The shift of local companies toward remote working schemes has grown faster amid the enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
“Given current circumstances, even companies that were initially resistant to the idea of work-from-home are now being compelled to allow their employees to do so. This paves the way for enterprises to rethink their business models and leverage on technology to continue their business,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT president and chief executive and senior vice president and head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.
He said PLDT Enterprise has always been in the business of trust and is harnessing best efforts to ensure its customers remain business-as-usual amid COVID-19.
“Remaining connected is critical to us now more than ever. Businesses need to harp on the capabilities of technology to persist in the current business landscape,” he added.
PLDT Enterprise leads the country in enabling the efficient work-from-home schemes of businesses through its productivity and collaboration solutions, such as Cisco Webex, ePLDT’s Microsoft Teams and GSuite powered by IPC.
“We enable businesses to remain in touch with their customers online and use digital platforms in communicating with their peers especially at times like this. Our productivity tools, for instance, enable businesses to host online meetings and collaborate efficiently with their employees even at home,” said Nico Alcoseba, vice president and head of PLDT Disruptive Business Group.
PLDT Enterprise’s fixed-line, wireless, and ICT solutions—including FibrBiz, VITRO Data Center services, Smart WiFi, and postpaid services, to name a few—are still accessible to support enterprises in continuing their business amid the community quarantine in place.
“Our customers can remain at ease knowing that our solutions, which are founded on the country’s most extensive fiber and LTE coverage, are available 24/7 to support their operations contingent to the delivery of their services for our fellow countrymen,” said Jojo Gendrano, fist vice president and head of PLDT Enterprise Core Business Solutions.
PLDT Enterprise, along with the entire PLDT-Smart Group, gave a 30-day payment extension period to postpaid customers to enable their safety and productivity amid the COVID-19 outbreak.