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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Flashback 2009 From Tech Blog Malaysia

As with tradition from 2008, check out the most interesting news from IT-Sideways for year 2009.

Jan 2009:

Adobe Flash to make way into set-top box industry.

Feb 2009:
March 2009:

Make the Most of Your Energy - APC (KL Hilton 5 Mar 09)

April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
July 2009
Aug 2009
Sep 2009
October 2009
Nov 2009
Dec 2009
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Juniper Networks Extends Leadership in Network Security Markets

Juniper Networks® announced that it has extended its number one leadership position in high-end network security and SSL VPN categories and achieved the number two leadership position in the global secure routing category per a recently published report from Infonetics Research report titled, “3Q2009 Network Security Appliances and Software Market.”

Check out details.

Melbourne hosts WTM to matchmake ICT players

Information and communications technology (ICT) players in the Asia-Pacific region recently converged on Melbourne to explore business opportunities via a trade mission facilitated by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

A total of 32 delegates from ten economies discussed potential trade deals and investment prospects worth over US$7.2 million during the WITSA Trade Mission (WTM) held in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Digital Innovation Summit (APDIS 2009) on December 14 – 17, 2009.The delegates from host country Australia as well as other developed and emerging economies such as Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and India concluded an impressive over 200 meetings.

Jointly organized by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), this WTM is the second such trade mission after Kuala Lumpur in May earlier in the year.WTM provides a platform for ICT players to:
  • Explore business opportunities in the host economy;
  • Gain exposure for their company and products;
  • Learn about the local market, FDI (foreign direct investment) opportunities and investment incentives available in the host economy;
  • Attract potential partners or investors; and
  • Meet major buyers in selected private and government organizations.
Check out details.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Looi Kien Leong leads ASOCIO as the 13th President

The ASOCIO has announced Looi Kien Leong as its 13th President. The appointment was endorsed by the General Assembly held in Melbourne, Australia on December 15, 2009. As the president, Looi envisages that ASOCIO would play a strategic role in the region’s economic recovery on the premise that ICT is the driver and enabler of growth of the economy.

Having been involved in the industry for almost 30 years, Looi is no stranger to the international ICT circle through his active participations in various industry groupings. He has been active in ASOCIO for past decade, having served as Vice President and Director in previous ASOCIO Boards. Looi is a former chairman of PIKOM and currently serves as advisor and heads PIKOM’s International Affairs Committee. He also chairs the Global Trade Committee of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

Check out details.

ICT is Key in Reviving Global Trade

During the Asia-Pacific Digital Innovation Summit (APDIS 2009) held in Melbourne, Australia on December 14 – 17, WITSA Chairman Dato’ Dan E. Khoo pointed out that ICT is an essential tool to revitalize cross-border trade and revive the world economy in the wake of the recession caused by the financial crisis of 2008.

Information and communications technology (ICT) is an enabler of growth and development for all industries that together contribute an estimated US$19.5 trillion in global trade this year. Although ICT constitutes only about 20% of merchandized and services exports, its impact on economic growth far exceeds its share of total global trade. As a horizontal tool, ICT is an enabler of growth and development for all other industries that collectively contribute to the other 80% of global trade.

Check out details.

Telkomsel Pioneers Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways in Indonesia’s Telco Market

Juniper Networks, Inc., the leader in high-performance networking, announced that PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel), Indonesia's leading mobile service provider, has successfully deployed Juniper Networks SRX5800 Services Gateways in its packet switched core network. Together with Juniper Networks E320 Broadband Services Routers and Steel-Belted Radius® Appliances, this provides Telkomsel with a highly secure, stable and scalable PS Core to handle the highly explosive IP traffic growth it is experiencing.

Check out details.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

ICON : A New Grant For Entrepreneurs

As a follow-up of announcement of Budget 2010, we have ICON (The Integrated Content Development Programme). It is the brainchild of existing prime minister of Malaysia.

This adds to existing grant options for enterprenuers.
  • Cradle
  • MDeC' Preseed
  • MCMC Content Grant
  • MOSTI's grant
The vision of ICON:

The Integrated Content Development Taskforce (ICON) is intended to help generate wealth for Malaysians through the K-economy by developing sustainable ideas and businesses that would have a long-term positive impact on the social strata of the nation such as creating business ecosystem, employment and a better standard of living.

Types of Grants:
  • ICONapps - Get funds for creating cool applications for the mobile and online social networking platforms
  • ICONedu - Get funds for creating and hosting educational related contents.
  • ICONity - Get funds for creating locally oriented social contents.
  • ICONex - Get fund for hosting any other content.
Conclusion:

The main idea is analogous to the fact that we should encourage Malaysian to earn USD by leveraging on the Internet while residing in Malaysia to benefit from the so-called low cost of living.

I think it is also a good idea to explore which is to reduce the demand for international content since the Internet is still slow while at the same time, push up the demand for local contents to fill up the demand's gaps.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Check Out WeddingKami

Check out WeddingKami; your interactive wedding card.

Ok, the web page is nice looking.

They have videos on YouTube.



Their service offers to create e-wedding card for your wedding invitation. The features include:
  • Event Details
  • Map
  • Photo Gallery
  • Wedding Wishes
  • RSVP
  • Personalize Invitation
  • Additional Content
  • Control Panel
Target market = Malay language oriented speaking.

Itemized and published pricing.

They are a group of web designers programmers lunatics.

And finally, they promote Green IT. However, they also provide print out services.

Benefits:
  • Your wedding card becomes a web page
  • You can share your wedding cards to Facebook, Friendster and etc easily
  • The hosted service is free for life

Discover The Patterns of What Malaysian Think About

Ok. The largest majority of readers of this blog are from Malaysia.

Interestingly, TheStar online published 'Direct selling the biggest grouse for consumers' where the biggest issues of Malaysian's life are:
  • Bad direct selling companies
  • Bad housing developers
  • Telecommunication particularly the Internet
As you can see from monthly published blogs about the web statistics of this blog (such as for the month of Nov 09), which what intrigues me is the consistency of the demands for similar contents throughout the whole year.

Generally, based on the web statistics, people are always looking for ..
  • Better Internet
  • How to duplicate other people's success?
  • Resolutions to viruses, scams, phishing and etc
  • New opportunities in ICT business

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tech Blog Malaysia Statistics (Nov 09)

As usual, check out the analysis for 2008.

For month of Jan 2009.
For month of Feb 2009.
For month of Mar 2009.
For month of April 2009.
For month of May 2009.
For month of Jun 2009
For month of July 2009
For month of Aug 2009
For month of Sep 2009
For month of Oct 2009

For the month of Nov 2009, we have the followings:
  • The brand of This Blog
  • Malaysia Internet Services
  • World Largest EPR Software Brand
  • Support Number for Malaysia's Largest Broadband Provider
  • Malaysia's Portal for World No.1 Music Store
  • Phishing
Overview:

  • Total monthly traffic decreased by as much as 5.93%
  • Traffic from referring sites decreased by 0.43%
  • Google still top contributor (62.91%). Up from last month.
  • Top 5 countries (Malaysia, US, UK, India, Singapore). Check out here.
  • New visitors 88.66% (up from last month).

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Transfer Picture from Client to Server (VB6)

This sample code in VB6 demonstrates sending picture or image file from a client to server software via Winsock using TCP.

Initially I thought it was easy. I was wrong.

The challenges are:
  • Maximum packet size using socket is 8191 bytes, thus if the picture/image is more than, the image will be transferred via socket in multiple packets.
  • In VB6, I have discovered that array variable can only be passed as by reference (byRef) parameter. Since there is no way to pass an array byVal and there is no way to perform thread-concurrency on the process of winsock.GetData(), the best practice is to use 'variant' to fetch binary data which comes in multiple packets instead of using byte array.
It seems 'variant' implements thread-concurrency.

If you attempt to use byte array to fetch the binary data, the end result image file would be corrupted. This will be explored in the next blog.

Download the sample code (VB6)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Juniper Networks Multiservice Edge, Core and Carrier Ethernet Routers Awarded Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 21 Certification

Juniper Networks®, the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that its M Series Multiservice Edge Routers, T Series Core Routers and MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers have been awarded certification to Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 21 Standards by Iometrix, the MEF-authorized independent certification testing laboratory.

The MEF's Carrier Ethernet Certification Program is designed to ensure that global infrastructure equipment and services comply with MEF standards and accelerate the worldwide adoption of interoperability. MEF 21 certifications focus on Link Operations Administration and Maintenance (Link OAM) mechanisms which enable real-time discovery, monitoring, fault management and performance management of the network. As the MEF provides a single, globally-recognized test and certification process, the equipment certified to MEF 21 will help reduce OPEX significantly by eliminating testing, service costs and charges for providers. By certifying its compliance with these specifications, Juniper's routing platforms have demonstrated that they establish a solid foundation for interoperability.

Check out details.

Remote Desktop Not Working ?

Yes, indeed it is annoying.

First of all, refer to the following two references.
Here is what I did to solve my problem (in Windows Server 2003), in steps.
  1. Make sure you can ping the server
  2. Make sure the default TCP/IP port (3389) is up and running.To do this the easiest way is to make use of telnet utility. Refer to here.
  3. Make sure the firewall is off or not blocking the port
  4. Make sure 'Terminal Services' is running
  5. Make sure Remote Desktop is enabled
  6. Optional - Administrator is granted administrator access.

For my case, the port 3389 is not listening while other checklists are fine.



So, the only few things left to troubleshoot are Windows registry.

Refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306759

The registry key for remote desktop is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\   



And indeed it was missing from the server.



So, I just need to recreate the registry key.

But the registry key is not just one or two values, it has a lot of settings. So, the best way is to import from another server of the same type.



And it works!

Therefore, the best way is to import the registry key from another similar computer which remote desktop is working fine.

Download the Windows Registry(Windows Server 2003) for above mentioned issue.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Can PING but Cannot Connect ?

You can PING the IP, but you can't connect to it via TCP/IP on specific port.

In many cases, it is because TCP/IP on that specific port connection timeout.

How to prove it ?

An easy way is to use Telnet utility.




Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Juniper Networks and O’Reilly Media Release New Book on Green Networking

Juniper Networks and O’Reilly Media have released a book on green networking. ‘The Sustainable Network: The Accidental Answer for a Troubled Planet’, a special project of Juniper's corporate green initiatives, features the products and services of the entire ICT industry - from routers to mobile phones, from computers to data centres – and is said to be for anyone who uses a laptop, or has a Facebook page or uses their iPhone to stay connected.

Written by sustainability consultant Sarah Sorensen, the book talks about why the network as the foundation of global communications infrastructure is the best sustainable technology available to help tackle a wide range of problems - from energy conservation to economic and social innovation - with its future depending on the continued penetration of broadband, as well as industry innovation.

Sorensen neither advocates one networking industry vendor over another, nor recommends one networking implementation over another, but urges individuals, governments, markets and organisations to put the power of global networking to good use as a tool for sustainable action with the potential to: reduce global CO2 emissions by 15% by 2020 by replacing physical tools with virtual ones (McKinsey), to let individuals participate in global markets, and to give people a platform to bring like minds together and mobilise them to assemble support for social causes and to better influence and shape public discourse and policy.
Publishers O'Reilly Media are chroniclers of cutting-edge development, homing in on technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism. http://oreilly.com. The Sustainable Network: The Accidental Answer for a Troubled Planet’ is available at : http://catalog/9780596157043/ and from the Safari Books Online service at : http://my.safaribooksonline.com and via www.amazon.com.

Check out details.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Save and Retrieve Image from Database (MS SQL)

Download the sample codes



A few points to take note.
  • These samples use ADODB
  • Includes functions to resize image to PictureBox's size
  • In VB6, the object variable for image is 'StdPicture' whereas in VB.NET, the object variable for image is 'Bitmap'

Thursday, November 12, 2009

TippingPoint Introduces Groundbreaking Network Security Platform Designed for Data Center and Core Network Deployments

TippingPoint, a 3Com subsidiary and a leader in network security solutions, today announced the TippingPoint® N-Platform, a new intrusion prevention system (IPS) platform with a newly-designed Threat Suppression Engine (TSE) that adds significant capacity for deep packet traffic inspection. The N-Platform enables the integration of multiple network protection services and provides organizations with the security automation required to help reduce total cost of security and ensure business continuity. The N-Platform further leverages the industry-leading research of TippingPoint's Digital Vaccine® Labs (DVLabs) and Zero Day Initiative by incorporating security intelligence from over 1,100 external security researchers worldwide. The platform was developed to help customers meet the broad security demands of the new data center and is a key component of the recently-announced 3Com Secure Network Fabric, which integrates security platforms and LAN infrastructure equipment from TippingPoint and H3C, the enterprise networking brand of 3Com.

Ivan Wen, Country Manager of Tipping Point Malaysia says, “The TippingPoint N-Platform is extremely fast and very powerful. The number of filters providing inspection can be increased exponentially, yet the performance is as strong – if not stronger – than ever.”

Check out details.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Product Marketing - There Is A Pattern

1. Advertisement, Marketing & Promotion

Advertisement is good for two or three reasons:
  1. Let people know your brand
  2. Help people to make decision
  3. Upgrade your brand value
After you have done advertisement, what must you do ?

2. Reference Site

You can create reference site most effectively using web site.

Why, because people would like to find out more about your product, who is the inventor and etc.

This is very very important.

For those companies which the web traffics are little, it is because your advertisement, marketing and promotion is not effectively carried out.

3. Leisure & More Activities

How to create more life to your product ?

I have a few suggestions:

  • Create Videos for YouTube
  • Make Some Noise in Facebook
  • Create A Blog For the Product

Do u reckon that this is a best practise ?

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Software Engineering Team Management #1

LCROSS Engineering Readiness TestImage by kqedquest via Flickr
Inspired by The Way I Worked : Jason Fried (37Signals.com)

What I like best is the facts:
  • One investor.
  • A staff of 16
  • More than three million customers...
Sounds like a good reference for benchmark of how many staffs you need.. ya ? I just want to share some of my philosophies for software engineering team.

The Basic:
  • Must have a leader.
  • Must make use of collaboration tool.
  • Must share the codes and best practices.
  • Do not waste time researching things which there are already best practices, just learn it. Instead, research other things which the team not yet know.
Follow The Practice of Medical Fields

A leader must be a practitioner and also a teacher. The idea is that we must keep learning.

Must Always Create Excitement in the Team; everyday.

Do not ever demotivate the team.

The Boss Must Not Think that The Job is So Easy

It is very wrong to think that you can always get sample codes out in the web.

Must Anticipate Problems

A software company must anticipate problems, there will be problems, don't ever pull the panic button.

At Least Two Developers (for a project)
  1. Backends
  2. Features / Front-End
Backends will always be revised.
  • New technology
  • New platform / libraries
  • New techniques
  • To cater new features.
Therefore, whenever changes are made to the backend, features and front-end will nee to be changed as well. Challenges:
  • You always need to make sure existing version is working while creating a new version.
  • Support customers.






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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Juniper Networks Showcases Breakthrough Performance Capabilities for its Junos® Trio Chipset with Test from EANTC

Juniper’s new MX 3D routers can download 8.5 million iTunes in one tenth of a second, 50 Blu-Ray DVDs in less than five seconds, 10 years of Hubble Telescope data in one minute or more than 430,000 HDTV channels simultaneously. They can increase ROI over five years by up to 540 percent[i]; reduce operating expenses for aggregation services up to 47 percent[ii]; reduce operating expenses for business services up to 63 percent[iii]; reduce operating expenses for residential services up to 77 percent[iv]; and improve power efficiency by a factor of 10-to-1 versus other vendors[v].

The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) has completed a commissioned performance verification of the Juniper Networks® MX80 3D Universal Edge Router and new 16 port 10GbE aggregation line card, validating the ground-breaking performance of the company's 3D Scaling technology using the Junos Trio chipset. 3D Scaling technology helps networks scale dynamically to support more bandwidth, subscribers and services – all at the same time.

The EANTC tests confirmed the MX480 3D Universal Edge Router’s unidirectional throughput of up to 1.4Tbit/s, 240Gbits/s per slot – which is able to exceed one billion packets per second, in a compact sixth of a rack configuration: establishing new boundaries for high-performance networking. Services scale displayed 6,000 active Layer 3 VPNs and 6,000 active VPLS instances, as well as a leading 25.34 watts per 10GbE port in full configuration.

The new line cards and routers process two to four times more traffic than the competition – up to 2.6 terabits per second – while using half as much power per gigabit.[vi] For subscribers, this means the flagship MX960 system with 3D Scaling enables fast access to download 8.5 million iTunes in one tenth of a second, 50 Blu-Ray DVDs in less than five seconds, 10 years of Hubble Telescope data in one minute or more than 430,000 HDTV channels simultaneously[vii].

Junos Trio represents Juniper's fourth generation of purpose-built silicon, and is the industry's first "network instruction set" – a new silicon architecture unlike traditional application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and network processing units (NPUs). The new architecture leverages customized network instructions that are designed into silicon to maximize performance and functionality, while working closely with Junos software to ensure programmability of network resources.

EANTC conducts vendor-neutral performance testing for Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS, and Triple Play technologies and applications for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers.

Juniper's MX Series 3D products are available starting December 2009. The MX Series 3D 16-port 10GbE aggregation line card will be generally available to customers in December 2009, with additional MX Series 3D products coming throughout 2010.

[1] Network Strategy Partners case study findings, to be published November 2009.

[1] Network Strategy Partners case study findings, to be published November 2009.

[1] Network Strategy Partners case study findings, to be published November 2009.

[1] Network Strategy Partners case study findings, to be published November 2009.

[1] Network Strategy Partners case study findings, to be published November 2009.

[1] Juniper comparison against competitive products, conducted October 2009. Reflects 2.64 Tbit/s throughput for Juniper’s MX960 3D versus 1 Tbit/s and 1.28 Tbit/s for competitors. For power efficiency, reflects 37 Watts per 10GE for Juniper’s MX960 3D versus 75 Watts per 10GE and 90 Watts per 10GE for competitors.

[1] Juniper engineering estimates based on publicly available file size data.

Check out details.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

MYSQL™ PROVIDES SCALABILITY, RELIABILITY, & ENTERPRISE SUPPORT AT A LOWER COST

MySQLImage via Wikipedia

Download this article about 'MYSQL™ PROVIDES SCALABILITY,
RELIABILITY, ENTERPRISE SUPPORT AT A LOWER COST', which in my opinion, it doesn't sell much ideas.

If you are talking about cost, it is really about Oracle.

MS SQL is not that expensive. And for people who have high requirements, they will go for Oracle.In another words, if you have money, you can afford SAP already.

The article should focus on technical aspect and usability for database administrators, developers and architects.

Most of the techies are familiar with one database platform, and MySQL should focus on helping these people to migrate over the the newer platform. The availability of brand new GUI and tools since acquisition by SUN microsystem is a good step. But actually, many people don't have time to explore new things anyway. This is why Microsoft can keep up with the sales.This is another aspect of zero downtime, which is there is not time to explore new things.

Ok, the point quoted by the following paragraph is good.

MySQL is proven in the field as a database server that can run anything from deeply
embedded applications with a footprint of just +3-4MB to massive data warehouses
holding terabytes of information. It also can be configured with a variety of
high-availability capabilities such as high-speed master/slave replication and
specialized cluster servers with instant failover. This level of flexibility to attain optimum scalability and availability for a particular set of needs is a hallmark of the open approach to database technology that underlies MySQL.

It tells that MySQL is scalable and reliable.

It should try to provide an apple to apple comparison with other databases which MySQL can do better.

And also need to have a channel for knowledge sharing.

MySQL should focus on making techies fall in love with it.
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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Tech Blog Malaysia Statistics (Oct 09)

As usual, check out the analysis for 2008.

For month of Jan 2009.
For month of Feb 2009.
For month of Mar 2009.
For month of April 2009.
For month of May 2009.
For month of Jun 2009
For month of July 2009
For month of Aug 2009
For month of Sep 2009

For the month of Oct 2009, we have the followings.
  • The brand of This Blog
  • Malaysia Internet Services
  • World Largest EPR Software Brand
  • Support Number for Malaysia's Largest Broadband Provider
  • Malaysia's Portal for World No.1 Music Store
  • Phishing

Overview:

  • Total monthly traffic decreased by as much as 3.21%
  • Traffic from referring sites decreased by 0.32%
  • Google still top contributor (61.40%). Up from last month.
  • Top 5 countries (Malaysia, US, UK, India, Singapore). Check out here.
  • New visitors 87.48% (up from last month).

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sales Order System In Malaysia ?

If you need a sales order system to automate your sales department or sales process, what do you really need to do ?

I have to admit that about 10 years ago, everybody will resort to customized software. Means you will hire software vendors, spell out your requirements and get the ball rolling.. Then you have to go through testing stage, user acceptance test and etc.

But for now, I would say that you can probably get an accounting system suite, that will do the job for you. This is because, a typical accounting suite will have the following modules.
  • Sales Module
  • Stock Module
  • Payment Module
A typical sales module will have things like...
  • Quotation
  • Sales Order
  • Delivery Order
  • Invoice
  • Cash Sale
  • Debit Note
  • Credit Note
  • Cancel Sales Order
  • Delivery Return
I guess that is all that you need.

If you need customization, get those software suites which can cater for customization. One software suite which I know of is AutoCount Accounting.

The more famous brand is UBS-Software by SAGE. But UBS is not known to be able to be customized heavily.

The other one I can think of is SQL Account.

Still thinking of customizing another software ? I don't really recommend that if you are SME.

Google Wave

Disruptive WaveImage by curiouslee via Flickr
Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation
and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

It is part of the Google's I/O (Input Output) development project.

It comes with development APIs which cater for:
  • Extensions: Build robot extensions to automate common tasks or build gadget extensions to provide a new way for users to interact
  • Embed: Make your site more collaborative by dropping in a Wave

Extensions are like templates, which means that you can do customization on top of Google Wave.

Embed is where you can embed a 'Wave' into your web application, similar to Google Map.

So pretty cool stuff.

Google Wave ScreenshotImage by marketingfacts via Flickr
Evangelists preach that Google Wave is most likely helpful in terms of:
  • Organizing events
  • Group projects
  • Photo sharing
  • Meeting notes
  • Brainstorming
  • Interactive games

Very nice. This will more likely phase out smaller software vendors providing solutions for calendar and scheduling, collaborations tools, interactive classroom and etc. But we are not sure yet.

However, the good thing is that finally someone big and bold enough is able to integrate these isolated applications together.

If you are developer or product entrepreneur, you may want to look at the Google Wave Federation Protocol.

What this is telling us is that Google has (over and over again), invented an entirely new architecture and this time it is targeting communication and collaboration.

The protocol which is open-source is similar to things like TCP/IP, FTP, ModBus and etc. This is self explanatory.

But more importantly, I am more interested to know how the Federation protocol can be used as part of firmware for peer-to-peer (fully mesh) communicating hardware devices.

This is what Intel's RCP is trying to achieve. The road may seem longer that expected.
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Juniper Reinvents the Experience and Economics of Networking: Unveils New Software, Silicon, Systems and Partnerships

Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) unveiled groundbreaking new software, silicon, systems and partnerships designed to propel the “new network” for enterprise and service provider customers. The new capabilities combine breakthrough technology with smart partnerships to help customers immediately reinvent the experience and economics of networking, while fostering a broad ecosystem of innovation across the network.

A launch event at the New York Stock Exchange coincided with the Internet’s 40th anniversary , and reflects Juniper’s vision for the next decade – a future of networking that is open, scalable, simple, secure and automated to address the exploding scale of Internet services for personal and business productivity. As part of the launch, Juniper today introduced several products and partnerships that expand the company’s reach and value for customers:
  • New Junos® software: An open cross-network software platform that allows customers to directly program multiple layers of their networks for rich user experiences, smart economics and fast time to market. The new Junos software platform includes the popular Junos network operating system, the new Junos Space network application platform and new Junos Pulse integrated network client – all built with the same core design principles, integration approach and development discipline.
  • New Junos-based silicon and systems: A new Junos One family of processors, including the Junos Trio chipset with revolutionary 3D Scaling technology. 3D Scaling enables networks to dynamically support more subscribers, services and bandwidth – all at the same time. Junos Trio will be delivered in new modular line cards and new 3.5-inch routers for Juniper MX Series, providing two to four times faster throughput than the competition – up to 2.6 terabits per second – while using half as much power per gigabit. The MX 3D products will offer the industry’s first “universal edge” with 3D Scaling for delivery of business, residential and mobile services at massive scale on a single network.
  • New Junos-based solutions: Juniper unveiled new cloud networking and security solutions based on the Junos software platform and Juniper systems. The solutions are built upon Juniper’s simplified data center network architecture to help customers share and secure their infrastructures while delivering and accessing cloud-based services.
  • New Junos-based partnerships: Juniper announced new go-to-market partnerships with Dell and IBM to deliver Juniper systems as part of their cloud-ready data center solutions. Juniper also announced its first-ever Junos software licensing partnership with Blade Network Technologies, which will develop future blade switches based on the Junos operating system. Juniper also announced several partners who have built or are building applications based on Junos software, including Active Broadband Networks, Ankeena Networks, Harris Stratex, Packet Design, Q1 Labs, Telchemy, Telecom Italia and Triveni Digital.
Launch Details and Links
For more information and materials about the launch, please see the following web sites:

Check out details.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Juniper Networks Reaches Significant Milestone with its IBM OEM Relationship

Juniper Networks® announced that Juniper has reached a significant milestone with its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) relationship with IBM, announced in July. IBM is now delivering to customers a suite of Ethernet networking products manufactured by Juniper. In addition, the two companies have extended the OEM agreement to include Juniper Networks’ SRX Series Services Gateways, providing customers with a best-in-class choice of network offerings that can reduce costs, improve services and manage risk.

Check out details.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dell and Juniper Networks to Collaborate on Next Generation Networking

Dell and Juniper Networks, Inc. announced an agreement to offer networking solutions under Dell’s PowerConnect brand that enable customers to deploy a common network management platform and network operating system to help reduce operating expenses. In addition, the companies plan to work together on open, standards-based solutions for virtualized data centers and deliver technology solutions using Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), also known as Data Center Bridging (DCB) and iSCSI to improve network economics.

Check out details.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

T-SQL : Fetch Data Into Variables

This is tested on MSSQL.

Assuming you have a database called 'TestDBTest'

And a table called 'TBL_Employee'

USE [TestDBTest]
GO
/****** Object:  Table [dbo].[TBL_Employee]    Script Date: 10/25/2009 10:45:05 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
SET ANSI_PADDING ON
GO
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[TBL_Employee](
 [recID] [bigint] NOT NULL,
 [cUsername] [varchar](50) NULL,
 [cNationalID] [varchar](50) NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_TBL_Employee] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
(
 [recID] ASC
)WITH (PAD_INDEX  = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE  = OFF, 
IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS  = ON, 
ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS  = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]

GO
SET ANSI_PADDING OFF

Use the following T-SQL to fetch data into variables.

SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER OFF
GO

declare @query nvarchar(max), @mainCursor cursor

set @query = " set @cursor = cursor for SELECT cUserName,cNationalID FROM 
[TestDBTest].[dbo].[TBL_Employee] WHERE deletedDate is null"
+ " open @cursor"

exec sp_executesql @query,N'@cursor cursor output',@mainCursor output

declare @cUserName as varchar(50),@cNationalID as varchar(50)

fetch next from @maincursor into @cUserName,@cNationalID
while (@@fetch_status <> -1) 
BEGIN 

print @cUserName + ':' + @cNationalID

fetch next from @maincursor into @cUserName,@cNationalID
END

You need to use Cursor and SP_Executesql

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Malaysia's Budget 2010 ICT Related Summary

  1. Intensifying Research, Development and Commercialisation


    • Establishing a National Innovation Centre supported by a network of innovation excellence centres under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education.

    • Integrating R & D activities with patents, copyrights and trademarks registration to ensure R&D&C processes are implemented more effectively. The cooperation between patent and research agencies will expedite the commercialisation of research findings;

    • Providing small and medium enterprises with tax deduction on expenses incurred in the registration of patents and trademarks in the country.


  2. Leveraging Fully On Niche Areas


    • To focus on niche areas with potential and move up the value chain as well as generate higher returns.


  3. Strengthening ICT Industry


    • Expedite the implementation of High Speed Broadband (HSBB) at a total cost of RM 11.3 billion, of which RM 2.4 billion is from the government and RM 8.9 billion is from Telekom Malaysia. By end of March 2010, selected areas will in K.L and Selangor will benefit from the speed of 10 Mbps, these services will be extended to other selected areas nationwide between 2010 and 2012.

    • Tax relief on broadband subscription fee up to RM 500 a year from 2010 to 2012.

    • Civil servants can now apply for computer loans (up to maximum of RM 5,000) once in every 3 years.


  4. Strengthening Small And Medium Enterprises


    • Funds and grants totalling RM 8.8 billion will be coordinated by SME Corp.

    • RM 350 million, of which RM 200 million is for SME soft loans, RM 100 million for capacity enhancement, while the balance is for branding and promotion. The interest rate on soft loans offered by SME Corp will be similar to rates offered by development finance institutions.

    • Financial institutions to approve micro financing at an average of 6 days and disbursements at an average of 4 days.


  5. Promoting Creative Industry


    • RM 200 million Creative Industry Fund to finance activities such as film and drama productions, music, animation, advertisements and local content development.


  6. Safeguarding Welfare of Students


    • Offer a netbook package, including free broadband service, to university students for RM 50 per month for 2 years.


Check out details and attachment.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Test Your Code's Performance Using FxCop (Microsoft Platform)

This only applies to Microsoft Visual Studio development environment.

Download FxCop version 1.36.

Install it and create a project and then point to your assembly or exe files. Let it run it you will get reports like these.









This is good for programmers who wanted to know what are the benchmarks for performance and design. You can also find out a lot about coding standards and best practices by having a run on FxCop for your assemblies and exes.

For instance.. The followings are design rules and performances rules dictated as standards from FxCop.

Design Rules
  • Abstract types should not have constructors
  • Assemblies should have valid strong names
  • Avoid empty interfaces
  • Avoid excessive parameters on generic types
  • Avoid namespaces with few types
  • Avoid out parameters
  • Collections should implement generic interface
  • Consider passing base types as parameters
  • Declare event handlers correctly
  • Declare types in namespaces
  • Default parameters should not be used
  • Defnite accessors for attribute arguments
  • Do not catch general exception types
  • Do not declare protected members in sealed types
  • Do not declare static members on generic types
  • Do not declare virtual members in sealed types
  • Do not declare visible instance fields
  • Do not expose generic lists
  • Do not hide base class methods
Performance Rules
  • Avoid excessive locals
  • Avoid uncalled private code
  • Avoid uninstantiated internal classes
  • Avoid unnecessary string creation
  • Avoid unsealed attributes
  • Avoid unused private fields
  • Dispose methods should cal SuppressFinalize
  • Do not call properties that clone values in loops
  • Do not cast unnecessarily
  • Do not concatenate strings inside loops
  • Do not initialize unnecessarily
  • Initialize reference type static fields inline
  • Mark members as static
  • Override equals and operator equals on value types
  • Prefer jagged arrays over multidimensional
  • Properties should not return arrays.
  • Remove empty finalizers
  • Remove unused locals
  • Test for empty strings using string length
  • Use literals where appropriate

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Juniper Networks Inc. Plans to List Shares on the New York Stock Exchange

Juniper Networks, Inc., the leader in high-performance networking, announced that it has filed an application to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"). Subject to the approval of the NYSE, Juniper expects to begin trading on the NYSE on October 29, 2009, retaining its current symbol "JNPR". The Company will continue to trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market until the transfer is completed.

"We are looking forward to participating in the world's leading and most diverse global exchange with a shared vision around technology innovation," said Kevin Johnson, Juniper's Chief Executive Officer.

Check out details.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

VB.NET Listview ContextSwitchDeadlock Was Detected

Refer to previous post on VB.NET Listview Slow.

If you happen to get this error ('ContextSwitchDeadlock Was Detected') while displaying items to a ListView component.

'Message: The CLR has been unable to transition from COM context 0x5228fe8 to COM context 0x5229158 for 60 seconds. The thread that owns the destination context/apartment is most likely either doing a non pumping wait or processing a very long running operation without pumping Windows messages. This situation generally has a negative performance impact and may even lead to the application becoming non responsive or memory usage accumulating continually over time. To avoid this problem, all single threaded apartment (STA) threads should use pumping wait primitives (such as CoWaitForMultipleHandles? ) and routinely pump messages during long running operations.'



This is caused by a process such as 'lv.Items.AddRange(lvItems)' is taking too long to finish and thus the process timeout. It doesn't happen all the time, but if your CPU utilization is high, very high possibility you will get this error.

Refer to the sample code (VB.NET Visual Studio 2008 SP1), you can see that in Form8 and Form9, the delay in displaying items is caused by codes in the 'ListView.ItemChecked' event; which may or may not bring about 'ContextSwitchDeadlock Was Detected' error. The reason is that 'ItemChecked' event is being called every time a ListViewItem is added to the ListView.

The solution is to dynamically add and remove handler to 'ListView.ItemChecked'. Refer to Form10.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

3D Album Tips

3D Album's Picture Pro

Tips:
  1. The older version of 3D album (Picture Pro v3.1) is not working fine in Vista.
  2. The source file is the photo folder. The photo strip is the index file for the photo sequence that you have arranged. (You don't have to delete it, but if you do, it will regenerated but you have to rearrange the photo again)
  3. You can only save the build show (As application). If you need to export to movie, have to use the capture feature.
  4. Combine multiple slide show using sequencer. (Put each different show into a folder. then copy these different folders into another main folder. at the mixer screen, set the main folder as 'Mix Path'.
  5. Since you can't combine 1 song for a different clips using the mixer, the only way is to combine all dating clips into one. You can still direct the background images properly (by properly put the background images according related to the foreground images through repetitive pattern - duplication)).
  6. MPEG means VCD, MPEG2 means SVCD
  7. PAL --> Malaysia / British format. NTSC --> American/British format.
  8. Choose either 'DVD PAL' or 'DVD NTSC' as the movie type for the best quality. The output will be a .mpg file. Use VLC Player to play it (usually Windows Media Player doesn't come with the built-in codec).But if you are using Nero Express to create a DVD disc, the input file format required is .vob.


    Nero 9 (which Nero Vision is a component) can do the job. If the DVD output (disc) having problem displaying the animation properly, then capture the movie as DVD NTSC and then use Nero Vision to burn it as SVCD. This should be the best trade-off option.


  9. If you are not professional, copy all photos to a folder first, and then slowly delete away those which you don't like. This works better than if you selectively decide which one should be shortlisted. Do you get what I mean ? In other ways, deletion technique works better than selection technique.
  10. A typical 4 minutes song requires about 40 pictures with 20 milisecond of interval.

Friday, October 09, 2009

VB.Net Listview Slow

If you load item in VB.Net using the VB6 methods, loading 1000 items or more may require some inconvenient time.

Here is the solution.

First of all, refer to this site first.

Then download this sample code (Visual Studio 2008 SP1)

And then you may also want to check this out.

But the sample code will solve your problem.

Coming up next, if you experience the following..

'ContextSwitchDeadlock was detected'

Message: The CLR has been unable to transition from COM context 0x5228fe8 to COM context 0x5229158 for 60 seconds. The thread that owns the destination context/apartment is most likely either doing a non pumping wait or processing a very long running operation without pumping Windows messages. This situation generally has a negative performance impact and may even lead to the application becoming non responsive or memory usage accumulating continually over time. To avoid this problem, all single threaded apartment (STA) threads should use pumping wait primitives (such as CoWaitForMultipleHandles? ) and routinely pump messages during long running operations.

wait for the next blog.

How to Uninstall Windows Live Mail from Vista

Make no mistake, Windows Live Mail is a fine software, a great component of 'Windows Live'.

But if you have decided just to use 'Windows Live Messenger' while keeping other components far away, you may want to uninstall it.

And the reason I ever thought about uninstalling it was because I am a 'Windows Mail' user, and have been using it for a long time. And after upgraded to the latest 'Windows Live' suite, I accidentally click 'Windows Live Mail' shortcut and launched the program. Without asking for permission, it automatically imported all emails from 'Windows Mail'. It was a great import and all dependencies can be resolved without user interaction, except that the process duplicated my emails and caused my hard disk consumption to surge to tipping point.

I had no choice but to either delete all the imported emails from 'Windows Live Mail' or uninstall it. The first option worked, it didn't delete away all emails from the 'Windows Mail' domain either.

But after you have deleted the imported email from Windows Live Mail, your hard disk space will still be loaded. You should perform 'disk cleanup' to flush away the deleted files from your system.

It worked.

So, do you still want to uninstall 'Windows Live Mail', if so..
  1. Control Panel\Programs and Features
  2. Select 'Windows Live Essential' (You will not find Windows Live Mail).





  3. Click 'Uninstall/Change'





  4. Select 'Windows Live Mail', click 'Continue'.





  5. Done






Thursday, October 08, 2009

WITSA opens business centers worldwide

WITSA has launched nine business centers in eight countries. Spread over four continents, the WITSA Business Centers offer members, global partners and their respective affiliates soft landing zones to pursue business matching opportunities or conduct meetings at little or no cost. One of the centers is hosted by the new WITSA Headquarters at the heart of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) in Cyberjaya, Malaysia while another is located at WITSA’s North America Office in Virginia, US. The other seven are based at the local offices of WITSA members in Malaysia, Argentina, Lebanon, Macedonia, Nigeria, South Africa and Chinese Taipei. This initiative is intended to help spur the growth of cross-border investment and trade in ICT products and services.

Check out details.

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact gary@witsa.org or +6012-290 6968.

Malaysia’s Global Transit Communications Builds Next-Generation MPLS VPN International Network with Juniper Networks Solutions

Juniper Networks, Inc., the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Malaysia’s Global Transit Communications Sdn Bhd has built a next-generation network with Juniper infrastructure platforms, including EX Series Ethernet Switches and M Series Multiservice Edge Routers. Global Transit Communications chose Juniper’s comprehensive solution to enable the rapid expansion of its international IP transit business and drive revenue growth while dramatically lowering total cost of ownership. The Juniper solution delivers a highly available, reliable and secure infrastructure capable of supporting next-generation services with maximum scale, performance and efficiency.

“Service providers who need industry-proven reliability have trusted Juniper’s JUNOS-based solutions for over a decade,” said Wan Ahmad Kamal, Malaysia Country Manager for Juniper Networks. “Our products are designed to deliver industry-leading MPLS capabilities with an unparalleled feature set to ensure that cutting-edge service providers such as Global Transit can monetize their networks with next-generation solutions that enable them to rapidly deliver new applications and services.”

Check out details.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Indonesian Service Provider Expands Mobile Backbone with Juniper Networks to Support Rapid Growth


Juniper Networks, Inc. , the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that PT Excelcomindo, Indonesia's fastest growing mobile service provider is expanding its IP network core and MPLS backbone with Juniper Networks M Series Multiservice Routers and J Series Services Routers.

"Excelcomindo's past success and future growth goals drive its need for a highly flexible and efficient packet backbone solution with a low overhead – the sort of demanding IP/MPLS infrastructure for which Juniper's routers are the ideal platform," said Brad Gray, vice president of Asia South, Juniper Networks.

Check out details.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Juniper Networks Named Number One for Asia Pacific SSL VPN Market

Juniper Networks, Inc., the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Frost & Sullivan has named the company as the recipient of the 2009 Asia Pacific SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network) Market Leadership Award.

Check out details

Friday, October 02, 2009

Tech Blog Malaysia Statistics (Sep 09)

As usual, check out the analysis for 2008.
For month of Jan 2009.
For month of Feb 2009.
For month of Mar 2009.
For month of April 2009.
For month of May 2009.
For month of Jun 2009
For month of July 2009
For month of Aug 2009

For Sep 2009, we have the followings:
  1. The brand of This Blog
  2. Network Routing Protocols' Comparison
  3. World Largest EPR Software Brand
  4. Support Number for Malaysia's Largest Broadband Provider
  5. Malaysia's Portal for World No.1 Music Store
  6. Malaysia Internet Services
  7. A Crystal Report 8.5 Problem
  8. Networking Protocol
  9. Phishing
Overview:

 
  • Total monthly traffic decreased by as much as 4.86%
  • Traffic from referring sites increased by 0.46%
  • Google still top contributor (60.99%). Up from last month.
  • Top 5 countries (Malaysia, US, UK, India, Singapore). Check out here.
  • New visitors 85.59% (up from last month).

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What is VSTO ?

VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office) means that you are using Visual Studio to develop application using COM objects for MS Office (known as PIA).

Check out the official site.

What is the confusion ?

Due to VBA (Visual Basic for Application). Most of us are familiar with the term VBA, because most of us are familiar with MS Office and Macro.

How different from VBA ?

It is different in a sense that in the context of VSTO, you can find extended functions, methods and properties for the COM objects.

These extensions are known as aggregates.

Why the big fuss then ?

Because COM objects are COM and not part of the .NET framework.

To start with, get a good eBook and download sample code (VB.NET Visual Studio 2008 SP1)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks Win InfoVision Award for Combined Metro Technologies and Services Solution

Juniper Networks, Inc., the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper have won the Metro Network Technologies and Services award with the solution to be produced by their joint venture. The joint award was presented at the recent InfoVision awards ceremony during Broadband World Forum in Paris. The award recognizes the Carrier Ethernet Solution for mobile and fixed residential and business subscribers.


Check out details.

Adobe Unveils Photoshop Elements 8 & Premiere Elements 8 Bundle

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the highly anticipated new versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 for Windows®, and Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 software for Mac.

Available as standalone products or as a single retail package, the Windows bundle offers the most complete photo and video solution by seamlessly integrating two powerful, yet easy-to-use, products. Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 & Adobe Premiere Elements 8 software for Windows is available now at www.adobe.com.

The bundle is available for US$149.99.

Both Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8 software for Windows are available separately for US$99.99. Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac® also will be available for US$99.99, in October 2009.

Check out the details.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Adobe Flash Platform Services Unveiled

With the growth of social media, advertisers and publishers are looking for more predictability and effectiveness in reaching audiences via social media.

While there are many benefits to using sharable, social applications to connect with customers; however, it can be difficult to get users to install the applications.

Advertisers, publishers and game developers use distribution methods that don’t support all popular destinations and can be difficult to maintain. Many times, simply posting applications in an app store is the mobile distribution strategy. Rarely is an overall distribution strategy unified across the Web and mobile, making comprehensive analytics difficult to obtain.

Adobe Systems has announced the availability of a new service that enables advertisers and content publishers to promote, measure and monetize applications across social networks, desktops and mobile devices: Adobe® Flash® Platform Services for Distribution,

Adobe Flash Platform Services are online, hosted services that allow developers to add innovative capabilities to Web applications with a predictable, cost efficient deployment model. Developers, advertisers and publishers are now using Adobe Flash Platform Services to make Web applications sharable, social, and collaborative.

An example of the distribution service in action, is The WSJ Radio Network – which provides audio business news reports and programs to more than 370 radio stations across the country and reaches more than 22 million listeners per week.

They will provide network affiliates with new business news Web tools for use on their own sites as well as for individual use. The new widget will offer content from WSJ Radio and WSJ.com, including podcasts, live audio business news updates from The Wall Street Journal Report and The Dow Jones Money Report, as well as updated headlines and video, and will be available for users to view and share via social networking sites and blogs.

Check out details.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Surviving the Corporate World While Drifting On The Web

When you are a startup, you should sell cheap for two reasons:
  1. Product is new
  2. Your cost is still low. This will kill away the bigger players with a lot of resources but requirements for high profit margins.
Basically, at this point of time, your competitors are those big companies with a lot of resources. Thus, if the problem that you are trying to solve is a solid one, then they are interested. Sell to corporate is a good idea. Try to just sell to a few big corporates so that you don't have to worry about support so much, as well as liaison. But the problem with corporate sales is that it depends on trends, because corporate sales is dependent on budget. This is so oblivious from the case of Apple iphone, Google free software and etc. They are all trying to build a brand into the corporate world, which Microsoft is still pretty much a monopoly. Same thing goes to Sun Microsystem, who has been working hard to create trends for the following areas:
  • Open source
  • ZFS
  • Identity Management
  • Cloud Computing

You have to create a trend and the only faster way is through the web.

However, about the web, there is an equally tasking challenge, which is to have "the need for speed". See, as we mentioned, for corporate sales, there is a culture. The big guys will set the trend, and corporate will slowly adopt it, it will all spawn from the USA. The new tech adoption rate in Malaysia is about 5 years behind, this is actually a good thing for local vendors; you got time to plan for it.

For the web, everybody levels across the world. If Americans are using the latest Windows Live Messenger, Malaysians are too.

This is the game which Google is gamed at and is better at compared to Microsoft.

Apple Special Event Sep 09 (Music)

This came quite late, the reason is that the streaming that I had have always been subjected to interruptions.

It is always interesting to take note of Apple's special events to see where they are up to and how they keep the industry, consumers and technology.

Check out the link while still available.

Overview:
  • 30 Million iphone sold Sep 2009.
  • Driven by apps store (1 year old)
  • 75,000 apps.
  • User have downloaded 1.8 billion apps have been downloaded since.
  • iPhone software 3.1
  • 100 million accounts

iTunes 9
  1. Genius mixes
  2. Improved Syncing
  3. Home sharing
  4. Redesign store
  5. iTunes LP

iPod:
  1. 73.8% market share.
  2. >50% of customers are new customers
  3. 20 millions of iPod touches have been sold.

why ?
  1. It is a great iPod (video and audio)
  2. It is a mini computer
  3. Gaming platform. --> 20,000 games titles available.

iPod Touch:
  1. 8GB for $199
  2. 50% faster
  3. OpenGL ES

Video Camera in the iPod Nano:

This is pretty exciting, as Steve described it as "Tiny little package, having video camera and always having your iPod Nano with you."

100 millions of iPod Nano has been sold.
  1. Video camera
  2. Larger 2.2 inch display
  3. Polished anodized aluminium
  4. Microphone and speaker
  5. VoiceOver
  6. FM Radio
  7. Built-in pedometer
  8. 8GB for $149

Green Concept:
  1. Arsenic-Free glass
  2. NPN-Free
  3. Mercury-Free
  4. PVC-Free
  5. Highly Recyclable

Conclusion:
  1. New iTunes 9
  2. New iPod lineups for the holiday season.
  3. New iPod Nano with built-in video camera

And the best part is that after watching the keynote, I actually thought that I wanted to get an iPod Nano because I am actually looking for a good quality small video camera.

The marketing is effective!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Check Out The Daily Reviewer

The Daily Reviewer gives you the best voted blogs by the reviewer.

I am proud to say that they have listed IT-Sideways as one of the top Malaysia's blog.

Check out this page.


Make no mistake, this may not last (just like PageRank), I just want to take a moment thank all contributors and most importantly the readers.

Thank you thank you!

Happy blogging.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Adobe Expands Scene7 Services into Asia Pacific

Image representing Adobe Scene7  as depicted i...Image via CrunchBase

Adobe Systems announced it is introducing Adobe® Scene7® services into the Asia Pacific market. Adobe Scene7 is the leading hosted rich media platform for e-commerce and multi-channel marketing companies that are publishing content to drive online business. As part of the expansion, Adobe has established a sales organization and customer support resources in Japan and a new data center in Singapore to ensure optimized dynamic media services for the APAC market.

Business-to-consumer e-commerce sales for the five major markets in the region – Japan, South Korea, Australia, India and China – totaled $73.3 billion in 2007, with 62.3 percent coming from Japan. Industry analysts forecast APAC online sales will continue to grow at a 23.3 percent annual rate reaching $168.7 billion by 2011.

By using the Adobe Scene7 platform, companies serving the APAC markets will now have local access to cross-media publishing on the Web, via e-mail, in print or on mobile devices to help their businesses grow faster. Adobe Scene7 hosted solutions allow the automation of cross-media management, enabling users to streamline online images, reducing volume by up to 80 percent and potentially cut photography costs in half. Customers have experienced up to a 90 percent increase in sales across all channels as well as doubling conversion rates, while reducing returns by over 10 percent.

Check out details.
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