Sunday, April 07, 2013

What makes 8layer Technologies, Inc your IT Company on Open Source Technology of Choice?

  • We Know. We are continuously beefing and heaving ourselves to be abreast with the latest trends and technologies when it comes to Open Source Technologies
  • We Think. Our main thrust is driven by a Philosophy that expounds, "IT made easy" solutions to simply secure and manage your IT needs. 
  • We Do. We are an E-Business Open Source Architect endeavoring to define requirements and provide a broad range of products and services designed to achieve cost effective pre-integrated business solutions to individuals, small & mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises.
  • WE ARE TRUSTED. 8layer’s niche is our analytical and intrinsic ability to single out products and solutions that are ready to deploy, mature, reliable, and cost efficient. We relentlessly broaden and leverage our service as we partner with global IT leaders—proof to substantiate our qualifications as well.
  • WE ARE. Built upon the strength of its people, products and technology, 8layer as a consulting firm and solution provider focuses on customers and impresses our ability to direct operating profit improvements through productive IT programs and market development thereby giving you and your company the value of flexibility at the competitive edge and maximize profitability.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The journey to 8Layer's 8 Years

The path we took wasn't always smooth. Instead, we experienced a lot of bumps and challenges along the way. This however did not deter us from doing what we love to do -- to innovate and to share.

Looking ahead, we will strive to continue to bring a positive change in the community through our commitment to you our partners, clients and friends. We thank you for your trust and we hope that you will be with us in our journey for the next 8 years and more...

Message from the CEO

Team 8liens
8layer Technologies, Inc.

Of Milestones and Kindergarten Lessons

Message from the CEO

During my talks in schools, not only once was I asked about educating educators. It would seem that there is a great number of them who sees incompatibility as a bug, instead of a limitation. A student who uses a Mac and submits a presentation file without exporting it to a format which the instructor uses got berated for submitting a file with a virus.
There are those who are more forgiving.

A friend's 6-year old daughter complains that she can not find the computer lesson that they are doing in school because her dad's laptop does not have Paint. (It has Gimp). She asks her dad to get Microsoft so she can pass kindergarten.

Younger, I would have been frustrated. Younger and if I were in my friend's shoes, I would have stormed into the kindergarten class and berate the teacher for putting my kid into proprietary softwares.
The lacking ability of some to learn and keep pace with technology should not be a burden for the others to bear. Older, and hopefully wiser, I ask, "Should it?"

8Layer is 8 years. 2 years passed kindergarten. Robert Fulghum lists what we should have learned by this time in his modern classic book. First on the list: Share everything.
We are proud to share a vision. Ambitious, it is, but not impossible – an IT-enabled nation. Here, we recognize the growing importance of enabling individuals. It hasn't been over a year, but with a team so dedicated, we have touched base with a lot more schools than we have anticipated. Zenzic, how the program would be later known, has almost skidded to a stop. The team fought to go on. Share everything. Trials and triumphs, everything.
Fulghum's lesson learned number two: Play fair. Responsibility and accountability have been used interchangeably somehow. Most often, in the corporate setting. It could be because an effective worker can not live without the other. If an employee failed to file and pay the necessary tax forms, and the employee leaves, do we blame the government for imposing taxes? The limitation of one could be a burden and if overlooked too often, it is the company's failure, too.

On 8layer's 8th year, I am proud to walk alongside my team, bruised yet still prodding on to cascade what we have believed in our hearts since the beginning. We are free to choose, we are free to think. We hope to reach as many individuals and share these to them.

On 8layer's 8th year, I stand indebted by the continuous support of and partnership with IBM-APAC, Intel
Philippines, PLDT, Epson Philippines and Philippine Opensource Network. These big names have humbled us. Like a father to a son, they have fueled and nurtured our greatest interest and passion to learn, to share and to teach opensource.

8layer's 8th year beckons an exciting year ahead. This year, milestones will be created and celebrated. This year, we shall strengthen a service-oriented strategy in all areas of our operations. This year, we shall continue to affirm the magic and wonder of collaborative interactions.

This year, we share the fruits of what we have learned and plant the seeds of sharing and collaboration as we move forward.

Monday, April 01, 2013

The mystery behind the hair cut

Since it is 8layer's 8th year anniversary, I wanted to do something which I haven't done in a long time, being an advocate of positive change and all. It is for the students too, my offer and prayer for better education. Let's all strive for this!

Plus the fact that it is too damn hot!

Again, team 8liens would like to look back through all the years we have spent with you. We are excited to find out what's in store for us in the years ahead.

We are continuously building our strength through passion, leadership, excellence and most of all, your trust...Thank you for the past 8 years!