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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Client Server Sample (VB.NET) Using Remoting

Using 'system.runtime.remoting' instead of '' to create a client server text based instant messaging program.

It is a multi-client single server architecture.

It is much easier to develop because using 'socket', one needs to go low level.

The fact is that 'remoting' will make use of 'socket' in the background.

However, the concept of 'remoting' is bigger, takes longer time to learn and understand. 'Remoting' was meant to replaced DCOM and other distributed programming concept in Microsoft platform. In fact, the next concept which is replacing 'remoting' is Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Download the sample code (VB.NET Visual Studio 2008 SP1).

For your reference,

Refer to a client server sample (VB.NET) program using ''.

Refer to other remoting samples.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Social Economical Intelligence

This is my new idea on contributing to human evolution.

I have submitted this as an entry to MyPrize's 'Idea' category.

Basically everything has a pattern. Every lifestyle is a pattern and what if there are relationships between patterns ?

If we can have a system which can identify these relationships, then we can yield intelligence; social economical intelligence.

Let's take football matches result. If we can associate football matches result with weather, political sentiments, location based sentiments, crude oil prices and etc, then we are able to yield certain intelligence.

As such that for football team-A, 90% of the time when goals are kicked, are associated with what factors ?

Using similar idea, we can apply to other areas of our lives which will give rise to different types of intelligence.

Social economical intelligence can be useful for the followings:
  • Content & advertising
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Research
  • National security
  • Humanity history archiving
Check out the write-up for more details.

And check out other ideas.

F5 Introduces Self-Service Support Capabilities and Diagnostic Tools

F5 Networks, Inc. , the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), announced the F5® iHealth™ system, an exclusive online support service available to F5 customers and partners, to improve the performance of application delivery infrastructures. iHealth is a web-based application that empowers administrators to identify performance issues, access data for troubleshooting, and exchange information with F5 Support teams for analysis.

F5 Managing Director for ASEAN, Teong Eng Guan shares, “This new offering is in line with F5's advocacy for greater support and services for our large community of users. Customers can obtain a comprehensive snapshot of their current infrastructure performances with iHealth; and use it to identify the opportunities for performance improvement or anticipate potential challenges.”

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Industry’s Only Integrated Mobile Security Solution for Personal & Business Data Across All Mobile Devices

Juniper Networks has unveiled a suite of software designed to keep smartphones safe from malware and malicious attacks; that enterprises and service providers can use to protect employee and customer devices.

With the proliferation of devices and the number of smartphones sales set to exceed PC sales in 2012, the move follows corporate adoption of devices that offer connected socialization and content consumption along with corporate communications, bringing the need to manage security across all devices connected to the corporate network.

The Junos Pulse Mobile Security suite runs on all mobile operating systems and devices including the Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Apple iOS operating systems. It includes antivirus, personal firewall, antispam, and remote monitoring and control services. It remotely backs up and restores data and can locate devices that are lost and stolen, as well as wipe data from stolen devices. It also can send an alert when a SIM card has been removed or replaced. For enterprise users, it protects devices accessing networks via SSL-based virtual private network.

The suite is available now to enterprises and Juniper's reseller partners and will be available to consumers through service providers. Service providers also will be able to offer enhanced security services like parental controls to consumers.

Juniper also announced the opening of a Juniper Global Threat Center, based in Columbus, Ohio, that will track mobile security threats worldwide and issue reports. The center released new research as part of the launch, which includes findings of a survey of more than 6,000 smartphone and tablet users in 16 countries commissioned by Juniper:

The company said that its new Juniper Global Threat Center will provide 24/7 monitoring of security threats. Research shows malware threats focused on mobile devices have increased 250% since 2009.

Additional research findings:
  • Nearly 80 percent of users access their employer’s network without their employer’s knowledge or permission and 59 percent do so every day.
  • Analysis of Android Market applications capable of malicious activity showed that 1 out of every 20 applications requested permissions that could allow the application to place a call without the user’s knowledge.
  • A Fortune 15 company found that 5 percent or 25,000 of its mobile devices were infected with malware.
  • A 250 percent increase in malware from 2009 to 2010.61 percent of all reported smartphone infections were spyware, capable of monitoring communication from the device.
  • 17 percent of all reported infections were text message Trojans, which charge fees to a device’s account holder.
  • More than 76% of consumers surveyed use their smartphones or tablets to access sensitive personal or business information, including: 51% to enter or modify passwords; 43% to access banking or credit card statements; 30% to access utility bills; 20% to share financial information such as credit card numbers; 18% to access employer’s proprietary information; 17% to access medical records; and 16% to share social security numbers.
  • Of the 16 countries surveyed, India (90%) showed the highest level of user concern for mobile security issues, followed by Brazil and Russia (88% each), Germany (86%) and China and Italy (both at 85%). Respondents in Hong Kong (70%), Belgium/Netherlands (74%) and the US and Japan (77% each) were a little less concerned.
  • Russia and Singapore were well above the norm for phone/data loss (68% Russia, 79% Singapore) and identity theft (82% each).
The survey was conducted via global omnibus surveys by phone and online during October 2010 with more than 6,000 smartphone and tablet users from a pool of 16,000 consumers across 16 countries, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, China, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. The survey was conducted by KRC Research and Synovate on behalf of Juniper Networks.

Check out some video 1 and video 2.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Malaysia Pushing For Green IT

The recent announcement of budget 2011 wasn't all about green stuff, there was just one part mentioning green technologies.

It states that hybrid cars will enjoy 100% sales tax and import duty exceptions.

Proton immediately announced plans to produce hybrid cars by 2011 the next day.

Perhaps green initiatives has the potential of generating some market excitement which is literally lacking in this society. People just don't really care much about it, there are other bigger things to worry about.

Juniper Networks has recently announced company’s initiatives around green IT, employee and community engagement and global business operations.

Amazon has also announced a patent which will lead towards green initiative for its e-commerce business. In the proposal, Amazon plans to charge customers to go green by allowing options for green goods delivery choices; which will cost more.

And Google invested in wind farms as part of it green-oriented investment strategy.

Small players in the industry will not see much benefits from Green IT momentum.

Check out more on Green IT.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Malaysia Budget 2011 (ICT Related)

First of all, refer to ICT related excitement for the 10th Malaysia Plan.

We browse through based on the following keywords.
  • ICT
  • R&D
  • Human
  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Funds
  • Loans
  • Mobile
  • Green IT

Refer to details.

The followings are what is related.

4. Enhancing the skills of graduates including:

b) Allocation of RM50 million to train ICT graduates.

5. Venture capital, especially high technology sectors.

b) Start-up fund amounting to RM100 million to provide soft loans.

14. Creating an innovative digital economy.

a) Implementing a MY Creative Content programme with an allocation of RM119 million.

b) Extending the investment allowance period for last mile broadband service providers, and exemption of import duty and sales tax on broadband equipment to 2012.

c) Exemption of sales tax on all types of mobile phones.

17. Research, development and commercialisation (R&D&C) activity will be intensified with an allocation of RM411 million.

So, the excitement is on mobile, Internet and content industry.

Refer to mobile related blogs.

So we are expecting to see surge in terms of smartphone adoptions, mobile and digital lifestyle intensified.

It has a lot of lifestyle elements in it.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Juniper Networks Joins Climate Savers Computing Initiative Board

Juniper Networks announced that it has joined the board of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI), a global non-profit consortium dedicated to reducing power consumption in information and communications technology (ICT), by increasing the energy efficiency of computing equipment, increasing the adoption and deployment of power management, and shifting user behaviour to smart computing practices.

The initiative, formed in 2007, is led by Cisco, CSC, Dell, Emerson Network Power, Google Inc., HP, Intel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, and the World Wildlife Fund. The CSCI goal is to reduce annual CO2 emissions from the IT sector by 54 million metric tons by June 2011, to reduce the environmental impact of new and emerging IT equipment.

New research shows that annual CO2 emissions from IT equipment have decreased by 32 – 36 million metric tons worldwide since 2007 : equivalent to taking nine coal-fired power plants offline and equal to more than US$2 billion in annual energy savings. The research showed that the IT sector is on target to achieve CSCI reduction goal by the end of its 2010 fiscal year in June 2011.

Check out details.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Juniper Networks Innovates Towards a More Sustainable Future

Juniper Networks has issued its first annual Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Report (PDF), which highlights the company’s initiatives around green IT, employee and community engagement and global business operations. Juniper invests more than $800 million annually in R&D to improve product designs and help customers integrate sustainable networking principles into their own operations.

The company provides increased efficiency in IT environments through device efficiency, consolidated devices, simplified architectures and enabling cloud computing. As examples, Juniper Networks’ EX4200 and EX8200 switches use roughly eight to ten percent less power than similar competitive platforms.

The report states that the company has replaced a number of physical servers in its lab and data center environments with virtual servers, reducing the company’s server footprint and reated energy consumption by 30 percent, since 2008. Juniper says its simplified data center network design requires fewer devices and interconnections, leading to improved efficiencies, power and cooling. For example, in a data center of 3,000 GbE attached servers, a simplified design with Juniper Networks EX Series switches consumes more than 40 percent less power than a traditional design based on a three-layer architecture.

Check out details and the 'Corporate Citizenship And Sustainability Report'

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Big Booster For Private Education

Our government (Malaysia) just announced major revamped for the education system to be effective by 2016.

It is expected to drop elementary and middle high school public examination; to be replaced by school-based assessment.

Who really cares what political agendas ?

The way I see it, this is going to give a big booster for private education as well as online education.

Talking about school-based assessment, as well as paperless environment, electronic document management is definitely a critical success factor.

Malaysia younger generations need to compete outside, we need to learn the literature of world, science of the world and knowledge of the world.

We must not stop here, we must travel beyond the milky way.

Monday, October 04, 2010

F5 Appoints Christian Hentschel as Vice President of Sales in Asia Pacific and Japan

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced the appointment of Christian Hentschel as Vice President of Sales in Asia Pacific and Japan. Hentschel will be responsible for growing the F5 business across 14 countries in the region.

“I’m delighted that Christian will lend his considerable talent, experience, and energy to help develop our business in these regions. We believe that his extensive experience implementing sales strategies across Asia makes Christian an excellent addition to our management team and a great asset to the company.” said Mark Anderson, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at F5.

Hentschel brings to F5 over 16 years of experience in the technology market. Prior to F5, Hentschel held various positions in the Asia Pacific region and Germany during a successful 13-year career at Cisco, gaining expertise in sales and channel leadership, business development, and product marketing.

Hentschel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business Studies from Germany’s Worms University of Applied Sciences.

“F5 is well positioned to address the challenges that enterprises and service providers face due to the explosive growth of Internet traffic and data and demand for rich media content. I look forward to working with the regional F5 teams to continue the company’s strong momentum and build market share by deepening F5’s account penetration across Asia and Japan,” ends Hentschel.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

IASA E-Summit Social Media and the Enterprise: An Architectural Approach

(Live Webcast October 5, 2010, at 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time)

Sponsored by Cisco.

You will hear from practiced experts throughout the industry on how an intelligent architectural approach can allow you to unlock the power of participation to the benefit of your business. You will learn:
  • How to create a vision and comprehensive strategy for capturing business value through greater collaboration
  • The factors for adopting social media in the enterprise and the challenges and opportunities in getting users to use the technology
  • How your peers are actively working to harness the power of social media to deliver positive business effects
  • How social software can become a layer in your enterprise architecture to transform core business processes
  • How using the network and OpenSocial can tap collective expertise and unify information to promote spontaneous collaboration across organizational boundaries inside and across companies
  • How real-time collaborative systems help harness the value of social connectivity in a real-time connected enterprise
  • The considerations and trade-offs for architects building collaboration frameworks and solutions.
Check out details.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

HP New CEO Léo Apotheker

Yesterday HP announced new CEO Léo Apotheker, who was ex-SAP AG CEO.

Mark Hurd is famous for cost-cutting, which even earned him many hate fans. However, the biggest contribution of Mark Hurd was to move HP away from relying too much on selling printers and focus on services. It was a good strategy given that we are talking about green IT now.

Nevertheless, countries like Malaysia will still keep printing a lot of stuffs for sure. So, HP can still count on selling printers in Malaysia.

My thoughts are that each CEO are hired for different reasons, different expectation for execution plans.

And there are already many people giving different opinions, which doesn't really matter a lot, but just nice to read.

I think HP is trying to do something on enterprise software.

Talking about enterprise software; SAP, Oracle, Microsoft all have respectable market share.

Tech Blog Malaysia Statistics (Sep 2010)

As usual, check out the analysis for 2009.

For month of Jan 2010.
For month of Feb 2010.
For month of Mar 2010.
For month of April 2010.
For month of May 2010.
For month of June 2010.
For month of July 2010.
For month of Aug 2010

For month of Sep 2010, we have the followings.
  • An Adobe's backend program
  • Co-blogger of this blog
  • The brand of this blog
  • Common Windows Font Issues
  • Pertaining to prospect of ICT in Malaysia
  • Financial status of Malaysia
  • Cisco router protocols comparison


  • Total monthly traffic decreased by as much as 1.04%.
  • Traffic from referring sites increased by 0.61%.
  • Google still top contributor (45.62%). Down from last month.
  • Top 5 countries (Malaysia, US, India, Singapore, UK,).
  • New visitors 84.05% (down from last month).
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