PH information agency taps IPC to provide workplace productivity tools

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) tapped IP Converge Data Services Inc. (IPC) as partner for its workplace productivity tools with GSuite.

PIA is the advertising, public relations, and chief information arm of the Philippine government tasked to disseminate relevant information to Filipinos. To do this job in the age of digital transformation, the agency decided to enhance its capabilities using G Suite, which is offered by IPC.

“It is our mandate to provide information about government programs, projects, and services to improve lives and encourage an open dialogue between Filipinos and the government,” said Harold Clavite, director-general of PIA. “With this, the PIA is embracing digital tools to enhance how we do public service. We found a great partner in IPC.”

“The file limit for attaching files given by our previous email services provider served as a roadblock for us that we had to transfer large files on foot with the use of USB flash drives and hard drives,” said Clavite. “But as a national agency with 16 regional offices and 72 provincial information centers across the country, this was unacceptable so we decided to look for a better option.”

“IPC is proud to support the PIA in their ongoing efforts to keep the public well-informed and empowered. We laud the agency for embracing today’s technology to better serve the public,” said David de Leon, chief operating officer, IPC.

As a long time Google Cloud Partner, IPC has the expertise necessary to position and deploy G Suite, among other Google Cloud products, to organizations of various sizes and objectives. With G Suite, PIA’s employees now have 30GB for file and email storage (15MB more than the free individual version) and unlimited online storage for standard quality photos and documents in Google Drive.

G Suite is not only about email and storage. This single package of various workplace productivity tools includes video and voice conferencing, chat messaging, sheets and slides created using the native apps, basic website development and hosting, calendars and notes, all with the capability to share and collaborate online, anytime, anywhere, on any device.

PIA also notes that the G Suite service added a sense of legitimacy and professionalism within the workforce. Before, employees felt uncomfortable signing up using with their personal emails because it sounds informal, and unprofessional. But now with their business emails, employees have an increased sense of credibility and pride to represent PIA.

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