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Sunday, May 31, 2015

IT News Week 5 May 2015

For week 4 of May 2015, the most interesting news was the MOU between Microsoft and TM for collaboration in terms of cloud based solutions for SMEs.

​For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - May 28, 2015 - Microsoft announces two new Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store in The Gardens and One Utama
  • PR - May 28, 2015 - Acronis Unveils Acronis Access Connect – Delivers Seamless File Access Across Apple, Android and Windows Environments
  • PR - May 28, 2015 - WeChat Announces New Security Feature, Voiceprint and WeChat 6.2 Update
  • PR - May 28, 2015 - The Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary Contest
  • PR - May 27, 2015 - Ponemon Institute : Average Cost of Data Breach Reaches Record Levels
  • PR - May 27, 2015 - Signing Ceremony Between U Mobile And TM For Tm Next Generation Backhaul
  • PR - May 27, 2015 - Tel Aviv - Whitebox Security Crowd-sourcing Tech Strengthens Data Protection
  • PR - May 27, 2015 - RS Components Signed global distribution agreement with Chauvin Arnoux
  • PR - May 27 2015 - 11street Launches Online Shopping Mobile App
  • PR - May 26, 2015 - Blue Coat: Office Workers Continue to Behave Badly Despite Awareness of Cyber Threats
  • PR - May 14, 2015 - CyberArk Helps Vodafone Secure and Manage Privileged Accounts



PR - May 28, 2015 - Microsoft announces two new Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store in The Gardens and One Utama

Microsoft Malaysia today announced that it will be opening additional two Microsoft Authorized Reseller stores this weekend. These stores, situated in The Gardens Mall and One Utama, will be open for business from Saturday, 30th May and Sunday, 31st May respectively.

Similar to its first two stores, launched in KLCC and Sunway Pyramid, these authorized reseller stores will also feature an assortment of best-in-class Microsoft products, including Windows Phones, Feature Phones, Surface range as well as Windows, Microsoft Office 365 and more. The store will also offer an extensive line-up of Microsoft as well as third-party accessories to cater to different needs of Malaysian customers. Visitors to the store will also be able to experience the seamless integration across multiple screens through Microsoft’s devices, apps and services.

In conjunction with the launch of the new store, Microsoft will be carrying out several promotions and activities.

PR - May 28, 2015 - Acronis Unveils Acronis Access Connect – Delivers Seamless File Access Across Apple, Android and Windows Environments

Acronis Access Connect is the leading solution for integrating Macs into businesses and enterprises. With this new release, Acronis Access Connect adds broad support for mobile workers to securely access files using iOS, Android, and Windows phones and tablets.


For IT managers and professionals, Acronis Access Connect eliminates SMB protocol bugs, performance issues and compatibility problems related to integrating Macs into Windows environments, reducing help desk calls by as much as 70%.

PR - May 28, 2015 - WeChat Announces New Security Feature, Voiceprint and WeChat 6.2 Update

WeChat is proud to be the first social communication app to present a new and unique feature known as Voiceprint that enables users to login in to their accounts through voice recognition. This new feature is the latest WeChat innovation that provides users with a new, quick and secure way to access their accounts.

On top of that WeChat has also released the new 6.2 update that brings along several new enhancements like Moments Translation, Chat Log Migration, Photo Picker, Android Wear Improvements and more!

PR - May 28, 2015 - The Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary Contest

Paragon Software Group today announces the "Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary" contest. Travelers are invited to share a funny experience from a trip abroad where cross-cultural communication went horribly wrong. Entrants are welcome to share what happened when they attempted to order a meal, get directions from a local, or check in at a hotel in another country. Entering is easy; simply comment on the "Lost in Translation, Found in a Dictionary" post on the Slovoed Facebook page.

Paragon Software Group developed the Slovoed talking dictionary apps - the trusted line of dictionaries and reference applications for mobile devices, tablets, and PCs

PR - May 27, 2015 - Ponemon Institute : Average Cost of Data Breach Reaches Record Levels

A report from Ponemn Institute that researched the cost of data breach. For a third year in a row, IBM and Ponemon Institute found that the average total cost of a data breach has increased 23% since 2013 to $3.79 million this year. The Cost of a Data Breach Study details that a single stolen record or lost piece of confidential data costs organizations an average of $154/record (up from $145 in 2014) or a 6% increase. The cost of breaches continues to rise due to three main factors:
  • The growing cost of losing business following a breach
  • Breach detection and escalation costs
  • Malicious or criminal attacks – especially since leaked data from a malicious attack costs $174/record versus breaches caused by human error ($134/record) or system glitches ($142/record).

PR - May 27, 2015 - Signing Ceremony Between U Mobile And TM For Tm Next Generation Backhaul

U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s most dynamic and innovative telco, and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s Convergence Champion, have collaborated for the provision of backhaul connectivity services through TM Next-Gen Backhaul™ (NGBH) services as part of the telco’s continuous commitment to achieve network excellence for superior customer experience.

TM NGBH™ is a fiberised point-to-point backhaul connectivity network that is specifically optimised to support 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) rollout in providing high speed Internet experience, excellent voice and video quality through its high bandwidth capacity and reliable low latency. Under this collaborative deal, TM will be providing fibre mobile backhaul connectivity of up to 1Gbps per site that covers Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern regions of the country.

PR - May 27, 2015 - Tel Aviv - Whitebox Security Crowd-sourcing Tech Strengthens Data Protection

Whitebox Security, the leader in data access governance and data security, has released an enhanced version of its crowd-sourcing security solution, further relieving beleaguered IT departments of the ultimately unmanageable task of overseeing petabytes of data.

Whitebox Security’s crowd-sourcing technology gets every employee involved in protecting organizational data, speeding implementation and ensuring more accurate and educated data protection decision-making. The new version further streamlines the data protection process by allowing data owners – identified via data analysis combined with crowd-sourced suggestions approvals – to make and implement their own decisions about data protection.

Now, once the actual data owners are established, the new features give them complete control to drill down and manage permissions, access and usage. This includes creating their own alerts and performing forensics.

PR - May 27, 2015 - RS Components Signed global distribution agreement with Chauvin Arnoux

RS Components today announced a global distribution agreement with Chauvin Arnoux, a specialist in electrical test and measurement equipment, which extends the scope of the partnership to all markets in the Asia-Pacific and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.

Notching up more than a century of history in measurement technology, Chauvin Arnoux designs and manufactures a range of measurement instrumentation for a broad spectrum of applications in the electronics and electro-technical sectors. Products stocked by RS Components include portable hand-held multimeters, testers, analysers and oscilloscopes; as well as energy meters, power monitors and digital transducers to measure, test, record, count and monitor MV/LV electric networks in switchboard operation, industrial installation, or utilities, for example.

PR - May 27 2015 - 11street Launches Online Shopping Mobile App

11street launches online shopping app for iOS and Android, and all other smartphone users.

11street is fast becoming one of the top three largest online marketplaces with more than 350,000 product listings.

The key differentiator of 11street’s mobile app is its broadly collaborative-curated content that enables consumers to access the hot selling products and services much easier, especially on the ‘Shocking Deals’ Section with Lowest Price Guarantee.

In conjunction of the mobile app launch, 11street is also offering mobile exclusive benefits to encourage Malaysian consumers to shop online.
  • On a daily basis, 1000 units of up to RM 1,111 shopping credits will be made available for mobile shoppers
  • 50% exclusive discount on selected Weekend special item

PR - May 26, 2015 - Office Workers Continue to Behave Badly Despite Awareness of Cyber Threats

Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today revealed the results of a global research study of across 11 countries that highlighted a global trend of employees ignoring cyber risks while at work.

Universally, workers continue to visit inappropriate websites while at work, despite typically being fully aware of the risks to their companies. This includes viewing adult content on work devices. China ranked the highest with nearly one in five (19 percent) employees admitting to viewing adult content at work, compared to Singapore and Australia at five percent and two percent respectively.

PR - May 14, 2015 - CyberArk Helps Vodafone Secure and Manage Privileged Accounts

CyberArk, the company that protects organisations from cyber attacks that have made their way inside the network perimeter, today announced that Vodafone has implemented CyberArk to protect and manage its privileged accounts, identities and applications.

Vodafone selected CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault and CyberArk Privileged Session Manager, part of CyberArk’s comprehensive solution, to help ensure that its privileged accounts are highly secure while enabling full management of privileged credentials based on security policy, and controlling and monitoring privileged user access across critical machines.

CyberArk was selected as part of a global programme to ensure that the best security solutions are implemented across Vodafone’s global networks. The Privileged User Management Access (PUMA) programme consists of a number of focus areas aimed at ensuring a consistent and cohesive approach to securing privileged accounts across the company.

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