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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ICT Happenings Week 4 of Oct 2014

News for Week 2 of Oct 2014, most happening news was the announcement of World's First Embedded Android Infotainment System Powered by NVIDIA Tegra.
  • PR - Oct 23, 2014 - MDeC Extends the National Digital Economy to drive Inclusive Growth
  • PR - Oct 23, 2014 - New-gen of high-quality hand tools from RS Components
  • PR - Oct 23, 2013 - Vocus Communications Increases Network Scalability and Port Density to Build 100 GbE Pathway with Brocade
  • PR - Paris - Oct 22, 2014 - Transatel opens new opportunities for Consumer Electronic Brands on the burgeoning embedded connectivity market
  • Pikom - Oct 21, 2014 - PIKOM Announces New CEO And COUNCIL 2014/15
  • Ovum - Oct 21, 2014 - Developed Asia trumps Europe in the world’s first integrated fixed and mobile fast broadband development index
  • PR - Amsterdam - Oct 21, 2014 - Axiros Emerges as an IoT Powerhouse at Broadband World Forum 2014
  • PR - Oct 20, 2014 - Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL Partner to Deliver Comprehensive and Scalable Cloud-Hosted Device Management Solutions
  • PR - Oct 20 - 2014 - 10 Things You Don't Know About WeChat!
  • PR - Oct 20, 2014 - Cisco Launches Worldwide IoT Challenge for Young Women.
  • PR - Oct 17, 2014 - Oracle Offers Zero Data Loss Recovery for Database Protection
  • PR - Oct 16, 2014 - HTC and Google Introduce the First Android Lollipop Nexus Tablet
  • PR - Oct 14, 2014 - Tata Comm. and PCCW Global join forces to expand global network capabilities for video and data
  • PR - Oct 14, 2014 - VMware and NVIDIA Announce First Participants in Tech Preview of NVIDIA GRID vGPU



PR - Oct 23, 2014 - MDeC Extends the National Digital Economy to drive Inclusive Growth

On behalf of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), we would like to share a news release on the announcements made by Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak at the 26th MSC Malaysia Implementation Council Meeting (ICM) today. Among the announcements made today were Digital Malaysia initiatives led by MDeC to further extend benefits of the national digital economy to the Bottom 40% of the income pyramid (B40) and deepen the economic impact of niche segments.

At the same event, MDeC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM) to jointly host the prestigious 22nd World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) here in year 2020.

The first initiative is to enhance the standard of living of the B40 community by accelerating existing efforts under Digital Malaysia to help the poor earn new income via crowdsourcing. This initiative will be rolled out across multiple Digital Work Centres and repurposed telecentres to impact rural and urban low-income households.

The second initiative is to spur public sector excellence with Digital Government Transformation.

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PR - Oct 23, 2014 - New-gen of high-quality hand tools from RS Components

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, is expanding its RS branded range with a selection of hand tools that have been specifically designed for use by electricians and maintenance professionals.

The range offers extremely competitive pricing, with many of the highly robust and heavy-duty tools up to 30% cheaper than similar products from leading brands. All products are made from the highest quality materials.

The new RS hand tools range includes innovative products such as long-life hammers with revolutionary indestructible handles; stainless steel multi-tools suitable for heavy duty use with a long product life; and a lock-back knife with a patented safe and quick blade change mechanism.

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PR - Oct 23, 2013 - Vocus Communications Increases Network Scalability and Port Density to Build 100 GbE Pathway with Brocade

Vocus Communications (Vocus), one of Australia’s fastest expanding communication and data center service providers, has successfully rolled out a next-generation core infrastructure to 43 points-of-presence in cities across Australia and New Zealand. Vocus Communications is an ASX listed leading telecommunications provider of Data Centre, Dark Fibre and International Internet connectivity across Australia, NZ, Singapore and the US.

Implemented by Brocade local partner, ASI Solutions, the deployment of Brocade® MLXe Series Core Routers gives Vocus more than a 16-fold increase in network capacity, enabling it to meet the requirements for enhanced data center performance and growing demand for cloud services. Vocus Communications’ key driver of business growth is its Fibre and Ethernet product line, with its Vocus Fibre network now reaching over 1,000 buildings in Australian cities and providing near-net connectivity to an additional 30,000 buildings.

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PR - Paris - Oct 22, 2014 - Transatel opens new opportunities for Consumer Electronic Brands on the burgeoning embedded connectivity market

Apple's quiet release of its Apple SIM has recently disrupted the embedded connectivity market. Not only does this technology allow users to switch mobile carriers without changing their SIM card, but this new technology also paves the way for a future where device manufacturers will be connectivity resellers or even connectivity providers.

Transatel, an innovative French company and leader within the mobile services market, anticipated this market trend long ago and developed a new product, offering device manufacturers an end-to-end embedded connectivity solution. This innovative technology based on the multi-local 901 mobile network code allows device manufacturers to delivers global 3G/LTE services to their end-users with one unique SIM card.

A global SIM ready to go out of the box: SIM 901 provides local plug-and-play 3G/LTE connectivity in multiple countries thanks to Transatel's agreements with mobile operators across the world. Transatel ensures excellent global coverage and negotiates local rates around the world for the benefit of businesses and end-users.

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Pikom - Oct 21, 2014 - PIKOM Announces New CEO And COUNCIL 2014/15

During its 28th Annual General Meeting, PIKOM’s Chairman, Mr Cheah Kok Hoong announces Mr Woon Ching Ming (CM Woon) as the new Chief Executive Officer at PIKOM and the new Council termed for 2014/15 to support the association in achieving stronger growth for the local ICT industry.

The AGM 2014 also sees the launch of PIKOM's individual membership for over 400,000 ICT professionals in Malaysia as a platform for them to gather and share their ideas among each other.

Name Company Position Term
Cheah Kok Hoong Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd Chairman 2014-2015
Chin Chee Seong Galasys PLC Deputy Chairman 2014-2015
Ganesh Kumar Bangah MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd Secretary 2014-2015
Danny Lee Epson Malaysia Sdn Bhd Treasurer 2014-2015
Dr Dzaharudin Mansor Microsoft (M) Sdn Bhd Councillor 2013-2015
Sean Seah Kok Wah Bimbit.com Sdn Bhd Councillor 2013-2015
Christopher Chan The Media Shoppe Bhd Councillor 2013-2015
Stan Singh-Jit IronHorse Asia Sdn Bhd Councillor 2013-2015
Jeffrey Ooi Celcom (M) Bhd Councillor 2013-2015
Ong Chin Seong Powerware Systems Sdn Bhd Councillor 2013-2015
Eric Wong IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd Councillor 2013-2015
Ivan Teh ADV Fusionex Sdn Bhd Councillor 2013-2015



Left to Right:

1. Danny Lee, Treasurer, PIKOM
2. Chin Chee Seong, Deputy Chairman, PIKOM
3. Cheah Kok Hoong, Chairman, PIKOM
4. Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Secretary, PIKOM
5. Woon Ching Ming (CM Woon), Chief Executive Officer, PIKOM

Cheah also shares that the association is heightening its values to members via the execution of its 5-year strategic plan— which is specially designed to strengthen the existing state of Malaysia’s ICT sector to achieve the RM 95 billion revenue target by 2017.

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Ovum - Oct 21, 2014 - Developed Asia trumps Europe in the world’s first integrated fixed and mobile fast broadband development index

Norway is the only major European country to make it into the top 10 global markets in the Broadband Development Index*, a new service launched by global technology research and advisory firm Ovum to track the take-up of high-speed fixed and mobile broadband services in 191 countries.

TOP 10 AND BOTTOM 10 COUNTRIES IN 2014 AND 2019

The Asian markets of South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan currently occupy the top four spots for end-2014 in the Broadband Development Index. Ovum expects these to retain their positions over the next five years. The US ranks 8th, thanks largely to the success of its early LTE rollouts, but will fall back to 13th by 2019.

PR - Amsterdam - Oct 21, 2014 - Axiros Emerges as an IoT Powerhouse at Broadband World Forum 2014

Today at the Broadband World Forum 2014 in Amsterdam, Axiros, the technology leader in open device management solutions for service providers and enterprises, announced several major investments in its product offerings, new customers and global expansion as it paves the way for its Internet of Things (IoT) products.

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PR - Amsterdam - Oct 20, 2014 - Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL Partner to Deliver Comprehensive and Scalable Cloud-Hosted Device Management Solutions

Today, at Broadband World Forum 2014 in Amsterdam, three leading broadband technology companies, Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL, have announced a strategic partnership that will bring an unprecedented level of device management to the telecommunications and service provider marketplace.

CPE with Cloud-based Auto Configuration Service (ACS) Axiros, technology leader in open device management solutions for service providers and enterprises, Eye Networks, leading provider of pre-qualified telecom hardware and software solutions and ZyXEL, leader in customer premises broadband networking technology, have combined forces to deliver off-the-shelf ZyXEL CPE with pre-integrated cloud-based ACS solutions.

This will include services spanning from basic provisioning and firmware updates to an operator-accessed end user support portal.

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PR - Oct 20 - 2014 - 10 Things You Don't Know About WeChat!

1. You can actually act like a SPY on WeChat
4. You can add up to 100 people in a Group Chat
6. First to launch “Hold to Talk”
8. It is a combination of all Social Networking sites and chat apps in the market.
9. It is available on desktop too and you can send files such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other big files.


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PR - Oct 20, 2014 - Cisco Launches Worldwide IoT Challenge for Young Women

Cisco launching a worldwide Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) Innovation Grand Challenge for young women. According to Albert Chai, Country Manager for Cisco in Malaysia, the IoTWF Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge complements the recent tabling of Malaysia 2015 Budget which sees the potential in growing and supporting this untapped workforce through the allocation of RM 50 million in financial assistance for young women entrepreneurs and professionals in the nation.

The IoTWF Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge is a global open innovation competition. The IoTWF Steering Committee intends to collaborate on this initiative with local organizations with support from a global network of companies in the IoT space, non-profits dedicated to women in STEM and Cisco IoE Innovation Centers.

Entrants will be asked to submit original ideas based on new opportunities and technologies that better people’s lives or increase efficiencies in the area of education, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, retail, transportation, or smart cities.

The IoTWF Young Women’s Challenge will run in two phases from November 15th 2014 through early 2015.

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PR - Oct 17, 2014 - Oracle Offers Zero Data Loss Recovery for Database Protection

Today, Oracle releases Zero Data Loss Recovery as the world's first and only engineered system designed specifically for Database protection


When using today’s solutions to restore a database, businesses typically lose all data generated since the last backup—often hours to days of critical data. The Recovery Appliance dramatically reduces the impact of backups on production servers and networks.

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PR - Oct 16, 2014 - HTC and Google Introduce the First Android Lollipop Nexus Tablet

HTC, a global leader in technology innovation and design, today announces the launch of the very first Android™ Lollipop tablet, the Nexus 9. The result of a close collaboration between HTC and Google, the Nexus 9 fuses HTC’s cutting-edge technology and innovation heritage in premium design with Google’s excellence in intuitive software, for a premium tablet experience.

The Nexus 9 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 32GB LTE models and will be available for worldwide pre-sales from the Google Play™ store beginning Oct. 17, shipping and available in retail outlets beginning Nov. 3.

Designed to make the most of the very latest Android Lollipop operating system, the Nexus 9 comes packed with features that make multi-tasking a breeze, while allowing for a high level of personalisation and security through a range of secure login functions. Its extended battery life means you can spend more time playing and less time charging.

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PR - Oct 14, 2014 - Tata Comm. and PCCW Global join forces to expand global network capabilities for video and data

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, have signed a high definition video conferencing (HDVC) interconnect agreement to interconnect the two companies’ IPX and MPLS networks via a Network-to-Network Interface (NNI). This will allow both companies to offer global enterprise customers enhanced network data services and the highest quality HD video conferencing capability.

This bilateral HDVC interconnect agreement is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. It builds on the existing relationship between Tata Communications and PCCW Global, which began with the companies working together to deliver Voice over IPX in 2013. The addition of the MPLS NNI interconnection extends this relationship with expanded network capabilities for data and video, thereby allowing both companies to access each other’s extensive global fiber-based MPLS networks.

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PR - Oct 14, 2014 - VMware and NVIDIA Announce First Participants in Tech Preview of NVIDIA GRID vGPU

Airbus Group, CH2MHILL and MetroHealth are among the first companies to join VMware and NVIDIA's early access program to try the latest technology for GPU virtualisation and virtual application and desktop infrastructure, ahead of its general availability.

Customers selected to participate in the early access program have deployed a technology preview of the solution. They get to work directly with the engineering teams from both NVIDIA and VMware, and provide direct input about their experiences – influencing future products, training, documentation and services. Interested parties can register for the program at www.nvidia.com/grid-vmware-vgpu.

NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology allows multiple virtual machines to share the power of a single GPU to deliver rich graphics experiences with professional 2D and 3D applications. Combined with VMware Horizon, the technology can deliver a great user experience and the scalability that IT teams require for the most demanding users in their organisations.

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