PT&T, Status Pros partner to help PHL firms’ digital transformation

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PHILIPPINE Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) has tapped US-based information technology solutions provider Status Pros to provide software technology and support to Philippine firms, the listed telecommunications company said.

The partnership aims “allow companies to work and manage the workforce from anywhere or outside their traditional office amid the global pandemic,” PT&T said in an e-mailed statement on Saturday.

This can be done through the Virtual Desktop Instances (VDI), PT&T said, as the technology “allows users to securely access a company-defined-and-managed virtual computer, where all applications and data reside.”

VDI, which is hosted in company-owned servers or in the cloud, creates an ecosystem where workers can easily communicate through any device, it added.

The company also said free VDI bootcamps are offered for free to select clients.


“This free-of-charge bootcamp is aimed at preparing businesses to adapt their users and right-sizing application environments and determining the makeup of streaming desktops versus applications,” it added.

James G. Velasquez, PT&T president and chief executive officer, said: “As a telco and IT company, PT&T is one with the industry in fully embracing this digital transformation of work, and thru VDI technology, we are able to assist companies in ensuring that technology extends well beyond the confines of a traditional office.”

“But we must emphasize that this is not a pivot to circumvent the realities of the current situation, rather, the pandemic merely accelerated what some are already into: working from anywhere,” Mr. Velasquez added. — Arjay L. Balinbin