Today’s consumers are becoming more digitally adept by the day, moving many of their daily tasks and activities to online channels that have become the norm for many people. This poses a challenge to brands and businesses who need to quickly adopt digital solutions if they want to remain competitive and able to meet consumers where they are.
System integrators in particular have the unique task of helping business clients to link connectivity with digital solutions, and in recognition of this challenge, Globe Business recently launched its partner program to aid them in that endeavor.
Through the Globe Partner Network program, tech integrator companies who strive to build robust systems for their clients now get valuable exposure to Globe Business’ roster of MSME clients through exclusive events where they can interact with them and learn from their experiences. In addition, they get access to paid certification training that will hone their skills and help them deliver more groundbreaking solutions for their clients.
Known as the Globe Partner Network, the program may be new but it has already garnered inspiring success stories shared by partners during their first Kamustahan session.
During the Globe Partner Network Kamustahan, where existing GPN members were able to share their success stories with potential partners. The CEO and founder of local tech company Spring Valley and a pioneer GPN partner, Jonathan de Luzuriaga, shared how joining GPN has opened up many opportunities for his company and expanded their clientele reach.
With many businesses struggling due to a lack of digital presence during the pandemic, being a GPN partner allowed him to reach out to these businesses, helping them make their connectivity faster and better – plus getting more publicity for his company at the same time. Globe Business’ API solutions and other digital tools also removed the need to build things from scratch, making work easier and more efficient for him and his employees.
But for de Luzuriaga, one of the most important things he gained upon joining GPN was finding a more meaningful reason to continue what they’re doing as a company. “Globe Business allowed Spring Valley to connect to a higher purpose,” he said when talking about Spring Valley’s Pilantropo, OJTph, and CLEAR (Citizen’s Logistics and Early Assessment Report Tool) projects.
“Our main objective is to identify start-ups from all over the Philippines that would create technological solutions to make an impact on the lives of our countrymen,” de Luzuriaga added.
On top of de Luzuriaga’s inspiring story, everyone in attendance was also buzzing with excitement upon the announcement of the new perks for GPN partners.
Existing members will enjoy increased media exposure that helps them in attracting more clients. Accreditation and presentation tools to further push Globe Business’ solutions are also readily available. Members can also offer Globe Business solutions and bundle them together with their own services to earn commissions. GPN partners can also continue learning with Globe Business through its paid certification training incentive.
Already convinced? It’s time to join the program. Don’t worry though; signing up is easy, simply follow the steps below or head on to the Globe Partner Network homepage to find out!
The past 18 months have been an unprecedented challenge for businesses of all sizes, but small enterprises may have suffered the most. With lockdowns and quarantines shuttering a lot of businesses and sidelining many workers, companies are realizing they need to turn to digital solutions to keep their operations running safely and smoothly.
To help MSMEs who are trying to transform how they work, Globe myBusiness has introduced its Globe Partner Network (GPN) program to better equip its members with the support they need to reach their technology adoption goals.
GPN assembles an ecosystem of tech experts—information and communication companies, system integrators, and tech companies— who help one another by offering their services to each other’s clients, with complementary solutions from Globe myBusiness. This alliance enables GPN members to support one another in growing their respective businesses.
GPN members also get access to upskilling programs such as paid certification training and business networking opportunities. They can also try business-building tools to attract more customers, like accreditation and presentation tools; competitive commission on successful referrals; and special incentives.
In addition, starting this year, members who actively participate in the alliance will receive the GPN certified partner badge that they may use when presenting to their clients. Members can also enjoy exposure in Globe myBusiness social media platforms, sponsored events, and videos.
“Globe myBusiness recognizes the importance of collaboration between MSMEs in order to rebuild our economy,” said Nicola Ebrada, Globe myBusiness Industry Marketing Lead for InfoComm. “Our commitment to our partners means we will continue to introduce new programs to uplift them and make useful products and services more accessible to them.”
The first GPN Kamustahan for the year was held on April 23 to keep members abreast of new ways to uplift their businesses. It also served as a venue for members to recount their business learnings during the first year of the pandemic and how the GPN program helped them to thrive.
Members such as entrepnegosyo.com or emarket.com.ph and Spring Valley shared that their membership in the GPN program has strengthened their companies’ credibility, bringing them more clients and more selling opportunities at a time when other businesses have struggled.
“I am thankful to Globe myBusiness because the media mileage I enjoyed as a Globe Partner Network member improved my business’ visibility and reputation. Being an accredited partner of Globe helped my business’ branding online and on social media,” said Johanson Dy Cheng, CEO, and founder of www.emarket.com.ph and www.entrepnegosyo.com
As for Spring Valley Tech Corp., its relationship with Globe myBusiness enabled the company to speed up its efforts to serve the growing number of businesses now shifting from the traditional to the digital economy.
“We shifted our entire operations to Bago City, in response to our employees looking for safer work bubbles where they can both live, eat and work. The difference between big cities and small cities is connectivity. Our connectivity from Globe enables us to stay operational and collaborate with our clients even if we are here in Negros, and they are in other places,” said Jonathan De Luzuriaga, founder, and CEO of Spring Valley Tech Corp. “Being part of the GPN program also allows us to interact with other MSMEs who may need Spring Valley’s services and Globe myBusiness’ digital solutions.”
Ebrada said that Globe myBusiness will regularly host meetings as such for GPN partners not just to show to its partners what’s in store for them but more importantly, to assure SIs that they will get the support they need to continually push forward and uplift their businesses in the blossoming digital economy.
To know more about the perks of being a Globe Partner Network member, or to join the program, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/business/sme/globe-partner-network.html.
Let’s face it — the pandemic has upended the way we do business. With half the globe hiding away at home, many companies are struggling to survive. Even the Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry, what most consider as immune to the effects of quarantine, is facing a lot of challenges during this time. On the other hand, this industry is also primed to bounce back stronger than ever.
With digital transformation on fast-forward across all industries, the IT-BPM sector can take this as an opportunity and leverage its tech know-how. Through assessing the current landscape and creative thinking, your IT-BPM company can come up as a winner in the post-CoVID era. Here are a few tips to get into a state of managed chaos amid a sea of uncertainty.
Your assets aren’t just the equipment and software you have. Think about your workforce – What are their core competencies? How transferable are their skills?
“IT-BPM Companies are pressured to speed up the training of the current workforce to elevate their IT skills, and let robots help in the entry-level skills.”Source: Whitepaper on Optimizing Technology for a Globally Competitive IT-BPM Sector
Identifying and focusing on your workforce and improving their core strengths will help you evaluate your options and find alternatives with the best chances of success.
Look for industries where demand has grown. That’s where the opportunity is! Check how closely your competencies match the growing needs. Some industries to consider are entertainment, education technology, and healthcare.
Once you know what industry you can pursue, and what your brand position is, you’ll be able to expand your offerings in a logical manner. Adding products or services is a good way to widen your customer base, increase revenue, and maintain cashflow. In fact, 49% of startups in the country have added a new product or service in the first three months of the pandemic.
When resources are strained, efficiency is the name of the game. The way to get your efficiency up is to either reduce costs or boost productivity. See where you can trim down on expenses and then look for ways to increase output.
Get plugged into professional networks and communities.
IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) can get you up to speed on the latest trends affecting the IT-BPM sector. Groups like the Globe Partner Network have programs that help System Integrators boost revenue, build brand image, and opportunities for networking. Also look into published success stories for that much-needed inspiration or template on how to make your next move.
If you want to learn how six companies have successfully responded to the pandemic’s challenges plus 10 ways to speed up your company’s digital adoption, download the whitepaper below on Optimizing Technology for a Globally Competitive IT-BPM Sector.
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During this difficult period we’re currently living in, online communities have become an essential source of support, both for businesses and consumers. The new normal has forced many companies, from big to small, to take operations online lest they get left behind by the new and ever-changing landscape.
Thankfully, platforms like EntrepNegosyo PH and Emarket.com.ph, which recently joined the Globe Partner Network, have stepped in to lend a helping hand to the community of buyers and sellers to facilitate an easy exchange. Globe Partner Network is a program that aims to foster an ecosystem of Tech Experts with SMEs. With this partnership, EntrepNegosyo, Emarket, and Globe myBusiness help SMEs grow their businesses
The man behind EntrepNegosyo and Emarket is Johanson Dy Cheng, industrial designer turned banker with a passion for entrepreneurship. Cheng used his professional experience both in the private and volunteer sectors to successfully establish EntrepNegosyo back in 2005. His mission is to provide business news, bulletins, research, and reports on technological advancements that would help promote entrepreneurial literacy for the business community.
Apart from being an information and insights gateway, EntrepNegosyo offers consultancy services and serves as a bridge between young entrepreneurs and already well-established and successful business owners and tycoons, both local and international. Cheng also adds, “It aims to assist MSMEs to promote and sell their products and services, connect with new customers, and keep existing customers. It aims to be the top of mind community for consumers who are looking for reliable products and services.”
Emarket, on the other hand, is the online marketplace arm of EntrepNegosyo, a Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Business-to-Consumer (B2B2C) driven website. Since its inception, it’s become an avenue for providing services such as product sourcing, e-commerce solutions, and product delivery.
Emarket also offers a 24/7 customer care and social media support, Shopify web design services, and digital marketing training.
To date, the website now has more than 8,000 start-up subscribers and SMEs who are making full use of this valuable portal. As it connects start-ups with more established businesses, it also provides a place where the community can share resources and expand their businesses while networking with one another.
Most recently, EntrepNegosyo has become an asset during the pandemic for its members who sell food, home, and other essential items that are needed during this difficult time. They do this by helping them set up their own online stores and connecting them with customers. This is crucial now, as Cheng says, “We need to educate people and businesses on having a contingency plan on how to earn online.”
“Good news for our EntrepNegosyo members is that we partnered with Globe myBusiness and Union Bank Global linker for an e-commerce platform,” Cheng adds. Through this platform, EntrepNegosyo can assist members in creating professional and successful online stores.
Being part of the Globe Partner Network, EntrepNegosyo has also remained resilient amid the pandemic through its numerous system integration solutions and exclusive partner perks. Among these integrations is the ability to have partner businesses avail of Globe MyBusiness plans through EntrepNegosyo Philippines’ communities. The partnership has also helped revitalize EntrepNegosyo’s branding by infusing its website with a fun but professional design.
Like Globe myBusiness, EntrepNegosyo’s and Emarket’s missions are to enable and support Filipino enterprises and make them globally competitive. With Globe myBusiness empowering EntrepNegosyo and Emarket, these companies can continue reaching out to entrepreneurs who need support now more than ever, or as Cheng mentions, “to help them grow online and bounce back.”
Cheng’s two online ventures are just one of the many businesses Globe myBusiness has been helping to take Filipino entrepreneurs to the forefront of the digital landscape. Interested in becoming part of Globe’s Partner Network to expand your business, increase trust, and get exclusive perks? Sign-up here for a consultation.
As advancements in technology continue to be made, the threat of cyber-attacks has become increasingly rampant around the globe, with new tactics constantly being developed to steal, mine, and compromise the data and information of individuals and organizations alike.
As a result, information security, also known as infosec, has not only become an important mode of defense but a crucial one, especially as many companies take their operations online due to COVID-19.
This is where Sophie’s Information Technology Services (SITESPHIL), one of Globe myBusiness’ latest business partners, steps in. With the Globe Partner Network, a program for tech companies to expand their portfolio and gain access to networking opportunities for them to get matched with potential clients, these tech companies are able to drive and speed up tech adoption. SMEs often request for help on where to start, and it takes solution-oriented tech enablers like Globe and SITESPHIL to point them in the right direction.
Although the company is still relatively young, SITESPHIL has made promising developments with its roster of clients. One day, it hopes to become a name that’s synonymous with Philippine IT security.
What initially started out as a hobby for Founder and Chief Information Security Officer, Mr. Benjie Brian Zamora, and his friends, SITESPHIL quickly developed into Zamora’s passion project. Back then, the team had envisioned its role in promoting a country that was both IT-aware and FOSS-minded (free open-sourced software). However, IT was still seen as a revenue generator; open-source software had yet to be embraced.
After registering the company with the Department of Trade and Industry and doing some pro-bono work, the company had to take a backseat when Zamora became involved with another company. But in 2018, he seized the opportunity to formally re-establish SITESPHIL when he was contacted by a client who required his expertise in this field.
Through a wide range of IT and information security-related services, SITESPHIL provides customers and clients with useful, accurate, and open-sourced awareness programs and training that help alleviate the current state of IT and InfoSec in the community. Its services include: vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, threat remediation, security operations center, and website hosting.
SITESPHIL also offers online training courses for those who want to learn about open-source IT and information security to empower themselves and promote an IT-aware Philippines. “We are one with GlobemyBusiness in helping Filipinos,” Zamora says. “This is embedded in our vision statement.”
Today, the Philippines is fourth to the last in terms of cybersecurity and is vulnerable to hacking. According to Zamora, this stems from a lack of awareness, not just in the business community but in the government as well. As the economic landscape shifts as a result of COVID-19, many businesses have had to adjust to the new normal, with many taking operations completely online. This is why the services that SITESPHIL provides, with the help of Globe myBusiness’ connectivity, are integral for businesses.
Like Globe myBusiness, SITESPHIL is committed to helping Filipino SMEs. The tech companies believe that cost-efficient and even free training are important to help the IT industry. With SITESPHIL joining the Globe Partner Network, this is a dream that can become a reality.
Zamora admits that, even though many businesses have struggled during this time, the new-found urgency from enterprises to strengthen security capabilities has made SITESPHIL indispensable. “Because of the pandemic, the timeline for the Philippines to go online has fast-forwarded.”
The company has even expanded its offices to increase availability and is within reach 24/7. “Security breaches don’t have a designated time,” Zamora says. “We have implemented continuity and disaster recovery since day one. We have redundant power and internet supply.”
As a part of Globe’s Partner Network, SITESPHIL is determined to improve the country’s infosec awareness and become an advocate for increased IT training across the board.
We need the power of connectivity and information security now more than ever. This is an era of inevitable change as companies rethink their infrastructure, expansion, and operations. Traditional offices blending with work-from-home setups or offline retail stores coexisting with online selling channels are just a few examples of these adjustments that will stay for the long run.
Globe myBusiness and SITESPHIL envision SMEs to be well informed about connectivity and information security so that they’re safeguarded from cyberattacks that cause downtime, loss in profit, and inability to operate.
“SITESPHIL’s role in securing Filipino companies cannot be overemphasized,” Zamora says. “By either giving our consultancy services to these companies or by providing free infosec awareness and training to them, I think SITESPHIL as an organization is helping the Philippines adapt in this new normal.”
Think your company could benefit from a security upgrade? Get in touch with SITESPHIL for a consultation today.
In this increasingly precarious time due to COVID-19, the digital space has become a lifeline for businesses to regain control over events that are increasingly out of reach. It has allowed them to steer their company in the right direction. However, navigating this space can be tricky without a trained hand to guide you.
Enter Pixel8 Web Solutions & Consultancy, among Globe myBusiness‘ partners offering creative digital solutions. Their services have helped businesses both in the Philippines and abroad take their operations online and give them the tools to keep them running smoothly.
With the Globe Partner Network, a program that fosters an ecosystem of Tech Enablers with SMEs, tech companies like Pixel8 are able to drive and speed up tech adoption. SMEs oftentimes request for help on where to start, and it takes solution-oriented tech leaders like Globe myBusiness and Pixel8 to point them in the right direction.
With a staff of just four, Pixel8 has since grown to a team of 25 employees over the last eight years and has seen a number of achievements, including launching a human resource management information system and other services focusing on web, app, and system development offering responsive, secure, and tailor-fit solutions with front and back-end support. They offer branding identity and IT consultancy services that provide expert support, which helps business products and services stand out from the pack. Lastly, Pixel8 also supplies security and connectivity solutions with top-of-the-line hardware clients can purchase.
Pixel8 has become one of the country’s leading providers of IT solutions and support for all types of businesses—from SMEs to major corporations to government offices––that help make them globally competitive. This has allowed it to seize valuable opportunities to develop and open new avenues for visibility and awareness.
With its services shifting into necessities as the world becomes more digitized, the company is able to acquire new customers and audiences with this partnership. “The name that Globe lent to Pixel8 helped us acquire new audiences and customers. Because of our partnership, people trusted and gave us an opportunity to provide them services like Globe myBusiness did. This partnership opened an avenue for Pixel8 to help and to be seen,” Pixel8 Founder Mr. Gerald Balona shares.
Like Globe myBusiness, Pixel8 has always been committed to assisting companies in developing according to their potential. Thanks to its team of hardworking and highly skilled employees, it’s been able to do just that. “We here at Pixel8 also believe that bringing customers together is what matters most,” says Balona. “One of Pixel8’s goals is to create an opportunity for small businesses to compete and participate in global economic development.”
With the guiding principle of people being its most important asset, Pixel8 has been able to achieve a number of milestones and quickly grown into a company that has served over 200 companies through over 400 projects with clients worldwide. Past clients include the Department of Public Works and Highways, Philippine Science High School, Casablanca Suites, and Lotus Blu Hotel, among its list of renowned customers.
And with companies all over the world rushing to develop AI technology, Pixel8 sees an opportunity and believes more businesses should consider developing in this area. “It is an investment that will surely make a big impact on business’ core in the long run,” says Balona.
Like many enterprises, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected operations. However, this hasn’t dampened their determination. Instead, Pixel8, like Globe myBusiness, has used this time to adapt and become more flexible, as they continue to service their customers with their relevant products.
They’re users of their own product offerings, too, disclosing, “Since we reopened and continued our operation [after MECQ], customers are always asking us if there are available stocks for Globe At Home Prepaid Wifi. Half of us here at Pixel8 [also] use Globe as our primary service provider for calls and messages, and internet access.”
With HR processes taken care of, businesses can prioritize and focus on other areas that may require their attention for recovery, providing much-needed relief and assistance during these trying times.
Get exclusive partner perks, the opportunity to expand your portfolio, and gain customers’ trust by becoming part of Globe’s Partner Network. Sign up with Globe myBusiness Academy, too, for exclusive content.
If you think your company could benefit from Pixel8’s expertise in web solutions, contact them today for a consultation.
This time last year, none of us thought we would constantly be wearing masks, social distancing, and be this dependent on technology for work and day-to-day errands. Information and Communications Technology helped us survive this far through the COVID-19 pandemic — from quickly disseminating info about the virus, keeping us connected even when physically apart, and offering virtual ways for demand to meet supply for almost any commodity.
“The Philippines is no global leader yet in the tech universe, but with an innately intellectual and industrious workforce, what our country truly needs is the opportunity for learning in an uplifting yet ambitious environment. It’s what will get us out of our economic rut and power us through the new normal,” shares Anne David, Segment Marketing Director for Globe myBusiness.
This is why companies like Spring Valley Tech Corp, an ally of the Globe Partner Network, are putting all their efforts in doing just that. The Globe Partner Network is a program aiming to foster an ecosystem of Tech Enablers with SMEs.
This network aims to drive and speed up tech adoption. SMEs often request for help on where to start, and it takes visionaries with robust muscle and decades-long experiences like Globe myBusiness and Spring Valley to point them in the right direction.
Unifying their knowledge and developing an incubation hub is the driving force behind the creation of Spring Valley Tech Corp, a rising technological township in Panay, and now has expanded operations in Negros Occidental. They aim to be the Philippines’ counterpart to California’s famous Silicon Valley. “I thought about the problems of our nation when it comes to technology and innovation. A lot of Pinoys work in the headquarters of companies like LinkedIn or Facebook, but we’ve forgotten how to create our own products. Maybe it’s because of colonization that created a subservient culture for us. Another [issue] is the terrible gap between what the academe produces and what industries require. What would be a solution to all these? That’s why Spring Valley was born,” shares Founder and CEO, Mr. Jonathan Defensor De Luzuriaga.
Besides the word spring connoting the season of growth, the business name stands for “Software Products Incubation Group,” a term hailing from one of the Philippine Software Industry Association’s committees, whose initiative for the last 32 years had been to grow the IT knowledge and skills of Filipinos.
De Luzuriaga is developing 3 arms for Spring Valley: First is Sprint (Spring Valley Incubation and Training), which matches workforce skillset to industry needs. Second is Spring Valley ARK (Advanced Research and Knowledge Center), which is for hardware and software development. And third is Spring Valley Academy, the arm focused on fostering a community of learners that inspires them to be innovators.
The 11-hectare plot also has room for local and foreign IT and BPO offices, tech manufacturing facilities including agri-tech and aqua-tech, sports amenities, and housing units that will establish it into a secure, self-sustaining city.
With several projects already under their belt after the company’s conceptualization only 4 years ago, De Luzuriaga shares that their journey to build fast inevitably led to some failures. But their fearlessness to pivot fast and repurpose efforts gave birth to sought-after products in the market. He emphasizes, “In the world of innovation, there’s no such thing as failure. It’s just about pivoting or changing direction.”
Another key to realizing De Luzuriaga’s vision for Spring Valley, which has been valuable to the company’s success, is their active participation in top tech companies. Networking with as many people in the industry as possible, whether locally, regionally, or internationally, are vital to Spring Valley’s growth. Through running associations such as the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines, Philippine Software Association, and National ICT Confederation of the Philippines, many valuable connections have turned into partnerships for Spring Valley.
CLEAR PASS (Personnel Access for Safety and Security), a digital gatekeeper solution, Read and Bill, a utilities meter reading platform,and OJTPH.com, a job-matching app for undergrads, are products of Spring Valley’s blossoming collaboration with Globe myBusiness, who had shown support beyond the usual telco and data servicing. “It’s imperative that you find the right partners along the very difficult journey [of building a business.] You have to put your money where your mouth is. Globe myBusiness has been supporting our products and requirements. But more than that, they’ve made events that help promote Spring Valley,” De Luzuriaga says.
As two tech-driven companies, their services companies intersect, and so does their vision. For instance, Globe Labs APIs and other solutions complement the specialized apps and facilities Spring Valley developed for their clients and the township. Aside from APIs, Globe’s core services empower their daily operations from direct internet to mobile services. This interdependence will likely grow moving forward, with both businesses’ social responsibility and commercial trajectories aligned to elevate Filipino lives.
As a member of the Globe Partner Network, Spring Valley is also able to offer connectivity to enable online education. “We need to tackle academic disciplines for professionals, like Cyber Forensics, Mobile Development, or essential [IT] skills. These will help make countrymen marketable. Thanks to Globe myBusiness, we can offer connectivity to students.”
At the onset of the pandemic, Spring Valley’s unique proposition became even more valuable as it offered a safe, self-contained working township. Inquiries soared, whilst businesses pivoting operations online needed swift assistance: an opportunity that grew out of adversity for Spring Valley. “In 2016 when Spring Valley was conceptualized, a lot of people didn’t believe in the concept of having an environment where innovators can work, play, live, and change the world at the same time,” De Luzuriaga mentioned. “Now, [clients] are asking if our facilities are ready. It’s the time now for Spring Valley. A place to create solutions and platforms.” Same as Spring Valley, Globe has been an ICT leader creating future-ready products that help protect and empower businesses, even before innovative trends rise. An example is GCash that has been around for years before people noticed and utilized it.
Despite that, as mentioned earlier, the company needed to adjust their plans with Asia Pacific College and shift from the planned brick & mortar expansion to an online learning facility. This is also accessible at home through gadgets under their resellership agreements with Asus, LG, Huawei, and other brands. While this wasn’t part of their early 2020 plan, including online education in their business strategy is another sign of how well Spring Valley is able to adapt to circumstances. Spring Valley approaches this opportunity following their 3 C’s Model – Courseware, Computers and Connectivity.
These days we are betting on at least three things: that scientists develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the government to manage the chaos, and the tech industry to find novel and speedy ways to make pandemic life tolerable. Retraining our IT workforce with specialized courses can put the Philippines at par with the global IT giants. However, it will only be possible if we also support locally made IT products, plus trusting talents and dreamers from our smallest islands, not just those already established in Metro Manila or Metro Cebu.
“Everything that we do, we equate to a greater purpose. It’s not just about revenue. At the end of the day, we want to get into as many activities to hire many countrymen as much as possible. A lot of people lost their job. To jumpstart the economy, we have to build things no matter the difficulty. And as consumers, prioritize products made in the Philippines. We need to hold hands and help each other out,” De Luzuriaga added.
For all we know, the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg may be your next-door neighbor. But they need the right avenue to nurture their capabilities. Supporting businesses like Spring Valley and their partners help make these avenues a reality. It’s true that teamwork will make the dream work. De Luzuriaga ends, “The people on the ground for Globe truly understand what service means. Globe myBusiness in Iloilo worked tirelessly to help us set up. When you find partners, your purpose should align. They align with Spring Valley’s aspiration, and that is to create more products and services to uplift our countrymen and their quality of life.”
Learn more about this diverse Technology and Innovation network and their diverse array of services for the modern technopreneur. Contact Spring Valley Tech Corp to collaborate.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought out humanity’s survival instincts, 21st century style. Those who didn’t cook suddenly became home chefs and expert food Instagrammers, the risk-averse learned to shop online, and those who no longer braved the daily traffic finally found time for DIYs, side businesses, and passion projects. Logistics, data connectivity, and technology are powering the economy at its quietest hours when everyone’s cooped up at home.
However, quiet doesn’t mean Filipinos weren’t busy — many businesses were putting guard posts against the deadly virus through PPEs, supporting the scientific hunt for a cure, and strengthening the healthcare industry so they can efficiently diagnose and restore wellness of their patients.
One such company is HYBrain Development Corporation, who recently joined the Globe Partner Network, a program aiming to foster an ecosystem of Tech Leaders with SMEs.
The Bacolod-based software company together with Globe myBusiness are championing digital transformation by equipping health facilities with information management systems that streamline their operations. As seen in this partnership, Globe Partner Network aims to create a network of tech leaders, making them closer to SMEs, to drive and speed up tech adoption.
SMEs oftentimes request for help on where to start, and it takes solution-oriented tech leaders like Globe myBusiness and HYBrain to point them in the right direction.
In case you are wondering why a software company decided to focus on the healthcare industry, HYBrain’s CEO and Founder John Dueñas shares that it was a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) white paper that changed their company’s course. Their group was alarmed by PwC’s 2017 study that the Philippines will be short of over a million healthcare workers and hospital beds by 2035 when 80% of our population is 60+ years old. “So when we were looking at it, trying to analyze the data, we have seen that there should be a change in how we do healthcare,” Dueñas continued.
When they partnered with Adventist Medical Center of Bacolod to change their information management system, they learned the ins and outs of hospital management, transforming their company’s goal to scale technological assistance in business operations and healthcare management to the 2,000+ hospitals nationwide. “These hospitals are in dire need of an innovative information management system that will be able to assist them in managing not just business operations but also healthcare management,” says Dueñas.
In the process, their team grew from 3 developers to 42 multi-skilled personnel whose drive led to HYBrain’s numerous awards including 2019’s Best AI and Machine Learning Start-Up in the Philippines, and a finalist in their division in the ASEAN Rice Bowl Awards. In 2018, they were also invited by the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines to join prestigious roadshows in Korea to present to venture capitalists, and in the US where they became a member of the Healthcare Information Management Society Congress in Las Vegas.
Being in Bacolod is key to HYBrain’s success as the city has talented manpower and rich infrastructure, dubbing it as one of the Top 100 cities in the world for the Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector in the past years. The government’s support through DTI’s marketing efforts and DOST’s Research and Development subsidy also gives hope to more future innovations for the company.
Similarly, private partnerships are also important. HYBrain considers their collaboration with Globe, currently their official reseller and infrastructure provider, a milestone for their success. “Not all start-ups get to do that. Now we’re partnered with Globe for a number of hospitals to be able to service them with their requirements,” Dueñas says.
Dueñas also shares that with Globe myBusiness has greatly supported them with their requirements, with turnaround times for issues resolved less than 24 hours. “Globe myBusiness is not just a service provider. Globe myBusiness became a business partner in terms of alleviating what we can do in the market and how we serve the very critical [healthcare] industry at this time, especially during the pandemic,” he shares. “And that pretty much sums up the kind of communication that we have with our clients that came about because of the infrastructure of Globe myBusiness in place.”
Like Globe myBusiness who has put up the Globe Partner Network to empower businesses, HYBrain commits to the belief that their clients’ success is their success.
While most hospitals are only opening up now to implementing new software to modernize their management systems, it’s a sign of where the future of healthcare is going. We are entering the age where resiliency is imperative and pivoting strategies are the norm. It is this adaptability that helped HYBrain be a bastion for innovation.
More and more businesses are onboarding technology not just for an edge in the market, but to reduce costly inefficiencies and find opportunities despite adversity. Dueñas reminds us never to be scared of change because after all, it is the only way to grow.
Empower your healthcare business with the right information technology system by contacting HYBrain Corp. and inquire about their services.
In the new normal, businesses that rely on foot traffic are now struggling to adapt in the wave of economical shift. Many of them turn to telecom and IT companies for solutions to stay afloat. Among these IT specialists dedicated to providing that aid is Macrologic Diversified Technologies Inc.
As part of the Globe Partner Network, Macrologic and Globe myBusiness are spearheading digital advancements that help businesses in these challenging times.
The Globe Partner Network is a program aiming to foster an ecosystem of Tech Leaders with SMEs.
By creating a network of tech leaders and making them closer to SMEs, we are able to drive and speed up tech adoption. SMEs often request for help on where to start, and it takes solution-oriented tech leaders like Globe myBusiness and Macrologic to point them in the right direction.
Macrologic is a one-stop information technology infrastructure provider that’s been delivering optimized solutions to different industries since 2012. They offer scalable end-to-end hardware and network solutions. To name these solutions, Macrologic provides data center design and construction, structured cabling services, physical security installation, and various IT products for network security, network management, network communications, data security, business continuity, server and storage, virtualization, and disaster recovery infrastructure from top-of-the-line IT brands. They’re also one of the first companies in the country to put up and offer their own local cloud services.
Macrologic was first established in May 2005 as Macrologic Computer Systems and Services in a small family rented apartment in Bacoor Cavite. CEO and President Arman R. Menta started the company with just a desktop, telephone line, internet, and five people in the same room his family slept in at night.
A self-proclaimed computer illiterate, Mr. Menta, who was a teacher turned salesman, built the corporation out of his experience working in sales. He learned about IT on the fly and was driven to succeed for his family and for the love of the job itself.
According to Menta, recalling his days selling computers and gadgets as his intro to the world of technology, ”It’s not about how you know things, it’s all about how you’ll love the things [you do]. No matter how good you are, if you don’t love what you do, you’ll not succeed in it.”
Macrologic experienced radical growth through their perseverance. From a small home office, they constructed their building in Molino, Bacoor City, Cavite. They went to be known as Macrologic Corporate Center in December 2017. It stood as the latest techno hub and its base of operations. It also marked the beginning of the company’s transformative journey as they branched out to Metro Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo. With market research, the company’s reach spread to Bicol and Mindanao, getting regular clients without having branches in those locations.
Early in 2018, Macrologic welcomed the new departments Solution Architect Group, Public Sector Group, and Learning Solutions Group into their corporate family. These allowed them to revamp their services that led to top accolades and certifications.
“What we offer to customers are solutions that can help their business operate and grow,” shares Menta. Macrologic values maintaining rewarding relationships with all its partners, clients, and stakeholders. They believe in cultivating business based on trust, social responsibilities, and environmental preservation. They pride themselves on doing proper requirement scoping, understanding the client’s pain points, and creating customized solutions based on the business’ needs. They understand that no single technology can address each specific project requirement. That’s why they invest in technical training and certification to allow them to architect the kinds of varied technologies different projects require to meet their customers’ needs.
Macrologic is proudly affiliated with prominent partner companies like Globe, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Dell, and many more. These strategic partnerships with industry leaders reinforce their commitment to focus on their customers and provide excellent services.
“Globe myBusiness opens up business opportunities for us as a business partner for some of their products,” says Menta. With Globe’s standing in the market, Macrologic finds the telecom’s services not just convenient, but necessary to expand their market reach.
With point persons that the company can reach out to, Globe provides numerous opportunities to do business through the Globe Partner Network. Through this, Globe’s account managers work with Macrologic in caring for the latter’s clients with ease.
Menta also emphasizes that Globe myBusiness, same with Macrologic, advocates supporting other businesses by providing products and solutions that business owners truly need. It’s not about just selling to make money.
“One of the critical components of our MIaaS Cloud is the internet connectivity that allows our subscriber to access their applications anytime they need it. With Globe myBusiness, we are able to establish a highly available gateway for our customers, allowing them to transact with their businesses without any disruptions,” Menta shared. “Furthermore, all our mobile workers are using Globe postpaid lines and prepaid loads, making us reachable and available to attend to concerns of our internal and external customers when needed. I could say the Globe services is one of the cornerstones for us to be able to run our day-to-day business operation.”
For Macrologic, the major landscape change due to the new normal clearly dictates the shift to and rise of online businesses and remote working. Menta considers it very fortunate to have 100% of their operations running despite these uncertainties. “The current pandemic is the defining era of shifting the landscape of everything: personally, professionally, in business, government, religious sector and others. It will certainly change the economic cycle globally that may have positive and negative effects in every industry.”
Still, along with these effects, Macrologic sees the opportunities for different industries ahead.
Macrologic remains a resilient company during the pandemic by looking for different avenues as possible alternative sources of revenue. While their clients have continued to show their loyalty, opportunities and buying cycles have decreased due to projects put on hold. This is due to no investments coming in for clients who haven’t had revenue in the past months. “How quickly we can recover is not the focus now. We are still in survival mode. But I’m happy to say that no displacement is happening in our company,” shares Menta.
Macrologic quickly establishes partnerships with technology vendors that provide solutions for remote working, contactless innovations, and online businesses where they see opportunities rise, like in selling tech hardware.
Macrologic is dedicated to helping businesses by offering solutions that are meant to uplift enterprises in the new normal. If you need your business technically equipped, from installation and assembly to cloud storage solutions, then Macrologic has the resources to help. It is their goal to enrich Filipinos’ lives through communications by simplifying technology, allowing them to have access to what matters most.
Just like Macrologic, Globe myBusiness’s commitment shares the same belief that investing in technology means success for a business. As Globe aims to be the preferred ICT partner of SMEs, they’re dedicated to helping Filipino businesses remain resilient in these trying times through access to digital innovations. Globe myBusiness and Macrologic envision ventures to elevate operations in this new normal.
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