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Davao building owners retrofitting to meet outsourcing demand

Vol. XXII, No. 201 [ BusinessWorld Online ]

Friday, May 15, 2009 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES

DAVAO CITY — Building owners here have started negotiating with developers to remodel their structures in order to meet the needs of information technology services like outsourcing.

"They [building owners] have started negotiating to retrofit their buildings to suit them to the designs generally proposed by locators," said Erriberto P. Barriga Jr., vice-president of the ICT Davao Inc.

Mr. Barriga, who runs property consultancy Gibbex Outsourcing Solutions Inc., said some building owners have decided on "plug-and-play" types, which will enable locators to just bring in their equipment and start operating, with connectivity and power requirements already addressed.

"Even if the locator decides to immediately set up its operations, the building is ready," he said. — CQF


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