A news article on information technology in the Philippines is certainly not unheard of, but it doesn’t happen very often. The reason is that the government here doesn’t promote or market IT in the country like it does in other industries. The only place that there are any businesses promoting or even having an interest in IT in the Philippines is in the construction industry. But there have been a few cases where the government has approached a company about introducing or promoting information technology to the Philippines.
There are two main reasons for this. First, the government doesn’t want to have a monopoly in the IT business because that would mean the government would be able to control every aspect of the industry, which is not desired by any sector or company in the country. Second, the government doesn’t want the competition because then they would have to do more things to promote their own programs and services, which they really don’t have much of to do at the moment. That is why the government encourages small and large businesses to participate in the IT industry.
As a Filipino citizen myself, I understand the importance of promoting information technology in the Philippines. I have a friend who started his own technology consultancy firm, one that focuses on information technology and its applications in the Philippines. His services are really in demand, mostly because of the low percentage of people with any background in business who are running their own businesses. And with the government encouraging and supporting small businesses and local businesses, there is no doubt that there will be a high demand for his services.
I am also aware that most of the small Filipino businessmen have very little money for the kind of investments that are needed in order to start up their own businesses. Even if they have the money, they wouldn’t know where to start from. That is why the government encourages business owners to make use of technology. As a form of income, this way they can at least be self-sufficient. If not, then they can still provide for themselves and their families.
However, I still remember the time when I was researching for an article on information technology in the Philippines, and I came across an article written by someone with the name of Al Pacino. I was quite confused because the article suggested that the government should take care of the problem first before encouraging businesses to become more competitive. It seemed as if Al Pacino wanted them to adopt a nationalistic approach to solve problems in the Philippines. And this caused me to wonder what exactly he meant by that.
Apparently, Al Pacino believes that the government should take care first before equipping small businesses and corporations with information technology equipment so that they will become more competitive with big international corporations. According to him, the government has to do this to protect the small, local businesses from being taken over by big businesses that may be coming to the Philippines. I have to admit, that part made sense to me.
Apparently, Al Pacino also thinks that the government’s main objective is to protect the interests of large corporations from having to compete with smaller businesses that have been established. This would supposedly give business owners the confidence that their government will assist them whenever they need it. Of course, that part didn’t make sense to me, because there is no guarantee that a government will support your business or company when you need it most. But then again, Al Pacino’s article may just be an opinion and a marketing tactic used by some businessmen to promote their products and services.
But then, this isn’t really much of a problem because, in today’s world, information technology has made our lives easier and simpler. We have access to all sorts of information that helps us in every aspect of our lives. So, the next time you read a news article on information technology in the Philippines, try to consider other factors apart from the mentioned ones. You’ll surely have better luck if you do.