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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ICT Happenings Week 5 of Oct 2014

News for Week 4 of Oct 2014, most happening news was the announcement of New CEO And COUNCIL 2014/15 by PIKOM.
  • PR - Oct 31, 2014 - WD MyCloud Software and App Downloads Reach 4 Million
  • PR - San Francisco - Oct 30, 2014 - Kamcord Passes 25M Videos Shared, Opens Office in Japan
  • PR - SG - Oct 30, 2014 - Oppo launches N3 and R5 at Singapore
  • PR - Oct 29, 2014 - Paragon Software releases New Hard Disk Manager 15
  • PR - Oct 29, 2014 -Tata Comm. ushers in a new era of internet to drive hybrid cloud adoption
  • PR - Oct 29, 2014 - 150 Organizations Adopted Oracle Cloud for Planning and Forecasting
  • PR - Oct 29, 2014 - Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces Q3 2014 Financial Results
  • PR - Oct 29, 2014 - Gamers rally as GameStart Asia kicks off with a bang, draws in the crowds
  • PR - SG - Oct 29, 2014 - SCS Unveiled Revamped IT Awards
  • PR - Oct 28, 2014 - RS Components introduces new professional-quality RS branded soldering station
  • PR - Oct 27, 2014 - Google: Malaysians are Checking their Smartphones First
  • PR - Oct 27, 2014 - Cloud Plus Taps Into Brocade Network Subscription to Facilitate Capacity on Demand
  • PR - Oct 16, 2014 - Servion Redesigns Bangkok Insurance Contact Centre



PR - Oct 31, 2014 - WD MyCloud Software and App Downloads Reach 4 Million

WD®, a Western Digital company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today announced that its WD My Cloud® mobile apps have been downloaded more than four million times, a convenient tool for users to remotely connect to their My Cloud® personal clouds to view photos, stream video and access their files from anywhere on their smartphones or tablets.

To make that experience even better, WD today released WD My Cloud operating software (OS) version 1.5, delivering new versions of the WD My Cloud device firmware as well as the WD My Cloud mobile app. WD My Cloud OS 1.5 introduces new media navigation, viewing and search features. The free upgrade is available on the full suite of My Cloud products including My Cloud, My Cloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4.

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PR - San Francisco - Oct 30, 2014 - Kamcord Passes 25M Videos Shared, Opens Office in Japan

­Kamcord announced today that gamers have shared over 25 million videos using its gameplay recording technology since launching inJune 2012. Recent adoption in Japan has been a major part of the company’s rapid growth. In response to this success, Kamcord has opened an office led by Aki Kuboshima to increase adoption and deepen relationships with its current partners in Japan.

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PR - SG - Oct 30, 2014 - Oppo launches N3 and R5 at Singapore

OPPO, the leading manufacturer of electronic products, launched its global strategy together with two cutting-edge smartphones - the N3 & R5 - yesterday at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center in Singapore. The event brought together 1,300 people, representing dealers, OPPO fans, and media from 15 markets, including Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

The global launch represents one more step in OPPO’s strategy to bring its “Designed for Life” philosophy to the world and its commitment to inspire and design solutions that enrich the lives of its users. The company’s mission is to deliver delightful experiences through meticulous design and smart technology.

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PR - Oct 29, 2014 - Paragon Software releases New Hard Disk Manager 15

The new Hard Disk Manager 15 – complete, all-in-one data management solutions for Windows PC users working in physical or virtual environments - despite the name, it’s great for SSDs and virtual disks too!

New features include embedded Recovery Media Builder 3.0, file-level backup and restore for virtual containers, agentless protection of Hyper-V guest machines. Windows 10 users get a free update with the release of the new platform.

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PR - Oct 29, 2014 -Tata Comm. ushers in a new era of internet to drive hybrid cloud adoption

Tata Communications today launches IZO™, a global network platform for enhanced hybrid cloud enablement. IZO brings a new way of tackling the complications and challenges that businesses face in realising the potential of the cloud. For the first time, a single provider offers access to a full ecosystem of network, cloud and data centre connectivity making it simple for a business to connect and build its cloud, their way – be it private, hybrid or public.

The IZO network platform takes the public internet and uniquely engineers it for predictable routing, together with enterprise cloud connectivity and interconnected data centres. Bringing together a growing ecosystem of over 20 service providers (including Singapore’s own StarHub), reaching 85% of the world’s GDP, two of the largest cloud platforms Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft and over 50 data centres across the globe, the IZO network delivers the most comprehensive cloud enablement platform available from today, 29 October 2014.

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PR - Oct 29, 2014 - 150 Organizations Adopted Oracle Cloud for Planning and Forecasting

Today, Oracle Corporation announces that 150 organizations adopted Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service for cost-effective performance management since its launch in February 2014. The key customers include Shelf Drilling, Commune Hotels and Resorts, HMV Retail Ltd., Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Manhattan Beachwear, Communications Test Design, Inc., and Bournemouth Borough Council.

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PR - Oct 29, 2014 - Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces Q3 2014 Financial Results

Huawei, the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world recorded a total shipment of 32.03 million devices for Q3 2014, including 16.8 million smartphones, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 26%. The percentage of mid- to high-end devices grew an impressive 162% year-on-year, comprising 26% of all total shipments. Additionally, Huawei Consumer BG achieved tremendous growth in regions including the Middle East and Africa (322%), Asia Pacific (98%) and Latin America (51%).

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PR - Oct 29, 2014 - Gamers rally as GameStart Asia kicks off with a bang, draws in the crowds

GameStart2014, the inaugural chapter of Southeast Asia’s premier game show GameStart Asia, saw throngs of enthusiastic gamers heading to Suntec Convention Centre over the past weekend. Over 12,000 visitors from Singapore and countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, America, Japan and Philippines entered the doors of Hall 403 on October 25 and 26, to be a part of gaming history in what proved to be two days of adrenaline-fueled non-stop action.

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PR - SG - Oct 29, 2014 - SCS Unveiled Revamped IT Awards

The Singapore Computer Society (SCS) continues to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the Infocomm and Media (ICM) Industry as it unveils some changes in the IT Leader Awards. The IT Leader Awards have been reinvigorated and revamped in consultation with industry leaders from the public and private sectors, who have combined their knowledge and experience to ensure the Awards reflect the ICM industry.

Now in its 19th year, the revamped IT Leaders Awards 2015 will now recognise winners across FIVE categories, namely, (1) IT Leader of the Year, (2) Entrepreneur of the Year, (3) Professional of the Year, (4) IT Youth and (5) Hall of Fame.

Nominations for the IT Leader Awards are now open and end 31 October 2014

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PR - Oct 28, 2014 - RS Components introduces new professional-quality RS branded soldering station

Targeting professional use by electronic design engineers, the soldering station offers ultra-fast heat up from room temperature to 350°C in only 10 seconds thus reducing operating time and running costs. Other key features of this professional quality station include: large backlit LCD display with an analogue bar for easy readout; multi-power switch-mode control; three hot keys for fast pre-set temperature changes; and an automatic sleep mode, thereby increasing the longevity of the heater and iron tip.

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PR - Oct 27, 2013 - EMC Named Among “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces

EMC today announced it was named #18 on the “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” list, marking EMC’s first appearance on the globally recognized ranking. The list, compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute, an internationally recognized global research firm, ranks the 25 best global companies based on five key dimensions of workplace culture: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

EMC was recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute for creating a workplace built on trust, as rated by employees in multiple countries. The company received high marks from employees for providing ongoing professional opportunities and career development; promoting a flexible, friendly environment; and recognizing employees’ collaborative, cohesive energy towards achieving and exceeding results.

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PR - Oct 27, 2014 - Cloud Plus Taps Into Brocade Network Subscription to Facilitate Capacity on Demand

Cloud Plus, a wholesale provider of private cloud solutions in Australia and New Zealand, is turning to Brocade for its next-generation data center and MPLS network infrastructure and leveraging the pay-as-you-go flexibility of Brocade® Network Subscription. In the new Cloud Plus data center in Sydney Brocade VDX® 6740 switches have been matched with the latest Supermicro multinode integrated compute devices and high density storage devices from EMC and Supermicro to create a highly efficient cloud computing infrastructure. Because the data center has only recently been bought into operation, infrastructure utilization levels are still relatively low but Cloud Plus is only paying Brocade for the Ethernet fabric ports connected to active nodes. As demand grows, Cloud Plus can add more Brocade VDX switches to increase the size of the fabric network, enabling it to align costs with revenue on a dynamic basis.

Cloud Plus is planning to introduce Brocade MLXe Series routers at each of its Point-of-Presence (PoP) sites to enhance the scalability of its MPLS backbone and provide high-capacity Ethernet switching to connect partners and their clients to its cloud data centers. Traffic currently running through the PoPs is in the 10 Gigabits per second range, while the Brocade MLXe router supports 4 to 8 Terabits per second of switching capacity. Cloud Plus only pays for the capacity being used, which takes the guesswork out of network capacity planning.

Brocade Network Subscription is an open-ended acquisition model that allows IT managers to identify network solutions that can quickly accommodate ever-changing needs, without the restrictions of traditional purchase or lease models. It eliminates the impact of capital expenditure on balance sheets and enables organizations to refresh their network infrastructure. They are able to upgrade at any time and adjust network capacity on-demand without penalty, allowing them to focus on scaling their business instead of worrying about capacity planning and evolving network infrastructure requirements.

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PR - Oct 27, 2014 - Malaysians are Checking their Smartphones First

Google today released new research that shows that Asia is leading the world in smartphone use and engagement, as well as many other online shopping and viewing behaviours. The research suggests that users in Asia are leapfrogging the “desktop” Internet to create a new and exciting mobile-first web landscape.

Malaysia is one out of only five places in the world where smartphone usage is higher than computers at 51% vs 39%.

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PR - Oct 16, 2014 - Servion Redesigns Bangkok Insurance Contact Centre

Servion Global Solutions, a global leader in customer interaction management (CIM) and contact centre management (CCM) technology solutions, has partnered with Cisco Systems, to design and implement a centralised Contact Centre solution for Bangkok Insurance (BKI), one of Thailand’s leading insurers in the business of non-life insurance. An erstwhile fragmented approach towards handling consumer interactions has been completely redesigned to improve the speed, quality and consistency of Customer Experience (CE) delivery, irrespective of the channel used by consumers.

The complete system will include an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) self-service module to enable BKI to reduce waiting times through accurate call processing and provide first-call resolutions. It will also include inbound and outbound customer interaction processes, real-time and historical reporting as well as enhance business opportunities by providing upselling or cross-selling opportunities using CRM customer data.

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