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Davao urged to use platform to manage various database

October 30, 2019 - Wednesday 9:10 AM by Funny Pearl A. Gajunera

Article Banner Image Photo courtesy of Alex Kraus

IOT is when an internet is attached to a particular thing, like a lamp post with a wifi spot. It may just look an ordinary lamp post but the internet is connected to it.

System of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

SAP Philippines, an enterprise application software suite, is set to bring the smart city program to the Philippines to provide government officials and other users better access to emerging technologies.

This software suite helps integrate and provide a unified platform that allows different business units and organizations to handle diverse databases.

On Thursday, SAP Philippines discussed the new trends in technology to the city’s public and private sectors.

SAP Philippines Managing Director Edler Panlilio said that the Philippines is behind when it comes to emerging technologies that is being used in other countries such as India.

Panlilio said that for one, Internet of Things (IOT) is being used in India and even Singapore where they used the internet to integrate with the programs of a Local Government Unit (LGU).

“IOT is when an internet is attached to a particular thing, like a lamp post with a wifi spot. It may just look an ordinary lamp post but the internet is connected to it,” he said.

Panlilio said that what has been missing in all LGUs in the country is a consistent data platform that will manage all the systems and activities in one LGU.

“Davao might probably be ahead of the curve, which is good. What we need to do right now is to use a consistent platform that will start managing all of these data coming from different system and make sure that it will send consistent data to all government officials,” he said.

“It will be easier to these people to make policies because they are just looking into one single platform,” Panlilio added.
Panlilio said that a city like Davao can start with the Interface Data Platform that their company is trying to introduce to the different LGUs.

The Interface Data Platform is a single system that will manage all the data, activities and projects of the city and can be accessed anytime by the officials and even ordinary citizens.

While the new technology development can benefit the system of the city in terms of making a smart city like what is being seen in the movies, the problem that city will be facing is the access to internet connection.

Panlilio said that the system can be used offline but to some extent only.

“The LGU needs to connect with internet providers for this one. Some LGUs that we have talked are connected with more than one internet providers so that when one does not work, the other one will work,” he said.

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