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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

IT News Week 4 of Feb 2015

For week 2 of Feb 2015.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Feb 26, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab Unveils Enhanced B2B Partner Program
  • PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Brocade Unveils the Industry’s First IP Storage Switch for EMC Connectrix
  • PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Mieco Selects Epicor ERP 10 for Malaysia GST Compliance
  • PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab announces global security accelerator in partnership with venture industry leaders
  • PR - Feb 24, 2015 - Microsoft Announced the most affordable Internet-ready phone
  • PR - Feb 24, 2015 - McAfee : Asia sees highest mobile malware infection rates
  • PR - Feb 24, 2015 - Taipei - Biostar Announces Gaming Motherboard and VGA Combo
  • PR - Feb 24, 2015 - Munich, Germany / Moscow, Russia - Axiros and MGTS Team To Build Intelligent TR-069 Control System in Russia
  • PR - Feb 24, 2015 - AUSTIN, Texas - Telefonica Launches Global Cloud Storage Service powered by Caringo Swarm
  • PR - Feb 23, 2015 - Juniper Networks Enables Faster Service Creation for Telcos
  • PR - Feb 23, 2015 - Tata Communications launches RoamPulse
  • PR - Feb 17, 2015 - F-Secure Tops Industry with Fourth Consecutive Best Protection Award from AV-TEST
  • PR - Feb 17, 2015 - Industry Recognizes Whitebox Security as the Driving Force in Data Access Governance
  • PR - Feb 16, 2015 - Oracle Utilities Analytics Solution Help Manage Storm Data In Real Time
  • PR - Feb 16, 2015 - Singapore - Programme Management and Project Portfolio Management to Gain Prominence in Asia Pacific in 2015

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PR - Feb 26, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab Unveils Enhanced B2B Partner Program

The Kaspersky Lab APAC B2B Partner Program is specifically designed to support partners across the region in increasing their presence and expertise in the IT security sector. The program serves as a platform for collaboration between Kaspersky Lab and its partners, offering a wide range of benefits that provide partners with a competitive edge; including a focus on training, certifications, marketing support and rewards to ensure mutual growth.

The newly enhanced program was developed with the support of feedback received from partners and is designed to correspond to partners’ business needs and objectives. The framework of the program will be based on a four-tiered structure, comprising of Registered, Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers.

PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Brocade Unveils the Industry’s First IP Storage Switch for EMC Connectrix

Brocade – which is the leader in storage fabric networking solutions, today expanded its longstanding OEM relationship with EMC Corporation by adding Brocade VCS™ Ethernet fabric solutions to EMC's Connectrix® family of network switches, creating the industry's first network switch designed for IP storage.

Available now, the Connectrix VDX-6740B IP storage switch establishes a resilient, agile and easily-deployed foundation for EMC storage, cloud, deduplication and backup and recovery systems. EMC customers will deploy the new switch to separate IP storage traffic from other data traffic, a more reliable and efficient approach compared to legacy deployments where storage traffic and all other network traffic share the same network infrastructure.

PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Mieco Selects Epicor ERP 10 for Malaysia GST Compliance

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions, today announced that Mieco Chipboard Berhad Sdn Bhd (“Mieco”) has selected the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite, Epicor ERP 10, in preparation for Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance taking effect in Malaysia on April 1, 2015. Mieco is an investment holding company engaged in manufacturing, marketing, and sales of chipboards, widely utilized for office and home furniture, wall panels, worktops, interior decoration applications and many others.

PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab announces global security accelerator in partnership with venture industry leaders

Kaspersky Lab today announced a brand-new global initiative designed to identify and nurture new talent for the security industry. The Security Startup Challenge (SSC) is a mentor-driven acceleration program developed and implemented by the Kaspersky Academy, in partnership with venture industry leaders, Mangrove Capital Partners and the ABRT Venture Fund. SSC will provide startups with access to cutting-edge business, cybersecurity and cross-industry expertise from around the world.

Running from March to August, the Security Startup Challenge 2015 will comprise a preliminary series of two-day workshops in Berlin, San Francisco, Singapore and Moscow. This will be followed a three-month acceleration program which will include distance team work and two bootcamps in Luxembourg, culminating in a grand finale event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).

Online registration for the workshops and the main program is now open at www.SSC2015.org. The closing date for application is 28 April 2015. A special committee will conduct the selection process, identifying the individuals and teams with the most promising, innovative or exciting proposals. In all, 40 places are available at SSC 2015, offering founders of startup projects in cybersecurity and related areas, such as fintech, healthcare, mobile, the Internet of Things, and the Cloud, a chance to build their knowledge and compete for an $80K prize fund and post-program support.

PR - Feb 24, 2015 - Microsoft Announced the most affordable Internet-ready phone

The Nokia 215 Dual Sim version is now available for sale in Malaysia.

The Nokia 215 is built for the internet with Facebook and Messenger instant notifications preinstalled. Users can also access Twitter and browsing the web with this device is super-easy, thanks to Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search.

Design-wise, the Nokia 215 has the same durable build quality you’ve learned to rely on over the years. Pair that with vibrantly colored bright green, black and white color options and you’ve got a phone that stands the test of time.

PR - Feb 24, 2015 - McAfee : Asia sees highest mobile malware infection rates

According to the latest McAfee Labs threat report, mobile app developers failed to patch critical secure sockets layer (SSL) vulnerabilities, potentially impacting millions of mobile phone users.

An average person has 27 apps on his or her smartphone and uses them more than 30 hours a day. Many of these mobile apps attempt to securely connect to their companion websites. McAfee Labs found that 18 of the top 25 mobile apps cited as vulnerable by CERT in September 2014 are still vulnerable in January 2015, suggesting app developers have made a conscious choice to not patch their vulnerabilities.

The vulnerable data included usernames and passwords and in some instances, login credentials from social networks and other third party services.

PR - Feb 24, 2015 - Taipei - Biostar Announces Gaming Motherboard and VGA Combo

The Biostar gaming motherboard, the Gaming Z97X along with the VGA cards that are powered by nVidia’s GeForce GTX750Ti chipset as a compelling gaming hardware combo set. The motherboard comes with the new Gaming Commander Box accessory as well as cutting-edge features like USB 3.1 on-board and innovative durability enhancements. This gaming family of hardware from BIOSTAR gives you a gaming combination comprised of the best motherboard and value priced GPU for a superlative gaming experience.

The Gaming Z97X comes with key features such as USB 3.1, three PCI Express 3.0x16 slots, PCIe M.2 support, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR exclusive Hi-Fi 3D Audio technology. Two on-board HDMI supports 4K / 2K HD resolutions. There is also the introduction of the SATA Express Connector which supports both SATA and PCIe storage solutions giving maximum data transfer speed of up to 10Gb/s.

PR - Feb 24, 2015 - Munich, Germany / Moscow, Russia - Axiros and MGTS Team To Build Intelligent TR-069 Control System in Russia

Axiros, the technology leader in device management, TR-069, and IoT solutions for service providers, enterprises, and OEMs, Moscow City Telephone Network within the group of MTS, one of the largest operators of local wire communications in Europe, and Technoserv, the biggest Russian system integrator company.

TR-069 Control System is a provisioned customer premises equipment (CPEs) for advanced device management to the customer network.

"Using Axiros AXESS ACS for TR-069, MGTS has more control over its network, including the ability to analyze the profile of consumption of services and state of the users' devices, as well as remotely configure customers' equipment, providing access to the latest services offered by MGTS," commented Kurt Peterhans, CEO of Axiros.

PR - Feb 24, 2015 - AUSTIN, Texas - Telefonica Launches Global Cloud Storage Service powered by Caringo Swarm

Telefonica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world present in 24 countries and with a customer base of more than 320 million customers, has selected Caringo’s software-defined object storage, Swarm™, as the foundation for their cloud storage service. Swarm’s unique mix of data protection flexibility and compliance features will enable Telefonica to scale their Enterprise cloud storage services globally.

PR - Feb 23, 2015 - Juniper Networks Enables Faster Service Creation for Telcos

Juniper Networks recently announced additions to its routing portfolio that expand the company’s Carrier Ethernet offerings. The new Juniper Networks® ACX500 and ACX5000 routers, as well as enhancements to the Junos® Space Network Management Platform software, will enable telcos to handle added capacity and accelerate service orchestration and provisioning more cost-effectively than ever before.

PR - Feb 23, 2015 - Tata Communications launches RoamPulse

Tata Communications has launched RoamPulseTM platform, a real-time roaming intelligence service that allows mobile network operators to improve their customers’ roaming experience and make their business more efficient. RoamPulseTM provides real-time monitoring, reporting and alarming of all roaming traffic, and answers the growing market problem of undetected roaming issues. These issues can cause significant commercial loss for mobile operators, trigger customer churn and negatively affect market perception.

Using RoamPulseTM, operators can deliver a superior roaming experience to their customers by proactively identifying problem areas and reducing the number of service outages. For consumers, RoamPulseTM paves the way for a seamless roaming experience – anytime, anywhere – with better availability across voice, messaging and 2G/3G and 4G/LTE.

PR - Feb 17, 2015 - F-Secure Tops Industry with Fourth Consecutive Best Protection Award from AV-TEST

F-Secure has won the Best Protection Award from the AV-TEST Institute, becoming the only vendor in the history of the prestigious award to win the honor four years in a row. The technology in F-Secure Client Security that won Best Protection 2014 after a year of impressive performance is also implemented in Server Security to provide top-notch protection in all F-Secure solutions.

PR - Feb 17, 2015 - Industry Recognizes Whitebox Security as the Driving Force in Data Access Governance

Whitebox Security, a leader in the field of data access governance, has doubled its growth for two years running, adding customers in fields from automotive and banking to ecommerce and international trade. Global Blue, the largest tourism tax refund broker in Europe, and CNH Industrial, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicles and agricultural equipment manufacturers, are among the latest additions.

Whitebox Security offers its customers two key products, Data Access Governance platform and the Crowd-Sourcing enabled business and data owners’ platform.

PR - Feb 16, 2015 - Oracle Utilities Analytics Solution Help Manage Storm Data In Real Time

Oracle today releases its latest update on its Oracle Utilities Outage Analytics dashboards and ETL technology to help utilities companies provide updated and efficient communication to its relevant stakeholders and customers during major weather conditions such as our recent heavy downpour throughout Malaysia.

Utilities are able to organize and analyze incoming weather condition in near real time to allow quick and best decision making to take place.


PR - Feb 16, 2015 - Singapore - Programme Management and Project Portfolio Management to Gain Prominence in Asia Pacific in 2015

According to ESI International, hiring managers that are looking to add new headcount to the PM team are likely to do so within the next 3 or 6 months, indicating a reasonably upbeat hiring outlook across Asia Pacific for 2015.

Besides monetary compensation, most PM professionals consider happiness and overall job satisfaction, achieving work-life balance, and career prospect and advancement as the three most important factors correspondingly to their career development.

Refer to the survey conducted.

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