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Digital readiness paradigm

When we hear the word “digital,” we instinctively imagine the realm of hi-tech gadgetry, smart phones, high-speed internet, the cloud, apps, databases, and all the online content we habitually log on to for work and entertainment. For consumers living in a pandemic, these technologies are just indispensable. Still, many end-users have little understanding of the complexity and the enormous investments needed to build and sustain a network of digital infrastructures to support this convergence of services we access through our phones, tablets, and computers......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJul 26th, 2021

DICT adopts framework for Philippines’ digital readiness

The Department of Information and Communications Technology has adopted a framework that outlines measures designed to improve the Philippines’ digital readiness, including the installation of 5,000 towers per year over the next three years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Digital readiness

That was a telling scene at the Senate public services committee’s online hearing last Wednesday, on the digital readiness of the country especially for the blended learning planned for the new school year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Digital readiness for the new normal

I did my first Zoom meeting last week. Like shaving, I tried to hold back as long as I could. At the back of my mind, I was thinking that doing a Zoom meeting is like surrendering to the new normal being forced on me......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Digital technology is key to recovery

The webinar organized by the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation and the Makati Business Club last June 23 on the topic “Digital Readiness for the New Normal” provided some insights on the government’s economic recovery plan from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic in which digital connectivity will play a major role......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2020

BSP to issue unified data framework

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas plans to issue before the end of the year a unified policy governing the handling and use of digital data gathered by banks from their clients......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

A guide to cybersecurity competency framework

There are mandated laws, compliance regulations, and penalties when the leadership and management fail to provide cybersecurity measures to its organization. To help protect and to effectively navigate your organization in the digital age, the Center for Global Best Practices invites you to attend an online training entitled, Cybersecurity Competency Framework for the Enterprise Governing Body and Management to be held from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26 via Zoom......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

PLDT, Nokia team up for IoT services

Telco giant PLDT Inc. and Nokia are set to make commercially available soon a first in the country solution that would help businesses accelerate their digital transformation and boost customer experience......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Tonik digital bank deposits reach P3.5 billion

Purely digital and branchless bank Tonik reported P3.5 billion in retail deposits as of mid-August, less than six months after it opened in the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

PayMaya offers free cash in at over 55,000 touchpoints

Digital financial services leader PayMaya has waived cash in fees at over 55,000 online and physical touchpoints nationwide, making it easier for consumers to put funds and use their e-wallet anytime, anywhere. This is in line with making financial services more accessible and convenient to all Filipinos, especially during heightened community quarantine measures across the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Even if I stand alone : Duterte says he ll stand by Duque amid COA findings

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed readiness to stand by embattled Health Secretary Francisco Duque III even if it erodes his popularity and insisted that firing him would be a "great injustice.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

PLDT Home Biz powers home-based entrepreneurs with e-commerce solutions

Despite the challenges of the global health crisis, the country's small business ecosystem continues to thrive as resilient entrepreneurs make the shift and explore the opportunities of going into digital......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

UnionBank pilots new digital service

Union Bank of the Philippines has partnered with Hex Trust, Asia’s leading digital asset custodian, to pilot its digital asset custody service......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

BSP sets moratorium on digital bank licenses

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has imposed a three-year moratorium on the grant of digital banking licenses starting next month to closely monitor the performance and impact of the new banking classification on the industry......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

ARTA wants to institutionalize digital payments in state firms

The Anti-Red Tape Authority wants government agencies to make use of a digital payments system to provide ease in transactions......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

BSP to stop accepting digital bank applications for 3 years

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will stop accepting applications for digital banking licenses for three years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Microsoft helps speed up digital shift

Microsoft Philippines expects to achieve its goal to positively impact 25 million Filipinos under an initiative to accelerate digital transformation and upskilling ahead of the three-year time frame, with the pandemic highlighting the need to use digital solutions......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Palace: Digital vaccination certificates out next month

The lack of uniform standards for authenticating vaccine certificates has stalled the processing of the employment documents of migrant workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Burger King Royal Makeover Makes its Way to the Philippines

Burger King gives nothing but confidence, boldness, and fun as it dons a new look after over 20 years. The well-loved brand is making big moves by introducing a completely new visual design that is forward-looking and speaks of the brand’s innovative evolutions in food quality, sustainability, and digital presence. “As guests’ needs evolve, Burger […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

5 Steps to Plan Your Digital Transformation

Being in the IT industry for the last 28 years, I had the chance to observe the many advancements and upheavals in the field – advancements in technology, changes in standards and protocols, mergers and acquisitions, layoffs and re-organizations. But I have never seen Southeast Asia (SEA) transforming at a breakneck speed until this pandemic. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

SBCorp Encourages MSMEs to Go ‘Online’

Go digital. This was the message of Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during a recent virtual webinar entitled: “The New Normal is Digital: Business Solutions for MSMEs.” The webinar, attended by MSMEs across different industries, also marked the culmination of SBCorp’s 30th anniversary and the National MSME Week celebration. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021