Globe myBusiness, the micro, small, and medium enterprise arm of Globe, has joined the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) in helping Filipino talents in the software industry and related fields to become more globally competitive.
The software companies in the Philippines are booming as they work together to drive the local software industry forward, thus the need for more experts in the field.
This was the assessment of Natalie Hunter, executive director of PSIA at the 34th Enablement Seminar-Managing and Integrating Secure Software Development Practices presented by Globe myBusiness.
“It (the software industry) is fast-paced and fast-growing. We actually have a road map right now so all the sectors are working together to drive the industry forward. We have good relationships with pretty much a good number of organizations. They are part of that community for us to be able to thrive. The government is very instrumental in that and they’ve been very supportive,” said Hunter.
The United States remains at the top among countries that the Philippines services when it comes to software needs, followed by Japan, the Middle East, other parts of Asia and then Europe.
With these developments, she said that the PSIA has to focus on and prioritize the Filipino talents to make them competent on a global scale. “It’s important for us to be able to deliver the industry’s needs so we have to make sure we have the available competent talents. We have different committees to work with other sectors and we come together to produce learning sessions such as this,” she said.
Asked to compare local talents with neighboring countries, Hunter said they are the same, if not better.
The Philippines, she said, is very capable of delivering quality IT services and software development-related requests.
For its part, Globe myBusiness Marketing Head Celeste Porto said that they will continue to be part of initiatives that will support PSIA’s long-term goal of helping develop local talent.
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