PinoyMail, ANTS, SysGen, ADEC Winners at E-Services 2002Janette Toral
The 2nd edition of E-Services Philippines: An Information Technology (IT) Outsourcing and Subcon Exhibition once again showcase the vast IT resources of the local industry. Over 120 corporate and institutional players in the IT industry converged at the World Trade Center to bolster the nation’s efforts to become the E-Services Hub of Asia.
“Embodied here in all our work is an opportunity for us to leapfrog into the future with higher quality life and better income for all us,” said Department of Trade Industry (DTI) Secretary Mar Roxas in his opening address.
E-Services 2002 is part of the DTI efforts, through Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), to actively promote key IT services, namely, animation, contact centers, software development, business process outsourcing, medical transcription, among others.
DTI Undersecretary Greg Domingo believes that that these services have the potential to propel our economy forward. “We clearly have the manpower, infrastructure, and political will to become the outsourcing destination of choice in the region.”
Best Product Awards
This year, best product awards were given in three categories. Out of twenty-seven (27) entries, 3 companies emerged as finalists in each category.
Pinoymail Corporations’ WebTxt prepaid short messaging service (SMS) emerged as winner in the Best Web Product/Service category. The said service allows overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to send and receive SMS messages through Pinoymail. Unlike foreign SMS services, the local recipient only needs to pay regular SMS rate (1 peso per message) in responding to the messages received from the system. The OFW will receive all the replies in their Pinoymail inbox. Other finalists in the category are TheOnlineCampus and ePayroll.ph.
The winner for the Best Wireless and Mobile Product is Asian Navigation Tracking Systems (ANTS). Its entry, the Naviant and Radiant Internet-based vehicle monitoring system utilizes the power of the global positioning system (GPS) in reporting locations and behavior of vehicles being tracked. The GPS installed on the car battery has a SIM card that automatically reports its location on a regular basis. The system also has eavesdropping features. Vehicle owners can track the location over the Internet and through SMS. Other finalists in the category are FindMe Location Based Services and Pivotal Technologies POZ Gizmo.
The Integrated Human Resource Information System (iHRIS) of Systems Generators (SYSGEN) bagged the Best Package Applications award. This fully loaded web-based human resource application allows conglomerates to manage their information easily at an impressive price offering. Other finalists in the category are 25by8’s AlertMe Control Center SMS Product and Ideawurx’s PhoneTxt Terminal System.
See you all at E-Services 2003!