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Customized Research Projects

Leveraging our database, deep knowledge, expertise and network in the Philippines' IT/BPO industry, SpiceWorx assists both government and private organizations by providing customized research and study.

SpiceWorx was selected as a partner of Japan's major research firm to jointly create an investment environment guide for the Philippines targeting prospect investors from Japan.

In late July 2004, JETRO Manila Center has appointed SpiceWorx Consultancy, as the partner in conducting a research on Philippines IT / IT enabled service industry.

JETRO initiated this research activity supporting Japanese government’s thrust to further promote IT industry’s business activities between Japan and the Philippines. The research reports are originally written in Japanese on a monthly basis for the period of six months starting September, 2004. JETRO have been distributing the report to over 5,000 companies and organizations in IT industry in Japan who would be potential outsourcers and/or investors to Philippines IT / IT enabled services industry. The reports are also be translated into English.

UP-ITTC (now UP-ITDC) is a high level IT training program of the University of the Philippines (UP) in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The first batch of training at UP-ITTC is scheduled to start in June, 2005. UP-ITTC aims for providing “Bridge Program that fills IT skill gap between IT related university graduates and IT industry needs”.

SpiceWorx successfully delivered a study on the state of e-Learning in the Philippines to Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) in Japan. SpiceWorx conducted extensive interviews with various stockholders of e-learning in the Philippines including government agencies, academe and private sectors. The study covered major E-Learning initiatives by the Philippine government, policies concerning e-learning, e-learning case studies in universities/colleges in the Philippines as well as other training institutions and many other e-learning related projects being undertaken in the Philippines.

Since August 2004, SpiceWorx has been working hand in hand with
JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) in publishing periodic reports on Philippines' IT and IT enabled services industry targeting Japanese readers to raise awareness among them about Philippines as an offshore outsourcing destination. Reports are available from JETRO websites in Japanese and English.

SpiceWorx has successfully completed a survey on IT Human Resource Needs for  JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)  and University of the Philippines IT Training Center (UP-ITTC) . The survey was composed on both online questionnaire and face to face interview. Online questionnaire during November 16 to December 17, 2007 gathered responses from 66 IT service companies (mostly software development) and face to face interviews were conducted with 49 of them during November 27, 2007 to January 21, 2008. The survey result is expected to contribute to updating and
upgrading UP-ITTC's training curriculum and workshop contents to align them with the latest industry needs.

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