Technology giant Acer goes to Mindanao
Technology company Acer Philippines has inaugurated its first satellite office in Davao City to serve Mindanao region.
It launched the new officer after observing a rise in demand for IT products and servicing solutions in Davao’s booming ICT industry. It said this development is expected to spread throughout Mindanao in the coming years.
“With the wealth of opportunities now available to the people in the region, particularly in the technology sector, it becomes imperative that Acer extends to them access to the tools necessary to build and hone their growing talent locally,” said Acer Philippines General Manager Manuel Wong.
Wong sees the untapped potential in Mindanao, underlining how accessibility to tech products and services can greatly contribute to the development of the local industry amidst a hyper-competitive economy.
Strategically situated in Davao City, the new satellite office will be Acer’s main supply hub in the region, making their devices and programs easily available to various institutions.
“We believe business isn’t only in Luzon,” said Wong. “Digital transformation is expected to impact local businesses and contribute billions to the Philippine economy. By breaking geographical barriers between Mindanaoans and our tools for development, we believe we are helping Filipinos stay adept and competitive in their respective fields.”
Acer, which has been in the Philippines for 15 years, earlier opened its Cebu satellite office, the first outside Luzon.
Founded in 1976, Acer is now one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries.
Acer focuses on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike.
From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer says its more than 7,000 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology.
16 April 2018