In relation to the upgrading and improvement of the internet connectivity in the three campuses of the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) and the strengthening of the ICTC Data Center & Cybersecurity Center, the College’s Information and Communication Technology Center (ICTC) and the Department of Distance and Online Learning (DDOL) Teams had benchmarking activities to some universities and IT companies in Southern Luzon and Metro Manila, March 20-23.

Aiming to conduct general observations of the operations of each unit and possible application of best practices utilized in the said universities, the ICTC Team led by Director Godfrey B. Gudoy consisting of its staff including Mr. Casper Jay T. Ortiz, Mr. Oscar V. Padillo, Jr., Mr. Anthony Ryan L. Ritual, and Jaymar P. Baldonade together with the Director of the DDOL, Mr. Don Sean Arvie Buencamino, the ASCOT delegates started their benchmarking activities last March 21 at the Cavite State University (Indang, Cavite) and Batangas State University (Pablo Borbon Main Campus). On March 22, the team went to Poweredge Solutions Philippines, Inc. (Mandaluyong City), Tekzone Computer Sales and Services, Inc. (San Juan City), Huawei Philippines (Quezon City), and DOST-PAG-ASA (Quezon City).

In a Facebook post, the ASCOT-ICTC expressed its thanks and appreciation for the warm welcome given to them by the institutions and organizations they visited. They said that their hospitality was such a great blessing especially in evaluating and prioritizing improvement opportunities.

Benchmarking activities like these are just some of the initiatives of the ASCOT-ICTC in cooperation with the DDOL to ensure the safety, distribution, and more effective protection and processing of data using the College’s group of networked computer servers managed by these two offices, all for the benefits of the College’s students and other stakeholders.

Photo Courtesy: Cavite State University Facebook Page