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ASUS, game developers team up for ZenFone Max Pro

Reinforcing its presence in the local gaming scene, ASUS Philippines is partnering with some of the influential names in Philippine gaming. Following the creation of the MAX A-TEAM consisting of Kaisaya, Asurai Gaming, TriNhil, and GLOCO Gaming, the company is launching the MAX FORCE movement in collaboration with game developers. “It is a ubiquitous notion that more potent and engaging games are truly going mobile, making the choice of handsets even more critical to the player. We at the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) are keen to this market movement and are distinctly honored to be a chosen partner of ASUS for their maiden gaming phone, the ZenFone Max Pro.” GDAP President, Alvin Juban, shared. “Let the pros know and let the games begin!” “In ASUS, we believe that the incredible does not stop simply by providing the technology for it. We feel that it is only right to go beyond our duty and support the elements that drive the passions of our ZenFans. We are ve

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Globe inspires others to replicate cloud success story

Globe Business, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, recently showcased an array of solutions designed to empower enterprises to create digital ecosystems that provide secure and seamless connections with their stakeholders. During an event titled Breakthrough with Globe Business Solutions held at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, key leaders and executives from various industries got a chance to network and explore solutions from world-class providers Amazon Web Services, Google, RightCloud, GoCanvas, Trustwave, and Bitsight, all of which are now offered by Globe Business. “Globe has gone through the same journey as most of our enterprise clients. We always need to try new technologies, set up quickly at minimal cost, and constantly test new products until we figure out what will work for our customers. We cannot do this on traditional and on-premise environments where costs will be too high. Cloud has given us the flexibility and ability to innovate qu

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Intel at 50: celebrating the past and future of PC

With Intel marking its 50th anniversary next month, Intel took this year's Computex as a perfect opportunity to celebrate one of the company's most important contributions: the PC. In spite of the fact that we are now in the so-called post-PC era and heading to the data-centric era, Intel's Vice President and General Manager of Client Computing Gregory Bryant believes that PC remains crucial in the company's business and sees many possible opportunities ahead. "At Computex in Taipei, I shared our vision for the future of the PC and introduced a wide range of new technologies that will help us and the broader ecosystem make this future a reality. One that transforms the PC from a simple computer into a platform that can power every person’s greatest contribution," Bryant said in a statement. New processors Coinciding with Intel's 50th year, the company is also celebrating the 40th anniversary of Intel's x86 architecture by unveiling the limited edition 8th Generation Intel Core i7-80

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Synology outs first mesh Wi-Fi router, new NAS models

At the Solution Exhibition located at the Xin-Yi Eslite store in Taipei during Computex 2018, Synology showcased its first Mesh Wi-Fi router, MR2200ac, together with the updated Synology Router Manager (SRM) 1.2. Moreover, Synology unveiled at the exhibition the enterprise-level data protection solution Active Backup for Business, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Pro with advanced features, the latest Surveillance Station 8.2, DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2, with many software feature updates. A series of new DiskStation and RackStation models was also introduced to the public for the first time. “Users have been the driving force behind all development efforts at Synology. Through extensive communication with our users, we uncover their needs and respond swiftly with new innovations thanks to our strong software development team. At the Synology Solution Exhibition, we are excited to receive user and partner feedback for us to continue delivering products that best satisfy user needs." s

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PLDT's Digicon 2018 challenges businesses to be fearless

Over 1,000 C-level executives, business owners, and key decision makers gathered at one of the largest and most recogniable digital conventions in the country, the Philippine Digital Convention (Digicon). Spearheaded by PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country's leading ICT and digital services provider, in partnership with premier global market intelligence provider International Data Corporation (IDC), the fourth edition of Digicon was held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City from June 21 to 22, 2018. "Digital innovation is at the core of our business transformation at the PLDT Group, given the constantly evolving technology landscape today. The future of societies and enterprises is anchored on their ability to evolve, and deal with ever present disruption is to adapt to what's here, what's now, and what's about to come," said PLDT and Smart EVP and Chief Revenue Officer and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto. Embarking on the theme Be Fearless, the 2018 Digicon serv

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Globe, Disney create 'globe of good' via Time Please

Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, partnered to launch Time Please, a natiowide volunteering program that encourages and empowers Filipinos to provide volunteer activities or take part in existing volunteer programs. The program not only targets individuals, but also families and organizations, in support of the nine Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Time Please also appeals to the bayanihan spirit, the strong culture of cooperation and volunteerism among Filipinos, to collectively contribute to social development. Through the volunteer matching portal www.timeplease.ph, developed with Globe Future Maker iVolunteer Philippines, and the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga, Time Please opens doors of various volunteering opportunities in the country to both individuals and organizations. Time Please allows participants to enlist their volunteer activities in a platform and register their volunteer hours. Making use of online platforms, intere

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Cloud is game-changer in rural banking, says Oradian

More than 500 executives and professionals from the rural banking sector gathered at the 65th Annual National Convention and General Membership Meeting of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) held at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City. Revolving around the current trends and challenges faced by rural banks today with an aim to address them for the industry's advancement, the event was graced by several people from the public sector. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte welcomed the attendees at the opening, whereas Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr., and Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol shared their insights about the industry. Key sponsors from the private sector, such as Landbank, Country Bankers Insurance Group, and cloud technology provider Oradian, were also present during the conference. Providing a glimpse of what could be a game-changer in the rural banking indu

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Cyber attacks can cost over USD 3B in PH, says Microsoft

In a Frost & Sullivan study commissioned by Microsoft titled Understanding the Cybersecurity Threat Landcape in Asia Pacific: Securing the Modern Enterprise in a Digital World, it was revealed that the potential economic loss in the Philippines due to cybersecurity incidents can hit USD 3.5 billion, equivalent to 1.1% of the country's total gross domestic product of USD 305 billion. The study involved a survey of 1,300 business and IT decision makers spanning from mid-sized organizations (250-499 employees) to large organizations (over 500 employees). The study aims to provide the respondents with insights on the economic cost of cybersecurity breaches in the region and identify the lapses in organizations' cybersecurity strategies. “As companies embrace the opportunities presented by cloud and mobile computing to connect with customers and optimize operations, they take on new risks,” said Hans Bayaborda, Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines. “With traditional IT boundaries di

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Globe to bring commercial 5G by 2nd quarter next year

Globe Telecom officially announced its adoption of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology in the Philippines, which will be commercially available in the form of 5G Globe At Home by the second quarter of 2019. Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu revealed that the 5G technology would allow the telco giant to use Air Fiber technology in connection with the deployment of fixed wireless broadband at fiber speeds that would benefit both individual customers and business clients. "Air Fiber Internet, which makes use of fixed location wireless radios instead of fiber, could provide speeds ranging from 50Mbps to 100Mbps," Cu added. "We have been preparing our network for some time now with our existing vendor partners, including Huawei Technologies. We are happy to bring the Philippines in line with other countries that are early adopters of 5G. Once again, we stay true to our commitment to bring first-world Internet to the country," Cu shared. Air Fiber Internet will allow Globe to bypass

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Heroes of Marawi honored through Senate Resolution

Honoring the bravery, gallantry, heroism, and sacrifice of the men and women on uniform under the Joint Task Force (JTF) Marawi, especially those killed and wounded, the Philippine Senate recently passed Resolution No. 109, designating them as Heroes of Marawi. JTF Marawi worked hard to counter the forces of the ISI-Maute terrorist group which held Marawi City for May 23 to October 17 last year. The group sought to make the Islamic city the base of its operations in the Southeast Asian region. JTF Marawi consisted of troops from various branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Senator Richard Gordon, the sponsor of the said Resolution which was signed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, declared on the Senate floor that it is "but fitting that at the commemoration, we remember our brave, valiant, and gallant soldiers for their heroic task that prevented the takeover of a part of the Philippine te

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