ICT Happening Updates Week 3 of May 2013

The most significant news for week 2 of May 2013 was SAP having introduced SAP HANA® Enterprise cloud.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • i-Tech deploys Juniper Networks in new green data center.
  • hybris announces integration with SAP.
  • Red Hat takes aim at vertical expansion with partners.
  • Altobridge aims to rouse event attendees at CommunicAsia2013.
  • IDG Research & FalconStor: Deduplication technologies drive data center optimization.
  • Oracle eloqua’s marketing platform wins "Best Marketing Automation Solution" award.
  • Tata Comms. first carrier to launch Voice Business Apps.
  • ASUS will be at Taiwan Computex June 3, 2013@Le Meridien Taipei.
  • ASEAN Social Business Summit 22 May 2013@KL, Malaysia
  • iOM introduces new business Intelligence Solution  and CRM for SMEs.
  • Brocade integrates with fluidOps to cater for network automation of EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure.
  • Reuters reported that Microsoft Corp has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses.

KL, May 15, 2013 - i-Tech Deploys Juniper Networks in New Green Data Center

i-Tech Networks Solutions has deployed Juniper Networks in their green data centre which runs on two-tiers instead of the conventional three-tiers, enabling high energy-saving and thus able to provide their services (cloud, managed services) which their customers which are mostly SMEs in Malaysia.

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KL, May 15, 2013 - hybris Announces Integration with SAP

hybris Commerce Suite can now be fully integrated with SAP and is available on the hybris Extend marketplace. The integration offers hybris customers and partners a way to facilitate fast and easy integration with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Based on hybris’ OmniCommerce strategy, this integration enables retailers and enterprises to provide a single, cohesive customer experience from any sales channel and touchpoint in the purchasing process through hybris’ open architecture. This avoids the "rip and replace" approaches used by many vendors. Instead, companies can leverage the potential of their total system landscape in new ways to provide an enhanced customer experience.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. – May 14, 2013 –Red Hat Takes Aim at Vertical Expansion with Partners

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its channel partner ecosystem strategy and key focus for the ASEAN regions. Red Hat’s global channel business has grown over the past four years with channel bookings at 53 percent of total bookings in FY08 to 60 percent in FY12 and most recently, 62 percent for FY13.

In particular, it will leverage on 3 strategies:
  • Opportunities in Malaysia
  • Investments in Channel Partner Ecosystem
  • Key Verticals

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KUALA LUMPUR, 14 May, 2013 – Altobridge aims to rouse event attendees - with its suite of Mobile Broadband Solutions at CommunicAsia2013

Altobridge, a leading wireless network solutions provider, participation in the upcoming CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia – Asia’s largest and most established information and communications technology (ICT) and media communications events which will be held from 18 – 21 June, 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

This year’s CommunicAsia will see Altobridge showcasing its latest mobile data optimisation solution for 3G/4G WiFi Small Cells. The self-learning solution for multi-radio small cells reduces mobile data backhaul costs in urban and rural networks by at least 70 per cent through its meshed caching and content pre-positioning capabilities.

With over one billion people worldwide not connected to a mobile network, Altobridge’s vision is to redefine internet accessibility bridging the mobile broadband divide between urban and rural areas.

With a special emphasis on content, the 2013 edition of the shows will bring together experts and exhibitors from around the world to showcase and share the latest technology developments and insight for the entire communications, broadcast and media ecosystem.

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Kuala Lumpur 14 May 2013 — IDG Research, FalconStor Find Deduplication Technologies Drive Data Center Optimization

FalconStor Software, Inc. a market leader in disk-based data protection, today announced the results of IDG Research Services’ quick poll, “Backup Technologies; the Tale of the Tape.” The independent survey shows that deduplication has entered the mainstream and is effectively addressing the backup and data storage issues in deploying and reporting significant benefits of the technology, including faster backups, quicker recovery, more efficient data management and lower operating costs.

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Kuala Lumpur May 14, 2013– Oracle Eloqua’s Marketing Platform Wins "Best Marketing Automation Solution" Award

Oracle Corporation, the world's leading IT solution provider, today announced that the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, awarded Eloqua the top honor in the "Best Marketing Automation Solution" category.

SIIA recognized Oracle Eloqua’s Marketing Automation and Revenue Performance Management Platform as the winner of the 2013 CODiE Award for "Best Marketing Automation Solution" category.

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New York & Mumbai – May 13th 2013 – Tata Comms first carrier to launch Voice Business Apps to drive efficiency of international voice business management

Tata Communications today announced the launch of Voice Business Apps, a new suite of hosted tools and managed services designed to help service providers more efficiently and profitably run their international voice business offerings.

Michel Guyot, President of Global Voice Solutions,Tata Comms

Voice Business Apps includes Tata Communications’ Virtual Point of Presence (PoP) capability, which enables carriers to send traffic using Tata Communications’ next generation IP infrastructure while remaining in control of their own routing, as well as an array of hosted tools and managed services, which together offer the industry’s broadest suite of solutions to help providers tackle the challenges of today’s international voice market.

Attached and below is a press release on the launch. Michel Guyot, President of Global Voice Solutions at Tata Communications, is available to discuss how Voice Business Apps is going to help international voice providers run their international voice business.

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KL, May 13, 2013 - Taiwan Computex June 3, 2013@Le Meridien Taipei

ASUS is very excited about this upcoming event which targets worldwide audience.

At Computex, we're announcing new products that re-imagine the way you interact with notebooks, desktop PCs, smartphones, tablets and more. Join us in our journey as we unveil new products that will confound expectations and revolutionize the way we use technology.

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KL, May 13 ,2013 - ASEAN Social Business Summit 2013 in Malaysia

Brian Cheng, IBM Collaboration Solutions Business Unit Executive, ASEAN, will examine these and other business issues at the ASEAN Social Business Summit 2013, set for May 22 in Kuala Lumpur. Other speakers at the premier event include leading business experts from Gartner, MOSTI and Strathclyde (UK) Business School. ECS, an IBM Business Partner, is a Gold Sponsor of the event.

Cheng will address the driving forces behind business today, as well as the key enablers of collaboration and innovation. These driving forces include cloud-based computing, “Big Data” (ability to collect and analyze massive amounts of data) and social technologies. Enterprise-centric social technologies enhance collaboration and innovation by better alignment between employee talents and business issues, improved real-time communications and dynamic decision-making.

The event will be at the Prince Hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The event fee is RM1,500. Early-bird and other discounts from 20-35% are available. For more details and registration.

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Singapore. May 9, 2013 – iOM Introduces New Business Intelligence and CRM Solution for SMEs

iOM today announced the release of iOM Business Intelligence (BI), a cost-effective business intelligence solution targeted at the small and medium enterprise (SME) market in Singapore and the region.

According to findings from the 2012 SME Development Survey conducted by DP Information Group, a leading provider of credit and business information services in Singapore, SMEs are increasingly turning to technology for greater competitive edge, with a healthy 65 per cent already doing so with aims to bolster their innovation capabilities.

Designed and developed in Singapore based on the Agile software development methodology, iOM BI caters to all industry types and across regions, and features capabilities that rival other BI offerings from global technology vendors. The company plans to tap onto its established network of channel partners to make the solution globally available.

At the same time, iOM today announced iOM LoyaltyTrak, a new end-to-end customer relationship management (CRM) solution designed to enable businesses to capture, maintain, manage and benefit from valuable customer information.

iOM LoyaltyTrak also features a web-based self-service facility to enable customers to update personal information and request for promotional vouchers online. It can be fully integrated with WinPOS (POS module of iOM’s Retail Management System, Retailigence), or with other third party POS applications across all industries.

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Las Vegas, May 9, 2013 (EMC World) - Brocade and fluidOps Partner to Advance Cloud Orchestration and Network Automation for EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure Solutions

EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure was designed with the purpose of offering customers a complete virtual infrastructure package to meet the challenge of transitioning their legacy IT environments into an agile, automated, cloud-ready infrastructure. With a modular design, VSPEX enables customers to accelerate their IT transformation and consists of partner hypervisor, server and network technologies along with EMC storage and backup solutions - it supports multi-vendor architecture.

The FluidOps' eCloudManager was the first to be integrated with EMC VSPEX, serving as a unified management platform to allow correlation of data from disparate data sources, allows for the automation of data center operations and supports collaboration between various departments.

Brocade capitalizes on this by integrating with eCloudManager with Brocade® VDX® Ethernet fabric and Brocade Fibre Channel SAN switches to cater for delivery and migration of data between virtual machines.

Each contributes to significant roles in this multi-vendor environment.

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Reuters, May 7, 2013 - Microsoft Corp has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses in the six months since launch.

Jan 8, 2013 - Windows 8 sales steady, hit 60 million since October launch

Mar 25, 2013 - Windows Embedded 8 Generally Available

April 11, 2013 - There are 3.6 Million PCs in Malaysia still using Windows XP actively.

According to Reuters, Microsoft will be rolling out an update to Windows 8, provisionally code-named 'Windows Blue', by the end of this year.