Friday, October 22, 2010

IT Support Needed!

PNI Management Philippines, Inc. is currently looking for experienced IT professionals. Details below:

Position: IT Support

Employment Type: Regular / Project-hire

Yrs of experience: at least 5 yrs

Slot/s: 1

Job description:

  • This person will be the technical support for the Open SGC v10. He or she must be well versed in Oracle Database and Java Application Server running on Unix or Linux Environments. The Main Responsibilities will be:

· Oracle DBA

· Unix / Linux System Administrator

· Application Server Administrator

· Unix / Linux Shell Scripting/programming

· Hardware Sizing and Configuration

Qualifications:

  • At least a BS in a computer related course such as CS, or ECE
  • At least 5 years experience as a Unix / Linux Operating System Sysad and shell scripting
  • At least 2 Years experience as Oracle DBA
  • At least 2 years experience using Java Application servers such as Apache Tomcat, Websphere, Weblogic.


Kindly forward your application to Franshine Chingcuanco at franshine@pni-philippines.com. Be sure to give my name (John Andrew Delos Santos) so that she can process your application immediately

SAP Programmers Needed!

PNI Management Philippines, Inc. is currently looking for experienced SAP programmers. Details below:


Position Title

ABAP Programmer

Job Level

Place of Assignment

Makati, Corporate Support, MIS

Title of Immediate Superior

Asst. Mgr. SAP Functional

Subordinates

None


GENERAL FUNCTION

Responsible for analyzing, preparing program specification and development of SAP ABAP Program codes and other external application systems as necessary.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  1. Develops, sets up, configures, and enhances SAP ABAP Programmer codes to meet the current and future requirements and to support company's initiatives.
  2. Designs and maintain converter interface programs between SAP and PC-based systems to make data conversion from external file to SAP possible.
  3. Provides support to SAP Project Team ( Retail, SD, MM, WM, PP, FICO) in terms of data Mapping, Uploading, Conversion, Data Cleansing, and address user needs in relation to ABAP, Batch Input, Query to support smooth (Retail, SD, MM, WM, PP, FICO) operations.
  4. Seeks to understand project requirements & develop test plan & cases to ensure quality of application code.
  5. Uses Load Master Data view, etc. via text,spreadsheet or other methods to introduce new concepts in data migration.
  6. Provide an up-to-date documentation on all implemented and/or revised ABAP Programs for reference purposes.
  7. Assists in developing system enhancement to increase SAP R/3 System usability.
  8. Gains technical experience with ALE, IDOC, EDI, user exits, interfaces SAP Scripts and Smart to form to identify areas for improvement to sustain and improve business process flows.
  9. Does tasks that may be assigned from time to time to facilitate efficient operations.

QUALIFICATION

Education: College degree in Computer Programming or any related course

Experience: 2 years experience in coding SAP ABAP programs, including upgrades, enhancements, fixes & reports

COMPETENCIES

Knowledge: Windows OS and other productivity tools, PC-based application system programming

Skills: Ability to develop multiple facets of given module, including database structure/data modeling, interfaces/data conversion/migrations, testing strategies, integration impacts of current system and proposed changes and other areas.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Adaptable, Creative, Resourceful, Accommodating, Objective, Analytical, Evaluative



Kindly forward your application to Franshine Chingcuanco at franshine@pni-philippines.com. Be sure to give my name (John Andrew Delos Santos) so that she can process your application immediately

Sunday, October 17, 2010

US Congress files COICA to ultimately stop piracy


Iran and China were both known for giving their citizens a hard time accessing the internet by limiting the websites they can visit. The 111th US Congress last week, filed a bill (S. 3804) that may enable internet blacklist all over the land of the free. Details after the jump.

The COICA or Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act is the latest bill the US Congress came up with to finally stop piracy over the internet. Enabling the government to block all public websites that will violate COICA. It's like Iran or China blocking everything (including Google)

COICA creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity if they block domains on the second list.

The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," Any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked.

You might think that "What the F* do I care? I'm not from the US". Well as you already know, The Philippines always copy what our "brother" US do so expect them to follow soon.

You can read the complete bill here before it gets approved by the US government.

Also, the US netizens are on a crusade to stop this bill by filing a petition here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Future of Social Media


Social media is the term used to content that enables users to interact and share their thoughts real time. Since the boom of the internet, Ways of interacting online developed, from internet relay chat to clicking that like button on Facebook. With this rapid change, what will be the future of social media?

First, we must assess how we use the social media. With millions of netizens, a single information can travel across the net faster than you can say pron. netizens use it to relay info to their "buddies" at any chance they can get. With twitter and plurk at their disposal, delivering news can be done in an instant.

Like the internet itself, social media can be a double-edged sword. anything posted online is unmoderated, unedited and uncensored. Some people may remember Jacque Bermejo and the rage of the Filipino people because of her alleged "statement". Some believed it, some didn't, and that's the problem with social media, Everything is believable.

On the brighter side, social media can be a powerful tool to help save lives and spread awareness to the people.. The Rescue InfoHub during the Ondoy devastation and the #juanvote internet-based campaign for the 2010 National Elections.

With the rapid growth of mobile communications, social media is accessible to almost everyone who has an internet connection. More users, more content shared online. More participation, more communication. If you are walking on the street and you happen to see an incident worth telling to others, you grab your cellphone, use your favorite social media network and share the information. Expect a quick response and a "repost" (retweet or replurk for some) and within seconds, thousands already knew what happened on that place. When you go home, the evening news will deliver that information (which apparently was taken from the internet).

In the future, privacy will be a major issue. Identity theft and false accusation will grow rampant. Scams will be more creative and con artists will have their feast. but, social media may also be the one thing that can save your life in an emergency.

Ultimately, the future of social media depend on the users themselves.