Why Consider Outsourcing In Davao?

Nowadays, Davao is one of the top outsourcing destinations for BPO services like graphics design, software development, call center operations, website optimization, IT services, internet marketing and virtual staffing. Through the technologies we have today wherein communication, connection and workflow can be supervised by using online applications, establishing an offshored workforce in Davao is made even better. Outsourcing in Davao is most preferred because Filipinos are generally smart, skilled and hardworking. This alone is an enough reason to think about it. But if you’re still not convinced the following reasons might help you think about Outsourcing in Davao.

The low cost quality service is one of the main reasons why a growing number of investors prefer outsourcing in Davao. Outsourcing in Davao will of course entail money, but it does not measure up to when setting up an office in-house. Apart from the lower cost of labor in the Davao, the costs of putting up the infrastructures involved in the business are modestly priced too. You can rent an office space, computer units and workstations with the help of BPO companies located in the city so you can not only save on money but on time and effort as well.

Outsourcing in Davao equals to workers with a strong command in the English language. With English used as a standard language in the Philippines, it is not shocking why majority of Filipinos is experienced speaking in English. English is well thought-out one of the major languages used in Davao. Apart from the good command of the English language, outsourcing in Davao can be very beneficial since Filipinos are well accustomed to the western culture which makes it easier for their clients to understand and connect with them in business.

Outsourcing in Davao is a great option companies can look into. If you are just looking for a way to maximize your income, to spend less, nevertheless meet your business requirements, outsourcing in Davao is great for you.

What are the global trends in outsourcing?

Illumedia Outsourcing of Davao investigates on what are the possible global trends and indicators in outsourcing for the year 2016. The leading edge of any business of today is always interested in the varied services of outsourcing and to assist the long-term objectives of its seller. It has evolved since organizations from worldwide locations, like the United States of America and Europe commenced to outsource their business processes, with its destination such as the Philippines, Brazil, India, Poland and other Asian countries.

We have witnessed in 2015 the phase or gradual change in outsourcing trends from the customers as well as the seller’s point of view. While in this year there will be more shifts in the matter such as Data security; Adaption to cloud; Customer expectation and the Costs. It is important to embrace these current changes in the business processes. Now let us take a look or ponder and to think deeply at some of the possible movement or trends of the global outsourcing market.

Cloud service provider will excite better rivalry in IT infrastructure market
Better quality of service rather than seeking primarily cost savings
Stirring towards a centralized system
Make out for cloud ignorance
Diminish multiple suppliers
Near vicinity to Public sector clients
Client service will remain to be the major focus point

These are the list of 2016 outsourcing trends that you must consider and if you are looking for an outsourcing strategy for your company. At Illumedia Outsourcing of Davao we view our clients as our partners in the business.

A Merry-Merry Christmas

Illumedia Outsourcing of Davao celebrated its 2015 Christmas party at the Grand Menseng Hotel. The atmosphere was full of rejoicing and extravagance as you can really feel the spirit of Christmas; everyone felt they were special. Maybe this was because at Illumedia we treat each other as a one huge happy family that works harmoniously together with one goal which is to exceed and satisfy the expectations of our clients. We are truly blessed and thankful that with the guidance of our President Eliza B. Magno and Vice-President James B. Magno and their family, they showed the great care and love for us.

The party started at 6:00 PM, everyone was very happy and cheerful. We had singing, dancing and puppet shows that chromatically added to the grand ambiance. A lot of cash and gift prizes were shared and the food was so generous that really satisfied our appetite.

Indeed we had a blast in the year 2015! There is really a magic in the spirit of Christmas. There is a special power that allows people to be influenced by its greatness. As our leader once said we are looking forward through the future years to come for our Illumedia family to share the wonderful gift of what our creator has taught us which is to give and to trust the wisdom of God. At Illumedia Outsourcing of Davao we would like to see the world and every family stay connected wherever you are.

Outsource Virtual Web Development Davao

In a world where the web is one of the most powerful tools of business, having a website is one of the most important tools that cater not only the needs of the customers but also, it reflects what the company is all about. The web has been one of the most vital channels of marketing. Because of this, demand for website development has increased. In the Philippines, web design outsourcing and web development has been one of the fastest growing industries. With the growing competition, web development companies have fused different ideas and changed the landscape of web development. They merge high aesthetic value and user interaction in order to maximize customer recall.

Virtual Web Development Davao has answered the growing demands of web design outsourcing industry by having highly-skilled technical expert that use the latest high quality methods and techniques in web design and web development. Such methodologies aim to maximize customer interaction that results to favorable outcomes for the business.

As web professionals, Virtual Web Development Davao gives ideas that are not conventional. It provides out-of-the-box proposals while combining their technical knowledge and experience along with every customer’s suggestions in designing their websites. Virtual Web Development Davao provides the following:

a. Added Customer Flexibility
b. Mastery of Different Procedures
c. Combination of Effective Marketing Techniques
d. Better Aesthetics
e. Time Savings
f. More Value For What Was Paid

Virtual Web Development Davao is also aware of the website’s consistency regardless of what browser is being used by a user in accessing the site. All web design and development tasks are checked if they function with the same efficiency and easy functionality across all media and browser. Whether a user uses a PC or a smart phone, they will still get the same benefits and level of efficiency.

With the increasing competition in the web design and development industry, Illumedia Outsourcing Davao City makes of use of global standards and the best industry practices to give assurance to clients from different parts of the world. Designs add different global options to include some language features in order to cater the needs of customers from different countries.

All these benefits may not be enjoyed by intended users if they will not find it even if they use the most powerful search engines. Virtual Web Development Davao has combined all the needed features without compromising its SEO functionality.

We Got It!

Illumedia Outsourcing of Davao had a successful and fun team building! It was a sunny Friday morning and everybody was so excited and in a very positive mood. We headed off for the road expectant of the much awaited event. As we traveled from Davao, the atmosphere inside the van was so lively and full of laughter. What contributed to this is a little secret. People from Illumedia or Illumedians as we’ve been called, have tremendous passion for music. A lot of the people in the team are musicians so there was a lot of singing involved. We had lunch in a restaurant and afterwards we proceeded at the resort.

The team building was held at Tropical Kanakbai beach resort, Mati Davao Oriental. The resort is located along Dahican’s seventeen kilometers of crystal waters and white sand beach shores. One can definitely say that the resort is really “A Home Away from Home”. We felt the hospitality of the staff and we got pampered with luxury and comfort.

It had unsoiled and beautiful scenery and the beach itself made it so refreshing. The big waves and ripples of water sounded like music of relaxation. We took a long rest before we commenced with the several activities and programs lined-up for the event.

We had fun playing:

Do not break the egg
The Story of my Life
Salt and Pepper
Cheering competition

People were assigned to teams representing the colors green, blue, yellow and red. In each team there were six members. Aside from developing our skills together as a team through the activities, of course there were gift and cash prices that came along with it. Everyone was high-spirited throughout the whole day. As dinner approached, the men and women were dressed in colorful semi-formal attire, that suited the ambiance.

After dinner, the stage was set for the mini concert of the Illumedian artists. Everyone was content and entertained. We really had a recreational and satisfying evening. The following day, after breakfast, we met the challenge of the huge waves of Dahican and went swimming!. By lunch time, our co- worker took the liberty of preparing a meal for us. Everyone indeed participated and had a wonderful time.

Every Illumedian would agree, that was one of our best team buildings. We would like also thank our President, Ms. Eliza Kirsten B. Magno and our Vice-President, James Mathew B. Magno for the guidance and showing us, that in Illumedia Outsourcing of Davao, we are a family.

Tips in Hiring Good Virtual Web and Graphics Designers

Looking and choosing a virtual web designer is not an easy task. A lot of things are needed to be considered before choosing the right people to handle the jobs effectively and efficiently. Entrusting a job to someone whom you don’t personally know is not an easy decision. Virtual Web and Graphics Design Davao gives the following important factors before making the right decision of choosing the people who will help in doing different web design tasks.

a. Credentials – a good web designer has excellent credentials. Don’t be afraid to ask potential designers about their credentials, either academic or track record. It also suggest not to be scared to check those whether they are their former employers or their former professors.

b. Market Knowledge –Clients want to have websites for their business in order to reach more customers in the web and understands their needs. It is an edge for them if they have the necessary marketing knowledge since they can easily comprehend the different requirements that will be given to them by the clients. With that additional skill, they can also create designs that are geared to the target market of their clients.

c. Communication – Successful virtual web designers should know how to work under pressure within a team. They share to the group their ideas in order to easily solve different complex issues in connection to the work they are doing. They should also be connected to their clients as well. It is essential to communicate within the group so that a variety of creative thoughts will flow while doing the assigned tasks.

d. Search engines – Work doesn’t end after you finishing the job. In order to put the icing on the cake, Virtual Web and Graphics Design Davao implies that web designers should also monitor their work. Increasing page views is an evidence of how effective a website is. They should also know how to integrate SEO friendly features to their designs for them to reach their target which is, as said earlier, growing views.

Virtual Web and Graphics Design Davao considers a website as a business’s face in the web. And in order to reach more customers, one should invest on having a good website most especially nowadays wherein the web is being used as a primary marketing tool.

Trends in Graphics Design

The concepts of Web design  and Graphic design is quite similar, though the difference of the two is that in graphics it normally comprises of posters, banners and the like.  On the other hand, in web design, it involves the webpage of a certain company, person etc. One of the basics in keeping a well-designed webpage would be keeping it structured. Always create a concept that is simple and organized. Putting boxes everywhere in the page is not being organized.

A web developer should remember to put the right boxes in a structured place. One way of which is putting together the important parts as a focus point while the not-so-important items would be placed at the side, example would be “like our page button” that would navigate the user to the company’s Facebook page.

Another discouragement in creating a web design would be the countless advertisements popping out at the side or on the page. It is a nuisance to the audience seeing irrelevant advertisements being opened unexpectedly. Also, always remember to choose the right colour scheme; it is important to know what palette to use in the site. Another way of an effective web design is to have the users use the site easily.

In creating a website your text doesn’t necessarily have to reach a thousand words. It will not only make the website cluttered, it will also make the audience want to exit the tab because it would look too boring. Set the navigation properly have the proper contents in it. Optimize the website, don’t put too much images not unless if it’s a gallery or portfolio.

For a tip  from graphics design Davao, avoid uploading PNG files and post JPEG with baseline optimized as its format. Like in graphic design, choose the right fonts and sizes, since in the internet, many people from different countries, races, medical conditions etc. will be able to read the website. Lastly, don’t put irrelevant things in the website. It will only make the website chaotic.

Illumedia Teambuilding

Under the scorching heat of the sun, team Illumedia set sail for the two-day teambuilding activity held at Punta del Sol, Samal Island last April 11 to April 12, 2015.

The bi-annual company teambuilding activities officially started with the small groups rallying a cheer.  The most creative and most fun group cheer got a prize.  Then the games followed starting off with the balloon finger balance.  The game is a contest of who can balance the balloon at the tip of their fingers. Players were not allowed to hold the balloon with their hands and must have the balloon in direct contact at all times. The last person with the balloon grants a prize for his/her team.

The last game played is called “zombie”. A person will choose a “zombie”. The zombie will be the one responsible for pricking or popping the balloons the others. Each person will have a balloon clearly exposed. The zombie is released and has to populate by popping the balloons of the people. If a player’s balloon is popped or picked by accident or by a zombie, they instantly become a zombie and must hunt down those who have bloated balloons.

As the day drew to an end everybody ate dinner on a long table with banana leaves with grilled food and green mangoes.  Before going to bed, the team had their short film presentations. Two short films were shown. Directors Ralph dela Cerna and Ken Marlu Cataluña presented Rooftop and #Akala respectively.

After the presentation, Kristian James Pondoc and Cha Geronimo were awarded as the best actor and best actress. Ronald Mangadlao on the other hand was awarded as the best supporting actor while, Ren-Ren Monzon won the best supporting actress. Ralph delaCerna won as best director and lastly Ken Cataluña bagged the best short film award with a winning prize of a team lunch or dinner.

The second day of the teambuilding activity was fun-filled with the Punta del Sol Inland Tour. Team illumedia was given the opportunity to explore the wonders of the scenery in Samal Island—including Hagimit Falls and Kaputian amongst others.  At 3:00pm, April 12, 2015, with memories to take as treasures, team Illumedia returned to Davao safely.

The team realized that getting along with other people is very important. The success of the team does not merely depend on the individual skills or the abilities but the contribution and effort of everyone in the team. An Illumedian humbly states, “Through the team building, our knowledge of each other has been enhanced, allowing us to feel, empathize and assess not just our connection with the other members but as well as ourselves, helping us develop our character. The Team building has helped us connive more and made our bond stronger than ever – an important force that will horizon the team’s success.”


Illumedia: Moving Forward

Have you felt the blazing heat in the city? Who wouldn’t want to have a refreshing getaway in the nippy mountains of Bukidnon?

Last November 7, 2014 the whole Illumedia team left the city for a two-day team building escapade at Seagull Mountain Spring Resort. The travel time took 2 long hours but the smile on our faces upon arrival at the venue was a proof enough that the long ride was all worth it. Mind you, the view was not beautiful, it was breathtaking!

Day 1 was all about building the team. As soon as we had our bags settled and finished lunch, we proceeded to the pavilion atop the hill to begin the games. We were generously grouped into 5 teams. At first, almost everyone was shy and aloof but just as the games began, the timid stares quickly turned into roaring laughters. Everyone had their game faces on but you could see the happiness shining right each one of us.

After the games, we all retreated to our designated quarters to rest and prepare for dinner. The dinner was simple but it was definitely sumptuous and it was made even better by the nurtured company we have with each other.

When all our bellies shouted of satisfaction, we all gathered together for our last activity. We were made to write down comments and affirmations to everyone in the Illumedia family.  And the fun part of this activity is that you have the benefit of staying anonymous to the person you are writing for. Everyone was happy, content and of course surprised of how the rest of the team saw each individual. It was a simple activity but it was a great affirmation that you are well appreciated and well loved.

Day 2 was a follow-up enhancement of the team we have built on day 1. We had no other activity except to enjoying each other’s company. We rose to a cold beautiful morning and soon everybody was busy helping out in preparing breakfast. Indeed, nothing is better than a having breakfast in a scenic view! And right after eating our delightful mountain breakfast, we hurriedly prepared to take freezing dip in the resort’s pool. Icy it is, but we enjoyed it.

It wasn’t until we were about to leave when we totally realized how enjoyable and fun that trip was. And yes, the whole point of the team building was fulfilled. Moving forward? Yes we are! For we went as a team but we came back as a family, and we’re not just moving, we are pushing forward towards a better team, a better dream and a better future here in Illumedia.

Advantages of Working with Virtual Web Design Davao

Today the Davao City offers outstanding outsourcing solutions for different industries worldwide. It is now regarded as a foremost destination when it comes to outsourcing. Services in Web design are a few examples of jobs that are continuously being outsourced Virtual Web Design Davao.

A lot of companies prefer to outsource their services to Virtual Web Design Davao mainly due to cheaper service expenses. Aside from that, partnering with Virtual Web Design Davao guarantee 100% quality results at all times.

Here are some of the benefits with working Virtual Web Design Davao:

1. Search engine optimization.

E-commerce websites must not be narrowed to simple website layouts. It also must be well-optimized. Virtual Web Design Davao will not only deal with the design components of the website but SEO elements as well.

2. Proficiency

Online businesses require more than just an e-commerce website to put on an advantage over their rivals. You must have an efficient Internet marketing tactic that can be given by Virtual Web Design Davao for they are proficient with the newest strategies and best ways on how to promote services or products on the Web.

3. Professionalism

The web designers in the Philippines are getting younger and more efficient. Virtual Web Design Davao is expert in different competencies like search engine optimization, web programming and development, article writing, and custom website design. You can rest certain that all your e-commerce website requirements from design to content will be handled right.

4. English Proficiency

Communication is a real key in a great web design. Language impediments between your company and the design team may direct to irregularity in design and poses a possible project disappointment. Outsourcing to Virtual Web Design Davao reduces that threat since most Filipinos consider English as a second language.

5. A smaller amount of Expenses

Work costs in the Philippines are significantly lower if compared to other countries. This indicates that your labor costs are reduced when you outsource your services Virtual Web Design Davao without sacrificing optimum output.