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Fexco's Springpoint makes financial inclusion more possible in PH

Financial inclusion is a key objective for many public and private institutions. The archipelago structure of the Philippines creates additional challenges for those who are advocating for greater access to financial services. As the Philippines consists of thousands of inhabited islands, financial services are difficult to deliver to those who need it most. While there are nearly 3,000 rural and cooperative banks across the country that aim to address the needs of every Filipino, logistical challenges remain. In the Philippines, Fexco’s vision is an accessible innovation that leverages financial technology to bring a simple, safe, and secure user experience to its customers. To deliver this vision and help financial institutions extend their reach both in-branch and beyond the traditional branch network, Fexco is launching its new global Springpoint venture which enables the rapid, low-cost deployment of traditional banking services to underserved areas. Springpoint is a financial

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Yedpay secures cloud deployment with Fortinet Security Fabric

Fortinet recently announced that merchant payment solutions company Yedpay has deployed an end-to-end Fortinet Security Fabric to help bolster security as it moves its infrastructure to the cloud. Fortinet’s dynamic cloud security solutions enable Yedpay to protect its current operations, stay ahead of cyber attacks and confidently expand service offerings to grow the business. Established in Hong Kong in 2014, Yedpay provides a secure platform for e-commerce payments for thousands of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that are underserved by other financial services providers. Its infrastructure connects merchants, including taxi drivers and other SMEs, with payment issuers and supports marketing and analytics tools. Like other organizations in the financial services sector, Yedpay is now leveraging virtualization and cloud computing to help it deliver applications and services with greater speed and flexibility. Fortinet is able to power Yedpay’s speed of digital innovation w

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Taal Volcano eruption evacuation center map by Google goes online

Taal Volcano eruption evacuation center map by Google goes online, now searchable on Google and Google Philippines Facebook page. Using its mapping technology, Google, in partnership with volunteer mappers and the Batangas Public Information Office, released a consolidated map of evacuation centers in connection with the eruption of Taal Volcano. This information can be useful not only for the evacuees but also for those who are looking for ways to help. The Taal Volcano Eruption Crisis Map can be accessed through this link: https://bit.ly/2TGhTaz. You may also manually search "evacuation centers for the taal eruption" on Google or access it on Google Philippines Facebook page: https://bit.ly/30z8WRO. To help report critical information or to enlist more evacuation centers, please send an email to phmappers@gmail.com.

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Lazada 12.12 Year End Sale steps up with 1st digital giving platform

This Christmas, and in the lead up to Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year End Sale, Lazada formally introduces the first-ever Digital Giving platform by an eCommerce player in the Philippines. This is part of a wider LazadaForGood program. With this, Filipinos can add heart-to-cart as they shop online and support local communities and causes in need through direct donations on the Lazada platform. With more than 12 million deals, customers can look forward to shopping this season. But more importantly, they can look forward to offerings that reflect the meaningful relationships that we have built to benefit 11 local and international advocacy partners: Habitat for Humanity, Young Focus, Caritas Manila, MovEd, UNHCR, Hero Foundation Inc., UNICEF, WWF, Tahanan ng Pagmamahal, HOPE, and CCEF. Shoppers can support causes close to their hearts, from alleviating poverty to saving the environment to putting a roof over someone’s head. “Christmas is the season for giving, and we want to empower our cus

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Waste management at LGUs levels up with IGT & CMPL projects

IGT (Integrated Green Technology) and CMPL (CNIM Martin Private Limited) hosted their first “Waste to Energy Summit 2019” on November 15, 2019 at the Grand Ballroom of Seda Hotel Vertis North Quezon City. IGT's founder Michael Coronel-Jimenez and co-founder A. Leilani T. Cruz, along with CMPL CEO Denis Bauer, spearheaded the milestone event.   Showcasing their expertise in renewable energy, the two companies explained their patented European technology aimed toward Asian markets such as the Philippines. Based in Paris, France, CMPL uses German technology. Combined with 50 years of experience in waste to energy EPC and FGT (Flue Gas Treatment), CMPL's technology complies with our RA 8749 (Clean Air Act) of the Philippines. The technology provider has built more than 170 WTE plants in 23 countries. The 24th country will be the Philippines. With the combined cooperation of the LGUs (Local Government Units), DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), and DOE (Department o

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Davao City learns latest medtech innovations at Taiwan seminar

From computer technology to design innovation, the 2019 Taiwan Expo has opened new doors of opportunities for different industries in Davao City. Held last November 8 to 9, 2019, at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier Davao, the expo featured well-curated product exhibits from various Taiwan brands and companies, as well as highly informative seminars conducted by product experts and innovators from Taiwan. The most anticipated Taiwan Healthcare Seminar, with a theme “Smart Medical Innovation Brightens Your Life,” brought together top biotech innovators from the best and most advanced hospitals in Taiwan. Coming from reputable institutions Chang Chung Memorial Hospital, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Lite-Med Inc., Biomaterials & Surface Engineering Industry-Academia Consortium, Taipei Tech University, Bionime Corporation, and Chung Hua Institute for Economic Research, the speakers shared their latest innovations to healthcare practitioners and professionals from all over Davao

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Kation Technologies brings Dynamics 365 Business Central to PH

With its promise of efficiency, flexibility, and improved productivity, just to name a few, it’s unsurprising why so many businesses all over the world consider migrating to cloud for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) needs. But for a lot of businesses, especially those that are small- and medium-sized, the most common barriers that hinder the implementation of migration to ERP remain, preventing them from harnessing the benefits. And as the clock ticks, there is mounting pressure on these businesses to catch up. If they don’t, not only do they risk losing to the competition, they might even lose their business. Among the biggest barriers to ERP migration is cost. ERP implementation and migration require investing in digital technologies, which can be expensive for small and medium businesses depending on their nature and the industry they are in. Moreover, they may also need to worry about investing in the infrastructure needed to accommodate these new technologies. Another

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2019 Taiwan Healthcare Seminar intros new medtech solutions to Mindanao

Hot on the heels of the successful 2019 Taiwan Medical Technology Seminar held at the Manila Hotel in Manila, Philippines, last September 10, 2019, Taiwan is all set to bring its good news of modern healthcare to Mindanao. Organized by the Taiwan Trade Center Manila (TAITRA), the 2019 Taiwan Healthcare Seminar is coming to Davao City on November 8, 2019, at Meeting Room 5, SMX Davao. This event will bring together some of the top biotech innovators from the best and most advanced hospitals in Taiwan to share their latest innovations to healthcare practitioners and professionals from around the Davao and the rest of the Mindanao region. The seminar will highlight the latest medical services and smart healthcare systems that Taiwan has to offer to answer the increasing need for high quality human-centric medical care in developing societies like the Philippines. Among the participating institutions are the Chang Chung Memorial Hospital in Keelung, Taiwan, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Lite

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HP Neverstop: World's first printers with toner tank, self-reload toner kit

All entrepreneurs want to run their business as smooth as possible. They strive to avoid any glitches, no matter how small, that can drastically affect productivity and derail their overall work performance. When it comes to budding and small-sized businesses, even a tiny setback in office procedures—such as printing important documents, reports, and presentations—can surely have dire consequences for the team and the management. And with office machines, such as laser printers that rely on a continuous supply of toners, interruptions in printing could mean missed deadlines and lost opportunities. Now, all that is about to change as HP, the World’s #1 Printer Company, introduces the world’s first toner tank with the HP Neverstop Laser printer series. Minimize interruptions The all-new printers are equipped with a revolutionary toner tank that can easily be reloaded using a 15-second mess-free self-reload toner kit. In just three easy steps—shake, plunge, print—and within just a qu

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HP outs new reliable printers that can give your business a boost

Nowadays, finding the right people for the job can sometimes be a challenge, as it entails having a keen eye for recognizing pure talent and skill. Thankfully, it is not the same thing with choosing office equipment and machines, as they are often built to their exact specifications and functions, to deliver outstanding performance, every time. This enables them to contribute to the company’s productivity and even allows entrepreneurs to focus on other more important tasks. Take for instance the HP Smart Tank 500, 515, 519, and 615 All-in-One (AIO) printers, all of which are built for speed. Compared to previous HP Ink Tank printers, this latest breed of equipment can print out black, colored, and colored photos in as fast as 76 seconds. The HP Smart Tank printers can produce 8,000 colored pages or 6,000 black pages using its integrated ink tank system which can easily be refilled using spill-free, resealable bottles. This allows the smart tank printers to offer high-quality and hig

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