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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



PR - Jan 16, 2015 - Huawei Responds to Flood Situation in Malaysia

Huawei Malaysia today announced a joint multi-faceted program with Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and Celcom Axiata Berhad, to provide support for disaster relief and recovery efforts for the families and communities affected by one of the decade’s worst floods in the eastern coast of Malaysia.

Huawei Malaysia has setup a program with relief kit worth more than RM 500,000 that includes RM 350,000 cash donations, power generators, mobile power banks, skilled manpower and hardware supplies for immediate service recovery to help flood victims and facilitate aid work.

PR- Jan 16, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab Became Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Kaspersky Lab has been named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms*. The company was placed in the leader’s quadrant for the fourth year in a row based on both the “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” categories specified by Gartner experts.

PR - Jan 16, 2015 - Axiros SNOM Simplifies Enterprise Telephony Management and Configuration

Axiros, the technology leader in device management, TR-069, and IoT solutions for service providers, enterprises, and OEMs, today announced that it has introduced the perfect solution for network administrators looking to bring snom-based phone systems online in minutes across the enterprise.

What so perfect ?

Before this, enterprise telephone systems were not able to implement even basic configuration details in snom phones.

Axiros' AXESS.snom gives enterprises with 50+ snom phones the ideal software to manage and operate a virtually unlimited number of snom phones from one central management interface with minimum effort and investment.

PR - Jan 15, 2014 - Kaspersky: 32% Take No Precautions When Letting Others Use Their Devices

According to a survey carried out jointly by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, 32% of respondents who share an Internet-enabled device with their relatives, colleagues or friends do not take any precautions to protect their information.

Leaving a shared device unprotected is extremely dangerous – nobody can be entirely sure that other users are sufficiently aware of cyberthreats: an inexperienced user may fall for a scammers’ bait or download a malicious executable file.

Kaspersky Lab offers a solutions designed to provide Internet security on android devices, e.g. Kaspersky Internet Security, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android as well as Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac. They can safeguard even inexperienced users from visiting potentially dangerous sites, downloading malicious software and many other threats.

Analysys Mason - Jan 15, 2015 - Facebook is piloting Facebook at work

Comments by Patrick Rusby, Research Analyst at Analysys Mason

Facebook at Work has the potential to be a disruptive force in the enterprise social network market. Increasingly enterprises are adopting technologies that are first used by their employees outside of work, as was the case with smartphones. Facebook itself has features which would appeal as part of an enterprise social network (such as instant messaging, link and document sharing, presence and integration with a wide range of devices).

Facebook at Work will need to provide an email service (or integration with existing email clients), integration with existing scheduling/calendar platforms and a sensible file management system in order to be taken seriously in this space, but these could be solved.

Monetisation is an interesting point here. Due to privacy/confidentiality issues relating to internal company communications, this will need to be a paid for service, as enterprises will not accept adverts being pushed at them based on the content of internal, private discussions.

This is unlikely to be a huge new revenue stream on its own, given that it would be competing with Yammer, which is well established in this space. However, this would be a new, recurring revenue stream, and it would put Facebook in front of people for more of the day, which may serve to increase engagement with Facebook in general.

PR - Jan 14, 2015 - Google Releases Updates on Self-Driving Car Project

At the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project, reiterated the vision and motivation behind our efforts to build a fully autonomous vehicle, shared a general progress report on our first few road-ready vehicles, and thanked a handful of partners for collaborating with us to get us this far.

After many prototypes have been developed, Google has finally put together a fully functional vehicle.

The vehicle has no steering or brake - only a button to start - all driving will be done by software and sensors.

PR - Jan 12, 2015 - Securing Online Identity with BYOID: CA Technologies Outlines 4 Important Insights for Malaysian Businesses

While the adoption of BYOID is on the rise, the question now is how does one bridge the technology expectations of security from BYOID with the marketing goals of enhancing customer and employee experience? Recently, the Ponemon Institute and CA Technologies conducted a joint survey examining business user and IT department attitudes toward BYOID. The report highlights four key insights regarding the future of online identities that are crucial for businesses in Malaysia to understand and adopt in their technology investment and identity strategies.

Vic Mankotia, VP, Solution Strategy APAC, CA Technologies
  1. Interest in using social IDs for login is high, especially for mobile and web customers.
  2. Additional security developments could drive increased BYOID adoption.
  3. Preferred identity provider varied based on the situation and region.
  4. Identity is now viewed as a contributing growth asset as well as a security component.

"Social IDs which lack the security credentials necessary to protect company information and individual data can also cause more problems for businesses," Vic Mankotia, Vice President, Solution Strategy, Asia Pacific & Japan, CA Technologies.

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