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Acer’s performance in 2022 Q1 reaches $1B in revenue –Acer PAP President Andrew Hou

After two years in the pandemic, the commercial business, especially government education and enterprise, will go back to normal in the Asia Pacific region, according to an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company executive.

Andrew Hou, president of Acer Pan Asia Pacific (PAP) described Acer’s performance as “very good” in Asia Pacific but due to the pandemic in the last two years, “what we can do is [to] just align” their projects with the current situation.

ACER PAP Andrew Hou 

“Talking about the [2022] Q1 result, the Pan Asia Pacific, I would like to say, we did a good job. We reached about $1 billion in revenue. The gross rate is 37%,” Hou reported during the recently concluded Acer Global Press Conference last May 19.

“And there were seven countries doing a good job [in Asia Pacific]. Three countries, not only [do a] good job but also break the record, including Vietnam [with a gross rate] more than three times and even reached the highest historical record of more than $50 million revenue,” Hou bared.

Countries with good performance also include the Philippines with a revenue of $120 million plus; as well as India with its historical record high $170 million plus revenue, he noted.

According to Hou, “we see the accrual coming from commercial business” for those revenues. He also underscored the need “to practice opportunities” in the global market today.

In Asia Pacific, Hou bared that the company is focusing on creating brand premium through gaming and thin-light business with its consistent brand message— young stylish and technology.

“The three main [focuses], for thin and light, with PAP, we improved 28 percent, for gaming, we improved 42 percent, for commercial, like I mentioned earlier for Q1, we grew even 57 percent,” Hou said.

“And we see more and more commercial business coming,” the computer executive emphasized. 

Acer Hou

To highlight one of their plans this 2022, Hou said, “This year we are going to have this [APAC] Predator League in Japan and we will have an offline event.” Its last edition was held online in the Philippines due to the pandemic.

Even before the pandemic, Acer has been providing an international stage for talented gamers to compete and show off their skills. With this league, there will be qualifiers in 17 countries which are Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.

Hou said they will announce other details of the APAC Predator League early July this year.

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Smart unveils Don’t Miss Out tile on the GigaLife App for sensational, exclusive promos

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is making it simpler for subscribers to spot and avail of the latest promos to boost their digital lifestyle as it unveils the “Don’t Miss Out” tile on the GigaLife App along with a suite of must-not-miss GigaLife Surprises exclusively available on the app.

Downloadable on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei App Gallery, the Smart GigaLife App is designed as the one-stop super app for Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, Smart Bro, Infinity, PLDT Home WiFi, and TNT subscribers, enabling them to simply manage their account,  register to data-packed promos, monitor usage, pay bills, as well as earn GigaPoints that can be exchanged for data perks and lifestyle rewards—all with a few taps on their smartphone.

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With the “Don’t Miss Out” tile, subscribers can expect sensational perks and customized value-packed offers that are refreshed on a weekly basis and made available all year round as Smart makes sure it will not run out of surprises for customers to look forward to.

Apart from the “Don’t Miss Out” tile, other GigaLife Surprises that are coming soon include Giga Missions, which gives subscribers a chance to earn points and rewards by completing tasks and challenges on the GigaLife App; and Giga PayDay, which comes with huge discounts for all subscribers every payday– on the 27th and 28th of each month.

All these are on top of the ongoing GigaDays, which offer discounts on GigaPoints redemption of exclusive perks such as data offers, gadgets, and lifestyle rewards, happening every 19th to 22nd of the month.

Make the most out of the GigaLife App by checking out the “Don’t Miss Out” tile today as Smart subscribers have so much more to look forward to when they use the GigaLife App to fulfill all their connectivity, productivity, and entertainment needs. Click this link to know more about GigaLife Surprises: https://youtu.be/tvmW2AIi7j8.

The GigaLife App is powered by Smart, the Philippines’ fastest 5G mobile network, according to Ookla®, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.

Avail of the “Don’t Miss Out” tile offers by downloading the GigaLife App on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery Store now! Visit https://smart.com.ph/Pages/gigalife-app for more details.

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Three things to consider when deploying data protection to your small business

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Small businesses are the backbone of every growing economy, bringing growth and innovation to the communities in which they are established. However, these businesses are often vulnerable when conforming to the new standards of remote work.

Today, one of the greatest threats to small businesses is a cyberattack. According to the Wall Street Journal, companies with less than $10 million in annual revenue are less likely to be prepared for cyberattacks. Fireeye also reports that while 77% of all cybercrimes are directed toward small businesses, only 42% of small business owners are concerned with cyber security. The National Small Business Association reports that as many as 60% of small businesses will fail within six months of experiencing a significant cyber breach. These findings clearly show that most small businesses lack the ability to defend against this growing threat.

All of your digital assets could be unprotected and at risk, without you even knowing

According to WSJ, many small businesses don’t even know when they’ve been the victim of a cyberattack because they don’t have the tools to identify them. Encryption-based ransomware encrypts files stored on computers and can spread across the network, preventing businesses from accessing their own data. These types of ransomware are becoming increasingly sophisticated and may not be detectable by anti-malware software until it is too late. Once infected, a business can be locked out from its own data, and there is no guarantee that the data can be retrieved even after paying a ransom.

Another common challenge for small businesses is scattered and redundant data. Many modern businesses have adopted remote work policies, spreading their data across multiple platforms and devices. While these new working models might aid in business productivity, scattering your data across servers, virtual machines, personal computers, and cloud/SaaS applications like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 may actually put your data at risk.

To secure data and meet governance and compliance regulations such as GDPR, all devices and platforms must be backed up in a unified manner. However, this type of data management can get complex when certain platforms are only compatible with specific backup solutions. In addition, it can be hard to avoid expensive licensing fees whenever software and hardware storage devices are purchased separately.

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With these issues in mind, your company may need a new approach when considering data protection. Small businesses need a data protection solution that enables them to centralize and protect business data distributed across platforms, and perform multi-version backups with flexible, rapid restoration options to minimize damage when a disaster occurs.

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If you are looking for a new and intelligent backup solution to replace your existing system, you’ll want to make sure it supports these three key functions:

1. Centralized Management

First, a centralized data management system needs to support comprehensive backup tasks from a single console. IT staff can deploy and monitor backup tasks, and stay alert with instant notifications and detailed reports.

The best backup solutions offer intuitive backup management for all endpoints, including servers, virtual machines, and SaaS applications. Backups are less effective without fast and easy restoration options. Today’s leading solutions offer near-instantaneous restoration to minimize costly service downtime. With an easy-to-use centralized backup solution, individual employees can even be trusted to restore their own data using flexible recovery options without burdening IT admins, speeding up the recovery process.

2. Smart backup technology

Second, a smart data backup solution should provide efficient backups for all company devices without occupying extra storage space with duplicate pieces of data. This would include incremental backup technology, which only saves a copy of files that have been changed or newly added since the last backup. Additionally, this would include data deduplication, a technology that eliminates identical data blocks across backup workloads.

The ideal backup solutions offer both options while also taking into account existing storage deployments. It is essential to find a solution that is flexible and scalable enough to meet the needs of growing businesses without requiring the replacement of existing IT infrastructure.

3. Meet your security budget & requirements

Third, a backup solution should be cost-efficient. According to Foundry’s Security Priorities Study, 90% of security leaders believe they’re falling short in addressing cyber risks, and attribute these shortfalls to not investing enough in security budgets. Business data security can be expensive, with costs including Infrastructure construction, security analytics, network monitoring, routine maintenance, firmware, software updates, and recurring license fees. Having a backup service that integrates hardware and software can mitigate these costs. Some storage providers offer built-in backup applications that achieve comprehensive data protection, including backup tasks for physical and virtual environments, and even saving off-site copies to the cloud.

By consolidating acquisition, deployment, and technical support with one vendor, IT admins can have a comprehensive backup and recovery plan in place without paying additional license or maintenance fees.

A backup solution that aligns with your business’s digital transformation

The ownership and management of data is a crucial part of today’s growing businesses, and whether or not a business can protect its data plays a major role in its success. Having a smart backup solution can provide businesses with a competitive advantage, put them a step ahead in this modern era.

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