in a couple of hours today (GMT +8:00) we bid goodbye to 2008 – a year that has been generally good to the IT PINOYs.
i’ve listed here the top IT PINOY technology news of 08:
- despite fears of usa recession in the last quarter of the year and laying off of some IT PINOYs in local companies, our bpo’s & call centers are still @ a boom (mainly due to the reason we provide good quality yet cheap labor). the same is expected to continue more so next year.
- java sun tech days was held here in the Philippines and we were left with a challenge – will the next facebook or google come from an IT PINOY? you might want to consider joining the Imagine Cup 09!!!
- asus eee pc and mini-notebooks are still peaking. who would have thought that these notebooks would surpass sales of the good old desktops? these mini-notebooks are suitable to students or to any mobile peeps out there! think about it, you wouldn’t need all that hardware crap – IT PINOYs are lovin the web – to most of them this mattered more.
- web/internet connectivity – smart/globe broadband, pldt/bayantel dsl – all are riding on the hype of connecting PINOYs! homes with internet are way much bigger now compared to five years ago!
- higher tech mobile phones like apple’s iphone – this isn’t far-fetched with the Philippines as the texting capital in the world. there’s already cracks available in greenhills!
- mp3/mp4, apple’s ipod/itouch – PINOYs in general are great singers and music-lovers, we’re even called the singing-black of asia. this isn’t a surprise either, even manong guard has one!
- online commerce like ebanking, buy&sell (ekalakal, sulit etc.), paypal etc. – more PINOYs are gaining confidence in dealing online.
- blogging, social networks (friendster, multiply, myspace, facebook, blogger, wordpress) – are there still PINOYs out there who hasn’t created their own profiles?
- others that popped in my mind are the ilumina lcd tv and dayo the digital animation movie – mainly because both are proudly made by our fellow IT PINOYs.
let me know if i missed out anything. looking forward to what else IT PINOYs would do (or dive into) in 2009! happy new year!!!!