Learn IT, prove IT by doing

Most of the time, jobseekers tend to exaggerate their resumes, and companies often lack the tools needed to test the applicants’ skills — until they are actually on the job.

This is one big challenge to businesses heavily using high tech personnel, particularly to managers in the business-processing outsource (BPO) industry.

Actually, said problem sees is also an opportunity, according to Dann Angelo de Guzman.

The BPO is a service business and relies on the quality of manpower to be competitive. The secret of a BPO enterprise relies on the quality of its technical people. The selection and hiring of…

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Technology for energy optimization

Let’s face it – the Philippines currently has one of the highest electricity rates in Southeast Asia. And with no viable, long-lasting remedy in sight for the country’s ridiculously expensive electricity rates, there’s only one option for Filipino households and businesses: monitor and reduce their usage of electricity.
The problem is, how? Most Filipino households still have no idea on how to regulate their use of electricity. Most of the time, ordinary households have no faint idea on how much electricity is consumed by their household appliances. The result: the so-called “bill shock” every month as each bill comes along.…

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Freelancing “Match-Maker”
Photo courtesy of Ian Strauss Mendoza's Facebook page

Freelancing is fast becoming a way of life for most professionals these days – and tech start-ups are slow in catching up to that fact.

From Raket.ph to FreelancerCareers, sites have sprouted up offering freelancers a much-needed venue to showcase their skills and talents to a wider, more diversified audience.

One such tech platform is Ian Strauss Mendoza’s eSerbisyo.ph, a Web-based tech start-up that aims to simplify the way Filipinos find the best trade person, freelancer, or service professional for their home service. However, what sets it apart from its competitors in…

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Enrolment made easy

Photo courtesy of Carlo Valencia's Facebook page

If there’s something that parents and students usually hate about enrolment period, it’s the thought of having to stand in line for hours on end.

It has come to be the usual scenario every April and May, it has come to be a usual sight – parents and students standing in line for hours just to get registered. And payment for tuition fees and other school requirements also entail more long lines, thus prolonging the students’ ordeal.

While it is true that some universities and schools across the country had taken steps to…

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Simplifying Legal Research
Photo from Dexter Feliciano's Facebook page

If there's one thing lawyers and law students don't like about their profession, it's the endless round of legal research.
Being a good lawyer is not just based on eloquence and knowledge of the law - it's the resourcefulness needed to gather the facts that would vindicate their point of view. And that resourcefulness usually means endless poring over file after file of depositions, statutes, and old case files, searching for that one case that can turn the tide for their client.
Yes, legal research can be a backbreaking, painstaking task. But for Dexter Feliciano…

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