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Positive outlook for ICT innovations and government support in Philippines in 2016: IPC report

Adrian M. Reodique | Dec. 21, 2015
The Philippine ICT industry will increase the use of hybrid cloud, and gain a better support from the government in 2016.

"This development will help data-sensitive organisations and enterprises that offer cybersecurity services, such as DDoS mitigation. For our part, it will help us get a clearer picture of how cybercrime operates in the Philippines and allow us to provide better service," said Huergas.

In relation, local BPO sector pushes for the creation of Department of Information and Communication Technology. A proposal was also made to create an office in the Department of Trade and Industry to regulate the e-commerce sector.

Meanwhile, the IPC hopes the trends will leverage on current developments such as the development of broadband service in the country.

"The trend of improvements in mobile and fixed broadband in the country spells good news to household and enterprise consumers. In the long run, companies will offer more services online or adopt cloud services, capitalising the new IT environment," according to Huergas.

 

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