Philippine ICT distributor VST ECS, Phils. Inc. (VST ECS) joined hands with VMWare to provide small businesses and startups with a collaborative platform called VMWare Demo Lab. It aims to accelerate innovation through the use of cutting-edge technologies.
Many companies stepped on the gas of digital transformation to ensure business continuity. There are businesses that diversified their products and services to meet the emerging needs of the new reality. At this rate when there is still no end in sight for the global health crisis, SMEs need to ensure operational stability as they recalibrate and adapt to the new business environment.
“With the launch of this Demo Lab, small businesses will now have access to incredible enterprise-grade innovations that will go a long way toward strengthening the Philippines’ innovation ecosystem,” said Jimmy Go, president and CEO VST ECS Phils Inc. “Together with VMware, we would like to call upon all entrepreneurs, innovators, and business partners to collaborate with us on this journey as well.”
To help SMEs overcome the digital adoption barriers and boost innovation, VST ECS has launched the Demo Lab as a platform and testbed for startups and small businesses to access digital tools, to spur innovation and experimentation. Through this platform, Filipino businesses will gain access to technologies that will help them improve productivity, speed up product time-to-market while reducing business costs, giving them the opportunity to build their long-term competitiveness.
“Innovation and business continuity are core to the success of any organization in this current business environment,” said Walter So, country manager, VMware Philippines. “Demo Lab is a powerful testbed that will help catalyze innovation for Filipino businesses at this very important moment as they pivot toward the future. VMware is honored to be able to provide the technology to power this Demo Lab and with this partnership, we hope local businesses will be able to achieve greater agility, resiliency, and scalability, so they can continue to grow and contribute towards the Philippines’ innovation economy.”
To further support organizations with their business continuity needs, VMware is also extending the free trials of Workspace ONE and Horizon 7, which include deployment options for Horizon 7 on-premises and Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS for 90 days and up to 100 devices through July 31, 2020. With these tools available for free for an extended period of time, SMEs will be able to equip employees with seamless and better secure access to critical business applications and respond to shifting customer demands quickly and effectively.