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Thursday, August 27, 2015

IT News Week 5 Aug 2015

For week 4 of Aug 2015, the most interesting news was the announcement of 6TB hard disk by WD.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Aug 27, 2015 - UOBAM Malaysia launches United Global Durable Equity Fund to help investors benefit from volatile market conditions
  • PR - Aug 26, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab Presents TECHBIZ, A New Business Platform, Seminar & Exhibitions
  • PR - Aug 26, 2015 - iPay88 Secures Over 60% Marketshare in The Online Payment Gateway Industry
  • PR - Aug 25, 2015 - RS-branded 3D printer accepts multiple filament materials for rapid prototyping
  • PR - Aug 24, 2015 - WeChat Commemorates Malaysia’s 58th Independence Day with Exclusive Stickers Drawn by Local Illustrator
  • PR - Aug 24, 2015 - Huawei Introduces Certification to Enhance Professional Competence among Tech Graduates
  • PR - Aug 21, 2015 - U Mobile receives first recognition at the Putra Brand Awards 2015



PR - Aug 27, 2015 - UOBAM Malaysia launches United Global Durable Equity Fund to help investors benefit from volatile market conditions

UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) Berhad is pleased to announce the launch of United Global Durable Equity Fund. The Fund helps investors to benefit from investing in durable companies amid volatile market conditions.

Ms Lim Suet Ling, Chief Executive Officer of UOBAM (Malaysia) said that the launch of the Fund is timely given the volatile outlook for global equities market.

Given the uncertain global macroeconomic conditions, Ms Lim believes that investing in durable companies is favourable because such companies are generally able to generate good returns in any market condition.

PR - Aug 26, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab Presents TECHBIZ, A New Business Platform, Seminar & Exhibitions

Kaspersky Lab, one of the fastest growing IT security vendors in the world, is proud to present TECHBIZ @ Malaysia IT Fair, the first business-to-business event which comprises of business platform, seminar and exhibitions.

TECHBIZ @ Malaysia IT Fair will be taking place from August 28 until 31, 2015 at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The event organized by Unified Distribution Technology Sdn Bhd comes in to fill a spot for the need to host an exhibition for all vendors and business owners, the C-suites and IT managers to come to the same place for the latest business IT solutions.

TECHBIZ, covers 60,000 square feet of exhibition space will see 1,000 corporate visitors and 200,000 public visitors, with over 80 global brands and various trending IT topics prepared by the organizer to be discussed during the event are cloud computing, big data, network security, virtualization, success stories and more SMB related topics.

PR - Aug 26, 2015 - iPay88 Secures Over 60% Marketshare in The Online Payment Gateway Industry

Ecommerce in Malaysia is fast approaching a growth inflection point. In the mid-90s, eCommerce burst into SEA nations, fueled by the global dot-com mania and partly driven the Government's concerted digital transformation initiative under the MSC Malaysia.

iPay88 Sdn Bhd, a local homegrown eCommerce enabler that was established in 2006, today announces that it has successful dominance with a clear lead by securing over 60% of the total marketshare of Malaysia's ONLINE PAYMENT GATEWAY segment - making it the nation's Top No. 1 leading Internet payment solution provider for both online and mobile platforms; as well as strategic plans to lead in the SEA region as well.

iPay88 also shares its newest customers acquired in the latest quarter being Xiamen Airlines, KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu), Hilton Hotel, Padini and Tune Money; and its expected revenue growth target of 50% for the year ending 2015.

PR - Aug 25, 2015 - RS-branded 3D printer accepts multiple filament materials for rapid prototyping

RS Components (RS), the trading brand ofElectrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has launched a new, more advanced model of its RS brand IdeaWerk 3D printer. The RS IdeaWerk Pro, which is priced at only £590, is capable of handling multiple types of filaments, including Flexible, PLA, ABS, PA/NYLON, PC, HIPS and PVA.

The RS IdeaWerk Pro has many features in common with the RS IdeaWerk FDM 3D printer, which is already selling at a reduced price of £490. These features include: build volume of 150 x 150 x 140mm; minimum layer resolution of 0.18mm; and maximum print speed of 30mm3 per hour, which makes it one of the fastest 3D printers in its class. Moreover, in addition to offering multiple filament options including the popular PLA material, the RS IdeaWerk Pro features a heated bed that can handle 0 to 120°C and high-temperature extrusion up to 300°C. Additional capabilities of the printer, available via the product’s touchscreen, include: temperature adjustment of extruder and heated bed; control of filament (in/out) and XYZ-axis movement; progress and status display; and temperature unit selection.

PR - Aug 24, 2015 - WeChat Commemorates Malaysia’s 58th Independence Day with Exclusive Stickers Drawn by Local Illustrator

To help spread the spirit of Merdeka, WeChat in collaboration with renowned Malaysian Illustrator, Pocotee Loh, will be launching a unique set of stickers featuring the iconic Pocotee and her gang of quirky friends!



Known for her cheerful yet mischievous personality, come join Pocotee along with her friends like Dino Dino and Banana as they celebrate Malaysia’s Independence Day with a twist of their unique playfulness that fans from all over the world have come to love. This time around, Pocotee will also be bringing along new friends from different ethnic backgrounds to join in on the festive celebration as one country!

PR - Aug 24, 2015 - Huawei Introduces Certification to Enhance Professional Competence among Tech Graduates

Huawei has once again come through on its commitment to support ICT skill development in the country by introducing a development program for four technology based universities under the Malaysia Technical University Network (MTUN). The Huawei Certified Network Graduate (HCNG) Programme was launched today by YB Dato Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia at Huawei’s Global Training Centre, Cyberjaya.

YB Dato Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia, and [7th from right]  Mr. Abraham Liu Kang, CEO of Huawei Malaysia together with selected graduate students of  Huawei Certified Network Graduate (HCNG) Program from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP), Universiti Tun Hussain Onn Malaysia (UTHM), and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM).

The program is designed to increase professional skills amongst graduates through an industry based curriculum and is aligned with the Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025. Selected graduate students will be exposed to end-to-end holistic ICT training covering IP, Wireless, Fixed, Transmission, and Core Network. The 45-days training program, which ends on 14th September 2015, will conclude with trainees being awarded the Huawei Certified Network Graduated Certification (HCNG).

Under the program, Huawei will specifically deliver:
  • Industry based Course Curriculum, i.e. world-class ICT curriculum that undergraduates need to succeed a dynamic technology industry
  • Laboratory and Site Experience, i.e. Huawei smart devices to access training materials and labs, equipment for practice, live onsite experience to enhance practical capabilities
  • Trainer Cultivation Modeling, i.e. training plan for each trainer to be customized by competency assessment and learning map design
  • Globally benchmarked Certification and Global Test Delivery system to support international, accurate computer-based test system and flawless exam delivery

PR - Aug 21, 2015 - U Mobile receives first recognition at the Putra Brand Awards 2015

U Mobile created a feat at the recent Putra Brand Awards 2015! Clinching Bronze for the Communication Networks category, this is the telco’s first recognition at the prestigious award ceremony!

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