96.2% of businesses in Asia Pacific see cloud as critical to meeting immediate business needs amongst pandemic uncertainty

NTT’s Hybrid Cloud Report reveals the main drivers behind hybrid cloud adoption  

NTT Ltd., the global technology services company, released its 2021 Hybrid Cloud Report, which highlights the critical need for business agility, and the role hybrid cloud has had on helping businesses achieve this. 

Before Covid-19, many companies had embarked on digital transformation journeys, but the pandemic highlighted that many were not as agile as they had previously thought. The pandemic laid bare deficiencies in businesses’ cloud infrastructure, security and network architecture capabilities, hindering their ability to adapt and remain agile. 

The pandemic has forced a cultural mindset shift with global organizations adapting their agility plans from recovering infrastructure and applications to getting office-based workers set up and working from home. Despite this uncertainty, the pandemic has provided a significant opportunity to accelerate digital transformation initiatives. 

The report, which conducted research with 950 decision-makers in 13 countries across five regions – including Singapore, Hong Kong, India in Asia Pacific (APAC), highlighted the increasing reliance on technology and found that: 

  • A business lifeline: 90.0% of APAC businesses agree that pandemic has forced its business to rely on technology more than ever before
  • The benefits of hybrid cloud are already clear: With 60.3% of APAC organizations globally already using, or piloting hybrid cloud
  • Hybrid cloud is the future: The study found that a further 31.6% of APAC respondents plan to implement a hybrid solution within 12-24 months

It is clear that hybrid cloud is now seen as critical to data-driven processes and real-time decisions both now and in the future. 

Hybrid cloud, when implemented correctly, drives efficiencies

During such an uncertain time, businesses are continuing to tighten their purse strings and look to hybrid cloud to increase cost efficiency and drive the organization’s overall performance. The report found that an improved speed of deployment of apps and services is the biggest driver (38.8%) of hybrid cloud adoption in APAC, especially given the shift to a distributed workforce model where businesses in this region now need to access data and applications in new, different and often complex ways. According to APAC respondents, the second largest motivation for hybrid cloud adoption is an overall improvement of business agility (38.3%), followed by a more efficient total cost of IT operations (34.0%).

After working with NTT to implement a hybrid IT infrastructure, Christophe Le Caignec, Head of IT Operations, at Lefebvre Sarrut Services, said: “‘Our infrastructure now lets us focus our time and resources on application development and lifecycle management, helping us to bring new services to market much more quickly.”

Businesses, however, need to implement hybrid cloud in a way that will optimize environments to maximize efficiencies. This is why over half of organizations (53.6%) strongly agree on the need to engage with experts, such as managed cloud providers.

Overcoming hurdles

Beyond maximizing cost efficiencies, businesses are also charged with changing attitudes to security and compliance and the complexities of implementing hybrid cloud. The report found that more than half of the respondents in APAC (51.2%) claim that the difficulties in managing data security is the greatest barrier to adopting hybrid cloud. To overcome these barriers when working in such complex environments, organizations must choose the right environment that will securely host their mission-critical applications across public and private clouds; and work with a partner who understands the industries they’re working in to ensure compliance. 

The report found that network performance and a shortage of skills were also regarded as sizeable barriers to hybrid cloud adoption. Both, if not appropriately addressed, when implementing the cloud, could undo the benefits it offers. 

Rob​ Lopez, Executive Vice President, Intelligent Infrastructure at NTT Ltd., comments “As businesses look to navigate the new year, they must look to hybrid cloud environments that are optimized for agility, security and supported by the right network architecture while also meeting compliance requirements. This is the foundation upon which cloud is successful and will enable businesses to weather any form of disruption that comes their way.”

Partnering for success 

Industry collaboration and working with external experts will provide businesses with the right knowledge and skills to set up their hybrid cloud environments for agility. When we asked APAC respondents about the types of partner used, 70.8% of businesses said they engaged with systems integrators, while 55.4% engaged with specialist information security consultants or managed security service providers (MSSPs), highlighting the importance of security to cloud deployments. 

To find out more about NTT and our hybrid cloud services, visit our website.

NTT offers Cyber Threat Sensor to clients in wake of SolarWinds attacks 

As multiple vulnerabilities are discovered, NTT provides 30 day trial at no charge 

NTT Ltd., a leading global technology services company, has announced it is offering qualified clients a free-of-charge specialized sensor capability*. This will enable enterprises and public sector agencies to make an initial determination of their risk and potential means to mitigate attacks related to the recent SolarWinds incidents. 

In December 2020, a supply chain attack through SolarWinds’ commonly-used network management software allowed malware to be distributed to at least 18,000 organizations around the world. Additional threats have also since been identified, potentially exposing organizations’ applications and data. NTT’s view on these recent attacks can be seen here.

In response to these supply chain attacks, NTT will provide companies that believe themselves to be at risk of compromise with their 30-day trial of our Specialized Sensor for SolarWinds Detection and Alerting across all platforms other than Azure, at no charge. 

This offering includes:

  • Deployment of a specialized sensor in AWS and Google Cloud Platform environments for the detection of Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) specific to the SolarWinds breach.   
  • Near real time notification to a client’s security organization in the event a compromise is detected.
  • An actionable incident report delivered automatically, immediately upon detection of IOCs linked to the SolarWinds compromise. 

Organizations can then engage with NTT for a more in-depth review, analysis, recommendations, and remediation including a rapid incident compromise assessment. NTT can also provide ongoing managed security services such as Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) and develop a Strategy for Supply Chain Security Assurance, to help clients monitor their technology assets and reduce risk from future threats. 

Matt Gyde, President and CEO, Security Division at NTT Ltd., says, “Threat actors have exploited disruption during the COVID-19 crisis to launch an accelerated wave of cyberattacks around the world. The SolarWinds incidents were orchestrated by sophisticated operators and exploit the broad distribution of commonly-used software packages. NTT has now moved to proactively offer clients a way to identify potential problems in their technology infrastructure and take the steps needed to close those gaps.”

“At NTT our ongoing commitment is to make the world a better place through the power of technology, as we all navigate the new normal, we have an opportunity to build a better, connected future. With innovation, the possibilities to use technology for good are endless,” concludes Gyde.

For more information regarding the offer please visit our website here. 

*Current and prospective clients that meet NTT’s criteria are eligible for this offer.

Stylish “Bakuna Ready/Vaccine Ready” Outfits for your Vaccine Appointment

It’s been a while since my last blogpost, now we’ve entered Season 2 of ECQ. A lot things has changed and can’t believe how time flies. Update: After a year, Philippines had the most number of Covid-19 cases. As of today, April 2, 2021 a record of 15, 310 new Covid-19 cases . YIKES!

Another update, vaccines had already arrived in the Philippines. I haven’t got my vaccine yet since the priority are front liners. But I’ve came up with a list of stylish “bakuna/vaccine ready” tops you can wear on your upcomimg vaccine appointment. My recos are blogger/nurse/fashion student approved!

Shoulder cut outs – If you are conscious of your arms, the cut out details always gives that edgy touch. Note: on the arm coverage for the perfect injection site

Tip: You can bust out your tops you haven’t used in awhile and DIY like I did! Check out this old hoodie I found in my closet and I designed it with cut outs, also turned it into a crop top – perf for an athleisure look.

 

 

Venus cut – A more feminine look! It’s stylish, convenient and hassle free. Ready to strut your vaccine shot pose!

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Sleeveless/ strapless – One of the most convenient, EFFORTLESS and hassle free 🙂 Plus, it’s Philippine weather friendly.

 

 

 

 

Bandeau or tube top – Same as for sleeveless/ strapless but for the RISQUE.

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Off shoulder – This one wouldn’t be on my top list (It’s a cute top, I know haha!) but depending also on how much it covers the arms. Your medical practitioner may kindly ask to tug down the sleeve a little more.

Safe example of arm coverage [Photo credits to owner]
Note:  For those who can relate especially those in the medical field – during my time, according to our nursing fundamentals the basis to point the best injection site is about 2-3  fingers from the shoulders. (Kindly comment below if it has been updated, it’s been awhile since I practice- advance apologies)

 

Sharing the Gift of Education in the Now Normal

My Dream in a Shoebox continues to make dreaming for every Filipino child possible 

Education in the now normal continues to be a struggle for many Filipino children, especially those in the marginalized sector. The crisis and disruption brought by the pandemic do not only add to the existing education disparities, but also hamper the learning process and opportunities of the youth. Thus, ensuring learning continuity is imperative now more than ever.

As the education sector pivots and innovates from the impact of the pandemic, new approaches and different learning modalities have been developed to better support it. For My Dream in a Shoebox (MDIAS), education is the one thing that must not be taken away from a child, most especially in times of need. Last year, it shifted its gears to help answer the changing needs of students today.

As annual education campaign spearheaded by TeamAsia, MDIAS aims to equip less fortunate Filipino children with educational assistance and help them make their #BiggerDreams come true. Innovating its dream kits and scholarships for its 12th year, MDIAS transformed its Do-It-Yourself shoeboxes and adapted the calls of the Department of Education to cater to the needs of distance learning. Aside from school supplies, MDIAS has added calls for donations of solar-powered and rechargeable transistor radios, old or new tablets, old usable computers with mobile internet dongle, working printers with ink tank and refillable ink, and photocopy machine with affordable toners to help make learning sustainable for students and teachers in the now normal.

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For partners of MDIAS like the Yellow Boat of Hope (YBH) Foundation, the pandemic has surely changed educational efforts. Seeing as the resources that beneficiaries urgently need are educational support to 

help them implement the Distance Modular learning approach, YBH quickly pivoted from their yellow school boats bringing kids to school to delivering educational modules to the doorsteps of the learners to ensure that no child will be left behind. Through MDIAS, their scholarship program for 100 vulnerable elementary school kids will continue. 

According to Father Didoy Molina, one of MDIAS’ beneficiaries from Christ the King Parish, school supplies given out to their parish scholars greatly improve their capacity to study, increase their confidence and performance, and enhance their self-esteem. He explained that the tools do not only help the children do well in their studies, but are also instruments of love and care shared with them by their parents and by the generous donors, telling them that they are cared for, and that their dreams are supported.

“I am looking forward to seeing more smiles and grateful faces as they receive beautiful boxes filled with school supplies, wrapped with care by generous donors. These memorable experiences really stay with me for life and inspire me to hope for our young people,” Father Didoy shared.

For Bea Lim, Managing Director of TeamAsia and MDIAS Chief Dreambuilder, corporate social responsibility is not just about giving back to the community when things get tough. It is a continuous commitment to inclusive growth, progress and development that will ultimately lead to a stronger, sustainable and thriving society.

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“This now normal we are in today highlights the importance of bayanihan and malasakit to work together to fight this pandemic and push for economic recovery with compassion, empathy, and faith that we can all get through this together,” Lim emphasized.

 Through the years, My Dream in a Shoebox has equipped over 400,000 children across the Philippines  with the necessary tools they need to chase their #BiggerDreams. With the communities facing even greater challenges today due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MDIAS wants to make its impact not only bigger, but more efficient and safe. MDIAS is open to more individuals and corporate partners to join them in giving more underprivileged children the gift of education and to help in making their dreams come true.

For more information on making #BiggerDreams come true, log on to www.teamasia.com/shoeboxcampaign, call +639178813724, or email shoebox@teamasia.com.

 

Celebrate a Joyful Christmas with #OPPOJoyFullSale starting November 22

Keeping Christmas spirit alive with exciting treats and freebies  in the much-awaited JOY-FULL holiday promo

Shaking up this year’s season of gift-giving, OPPO makes the holiday experience more hopeful and joyful with its much-awaited #OPPOJoyFullSale campaign kicking off on November 22. This year, you are in for many special offers and activities when you purchase any of the participating products: A12 (3GB/4GB), A52, A53, A92, Reno2 F, Reno3, Reno3 Pro,  Reno4, and Find X2 Pro.

The Joy-Full Treat You Deserve

As we usher in the month of Holiday festivities, OPPO’s #OPPOJoyFullSale gives you a chance to treat yourself and your loved ones with a brand new OPPO smartphone and special freebies that perfectly match with your lifestyle. Enjoy an upgrade on your smartphone with premium and greater-value-for-money features together with a free OASE P10-L power bank or Rock Space P88 power bank. Freebie applies to OPPO models priced above PHP10,000. While for A53, enjoy a free 64GB TF card in every purchase. 

Promo period will run from November 22 – December 31 in OPPO stores, retail dealers, Shopee, and Lazada nationwide.

It’s Raining Treats & Activities This Christmas

To complete your fun-filled Christmas celebration, OPPO will be hosting a series of OPPO Joy-Full Sale livestream series on December 5, 12, and 19 on Facebook, Shopee and Lazada where you can get exclusive bundle offers and win more freebies. 

The OPPO’s much-awaited livestream series in partnership with Globe Studios will bring you the country’s most sought-after celebrities and content creators today namely Alex Gonzaga, Nadine Lustre, Robi Domingo, Mimiyuuuh, Rain Matienzo, and Simon Javier. Join the virtual party, bond with your favorite celebrities and content creators, learn new ideas on how you can best enjoy your OPPO, and get the chance to win exciting prizes for each livestream episode!

Joy-Full Livestream Flash Sale
Model Bundle
A12 (3GB) PHP500 GrabFood Vouchers + Free (1) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription
A12 (4GB) PHP700 GrabFood Vouchers + Free (1) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription
A53 (4GB +64GB) Converse Sling Pack + PHP500 Bench Voucher + Free (1) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription
A92 PHP1,000 Uniqlo Gift Voucher + Free (2) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription
Reno4 Parkland Backpack (30L) + Free (2) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription

Livestream winners will get a chance to take home Google Home Assistant, Parkland backpacks, Converse bags, Jansport bags, GrabFood vouchers, Viu Premium Subscription vouchers Bench vouchers, Uniqlo gift certificates, and your favorite OPPO products from smartphones namely A12 (3GB/4GB), A53, A92, and Reno4 as well as crowd-favorite IoT products Enco W51 and OPPO Watch. 

Additionally, prepare to win more as OPPO brings you the first-ever Virtual Joy Hunt online activity where participants can get a chance to win more exciting prizes! Gather your friends and family online because all of you have a shot at winning major OPPO gifts and more. Stay tuned for the announcement mechanics and the special prizes to be given away.

Know more about the latest OPPO exclusive Christmas deals and events, visit the official website or via the official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

#OPPOJoyfullLivestream December 5, 12 and 19!

 In celebration of the season of giving, OPPO announces its #OPPOJoyFullSale weekly livestream series, happening this December through the OPPO Philippines’ Facebook page, Shopee and Lazada. Created in partnership with Globe Studios, the live show will be hosted by the country’s most sought-after celebrities and content creators today, namely Alex Gonzaga, Nadine Lustre, Robi Domingo, Mimiyuuuh, Rain Matienzo, and Simon Javier, as they give lucky viewers exclusive sale bundles and freebies perfect to liven up Christmas festivities. 

Each week, you won’t just get to bond with your favorite celebrities and content creators, but you’ll also get a chance to stuff your stockings with fun prizes, including a Google Home Assistant, Viu vouchers, gift certificates worth up to Php10,000, and even beloved OPPO gadgets, like A12 (3GB/4GB), A53, A92, Reno4, Enco W51 and OPPO Watch. 

And if you miss out on the prizes, there’s no need to worry, as OPPO will be offering exclusive freebies every time you purchase one of their best-selling products while tuning into the livestream:

Model Bundle
A12 (3GB) PHP500 GrabFood Vouchers + Free (1) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription
A12 (4GB) PHP700 GrabFood Vouchers + Free (1) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription
A53 (4GB +64GB) Converse Sling Pack + PHP500 Bench Voucher + Free (1) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription
A92 PHP1,000 Uniqlo Gift Voucher + Free (2) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription
Reno4 Parkland Backpack (30L) + Free (2) Viu 3-month Premium Subscription

Usher in the most wonderful time of the year by joining the virtual party through the OPPO Philippines’ Facebook page on December 5 with Mimiyuuuh and Robi Domingo, December 12 with Alex Gonzaga and Rain Matienzo, and finally December 19 with Nadine Lustre and Simon Javier. 

To know more about the latest OPPO exclusive Christmas deals and events, visit the official website or via the official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Brother Philippines introduces Brobot, a cute and helpful customer service chatbot

With its mission of always making sure they’re at their customers’ side, Brother Philippines constantly develops new programs and methods to ensure top-quality customer service in all channels.

It’s in light of this goal that Brother launches Brobot, a new customer service chatbot. It seeks to help customers inquiring about the brand’s products and services. The cute and helpful bot, accessible on the Brother Philippines website, has been steadily learning through constant interactions with customers—and continues to learn the more people interact with him every day. While he can already answer most queries, soon enough he’ll be able to respond to even more questions! 

“We always want to ensure that our customers will always get the help they need when it comes to Brother’s products and services,” said Brother Philippines President Glenn Hocson. “Having Brobot, who can answer questions all the time, anytime, is the best way we can attend to anyone looking for more information. We suggest customers interested in Brother to give him a try on our website!”

To talk to Brobot, simply go to the Brother Philippines website at www.brother.com.ph where you’ll find him floating on the lower right-hand corner of the homepage. Just click on him to start a conversation and inquire about products and services. Try it and test his skills today!

For more updates and info on Brother products, services, and promotions, customers may visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside/. They can also call the Brother Helpdesk Hotline at (02) 8 581-9898, or through the toll-free line at 1-10-BROTHER or send an email to helpdesk@brother.com.ph.

Over 14,000 Participate in Avon’s Events for

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Avon’s activities for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness month were a success. 2020’s campaign, BOOBwatch, was all about educating about the importance of early detection. With all the three fundraising events mounted online, Avon was able to reach more people and generate awareness at a grander scale. This year’s events were all for the benefit of the Philippine Cancer Society. First up was BOOB Talk, a breast care catch-up with Dr. Gia Sison, Dr. Rachel Rosario of the Philippine Cancer Society, Avon Ambassador Daniel Matsunaga, TV hostand News Anchor Dianne Medina and host Myrza Sison. Held last October 10, theonline chikahan became a fruitful conversation about breast cancer viewed by morethan 6,200 people. Franz Tolentino, a breast cancer survivor and active Avon representative, also shared her personal stories about fighting the Big C. Franz was an incredible source of inspiration for those who are dealing with the disease. She shares, “Pwede din kayong sumali sa mg breast cancer support groups katulad ng Avon-PGH Breast Cancer Group. Malaking tulong ang magkaroon ng mga kaibigan na alam ang pinag-dadaanan mo. Mayroon kang makakausap na naranasan o pinagdadaanan din ang pinagdadaanan mo.”

Avon also made sure that they raised funds in an entertaining way, and they’ve got the help of one of the Philippines’ top female singers. Shaped for More with Morrisette: The BOOBwatch Fundraising Concert was streamed via Facebook, some of her own hit songs. Before the concert, she shared her pride in being part of this great cause, “I am excited to be part of this campaign because I believe in their Breast Care Promise. Prevention is always better than cure. Our health is not something we want to compromise. We are shaped for more and we should not let anything or anyone hold us back from achieving our purpose.” The brand’s last event was a fun and energetic one, ending the festivities on a high note. The #JoinTheBoobment Manoeuvres Fitness Dance-a-thon, also streamed via Facebook Live, was one and half hours full of high-energy dance routines and happy people viewing and donating. The renowned dance group took viewers down  memory lane, as they danced to the hits of the 70s all the way to the hits of today,making it a fun event from titas to millennials. During this session, Jason and James Zamora with James Gaddi taught the viewers a quick Tiktok dance tutorial that shows how easy and fast it is to do a breast check by yourself. For those who couldn’t join the events, Avon has released a special collection to help raise funds as well. For every sale of the Empower Bra (Avon’s first-ever mastectomy bra), the Breast Cancer Promise Umbrella and Tote Bag Set, and Evita Watch P50 wasdonated to the Philippine Cancer Society. You can continue to donate to this cause through BPI Account number: 0141-0431-53 or GCash Account number: 0917-5372662.

Through this year’s efforts, Avon hopes to make a better world for all women, which is a better world for all. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, and this is why Avon makes it a point to keep their advocacy going. This year, the brand is thankful for being able to reach more people (14,069 in total) than ever by bringing the events online.Watch out for Avon Philippines’ purposeful projects, find out why millions of people around the world choose Avon. Visit Avon.ph and follow Avon Philippines on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about ANEW Skin Reset Plumping Shots and other skincare products from Avon.

Xiaomi brings Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T to The Philippines

  • Starting from PHP 19,990, Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T offer impressive cameras, AdaptiveSync display, powerful processor and long-lasting battery  
  • Mi Fans and consumers who purchase Mi 10T Pro or Mi 10T will be entitled for premium services** including a 24-month warranty and Screen Protection Guarantee
  • Mi Watch will also arrive in The Philippines on a later date

Manila, The Philippines, October 15, 2020 — Xiaomi today announced the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T in The Philippines. The flagship Mi 10T Pro takes creating and exploring to the next level, with unmatched specs in its class. Mi 10T continues to push boundaries, delivering top-notch experiences for everyone from working professionals, to streaming enthusiasts and mobile gamers.

Priced at PHP 19,990 for Mi 10T and PHP 24,990 for Mi 10T Pro, the flagship models are amongst the best-in-class high-performance smartphones. 

Along with the local announcement of the two smartphones, Xiaomi’s very first smart watch, Mi Watch, and Mi 65W Fast Charger with GaN tech were also introduced into the Filippino market, further expanding the brand’s range of technologically advanced IoT-connected smart hardware products.

Mark Li, General Manager of The Philippines, Xiaomi, announced Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T, and said, “Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T were born to be wonderful in all aspects; they are next-level 5G flagship devices designed to shake up the status quo in the global flagship smartphone market with their premium specs and accessible pricing points. Their uncompromised performance, elegant design and innovative capability once again demonstrate Xiaomi’s commitment to offering Filippino customers and Mi Fans superior user experiences and empower their creativity.”

 Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T: Taking mobile creativity and exploration to the next level

Continuing Xiaomi’s category-defining ultra-high resolution legacy 

Xiaomi played a pivotal role in defining the 108MP camera segment – from debuting the world’s first 108MP smartphone camera to introducing countless photography software innovations in the past year alone. Mi 10T Pro continues the brand’s ultra-high resolution legacy with OIS and 8K video support. Mi 10T offers an impressive 64MP main camera. Both Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T offer a triple camera setup with a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera, 5MP macro camera and a 20MP front camera.

Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T also flaunt new and dynamic photography software features. Six standalone Long exposure modes let anyone capture artsy shots, from Moving crowd – which focuses on an idle subject while blurring dynamic surroundings – to Star trails – which creates a swirling starry sky effect. Photo Clones captures four of you in a single shot. Plus, Timed burst feature offers endless opportunities for fun, allowing users to set up photos with a time gap that can also be converted into video, while three new photo filters – Cyberpunk, Gold vibes and Black ice – help bring the desired mood to life. 

Pushing the boundaries even further, Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T also offer compelling new video features. Video Clones capture “two selves” in one video, while Dual Video can record from the device’s front and back cameras simultaneously. Finally, Time-lapse selfie video lets users create a fast-forward effect for more engaging vlogs. 

A smooth future with 144Hz AdaptiveSync TrueColor display

Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T feature one of the best flat displays available in any smartphone today, with an industry-leading 144Hz refresh rate to boot. Xiaomi’s AdaptiveSync display automatically matches the content’s frame rate, from enjoying your favorite movie at 48Hz to watching TV series at 50Hz, from streaming video at 30Hz or 60Hz to scrolling social media feeds or gaming at up to 144Hz – it guarantees a smooth experience and optimum battery usage. And with Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) technology, the devices insert more frames to make video smoother and better viewing.

With a P3 color gamut and TrueColor, the display offers extremely wide range and accurate colors. Reading mode 3.0 simulates a paper texture to protect your eyes, while Sunlight display 3.0 automatically enhances contrast and adjusts dynamic color saturation outdoors. With a 360° ambient light sensor built in, the screen can intelligently adjust brightness – even in backlit conditions. 

Power your creative genius and get your game on with Qualcomm® Snapdragon 865™ 

Anchored by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865, Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T offer extreme power efficiency, performance, and 5G connectivity. Xiaomi packed in a wide range of 5G bands, ensuring compatibility with more networks in more locations than before.

Users will also experience desktop level gaming thanks to the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU. Together with UFS3.1 and LPDDR5, the devices tout the industry-leading smartphone ROM and RAM available today. 

Massive 5,000mAh (typ) battery with added features to keep you powered up all day

Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T boast one of Xiaomi’s biggest flagship series batteries: a massive 5,000mAh (typ). With battery power optimization technology baked in, the smartphones release more power for longer battery life. When a juice up is needed, no one will miss a beat thanks to MMT (Middle middle tab) technology and an exceptionally fast and uniquely designed 33W wired charging process – made even more convenient by the included 33W charger. 

Sales Info of Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro

Mi 10T will be initially available in two colors, Lunar Silver and Cosmic Black, whereas Mi 10T Pro will be available in three colors, Aurora Blue, Lunar Silver and Cosmic Black. 

Starting from October 16, Mi 10T will be retailed at PHP 19,990 for 6GB + 128GB variant and at PHP 20,990 for 8GB + 128GB variant, whereas Mi 10T Pro at PHP 24,990 for 8GB + 256GB variant. 

As part of the first sale on Lazada on October 16, a flash sale campaign will be held starting from 00:00. 6GB + 128GB variant of Mi 10T will be available at PHP 17,990, a drop from PHP 19,990; and 8GB + 256GB variant of Mi 10T Pro will be available at PHP 24,990 and each buyer of this product will receive a FREE set of Premium Speaker Gift* which is worth PHP 1,399. Additional vouchers of PHP 1,000 in limited quantity will also be given to consumers of Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro.

At the official online store on Shopee, Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T will be available for purchase starting from October 23.

Pre-order: these new smartphones will be available for pre-order at official offline channels from October 16 to 22:

Product Offline Platform Free gifts* (per purchase of one unit)
Mi 10T Pro Authorized Mi Stores Mi Electric Scooter Essential (PHP 14,990) or

Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic + Premium Speaker Gift Set (PHP 5,000)

Mi 10T Pro & 

Mi 10T

Authorized Mi Zones Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic + Premium Speaker Gift Set (PHP 5,000)

*Gifts come in limited units and are on a first-come-first-served basis only. Standard terms and conditions apply.

In addition, each buyer of Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T will be given: 

  • a six-month Netflix mobile subscription as a complimentary gift, with which users will be able to binge watch their favorite shows on their new smartphones, and 
  • **Premium Services which include a 24-month local warranty plus a single accidental damage coverage on the screen within 6 months of purchase from October 16, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Standard terms and conditions apply.

Mi Watch: Empower an active life with styles and features to love

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Making its debut, Mi Watch is Xiaomi’s very first smartwatch model for the global market. As a brand new addition to Xiaomi’s wearable product lineup, Mi Watch is made to empower active lifestyles of all kinds. 

Featuring a 1.39’’ bright AMOLED panel and a dedicated sports button on the side, Mi Watch provides users instant access to a smorgasbord of 117 exercise modes. To comprehensively oversight one’s health, it packs six different sensors and GPS to offer key health metrics and environmental data, for example, heart rate, blood oxygen level, and air pressure. The device is ultra light-weight and long lasting – perfect for continuous everyday use. After only two hours of charging, it offers an outstanding 16 days of battery life. Additionally, Mi Watch supports an array of features including over 100 watch faces, camera remote function, native emojis on notifications, voice control, and more. 

Mi Watch will arrive in The Philippines at a later stage, when its price and sales channels will be announced.

Mi 65W Fast Charger with GaN tech

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To keep up with your power needs, Xiaomi also launched Mi 65W Fast Charger with GaN tech. Packing a powerful punch into a compact design that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, Mi 65W Fast Charger is able to swiftly charge your smartphone, laptop, and game console. Starting at a recommended retail price of PHP 1,399, Mi 65W Fast Charger will be available for purchase on October 23.

For product images please refer to Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10T, Mi Watch, Mi 65W Fast Charger with GaN Tech

For product one-pagers please refer to the link here.

For more information on the launch of Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T or on Xiaomi Philippines, please visit Xiaomi official website and information portal at https://www.mi.com/ph/, or drop by their official social media pages at https://www.facebook.com/XiaomiPhilippines (Facebook) and https://www.instagram.com/mi_philippines/ (Instagram) for other exciting updates.

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About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core. 

With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. 

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s leading consumer IoT platform, with 271 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 markets around the world. 

In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to last year. It also ranked 7th among internet companies on the list. In May 2020, the company made the Forbes Global 2000 List again, and its ranking jumped to 384th. 

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and Hang Seng TECH Index. 

For more information about the company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/. 

Powering through life amidst the pandemic with journal therapy

Viviamo Inc advocates for the power of journaling to find healing, clarity, and connection amidst the pandemic in its first planning and journaling online summit called #YouGotThis, featuring content creator Macoy Dubs, mental health advocate Cat Triviño, and more!

September 2020—With everything that’s been going on lately surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, it feels as though we haven’t been given enough time to prepare or process the drastic changes that have been happening in our lives. Given these negative events happening around us, our bodies might be responding to them in three possible ways: suppress feelings associated with the event, don’t actively process the emotions of the situation; or allow the experience to be the sole focus of our life. 

“When you’re falling into any of these common responses, and find it hard to freely express your emotions with someone else, then a method that might probably work for you is journal therapy,” advises Darlyn Ty-Nilo, founder and president of Viviamo Inc.–the custom publishing company behind Belle de Jour Power Planner. 

This method entails writing down your thoughts and emotions in your journal with the intent of processing them without any judgment from and of yourself and your emotions. This then becomes a powerful journey to self-healing.

With journal therapy, the left part of the brain becomes active, allowing you to be more creative in expressing your ideas. The more you pick up the habit of writing, the more you feel freer from the emotions you have bottling up. Doing so might even give you clarity and understanding of the negative events you have experienced.  

Additionally, journal therapy can be highly beneficial to one’s physical and mental wellbeing: 

It reduces stress. Journaling is an effective stress-management tool because it helps you prioritize your problems, fears and concerns. It can also track your day-to-day emotions, and recognize your negative triggers and learn how to better control them.

Keeps the mind active and memory sharp. Journaling can help your brain stay in tip-top shape. It helps improve your cognitive functions by boosting comprehension and increasing one’s memory capacity. As you reconnect with yourself, you are also keeping your brain engaged at all times.  

Strengthen emotional functions. Journaling can be a cathartic experience for writers. It allows them to express their emotions, helping the brain regulate emotions. Journaling also gives the writers a sense of mindfulness, remaining present while gaining perspective. 

Immortalizes your past. Expressive writing ensures your past is not forgotten. Whether it’s a negative or positive memory, writing them down will keep the mental imagery clear for many years to come, which can have a positive impact on your long-term memory. Immortalizing your past through journaling will most likely aid in your future rather than hinder it. 

Improves overall physical health. Studies show that writing for therapy has positive effects for people with asthma, liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pelvic pain, and even cancer. It also improves the immune system and speed up wound healing. 

Journaling is a very enriching habit anyone can pick up. But to make it even more fun, insightful and meaningful for you, let Viviamo! Inc. guide you through the whole process as it holds its first-ever planning and journaling summit in the Philippines, for FREE, entitled #YouGotThis happening on September 19 and 20.  Simultaneously, Viviamo! Inc. will release its 2021 products online via crazyaboutpaper.com.

“This online summit idea came into existence when our community members shared a common sentiment on being unsure about using their planner or journal when everything is so uncertain,” adds Dar Ty-Nilo. “Our goal is to help our community members journey out of this pandemic stronger and better; and see the value of journaling in managing emotions and navigating through their days, and help them power through during these uncertain times.”

The #YouGotThis summit will feature three (3) panel discussions and seven (7) individual talks featuring esteemed keynote speakers who will share meaningful insights and personal experiences on how journaling has helped them, including content creators Macoy Dubs and Cat Triviño, brand and content strategist Victoria Herrera, global design director duo Katwo and Nico Puertollano, creative entrepreneur Alessa Lanot, globally accredited coach and mentor Pia Acevedo, and vision board coach Trixie Esguerra. Participants not only get to enjoy fun games, win prizes and score purchase discounts, they will also be given the chance to have an engaging Q&A with the speakers. 

The seminar will be streamed live from 10AM to 6PM on BDJ Power Planner’s official Facebook page (facebook.com/bdjbuzz), Crazy About Paper’s Facebook page (facebook.com/CrazyAboutPaper) and You Got This via bit.ly/yougotthisph

To know more, visit https://www.facebook.com/bdjbuzz .

 
About Viviamo! Inc. 

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15 years ago, Viviamo! Inc. which means “WE LIVE” started out as Belle de Jour Power Planner” and has since expanded products and services beyond planners. Today, Viviamo! Inc. is a growing custom publishing, marketing and ecommerce company, with an active community of 100,000+ fans, a purpose-driven line of paper products available in retail and online, and collaborations between the country’s top brands and creative talents. Through it all, we seek to empower people to dream, plan, and dare to live their best lives.