GCash weaves itself into Pinoy vocabulary and lifestyle

“I-GCash mo na ‘yan!”   Two years ago, GCash was hardly known by Filipino consumers.  Now, the e-wallet platform has become so embedded in people’s everyday lives it has become a verb, a payment category, even a word to describe the letter G.   GCash President and CEO Martha Sazon shared this fun fact at […]

Digitalization in Rural Banking: Key to Ensuring Financial Inclusion

Rural banking has always been considered a critical sector in the financial service industry. These banks help promote and expand the rural economy and provide essential financial services to rural communities unserved or underserved by commercial banks. The community segment it caters for is primarily those in the retail sector and the unbanked or those […]

TeamViewer opens regional headquarter in Singapore to accelerate digital transformation across the APAC region

TeamViewer, a global leading provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, opened its Asia Pacific regional headquarters office in Singapore today.    At an opening ceremony presided by Oliver Steil, TeamViewer’s Chief Executive Officer, and Sojung Lee, President for TeamViewer Asia Pacific, the company presented the strategic goals it is pursuing in the region. […]

Grabbing the opportunity to #BreakTheBias: How Grab helps female-led businesses grow and make their mark

Carrying the theme #BreakTheBias, this year’s International Women’s Month encourages everyone to not only envision a world, but actively strive towards equal opportunities and fair treatment to all, including women. Everyday superapp Grab, with its suite of services being supported by its vast community of partners, is one in this challenge.   Recognizing the importance […]

APAC Startups, Developers and Talents Embrace Accelerated Digitalization with Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has launched a slew of new initiatives under Project AsiaForward (PAF) to fulfil its promises to bring learning and business opportunities for startups, developers and talents.    Alibaba Cloud has teamed up with regional accelerators, including Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) in Singapore, Handsprofit […]

First Olympic Winter Games to Host its Core Systems on Alibaba Cloud

In an effort to bolster the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) digitalization efforts, Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has successfully migrated its core games technology services to Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. The migration has occurred against the backdrop of the Covid pandemic, in order to create a safer, more […]

Harnessing the Power of Tech amid Rise of Digital Banking in PH

More than two years into the pandemic, digital transactions are now considered the new norm to ensure safety. As a result, it prompted financial institutions to fast-track their digital transformation.   In a recent study, IDC and Backbase revealed that 60% of more than 1,000 surveyed individuals in the Asia-Pacific are likely to switch to a […]

Unpacking Cybersecurity: Examining Its Gears With Today’s CISOs

As breaking news of the latest online scams and security breaches continue to make the rounds, so do heated conversations about cybersecurity such as large companies being hacked, customer data leaks, and the all too common email phishing, among others.   “Millions of people are going online for their everyday transactions,” says Peter Maquera, Senior […]

“Cloud ME” Technology Defies Distance to Bring People Closer Together for Beijing 2022

In order to bring people closer together for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, despite the Covid restrictions and geographical distances between them, Alibaba has launched an innovative cloud-based technology “Cloud ME” powered by its real-time communication (RTC) solution. “Cloud ME” facilitates social interactions for people who are keen to explore bona fide meeting experiences […]

Alibaba Cloud and FinTech Alliance Philippines Launch Industry Sandbox Program to Promote Inclusive Digital Finance

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, together with the Philippines’ FinTech Alliance.ph, the premier trade association digital players in the country’s digital finance sector, today announced the launch of the Fintech Industry Sandbox Program, a new initiative designed to increase local financial institutions’ access to inclusive digital finance.    The […]