IBM and Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation Join Forces for Disaster Preparedness

IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced an IBM Impact Grant to the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) to provide tools to support ongoing recovery efforts from the 2013 typhoon Haiyan and better manage similar incidents in the future. The two main components of the grant include: Disaster Collaboration Tools IBM will provide a secure network environment for…

IBM Collaborates with Makati City for Smarter Cities Challenge

As a successful recipient of IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge, the City of Makati was recently visited by a team of IBM executives who worked with local government officials to study and formulate recommendations to help address growing traffic management issues. This initiative is part of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge (SCC) – a program developed…

The Department of Science & Technology and IBM Collaborate To Build An Intelligent Operations Center for the Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and IBM recently unveiled a new intelligent operations center to provide a central point of command for disaster management. The new center will help the Philippine government better manage ongoing and future disaster response and recovery efforts following Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. Immediately following the typhoon, IBM donated an…

IBM and DepEd Promotes Better Learning Opportunities with IBM Young Explorer Devices

IBM Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd) recently collaborated to promote better learning opportunities for children in underprivileged schools and academic institutions from Pasay (10) and Batangas (7). IBM donated a total of 31 IBM Young Explorer stations that includes teacher training, valued at approximately $77,000.00 USD. These are computer housed in brightly colored,…

PGC Launches Bioinformatics Facility Braced with IBM Blue Gene/P Supercomputer

The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of the University of the Philippines officially opened (April 14) its Core Facility for Bioinformatics (CFB) to provide local scientists and researchers a suite of services for genome-scale data generation and analysis. The bioinformatics unit aptly complements the next generation sequencing services being offered by the Center’s DNA Sequencing Core…

China Bank to Drive Workforce Transformation with IBM Social Business Solutions

IBM today announced that China Banking Corporation (China Bank) is adopting IBM social business technology to connect, engage, and empower its over 6,000 employees. China Bank embarked on a social business transformation project with IBM, replacing its e-mail and intranet system with the more robust IBM Connections social networking platform that empowers the China Bank workforce with the…

IBM To Hold First Virtual Career Summit In The Philippines

IBM will hold the country’s first virtual career summit for university and college students on September 19, 2013, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This is part of the IBM Career Exploration event, a global talent development initiative that will be launched in 11 countries, including the Philippines. IBM Career Exploration is a half-day online virtual event…

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IBM recently announced that a team of IBM volunteers has arrived in the country to collaborate with local organizations. The group will work in two areas