MSI Halloween promo; Bank-Genie bags many awards; ASG Technologies advances Mobius; Smart Signature

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    Score up to 30% off, freebies on MSI laptops this Halloween weekend

    Gaming enthusiasts, business professionals, creatives – all who are looking to update their gears and workstations – are in for a special treat this Halloween weekend!

    Watch out this coming October 29 to November 2 for MSI’s Halloween Weekend Flash Sale! Get up to 30% discount on select business, productivity, and gaming laptops plus special freebies like gaming headsets, mouse, loot boxes, and more!

    Experience high-level play with MSI gaming laptops. Perfect for streamers and gamers, the MSI GL63, GL65, GF63, and Alpha 15 gaming laptops are now available at an affordable price for a limited time only.

    The GL Series’ performance, high-end core gaming features, and sleek design will rev up any gamer. It also has a cooler boost 5 system and updated giant speakers for next-level gaming and streaming experience.

    The thin, light but affordable GF Series powerhouse makes it the best choice for gaming enthusiasts who wants mobility, aesthetics, and performance all in one device.

     The AMD-powered Alpha Series offers a smooth, tear-free, and stutter-free experience with enhanced gaming visuals, a powerful cooling system, and a per-key RGB keyboard. Plus, its AMD Radeon RX 5500M Graphics brings desktop-quality performance to your laptop gaming experience.

    Bank-Genie bags multiple awards driving key innovation in banks’ digital transformation

    Banking customer experience (CX) innovator Bank-Genie bagged multiple awards highlighting its incredible achievement in driving excellence and innovation in banking technology.

    Bank-Genie took home the Silver Award under the “CX Vendor Excellence” category in the 2020 CX Asia Excellence Awards through an online event emanating from Singapore in September, apart from receiving honorary mentions for “Best Use of CX Technology” and “Best Digital Experience.” CX Asia Excellence Awards is on its sixth year recognizing the highest level of achievement in Customer Experience across Asia, as part of region-wide Customer Experience Asia Week 2020 event.

    UnionBank also awarded Bank-Genie the distinction of offering the “Best Digital Upgrade” for its major contribution to the bank’s colossal triumph as the “Best Digital Bank in the Philippines” at the Asset Triple A Awards 2020.

    This comes amidst challenging times affecting the financial industry worldwide gripped with the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, Bank-Genie lived up to its mission of delivering excellence and innovation in customer experience that allowed banks to respond to the times and achieve resiliency in this unprecedented era.

    “Bank-Genie continues to build both an experience-focused approach and an inclusion driven purpose to develop better, accurate and thoughtful technology for banks to better connect with their customers meaningfully and improve both efficiencies and effectiveness,” said Ragunandhan Senthil Kumar, CTO and Co-Founder, Bank-Genie.

    As such, digital transformation is key to impacting and growing in the financial industry, and partnerships with technology providers is crucial in implementing such migration.

    “Bank-Genie recognizes the value of partnerships, their trust and support, in transforming the digital journeys of banks,” added Kumar.

    For more information on how Bank-Genie can kickstart your bank’s digital journey, please visit www.bank-genie.com

    ASG Technologies advances Mobius content services platform

    New capabilities improve organizational agility with enhanced collaboration governance, advanced policy administration and cloud-first deployments

     ASG Technologies, a leading provider of solutions for the information-powered enterprise, today unveiled the newest version of its content services platform, Mobius 11. This release advances ASG’s commitment to help enterprise and midsize firms manage and govern the explosive growth of their information and lower total costs of ownership in today’s volatile economy. Mobius 11 helps IT leaders and their teams improve business processes and knowledge worker productivity, govern information more effectively and embrace cost effective cloud deployments.

    Significant advances for IT leaders and their teams with ASG Mobius 11 include:

    • Enhanced content management services: Enables business analysts with self-service support to construct business processes leveraging Microsoft® 365 and Mobius for secure, collaborative business process execution
    • Sophisticated information governance services:  Arms administrators and records managers to establish time and geographic-based policies to support sovereignty and compliance demands
    • Modernized infrastructure deployment: Simplifies deployment and maintenance of Mobius for IT leaders, allowing them to further advance their digital automation strategies through native Docker Hub support

    ASG is committed to helping its customers accelerate their business transformation initiatives while mitigating privacy, security and compliance concerns. With Mobius 11, customers have improved visibility into unstructured content and disparate repositories throughout their organizations.

    “With advancements to Mobius 11, we’re helping IT leaders improve their ability to arm their business peers with self-service support for creating and governing content-centric processes,” said Doug Johnson, Vice President of Product Management for Content Services at ASG. “Our latest investments make it easier for IT leaders to do so with improved business process and policy governance support, while also making it more efficient and cost effective to deploy Mobius to improve the agility of their organization.”

    For more information, check out our blog post on the new release, “Collaboration is the New King.” Or, you can learn more by joining our Mobius Content Services webinar at 1 pm EST on November 17. You can also learn more about ASG Mobius by visiting our Content Services page.

    Smart Signature, new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE for only P1,899 per month

    Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has launched the new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which the Korean tech giant designed to enable fans of all kinds to do more of what they love – from taking photos, playing mobile games, to creating digital content for all the world to see.

    The new Galaxy S20 FE is available with Smart Signature, which is powered by Smart LTE, the country’s fastest mobile data network according to independent mobile analytics firms such as Opensignal and Ookla. Smart Signature simplifies the postpaid experience with a prioritized, worry-free, and elevated lifestyle as embodied by its endorser Korean superstar Son Ye Jin.

    The Galaxy S20 FE is best experienced with Smart Signature Device Plan M, which comes with monthly 10 GB data, Unli On-Net calls, 100 Min AnyNet calls, and Unli AnyNet texts.  On Smart Signature Plan M, the Galaxy S20 FE is available at P1,899 per month, with a one-time cash-out of P5,820.

    New and renewing subscribers can order the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE at http://smrt.ph/s20FE and Smart Stores nationwide. Smart Signature is also offering special discounted rates to postpaid subscribers who are renewing their plan.

    As a special treat, subscribers who will upgrade to Smart Signature and the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE via the Smart Online Store from October 23 to 27 will also get a Free UV Sterilizer with Wireless Charging worth P2,199.

    Tailor-made for fans of all kinds. Officially unveiled globally last Sept. 23, the Galaxy S20 FE combines the features of Galaxy S20 that users love at an affordable price.

    Those who love taking photos to share with family and friends can make the most of the Galaxy S20 FE’s advanced camera features, including its High-Resolution Multi-Camera with a 32MP Pro-grade Selfie Camera, 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, 12MP Wide-Angle Camera, and 8MP Telephoto Camera.

    Those who love streaming videos, playing mobile games, and updating their social media feeds will enjoy the phone’s realistic and crisp visuals on its 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED screen with a Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate. It’s also water and dust resistant with IP68 protection to keep up with the fast-paced lifestyle of today’s mobile users. The smartphone also has a 4,500 mAh All Day Battery and Super Fast Charging, as well as Fast Wireless Charging, so users can do more of what they love throughout the day.

    The Galaxy S20 FE also comes in many different shades to suit every attitude, style, and personality. The fresh Cloud Mint variant is exclusively available with Smart Signature. Subscribers can also get the Cloud Navy and Cloud Red variants from Smart.

    Country’s fastest mobile data network. Smart Signature subscribers can make the most of the Galaxy S20 FE powered by Smart LTE.

    A recent report by Opensignal, an independent mobile analytics firm, shows that Smart has been consistently offering a much better Video Experience for subscribers compared to the competition for the past seven quarters starting in Q3 2018. Moreover, Smart’s Video Experience score has increased from 42.4 points to 53.5 points, a rise of 11.1 points (26.3%) between Q3 2018 and Q1 2020.

    In its April 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines2, Opensignal also noted that Smart remained ahead of the competition in terms of Video Experience, Upload and Download Speed Experience, Voice App Experience, Games Experience, and 4G Availability.

    On the other hand, Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, recently named Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the first half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score of 18.33, with average speeds of 15.94 Mbps for download, and 7.57 Mbps for upload, based on 2,810,963 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®.

    Sign up for the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE with Smart Signature now at http://smrt.ph/s20FE and Smart Stores nationwide. For updates on Smart’s latest promos and services, visit its official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    POC formalizes PESO as the governing body of Esports in PH

    The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has formalized the accreditation of Philippine Electronic Sports Organization (PESO) as the official National Sports Association for Esports in the Philippines.

    In a certificate issued on October 9, 2020, the POC declares PESO as an associate member of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) – Philippine Olympic Committee.

    “As such, PESO is the sole recognized National Sports Association and governing body for the sport of ESPORTS in the Philippines,” the certificate reads.

    Signed by POC Secretary General Atty. Edwin B. Gastanes, the certificate also bears the names of PESO officials serving a term of two years from their election last February 2019: Brian Benjamin Lim, President; Eric Redulfin, Vice President; Jess Tamboboy, Secretary General; and Michael Gatchalian, Corporate Secretary.

    Pushing the growth of Philippine Esports. “We are honored and grateful for the trust that the POC placed in us. We embrace this huge responsibility as we continue to support our athletes and push the growth and development of Esports in the country,” said PESO President Brian Lim.

    “We also echo POC’s call for unity among esports groups and communities as we all share the same goal to showcase the skills and abilities of Filipino gamers in the world arena and ultimately bring glory to our country,” he adds.

    PESO went through a rigorous accreditation process by the POC, which took into consideration its years of experience in organizing esport events and programs, as well as its linkages with reputable esport organizations.

    PESO, whose member-organizations include Bren Esports, Gariath Concepts, Mineski Philippines, The Nationals, PlayBook Esports, Tier One Entertainment, TV5, and TNC Holdings, pushed and supported the successful debut of esports as a medal event in the 30th SEA Games last year.

    For the biennial multi-sports event, PESO members worked as the National Technical Officials (NTOs) of the tournament and was involved in co-producing and streaming the event for participating countries. PESO members also provided the coaching and management staff for Team Sibol, the Philippine National Esports Team.

    Clear and transparent structure of esports globally. Since 2012, PESO has been a member in good standing of the International Esports Federation (IESF), the world’s oldest and largest esports organization with 82 members from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Of these members, 36 are already accepted by their respective National Olympic Committees.

    Last March, IESF and Asian Esports Federation (AESF) signed a milestone agreement to promote and advance esports globally, and across the Asian continent.

    Under the agreement, the IESF recognizes the AESF as the sole federation for esports in Asia, while the AESF recognizes IESF as the sole federation for esports on the international level.

    According to an official release by the IESF about the landmark event, the agreement also “unites in one umbrella all member associations and federations, thereby confirming a clear and transparent structure of esports globally.”

    The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) recognize both the IESF and the AESF as the sport federation for esports.

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