News : Cloud Service Offering Expanded
Dec 26, 2013 -- The corporate business arm of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) is offering a cloud-based service that facilitates creation of applications suited to companies’ business requirements.
In a recent statement, PLDT ALPHA Enterprise said that it has launched the PLDT Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS), which "gives enterprises the ability to develop and deliver various applications with unprecedented ease."
The telecommunications provider said that the service allows enterprise developers to create application using a standard Web browser through pre-built templates, "significantly reducing development lead time, thanks to an 80% drag-and-drop and 20% coding model."
PLDT said the pre-built templates in its starter package can be used to develop applications for sales and marketing, human resource management, information technology, and other functional areas.
"Traditional application development -- from initial set-up to delivery -- usually takes three to six months and requires the purchase of millions of pesos worth of equipment and licenses," the press statement quoted Nico V. Alcoseba, assistant vice-president and head of PLDT’s Corporate Business Solutions, as saying.
"PLDT Cloud PaaS provides enterprises with faster... application deployment and more flexible development through its rich development tools and application templates in a more cost-efficient manner," he added.
Companies may also purchase more advanced application templates that specifically benefit industries such as banking and finance, retail and manufacturing, and real estate, the telecommunication firm said.
"With PLDT Cloud PaaS, companies can harness the infinite possibilities of the cloud, to quickly create solutions that make them more productive and more efficient," PLDT ALPHA Enterprise Head Juan Victor I. Hernandez was quoted as saying in the same statement.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About PLDT ALPHA Enterprise:
PLDT is a telecommunications company in the Philippines.
Published: Friday, December 27, 2013