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Microsoft Industry Blogs – APAC

Digital partnerships support Filipino telcos in becoming industry disruptors

The global telecommunications industry has changed rapidly over the past decade. No longer reliant on legacy revenue streams like fixed line, cable television, and mobile communications, telcos have expanded their business models and offerings. [1] Leading Filipino telco Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), for example, invested 300 billion pesos over the last 10 years...

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Digital eco-system key to improved productivity for Filipino manufacturers

When it comes to the implementation of digital transformation plans, major manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region have been leading the way, relying on technology to accelerate growth across their organisations at a much faster rate than their foreign counterparts....

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Digital transformation supports Filipino retail in customer-first mentality

With the rate of growth slowing down in their traditional markets, multinational retail giants are turning their attention to Southeast Asia, heating up the competition in the region. Southeast Asian retail companies now find themselves contesting not only against their domestic rivals, but also foreign entrants, such as Amazon and Alibaba, who are looking to...

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Integrating data and technology key to delivering value healthcare in Philippines

Despite an improvement in life expectancy in the Philippines, inconsistent healthcare standards across the country remains an issue. The re-emergence of infectious diseases like cholera and dengue, along with the impacts of a HIV epidemic also continues to take a heavy economic toll, with the country hitting 81.7% on out-of-pocket spending for healthcare, far above...

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Evolving customer demands a challenge for traditional Filipino banks

Saddled with inflexible legacy systems, many traditional banks in the Philippines, especially in the regional areas, have either struggled or refused to revamp their business models, despite the need to keep up with changing consumer demands. This unwillingness to act has left a lucrative opening in the banking and finance industry, ripe for financial technology...

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