The rise of hyperscalers

Suddenly, hyperscale and hyperscaler are popular terms in the lexicon of local business leaders and government officials. In fact, if you search in Google the terms “hyperscaler Philippines,” you can see more than 21,000 results mostly coming from the years 2021 and 2022. But globally, the terminologies have been widely used starting 2020 when the … Read moreThe rise of hyperscalers

The rise of digital insurance

During the height of the pandemic, my wife bought a health insurance coverage for my mother that included unlimited consultations, may it be physical or virtual, and unlimited laboratory tests, all for P13,000 annual premium. She did this without setting foot on the insurer’s office or meet face-to-face with an agent. When dengue started to … Read moreThe rise of digital insurance

Less talk, less mistake (2022 edition)

Filipinos are known to dissect every statement made by famous individuals, be they from government, entertainment or business, among others. We love to discuss these things over lunch, at family gatherings or whenever there is an opportunity to congregate and gather over food. This is why public relations (PR) thrives in the country. A PR … Read moreLess talk, less mistake (2022 edition)

Street food innovation

In line with the government’s agriculture focus to address food and national security, it is high time to talk about street food innovation and the opportunities that lie with it. A quick YouTube scan of food vlogs about Southeast Asia shows a big disparity between what is available outside the Philippines versus what we have here. Vloggers such as Mark Weins of Migrationology, Sonny … Read moreStreet food innovation

Prospects in cross-border e-commerce

The global cross-border e-commerce market was valued at $578.57 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $2.248 billion by 2026, expanding at a CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 17.4 percent, based on the data from alltheresearch.com. An UNCTAD report supported these figures with a report that showed that the average share of internet … Read moreProspects in cross-border e-commerce

How HR is driving digital transformation in banking

The adoption of digital banking transactions among Filipinos continues to accelerate even when face-to-face dealings are already back. According to 2021 Financial Inclusion Survey (FIS) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), 60% of those with mobile phones and internet access in 2021 performed financial transactions online, such as fund transfers and payments, jumping from … Read moreHow HR is driving digital transformation in banking

Bringing the Philippines to the global stage

Many businesses dream of conquering the world stage, or with the global audience as its market. We see this through the many efforts of several business outfits expanding their operations not just locally but also overseas, which take many years in planning and execution. In addition, we also discover that it is not only businesses … Read moreBringing the Philippines to the global stage