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Philippines orders government agencies online

Philippines orders government agencies online

A new Philippine law mandates a two-year deadline for government agencies to begin providing services and doing official business online. The Department of Agriculture has a head start, with a launch this fall of a marketplace where farmers can post their products before harvesting and immediately find buyers online.

October 4, 2000 by in Asean

Linux gains foothold in Philippines

Linux gains foothold in Philippines

According to the online Linux global counter, the number of registered Linux users in the Philippines alone has skyrocketed by as much as 137 percent. Standard Linux academic courses has been offered to attract businesses that want to migrate their online operations to a Linux environment.

August 14, 2000 by in Asean

Novell cuts 21 percent of Asia staff

Novell cuts 21 percent of Asia staff

Networking software maker Novell Asia has cut 21 percent of its workforce, following its parent company's decision to slash about 19 percent of its worldwide headcount. Yesterday, Provo, Utah-based Novell Inc said in a statement that it would reduce 1,400 jobs globally and undergo restructuring to restore profitability in the face of poor market conditions.

November 18, 2001 by in Asean