Online Travel: A Long Way to Go

Online Travel: A Long Way to Go

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When Internet and e-commerce first became popular, one of the sectors immediately seen to benefit from it is the travel industry. However, no matter how easily it is hyped that the Internet can provide a better medium for the travel business, it is easier said than done.

I will not claim to be an expert for online travel systems but share to you my experience in buying tickets online

CleverLearn Opens Back-Office in Cebu, BigFoot Next

CleverLearn Opens Back-Office in Cebu, BigFoot Next

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CleverLearn.com launched their back-office operations in Cebu City and its Clicktionary last November 23, 2001. This company was able to build its RP presence from the ground up in record time, 2 months.

It all started last September 2. I received an email from a digitalfilipino.com visitor inquiring about the possibility of outsourcing software development work in the country. Was able to reply right away and Michael Gleissner, the

Leyte as an IT service hub: The Accudata Experience

Leyte as an IT service hub: The Accudata Experience

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I was in Tacloban City, Leyte where I conducted an information technology (IT) strategy creation workshop for the Leyte Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Office of the Provincial Governor. Two international companies recently visited the province scouting the area as a potential call center and back office location as an alternative to Manila and Cebu. This prompted the business and government sector to create an action plan to

Thriving in Gift-Giving: The FilipinoGifts.com Experience

Thriving in Gift-Giving: The FilipinoGifts.com Experience

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Last November 1999, 23-year old Jason Dela Rosa and Wilbert Cua, founders of Prime Logic Corporation, conceptualized FilipinoGifts.com. The site started with six (6) products such as gift baskets. They have opened a company in Seattle, Prime Logic USA to handle its credit card transaction. Now it has grown to over 100 products with merchant… Read more »

BIR: Preparing for the Challenges of E-Commerce

BIR: Preparing for the Challenges of E-Commerce

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With the recent promulgation into law of Republic Act No. 8792, The Electronic Commerce Act (ECA), which provides for the legal recognition and use of electronic commercial and non-commercial transactions, it now becomes imperative for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to introduce this concept into its existing tax administration system. Section 27 of the… Read more »

IBM Executive Quits Job to Sell Danggit and Pusit Online

IBM Executive Quits Job to Sell Danggit and Pusit Online

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Thirty-three year old Jovel Cipriano has been working for IBM Philippines for the last 5 years handling its Visayas-Mindanao operations. Very recently, Cipriano decided to give up his full-time work to focus on his growing dotcom business, Pinoydelikasi.com. A web site that is selling Filipino delicacies over the Internet such as dried mangos, danggit, dried… Read more »

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