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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ICT Happenings Week 4 of June 2014

News for Week 3 of June 2014; the biggest news was launching of POLi and NganLuong as payment channels by MOL.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - SG, Jun 27, 2014 - Tata Comm. Bags Four Awards at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards
  • PR - KL, Jun 27, 2014 - Telenor and Huawei Jointly Win ''Innovation in HetNet Development'' Award
  • PR - KL, Jun 27, 2014 - Oracle Announces Latest Virtual Compute Appliance
  • PR - Jun 26, 2014 - Cooliris launches BeamIt worldwide, transforming messaging from a tool into a powerful, visually rich experience
  • PR - KL - Jun 26, 2014 - Hitachi Sunway Secures Electronic Manufacturer Deal
  • PR - KL, Jun 25, 2014 - BlackBerry Launches the BlackBerry® Z3 in Malaysia
  • PR - KL - Jun 25, 2014 - BuzzCity’s Rich Media Platform Offers Broader Reach to Video Ads
  • PR - SG - Jun 25, 2014 - Violin Memory Announces Concerto Enterprise Data Services Software Suite with the New 7000 All Flash Array
  • PR - Jun 24, 2014 - Tata Comm. partners with Kaltura to provide next generation online video and content delivery platform
  • PR - KL, Jun 24, 2014 -  Brocade Unveils Open Networking Platform for Service Providers
  • PR - Chennai, India - Jun 24, 2014 - WFT Cloud EducationⓇ Launches Free Training Program on Cloud Computing & Virtualization
  • PR - Jun 23, 2014 - KDU University College Deployed Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions to Support Growth in Student Population
  • PR - Mumbai and Dubai - Jun 23, 2014 - Elitecore Enables Menatelecom to offer the first Nationwide LTE Service in the kingdom of Bahrain.
  • PR - Jun 23, 2014 - GAMDIAS’s Professional eSports Mouse Continues To Win Awards
  • PR - Jun 23, 2014 - AMD Firepro W8100 (Graphic Card) delivers 38X more performance than closest competing product
  • PR - Jun 19, 2014 - AMD Accelerates Energy Efficiency of APUS up to 25x Gains by 2020



PR - SG, Jun 27, 2014 - Tata Comm. Bags Four Awards at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards

Tata Communications received three awards in the Enterprise Telecom Services category and one award in the Enterprise Infrastructure category at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards. The awards included ‘Service Provider of the Year’ for Audio Conferencing, Enterprise Data and Third-Party Data Center, along with the award for Enterprise Ethernet Provider of the Year.

(L-R:) Mr. Anand Jethalia, Mr. Abhishek Mishra and Mr. Prabakaran Sivaguru, Conferencing and Collaboration Team, Tata Communications, receiving the “Audio Conferencing Service Provider of the Year” Award from Mr. Dinesh Kumar, CIO, Bajaj Group & Wave Infratech, in the presence of Mr. Benoy CS, Director, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan


Tata Communications was also awarded the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for Data Communications Service Provider of the Year.

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PR - KL, Jun 27, 2014 - Telenor and Huawei Jointly Win ''Innovation in HetNet Development'' Award

Yesterday at the LTE World Summit 2014, Huawei jointly won the “Innovation in HetNet Development” award with Telenor, a leading mobile operator in Norway. The award recognizes both companies’ innovation in bringing the best mobile broadband experience to users of Telenor’s commercial LTE network in Norway, by utilizing Huawei’s LampSite small cell solution.

Commenting on the award winning, Mr. Peter Zhou, President of Huawei Small Cell Product Line said: “It is an honor to help Telenor accelerate large-scale LTE HetNet development and provide better end user mobile broadband experience. We will continue to focus on technology innovation and commercial deployment initiatives to help operators meet the needs of their customers.”

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PR - KL, Jun 27, 2014 - Oracle Announces Latest Virtual Compute Appliance

Oracle Corporation, the world's leading IT solution provider, today unveils its new Virtual Compute Appliance to simplify the deployment and management of converged infrastructures for virtually any application or Cloud service.

With it, business organisations can consolidate Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, other Linux distributions, and Microsoft Windows applications onto one platform with the Virtual Compute Appliance. The application and service deployment is further streamlined by using Oracle VM templates for over 100 Oracle software packages which can reduce deployment from days to hours and minutes.

In addition, the Virtual Compute Appliance is an ideal platform for cloud, supporting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and database as a service (DBaaS) deployments with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

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PR - Jun 26, 2014 - Cooliris launches BeamIt worldwide, transforming messaging from a tool into a powerful, visually rich experience

Cooliris launches BeamIt; a next-gen visual messaging app with features never before seen in the messaging and media sharing space.

BeamIt seamlessly integrates photos and text in a stunning user experience and introduces powerful features new to the messaging world:
  • Unique Photo DrawersTM, lets users can easily share hundreds of photos at once, all in full resolution, without interrupting the flow of the conversations
  • Like and comment on photos
  • Like and comment on messages within the thread
  • Simultaneously multi-share photos and messages to various groups
  • Delete any message or photo you posted accidentally to any group in totality.
  • Offline support for composing and curating

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PR - KL - Jun 26, 2014 - Hitachi Sunway Secures Electronic Manufacturer Deal

Today, Hitachi Sunway announces its new electronics manufacturing deal in Thailand with Precise Electric. The deal is close to half a million Malaysian Ringgit and it involves the implementation of the software solution in Precise Electric over 6 (six) months in optimizing manufacturing resources.

CEO of Hitachi Sunway, Cheah Kok Hoong shares that electrical and electronics industry today contributes between 20 to 30 percent of Thailand’s annual export revenue that makes up approximately RM150 billion for all industries. Through this deal, Hitachi Sunway is successfully making inroads into one of the largest manufacturing hubs in Asia, Thailand.


(L-R):
  1. Khun Surawut Kanchitvinijkul, General Manager, Transformer Factory, Precise Electric Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
  2. Khun Anusak Benjachaiyaporn, Regional Director, Precise Electric Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
  3. Mr.Ralph Tay Cho Hup, Senior Vice President - Engineering Solutions Division, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd.
  4. Mr.Daniel Reinle, Vice President Head of Sales, OEM-Automotive-PLM, Siemens Limited.
  5. Khun Thammaya Chuay-Iam, Assistant Vice President, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems (Thailand) Ltd.

Established since 1987, Precise Electric is a leading group of Companies with annual turnover of RM70 million and over 280 employees in Thailand specialized in manufacturing medium voltage electrical power distribution equipment.

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PR - KL, Jun 25, 2014 - BlackBerry Launches the BlackBerry® Z3 in Malaysia

BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, has introduced the new BlackBerry® Z3 smartphone in Malaysia. The BlackBerry Z3 will be available to customers from July 7, 2014 through BlackBerry’s authorized partners and will retail at the price of RM699.

(L-R: Suhara Abdul Hamid, Senior Marketing Manager at BlackBerry Malaysia, radio personality Rina Omar and popular TV host Daphne Iking) BlackBerry Z3

The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone provides BlackBerry users more ways to connect and share, with an experience built on reliable, secure communications. BlackBerry Z3, will keep Malaysians users better connected and more productive with a 5” display, long lasting battery and the best typing experience on a touchscreen.

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PR - KL - Jun 25, 2014 - BuzzCity’s Rich Media Platform Offers Broader Reach to Video Ads

BuzzCity the leading global mobile advertising network today announces the launch of an in-house rich media platform for video ads. According to the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), mobile and video are the growth engines behind the rise of online advertising – with video ads rising 55.7 per cent year-on-year.

BuzzCity’s Rich Media video ads will take the form of an expandable display banner and a video stream. It is available for smartphones and tablets, and desktop browsers from July. Advertisers can enjoy the benefits of PPC (pay per click) display advertising, providing users with an interactive option to view streamed video content.

The BuzzCity Rich Media platform is based on HTML5 technology and supports widely accepted video formats such as MP4 and OGG.

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PR - SG - Jun 25, 2014 - Violin Memory Announces Concerto Enterprise Data Services Software Suite with the New 7000 All Flash Array

Violin Memory has announced global availability of enterprise data services software on the Concerto 7000 All Flash Array. The comprehensive data services software includes synchronous and asynchronous replication and stretch metro cluster capabilities. Storage snapshots, thin provisioning, LUN and capacity expansion, as well as advanced data protection and storage scaling are also available.

These enterprise data services will enhance business agility allowing enterprises and cloud providers to consolidate data center resources and open up new business opportunities.

Several critical elements of Violin’s Concerto enterprise data services software, including continuous data protection, WAN optimized replication and in-flight encryption can all be configured on a LUN-by-LUN basis, giving customers the ability to tailor the Concerto solution to their unique deployment and data center requirements.

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PR - Jun 24, 2014 - Tata Comm. partners with Kaltura to provide next generation online video and content delivery platform

Tata Communications today announces its partnership with Kaltura to provide the next generation online video and content delivery platform. With a partnership that combines both Tata Communications Content Delivery Network with Kaltura’s open source online video platform, this integrated offering will enable media companies, enterprises and educational institutions to manage the entire video process, from acquisition to delivery, through a single easy-to-use interface.

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PR - KL, Jun 24, 2014 Brocade Unveils Open Networking Platform for Service Providers

Brocade today unveiled the Brocade® Vyatta® Platform, the first phase of a multiyear strategy that delivers an open and modular networking platform for cloud and telecommunications service providers. Supporting the build-out of both Application and Subscriber Clouds, the Brocade Vyatta Platform is the industry’s first articulation of this open strategy.

Embracing the requirements outlined within the ETSI NFV ISG, the Brocade Vyatta Platform encompasses proven Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and emerging Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies based on open standards and open source initiatives. The Brocade Vyatta Platform utilizes established core components, such as the Brocade Vyatta vRouter and Brocade vADX™ products, along with the open source software projects such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack.

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PR - Chennai, India - Jun 24, 2014 - WFT Cloud EducationⓇ Launches Free Training Program on Cloud Computing & Virtualization

WFT Cloud EducationⓇ, a leading IT training firm in India, today announced the launch of a free introductory training program on Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies. This program is targeted towards recent college graduates and IT professionals who are interested in exploring a career in the field of Cloud Computing

This free introductory program will be conducted on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June at Perungudi, Chennai and is aimed at helping candidates understand current IT trends and enhancing their career in the fields of Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies. It would also help participants understand how Cloud Computing works in current business world and expose them to the numerous job opportunities in this field.

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Basic concepts related to the Cloud
  • Introduction to Virtualization
  • Characteristics that define a Cloud
  • Challenges and Risks of Cloud Computing Platforms
  • Cloud Services
  • Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Models
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Cloud-based IT Resources
  • CapEx and OpEx savings by organizations whilst using Cloud models

PR - Jun 23, 2014 - KDU University College Deployed Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions to Support Growth in Student Population

Today, KDU University College Malaysia announces that they selected Oracle PeopleSoft Solution to support growth in its student population.

KDU’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Khong elaborates in the press release that the campus has seen a huge improvement in services for the students after the implementation.

KDU has improved its student lifecycle management which will help the students achieve their goals in studies.

It also provides more convenient learning modes and streamlined student information systems from enrolment to alumni management, further promotes student engagement and collaboration in KDU.

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PR - Mumbai and Dubai - Jun 23, 2014 - Elitecore Enables Menatelecom to offer the first Nationwide LTE Service in the kingdom of Bahrain

Elitecore Technologies, a leading provider of Integrated Policy, Charging and Revenue Management solutions, announces that its LTE revenue and customer management platform has successfully enabled Menatelecom, Bahrain to implement its LTE Network roll-out in coexistence with its ongoing WiMAX Network. Supporting up to 200,000 subscribers, Elitecore platform has supported complete WiMAX-to-LTE Transformation for Menatelecom by upgrading the existing Elitecore WiMAX platform to support LTE + WiMAX components through cost-effective integration with 3rd party Evolved Packet Core (LTE-EPC) components achieving smooth activation of multiple prepaid-postpaid services such as Voice, Data and bundled offerings (LTE + WiMAX services). The Elitecore platform was ready to go live in just 3 months.

Elitecore has offered a converged Product Portfolio enabling the operator to launch new LTE and WiMAX Data & Voice /IMS services on a single platform while allowing seamless integration between Services and Products for faster time-to-market. Online charging of prepaid VoIP and data services over IMS has achieved more competitive and innovative prepaid plans along with single point-of-sale portals to ensure real time customer acquisition and service enablement.

PR - Jun 23, 2014 - GAMDIAS’s Professional eSports Mouse Continues To Win Awards

GAMDIAS, the professional gaming peripherals company with some of the most powerful gaming peripherals on the market, has continued to garner awards for the ZEUS professional eSport Edition mouse, the GMS1100.

There are numerous reasons why the ZEUS mouse is GAMDIAS’ state of the art gaming mouse. It’s not just because it has all the features that meets the demands of gamers in this generation, from 8200 DPI to 11 smart keys with 9 of which being programmable for strategic assignment of macros, profiles, keyboard keys, media controls, Windows™ functions, for FPS, MOBA or MMO games.

Customizable LED light effects, but because, the ZEUS mouse is the first ever gaming mouse that offers tool-less side panel adjustments on the go, which can be transformed accordingly depending on your preferences. ZEUS eSport is an ergonomic mouse with 3 adjustable side panels allowing gamers to adjust the level of comfort for the thumb, ring or pinky finger. Plus there are wheels at the bottom of the mouse. The ergonomic design allows the wheels not to interfere with the surface bottom giving the gamer a smooth glide.

The ZEUS Laser Gaming Mouse features many innovative designs like a 32-bit ARM Cortex premium micro-processor that offers superior computing performance. This is great for running the software that GAMDIAS has created to go along with the products.

Being something you hold in your hands, the weight and feeling of the mouse are critical. The ZEUS mouse comes with the Weight Tuning System x5. This allows you to modify the total weight displacement with five 4.5 g mini weights to enhance mouse control.

The ZUES mouse is component rated for a heavy-duty 11.8 million click lifecycle. You can further maximize control and comfort of the ZEUS mouse through tool-less calibration of the finger grip areas. There’s even 512KB of onboard memory to store up to 6 profile settings.

PR - Jun 23, 2014 - AMD Firepro W8100 (Graphic Card) delivers 38X more performance than closest competing product

AMD today launched the AMD FirePro™ W8100 professional graphics card, enabling new levels of workstation performance delivered by the company’s second generation, industry-leading AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. With nearly 38 times the performance of the closest competing product based on double precision testing1, and powered by OpenCL™, the AMD FirePro W8100 is designed for the next generation of 4K CAD (Computing Aided Design) and Media and Entertainment (M&E) workflows, engineering analysis and supercomputing applications. Bolstering the AMD Professional Graphics product family with yet another productive workstation solution, the AMD FirePro W8100 features a best-in-class 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, up to 4.2 TFLOPS of single precision compute performance, and unmatched double precision compute performance of up to 2.1 TFLOPS.

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PR - Jun 19, 2014 - AMD Accelerates Energy Efficiency of APUS up to 25x Gains by 2020

AMD today announced its goal to deliver a 25x improvement in the energy efficiency of its Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) by 2020,1 Details including innovations that will produce the expected efficiency gains were presented today by AMD’s Chief Technology Officer Mark Papermaster during a keynote at the China International Software and Service Fair (CISIS) conference in Dalian, China. The “25X20” target is a substantial increase compared to the prior six years (2008 to 2014), during which time AMD improved the typical use energy efficiency of its products more than 10x.1

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