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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What’s love got to do with IT?

By Matthew Johnston, Area Vice President, ASEAN & Korea, Commvault

Business leaders experience a love hate relationship with data. With no time to have their head in the clouds, CIOs need to choose the right partner to fall back on during hard times, think big and execute a better overall data management strategy in an ever-changing complex IT landscape.

Matthew Johnston, Area VP, Asean & Korea, Commvault

Let’s not forget – break ups happen. What consequences will enterprises face in the event of a "break up" or communications breakdown between departments? It is, thus, vital to embrace and implement effective data management strategies, more than ever before.

In the Month of Love, we at Commvault have pulled together our insights to draw up a list of predictions for 2017. This year, we see that business leaders will continue to make better business decisions leveraging greater insights from data to prioritise their IT investments wisely. Sweet endings do exist, after all.

Friday, January 20, 2017

HID Global Predicts Top Trends for 2017 in the Identity Technology Industry

Jan 18, 2017 - Singapore :

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, forecasts a shift in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and the latest smart card technology, a greater emphasis and reliance on the cloud, and a radical new way of thinking of trust in smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT).

Ultimately, HID Global predicts the 2017 trends will transform the way trusted identities are used with smart cards, mobile devices, wearables, embedded chips and other “smart” objects, particularly in industries focused on regulatory compliance, such as government, finance and healthcare markets. This shift will precipitate the move from legacy systems to NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy and advanced smart card technology to meet the evolving needs of enterprises and governments worldwide.

The forecast for 2017 is also based on a breakthrough in adoption of mobile identity technology in 2016. Exemplifying industry-wide trending, HID Global experienced tremendous uptick in customer deployments of its broad mobility solutions and has a strong pipeline of future customer installations in the works to make verification of identities optimized for mobile applications.

Friday, January 13, 2017

IBM Reveals Five Innovations that will Help Change our Lives within Five Years

Jan 5, 2017 :

IBM unveiled today the annual “IBM 5 in 5” – a list of ground-breaking scientific innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years.
  1. With AI, our words will open a window into our mental health
  2. Hyperimaging and AI will give us superhero vision
  3. Macroscopes will help us understand Earth's complexity in infinite detail
  4. Medical labs “on a chip” will serve as health detectives for tracing disease at the nanoscale
  5. Smart sensors will detect environmental pollution at the speed of light

In 1609, Galileo invented the telescope and saw our cosmos in an entirely new way. He proved the theory that Earth and other planets in our solar system revolve around the Sun, which until then was impossible to observe. IBM Research continues this work through the pursuit of new scientific instruments – whether physical devices or advanced software tools – designed to make what’s invisible in our world visible, from the macroscopic level down to the nanoscale.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

IT News Week 2 Jan 2017

For IT News Week 3 Dec 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jan 12, 2017 - PIKOM Forms New Chapter to support Malaysia's Rapid Growth In E-Commerce
  • PR - Jan 11, 2017 - Feng Chia University Prepares for SDN Evolution with Brocade
  • PR - Jan 10, 2017 - Experian selects Cloudera to deliver instant access to aggregated financial data
  • PR - Jan 9, 2017 - Mergermarket has launched the global Technology, Media & Telecommunications(TMT) report for Q1 – Q4 2016.
  • PR - Jan 5, 2017 - Identiv Secures All CES Attendees, Providing Smart Event and Transportation Badges
  • PR - Jan 6, 2017 - Stay Safer with Five Travel Tips From Kaspersky Lab
  • PR - Jan 3, 2017 - AccuWeather and Honor Partner to Offer Detailed and Accurate Weather for All-New Honor 6X
  • PR - Jan 3, 2017 - Biostar Racing Z270GT9 Officially Launched
  • PR - Jan 3, 2017 - Barracuda Simplifies Web Application Security for AWS Customers
  • PR - Dec 22, 2016 - Microsoft Malaysia Decodes Diversity to mark Computer Science Education Week

iPay88 Shares Key 2016 Online Shopping Trends

Jan 9, 2017:

iPay88 Sdn Bhd (‘iPay88’), an NTT Data company and Malaysian-based leading provider of online payment service solution provider in ASEAN, today shares some insights of tracking key 2016 online shoppers’ trends – which are also used as a basis to see what would be powering the country’s eCommerce scene in the Year of the Rooster in 2017.

To date, iPay88 recorded 38.2 million online transactions via its payment gateway systems, which is a substantial increment of 161 per cent from 14.6 million in 2015. Currently, iPay88 represents over 70 per cent of Malaysia’s entire online payment system transactions.

Executive Director of iPay88, Chan Kok Long says, “All the collective signs in our online payment gateway show that even after a turbulent 2016, the coming year of the fiery Rooster would be a better year – attributing to a few key predictive factors.”

Thursday, January 05, 2017

VAV Raises RM2.5 Million in Funding to Accelerate Commercialization of Soundwave-based Technology Solutions

Jan 5, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur:

VAV Apps Sdn. Bhd. (VAV), a sound media technology solutions company, today announced that it has secured RM2.5 million in funding from Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF). Managed by Intres Capital Partners, the fund will be used by VAV to finance technical deployment of its soundwave-based solutions as well as to accelerate their commercialization in Malaysia. In addition, VAV also plans to use the funding to further explore overseas markets including China.

VAV focuses on developing technology solutions that are based on inaudible soundwaves to transmit digital content to smartphones – a new alternative for any organization to engage with their audiences or consumers. For instance, a television company can embed VAV’s product called VAV Tone into their programs to set call-to-actions on viewers’ smartphones during air time. The broadcaster can invite viewers to vote in a song contest program, as well as, notify them of promotion deals from their advertisers or any customized message of their choice.

Prior to raising the funding from ADIF VAV has successfully secured a RM500,000 grant from Cradle Fund Sdn. Bhd.’s program of CIP 500, earlier last year, and, another RM500,000 raised in 2015 from Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU) under their program called Superb Grant.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Connect A non-WiFi TV to the Internet Via Chromecast

What if you want to connect your TV to the Internet for viewing of Youtube's videos?

Most older TVs would come with an Ethernet port and IP capability, however, some may not have built-in WiFi capability.

The solution is to make use of set-top box which will connect to the TV via HDMI cable and connect to the router through WiFi.

Nonetheless, set-top box might not be a great idea because they are usually bulky and comes with a conventional battery powered remote control.

I had an experience where the remote control of the set-top box was spoilt and I couldn't get a replacement whilst the set-top box was still in good condition - in this case, it is as good as nothing.

Google Chromecast offers a great solution.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

AIMS 2016 Review and Outlook for 2017

The AIMS Group, Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data services provider, today shares its review of 2016 and outlook for 2017.

AIMS Group Chief Executive Officer, Chiew Kok Hin says “In the last two years we have seen data centre players going bust due to mismanagement and oversupply of space that lead to a price war.

At the start of the internet boom, data centres grew in demand, bringing in good return of investment for the initial players. That attracted more players to join the market. Unfortunately a data centre is not just a piece of real estate, you need to have the expertise to manage clients’ needs and ever changing technology that at once acts as a catalyst and an obstruction to the industry.

Chew Kok Heng, Group CEO, Aims Group

Sunday, December 25, 2016

11st : E-Commerce Market Trends for 2016 & 2017

2016 has been an exciting year for online marketeers, with the online shopping industry winning the hearts of many consumers. As the e-commerce sphere continues to thrive this serves as a great time to start thinking about how the industry is going to evolve in 2017.

In a recent nationwide survey, 11street dived deep into the psyches of online shoppers to understand their sentiments with regard to e-commerce. Through this survey, 11street took the opportunity to set the tone for the e-commerce industry moving forward, and projected five key trends that will lead the way for online shoppers. These very trends also serve as a leverage for businesses to strategise their marketing plans, in order to adhere to what consumers want and how to go beyond expectations in terms of customer service and product delivery.

1.) 2016 Trends.

1.1.) Market overview
  • 83% of survey respondents have shopped online
  • Men above 36 years old shop 1.51x more than their female counterpart in the same age group