IBM Corp. is hopeful that the Philippines is on the cusp of economic recovery, and that more local companies will be making IT investments to seize new opportunities.
Stories by Chin Wah Wong
Microsoft Corp. demonstrated the new features of Office XP, the latest upgrade to its popular Office productivity suite, here Thursday. The new suite will be available in retail stores and from some hardware manufacturers on May 31, 2001.
IBM will spend up to US$200 million over the next four years to fund Linux development in the Asia-Pacific region. This was the commitment made last week by Kakutaro Kitashiro, president of IBM Asia-Pacific, in line with his company's global thrust to promote Linux and open source solutions across IBM's entire range of computing platforms.
A key software executive at Sun Microsystems says the Palo Alto, California-based maker of Unix systems has been portrayed wrongly as being opposed to Linux.
The Philippines may be a global leader in knowledge workers, but this advantage is being offset by the country's lack of computing resources, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Working under the shadow of Larry Ellison is probably not the easiest job in the world, but it's a role that Oracle Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Ray Lane seems to take on with ease.