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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



PR - Jan 9, 2015 - Imagine and Design Your Ideal Office Aid

Ricoh Malaysia and MakerBot, the printing industry giants have kicked off the year by announcing the ‘Imagine 3D’ Contest, in conjunction with the launch of its new MakerBot 3D printers.

Designed to educate, innovate and inspire, the contest themed ‘Imagine Functionality: The Perfect Office Aid’, will have participants imagine, innovate and design their version of the ideal office aid that will bring change to the workplace, making it more efficient and conducive – top submissions will be brought to life with the MakerBot printers.

Registrations are now open for the ‘Imagine 3D’ Contest. To register or enquire more about the contest as well as its participating terms and conditions, please visit https://www.facebook.com/RicohMalaysiaOfficial or call 1-300-88-8228. Contest and submissions for 3D designs will close on Sunday, 8 March 2015 (11:59pm).

PR - Jan 8, 2015 - MYHERO : first Malaysian community oriented social networking platform

MYHERO, the first Malaysian community oriented social networking platform, is officially launched to connect the community via area with neighbourhood groups, workplaces, as well as welfare, security and government agencies. Developed by local digital media powerhouse Dino Media, MYHERO aims to create more awareness in safety and security with features helping users to report and share incidents such as crime, traffic, disasters or accidents within the vicinity to alert other users within the area. The app is currently available on the Google Play Store for download.

The MYHERO app beta release is currently available on the Google Play Store and coming soon to the Apple AppStore with an upcoming web version launching soon.

PR - Jan 8, 2015 - Do you have what it takes to be a billion dollar company ?

Echelon Asia Summit is on the hunt for the Top 100 startups in Asia Pacific who are building products that will disrupt industries and change the way users interact with the world around them. This year, we have expanded our qualifying round to 14 countries across Asia Pacific, including Kazakhstan and Bangladesh, so we can get in touch with more kick-ass startups.

Echelon Asia Summit 2015 is the place to do it, which will take place 23-24 June in Singapore, is the biggest tech conference in this region. More than 2,000 of Asia's top technology investors, startup industry heavyweights, and media pros, will attend this event.

PR - Jan 7, 2015 - Major Announcement from 2015 International CES

The next generation of technology innovation took the spotlight as the curtain rose on the opening day of the 2015 International CES®. Day one of CES saw more than 3,600 exhibitors launching new products, and the leaders of Ford and Intel making major announcements and outlining their vision of technology innovation. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2015 CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and runs through Friday, January 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PR - Jan 7, 2015 - Microsoft Malaysia Two New, Senior Leadership Appointments

Microsoft Malaysia is pleased to announce the appointment of two local IT industry veterans to executive leadership roles, as the company accelerates its transformation towards a mobile-first, cloud-first era.

Thiyagu Letchumanan has been named Director of Enterprise & Partner Group, and Nik Ariff Nik Omar has been appointed Public Sector Lead for Microsoft Malaysia.

Nik Ariff Nik OmarThiyagu Letchumanan

In his role, Thiyagu Letchumanan will be responsible for helping the company’s private enterprise customers to continuously innovate, compete, and grow, while Nik Ariff will lead the Public Sector team in understanding, anticipating and meeting the needs of Microsoft Malaysia’s public sector customers, by delivering solutions in five keys areas - productivity, mobility, cloud, big data/analytics and social enterprise.

PR - Jan 7, 2015 - WD Unveiled World Fastest 4 TB Hybrid Drive at Storage Vision 2015

WD®, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage solutions, demonstrated the world’s fastest 4 TB hybrid drive at the SATA-IO booth (#205) at Storage Visions 2015, January 4 to 5 in Las Vegas, NV. WD’s prototype drive utilized the SATA Express PCI-e interface, 4 TB 3.5-inch hybrid hard drive, and up to 128 GB solid state drive to deliver compelling performance and GB-per-dollar solutions for desktop and gaming applications.

The two WD SATA Express interface demonstrations at Storage Visions 2015 included commercially available motherboards from WD partners ASRock and Gigabyte. These systems demonstrated cabled SATA Express PCI-e interconnect flexibility and configuration options for single-volume caching and RAID.

PR- Jan 6, 2015 - Huawei Unveiled integrated “Hilink” solution at CES

In addition to its flagship smartphones, Huawei unveiled the vision of the Hilink era: its strategy to offer fully integrated mobile internet solutions to consumers all around the world.

Huawei products designed to address the diverse technology needs of consumers in the age of global mobile internet. The platform of home-based networked smart products comprising media and storage and air quality monitor, smart sockets, infrared remote controlled light, and a smart electric fan, among many others, aims to bring easy connection to people everywhere anytime. Huawei MediaPad T1 and X1, wearable device TalkBand B1, mobile access device E5 PRO, home access devices PT500 and WS331C, OTT Huawei M330 and vehicle-mounted module ME909Tu-565 were also on show to demonstrate Huawei’s integrated “Hilink” solution.

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