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IBM (NYSE:IBM) and SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) recently announced their partnership’s next evolution, with plans to develop several new offerings desi...

IBM and SAP Announce New Offerings to Help Companies’Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise

IBM (NYSE:IBM) and SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) recently announced their partnership’s next evolution, with plans to develop several new offerings designed to create a more predictable journey for businesses to become data-driven intelligent enterprises. 

Over 400 businesses have modernized their enterprise systems and business processes through IBM and SAP’sdigital transformation partnership. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly impact many industries across the globe, organizations are realizing they need the agility to seamlessly adapt to changing market conditions and customer demand.

“Organizations’ short- and long-term futures are being defined by their ability to proactively respond to today’s challenging, unprecedented market conditions,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. “Companies gain competitive advantage by unlocking data up and down their value chain, uncovering new revenue opportunities and creating exceptional experiences for their customers and employees, while also demanding faster time to value. SAP’s partnership with IBM brings together the power of world-leading intelligent applications and technology expertise to realize value more quickly, which in turn fuels the transformations that will support businesses today and into the future. This partnership will serve our customers in the marketplace and on their balance sheets.”

The next evolution of the IBM and SAP partnership aims to help drive faster business transformation time to value, accelerate industry innovation through industry-specific data value offerings, turbocharge customer and employee experiences and provide ultimate flexibility and choice to run their workloads in hybrid cloud environments.

“To compete in a highly disruptive and rapidly evolving world, companies require the ability to rewire their organizations to create efficient, automated business processes – applying advanced technologies to transform static, siloed processes into agile, intelligent workflows,” said Mark Foster, IBM Services senior vice president. “The new solutions unveiled today are another milestone in IBM’s 48-year partnership with SAP as we help fast-track our clients’ journey to becoming cognitive enterprises. Our collaboration with SAP is designed to help clients increase the speed of how decisions are made and create more meaningful experiences for their customers and employees.”

This new IBM and SAP collaboration plans to deliver solutions designed to unlock new value for clients:

Reinvent Workflows with Intelligent Industry End-to-End Processes

Announced last week,SAP’s industry clouddelivers innovative, vertical solutions to drive cost-effective transformation and sustainable growth. To further address market demand for industry-specific innovation, IBM and SAP have started to jointly define and have delivered cloud-based solutions with intelligent end-to-end industry workflows to enable clients to make business decisions based on data-driven insights. The first offering will focus on lead-to-order and plan-to-manufacture business processes for the industrial machinery and components (IM&C) industry, to help industrial manufacturers reinvent workflow processes to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. IBM andSAP teamed up with leading IM&C companies to design and build out future capabilities. As a development partner for the SAP Model Company service, IBM is alsoworking with SAP to develop an SAP Model Company service for Telecommunications that will help telecom providers transform their customer-facing and back-office processes – as well as helping to maximize the return of their 5G investments.

Flexibility with Hybrid Cloud Solutions

According to a recent survey of the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), a majority of respondents said that they are running or planning to run SAP S/4HANA in a hybrid cloud model. Companies continue to rapidly evolve business models and reconfigure processes to better support their customers and meet new market demands. Many are turning to a hybrid cloud strategy to drive intelligent enterprises. To help empower clients with the flexibility to run workloads in the most optimal cloud environment, IBM, Red Hat and SAP will collaborate to bring managed services from SAP on premise by validating private deployments of SAP Cloud Platform and related backing services on Red Hat OpenShift. Currently with select early adopter clients, this solution, when available, is planned to enable customers to build side-by-side extensions with the desired security – a critical requirement for customers in regulated industries.

Reimagine Customer and Employee Experiences

With the internet, smartphones and social media, it has never been easier for customersand employees to share their feedback on the quality of experiences they have with companies, products, managers or shared services. IBM’s Global C-Suite Studyfound that 82 percent of business leaders strongly believe that data helps create a strategic advantage, strengthening customer trust and increasing bottom lines. To help companies increase value from data, IBM and SAP plan to provide technology and services leveraging the SAP Customer Experience portfolio and Experience Management solutions from SAP (Qualtrics) to enable clients to deliver a next-generation omnichannel experience and measure and improve the effectiveness of stakeholder experiences. This collaboration is designed to help drive customer loyalty, customer and employee engagement and brand and product quality across multiple industries. IBM plans to incorporate the use of Experience Management solutions from SAP in project delivery as part of IBM’s organizational change management framework to deliver a differentiated and optimized project experience for clients.

Automating Processes to Accelerate Transformation IBM and SAP are working together to establish the IBM Accelerated Move Center, a next-generation migration factory designed to further automate and accelerate the journey to the intelligent enterprise and give clients more predictability on their path to SAP S/4HANA. This new offering will be a prepackaged integration approach that utilizes preconfigured baseline industry templates and leverages automation and configuration tools built in conjunction with IBM Research.

These new offerings will be based on SAP’s intelligent suite and SAP’s industry cloud solutions and will enable clients to benefit from SAP and IBM technologies, such as AI, machine learning, automation and analytics. These offerings will be built on IBM’s new evolution platform, which provides a single view of IBM solutions, including preconfigured Industry Impact Solutions, and interoperates with SAP’s Business Technology Platform, allowing enterprises to create advanced insights, integrate capabilities and build, extend and enhance SAP applications. This combination aims to help clients more efficiently benefit from SAP’s intelligent suite, migrate to the cloud, transform data into business value and utilize emerging technologies to support intelligent workflows.

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Get lucky this 8.8 as XTREME Appliances joins both massive online sale events on LAZADA and Shopee. Avail up to 40% discount on us from Augu...

Up to 40% Off on XTREME Appliances this Grandest 8.8 Online Sale Events!

Get lucky this 8.8 as XTREME Appliances joins both massive online sale events on LAZADA and Shopee. Avail up to 40% discount on us from August 6-8, 2020 (Thursday – Saturday).

LAZADA Brand Mega Offer (August 8 | 12 AM – 2 AM)

The two of our top-selling and high definition XTREME TVs will be part of the Brand Mega Offer Sale. Perfect for family entertainment and informational use, the XTREME V Series Smart TV has music features and has Netflix and Youtube capabilities. On the other hand, the Classic LED TV has good picture quality with  USB, HDMI, and VGA available ports.

The Brand Mega Offer is scheduled from 12 AM – 2 AM.


40-inch XTREME V Series 11,995 10,995 PHP

40-inch XTREME LED TV 10,495  9,995 PHP

LAZADA Bounce Back Sale (August 6 – 8)

Upgrade your music experience with 6 of XTREME speakers that features superior sound quality and classic retro design. Our amplifiers with speaker sets have Bluetooth, FM radio, USB, and LED display features that come with remote control.

For your new normal kitchen needs, the XTREME gas range with 4 burners will be perfect in all types of cooking. Also part of the sale is our sophisticated XTREME Bottom Load Water Dispenser that keeps you cool and hydrated this humid season.


SN-800 XTREME Amplified Speaker 7,194 5,495   PHP
SG-10 XTREME Amplified Speaker 8,394  5,995 PHP
AV-15SN XTREME Amplified Speaker               19,194 13,995 PHP
AV-12SG XTREME Amplified Speaker  14,994 11,995 PHP
XCS-850 XTREME Amplified Speaker Set  7,740 5,450 PHP
XCS-800 XTREME Amplifier Speaker Set 6,450 3,995 PHP
Gas Range

60 cm XTREME Gas Range 17,995 14,995 PHP
Water Dispenser

XTREME Bottom load water dispenser 7,495 6,995 PHP

LAZADA Free Shipping

Catch the limited free shipping on the following XTREME Appliances:


XTREME Speakers

AV-12SG XTREME Amplified Speaker
AV-15SN XTREME Amplified Speaker
SG-10 XTREME Amplified Speaker
SN-800 XTREME Amplified Speaker
XCS-800 Amplifier w/ Speaker Set
XCS-850 Amplifier w/ Speaker Set
XTREME Gas Range

60 cm Gas Range
XTREME Water Dispenser

Bottom load water dispenser


But wait, there’s more! XTREME Appliances is also participating in the Shopee’s 8.8 Mega Deal from August 6-8, 2020. The items included with price markdown are the following:

XTREME Water Dispenser

XTREME Top Load Water Dispenser 4,495 3,995 PHP
XTREME Speaker

XTREME Amplifier with speaker set 4,450 3,995 PHP
200Wx2 Amplified Speaker 4,495 3,995 PHP

For more information please visit XTREME Appliances Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. For the full list of products, please visit XTREME Lazada and  Shopee.


To provide a safer and more convenient experience to its customers nationwide, All Day will provide contactless payment options online and i...

All Day taps PayMaya to bring safer and seamless cashless payment options online and in-store

To provide a safer and more convenient experience to its customers nationwide, All Day will provide contactless payment options online and in-store powered by PayMaya.

Through the partnership, All Day Supermarket will accept cashless payments including PayMaya QR, using the One by PayMaya terminals in their 76 convenience store branches nationwide.

Additionally, grocery shoppers who wish to buy their day-to-day essentials at home can use any debit or credit card as well as their PayMaya accounts to shop via the All Day Market website (https://www.alldaymarket.com/) powered by PayMaya Checkout.

“Our current situation has changed the way Filipinos shop for groceries and we continue to adapt to their changing needs, particularly during this time. As we begin building towards recovery, we are grateful to partner with PayMaya in providing payment convenience and safety to our customers as well our cashiers because it allows faster transactions that also eliminates the problems of handling cash,” said Jacqueline Cano, All Day Business Unit Head.

All Day, supermarket, mini-mart and convenience store chain, aims to provide a refreshed grocery shopping experience through its uniquely-designed store and world-class grocery selections.

During the community quarantine, it continued to expand and innovate their services as it recently opened two new stores in Cavite, launched a personal shopper service for customers, and started the All Day Market e-commerce website to cater to customers who are unable to go out.

“We are excited to enable All Day Supermarket with cashless payments solutions from PayMaya as they blaze the trail in this shift towards digital. Safety and convenience is a topmost priority for All Day and we're happy to provide our end-to-end digital payments solutions, especially as we all move towards the New Normal,” said PayMaya Philippines President Shailesh Baidwan.

Aside from All Day grocery in-store and online, PayMaya will also be deploying One by PayMaya to 18 AllHome branches nationwide.

As part of its goal of building a cashless ecosystem for the New Normal, PayMaya has been empowering businesses such as groceries and supermarkets with cashless payment options that give their customers a safer and more convenient way to pay.

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, and government. Aside from providing payments acceptance for the largest e-Commerce, food, retail and gas merchants in the Philippines, PayMaya enables national and social services agencies as well as local government units with digital payments and disbursement services.

Through its app and wallet, PayMaya  provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account with over 40,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide, more than double the total number of traditional bank branches in the Philippines combined. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services. 

To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Sony’s two new truly wireless headphones are dropping in all Sony stores and dealers nationwide starting July 31! Enjoy hassle-free headphon...

The new Sony WF-XB700 and WF-SP800N now available in thePhilippines, priced.

Sony’s two new truly wireless headphones are dropping in all Sony stores and dealers nationwide starting July 31! Enjoy hassle-free headphones and quality sound Sony is known for with the Truly Wireless WF-XB700 and WF-SP800N.

Experience Punchy Sound with the WF-XB700’s EXTRA BASS™

Featuring Sony’s EXTRA BASS™ technology, the XB700 headphones create precise, punchy rhythms that lift every track and maintain vocal clarity for a superbly rich, well-rounded listening experience

BLUETOOTH® technology removes the need for wired connections for ease of use while the Ergonomic Tri-hold structure create a comfortable fit. Enjoy listening to your go-to playlistwith   high-quality   audio   and   level-up   your   listening   experience   through uninterrupted streaming.

Enjoy up to 18 hours of listening thanks to the handy charging case, while just 10 minutes quick charging   provides   60   minutes   of   music   playback.   Additionally,   an   IPX4   rating   for  water resistance means protection against splashes and sweat so customers can keep moving to the music while on the streets in the rain and at the gym.

Say Yes to Music and No to Sweat with the WF-SP800N Sport Headphones Designed for an active lifestyle, the WF-SP800N is perfect for any activity, whether it be running for the train or on the treadmill. This powerful sport headphone enhances music experiences with a secure fit, IP55 rating for water and dust resistance and long battery life. 

The WF-SP800N   features   the   latest   noise   canceling   technology   to   block   out   distractions.EXTRA BASS™ delivers powerful, punchy, low-end sound, helping users power through their work or workout. With the free-of-charge “Sony | Headphones Connect” companion app, it’s easy to customize the audio to create a relaxed listening experience at home or to boost thebass to charge up a workout.  

For additional details on 360 Reality Audio, please visit: www.music.com/360RA

Availability The WF-XB700 and WF-SP800N is now available in all Sony Centres and dealers nationwide.  

The Sony WF-XB700 is retailing for P6,799.00 and the Sony WF-SP800N for P10,990.00


Sony today announced a lineup of its current BRAVIA TVs are officially ‘Ready for PlayStation®5’. The new ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ taglin...

Sony Announces ‘Ready for PlayStation®5’ for current BRAVIA™ TVs

Sony today announced a lineup of its current BRAVIA TVs are officially ‘Ready for PlayStation®5’. The new ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ tagline has been created in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to make it easier for consumers to select the optimum TV in preparation for the highly anticipated launch of PlayStation 5 (PS5™), the next-generation game console releasing this holiday season.

The first ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ TVs from Sony includes the standout X90H 4K HDR Full Array LED and Z8H 8K HDR Full Array LED modelsi. The X90H displays gameplay images of up to 4K resolution at 120 fps with a very low input lag of 7.2ms. The Z8H is capable of displaying incredibly detailed 8K resolution images while also showcasing 4K resolution gameplay images at super-smooth 120 fps (supporting spec varies by PS5 game). Both TVs will provide extremely smooth gaming experiences with the PS5 console.

‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ TV models also boast BRAVIA Game Mode, which allows users to automatically play games on the PS5 console with low latency. Thanks to BRAVIA Game Mode,users can wake both TV and PS5 with the DualSense™ wireless controller at once, while also seamlessly control their PS5 using just the TV remote.

Sony’s TVs deliver beautiful pictures with vibrant color and stunning contrast, thanks to the best-in-class family of X1 processors. Additionally, powerful sound that comes directly from the TV screen creates a highly realistic and captivating viewing experience. With Sony’s cutting-edge proprietary technologies, users can become fully immersed in the true next-generation level of transformative play offered by PS5.

Sony, together with SIE, will continue to provide the ultimate gaming experience to PlayStation fans around the world with ‘One Sony’, a unique collaboration of creativity and technology across Sony entities.

Pricing and Availability

The Ready for PlayStation 5’ TV X90H model will be available in Philippines by mid-August. Price starts at Php 66,699.00.

For product specifications, please visit: https://www.sony.com.ph/electronics/bravia-gamin


With so many exciting activities lined up this whole month of August for its squad, lifestyle partner of the youth realme Philippines jumps...

realme kicks off Fan Fest Month with up to 34% discount at Shopee, Lazada 8.8 Sales

With so many exciting activities lined up this whole month of August for its squad, lifestyle partner of the youth realme Philippines jumpstarts the realme Fanfest Month with special price drop promos at the much-awaited 8.8 sale events of online shopping platforms Lazada and Shopee. The Lazada 8.8 Shop Local Bounce Back sale is happening from August 06 to 08, while the Shopee 8.8 Sale will take place solely on August 08. 

The brand’s partnership with two of the biggest online shopping platforms in the Philippines is one of its many efforts to show its commitment to making quality smartphones much more accessible to Filipinos.

Grab awesome promos at the Shopee 8.8 Sale

realme Philippines drops the prices of most of its smartphone and AIoT devices by as much as 34 percent at the Shopee 8.8 Flash Sales which would roll out in succession starting 12 midnight. 

Among the realme smartphones to be discounted on August 8, the realme 6 Pro 8GB + 128GB variant receives the highest price discount of Php 500, which makes its Flash Sale price Php 16,490. Fans and squad members may also purchase the realme C3 3GB + 32GB variant, realme 5i 3GB + 64GB variant and realme 6i 4GB + 128GB variant for the price of Php 5,590, Php 6,590 and Php 9,590, respectively.

The newly-launched #EntryLevelUp realme C11, the flagship star-shooter realme X3 SuperZoom and the realme Buds Air Neo will be available for Php 4,790, Php 24,790 and Php 1,790— all with a Php 200 discount from their original prices. 

Snag the best deals at Lazada 8.8 Shop Local Bounce Back sale

realme Philippines joins the Shop Local Bounce Back Sale, discounting the prices of it most loved devices. Three realme items will be included in different Lazada Flash Sales starting 12 midnight from August 06 to 08. Among the products that will be getting a price cut during the Flash Sales is the recently launched flagship star-shooter realme X3 SuperZoom, whose Flash Sale price is at Php 24,790.

However, to grab the best deals, fans must set their alarms for the Brand Mega Offer of the Lazada 8.8 Sale, which is happening on August 06 and 08 only.

The triple camera gaming monster realme C3 will be available for only Php 5,490, down Php 500 from its original price of Php 5,990 while the 3GB + 32GB and 3GB + 64GB variants of the realme 5i can be purchased for only Php 6,090 and Php 6,590, respectively – Php 400 less from their original prices of Php 6,490 and Php 6,990.

The brand will also have a special price markdown on the realme 6 Series during the Lazada 8.8 sale Brand Mega Offer. The realme 6i 3GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB variants will be available for only Php 7,590 and Php 9,590, respectively. All variants of the realme 6 and realme 6 Pro will be offered with a Php 500 discount.

realme Philippines will also offering a special Php 500 discount on its latest AIoT products, the realme Buds Air, realme Buds Air Neo and the realme Watch.

Customers who aren’t keen on regularly monitoring the Flash Sale events and staying up for the midnight promos may still enjoy special discounts for the entire duration of both online sale events. They may also start adding their favorite realme products to their carts by visiting the official realme Philippines stores on Lazada and Shopee. For more information on the upcoming 8.8 sales and other realme devices, customers are encouraged to visit the realme Philippines' official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.


PLDT Home partners with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to offer NBA League Pass , the league’s premium live game subscription s...

NBA League Pass now available for PLDT Home subscribers

PLDT Home partners with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to offer NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service.

PLDT Home subscribers can now conveniently access NBA games and exclusive programs live and on- demand for as low as Php 485 per month by charging their NBA League Pass subscription to their existing PLDT Home account. 

Beginning the 2019-20 season restart, NBA League Pass’s coverage of the seeding games will include enhanced statistical overlays, alternative audio and multiple viewing options. Subscribers will have access to League Pass’ Next-Generation game viewing enhancements, including new camera angles, multiple in-language streams, celebrity influencer commentary, in-depth analytics and statistical graphics, fantasy and gaming options, trivia and social media integration. Viewers will also have the ability to impact visual effects and sounds in the venue through a “tap-to-cheer” function. 

NBA League Pass will continue to provide the most comprehensive live and on-demand access to the remainder of the 2019-20 season in high-definition, while the 3-Game Choice enables users to watch up to three games of their choice per month. 

Rediscover a whole new game with NBA League Pass with your PLDT Home Fibr. To subscribe, visit pldthome.com/nbaleaguepass.