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Author: Stephanie "Honey" Caragos

Sunstar: Oro eyed as Northern Mindanao outsourcing hub

THE Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies are eyeing Cagayan de Oro City as a potential BPO destination in Northern Mindanao, said Stephanie Caragos, information and communications technology city council president. “Today, there are at least 15 BPO companies operating in Cagayan de Oro and employing some 2,000 agents,” said Caragos. “In the future, 5,000 siguro ang atong ma-employ which is a very good number for employment here in Cagayan de Oro,” she said. Read more: Follow us: @sunstaronline on Twitter | SunStar Philippines on...

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An Eisenhower Fellow’s Guide to Apps and Tools During the Fellowship

As an Eisenhower Fellow, we are to make sure that we maximize our time and resources at all times. We are to be meeting not less than 40-50 people or organizations in a span of 7 weeks. It is thus imperative that we make the best out of what technology has to offer. Here’s a quick guide of the apps and tools that proved to be most useful during fellowship.       Office Lense is an app that helps you scan documents, brochures and other printed materials. Don’t lug all those papers and documents with you. Every spare kilo...

Read More | 1st ICT Summit in CDO marks growing BPO industry

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 24 (PIA) – Cagayan de Oro ICT Council together with partner stakeholders held the first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) summit in Cagayan de Oro City on 23 June 2016 to welcome growing Information Technology – Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry in the city. With the theme “Bringing BPO to the Southern Hub,” the summit aimed to showcase the city’s potentials and promote CDO as a (BPO)-ready sector inviting potential ICT/BPO companies to invest in the city. CDO ICT Council president Stephanie Caragos said that ICT is important in this period of rapid change which is already driven by technology. “Having ICT as a tool is one of the most vital assets of an organization, therefore using technology is key to the success of our organizations,” she...

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Thank you Syntactics Family!

During my Seven-week trip in the US as an Eisenhower Fellow, I was constantly asked how I could endure being away from the company for seven weeks without worrying at all. I always replied that I was very fortunate because I have a team that I can rely on to take care of things while I was away. During my travels, I only worked 1 to 2 hours per day, either at the beginning or at the end of the day to get updates and respond to emails. The nitty gritty details however of managing the divisions and making sure that everything was going smoothly back at the office were done by the team. This enabled me to focus on my objectives for my fellowship and make the most of the wonderful opportunity given to us.

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Reflections After My Eisenhower Fellowship

The seven-week fellowship program has just ended, but the real work is about to begin. Eisenhower Fellowships has opened so many doors for me and have connected me with the brightest and best individuals and organizations to help me take another step in my journey in creating more jobs through Information Technology. I am to go home to my dear motherland and start implementing the best of what I have learned here in the USA. During my seven weeks of going around the US and meeting people, I have listed down some things in my thoughts and reflections that I would like to share.

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