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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

IT News Week 3 of May 2015

For week 5 of Apr 2015.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - May 12, 2015 - Hitachi Sunway Launches Country’s 1st Subscription-based Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS)
  • PR - May 12, 2015 - ‘XIUS AMPLIO’ Launched in Asia to Accelerate Telecom and Internet Providers Data Revenues
  • ClickAcademy Asia - May 12, 2015 - Digital Marketing Manager the most sought after in 2014/2015
  • PR - May 11, 2015 - IFlix Secures Topline Content Deals with Fox, BBC and Warner Bros.
  • PR - May 11, 20-15 - Huawei’s “Better Connected” ICT Roadshow in Malaysia@19th to 20th May 2015
  • PR - May 11, 2015 - Tata Comm. and China Telecom Global team up to deliver a new era of media and entertainment
  • PR - May 7, 2015 - World-Class Conference Systems from Bosch
  • PR - May 7, 2015 - Axiros Recognized as a Cool Vendor in IoT by Gartner
  • PR - May 7, 2015 - F&B Distributor optimises vehicles and workforce using Cartrack solutions
  • PR - May 6, 2015 - Cologne - Bareos Open Source Backup Software exceeds 10.000 daily Downloads
  • PR - May 6 - 2015 - Brocade storage networking announcements in conjunction with EMC World
  • PR - May 6, 2015 - Microsoft Introduces Lumia 430: the most affordable Lumia smartphone
  • PR - May 6, 2015 - BlackBerry Leap Arrives Msia with Exclusive Pre-order on 11street
  • PR - May 6, 2015 - Acronis Recognized as a Challenger in First-Ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service



PR - May 12, 2015 - Hitachi Sunway Launches Country’s 1st Subscription-based Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS)

Hitachi Sunway today unveiled its latest 5,000 sq. ft data centre facility located at The Pinnacle Sunway. At the same time, Hitachi Sunway also announced Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution as Malaysia’s first subscription-based managed services with near-zero downtime under it s data centre business.

Many organizations try to handle their disaster recovery solution s in-house, however eventually face the challenge of a lack in flexibility and raising costs. The reality is that disaster recovery implementation across diverse platforms can be difficult, costly and complicated.

PR - May 12, 2015 - ‘XIUS AMPLIO’ Launched in Asia to Accelerate Telecom and Internet Providers Data Revenues

XIUS, one of the global providers of mobile solutions and infrastructure today introduced the latest solution, XIUS AMPLIO that guarantees acceleration in data revenue through their continuous improvement delivery model.

XIUS AMPLIO, a unique offering, is built on the company's patent pending Predictive Data Modeling platform that offers real-time network analytics and policy management functions to optimize the utilization of core data networks and monetize the available bandwidth through differentiated service offerings.

ClickAcademy Asia - May 12, 2015 - Digital Marketing Manager the most sought after in 2014/2015

According to the latest 2014/15 Malaysia Salary Guide by Kelly Services, the hottest role in marketing in Malaysia is that of a Digital Marketing Manager. The role of Digital Marketing Managers will "continue to be in high demand" and the "skill set growing increasingly important as technology becomes more integrated with our everyday lives", according to the same report.

Marketing managers with digital skills are highly sought after, and these skills are essential as these marketing managers progress to become marketing heads.

In 2015, marketing heads are expected to earn one of the highest salary increase. The monthly salary range for marketing & sales heads in Malaysia is RM12,000 to RM25,000, according to Kelly Services.

According to the latest 2014/15 Malaysia Salary Guide by Kelly Services, the hottest role in marketing in Malaysia is that of a Digital Marketing Manager. The role of Digital Marketing Managers will "continue to be in high demand" and the "skill set growing increasingly important as technology becomes more integrated with our everyday lives", according to the same report.

PR - May 11, 2015 - IFlix Secures Topline Content Deals with Fox, BBC and Warner Bros.

iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of hours of entertainment for a low monthly price, today announced it has entered into multiple content agreements with Hollywood’s top studios, including Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (“Fox”), BBC Worldwide (“BBC”), and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (“WBITD”) to offer iflix subscribers the best in television and film programming.

PR - May 11, 20-15 - Huawei’s “Better Connected” ICT Roadshow in Malaysia@19th to 20th May 2015

The second edition of Huawei ICT Roadshow in Malaysia is scheduled on 19th and 20th May, 2015. The event is a platform for industry experts, including representatives from Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, to discuss the positive impact of connectivity on Malaysia, including the public sector, transportation and energy industries, ISP, and citizens. In this year’s Roadshow, Huawei is expected to announce its vision to leverage technology for public safety as well as for an open industry ecosystem in Malaysia. The event will also see Huawei’s customers and partners in Malaysia deep-dive into the company’s solutions to enable a better connected world.

This year’s event is being organized at The Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Registrations are now open at http://enterprise.huawei.com/topic/ICT_Roadshow_2015/reg/register.html.

PR - May 11, 2015 - Tata Comm. and China Telecom Global team up to deliver a new era of media and entertainment

Tata Communications has announced its partnership with China Telecom Global to enable and manage media content for customers in China and globally. The partnership now enables China Telecom Global to leverage the global reach, quality and reliability of Tata Communications’ Global Video Network to offer unparalleled reach for all their live sporting events in China.

Through this new video network partnership, Tata Communications is able to leverage on China Telecom Global’s video network to serve media customers in China and offer customers access to this key region, connecting broadcasters, media and entertainment providers, news bureaus and service providers across the globe.

This partnership is the latest development in Tata Communications’ commitment to offering its media customers access to key media hotspots for the distribution of premium broadcast quality content across the globe. Last month, Tata Communications launched the new Media Ecosystem which combines traditional video contribution services with IP-based connectivity. The ecosystem enables seamless management of content as a cloud-based managed service and supports global media distribution requirements, OTT and mobility applications.

PR - May 7, 2015 - World-Class Conference Systems from Bosch

Bosch Security Systems introduced two new innovative conference systems today – CCS 1000 D Digital Discussion System and DICENTIS Wireless Conference System. Ideal for fixed and temporary meeting areas such as convention centers, government offices, boardrooms, conference rooms, and parliament, the new line is also fitting for small and medium conference settings.

CCS 1000 D Digital System

The CCS 1000 D Digital Discussion System system delivers satisfying speech intelligibility thanks to advanced digital audio processing, superior microphone and loudspeaker performance. The loudspeaker and microphone can be activated simultaneously to create a natural face-to-face meeting feel, encouraging participants to take part in meetings more.

At the heart of the system, the Control Unit powers the Discussion Devices and can be utilized to control cameras and interface with external equipment such as sound reinforcement or public address systems. In addition to this, live video feed of active speakers can be shown on a big screen, through the system’s native support for automatic camera control. Up to six HD cameras can be easily connected to the system without needing additional software.

PR - May 7, 2015 - Axiros Recognized as a Cool Vendor in IoT by Gartner

Axiros, a leader in device management and IoT solutions for service providers, enterprises, and OEMs, today announced that is has been named a Cool Vendor in IoT by Gartner. Each year, Gartner identifies "Cool Vendors" in key technology areas such as IoT and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. The annual reports highlight emerging vendors that provide innovative technologies warranting attention from prospective customers.

Developers and service providers in the IoT space will be able to use Axiros' AXPERIENCE 2.0 to design and deploy applications on a heterogeneous connected infrastructure, with the fastest turnaround time from concept to delivery and a much better control of the operational aspects. The Axiros IoT platform leverages the DevOps architecture of its leading communication products - recognized in the market since 2002 - to bridge the gap between the need for continuous innovation and the operational safety of critical infrastructures in electrical grids, home security, building management, health and transportation. The service design tools address the needs of rapid prototyping in the Cloud. The operational control dashboards offer a wealth of instruments to ensure that no single aspect of critical application security is left behind.

PR - May 7, 2015 - F&B Distributor optimises vehicles and workforce using Cartrack solutions

Cartrack, the leading global provider of fleet management, announced today that Lim Siang Huat Pte Ltd (LSH), the prominent and leading distributor of food and beverage (F&B) products in Singapore, has adopted Cartrack’s Fleet Management Solution to effectively manage its fleet of vehicles.

Cartrack’s scalable Fleet Management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enables LSH to gain real-time visibility on its fleet of over 50 vehicles over an online dashboard. It also provides historical information via comprehensive reports allowing LSH’s operations team to better plan its logistic resources.

PR - May 6, 2015 - Cologne - Bareos Open Source Backup Software exceeds 10.000 daily Downloads

On May 6th, 2015 more than 10.000 unique visits from more than 60 countries were measured on download.bareos.org. On the website, Bareos Open Source Backup installation packages for all major Linux and Windows versions are available for download. The counted visits include downloads for new installations, patches and systems retrieving information about updates. Since the rst publication in February 2013 over 2.2 million visits from 164 countries have been logged.

Bareos is a network-based backup solution.

The backup is saved on hard drives, tape drives or encrypted in the cloud.

When necessary - for example, after an accidentally deletion of a file or a hard drive failure - single file or an entire backup can be restored.

The software is developed by an international team led by the Cologne-based company Bareos GmbH & Co. KG with the former Linux kernel developer Marco van Wieringen as the Head of Development. The company Bareos offers a subscription service, which contains installation packages that are permanently maintained and constantly undergo quality assurance. Together with a worldwide partner network support, consulting and training sessions are also offered.

PR - May 6 - 2015 - Brocade storage networking announcements in conjunction with EMC World

Brocade has made two storage networking product announcements in conjunction with EMC World, which are attached.

1.)  They announced that Brocade’s Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) technologies play an essential role in delivering reliability and predictable performance for the new EMC® VSPEX® with VMAX³™ 100K converged infrastructure solution that was unveiled today at EMC World. VSPEX with VMAX3 100K is purpose built to deliver and manage predictable service levels at scale for hybrid clouds. This is designed to provide customers with the ability to seamlessly bridge their VMware private cloud deployment with public clouds, paving the way forward to hyperconsolidate and connect on- and off-premise workloads into a hybrid cloud environment.

2.)  They also announced that Brocade’s Fibre Channel and IP-based storage networking technologies will be deployed by EMC as a key component for customer solutions based on the new EMC® XtremIO™ 4.0 all-flash storage arrays that have now been announced at EMC World. Brocade® storage network switches, along with related storage management software, are branded and sold by EMC as part of the EMC Connectrix® family.

PR - May 6, 2015 - Microsoft Introduces Lumia 430: the most affordable Lumia smartphone

Today, Microsoft Devices unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the most affordably-priced Lumia to-date, at only RM 319. The Lumia 430 Dual SIM provides access to Windows Phone innovation, signature Microsoft services and popular third-party apps to even more people, including first-time smartphone buyers.
Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia

With Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM is designed to help people achieve more on the go, right out of the box. Featuring a compact, colourful design, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM runs the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and can upgrade to Windows 10 when the service becomes available later this year.

The new device will be coming to Malaysia on 8 May 2015.

PR - May 6, 2015 - BlackBerry Leap Arrives Msia with Exclusive Pre-order on 11street

Today, BlackBerry announces the availability of its new smartphone ‘BlackBerry® Leap’ in Malaysia with pre-order offer available ONLY at 11street online shopping mall (www.11street.my).

Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity.

Customers who pre-order through will enjoy:
  • 11street shopping coupon worth RM150 with each confirmed pre-order purchase
  • BlackBerry premium cap and leather phone pouch provided free of charge to the first 100 pre-order buyers together with the device.

PR - May 6, 2015 - Acronis Recognized as a Challenger in First-Ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Acronis, a global leader in new generation data protection, today announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Challengers" quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service”1 worldwide report, published April 21, 2015. As part of the report, Acronis Disaster Recovery Service was evaluated on completeness of vision and ability to execute, positioned the highest among the challengers on ability to execute.

Acronis Disaster Recovery Service is a hybrid cloud service that replicates and backs up customer’s data and systems to an on-site appliance and into one of four Acronis cloud data centers. The solution features built-in automation that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership for customers, including regular automated testing in a virtual private environment that allows you to keep your business up and running at all times and rely on less IT staff.

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