Author: Newsbytes.ph

Philippines bank to turn phones, tablets into mPOS terminals
The Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) has begun the deployment of a new solution in which a dongle could transform a mobile phone or WiFi-enabled tablet into a mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) system.
Asean firms lacking digital strategies: Accenture survey
According to a new study by Accenture, Asean businesses are not taking full advantage of the interactive opportunities presented by digital technologies.
Cyber-war: Philippines moves to host all govt websites
With a cyber battle between Filipino and Malaysian hackers erupting over the weekend as a result of the standoff in Lahad Datu, Sabah, the Philippines Government is now speeding up plans to host all government-owned sites as part of a new unified security strategy.
Malaysia-Philippines cyber-war claims sites on both sides
The online shopping site of Globe Telecom became a collateral damage of a new hacking war that has exploded between the Philippines and Malaysia on Sunday, March 3.
Internet gender gap even worse in developing nations
A groundbreaking report on “Women and the Web” has unearthed veiled concrete data on the enormous Internet gender gap in the developing world, as well as the social and economic benefits of securing Internet access for women.
Manila, Cebu among top BPO destinations
In the latest annual ranking of the top 100 global outsourcing destinations by ICT advisory firm Tholons, Manila claimed the No 3 slot, following Indian cities Bangalore and Mumbai.
Google finally opens Philippines office
After years of anticipation, Internet giant Google formally opened on Jan 23 its Philippine subsidiary – its fifth office in South-East Asia after Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
79% of Philippines homes no Internet, telcos urged to cut rates
Two members of the House of Representative in the Philippines urged telecommunication companies to lower their broadband service rates so more Filipinos can have Internet access at their homes to help them in their information needs for education, business, and other personal uses.
Industry group to push Philippine software onto global stage
The Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) said it will intensify its efforts to promote locally created software products in the global arena in 2013 through its Product Development Special Interest Group (PD/SIG).
Philippines to launch ICT program to drive national development
The Philippines Government, through the Information and Communications Technology Office of Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO), is set to introduce a new ICT flagship program that is focused on a few vital industries.
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