For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
- PR - Jun 16, 2015 - VMware Business Mobility Global Launch
- PR - Jun 16, 2015 - Symantec Security Response: A New Text Scam Defeats Two-Factor Authentication
- PR - Jun 16, 2015 - Avnet Collaborates with MDeC and IBM to Drive Cloud-Based Enterprise Software Development in Malaysia
- PR - Jun 16, 2015 - Tata Comm. Introduces first challenge of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize
- PR - Jun 16, 2015 - Brocade Introduced Revamped Website to Exhance Customer Experience
- PR - Jun 15, 2015 - Barracuda launches SaaS Cloud-to-Cloud Backup with support for Microsoft Office 365
- PR - Jun 15, 2015 - home.pl Partnership with Acronis Helps Prevent Computer Data Loss
- PR - Jun 12, 2015 - RS Components and TDK Corporation Improvise Cooperation
- PR - Jun 12, 2015 - Acronis Appoints New Country Manager in Malaysia
- PR - Jun 11, 2015 - Juniper : CISOs Need Better Tools to Quantify Security Risks
- PR - Jun 11, 2015 - Huawei Launches Asia Pacific Digital Cloud Exchange in Johor to Power Digital Business in Malaysia
- PR - Jun 10, 2015 - WorldVentures Kicks Off a Market Informational Meeting in Taiwan with 8,000 Guests
- PR - Jun 10, 2015 - P1: Free Internet Trial for 1 Month
PR - Jun 16, 2015 - VMware Business Mobility Global Launch
Earlier this week, VMware outlined its vision for the future of business mobility with new solutions, services and partnerships to enable organizations to transform business processes. The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT – which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications – and now deliver a more user- and application-centric experience for the enterprise.
Key announcements which took place:
- VMware Delivers Industry’s First Identity-as-a-Service Offering Integrated with a Leading, Enterprise-Class Mobility Management and Security Solution
- VMware Furthers Commitment to Apple Devices and iOS Platform Support, with Application Configuration Templates and Vertical Solutions
- 15 New ISV Partners Embrace VMware’s Simplified Approach to Developing Secure Mobile Applications
PR - Jun 16, 2015 - Symantec Security Response: A New Text Scam Defeats Two-Factor Authentication
This newly discovered scam allows attackers to bypass two-factor authentication by using the password recovery feature on a person’s email to send a verification code to their phone. The attacker then follows up with a text—disguised as the email provider—requesting the code. Believing the message is legitimate, the victim unwittingly gives the scammer access to their email account.
PR - Jun 16, 2015 - Avnet Collaborates with MDeC and IBM to Drive Cloud-Based Enterprise Software Development in Malaysia
Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader announced a collaboration with IBM and the Multimedia Development (MDEC) on the MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiative (MMCI) - “Cloud On-Boarding Programme”.
Under the MSC Malaysia Cloud Computing Enablement Initiative, independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) will be able use IBM Cloud through the pay-as-you-use utility model known as ‘Software-as-a-Services’ (SaaS).
The ISVs and SIs will get access to SoftLayer infrastructure from IBM to develop enterprise software.
To date, this Initiative has seen 288 independent software vendors signed up, more than 20 types of cloud applications developed by local IT players and more than 5,088 SMEs subscribed to cloud services.
|(L-R) Norhizam Abdul Kadir, Vice President of Infotech Division of MDeC, IBM Malaysia managing director Paul Moung and Chiew Yue Lam, general manager of Avnet Technology Solutions|
The collaboration and incentives under MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiative are well aligned to position Malaysia as a global hub for cloud and content services, promote MSC Malaysia software and services locally and abroad, as well as equip SMEs with cloud capabilities to accelerate the nation’s development into a vibrant and innovative digital economy.
PR - Jun 16, 2015 - Tata Comm. Introduces first challenge of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize
Tata Communications today announces the first challenge of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize. The USD $50,000 prize, launched last year, aims to inspire technical visionaries and creative minds worldwide to harness innovation in Formula 1® racing through two technology challenges.
The first challenge this year has been set by the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ and was unveiled by their driver Lewis Hamilton, a 2014 FIA Formula One™ Drivers’ World Champion who is also a judge on the prize panel. Participants have been tasked to design a new approach for displaying critical race car telemetry and sensor data, such as tyre degradation and temperature, airflow, aerodynamics, throttle, brake and oil temperature, and movements inside the gear box, for use on the pit wall, in the garage and at the team headquarters during track sessions. The aim is to help give the team a competitive advantage by empowering engineers on the pitwall at the race track as well as at the factory in the UK, to make more accurate decisions through the visualisation of big data analytics in real-time.
PR - Jun 16, 2015 - Brocade Introduced Revamped Website to Exhance Customer Experience
Today the company introduced an updated corporate website with an improved user experience that is designed to help website visitors easily find the information they’re looking for. It features an innovative design and has been enhanced with our Brocade’s new visual language and streamlined interface.
While visiting the new site, you’ll also notice changes to some of the product names. To help ensure a simplified, unified brand, Brocade are reinforcing the master brand for all of their products. This naming approach is more intuitive and easy to understand. Moving forward, they’ll avoid using sub-brands from acquisitions, and will phase out the Vyatta, SteelApp, Vistapointe, and Connectem names. This is a change in product naming only. Brocade is fully committed to the value of all of these technologies, and are extending them across a full range of Brocade’s virtualized products as part of their open, software-enabled networking strategy.
PR - Jun 15, 2015 - Barracuda launches SaaS Cloud-to-Cloud Backup with support for Microsoft Office 365
Barracuda's new Cloud-to-Cloud Backup currently supports Microsoft Office 365 including Exchange Online and OneDrive for Business. IT administrators concerned about protecting Microsoft Office 365 environments will be able to replicate data over a secure connection to be stored in Barracuda Cloud Storage.
In the event of lost, IT administrators can easily download or restore data directly back to Microsoft’s hosted applications from Barracuda Cloud Control - a centralized web-based administration console, accessible from anywhere. Benefits include:
- Protection against accidental or malicious data loss
- Customizable retention policies and granular selection
- Automated or manual backups
- Search, multi-selection restores, or downloads
- Barracuda Cloud Storage can be deployed in geographically distributed, enterprise-grade data centers
- Data encrypted with HTTPS/SSL in transit and AES 265-bit encryption at rest
PR - Jun 15, 2015 - SG - home.pl Partnership with Acronis Helps Prevent Computer Data Loss
Acronis®, a global leader in new generation data protection, announced a new partnership with home.pl. Through this partnership home.pl will be launching HomeBackup https://home.pl/homebackup. Powered by the Acronis AnyData engine, HomeBackup is a business and personal backup solution designed to prevent from the risk of data loss and stores data files at the home.pl data center located in Poland.
HomeBackup is a complete solution that operates in the background to protect user data. The software requires an Internet connection for backup and access to files in case of any required restoration. Individual users will be able to used HomeBackup on up to two machines while corporate users will be able to install the solution on as many machines as needed.
HomeBackup Key Features Include:
- Eliminates Risk of Data Loss
- Simple Web Management Panel
- Backup Scheduling
- 24 Hour 7 Days a Week Global Technical Support
- Storage from 100-1000GB (files stored at home.pl data center in Poland)
- Affordable Pricing
PR - Jun 12, 2015 - RS Components and TDK Corporation Improvise Cooperation
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has entered into a global agreement with TDK Corporation to distribute the Japan-based manufacturer’s portfolio of TDK and EPCOS passive electronic components.
The agreement consolidates the existing relationship between the two companies, and enables customers around the world to purchase a huge selection of TDK products direct from RS.
PR - Jun 12, 2015 - Acronis Appoints New Country Manager in Malaysia
Acronis®, global leader in new generation data protection, positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Challengers" quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service”, has announced today the appointment of Mr CD Goh as the Country Manager for Malaysia and he will represent Acronis business in the region. In this role, Mr. Goh will be responsible for Malaysian business growth through strategic partnerships, focusing on expansion in the cloud industry and new market verticals.
Mr Goh brings over 27 years of experience in business leadership positions in high-tech and IT companies. He started with IBM Malaysia back in 1988 and was with them for almost 20 years. Thereafter he moved to HP Malaysia and prior to joining Acronis, CD was with Symantec Malaysia as a Commercial Sales Manager.
PR - Jun 11, 2015 - Juniper : CISOs Need Better Tools to Quantify Security Risks
Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, in partnership with the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis, unveiled new insights into the economic challenges, trade-offs and demands facing companies as they protect themselves against increasingly complex security threats.
The in-depth report by leading economic and cybersecurity experts at RAND found chief information security officers (CISOs) often face a chaotic and confusing landscape when deciding the most efficient and cost-effective way to manage the risks posed by security to their business. Most troubling, the research indicates that many companies are spending increasing amounts on cybersecurity tools, but are not confident that these investments are making their infrastructure secure.
PR - Jun 11, 2015 - Huawei Launches Asia Pacific Digital Cloud Exchange in Johor to Power Digital Business in Malaysia
Huawei recently opened its first Regional Data Hosting Centre, the Asia Pacific Digital Cloud Exchange at Bandar Medini, Iskandar, Johor. As part of its long term commitment to support Malaysia’s aspiration to transform into a regional ICT Hub, the Centre will aggregate and distribute digital music, mobile games, video and other multimedia services to telcos in Malaysia and the rest of the Asia Pacific region. The opening ceremony was officiated by the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ HJ Muhyiddin HJ. Mohd Yassin and Mr. Wu Zhengping, the Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Embassy of People’s Republic China in Malaysia.
|Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, YAB Tan Sri Dato’ HJ Muhyiddin HJ. Mohd Yassin|
Huawei’s Digital Cloud Exchange has hit the ground running with several new initiatives announced at the opening ceremony. Global mobile game distributor Uzone Games launched its Mini 4WD game in Malaysia. Les' Copaque Production owned Upin & Ipin, the most influential animation series in Malaysia, also announced that it will provide its digital content to the Asia Pacific region from the Huawei Digital Cloud Exchange in Iskandar. Meanwhile, Huawei signed Memorandum of Understanding with Uzone Games, Les' Copaque Production, M-Mode Mobile and Elite Entertainment to promote digital business and with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to encourage academia and industry collaborations.
PR - Jun 10, 2015 - Plano, TX - WorldVentures Kicks Off a Market Informational Meeting in Taiwan with 8,000 Guests
WorldVentures™, the leading international direct seller of club memberships, celebrated the kick off of a Market Informational Meeting in Taiwan on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Approximately 8,000 guests, including WorldVentures executives and Independent Representatives from across Asia, attended the meeting in Taipei city. Executive VP of Sales and Business Development, Kyle Lowe, as well as the company’s Asian leadership spoke at the event.
|WorldVentures Meeting In Taiwan, 2015|
Due to heavy participation, there were two separate celebrations coinciding with the event, which included a Three Princes Dance performance, symbolizing Taiwan’s progressive culture while cherishing its timeless traditions.
PR - Jun 10, 2015 - P1: Free Internet Trial for 1 Month
Packet One Networks Sdn Bhd (P1) today launched its new “Ready to P1ay” campaign that gives consumers a free month of Internet with zero upfront payment, welcoming new consumers to its newly enhanced 4G network.
The campaign launched today, underlines the company’s confidence in its network and its ability to deliver superior service to customers. During the campaign, new customers who sign up with P1 will enjoy zero first month subscription with zero upfront payment.
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Lai Shu Wei, who introduced the new campaign, said this latest offer was a culmination of improvements happening at the network on the back of the new partnership with TM and SK Telecom.
In addition, during this campaign period, the public can also participate through various activities and contests on P1’s Facebook Page – P1 Connect , where attractive prizes will be given away to lucky winners.