By Jerry E. Esplanada
Despite a P435-million grant from the European Union (EU) in 2008 and $10 million in aid from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) in 2009 to put up an information technology (IT) system, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) continues to be plagued by the “recurring problems of computer network slowdown and downtime,” adversely affecting agency operations.
By Maila Ager
While 31-year-old Stephen Yu was asleep on the night of September 24, a hacker quietly broke into the system of a bank and took his hard-earned money.
The bill pending in the United States Congress barring American companies from outsourcing jobs overseas will fail to pass for lack of support, according to information and communications technology (ICT) players.