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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Celcom Planet Signs MoU with Site Giant

Celcom Planet is on an aggressive mode to sign up local e-commerce partners before the launch of a local version of ‘11ST’ e-commerce marketplace which is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of year 2015.

‘11ST’, one of Korea’s leading e-commerce marketplaces (www.11st.co.kr) serving more than 30 million customers and has expanded to Turkey and Indonesia.


Established in November 2014, Celcom Planet Sdn Bhd is a joint venture between Celcom Axiata Berhad and SK Planet -a leading Korean e-commerce open marketplace provider which is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of mobile operator, SK Telecom.

 SiteGiant was founded in 2005 to provide a complete range of e-commerce and web design services in Malaysia. Some of their notable customers include Fblock, Fordpartsmalaysia, thebabaystore, and more.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Oracle 2015 ICT Outlook Statement

Oracle Malaysia published the 2015 outlook statement by Jimmy Cheah, Managing Director, Oracle Corporation, Malaysia

Jimmy Cheah opines that the moving forward ICT business landscape will be largely influenced by consumer-oriented demand such as the demand for mobility support of application and integration with social media.

Jimmy Cheah

To benefit from this trend, the challenge is budget constraints - such as maintaining and migration of legacy applications to support mobility and analytics in order to support a broader perspective.

Cloud solution can help with this, and this presents opportunities for cloud based security requirement.

Jimmy Cheah was quoted:

With a complete cloud offering, Oracle aims to be the trusted IT partner for local businesses by helping them to embark on Cloud. Oracle offers the industry’s largest portfolio of SaaS applications in the Cloud with customer experience applications, including sales capabilities; human capital management suite with social tools; and offer local enterprises industrial-strength ERP applications in the Cloud.

Oracle PaaS is designed to be the turn-key cloud development platform, with advanced features such as multi-tenancy, high-speed analytics, and social and mobile capabilities, for applications integrations. As a part of it, the flagship Oracle Database 12c will also be offered as a cloud service. Oracle IaaS will serve as the on-premise cloud offering for deploying Oracle's Engineered Systems.

Happy new year !

Friday, December 26, 2014

T-SQL: Querying a String Column as Date

This article applies to and experimented on MSSQL 2008 R2.

If you store a date time value as string into a varchar column and would like to perform T-SQL to query it like a normal datetime column, here is how you can achieve it:

For instance, assuming that the varchar column (varchar(50)) which a date time string is store is called 'cAttribute6' and the table name is called TBL_People, the following T-SQL will allow you to query the varchar column like a datetime.

SELECT * FROM TBL_People
where convert(datetime,cAttribute6,103)>='2014-12-11 18:00:00'


Saturday, December 06, 2014

Google Play releases “Best of 2014” lists in Malaysia for Apps, Games and Books

Today Google Play released its “Best of 2014” lists for apps, games and books in Malaysia.

For apps and games, the “Best of 2014” lists offer 30 great applications hand-picked by Play editors. Apps include Wunderlist, TED and SwiftKey while games include Clash of Clans, Monument Valley and 2048.

For books, the “Top Selling” list tracks what fellow Malaysians were reading this year. The top downloaded book was “Memulakan Bisnes Sendiri” or “How to Start Your Business.”

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Brace of Respected Awards for FanXT

FanXT is an online fantasy football game league.

Recent times have certainly been the finest moments for fantasy sports provider, FanXT who were impressively involved in two prestigious awards. This rapidly growing company has offered a new dimension for football lovers, being the initial site to launch Daily/Weekly Fantasy Sport game for soccer fans.

The first prominent moment for FanXT was during the Malaysia National Intellectual Property Awards ceremony on 2 October 2014. Under the Copyright Category, FanXT aka Just Mobile Sdn Bhd, captured the first prize for its fantasy football software application that runs on multiple devices (web, Facebook, iOS , Android) that came along with cash price of RM 10,000 (USD3,200) and WIPO medals as well as certificates. WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) has established its assurance towards intellectual property plus has developed to the level of recognizing the efforts of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO) which has continuously managed intellectual property on a regular basis in Malaysia.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Former SAP Head of Cloud and Mobile Solutions Joins Leading Enterprise Mobility Company

Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Steven Medeiros as Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Middle East. As part of the company’s global expansion strategy, Steve will focus on building out offices and channels in the markets of Dubai, Qatar, Japan, Greater China, Australia and South East Asia.
Steven Medeiros,
VP and GM of APAC and Middle East, Kony Inc

Steve served in a variety of senior leadership and general management roles across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Kony, Medeiros served as head of SAP’s Line of Business and Cloud solution sales for Greater China. In this role, he was responsible for driving SAP’s Cloud offerings in China for China, and also led the company’s Mobility Sales organization across all of the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Kony provides mobile application solutions to the world’s leading organizations, enabling them to build great mobile application experiences to drive customer loyalty, employee empowerment, and business process improvement.

Email team@it-sideways.com for details.

CES : Robotics Exhibits Grow by 25 Percent at the 2015 International CES

A heads-up from CES.

From humanoid entertainment devices to robotic cleaning machines, robots promise to revolutionize the way consumers interact with the world and monitor their health and environment. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that robotics exhibits at the 2015 International CES® have grown 25 percent from the 2014 CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Robotics Marketplace, presented by Robotics Trends, will feature more than 18 innovative companies showcasing the full range of intelligent, autonomous machines that are connected to the cloud, controllable by mobile device and capable of seeing, hearing, feeling and reacting to the environment in ways once thought impossible. Robotics exhibits at the 2015 CES are expected to cover 8,250 net square feet of exhibit space, an increase of more than 25 percent over robotics exhibit space at the 2014 CES.

Emails team@it-sideways.com for details.