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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Waze Announces Global Event Partner Program

Aug 12, 2016:

Calling all stadium, marathon, and event organizers! Today, we’re thrilled to introduce the Waze Global Event Partner Program which will help partners outsmart event-related traffic and better communicate road information with attendees and the broader community.

With more than 65 million monthly active Wazers globally – and more than 4,000 events successfully supported to date – Waze will provide partners with custom access to its traffic management technology and communications channels in exchange for partners’ advanced and real-time road closure and traffic information.

Who’s on board?

We’re kicking the program off with 20 inaugural partners spanning North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia, including:
  • E15 and its six professional sports team partners: Atlanta Falcons (Georgia Dome), Washington Redskins (FedEx Field), Detroit Lions (Ford Field), Washington Nationals (Nationals Park), and Atlanta Hawks (Phillips Arena).
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ 30 global events, including New York, Montreal, Mexico City, and Madrid.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

PIKOM Unveils ICT Job Market Outlook in Malaysia 2016

Aug 11, 2016

The average monthly salary of an ICT professional in Malaysia grew from RM7,706 in 2014 to RM8,114 in 2015,  an increase of 5.3%. This year, the projected average monthly salary is RM8,496, a 4.7% increase over 2015.
In 2015, an IT Project Manager in Malaysia earned more than their counterparts in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and India but much less than the ones in United States, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.
These are some of the many interesting findings in the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM)’s ICT JOB MARKET OUTLOOK IN MALAYSIA 2016 report.

Digital Workplaces: A More Level Playing Field for Smaller Businesses

by Yaj Malik, EVP and Managing Director, Sage Asia

The concept of a modern day digital workplace is going through some revolutionary thinking. Recent technology and behavioural trends such as bring your own devices (BYOD), Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual teams are driving a dramatic transformation to the workplace. Increasingly, we are seeing a transition from individualised, physical workspaces to a digital ecosystem with no physical boundaries.

Yaj Malik, EVP and MD, Sage Asia

It is understandable that both employers and workers alike are having reservations about what the future holds for workspace design. For employees, especially millennials who grew up familiar with computers, mobile devices and the Internet, it seems natural that a modern-day workplace needs to provide for seamless digital lifestyles that blurs the line between their personal lives and professional work spheres.

At the same time, employers who are eager to attract and keep millennial talent, are concerned with providing them with a workplace that is conducive for creative thinking, collaboration and open communication as well as efficiency and productivity. This is crucial too as millennials currently make up more than half of the global workforce, according to a recent survey by Deloitte,

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

ProjectSauron: Top Level Espionage Platform Covertly Extracts Encrypted Government Comms

Aug 9, 2016:

In September 2015, Kaspersky Lab’s Anti-Targeted Attack Platform flagged an unusual feature in the network of a client organization. The anomaly led researchers to ‘ProjectSauron’, a nation-state threat actor attacking state organizations with a unique set of tools for each victim, making traditional indicators of compromise almost useless. The aim of the attacks appears to be mainly cyber-espionage.

ProjectSauron is particularly interested in gaining access to encrypted communications, hunting them down using an advanced modular cyber-espionage platform that incorporates a set of unique tools and techniques. The most noteworthy feature of ProjectSauron’s tactics is the deliberate avoidance of patterns: ProjectSauron customizes its implants and infrastructure for each individual target, and never reuses them. This approach, coupled with multiple routes for the exfiltration of stolen data, such as legitimate email channels and DNS, enables ProjectSauron to conduct secretive, long-term spying campaigns in target networks.

ProjectSauron gives the impression of being an experienced and traditional actor that has put considerable effort into learning from other extremely advanced actors, including Duqu, Flame,Equation and Regin; adopting some of their most innovative techniques and improving on their tactics in order to remain undiscovered.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

IT News Week 2 Aug 2016

For IT News Week 5 Jul 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Aug 11, 2016 - Brocade vADC Solution Now Available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
  • PR - Aug 11, 2016 - BAE Systems Launches Interactive Demonstration Environment
  • PR - Aug 10, 2016 - Blunt: Could it be world's most advanced umbrella ?
  • PR - Aug 10, 2016 - ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix RX 470
  • PR - Aug 4, 2016 - Kaching Partners iSYNERGY for MyKad Smart Shopper Loyalty Program on BearInBag
  • PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Microsoft marks Windows 10 anniversary with major updates
  • PR - Aug 3, 2016 - [Pre-order] Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with FREE Mystery Gift Now at 11street
  • PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Dimension Data Runs The Extra Mile to Promote Health and Wellness
  • PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Green Packet Strengthens Southeast Asia device business via 22% stake in Yen Global Berhad
  • PR - Aug 2, 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan - BIOSTAR Debuts G300 Series Solid-State Drives

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

BTI & INSEAD Join Forces to Develop Next Generation Leaders in Asia Pacific

Aug 2, 2016:

BTI® Consultants, a global leadership consulting firm, and INSEAD will be offering a pioneering leadership development programme for future leaders across Asia Pacific including Malaysia.

The Future CEO Programme, the first of its kind, is designed to enhance leadership capabilities and address succession planning issues so organisations can develop a ready pool of leadership talent.

“Insights on leadership succession planning consistently indicate that while organisations may be aware that succession planning is a critical component of robust leadership development practices with strategies in place, execution is seriously lacking across companies in Asia Pacific,” says BTI Consultants Managing Director & Vice President Asia Pacific, Anthony Raja Devadoss.

Anthony Raja Devadoss, Managing Director and Vice President of BTI Consultants, Asia Pacific

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

How to make use of older drivers in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 ?

Automatic driver installation is a feature of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 - Vendors would publish device drivers as Windows updates.

Nonetheless, sometimes you may want to make use of an older driver version instead of the newer driver automatically downloaded by Windows 10.

The solution is quite simple - go to Device Manager to roll back the driver.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Zenrooms offers 50% OFF flash sale on 8 August

Jul 29, 2016 - Singapore:

ZEN focuses on a simple but effective recipe of providing a reliable budget experience with clean and simple rooms, at the lowest prices. Focused on democratizing travel by disrupting the old fashioned hotel sector, ZEN started its operations in Indonesia in mid-2015 with 10 of the country’s best budget hotels. ZEN is now Asia’s fastest growing hotel company, with lower prices and greater reach than traditional hotel chains.

In its first year, ZEN has allowed hundreds of thousands of travelers to explore Asia. Notably, it recently became the first hotel operator in Bali, with its shiny red signage visible across the island - each lollipop representing a quality checked location at attractive rates. In 2016, ZEN has also teamed up with AirAsia, FoodPanda, Lazada and Uber and has enjoyed strong public satisfaction ratings at its travel agent partners Agoda, and Expedia.

To celebrate its 1st year anniversary, will be hosting a 50% OFF flash sale on 8 August (for 3 hours only, 7-10pm GMT+7). During the online bash, ZEN’s double rooms across Asia will be available for as low as USD7 per night - the best room rates in the region.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Canvas by Instructure Announces Integration with Microsoft

Jul 27, 2016:

Canvas by Instructure, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software which makes people smarter, recently announced at InstructureCon, an integration with Microsoft Office 365 to provide instructors and learners around the world with an improved educational experience.
Mitch Benson, VP of Products, Canvas

The Canvas and Microsoft integration provides seven main points of interoperability that make using Office 365 and Canvas seamless.
  • Submit files directly from Office 365 into Canvas Assignments.
  • Access Office 365 documents through SpeedGrader to add feedback.
  • Link Office 365 documents anywhere you use the Rich Content Editor.
  • Include Office 365 documents in your Modules.
  • Create Collaborations using any type of Office document.
  • Create and grade assignments in your Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook, then push those grades to Canvas.
  • Sign in to Canvas with your Office 365 login using single sign-on.
Canvas has millions of active users and is employed by hundreds of universities and colleges in 40 countries. This integration with Microsoft follows other critical Canvas innovations, including a transformation of their user interface.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

IT News Week 5 Jul 2016

For IT News Week 4 Jul 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jul 29, 2016 - Cyberbullying Causes Depression, Nightmares and Anorexia, Kaspersky Lab Research Shows
  • PR - Jul 28, 2016 - MIMOS collaborates with Dynatrace to enhance digital performance of government projects
  • PR - Jul 28, 2016 - Introducing OnePlus 3 - It's About Time
  • PR - Jul 28, 2016 - Brocade Names Abdul Aziz Ali as Country Manager for Malaysia
  • PR - Jul 27, 2016 - IBM Security Tackles Insider Threats with User Behavior Analytics
  • PR - Jul 27, 2016 - Western Digital Announces World's First 64 Layer 3D NAND Technology
  • PR - Jul 27, 2016 - Sophos Demonstrates Partner Commitment at “Discover Sophos Synchronisation” Partner Roadshow
  • PR - Jul 25, 2016 - Sunway City Ipoh - The Best Sunday Ever at Lost World of Tambun

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Red Hat Summit 2016 Highlights - New Innovations

Jul 26, 2016:

We live in a time of great change, and technology is a big catalyst in this transformation. In fact, thanks to technology, the rate of change around us continues to accelerate, creating significant challenges across the spectrum of IT, business, and society.

In the words of Jim Whitehurst, our CEO, “People recognize that they are not capable of innovating at the pace they want to innovate; and they recognize that paddling harder isn’t working.” In order to overcome these challenges, fresh thinking and creative solutions are needed, and it can be too much for one person or an individual organization to address them alone.

That’s why we must now find new ways to work together. We need to embrace the notion that participation is the new innovation. To do that, we need to be willing to toss out our conventional thinking about how work gets done.

It’s just like an orchestra. While each and every individual musician is talented, the role of the conductor is to bring those individuals together in a way to produce something that is greater than any one of those musicians could produce on their own.

Here, we highlight the key technology updates discussed at Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco where participation was the theme of the week.