Obama’s re-election not bad for Philippines
The Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) has welcomed US President Barack Obama’s re-election amid speculation that his victory may resurrect talks on the passage of anti-outsourcing legislation in the US Senate.
Big data picking up pace rapidly across Asia Pacific
The big data technology and services market in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) is expected to grow from US$258.5 million in 2011 to US$1.76 billion in 2016, on the back of a 46.8% five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
Banks should be banking on APIs and apps, not applications
Current application portfolios are preventing banks from making the transformation they need to re-engage with customers and stakeholders, according to research firm Gartner.
Smartphone vendors: Nokia out of the Top 5, RIM in
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 2.4% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012, driven by heavyweights Samsung and Apple as Nokia dropped off the Top 5 list of smartphone vendors and RIM made it in.
IBM to locate global social biz hub in Philippines
IBM has announced it is making a “significant investment” to establish a “Level 2” software customer support center in the Philippines in the fourth quarter of 2012 to support increasing demand for social business solutions globally.
Philippines Supreme Court suspends controversial cybercrime law
The Philippines Supreme Court, in an en banc session on Oct 9, voted unanimously to issue a temporary restraining order against the newly-enacted controversial Cybercrime Law.
Philippines outsourcing sector to gain from fresh cutbacks at US banks
A fresh wave of downsizing at large US financial holding companies is expected to benefit Manila’s booming business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.
Filipinos take to the streets to protest new cybercrime law
Activists, netizens, journalists, bloggers, organizations and individual citizens, and even the militant group Karapatan, took to the streets on Oct 2 to protest in front of the Philippine Supreme Court, calling on the nation’s highest court to declare the recently-enacted Cybercrime Law unconstitutional.
Philippines building 63 new IT parks
The Philippines is developing a total of 63 new information-technology (IT) parks nationwide, with 41 of them in the provinces and 22 in the National Capital Region.
Philippines cybercrime law is unconstitutional, says senator
The only senator who voted against the Cybercrime Law during its deliberations in the Philippine Senate, Teofisto Guingona III, said he opposed the controversial law based on constitutional grounds as the measure imposes “prior restraint” on the freedom of expression and speech.
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