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Smart, DOST boost usage of Infoboard

In photo are, from left, Smart consultant for wireless community solutions Roland Garcia, Glen Deles of the PLDT corporate business group and relationship manager for DOST, Smart department head for community partnerships Darwin Flores, Dr. Carlos Primo David of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Mahar Lagmay of DOST-PAGASA, and Dir. Raymund Liboro of DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has turned over 500 subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for distribution to its key contacts, including local government units, media partners and other stakeholders.

Once these SIM cards are distributed, DOST will then enrol the numbers to the DOST Infoboard service so that these contacts can also receive weather-related warnings, advisories and alerts.

The DOST Infoboard, which is powered by Smart, is a web-based text broadcast facility that helps manage dissemination and gathering of weather- and disaster-related reports within the DOST community.

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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Smart Communications, Technology


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After dominating call centers, Philippine IT-BPO seeks world leadership in four more fast growing services

The Philippine Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) Industry is aiming to become one of the world leaders in four more fast growing offshoring and outsourcing services, namely: Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing, Finance and Accounting Outsourcing, HR Outsourcing and Creative Process Outsourcing, as well as solidifying its lead in call centers in the coming years. This was revealed in a joint press conference held by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) on ICTO and BPAP’s new programs targeted to develop several key BPO market segments.

The Philippines recently overtook India as the call center capital of the world, and in 2011 the IT-BPO industry contributed approximately $11B in export revenues, about 640,000 direct jobs and approximately 1.5 million indirect jobs (e.g. construction and service jobs generated to serve the sector’s growth) to the Philippine Economy.
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Business, News


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