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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ICT Happenings Week 3 of Nov 2014

News for Week 5 of Oct 2014, most happening news was the announcement by WD that the MyCloud software and app downloads reached 4 Million.
  • PR - Nov 13, 2014 - Tibco Launches New Spotfire Analytics Offering on AWS Marketplace
  • PR - Nov 13, 2014 - RS Components adds 3D Systems ProJet 1200 to its range of rapid-prototyping 3D print machines
  • PR - Nov 13, 2014 - CA Tech. Announced New Tools for business competitive advantage
  • PR - Nov 12, 2014 - WhiteSpace Alliance® Creates India Special Interest Group
  • PR - Nov 12, 2014 - CEA Announces Groundbreaking New Book at CES Unveiled New York
  • Ovum - Nov 11, 2014 - Mobile data services are on the rise in Africa, but the continent lags in high-speed broadband connectivity
  • PR - Capetown, Africa, Nov 11, 2014 - 24 Online Deploys Internet Access Management Solution Across Five Kenyan Airports
  • PR - Nov 11, 2014 - MyIX: Malaysia Internet Bandwidth Consumption More Than Doubles in First Six Months of Year 2014
  • PR - Nov 11, 2014 - CA Tech. CEO Challenges Business and Technology Leaders to Build New Capabilities to Compete in the Application Economy
  • PR - Nov 10, 2014 - Huawei Named One of Thomson Reuters' "Top 100 Global Innovators of 2014"
  • PR - Nov 10, 2014 - New Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English



PR - Nov 13, 2014 - Tibco Launches New Spotfire Analytics Offering on AWS Marketplace

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, today announced a new offering on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, TIBCO Spotfire® for AWS. Users will now be able to use Spotfire® data visualization and dashboards technology on an hourly, pay-as-you-go basis for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Redshift and more.

Purchase an Hourly subscription of Spotfire for AWS http://spotfi.re/aws/launch.

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PR - Nov 13, 2014 - RS Components adds 3D Systems ProJet 1200 to its range of rapid-prototyping 3D print machines

A rapid-prototyping 3D printer, the ProJet 1200 low-cost professional-grade printer is the first product in the RS 3D printer range to use stereolithography (SLA) technology, which delivers a smoother finish and builds layers that are less visible compared to alternative low-cost 3D printer technologies such as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).

In addition to building prototype concepts, the ProJet 1200 is ideal for small, precise and detail-rich casting patterns.
Projet 1200

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PR - Nov 13, 2014 - CA Tech. Announced New Tools for business competitive advantage

At CA World ’14, several breakthrough solutions for DevOps, Security and the Management Cloud that create competitive advantage for businesses in the application economy have been announced.
  • CA Application Lifecycle Conductor, a new lifecycle management solution that automates and manages application development spanning mobile to mainframe environments – from the initial service desk ticket to deployment in production.
  • CA Technologies highlights improved security and usability for Samsung KNOX™-managed enterprise mobile applications with CA Mobile API Gateway. Together, CA and Samsung deliver a unique, end-to-end mobile app security solution that gives Samsung KNOX enterprise users mobile app single sign-on (SSO) while controlling app access to the enterprise API.
  • CA Technologies introduces powerful new DevOps solutions and capabilities to drive faster, higher-quality application development, deployment, and management by effectively unifying IT development and operations teams.

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PR - WhiteSpace Alliance® Creates India Special Interest Group

The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA) ®, a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, is pleased to announce creation of its first Special Interest Group in India.

Establishment of a local WSA focus reflects the organization’s increasing engagement in India. In October, WhiteSpace Alliance representatives met with India telecommunications officials to discuss how dynamic sharing of TV band spectrum can be used to provide cost-effective broadband services. The Alliance described their proposal for a comprehensive program of trials and deployments to bring Internet access to rural and remote villages in India.

Earlier this year, Saankhya Labs, a communications-focused semiconductor company located in Bangalore, joined the Alliance to benefit from WSA’s leadership in interoperability standards development. WhiteSpace Alliance also partnered with India Institute of Technology Bombay to conduct India’s first pilot tests of television whitespace solutions.

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PR - Nov 12, 2014 - CEA Announces Groundbreaking New Book at CES Unveiled New York

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the forthcoming release of its new book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery Publishing), on sale January 12, 2015. In this provocative new book, author Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CEA’s Chief Economist, explains why the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity, one that will rival the invention of the printing press for its transformational effects on every person, country and institution in the world.

“Digital Destiny will provide readers with a sneak peak at mankind’s future,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Drawing on Shawn’s more than 15 years examining trends in the consumer technology industry, Digital Destiny doesn’t just predict future technologies or trends; it unveils a future in which digital data will solve many of humanity’s most ancient problems, create new challenges and transform life as we know it.”

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Ovum - Nov 11, 2014 - Mobile data services are on the rise in Africa, but the continent lags in high-speed broadband connectivity

Mobile data connections and services are growing strongly in Africa, but the continent continues to lag behind most of the rest of the world in terms of high-speed broadband connectivity, according to new research by global analyst firm Ovum.

Broadband development index, ranking of regions, 2014


The number of mobile subscriptions in Africa continues to grow faster than in any other major world region, with total mobile subscriptions increasing by 9.8% year-on-year to 808 million at end-2013, compared to the global growth rate of 6.3%. At end-2Q14 Africa’s mobile subscriptions count had risen to 851 million, and Ovum expects it to cross the one billion mark in 2016 and reach 1.23 billion by end-2019.

However, fixed broadband connectivity in Africa is still very low. Fixed broadband household penetration in Africa was just 5.2% at end-2Q14, the lowest rate among major world regions.

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PR - Capetown, Africa, Nov 11, 2014 - 24 Online Deploys Internet Access Management Solution Across Five Kenyan Airports

24online, a product of Elitecore and global provider of Internet Access Management solution announces deployment of hotspot management solution across five Kenyan Authority Airports (KAA) namely Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Nairobi, Moi International Airport – Mombasa, Eldoret International Airport – Eldoret, Wilson Airport – Nairobi, and Kisumu International Airport – Kisumu.

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PR - Nov 11, 2014 - MyIX: Malaysia Internet Bandwidth Consumption More Than Doubles in First Six Months of Year 2014

MyIX Chairman, Chiew Kok Hin says, “For the first six months period of 2014, the aggregated Internet bandwidth consumption in Malaysia increased by 105 percent to a total amount of 306,970 Mbps.”

“In comparison, the total 12 months Internet bandwidth consumption in 2013 stood at 349,277 Mbps.

Drilling down deeper into MyIX’s report, Chiew highlights the month of June 2014 – whereby the nations Internet bandwidth consumption stood at 61,771 Mbps, as compared to just 26,032 Mbps in June 2013; marking the June 2014 as the month of the highest Internet bandwidth consumption in Malaysia.

As technology gets more advanced, we are seeing more and more content rich sites which have emerged, that requires higher broadband capacities to carry across the type of bandwidth-hungry applications to the consumer.

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PR - Nov 11, 2014 - CA Tech. CEO Challenges Business and Technology Leaders to Build New Capabilities to Compete in the Application Economy

During the CA WORLD ’14 — CA Tech. CEO Mike Gregoire kicked off CA World ’14 with a keynote address to thousands of customers and partners from around the world. In his address, he discussed the new business imperatives for companies in the Application Economy and challenged technology and business leaders to move quickly to focus their companies and build for a future driven by software.

1.) CA DevOps portfolio is driving faster, higher quality application development, deployment and management by effectively unifying IT development and operations teams.

2.) CA’s identity-based Security solutions deliver seamless protection, from the user access-point to the API and the backend data – while maintaining an exceptional end-user experience.

3.) CA’s Management Cloud is a broad portfolio of solutions, built for speed, to manage growing IT portfolio complexity, with rapid time-to-value and a modern, mobile user experience.

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PR - Nov 10, 2014 - Huawei Named One of Thomson Reuters' "Top 100 Global Innovators of 2014"

Huawei has been named in Thomson Reuters’ “Top 100 Global Innovators of 2014” list. Being the only mainland Chinese company to be named, the list focuses on global leadership in innovation across industries assessing factors including a company’s overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of patent portfolio, and patent influence as evidenced by citations by other companies.

The inclusion of Huawei in the list is testament of the company’s commitment to R&D and ongoing patent innovation where 7,000 invention patents and 1,000 design patent applications were filed by Huawei’s Consumer Business Group alone through August 2014.

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PR - Nov 10, 2014 - New Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English

Paragon Software Group, a leading multi-platform dictionary applications developer for mobiles, tablets and PCs, announces the release of the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English (OLDAE) app – the learner’s dictionary that focuses exclusively on academic English. The app was developed by Oxford University Press, the world’s authority on the English language.

The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English includes:
  • 22,000 words, phrases and meanings clearly explained, with the focus on their usage in academic writing
  • Informed by the 85-million-word Oxford Corpus of Academic English
  • Over 50,000 corpus-based example sentences
  • Word lists for four subject areas (physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities) that you can add to or edit
  • Customized view: customizable background colour, font size, search results highlighting etc.
  • No on-going Internet connection required: simply download the dictionary once and use it on your device without any additional Wi-Fi expense or availability issues.
  • British and American audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers
  • Full dictionary search to find words in any phrase, collocation or sentence in the dictionary

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