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Friday, November 30, 2012

ABS’ Solution Center to Boost Oracle Partners’ Market Reach

Leading local ICT distribution house Applied Business Systems Sdn Bhd (ABS),announced the official opening of ABS’ Solution Center - located in Kuala Lumpur, for Oracle partners in Malaysia.

ABS’ Solution Center is a dedicated Center of Excellence for Oracle partners to access a wide range of Oracle technologies and solutions and product specialists with functional and technical expertise.

ABS is a subsidiary of publicly listed Formis Resources Berhad (under the “Technology” sector of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad), and a Platinum level Value-added Distributor of Oracle Partner Network (OPN).

The ABS’ Solution Center also serves as a hub to help Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators (SIs) to deliver the unique value of Oracle technologies to new and existing customers - in the area of solution development, migration, testing assistance, product demonstrations and proof-of-concept (PoC) development.

The full spectrum of Oracle technologies such as maximum availability architecture, data integration and replication, new software versions testing, virtualization and, server and storage refresh or consolidation, will also be available for customers and partners.

More details.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Evernote Celebrates Arrival Of New Smart Notebook by Moleskine To Malaysia

Two products are being announced here.

1.) Evernote Mobile App - Free
2.) Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook (paper-based notepad) - on sales for two sizes; large (76 MYR) and pocket (103 MYR) formats

To whole idea is that now you can make use of Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook to write notes into paper, by using best practice techniques, these handwritten notes can be digitized which includes hand writing recognition capability, using the Evernote Mobile App. Isn't that cool ??

To learn more.




Evernote App


Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook

Evernote®, the company that is helping the world remember everything, and Moleskine®, the maker of beautifully designed notebooks and accessories, launched the Evernote Smart Notebook in Malaysia.

This is also a story about how to monetize mobile app through collaboration.


Fernando Alonso Lifts the Lid on His Digital Life

“New technologies and social media these days are really helpful for us. We’re now connected to the Internet 24/7, so we need to stay safe there - to be protected.” These are not the words of an IT professional, but those of a world-renowned racing driver speaking at a recent global press conference with Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of IT security vendor Kaspersky Lab. They are the words of Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari’s Formula 1 star, which he used when describing his digital life.

The event brought together two giants in their respective fields, and offered a tantalizing glimpse of the various ways cutting-edge technology enhances their personal lives. They shared their experiences of how gadgets, the Internet, social networking and all the phenomena of our digital era have affected them.

(L-R: )Mr Eugene Kaspersky, CEO & Co-founder of Kaspersky Lab and Mr Fernando Alonso, Formula One Driver Scuderia Ferrari teaming up for Safegurding Me campaign emphasizes just how vital our digital life has become in today’s world

The First Ever Fantasy Football Game for AFF Suzuki Cup

AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 is Southeast Asia’s biggest football tournament with eight teams vying to be crowned king of ASEAN football. FanXT, a Malaysian company with branch in UK, and World Sport Group, the exclusive marketing partner of the ASEAN Football Federation, have launched the first ever official fantasy football game (http://fantasy.affsuzukicup.com/) for this biennial tournament.

This free-to-play online game will enhance the fans’ experience of the tournament as it allows them to build their virtual AFF Suzuki Cup team consisting of football players that are playing in this soccer competition. Fantasy football managers can buy players like Safee Sali (Malaysia), Shahril Ishak (Singapore), Teerasil Danga (Thailand), Bambang Pamungkas (Indonesia) and others through this virtual platform. Top managers will earn the coveted rank of Legendary AFF Suzuki Cup Manager, the highest honour. There are a total of 12 ranks to obtain before reaching the top with a total of 13 virtual medals also up for grabs.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cooliris Mobile App Hits 50 Million Sessions, Expands with New Photo Sources

Cooliris, world leader in immersive visual experiences and the creators of Android Gallery application, announces the success of the all-new Cooliris mobile app for iOS and the release of a new version. In the four months since launch, the app has exceeded 50 million app sessions on iPhone and iPad with over one million sharing actions. Today, Cooliris expands its stunning visual photo experience to include Google Drive, Picasa/Google+, and Flickr.

The Cooliris app for iPad and iPhone enables users to beautifully experience their photos and selectively share them with groups of friends. With the addition of new sources, consumers can experience more photos all in one place, including the mobile library, Facebook, Instagram, Google Images, and now, Google Drive, Picasa/Google+, and Flickr.

“We’re particularly excited about the new version’s integration with Google Drive, which provides a great viewing experience for photos and enables users to easily share photos to and from Google Drive, all within the Cooliris app,” said Austin Shoemaker, Cooliris CTO and co-founder.

Built into the Google Drive integration, a special "genie" feature leverages image recognition technology to search photos saved in Google Drive, without requiring users to manually tag photos with landmarks, locations, and other details.

“Our users love having all of their personal photos in one place – engagement is off to a great start with over 250 million photos viewed in the mobile app,” said Soujanya Bhumkar, Cooliris CEO and co-founder. “The additions of Google Drive, Picasa, and Flickr are a terrific beginning as we add more sources and more platforms to expand the Cooliris experience.”

The new version of Cooliris is available for free on iPad and iPhone at the iTunes AppStore.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

hybris Enables Digital Content Providers to Create High-Value, On-going Relationships with Customers

hybris, the top-rated provider of omni-channel commerce software, today further strengthened its position of offering the most agile, most modern commerce platform by announcing important new features that empower publishers of books, magazines, games and software, as well as other service providers, to sell more digital goods, content and services online.

A host of new enhancements to hybris Commerce Suite, purpose-built to support the sale of non-physical products, enables online sellers to offer a variety of flexible recurring pricing models. In addition, merchandisers can easily construct complex bundles of products, with sophisticated rule-based discounts, and give their customers the power to create their own packages with a modern guided-selling user experience.

For all publishers of digital goods and content, the result is higher conversion rates, higher average order value, higher lifetime customer value, a recurring revenue stream and much better ability to monetize their long tail of previously issued products.

More details.

Affordable 180TB enterprise-level storage is now available in Malaysia

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company announced the availability of its NETGEAR ReadyDATA unified storage family in Malaysia.

ReadyDATA is an enterprise-class storage product that is truly affordable for the significant capacity it provides, easily scaling up to 180TB.

ReadyDATA includes the world’s first cloud-managed replication, ensuring secure, high-performance disaster recovery without extra configuration on software, server or network.

It features native de-duplication, thin provisioning and unlimited snapshots, with support for SATA, SAS and SSD disk drives.

It is both a SAN and NAS solution.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blue Coat Introduces Security Service for Mobile Devices

Jon Andresen, Blue Coat’s APAC Vice President
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in Web security and WAN optimization, introduces its Blue Coat Mobile Device Security (MDS) service, which is a network-based service for local enterprises to extend their IT security perimeters to mobile devices anywhere, anytime and on any network.

It is a BYOD security solution.

Jon Andresen, Blue Coat’s APAC Vice President says, “Mobile devices are changing the way businesses work, however users are almost completely unprotected against Web-based threats and potential data loss. Blue Coat's MDS service assures business that their network, as well as users are fully protected even in lieu of the BYOD trend."

Sunday, November 25, 2012

ICT Happening Updates Week 4 Nov 2012

Brother International Launches New Embroidery Machines With Built-in DISNEY Designs

Nov 22, 2012 - Brother International Malaysia, a leader in home and business IT peripherals that focuses on the ‘Customer-First’ approach is raising the bar on industry trends and technology advancement once again by introducing a new series of embroidery and home sewing machines featuring a multitude of built-in licensed DISNEY characters templates: the Innov-ís 4500D and Innov-ís 1500D that offer precise performance on any project under the needle for homes, SOHOs customers and the textile industry.

The Innov-ís 1500D features
a variety of built-in 76 Disney embroidery designs

Both machines include intuitive features designed to save time such as:
  • Large embroidery area
  • Instructional LCD touch panel
  • Embroidery editing capabilities
  • Built-in stitches and embroidery designs, including exclusive patterns by DISNEY
  • Fully automatic needle threading system
  • Presser foot clearances at 3 different positions
  • Equipped with a USB Port and is card slot ready

Retail Price

Innov-is 4500D – RM 15,999.00
Innov-is 1500D – RM 9,999.00

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Computer Security Updates Week 4 of Nov 2012

Refer to Computer Security Updates Week 3 of Nov 2012.  

Gozi Prinimalka

A new APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) was identified; Gozi Prinimalka.

Derived from the Russian word meaning ”to receive” and alluding to a Trojan drop point, the word “Prinimalka” appears as a folder name in every URL path given by the gang over the years to its crimeware servers.

It was planned to target 30 American banks in an effort to complete fraudulent wire transfers via Man-In-The-Middle (MiTM) manual session-hijacking scenarios.

It is also unique in a way that this plan to attack american banks premises on the model of campaign whereby masterminds are recruiting accomplices who are known as botmasters to join the attack. Each botmaster is expected to find own investor who will put down the money required to purchase equipment for the operation (servers, laptops) with the incentive of sharing in the illicit profits.

Investors will eventually make a profit from the funds they will siphon from victims' accounts.
 
Gozi Prinimalka works on the basis of Man-In-The-Middle (MiTM) manual session-hijacking scenarios.

Unlike those C & C server (command and control) threats such as Flamer and Gauss which malwares would contact C & C servers via dynamic URLs for next instruction, Gozi Prinimalka's servers are man-handled.

It is comparable to Zeus, Citadel trojan horse.

More details.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monthly (Oct - Nov 2012) Roundup of Oracle News Highlights

1. Gartner Names Oracle as Leader in Transportation Management Systems (TMS) Market

With a share of 26% of worldwide software revenue for 2011, Oracle is also number one in TMS vendor share according to Gartner. Built on an Internet-based architecture, Oracle provides a comprehensive TMS across planning (for example, load consolidation, routing, and carrier selection) and execution (for example, tendering loads to carriers, shipment track and trace, and freight audit).

More information.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

EZLogin Provides Single Sign On Solution for SaaS

Single Sign On solutions used to be popular in enterprise environment where multiple software applications had been deployed such as ERP, HRMS, Email, Intranet and etc. In either case, each of these applications will require user login for authentication. Single Sign On allows employees to login to all these applications using the same login ID and password. This is achieved by the technology known as LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) which stores user information including login and passwords in a central repository and hosts services to allow applications to retrieve these stored login records for authentication. Microsoft has its own LDAP technology famously known as Active Directory.

Using LDAP technology, employees are only required to use the same login ID and password of their enterprise email to login to the application.


EZLogin Single Sign On solution supports the following features:
  • Multi-factor authentication – requires users to provide more than one form of authentication. For instance, a SMS will be sent to users during login attempts in other to verify login authenticity. EZLogin provides multi-factor authentication with one-time password via e-mail or SMS for access to your account.
  • Single administration point – similar to LDAP
  • Integrates with Active Directory – make use of logins from Active Directory
  • Reports - usage, billing

Apple and the Christmas Rush

By Avtar Ram Singh

One thing that has always held true for gadgets is that they make a great gift for the holiday period. Christmas rolls around and everyone waits for their gifts, and over the last couple of years, instead of sweaters and clothing, everyone looks forward to perhaps a new phone or a new tablet. With this in mind, Microsoft decided to release the Surface, and Apple decided that it would be a good time to release information on the iPad 4 and the iPad Mini.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sourcefire Brings Big Data Analytics-Based Network Security to Malaysia

First of all, let's take a look at Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). Basically the definition from wikipedia brings it very close to terrorist attacks and here are some good examples.

Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, launched its latest FirePOWER™ appliance family in Malaysia, to protect businesses from advanced malware threats.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Computer Security Updates Week 3 of Nov 2012

No new deadly threats recoded since last update (Computer Security Updates Week 2 of Nov 2012). Nothing really threatening, merely pain-in-the-asses.

Deadliest threats for 2012 remains as follows:
  • Koobface
  • OSX.FalshBack.K
  • Flamer
  • Android.Opfake
  • Gauss
  • MiniFlame
  • Malnet

Friday, November 16, 2012

ICT Happening Updates Week 3 Nov 2012

BMW Group Malaysia sets new benchmark in premium mobility with the all new BMW M6

Kuala Lumpur, 16th November 2012 – BMW Group Malaysia unveiled the all new second generation BMW M6 Coupé, a masterpiece in automotive design and engineering by the world renowned BMW M GmbH.

Featuring a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic, the new BMW M6 Coupé ensures exceptionally fast gearshifts without any loss of power. In addition with Drivelogic, BMW customers can further benefit from the Launch Control function that provides maximum acceleration from a standing start, as well as the Low Speed Assistance that enhances driving comfort in stop-and-go traffic situations.

New 2nd generation BMW M6 Coupé,

The new BMW M6 Coupé further provides comprehensive opportunities for drivers to customise its powertrain and chassis systems. Engine responses, Drivelogic, DSC mode, damper settings and steering characteristics can all be adjusted individually at the touch of a button. In addition, the cars iDrive menu allows drivers to customise settings for the cars M-Specific Head Up Display. Two M Drive buttons on the steering wheel lets the driver save and access their preferred set-up at any time they want, be it for relaxed and comfortable cruising or for optimised sports dynamics. The exclusive character of the BMW M6 Coupé is further enhanced with a range of products from the comprehensive BMW ConnectedDrive range of driver assist systems, BMW Apps, BMW Live as well as online connectivity via a Bluetooth enabled personal smart device.

The retail price (on the road, without insurance) for the new BMW M6 Coupé is RM 988,800.

More details.

WeChat Competes with Whatsapp Successfully for Malaysian Market

WeChat, the leading free social networking application on mobile platform developed by China’s largest internet service provider – Tencent, has reached a milestone by reaching a record breaking 400% growth locally since it became available in Malaysia in June 2012 to become the leading and strongest contender against Whatsapp. The application, formerly known as WeiXin and rebranded as WeChat, has a total of 200 million subscribers globally.

Dubbed as the new age social networking mobile platform. WeChat offers a suite of flexible communication tools which includes instant text & voice messaging, phone & contact information sharing, video calling and social networking plugins to provide an all-in one mobile social marketing platform. WeChat is available for global use by supporting up to 17 languages including English, Chinese, Indonesian, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese, Russian and is now working towards offering Bahasa Melayu for a wider reach in Malaysia.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Google: Get on the Cloud and Live there

Sajith Sivanandan, Country Manager, Google Malaysia shared with readers about his ideas for living and ideal life on the cloud connected to Google Ecosystem.

Consider this..
  • Everything you need is always available everywhere you are
  • You never need worry about losing anything ever again.
  • Your files and software are always up to date, all the time.
  • No need to spend money on storage media like USB keys, external drives, and recordable DVDs.
  • Easier to collaborate (even in real-time) and share files with your coworkers and friends.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MSSQL Startup Error code 17058

This example is based on MSSQL 2008 R2 Windows Server Datacenter Edition SP2.

Unable to startup MSSQL ?



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Oracle’s “Designing an M2M Platform for the Connected World” Report

Oracle announced the results of its “Designing an M2M Platform for the Connected World” research, examining the evolving drivers behind ‘Machine to Machine’ (M2M) projects and how those changes are impacting solution requirements.

The research, which was produced by M2M analyst experts Beecham Research on behalf of Oracle, provides a qualitative assessment of solution requirements across the M2M value chain. Participants included end-users, major product OEMs , systems integrators, mobile network operators and M2M platform providers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The research found that M2M data from remotely located assets and devices in the field is increasingly being used more broadly for strategic purposes and value creation throughout the enterprise. It has also become a means for creating new market opportunities while providing a competitive advantage for enterprise users in their own key markets.

Other key findings included an increased focus on leveraging the cloud and managing data security in M2M initiatives, as more information is integrated and shared across departments and business functions.

Full reports.

Monday, November 12, 2012

SEEBURGER Partners with Indsoft To Offer Greater Solution Value for SAP users

SEEBURGER, the leading German-based business integration and enterprise class Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions provider, today announces its recent partnership with IndSoft, a SAP services provider to deploy the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS).

Based in Chigago US, Indsoft is a certified SAP consulting partner that offers software consulting services to new business startups and SMEs, right up to enterprises and government agencies.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Symantec Simplifies SMB Security in Malaysia with Cloud-ready Endpoint Protection

Malaysian SMEs or SMBs rule the country micro economy, in a manner which there are more SMEs in Malaysian comparing to countries such as Singapore. The reason for this is budget - companies in Malaysia usually have lower budget allocation for IT.

It was reported in Nov 2011 by Google that Malaysia has about 700,000 SMEs, out of which only 100,000 had web sites. More so, enterprise IT budget in Malaysia is comparable to medium size companies' budget in countries like USA and U.K. Hence, SME is a big market and pretty much untapped.

From my observation, SMEs are no dummies, though with limited IT budgets, they do find their way around for solutions to help with business needs. SMEs benefited greatly from free services and software application from all over the cyber space such as Google Apps, webmails and even using Social Media for sales and marketing.

Most SMEs will only buy limited software licenses with business accounting software being top in the list. I would reckon that they spend considerable amount of money onto computer equipments, telecommunication and Internet and yes security software. More than that, they usually do not allocate much budget for anything else - but yes, security software is in the list.

Computer Security Updates Week 2 of Nov 2012

Reuters reported that US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said cyberspace battlefront is the future of wars.

Well, I agree with him. That is the natural path.

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab also shared similar thoughts when he said that “In the long run, cyber-warfare is where all parties lose: attackers, victims and even uninvolved observers,” said Eugene during his keynote speech at the ITU Telecom World 2012 conference. He pointed out that the viable solution is via international cooperation and advanced technology as the key requirements to survive the age of cyber-warfare. Kaspersky cited that causes of events like the 2003 blackout in U.S. and Canada were results of both a software failure and an inability to monitor the real state of energy systems.

Friday, November 09, 2012

DIY Solar USB Charger

By Ken Myers

This easy to create USB charger uses solar power to charge your phone or other device on the go! Inexpensive and easy to make, it only takes a few parts to create your own portable solar powered USB charger. The total cost for the parts should be less than $30, and can get even lower if you have some parts on hand or can buy wholesale. All it takes to put this device together is a little electrical knowledge and a steady hand. Within just a few minutes you can create your own solar powered charger for much cheaper than retail price.


Thursday, November 08, 2012

Fujitsu Introduces New Windows 8 Device

Fujitsu, the No.1 Global Windows-based Tablet PC Vendor (2011 by units shipment), has launched its first wave of enterprise devices for Windows 8.

The wide selection consists of Fujitsu’s quality convertible tablet PC LIFEBOOK T902, 10.1-inch tablet STYLISTIC Q572 and 13.3-inch technology flagship LIFEBOOK SH782. The previously introduced hybrid tablet STYLISTIC Q702 now comes with the new operating system and the convertible tablet PC LIFEBOOK T732 with Windows 8, and shall be available from November 2012.

“Fujitsu is proud to bring some of the latest innovations in workplace device functionalities and usability for our customers in Malaysia,” says Ms. Yap Hui Hui, Country Manager Malaysia, Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific Ltd. (FPCA)

For more information on Fujitsu products and their specifications, options and accessories available, please visit http://my.fujitsu.com/pc.

Brocade MLXe Core Routers Power First Software-Defined Network

What is Software Defined Networking (SDN) ?

Brocade announced that Brocade® MLXe Core Routers are integral networking components of the U.S.’ first 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) open, nationwide software-defined network, operated by Internet2. The new network is built to support advanced services and cloud applications for member organizations, primarily in the education and research communities.

Designed to enable software-defined networking (SDN) protocols like OpenFlow, the Brocade MLXe 100 GbE routers enable programmatic control of the network infrastructure to deliver massive scale and intelligent service delivery capabilities. As the industry’s first network vendor to deliver OpenFlow in true hybrid mode, the Brocade MLXe routers announced in September 2012 enable customers to simultaneously deploy traditional Layer 2/3 forwarding with OpenFlow at up to wire-speed 100 GbE performance. This unique capability enables network operators such as Internet2 to integrate OpenFlow into existing networks, giving them the programmatic control offered by SDN for specific flows while the remaining traffic is handled as before.

VMware Cloud Index Reveals Cloud Computing As Competitive Differentiator for Malaysian Enteprises in 2013

VMware announced the Malaysian results of its 3rd annual VMware Cloud Index, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting and ITR. The results were presented at the annual VMware Solutions Symposium (VSS) in Kuala Lumpur recently and a summary of the study is available for download at www.vmware.com/ap/cloudindex.

Below are the highlights of the findings:

  • Enhanced business outlook in 2013 fast-tracks cloud adoption

  • One in two respondents that do not currently have cloud initiatives in place say they plan to implement it within the next 18 months

  • More than 70% of respondents say cloud computing has made their job less complex

  • Skills development and training remains a cloudy but critical issue

The VMware Cloud Index 2012 revealed the top three barriers to cloud adoption in Malaysia are: data privacy, residency, ‘loss of control’ (71%); security (67%); and access to reliable and affordable broadband (64%).

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Aggressive ‘SWITCH ON TO NETGEAR’ Campaign Launched

NETGEAR®, Inc., a global US-based networking company, announced their ‘Switch on to NETGEAR’ program that will run from mid-November to December 31st, 2012 all across Malaysia.

Netgear's product offerings include routers, switches, access points, storage, network extender, wireless adapter and cables. Some of these products are cloud-enabled.

This campaign is a direct marketing offer by NETGEAR to all local Malaysian IT resellers and distributors to experience NETGEAR instead, from their existing switch and wireless devices brands for SME, enterprise and retail connectivity solutions.

According to Tan Wee Fong, Sales Manager ASEAN, NETGEAR, this ‘Switch on to NETGEAR’ program is a great incentive for resellers who are looking for affordable, reliable and easily managed network products for customers.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Interactive Intelligence Receives 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Emerging Vendor of the Year Award

Interactive Intelligence differentiates itself with its flagship offering Customer Interaction Center® (CIC) - an open, all-in-one IP communications software suite. CIC is transport and switch-agnostic, making it widely deployable in almost any environment.

CIC also includes SIP-based switching, unified communications capabilities, email response and knowledge-based management, as well as business process automation capabilities. All this has enabled customers to derive value across the enterprise by integrating contact center with broader enterprise applications.

Interactive Intelligence has been awarded the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Emerging Vendor of the Year award in the Contact Center Applications Market.


hybris announces appointment of Brian Walker to Global Management Team

Hybris provides e-commerce software solutions.

The "OmniCommerce™" is a state-of-the-art master data management and unified commerce processes that give a business a single view of its customers, products and orders, and its customers a single view of the business.

The same software is available on-premise, on-demand and managed hosted, giving merchants of all sizes maximum flexibility.

Monday, November 05, 2012

US-based nexTier Networks Inc Appoints Powerbloc Generation as Malaysian Distributor

nexTier Networks Inc (nexTier), the company that is revolutionizing information security and data leak prevention through its unique semantic analysis technology, announced that it has appointed Powerbloc Generation (M) Sdn Bhd (Powerbloc) as the authorized distributor of its Data Leak Prevention (DLP) solution for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The solution is to help organizations prevent malicious leaks of sensitive information and mitigate data security risks.

(L-R:) Tarique Mustafa, CEO of nexTier Networks Inc; Mokhlis Abdul Karim, co-founder of Powerbloc, and Sri Utami Kasman, GM of Powerbloc explaining about nexTier’s Data Leak Prevention Solution

Data Leak Prevention (DLP) as the name speaks for itself; is a technology which helps to control illegal possession of confidential data.

nexTier’s CEO Mr. Tarique Mustafa said that its DLP is the industry first and only DLP solution for malicious data leak prevention. Most other solutions out there claimed to be able to solve malicious data leak prevention are actually over-sell. In actual fact, most of these solutions from competitors can only deal with accidental data leak prevention such as accidental inclusion of unintended recipient in an email list.

Friday, November 02, 2012

SAP Launches Technology Summit 2012 in Malaysia

The summit focused on real-time data platform - the ability for enterprises to transform data into real-time awareness and action via real-time data analytics using technology such as SAP In-Memory Appliance (SAP HANA).

SAP growth in the database market was resulted from acquisition of Sybase and SAP HANA products. It achieved a 48% year-on-year according to Gartner and 176% growth in APAC.

SAP grew 283% on Linux as a result of strategic relationship with HP, Red Hat and Intel in Coalition 4 Innovation (C4I) solutions alliance.

NTT DATA Business Solutions Provides SAP Solutions and Consulting

Extend Technologies (Australia), Business Formula (Malaysia) and Cornerstone Asia (Malaysia and Singapore) today announced that they will begin doing business under the unified brand of "NTT DATA Business Solutions", previously referred to as the Solution Company. The brand alignment across Asia Pacific, combined with the profound expertise of itelligence, will create one of the largest SAP reseller and solutions based consulting firms globally.

NTT DATA Business Solutions provides a powerful, unified combination of businesses that will deliver full service SAP solutions to organisations around the world, no matter how big or small. This strategic collaboration represents one of the world’s largest jointly coordinated networks of SAP consultants ensuring the delivery of best in class SAP project implementation and consulting for global and multinational accounts, government agencies and internationally active SMEs. Herbert Vogel, CEO and founder of itelligence AG, Germany will lead NTT DATA Business Solutions and be supported by Max White (formerly Managing Director, Extend Technologies) who takes up the role of CEO Asia Pacific.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Email Tan Sri Vincent Tan Your Business Proposals

It was about 2 week ago on a Tuesday (16 Oct 2012) when I attended a forum entitled ‘Are angels from Heaven?’ – a DNA-TeAM Disrupt forum organized by Digital News Asia.

It was supposed to be a forum discussing the latest status of venture capitalist.

My friend had told me that Tan Sri Vincent Tan was going to there and I just didn’t think so.

But I went with the intention of finding out what is happening in the venture capitalist market in Malaysia.

It turned out to surprise me that Tan Sri Vincent Tan was really there briefing budding entrepreneurs and business person about funding and doing business.

Sophos Offers Partners Free Management Console

Sophos announced Sophos UTM Manager, a free central management tool for solution providers. With UTM Manager, Sophos solution providers can offer managed security services, while quickly and easily managing all of their clients’ unified threat management devices, regardless of location.

Sophos UTM Manager makes managing UTM installations easy by providing partners with a single console, thereby reducing bandwidth usage and management time.

Additionally, partners only need to log into UTM manager once in order to access all of the installations they administer. By removing the need for partners to manage passwords and device records manually for their clients, partners can effortlessly make policy changes, check logs, and update configurations. Partners are also able to manage antivirus and device management features through the Sophos UTM.

It is a software and available on two platforms. The software can be run on a dedicated, Intel-compatible PC of your choice, or as a Virtual Machine within a VMware environment such as a VMware Player or VMware ESX. Both, the software and virtual appliances are available as free full versions.