Diversified Technology Solutions International Inc. (DTSI), a local call centre solutions provider, is looking to grow its business in the U.S. market, capitalizing on its global reseller partnerships with vendors Avaya Inc. and Lucent Technologies.
The Philippines has been chosen as the pilot site for a regional initiative that will integrate the import/export clearance systems of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). Aimed at establishing common documentation standards for permits and clearances issued by the customs department of each member country, the pilot site for this Asean
Driven by niche markets like telecommunications, call centres, gaming and even small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), total information technology spending among local companies is projected to grow this year to about US$1.2 billion, according to research group IDC.
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will spearhead the development of a single national identification (ID) system that would "harmonize" the databases of several government agencies, including the National Statistics Office (NSO), Land Transportation Authority (LTO) and the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Here's one downgrading the Philippines would welcome with open arms. Long suffering from the stigma attached to being a haven for intellectual property pirates, the Philippines is eagerly looking forward to an earlier audit by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) that it hopes would lead to its removal from the list of countries with the highest piracy rates.
A new Philippines government corporation attached to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is looking to provide at least three billion pesos (US$55 million) in financial assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) this year.