Workplace that builds on your success

When it comes to employee satisfaction, factors like competitive pay, benefits, and work responsibilities are common considerations that shape the playing field. However, specialists are now looking at the correlation between a location’s general climate to career satisfaction and overall business success.

SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPHI) operates under this concept. The affiliate of SM Investments Corp. has invested on the E-Com complex to ride and sustain the booming business growth in the country by providing a progressive work environment.

David Rafael, Senior Vice President of SMPHI explained, “Companies are investing in the Philippines because of three things. World-class facilities, competitive labor cost, and its educated workforce. Maintaining that growth momentum means we have to keep these factors intact.”

He continued, “How do you do this? By creating infrastructure that is conducive to both the business and the workforce.”

The E-Commerce complex located within the Mall of Asia township is built around the concept. Comprised of One, Two, and Five E-Com Center, the steadily rising business district is designed to offer a good balance of accessibility, infrastructure, and lifestyle opportunities for work-life balance.

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Also currently in the pipeline is SM Prime’s first Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building Three E-Com center which is slated to be completed by 2017. Four E-Com center, which has broken ground this year, is also expected to be operational by 2020.

One E-Com center opened in 2008 followed by Two E-Com center in 2012 to much success. Five E-Com center, which contributed an additional 88,000 sqm leasable area to the business complex last year has also reached full occupancy since opening its doors last year.

Three E-Com Center and Four E-Com Center will both add a gross floor area of 111, 727 sqm and 123,968 sqm respectively to the growing business district.

The master planned buildings are specifically designed to cater to information technology businesses which have been flooding the country during recent years. Recently, the SM Central Business Park or SM iCity 3, which includes the area of Three and Four E-Com, has also been declared as a PEZA Special Economic Zone.

“The focus should not only be in fostering business growth but in cultivating a dynamic work environment for the people operating there,” said Rafael. “A business district should be well-rounded and capable of standing by itself.”

SM Prime’s vision for its E-commerce centers is supported by a strong suite of resources within the township. Besides from the place being accessible to employees through major thoroughfares, the area also has lifestyle destinations for a more versatile experience. A stone’s throw away is top shopping destination Mall of Asia and entertainment venues SMX Convention Center and SM Arena.

Leisure developments like Microtel and the soon to be operational Tryp Hotel and Conrad Hotel are also included in the township. Residential developments under SM Residences (Sea, Shell, Shore, and Shore 2) are also within close proximity of the area.

Boosting the convenience of the business district are also expansion of infrastructure. Additional floors in the North and South Parking building are in the works as well as an additional pedestrian footbridge that will connect the office buildings to the lifestyle and parking spaces.

“Boosting the business sector should be fueled by support from all aspects. This means providing the right infrastructure and a good working environment. If the workforce is happy, growth will definitely follow,” Rafael closes.

About SM Prime:

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is the property arm of the SM Group of Companies, which has major business interests in banking and retail sectors apart from property segment. M Prime has developed key establishments in the residential, office, hotels and other leisure-oriented projects.

Acer Receives Seven Red Dot Product Design Awards in 2016

Awarded products include notebooks, desktops, monitors, and IP phones

Seven Acer products have received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016, including the ultra-slim Aspire S 13 notebook, convertible Aspire R 15 notebook with 360-degree versatility, flagship TravelMate P6 series commercial notebooks, modular Revo Build mini PC, compact Veriton N series commercial desktops, curved Acer XR342CK gaming monitor, and full-functioned abTouchPhone touchscreen IP desk phone.

The winning Acer products were selected among 5,200 entries from 57 countries by an independent panel of 41 experts. The products were assessed according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility.

Aspire S 13 Ultra-Slim Notebook

The Aspire S 13 is a perfectly engineered thin and powerful Windows 10 notebook for design-conscious users. The angular, sleek chassis houses the best-value-priced laptops on the market today, packed with features for work and play. There is a sleek chamfer diamond-cut on the edges and the touchpad, with Acer nano-imprint patterning on the top cover and a blend of premium finishes. The Aspire S 13 is powered by 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and up to 8 GB of LPDDR3 system memory, not only enabling fast performance and enhanced graphics, but also low power consumption.

Aspire R 15 Convertible Notebook

The Aspire R 15 features a metal top cover with a hairline-brushed finish, and the bottom cover is made of 40% glass fiber and silver particles, which improves rigidity while maintaining a thin profile. Diamond-cut edges complement the 360-degree versatility of the Aspire R 15, which can lay perfectly flat at 180-degrees, and with Acer’s patented soft-closing hinge design, converting between laptop, tablet, display and tent modes has never been so elegant.

Acer Red Dot Award 2016
Acer Red Dot Award 2016

TravelMate P6 Series Commercial Notebooks

Winning the Red Dot Award for the third year in a row, the TravelMate P6 series are Acer’s flagship commercial notebooks designed for professional road warriors. Built to withstand the rigors of travel, the updated series features an ultra-slim and robust design with carbon and glass fiber-protected lids, spill-resistant keyboards and commercial grade reliability. Available with 14- and 15-inch screen options, the TravelMate P6 series feature 6th Generation Intel Core processors for speed and performance, the latest 802.11ad gigabit Wi-Fi technology from Qualcomm Atheros, and wired and wireless docking options for ultimate productivity.

Revo Build Mini PC

The Revo Build is a mini PC that is easily customized with blocks that provide different functions such as extra storage, speakers and microphones, or even wireless charging. The blocks connect precisely via magnetic pogo pins that make assembling a computer as easy as playing with toy blocks. The blocks can also work independently or with other PCs. The Revo Build mini PC is packaged in a tiny one liter chassis with a 125 x 125 mm footprint that takes up minimal space and can be placed almost anywhere.

Veriton N Series Commercial Desktops

The Veriton N series commercial desktops combine flexibility, security, and manageability in a compact 1-liter form factor. It is expandable with a modular design with graphics card, optical drive, and I/O expansion options available. With a rectangular profile and black finish, the Veriton N series conveys a solid and classic image.

Acer XR342CK Gaming Monitor

The Acer XR342CK gaming monitor features a curved 34-inch 21:9 panel with a 1900R curvature and delivers immersive, picture-perfect visuals. Special features like 6-axis color adjustment and DTS® Sound deepen the audio/visual impact, while a customizable ambient light at the lower edge of the monitor provides lighting effects that match the desired mood. The base can swivel from -30 to +30 degrees, allowing users to easily adjust the monitor to their desired viewing angle.

abTouchPhone Touchscreen IP Desk Phone

The abTouchPhone is a full-functioned, multimedia IP desk phone, supporting Acer’s abPBX communications system. It features a minimalist sleek metal design with an anti-fingerprint glass touchscreen, and supports both voice and video calls.

About the Red Dot Design Award

The Red Dot Award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 17,000 entries in 2015 alone, it is one of the largest competitions in the world. It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The name and brand of the award were developed in the 1990s by Red Dot CEO, Professor Dr. Peter Zec. Since then the sought-after “Red Dot” is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. For further information, please visit http://www.red-dot.org/.

About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit http://www.acer.com/ for more information.

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