ViewQwest Bespoke Enterprise Network and Security Solutions

ViewQwest Bespoke Enterprise Network and Security Solutions

Weaknesses of traditional network and security models magnified amidst expansion of digital transformation and widespread adoption of cloud applications and hybrid workforce, business enterprises in the Philippines are increasingly opting for bespoke enterprise network and security solutions, alongside its peers in Southeast Asia. ViewQwest, a leading and award-winning regional telecommunications and Managed Security Services provider (MSSP), which has seen a surge in demand for its services in the country, revealed this in a select media briefing with key media publications here today. The company was represented by its Chief Executive Officer Vignesa Moorthy and Chief Marketing Officer Jurist Francisco-Gamban.

"In the Philippines, there is widespread enterprise adoption of cloud applications and the hybrid workforce as companies pursue continued digital transformation. Large enterprises with archipelago-wide branch networks and a distributed workforce require high-performance, high-availability and high-security access to their corporate network and resources – all while streamlining operations, driving cost savings and enabling business agility. This has magnified the weaknesses of traditional network and security models, and created the growing need for secure access service edge (SASE) and software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services," Vignesa Moorthy commented.

The Managed SASE and SD-WAN from ViewQwest converge networking and security services into one unified solution, replacing legacy data centre-oriented security with cloud-based architecture and places network and security controls on the edge, instead of the corporate data centre. Designed to fully support and deliver the highest performance for applications hosted in data centres and the cloud, including software as a service (SaaS), the solutions combine to enable enterprises to implement secure access from anywhere, allowing companies to reap enhanced protection and network performance, while reducing costs and complexity.

ViewQwest has been rolling out its Managed SASE and SD-WAN offerings across Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, with services designed and implemented to address the unique needs of large and highly distributed domestic and regional enterprises in the region. The offerings take into account the unique challenges in the region, including diverse connectivity and inconsistent network quality, rising bandwidth costs, data residency and data sovereignty requirements, and a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape.

With a deep understanding of the Philippine market and the general Southeast Asian market, built on ViewQwest's experience from large-scale enterprise projects, the company is cost-effectively delivering a simplified and high-availability network that provides superior network and application performance, as well as best-of-breed secure access to any remote user, branch office or device.

"We help customers transform their network and security architecture with confidence. Leveraging our telco DNA, we have built the most cost-effective, high-performance and reliable networking solutions integrated with our certified best-of-breed SASE capabilities from leading global cybersecurity leaders such as Palo Alto Networks. This allows us to create differentiated services that address unique security demands across our markets and customers – a distinct advantage that ViewQwest offers to enterprises in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia," added Vignesa Moorthy.

ViewQwest has been named by Palo Alto Networks as a Next Wave MSSP Innovator. ViewQwest Philippines offers a complete range of global connectivity, SASE, SD-WAN and managed services required for enterprise network and security transformation. Since entering the Philippine market in 2019, ViewQwest has grown its clientele and now supports the needs of top Philippine enterprises across various industries.

Fujitsu Global Delivery Center Philippines

Fujitsu Global Delivery Center Philippines

Fujitsu's Global Delivery Center in the Philippines (GDC) has been awarded with the Best Places to Work certification during the awarding ceremony that took place at its head office in Taguig City on June 2, 2022.

Arlene Gregorio, Head of Philippines GDC, and Aristeo "Theo" Cataluna, Head of Human Resources, Philippines GDC, received the trophy and plaque on behalf of the company.

"Amazing, amazing achievement for our organization. This afternoon is not really about Fujitsu, but it's really about the people of Fujitsu. So Best Places to Work is not about the facilities, it's about our culture; it's about the way we take care of each other. And definitely a big part of that would be our HR team, our IT team, our support team, and of course, our delivery team – meaning each and every one of this membership," said Ms. Arlene Gregorio, Head of Fujitsu GDC Philippines, who added that the awarding ceremony is not a culmination event, but a continuous effort for the organization to be one of the best places to work for in the world.

"I am truly humbled by the result of this certification activity because this is based on the anonymous responses collected from our dear team members. As such, this award recognizes the significant contribution of everyone in the organization. In HR, together with the support teams and the senior leadership team, we constantly challenge ourselves on how to give better support to the employees," said Aristeo Cataluna, Head of Human Resources, Fujitsu GDC Philippines.

Fujitsu GDC Philippines was assessed focusing on eight (8) workplace factors including culture, leadership, opportunities for growth, and people practices.

The GDC Philippines' Human Resources (HR) policies and practices were also assessed against Best Places to Work's global people framework standard.

In addition, the GDC also attained high scores from the employee satisfaction survey which were answered anonymously.

Fujitsu's Global Delivery organization constitutes an interconnected network of expert delivery teams, located in state-of-the-art technology and service hubs in eight key locations across the globe (China, Costa Rica, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal and Russia) tightly connected to our delivery teams in our six regions (Japan, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Oceania, Northern and Western Europe, and the Americas). With more than 23,000 highly talented and culturally diverse people, Global Delivery teams support customers in over 100 countries, in over 40 languages, 24/7, providing our customers access to the best global talent, tools and best practices, maximizing customer productivity by delivering high-quality digital age services with excellent customer care, while using innovative automation technology to improve services. This support is underpinned by our continuous improvement environment and agile principles, helping customers overcome challenges in real-time and become predictive and proactive as well as reactive.

DHL partnership with SOS Childrens Villages International

DHL partnership with SOS Childrens Villages International

DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, and DHL Supply Chain have signed a local partnership with SOS Children's Villages International to empower young people aged 15 to 25 in the Philippines and help prepare them for employment or entrepreneurship.

The global partnership with SOS Children's Villages began in 2011 under Deutsche Post DHL Group's "GoTeach" initiative globally. It has since grown to more than 50 countries. The Philippine partnership will kick off on 6 July 2022, upon signing of the memorandum of agreement. This is the second GoTeach partnership for DHL in the Philippines. Since 2013, DHL has been supporting students and teachers from Teach for the Philippines with internships, career planning sessions and mentoring.

Partnering SOS Children's Villages and Teach For All, GoTeach is a global program by Deutsche Post DHL Group to help young people transition into independence in their respective countries. The program aims to improve the employability of young people, especially those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds due to poverty, loss of family, and fleeing.

"We would like to thank DHL for partnering with us for YouthCan! and for giving children more opportunities to choose their path in life. Together, let's ensure that our youth will pave their way to a bright future," said Romil Rayos del Sol, OIC & Deputy National Director of SOS Children's Villages Philippines.

Under the partnership with SOS Children's Villages, employees of DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, and DHL Supply Chain will work to mentor youths as they transition to the working world. The activities include job orientation to help young people understand the job market, soft and basic skills training to improve employability, and entrepreneurship to empower them to become independent and make their dreams come true.

"This partnership is important to us because education is fundamental to greater stability and prosperity for individuals and society. Through these collaborative efforts, I believe we will have more opportunities to help train our youth and prepare them for employment and independence. This is part of our commitment to invest in the next generation of leaders and assist them in developing skills and capabilities for a better future," said Nigel Lockett, Country Manager of DHL Express Philippines.

"When it comes to our GoTeach activities, our employees share their time and individual skills and experiences in mentoring and developing young leaders. This is a rewarding experience for both and a great opportunity for the youth to expand and explore different career paths," said Bevan Noel Williams, Country Managing Director of DHL Supply Chain Philippines.

"This partnership with SOS Children's Villages is a testament to our commitment to helping improve the employability of young people as part of our GoTeach activities. We are honored to provide mentorship and other resources to our youth and help them find success in their chosen careers," said Yvonne Lee, Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Philippines.

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 81 billion euros in 2021. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.

Artist RoRo Yone Rejects a Half-Million Dollars

Artist RoRo Yone Rejects a Half-Million Dollars

Originally from the Philippines, Rodolfo Goyone Jr. (known as RoRo Yone) comes from humble beginnings with a deep appreciation for life, feeling grateful for a chance to wake up and enjoy a warm meal. Music was his way to express his point of view of life. RoRo Yone moved to the Washington DC Metropolitan area at age 15, where his music career blossomed. In 2005, RoRo produced his first home-made album titled 'Someday'. Through the years, he continued to work on music helping others achieve their goals as well, but he did this quietly.

Fast forward to 2020, RoRo Yone released a song 'Make It Bounce', which caught the attention of Christopher Starr, CEO of CSP Music Group.

RoRo began his artist development program with CSP Music Group, which resulted in his first professional 6-track EP 'Bones' released in June 2021. Within 19 days, 'Make It Bounce' had peaked at #7 on the Global Top 150 Independent Airplay Charts.

Being in demand, RoRo Yone began his performances at MGM Grand in Maryland, which trended all the way to Canada, sparking attention from a record label that offered RoRo to perform alongside major artists. This opportunity came with a $500K record deal. As a kid, this would have been RoRo's dream come true, but due to experience and intuition, RoRo Yone declined the offer.

Instead, he pursued a much bigger vision and built his own empire; including access to industry-level music production, distribution, publications, and establishing Yone Entertainment.

RoRo Yone is about to shake up the music industry with his next up-tempo Hip-Hop single called 'My Ex', an edgy relatable storyline guaranteed to catch millions of listeners' attention. Expected to be released in August, follow RoRo Yone on Instagram @roroyone to be the first to know of the release date.

Artist | Producer | Composer | Songwriter | Global Top 10 Charting Hip-hop Artist

RoRo Yone | Hip-Hop Artist