The doleout culture

Last week, the Philippines saw yet another typhoon slam into the Visayas and Mindanao. Super Typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette, caused severe damage in the Caraga region, particularly in Surigao del Norte and the Dinagat Islands, and in nearby provinces such as Cebu and Bohol. Weather forecasts clearly tagged Odette as a super typhoon and precautionary measures were strongly … Read moreThe doleout culture

Digital marketing for MSMEs

Supporting local has been the battle cry for a lot of us Filipinos during this Covid-19 pandemic period. With the closure of many establishments, particularly in food and business, supporting local helps and gives our fellow citizens continued motivation and encouragement to carry on and support their own employees with sustained livelihood. It is also … Read moreDigital marketing for MSMEs

Business in the time of new normal

Fortunately, with the easing of restrictions and alert level system by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, more and more Filipinos are basking in the newly-reacquainted freedom of going out. As human beings, we are innately social creatures and the need to be with fellow human beings of course is always … Read moreBusiness in the time of new normal

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

Candidate scrutiny

In about two weeks’ time we will see the roster of candidates who have filed for candidacy for the upcoming national elections next year. Already, the candidates are one by one doing their own announcements ahead of Comelec’s deadline. Based on the Constitution of the Philippines, the qualifications needed to run for president include: must be … Read moreCandidate scrutiny

Rise of automation in finance and accounting

The outbreak of Covid-19 has compelled companies to shut down their branches and physical stores and send their workers to work from home. Hence, they needed to automate front-end and back-end processes, while streamlining costs. That’s why automation tools such as robotic process automation (RPA) has become the fastest-growing software packages in this time of pandemic. … Read moreRise of automation in finance and accounting

Survival of the fittest

Eighteen months into the pandemic and the fight continues. Nowadays it’s matira ang matibay (survival of the fittest). The pandemic is truly becoming a complex problem to solve with behavioral challenges among the compounding factors. Behavior, or the way someone conducts oneself, is a critical point in any problem-solving exercise and is usually the “deal breaker”, so … Read moreSurvival of the fittest