Big data use cases in retail

[Infographic]: 4 Ways Retailers Can Leverage Big Data

Big data presents tremendous opportunities for the retail industry. Retailers can leverage big data to stay competitive, boost operational efficiency, improve customer experiences and adapt to the changing demands of the market. So powerful is the ability of big data to influence enterprises that according to McKinsey Global Institute, the wider adoption of big data analytics could increase…

healthcare IT events

Top Healthcare IT Events in Asia Pacific

Last May 2014, we, together with Goldcrest Communications and the event’s chairman, Dr. Mike Muin, organized the inaugural Healthcare IT Philippines Conference. It was well attended with more than 100 participants including health IT leaders, clinician stakeholders and project implementers. With the interest in healthcare IT growing not only in the Philippines but all over Asia Pacific, I…

New Digital Economy

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Lean principles the name given to a group of production techniques developed by Japanese manufacturing companies around the 1970s-1980s to maximize customer value while reducing wasteful resources. Lean production methods have also been described as aiming “to combine the flexibility and quality of craftsmanship with the low costs of mass production.”  Such methods include quality control of the processes involved in production; just-in-time production to…

Healthcare IT Outsourcing

IT Outsourcing growth in Medical and Healthcare

Healthcare IT and business process outsourcing market is anticipated to accelerate amidst regulatory reforms, market consolidation and emergence of next-generation digital avenues, according to Everest Group. Everest Group estimates the net opportunity for Healthcare ITO will be U.S. $10.7 billion from 2013 to 2020. As reported, roughly $3 billion within this opportunity will come from infrastructure…


Report: Health information exchange systems critical to healthcare integration

Health information exchange (HIE) systems are a key technological driver of new healthcare models and will help healthcare be more affordable, accountable and integrated, according to a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan. HIE refers to the digitisation of health records to create a central data repository that will ensure continuity of care, data legacy…

big data for traffic

Can Big Data Stop Traffic Jams?

You’re probably thinking that I’ve just arrived at the office — well, that may be true for some. I’ve only read and heard pieces of information about the truck at C5 that had malfunctioned brakes which hit 8 other vehicles, flipped, and spilled its cargo — eventually blocked several lanes and caused the horrendous traffic…

ASEAN integration

SMEs urged to embrace ICT to gear up for ASEAN 2015

As the integration of economies of ASEAN’s 10 member nations approaches in 2015, local companies are urged to enhance competitiveness by employing information and communications technology (ICT) solutions. During a forum of PLDT SME Nation’s Future Talks entitled, “Ready for 2015: Future-Proofing SMEs for the ASEAN Economic Community”, Eric Alberto, PLDT executive vice president said that by embracing…


E-commerce in the Philippines

Filipinos love going to the mall, which for decades has been a big part of the everyday lifestyle, where the youth congregate, families bond, and everyone hangs out to escape the sweltering heat. It’s no wonder, then, that the country is home to three of the world’s biggest malls, including the biggest one in Southeast…