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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bill Gates : My God of Fortune (財神到) for 2015

Gong Xi Fa Chai 2015 - 財神到

When prominent people like Bill Gates made predictions, I embrace opportunities.

In his latest announcement on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates bets onto the following areas with the intention to improve humanity, focusing on the lives of the poorest.

1) Healthcare : Mobile healthcare

2) Farming : Biotech

3) Education: Online and mobile education

4) Banking : Mobile banking

You know what to do next right ?

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all Happy Chinese New Year 2015 and  Gong Xi Fa Chai!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

IT News Week 4 of Jan 2015

For week 3 of Jan 2015.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jan 23, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab Products Lead the Way in all Dennis Technology Labs Q4 Test
  • PR - Jan 23, 2015 - Aspect Software Receives 2014 Outbound Systems Market Share Leadership Award in APAC from Frost & Sullivan
  • PR - Jan 20, 2015 - Saito College Wins MyKRIS Inaugural National Short Video Contest
  • Ovum - Jan 21, 2015 - Data center interconnect spurs optical network market; Internet content providers drive growth in 100G
  • PR - Jan 21, 2015 - Cisco: Intelligence and Analytics, From the Core to the Edge
  • PR - Jan 21, 2015 - McAfee : Survey reveals the future of technology in the workplace
  • PR - Jan 21, 2015 - Huawei's Reward Program
  • PR - Jan 21, 2015 - DDNS Group Ramps New Information Brokers Business on Brocade Network
  • PR - Jan 19, 2015 - Avanade Announces New Malaysia Country Manager
  • PR - Jan 21, 2015 - Tata Comm. announces investment for capacity purchase in Seaborn Networks' US-Brazil cable

Saturday, January 24, 2015

CyberArk Makes Security Predictions for 2015

CyberArk, the company that protects organisations from cyber attacks that have made their way inside the network perimeter, today outlined its security predictions for 2015.

Based on these predictions, I write my own thoughts where I see opportunities.

  • Security incidents which occurred due to human mistake is increasingly prominent and costly.
  • Insider's threat is no longer a Hollywood theme.
  • IoTs will spice up the market with a lot of fun, opportunities and threats!
  • I personally sees security in the cloud as the biggest cake for the industry at the moment, the reason is because it is B2B; companies are doing backend-to-backend integration with security solutions. 

What to Expect in Windows 10 ?

Here are some of the new experiences coming to Windows 10:
  • Cortana comes to PC and Tablet - The Cortana personal digital assistant will now be available on Windows 10 PCs and tablets to support people and help them get things done.
  • A new web experience for Windows 10 - “Project Spartan,” the next generation browser offers the ability to annotate with a keyboard or pen. You can share information with friends, select a distraction-free reading mode and integrate this with Cortana to put the web to work
  • Xbox on Windows 10 - Stream games directly from your Xbox One to Windows 10, play games with friends across devices and experience great graphics built using DirectX12.
  • Office for Windows 10 - Office universal apps on Windows 10 deliver a consistent, touch-first experience across phone, tablet and PC. We’ll have more to share on the next version of the Office desktop suite in the coming months.
  • The world’s first holographic computing platform - Windows 10 enables developers to create holographic experiences in the real world, and the new Microsoft HoloLens is the first untethered holographic computer – no wires, phones or connection to a PC needed.
  • New Microsoft Surface Hub optimizes Windows 10 experiences for groups - Surface Hub takes advantage of Windows 10, Skype for Business and Office 365 to make every person – remote or onsite – feel like they’re in the same collaborative space.

Friday, January 23, 2015

CA Technologies Predicts Identity and Access Management (IAM) Trends for 2015

1.)   Identity-aware organizations will adopt an “identity dial tone”:

Identity-aware organizations need to establish an “identity dial tone” to act as one source of identity truth to simplify app development, deployment and adoption as well as spur new innovation.

2.)   Universal authentication comes to your pocket or bag:

Increasingly, the mobile phone or mobile device will be used as a universal authenticator. The increased focus on authentication, driven by government and banking regulations, chip and PIN / signature technology, biometrics and new payment models will drive the demand for simpler and streamlined authentication.

Organizations will strive for “zero-touch authentication” to deliver as frictionless and password-free an experience for their customers and employees as possible, and the mobile device will be a key element.

Kaspersky Robotics Trend Forecast for 2045

1.) Robots Everywhere

People will work on improving the software for the robots and the IT industry will be home to companies developing programs for robots just like they now develop apps for users to download and install.

2.) Mechanical People

Check out this link for robotics research in the medical industry.

3.) Smart Homes

People will live in smart homes where most creature comforts will be fully automated.

Monday, January 19, 2015

IT News Week 3 of Jan 2015

For week 2 of Jan 2015, the most exciting news was the announcement of MYHERO : first Malaysian community oriented social networking platform.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jan 16, 2015 - Huawei Responds to Flood Situation in Malaysia
  • PR- Jan 16, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab Became Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms
  • PR - Jan 16, 2015 - Axiros SNOM Simplifies Enterprise Telephony Management and Configuration
  • PR - Jan 15, 2014 - Kaspersky: 32% Take No Precautions When Letting Others Use Their Devices
  • Analysys Mason - Jan 15, 2015 - Facebook is piloting Facebook at work
  • PR - Jan 14, 2015 - Google Releases Updates on Self-Driving Car Project
  • PR - Jan 12, 2015 - CA Technologies Outlines 4 Important Insights for Malaysian Businesses for Securing Online Identity with BYOID

Monday, January 12, 2015

JABRA Sport Rox Wireless

A premium product, Sport Rox caters sports enthusiasts with durable in-ear stereo Bluetooth earbuds that come with higher standard of IP Level (IP54) - for workout and music without compromisation.

The earbuds are build to last with solid steel.

Other features:
  • sweat- and stormproof and built to US Military rain, shock, sand, and dust standards
  • world-class Dolby® music performance
  • when you need to catch your breath, simply clip the earbuds together around your neck to save battery power
  • Simple pairing with NFC
  • Rich Dolby® sound with the Jabra Sound App – adds extra depth and dimension to your music. Create / share playlists and adjust equalizer settings.
  • Built-in noise cancelling microphone
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Talk Time: Up to 5.5 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 18 days
  • Music Play Time: 6 hours
Sports and Music without compromise          Premium quality product with premium price

InfoWatch Closes 2014, Shares Data Leakage Prevention Predictions for 2015

InfoWatch, a global market leader in Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) solutions, closed 2014 on a high note in Malaysia, securing three new customers including a large Malaysian telecommunications company, while 15 more on-going pilot projects have received positive responses from prospects.
Ms Natalya Kaspersky

In a media statement, Ms Natalya Kaspersky, CEO, stated that the problem of spying over electronic devices and unauthorized gathering of user information in favor of specific states will remain an unresolved issue, and the focus on by on mobile devices.

Mr Renga Nathan, Regional Head, InfoWatch Asia Pacific, shared that the global predictions for the data leakage prevention segment is that there will be more breaches, more leaks, and more data siphoned off for unauthorised use through internal and external sources, and through an increasing number of devices.

InfoWatch leveraged on the implementation of Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to secure contract with public agencies.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

MDEC Introduces e-Bantuan Banjir (eBB) Platform

Information gathered from PR firm.

The e-Bantuan Banjir (eBB) Platform, an integrated mobile-enabled system that incorporates Open Data and Social Media which overlays on Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Analytics (BDA), as well as crowdsourced funding and volunteer platforms for individuals and corporations to donate resources.

The public can access the eBB platform via and via a free mobile app with the same name currently available on Android, and iOS.

Under the eBB initiative, MDeC is working with key technology partners such as Xtrategize, Sicion Sdn. Bhd., Aerodyne Geospatial Sdn Bhd and to:
  • Provide live feeds of flooded areas – locations of relief centres, hospitals etc. and monitor social media conversations on the situation;
  • Deploy drones to provide live feeds and multiple photos of flood situations – stitched together using Big Data Analytics to identify terrain problems;
  • Volunteering platform, eSukarelawan - and mobile application, built to capture and match volunteers from the MSC Malaysia and Digital Malaysia communities to the respective NGOs for post-flood rebuilding tasks. The mobile app allows volunteers to communicate on the ground happenings to a central online community tagboard;
  • Crowdsource funds from the MSC community and the tech community at large in order to rebuild the lives of those affected by the floods.

Friday, January 09, 2015

IT News Week 2 of Jan 2015

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jan 9, 2015 - Imagine and Design Your Ideal Office Aid
  • PR - Jan 8, 2015 - MYHERO : first Malaysian community oriented social networking platform
  • PR - Jan 8, 2015 - Do you have what it takes to be a billion dollar company ?
  • PR - Jan 7, 2015 - Major Announcement from 2015 International CES
  • PR - Jan 7, 2015 - Microsoft Malaysia Two New, Senior Leadership Appointments
  • PR - Jan 7, 2015 - WD Unveiled World Fastest 4 TB Hybrid Drive at Storage Vision 2015
  • PR- Jan 6, 2015 - Huawei Unveiled integrated “Hilink” solution at CES

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Sophos Releases 2015 Cybersecurity Predictions Report

1. Exploit mitigations reduce the number of useful vulnerabilities.

Cybercriminals have for years feasted on Microsoft Windows. Fortunately, Microsoft has invested in exploit mitigations, which makes writing attack code more difficult. As the difficulty of exploitation increases, some attackers are moving back to social engineering, and we also see attackers focusing on non-Microsoft platforms.

2. Internet of Things attacks move from proof-of-concept to mainstream risks.

In 2014 we’ve seen more evidence that manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices have failed to implement basic security standards, so attacks on these devices are likely to have nasty real world impact. The security industry needs to evolve to deal with these devices.

3. Encryption becomes standard, but not everyone is happy about it.

With growing awareness of security and privacy concerns due to revelations of intelligence agency spying and newsworthy data breaches, encryption is becoming more important than ever, though not without controversy. Certain organizations like law enforcement and intelligence agencies are unhappy about the prospect of pervasive encryption under the belief that it may adversely impact safety.

Monday, January 05, 2015

VB.NET: contextmenu add submenu

This article applies to VB.NET development on Microsoft .NET, tested on .NET framework 3.5.

Add submenu to System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenu.

Add the following codes to a form.

Dim listMenu As ContextMenu
listMenu = New ContextMenu

Dim mi As New MenuItem("Group 1")
mi.MenuItems.Add("Sub 1")
mi.MenuItems.Add("Sub 2")