Work-from-home – are workers truly productive?

It’s been more than a year since companies and organizations implemented work-from-home (WFH). Global companies and most large local organizations decided to extend this practice for the remainder of this year as coronavirus cases surged in many parts of the globe and a new Indian variant enters several countries. Early evidence last year revealed increased … Read moreWork-from-home – are workers truly productive?

Covid and business: A balancing act

There is so much weight and thought that must be put in appreciating the fact that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is now acknowledged and accepted as airborne. In a Forbes article published early this month, the acknowledgement that Covid can possibly be airborne started as early as April 2020 last year when aerosol researchers … Read moreCovid and business: A balancing act

Shifts in digital marketing

The pandemic has forced most companies, big and small, to pivot their businesses to digital by changing business models to cater to e-commerce and/or spending more in digital marketing. In fact, global digital advertising is the only form of media that saw growth in 2020 (3.2 percent year-on-year) according to a report from Dentsu. The … Read moreShifts in digital marketing

PH mobile internet sees improvement

(Published in The Manila Times 500, May 2021) “Scaling roofs and mountains, Philippine students battle to take online classes” – this is how international news agency, Reuters, headlined in January 2021 the state of mobile internet access among students in a poor neighborhood in Manila. The online news shows a picture which describes “Jhay Ar … Read morePH mobile internet sees improvement

Fintech is driving digital adoption in PH

The pandemic has indeed accelerated digital transformation among Philippines companies as well as the adoption of digital services among Filipino consumers. Driven by work-from-home arrangements, distance learning, and social distancing, more Filipino consumers are buying and paying online and sending money electronically to others. The improvements in the telco infrastructure bodes well with Filipinos increased … Read moreFintech is driving digital adoption in PH

Flaws in decision-making amid Covid-19

Philippine health authorities temporarily suspended on April 8 the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age to investigate reports of blood clots coming from overseas like the United Kingdom, after the European Medicines Agency found a “possible link” between the vaccine and blood clots. But scientists and authorities point out … Read moreFlaws in decision-making amid Covid-19