Business model innovation

The coronavirus pandemic has definitely forced companies to change how they create and deliver value to their customers. Take, for example, Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. The Nikkei Asian Review reported that the company recently announced “it will spend P7 billion ($138 million) to build discreet ‘cloud kitchens’ and a stronger delivery service as … Read moreBusiness model innovation

The case for digital content delivery

Now is a good time to look back as the country eases its lockdowns somewhat. Barring a second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections that could prompt a stricter community quarantine, we can step back and see how we managed the last eight weeks or so under enhanced community quarantine vis-a-vis our daily routines, … Read moreThe case for digital content delivery

The acceleration of digital transformation

The current global health crisis will change our lives forever. Thirty top global experts, from technology executives to venture capitalists and analysts, weighed in on the pandemic’s lasting impact on how we live, work and think, as reported by Fast Company magazine. Everyone agrees that wor­king from home is becoming the new normal. Employees will … Read moreThe acceleration of digital transformation

Digital trade: A new era in globalization

One purported casualty of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is globalization. Headlines abound about it: “The Post-Coronavirus World May Be The End Of Globalization,” “Globalization is Dead,” “Coronavirus Could Mean the End of Globalization.” For instance, the World Trade Organization WTO) warned that global trade could fall by up to a third due to … Read moreDigital trade: A new era in globalization

Changing customer behaviors amid COVID-19

Suddenly, everyone is going digital. Companies are implementing work-from-home, moving to cloud computing, upgrading their networks and applications, and adopting e-learning and videoconference practices. Banks are fastracking their digital banking offerings. Hospitals are doing telemedicine. Universities are incentivizing their teachers to develop online courses. Small and medium enterprises are putting up their websites and exploring … Read moreChanging customer behaviors amid COVID-19

Making intelligent decisions amid a crisis

The state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region was found dead last March 28. According to a Bloomberg report, he appeared to have killed himself based on authorities’’ report, and the state governor suggested that he was in despair over the fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. As of March 30, Germany had … Read moreMaking intelligent decisions amid a crisis

Behavioral side of Covid-19

Last week, to the dismay of many netizens from Asia, social media was littered with pictures of university students partying during spring break in Florida beaches, defying social distancing recommendations from the federal government and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and completely disregarding the potential risk of the coronavirus disease 2010 (Covid-19) pandemic. Just … Read moreBehavioral side of Covid-19

An era of innovation after Covid-19

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” – Plato Social media is flooded with pictures of healthcare workers from various hospitals in Luzon wearing and using makeshift personal protective equipment (PPE) after supplies had run out. Scientists from the University of the Philippines have developed a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) test kit that is cheaper and … Read moreAn era of innovation after Covid-19