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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ICT Happenings Week 4 of July 2014

News for Week 3 of June 2014; the biggest news was the partnership between MDeC and EMC to build Data Science and Analytics capability in Malaysia.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jul 24, 2014 - Monster Employment Index Singapore Rises Ten Percent Year-on-year
  • PR - Jul 23, 2014 - EMC Announces XtremIO 3.0, Adds New Inline Data Services, Expands Family
  • PR - Jul 23, 2014 - WD TV Simplifies Personal Content Playback on Any TV
  • PR - SG - Jul 22, 2014 - RS Components and Allied Electronics expand semiconductor offering through global distribution deal with ROHM
  • PR - Jul 22, 2014 - Oracle Launches LinkedIn Support for Social Relationship Management
  • PR - KL, Jul 22, 2014 - AVNET Technology Solutions Adopts Brocade Ethernet Fabric Across its Australian Data Centres
  • PR - Jul 21, 2014 - Huawei Announces 2014 H1 Operating Performance
  • PR - Jul 21, 2014 - New EMC Innovations Bring Enterprise-Grade
  • PR - Jul 21, 2014 - Marvel Launches “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon,” the Official Mobile Game
  • PR - Jul 21, 2014 - HTC Dot View Case is Now Smarter and More Intuitive Than Ever
  • PR - Jul 21, 2014 - Jabra Listens to Consumers' Tunes, Announces New Pricing Offers
  • PR - Jul 21, 2014 - ‘Asian Business Culture’ Type ERP Will Be Key For Successful GST Compliance
  • PR - Jul 21, 2014 - Aspect Software Announces 2014 Channel Partners of the Year



PR - Jul 24, 2014 - Monster Employment Index Singapore Rises Ten Percent Year-on-year

Monster Employment Index Singapore exceeds the level attained a year-ago by 10 percent. Online hiring in Singapore jumps 20 percent in six months.

Banking, financial services and insurance is the leading sector, exhibiting the steepest year-on-year growth among all monitored industries.

Online recruitment fell by 11 percent in the Import/Export sector during the month.

Year-on-year, there has been a steep rise in demand for Real Estate professionals.

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PR - Jul 23, 2014 - Australian Genome Research Facility Selects Brocade to Handle Big Data Growth

The Australian Genome Research Facility is deploying a high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) core network across its entire estate, with its Melbourne node the first to go live with new switching infrastructure from Brocade. A national not-for-profit organization, the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) is the country’s largest provider of genomics services, with laboratories in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth – each providing a gateway to a national network of state-of-the-art facilities, technology and expertise.

The AGRF utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide contract genomics services to academic, applied research and commercial markets spanning biomedicine, plant and animal science, microbiology, evolutionary biology and biodiversity. One of the issues faced by AGRF and the genomic research community at large is coping with Big Data, with the latest generation of gene sequencing technology generating data files of over a terabyte every week off each of its five systems in operation. At the AGRF’s Melbourne node the IT infrastructure has been upgraded to deliver the compute power, storage capacity and network performance to handle the growing data challenge.

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PR - Jul 23, 2014 - EMC Announces XtremIO 3.0, Adds New Inline Data Services, Expands Family

EMC today announced a multitude of new features and configurations, ecosystem integrations, and business programs for EMC® XtremIO™ all-flash arrays. Collectively, these offer more scale, more capabilities, and more support for consolidated, virtualized, and performance-hungry workloads.

Having already surpassed $100 million in demand within six-months of product availability, EMC believes XtremIO is the fastest-growing all-flash array, and the fastest-growing storage array in history. New XtremIO 3.0 capabilities deliver enterprise data centers with leaps forward in performance, consolidation, and application agility through intelligent always-on, inline data services. These free software upgrades, available for existing XtremIO arrays, improve IT agility and deliver breakthrough user experience and economics.

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PR - Jul 23, 2014 - WD TV Simplifies Personal Content Playback on Any TV

WD, a world leader in connected storage solutions, is spearheading the market with the new WD TV – Personal Edition, an easy to use Wi-Fi™ enabled media player that is capable of playing virtually any media file stored on USB and network storage devices or any computer on the home network. Users are able to enjoy a wide range of personal media (photos, video and music) in various supported file formats (MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV and more). Files can be streamed from any connected USB drive like the My Passport® Ultra™, personal cloud and network attached storage drives like WD’s My Cloud product family, digital camcorder or cameras, and any networked PC or Mac® computer in the home.

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PR - SG - Jul 22, 2014 - RS Components and Allied Electronics expand semiconductor offering through global distribution deal with ROHM

RS Components (RS), the global distributor for engineers, have signed an agreement with ROHM Semiconductor that positions RS Components as an authorised global distribution partner of the electronic component vendor. This partnership substantially broadens the selection of ROHM parts and devices that are extensively deployed in a wide array of automotive, telecommunication, computer and consumer applications.

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PR - Jul 22, 2014 - Oracle Launches LinkedIn Support for Social Relationship Management

Today, Oracle launches LinkedIn support for Social Relationship Management - to offer business organizations the ability to publish, engage, automate and analyze LinkedIn activities.

Today, LinkedIn continues to be a central destination for professional social networking. It accounts for 64 percent of all visits to corporate websites from social media sites. LinkedIn is also an essential marketing platform with more than 3 million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages.

Additionally, Oracle Social customers will be able to tap into Oracle SRM’s proprietary features and capabilities for LinkedIn, which includes Dynamic Link Tracking (DLT) and Smarty Publishing. enabling users to better track and understand the journey of the customer and realize the type of posts or content to drive action.

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PR - KL, Jul 22, 2014 - AVNET Technology Solutions Adopts Brocade Ethernet Fabric Across its Australian Data Centres

Australian solutions provider AVNET has adopted Brocade Ethernet fabric at its two Australian data centres to support self-provisioning of cloud computing resources by its Australian resellers. Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software, and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers. With Australia ranking among the leaders in Asia Pacific in terms of cloud service uptake, Avnet is providing its own reseller network with the opportunity to create revenue streams based on virtualized technology.

To benefit from the latest Brocade virtualized data center network technology, Avnet became involved in the global pilot program for the Brocade VDX 6740 Switch, and then it became one of the earliest adopters of the new switch in the Asia Pacific region. The Brocade engineering group worked with the Avnet team in Sydney to ensure the new cloud-infrastructure was properly set up, and provided dedicated training on the new technology.

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PR - Jul 21, 2014 - Huawei Announces 2014 H1 Operating Performance

Huawei today announced its operating performance for the first half of 2014. In the first six months of this year, Huawei generated sales revenue of CNY135.8 billion, an increase of 19% year-on-year with an operating margin of 18.3%.

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PR - Jul 21, 2014 - New EMC Innovations Bring Enterprise-Grade

EMC today announced a major upgrade to EMC Isilon OneFS, new Isilon platforms and new solutions that reinforce the industry’s first enterprise-grade, scale-out Data Lake. The new products and capabilities, which include ongoing support for HDFS, will help customers significantly advance their ability to ingest, store, protect and manage massive amounts of unstructured data. By leveraging HDFS for the Data Lake, EMC enables customers to bring Hadoop to their Big Data rather than vice versa—avoiding the time and costs involved with moving petabytes of data.

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PR - Jul 21, 2014 - Marvel Launches “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon,” the Official Mobile Game

Marvel, one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, today released Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for Apple iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, Android and Windows Phone Devices. With a completely original storyline inspired by the film in theaters August 1st, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is a sci-fi action role-playing game that takes the Guardians and their allies on an intergalactic adventure to recover the five pieces of The Universal Weapon!



Players will initially take on the role of Star-Lord as he rallies his rag-tag crew—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon with a quick draw and an even quicker temper; Groot, the tree-like humanoid who packs a punch; the deadly and enigmatic assassin, Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer through galactic locations and real-time strategic combat. Marvel fans will recruit and train additional heroes, engage in gesture-based team combat, and unlock each piece of the story to unveil the identity of the Guardians’ shadowy nemesis.

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PR - Jul 21, 2014 - HTC Dot View Case is Now Smarter and More Intuitive Than Ever

HTC, a global leader in mobile and innovation, has added even more intelligent functionality to its popular Dot View case, through an update to the Dot View app, available now to download on Google Play™ store. First launched with the HTC One M8, offering the ability to check the time and weather or receive notifications of incoming texts, emails and calls, the Dot View update includes wallpaper customization, flexible settings and other features that make it even easier to browse your notifications without first revealing the screen.

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PR - Jul 21, 2014 - Jabra Listens to Consumers' Tunes, Announces New Pricing Offers

Just in time for the festive season, three of your favourite Jabra devices are now available at special prices across the country.

The award-winning, top-of-the-line Jabra Revo Wireless will now retail for RM799 (from RM1099) while the Jabra Revo Corded comes to you at RM499 (from RM699). The tough and rugged but compact Jabra Tag has been tagged at RM199 (from RM299).

The new pricing offers savings of around 30% or more and is part of Jabra’s move to make its highly sought after products more accessible to Malaysians, especially among teenagers and young adults. “With the new pricing and the further expansion of our distribution network, more people, especially those who desire world-class quality audio products can now find a wide range of wireless audio products with ease,” shared Margaret Ang, Regional Sales Manager, Jabra APAC, Consumer Solutions.

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PR - Jul 21, 2014 - ‘Asian Business Culture’ Type ERP Will Be Key For Successful GST Compliance

iContro Software Sdn Bhd (‘iContro’), the leading 100% local Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) brand and provider, says that an ‘Asian Business Culture’-infused system is imperative for local manufacturers to successfully adapt their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to be compliant to the impending GST ruling, and more.

iContro’s Chief Executive Officer Frank Lee says that the fast approaching GST deadline is driving a revival of the local ERP market.

Many Malaysian manufacturers have long been coping with their legacy ERP systems - which do not reflect Asian Business Culture -due to the fact they started adopting ERP technology much earlier as compared to other ASEAN countries.

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PR - Jul 21, 2014 - Aspect Software Announces 2014 Channel Partners of the Year

Aspect Software, a leading provider of fully-integrated customer interaction management, workforce optimization, back-office and award-winning cloud solutions, announced theater winners of the 2014 Partner of the Year Award. Aspect partners were selected from each regional theater based on criteria including: commitment to customer satisfaction, generating sales growth, service excellence and capacities, new product adoption, solid financial payment performance and participation in beta testing and Aspect programs. Aspect presented the awards during its Annual Sales Meeting in Miami.

Terry Chan, Technical Sales Director, Lambda Technologies; Jagan Narendran, Senior Vice President – APAC & Middle East, Aspect Software;Say Min Tan, Managing Director, Lambda Technologies;Bob Krakauer, Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer, Aspect Software;Chris Koziol, President and General Manager, Interaction Management Division, Aspect Software

“We are pleased that Lambda Technologies has been selected among our strong partner ecosystem in the APAC region. Being one of our leading growth markets in this part of the world, Malaysia continues to achieve outstanding results all-round this year. We look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with Lambda and deliver greater value-added services to our customers in Malaysia,” concludes David Toh, Aspect Country Manager for Malaysia.

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