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Monday, June 08, 2015

IT News Week 2 June 2015

For week 5 of May 2015, the most interesting news was the partnership between U Mobile And TM For Tm Next Generation Backhaul.

​For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jun 9, 2015 - Propertyguru Attracts S$175M Investment
  • PR - Jun 5, 2015 - Citrix Synergy: Build Once, Deploy Anything Infrastructure
  • PR - Jun 4, 2015 - NCR Opened Service Operations Centre in Kuala Lumpur
  • PR - Jun 4, 2015 - BIOSTAR’S Z97X First Intel Z97 Motherboard to be Certified for Windows™ 10
  • PR - Jun 3, 2015 - Symantec Announces Extensive New Cloud Offering
  • PR - Jun 3, 2015 - Local SMEs Gain Access to GST Compliant e-Retail Solution
  • PR - Jun 3, 2015 - WhiteSpace Alliance Accelerates Global Deployment of TV Band Internet Access
  • PR - Jun 3, 2015 - F-Secure Acquires Nordic’s Leading Cybersecurity Provider
  • PR - Jun 2, 2015 - iFlix and Vimond Establish Joint Development Centre in KL
  • PR - Jun 2, 2015 - Malaysia Records Over 200 Percent Jump in Internet Bandwidth Consumption in 2014
  • PR - Jun 1, 2015 - Expert Logger - the latest generation of stand alone data loggers



PR - Jun 9, 2015 - Propertyguru Attracts S$175M Investment

PropertyGuru Group, Asia’s leading online property portal group, announced today that it has received a S$175 million (RM485 million) investment from a strategic consortium of three investors. This investment, the largest in the technology sector in Southeast Asia this year1, will support PropertyGuru’s innovation, marketing and further expansion in the region with the aim of increasing its leadership position.

The investing consortium comprises global private investment firm TPG (“TPG”), Indonesia’s largest media group Emtek Group (“Emtek”), and leading Asia Pacific-based tech venture capital firm Square Peg Capital (“Square Peg”). The transaction is expected to close by mid-June, at which point representatives from the consortium will join PropertyGuru’s board.

PR - Jun 5, 2015 - Citrix Synergy: Build Once, Deploy Anything Infrastructure

The annual flagship industry conference, Citrix Synergy, held in Orlando, Florida this year on 12-15 May, concluded on a high note.

The conference unveiled Citrix's vision for IT transformation with a "build once, deploy anything" infrastructure to simplify management and provide device-independent end points for businesses to instantly embrace new ways of working. All this while optimizing security, agility and user experience.

i.e Citrix introduced a new cloud services control plane, Citrix Workspace Cloud (CWC), designed to simplify the on-demand delivery of a vast range of IT tools and services. CWC is a cloud-based management platform that merges the worlds of on-premise and cloud, allowing IT managers to create secure, mobile workspaces that include desktops, apps and data from any infrastructure source (private, public, hybrid cloud or datacenter) that best meets their specific needs.

PR - Jun 4, 2015 - BIOSTAR’S Z97X First Intel Z97 Motherboard to be Certified for Windows™ 10

BIOSTAR’s Gaming Z97X Motherboard has been certified for Windows 10.

The Gaming Z97X is the first complete gaming motherboard designed by BIOSTAR from the ground up. The Gaming Z97X is an ATX form factor board that 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 Super Hi-Fi Audio technology and support for DisplayPort. The on-board HDMI supports 4K and 2K 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 - Jun 4, 2015 - NCR Opened Service Operations Centre in Kuala Lumpur

The Centre will support APAC customers in financial services, retail, hospitality, and telecom and technology industries across the region around the clock in 11 Asian languages, supported by big data analytics, remote diagnostic and cloud-based solutions.

The NCR CoE will provide around the clock customer support in 11 Asian languages and will add more languages based on customer needs. The centre has a disaster recovery centre located in Sentul, 8.25 km away from Bangsar South City that ensures business continuity for customers.

PR - Jun 3, 2015 - Symantec Announces Extensive New Cloud Offering

Symantec today announced their extensive new cloud offering, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 14 which offers CIOs more visibility and control over company data shared on the cloud. The strengthened partnership with Box further protects stored information, giving CIOs greater confidence and lesser worries over data loss or theft.

Symantec’s DLP is a content-aware security technology that helps companies understand where their sensitive corporate information is being stored, how it’s being used and how to protect it against loss and theft.
  • DLP for Cloud Email: Symantec DLP 14 now supports Microsoft Office 365 for companies who are using it for cloud-based email. For current Symantec DLP customers this means they can now apply the same information protection policies they use on-prem in the cloud.
  • DLP for Cloud Storage: Symantec DLP for Box gives deep visibility into the sensitive files that businesses collaborate on in Box. Symantec DLP for Box seamlessly integrates with the Box platform to monitor employee accounts, offering deep analysis into what information is considered sensitive, how this information is being used and with whom it’s being shared. Additionally, when sensitive files are detected, Symantec DLP for Box places visual tags on the content and allows users to self-remediate the files directly within Box.

PR - Jun 3, 2015 - Local SMEs Gain Access to GST Compliant e-Retail Solution

Malaysia based local start-up Ebizu is proud to announce its partnership with RHB Group to offer a simplified and innovative e-retail solution that is GST compliant. The new RHB SME e-Retail Solution will be powered by Ebizu’s technology and is designed to offer a convenient, easy-to-install business solution, which meets the cost effectiveness standards that SMEs often demand. Now, SMEs will be able to improve their digital readiness and build a sustainable technology back-end for higher profitability through improved customer experiences.

Key solutions includes end to end e-Retail solution comprising support for cash and card payments, built-in business applications, GST-compliant e-Point of Sales as well as reliable hardware and software solutions that are cost-effective and subscription based.

PR - Jun 3, 2015 - WhiteSpace Alliance Accelerates Global Deployment of TV Band Internet Access

WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA) is excited to announce that technology sharing and interoperability testing among its members is accelerating global deployment of TV band Internet access. WSA members are introducing new products and conducting joint solution qualifications to ensure reliable operation of whitespace implementations. A copy of our announcement is attached.

PR - Jun 3, 2015 - F-Secure Acquires Nordic’s Leading Cybersecurity Provider

F-Secure announced today that it has acquired nSense - a privately held Danish company providing security consultations, vulnerability assessment services and related products to large enterprises. The acquisition strengthens F-Secure’s position as a prominent security vendor in Europe, and lays a foundation for the company’s growth as a cybersecurity leader in the region.

PR - Jun 2, 2015 - iFlix and Vimond Establish Joint Development Centre in KL

iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of hours of entertainment for a low monthly price, together with the leading enabler of global digital video services worldwide, Vimond Media Solutions today announced plans to establish a jointly operated development centre in Kuala Lumpur. The Global Centre of Excellence (“Centre”), will be staffed with significant technical development resources, global Product Management and R&D teams aimed at breaking ground in the way consumers watch television in a mobile first environment.

PR - Jun 2, 2015 - Malaysia Records Over 200 Percent Jump in Internet Bandwidth Consumption in 2014

MyIX Chairman, Chiew Kok Hin notes that since 2012, Malaysia has experienced tremendous yearly jumps in its Internet bandwidth consumption – as evidenced by the total consumption jump to 760,331 Mbps* in 2014 (from 349,277 Mbps in 2013), showing a 218 percent increase. In Year 2012, Internet bandwidth consumption was recorded at 230,632 Mbps.

In Year 2014 specifically, the month of the highest bandwidth consumption was in November at 94,393 Mbps.

PR - Jun 1, 2015 - Expert Logger - the latest generation of stand alone data loggers

With its Expert Logger, Delphin Technology AG introduces a new generation of data loggers that combine the latest communication technology with advanced measurement technology. The device is being launched in three versions, capable of processing 16, 32 or 46 analog input channels. Up to 8 digital inputs/outputs and one SDI12 interface are also available depending on the version. The main areas of application include product testing, environmental measurement technology, laboratory data acquisition, research and development, and trials and testing.

All analog inputs are galvanically isolated from each other. A 24-bit A/D converter ensures fast, precision sampling rates of up to 50 measurements per second per channel. The devices are maintenance and noise free due to the absence of electromechanical components (such as relays) that are prone to wear and tear.

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