with De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) with the launch of Animo Smart Online Store to better support the digital learning needs of their students and teachers. To continue empowering its students and faculty during this time, DLSP reached out to PLDT Enterprise to establish Animo Smart Online Store, an e-commerce site which gives its students and faculty an opportunity to buy and avail exclusive Smart data and connectivity plans and products.  DLSP is the network of Lasallian schools in the Philippines established to facilitate collaboration among the schools, which includes mission schools as well as universities and colleges. Together, PLDT Enterprise and Smart developed the said online store which will benefit over 80,000 st

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Globe builds 6 new sites for better internet experience in Malabon

Better connectivity and data experience are now being felt in various cities and municipalities all over the country. Thanks to the aggressive network builds and upgrades to 4G/LTE that Globe is doing. In Malabon, Globe installed six new cell sites and 101 more sites were upgraded to fulfill the telco's commitment to have 4G everywhere. For residents in the area, digital connectivity is the way to cope within this disaster-prone city. Ryan Geronimo, Barangay Captain of Tinajeros shared, “The new normal is digital, to enable us to serve our constituents better, and this will go on.” Reliable and world-class internet is what a community needs in times of normalcy or peril. Malabon has been maximizing its LGU’s social media platforms to disseminate important and timely information as well as stream announcements and events to its residents. “This is the new normal in serving the people,” Geronimo adds. Jalyn Mateo, mother and Globe user since 2004, has expressed her appreciation for t

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A culture of innovation fuels business resilience and economic recovery in the Philippines

88% of business decision-makers in the Philippines say innovation is a ‘must’, not just good-to-have; they see the ability to innovate as vital to performance and resilience, according to a new Microsoft-IDC study Since COVID-19, Philippines organizations have matured in the culture of innovation by 4%, increasing their ability to innovate; 56% of these organizations now find innovation easy The share of adopters (stage 3 in appendix) that have a culture of innovation in the Philippines, rose by 5 percentage points during the pandemic 82% of organizations in the Philippines are accelerating the pace of digitalization in response to the crisis As Philippines and Asia Pacific continue to deal with disruptions resulting from the pandemic, 88% of business decision-makers in the Philippines say that innovation is now a ‘must’ for them to respond quickly to market challenges and opportunities and ensure business resilience. This is more than average for all organizations in the regio

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MVP Bossing 2020 Dr. Carl Balita shifts to digital learning

Pandemic challenges transform dynamic classrooms to virtual space PLDT Enterprise has recently launched its MVP Bossing Awards campaign to inspire enterprises to rediscover and reinvent their businesses today to successfully thrive in the future. This year’s theme, “Rediscovery, Reinvention,” aims to convey a message of hope, and in recognition to and show appreciation for local business owners who are overcoming the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the usual awards night gathering, this year’s MVP Bossing now takes form as a digital campaign in deference to social events shifting to virtual space given the global health crisis. For aspiring MVP Bossing Dr. Carl Balita of the Carl Balita Review Center (CBRC), the pandemic, while it did catch him by surprise because of the challenges that faced him and his business, made him rethink about shifting his business to a digital space. “There were many realizations for this year, and one of them is that we never

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Huawei TrustInTech Summit 2020: Shared Prosperity Enabled by Trust in Technology and Open Collaboration

Huawei hosted its second annual TrustInTech Summit, which was attended by ICT industry experts, academia and economists from around the world. Speakers included Huawei's Executive Director of the Board and President of the Carrier Business Group, Ryan Ding, international investor Jim Rogers, GSMA CMO Stephanie Lynch-Habib, and others. Focusing on the new challenges the world faced in 2020, the Summit highlighted ICT's critical role as the key digital infrastructure to support societal wellbeing and economic recovery. Given the rising trend of technology decoupling, the Summit emphasized the need to embrace open collaboration, as well as the call to defeat the unnecessary fear of adopting new technologies. In 2020, ICT played a vital role in resuming work and production during the pandemic. Meanwhile, 2020 has witnessed the exponential growth of 5G business applications. Global consultancy firm STL Partners estimated that 5G-enabled scenarios will raise the global GDP by US$1.4 trillio

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Globe, Gawad Kalinga unveil partnership to power residents with affordable internet

Globe Telecom formally announced their new partnership with Gawad Kalinga to provide access to high-speed, reliable and low-cost internet for Gawad Kalinga village residents in Parañaque, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Imus, Cavite last December 10. This recent initiative is part of Globe’s long-standing mission to sustain and develop communities by providing and enhancing internet access for underprivileged Filipinos who have zero or limited access to basic connectivity, which is a critical need for learning, livelihood and work online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the active support of the Parañaque, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Imus, Cavite local government units, the project allows Gawad Kalinga village residents in the respective areas to connect to the internet through KonekTayo WiFi — for as low as P15 per day, without any need to spend for devices, monthly fees or modems. Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO said, “During this time, internet access serves as a vital means for communities

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Brother Philippines introduces Brobot, a cute and helpful customer service chatbot

With its mission of always making sure they’re at their customers’ side, Brother Philippines constantly develops new programs and methods to ensure top-quality customer service in all channels. It’s in light of this goal that Brother launches Brobot, a new customer service chatbot. It seeks to help customers inquiring about the brand’s products and services. The cute and helpful bot, accessible on the Brother Philippines website, has been steadily learning through constant interactions with customers—and continues to learn the more people interact with him every day. While he can already answer most queries, soon enough he’ll be able to respond to even more questions! “We always want to ensure that our customers will always get the help they need when it comes to Brother’s products and services,” said Brother Philippines President Glenn Hocson. “Having Brobot, who can answer questions all the time, anytime, is the best way we can attend to anyone looking for more information. We sugg

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