Rise of the distributed enterprise

As we were entering the third year of the pandemic, the world saw renewed lockdowns as Omicron cases doubled every day since December 2021. This made business leaders rethink how work will evolve in the coming months. Last year, businesses were preparing for some degree of stability as they prepared for hybrid work arrangements, putting … Read moreRise of the distributed enterprise

Valuation of digital transformation

Which of the following would be more valuable to the organization: (1) investing in a new e-commerce site or (2) investing in some automation software that could improve the company’s procurement processes? This is a question I pose to business leaders when they pursue digital transformation. The common answer is investing in a new e-commerce … Read moreValuation of digital transformation

Digital mastery for professionals

“What are the business and professional challenges you experienced during this pandemic?” I asked this question during a talk at the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ annual convention. Most answers centered on slow internet connections, attending or running virtual meetings, mental health issues, working remotely, digitization challenges, and technological stress. The answers were not … Read moreDigital mastery for professionals

Welcome to the metaverse

Starting December 1 this year, Facebook is now called Meta, effectively demoting Facebook’s namesake service to being just one of the company’s subsidiaries, alongside Instagram and WhatsApp, rather than the overarching brand. “A rebranding could be part of an effort to overhaul Facebook’s reputation and turn the page following a series of PR nightmares, including misinformation on its … Read moreWelcome to the metaverse

The nano influencer advantage

Marketing has expanded and evolved in recent times, brought about by the rise of social media. Digital marketing has under its fold social media marketing, which constitutes a huge chunk of advertising budgets since most Filipinos spend a lot of time on social media. Such is the transformation of marketing in this digital age.   … Read moreThe nano influencer advantage

HR digital transformation

The human resources (HR) department is probably the most impacted group in any organization since the pandemic struck. One reason is the acceleration of digital transformation among companies where nearly three quarters (74 percent) of the businesses surveyed in the Philippines have embarked on the digital transformation journey at the height of the health crisis … Read moreHR digital transformation

Institutionalizing innovation in your organization

Behind every crisis is an opportunity, as the adage goes. Astute entrepreneurs and business executives embrace this as their mantra. They invest instead of holding back, may it be in people, property, and even in innovation. The latter is the wellspring of new processes and technologies, giving birth to undiscovered markets and even creating new … Read moreInstitutionalizing innovation in your organization

Cloud technology upskilling

Reskilling workers is more urgent than ever. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation across all organizations, creating technology competency gaps in areas such as automation, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. Organizations are finding it more difficult to look for workers with such skills.   Cloud computing competency, in particular, is seeing exponential demand, driven by accelerated … Read moreCloud technology upskilling

Addressing cloud security challenges

The global health crisis has accelerated the adoption of cloud computing among companies and organizations. With employees working remotely and business customers and consumers using apps in their everyday lives, more and more organizations are using cloud computing for their applications or as their platform and data storage. In fact, worldwide end-user spending on public … Read moreAddressing cloud security challenges