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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Tripadvisor Launches 'Travel Timeline' on Mobile App

Nov 27, 2015 - SG -

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today launched a “Travel Timeline” feature for its mobile app that helps travellers conveniently log and share experiences from their trips. Once activated, the feature automatically creates a timeline of the places travellers have visited and the photos they’ve taken at each location, which can be viewed in chronological order or as a route on a map. The timeline is private to the user on their TripAdvisor app, but travellers can edit their timeline and easily share it with family and friends.

“Travel Timeline is a useful and valuable tool for chronicling travel experiences and conveniently capturing moments to remember,” said Adam Medros, senior vice president, global product, TripAdvisor. “TripAdvisor not only helps travelers plan and book their trips, but with Travel Timeline we help our community document and share them too.”

How Travel Timeline Works

To activate Travel Timeline, users log on to the TripAdvisor mobile app and opt-in to the feature. Once the feature is activated, it will keep a log of the points of interest that the user has visited in a running timeline, and travellers can easily rate and review hotels, restaurants, or attractions they visited. The feature uses the phone’s GPS and motion sensors to predict when the user is visiting somewhere or if they are just passing by. Users may turn Travel Timeline off at any time.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CloudEndure Teams with Google to Bring Free Migration into Google Cloud Platform

Nov 18, 2015-

CloudEndure, provider of live-migration and disaster recovery solutions, is teaming with Google to provide free migration into Google Cloud Platform. This partnership allows customers to migrate from any Windows/Linux machine and any platform, delivering quick migrations without downtime or data loss.

The CloudEndure technology uses continuous block-level replication, which eliminates the need for any OS, application or database configurations as well as allowing the migration to occur while the server is in use, without losing any data or experiencing any downtime during the migration process.

With CloudEndure’s automated machine conversion and cloud orchestration, companies can bring up servers into Google Cloud Platform within minutes, delivering a smooth, stress-free process.

To sign-up for free migrations, please visit

IT News Week 4 Nov 2015

For IT News Week 3 Nov 2015, the most interesting news was the announcement of Barracuda NextGen Firewall desktop appliances.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Nov 25, 2015 - Dubai , UAE - du and Elitecore enable new innovative WiFi monetization platform
  • PR - Nov 25, 2015 - Cloudmatika Launches BaaS in Indonesia, powered by Acronis Backup Cloud
  • PR - Nov 25, 2015 - Biostar Announced GeForce GTX 950
  • PR - Nov 24, 2015 - Norton Security: More Consumers Believe They Will Experience Online Crime
  • PR - Nov 24, 2015 - iFlix Launches Download and Watch Offline Feature
  • PR - Nov 24, 2015 - AMD launches new graphics software, Radeon Software Crimson Edition
  • PR - Nov 20, 2015 - Brocade Achieves VMware Ready™ Status for Network Functions
  • PR - Nov 19, 2015 - IBM Watson ‘Trend App’ Forecasts What’s In & What’s Not this Holiday Season
  • PR - Nov 18, 2015 - Malaysia’s Exchange Traffic for H12015 Up by 60 percent
  • PR - Nov 18, 2015 - Cartrack sees Singapore as platform for global growth
  • PR - Nov 18, 2015 - VMware Strengthens Commitment to Malaysian Academia and Businesses at vForum

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CIOs deliver positive forecast for the Greater China technology sector

Nov 12, 2015:

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) across Greater China (Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan) have expressed their optimism toward the technology job market in the next 12 months in the recent Michael Page 2015 Greater China CIO Viewpoint.
  • 46% of CIOs predict the technology job market will improve; 35% state it will remain steady
  • 53% of CIOs expect to increase headcount in the next 12 months
  • 49% of technology professionals state that their budgets have increased in the past year
  • 62% of CIOs claim that their IT budget is the equivalent of 1-5% of their company’s revenue and over one out of four (26%) respondents say it is as high as 6% or above
  • On average, 38% of a CIO’s time is spent on operations, and 24% spent on strategy
  • Big data has been a key area of focus for Greater China's CIOs in 2015 especially in Hong Kong and Taiwan, while mobility is a strong area of focus in the next 12 months

In terms of the main business improvement projects, CIOs are primarily concentrating on improving processes such as data consolidation and sales operations, but improving experiences for mobile and wireless devices will be key moving forward. In the next 12 months, mobility is nominated as the top area for new technology spending by CIOs in Mainland China and Hong Kong, while in Taiwan, where CIOs are much more focused on managing the drivers of business performance, cloud services are ranked as their top priority for 2016.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

IT News Week 3 Nov 2015

For IT News Week 2 Nov 2015.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Nov 19, 2015 - Blue Coat Releases Industry’s First Cloud Generation Web Gateway
  • PR - Nov 18, 2015 - ASUS ZenLooks Launch
  • PR - Nov 18, 2015 - ipoque brings application awareness technology to Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand ecosystem
  • PR - Nov 17, 2015 - Hundreds Paint the Town Orange At TNT Charity Hunt 2015 for A Good Cause
  • PR - Nov 17, 2015 - Brocade Enables World's First 100 Gbps Trans-Pacific Research and Education Network
  • PR - Nov 17, 2015 - GameStart Asia 2015 wraps up its second edition on a high note
  • PR - Nov 17, 2015 - Barracuda the First to Launch Affordable NextGen Firewall Desktop App
  • PR - Nov 17, 2015 - RS Components appoints Alexander von Schirmeister as Chief Innovation Officer to head up IT and Digital
  • PR - Nov 13, 2015 - PropQuest Launches New Innovation in Singapore’s Property Market
  • PR - Nov 12, 2015 - Intel and Microsoft Encourages Malaysians to Make Magic
  • PR - Nov 11, 2015 - Laser Modules Smaller than a Pin
  • PR - Nov 11, 2015 - Smile partners with Squire Technologies to deploy the first VoLTE network in Africa
  • PR - Nov 10, 2015 - EMC New Isilon Offerings Span Edge, Core and Cloud

Friday, November 13, 2015

BMW Group Malaysia Introduces the New BMW 3 Series (2015)

Nov 13, 2015 -

The new BMW 3 Series is introduced in four new model variants including the all-new BMW 318i, the BMW 320i, the BMW 320d and the all-new BMW 330i, which equipped with the extra-dynamic Sport Line, exclusive and elegant Luxury Line or the extremely athletic M Sport Package. The new eye-catching looks of the all-new premium sports sedan is also accompanied with even more powerful and efficient new drivetrains, further optimised chassis and suspension, new interior enhancements, and a new segment leading, comprehensive BMW ConnectedDrive suite of technologies – the first in the Malaysian premium segment.

The all-new BMW 330i M Sport in Alpine White

The striking presence of the new BMW 3 Series on the road is sportier than all and more elegant than ever. The sporty sedan upholds the design tradition of the BMW brand with distinctively sculpted long bonnet, short front and rear overhangs, long wheelbase and set-back passenger compartment. Each harmoniously integrated to create the extremely dynamic proportions that are as much a hallmark of BMW as ideal 50:50 weight distribution.

The all-new BMW 318i will be the first BMW 3 Series model variant to be introduced with the Engine of the Year 2015 award winning 3-cylinder petrol engine. The innovative BMW TwinPower Turbo 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, which shares the same DNA as the multi-award-winning BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine delivers a maximum output of 136 hp, torque of 220 Nm and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds. The combined fuel consumption of the all-new BMW 318i stands from 5.1 litres per 100 km with C02 emissions of 119 g/km.

The arrival of the new BMW 3 Series also marks the world premiere of the new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, equipped in both the new BMW 320i and the all-new BMW 330i.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Porn Presents the Greatest Threat For Malware Attacks

Nov 11, 2015 -

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. a market leader in today’s enterprise security announced an alarming hike in more malicious malware attacks. This includes from smaller scale, less disturbing attacks to serious personal ransomware (cyber blackmail) and undetectable inserts of spyware on devices with the intent to profile users’ buying behaviors.
Kenneth Chen, M.D, Blue Coat for ASEAN, Hong Kong & Taiwan

When Blue Coat recently compared the top categories of “infection vectors” from 2014 to 2015, it found that pornography was once again the number one threat vector, taking over from WebAds, which has dropped from almost 20 percent last year to less than five percent this year. The threats on porn sites include both malvertising attacks and sites that host Trojan horse apps.

“It certainly presents a problem whereby upon entering porn sites, users find that there is no easy way out once been exposed to malware attacks,” Chen expresses his concern over the increase in porn surfing activities from 16.55 percent in 2014 to over 36 percent this year. This potentially means that whenever we see a mobile user’s traffic heading to malicious sites, it is most likely 36 percent of the time that that user is following a link from a porn site.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

MalaysiaOneCloud - One-Stop Platform for Cloud

Nov 11, 2015 -

CloudFX Group and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) have announced the launch of its long-awaited, Malaysian-centric next-generation cloud service market place, a Business-2-Business e-commerce platform to serve as a central repository for secure, available and high-performance cloud services from proven global, regional and local cloud service providers.

In a nutshell, MalaysiaOneCloud provides infrastructure for developers to host apps on the cloud - virtual data center.

Just think of it as AWS or Windows Azure or Openshift or Aliyun or etc.

It is good for three great reasons.

1.) It is a one-stop platform for developers to subscribe to different cloud infrastructures from proven global, regional and local cloud service providers - in other words, it allows you to subscribe to multiple providers from a single location with a single billing channel.

2.) Besides serving as the one-stop platform for developers to host apps, it also serves as a market place for cloud based apps - analogous to the AppStore for mobile apps.

3.) The best thing is that it is cheaper than going direct, this is achievable due to the crowd sourcing factor or some may call it the hedging factor.

The only disadvantage is that one is left with less subscription customization options.

Getex Malaysia : Earn as you shop

Nov 5, 2015 -

According to Trading Economics, based on a report by the Department of Statistic Malaysia, consumer spending in Malaysia decreased to RM134,900 million in the second quarter of 2015 from RM135,507million in the first quarter of 2015.

While the current economic situation and the ringgit are in a sorry state, people are becoming more and more cost conscious. Every ringgit spent is a well thought out one; in fact it is stretched to the maximum.

Getex Malaysia attempts to offer miracle to help with the situation.

As online CASHBACK platform, fellow Malaysians can earn some extra bucks whilst shopping.

(L-R) Buvaneswaran Naidu, Nisya Aziz and Ridzwan Hamzah.

Operating since June 2015, Getex Malaysia offers shoppers cashback up to 12% (varies by stores) from more than 50 online retailers. To enjoy the cashback benefit, customers just need to register typically by providing an email address and creating a password.

Buvaneswaren Naidu, Getex Malaysia Chief Operation Officer says: “Getex Malaysia is created to help the consumer spend smartly. With this platform, we put the purchasing power back to the hands of the shoppers and let them stretch the money they spend. And better still, earn a portion of the money spent going back to shoppers when they make qualifying purchases from eligible retailers, on top of the promotions or discounts that are already being offered. Talk about empowering consumers again.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

IT News Week 2 Nov 2015

For IT News Week 1 Nov 2015, the most interesting news was the announcement of ultra-low power connectivity solution by Tata Comm.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Nov 11, 2015 - Hitachi Data Systems Redefines IT Infrastructure Performance with New Flash Portfolio
  • Ovum - Nov 11, 2015 - Ovum sees telcos becoming established players in the pay-TV market
  • PR - Nov 10, 2015 - Consumer Drone Sales to Reach Almost 4m this Year, Rising to 16m Annually by 2020
  • PR - Nov 9, 2015 - Microsoft and Red Hat to deliver new standard for enterprise cloud experiences
  • PR - Nov 9, 2015 - Ulleung County Office in South Korea Deploys Acronis Backup Advanced In a Remote Island Location
  • PR - Nov 6, 2015 - HP Announces Multiple Industry Firsts in New Portfolio to Extend Commercial PC Leadership
  • PR - Nov 6, 2015 - Microsoft Empowers Customers through Local Cloud and A Wave of New Cloud Partnerships
  • PR - Nov 6, 2015 - STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan - BAE Systems Receives $245.3 Million U.S. Army Contract to Continue M109A7
  • PR - Nov 4, 2015 - Juniper Networks Introduces Junos Software Disaggregation to Dramatically Expand Customer Choice and Network Automation
  • PR - Nov 3, 2015 - IBM Study: C-suite Executives See “Uberization” As Primary Competitive Threat
  • PR - Oct 29, 2015 - Jabra Answers Your Call For The Best of Voice, Music & More With Four New Audio Solutions
  • PR - Oct 29, 2015 - SM and PM Patch Cables from 450 to 1550 nm
  • Ovum - Oct 28, 2015 - BT/EE given the regulatory nod, while Three/O2 looks increasingly uncertain
  • PR - Oct 28, 2015 - Parents Under Pressure To Protect Both Young and Old Online, Kaspersky Lab’s Survey Shows
  • PR - Oct 28, 2015 - MAPA Professionnel gloves range from RS Components protects hands, preserves dexterity
  • PR - Oct 28, 2015 - Huawei Consumer BG Appoints Ms. Abigail Sarah Brody as Chief Designer of User Experience (UX)
  • PR - Oct 27, 2015 - CORVALLIS, Ore. - “Spring-mass” technology heralds the future of walking robots

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Genesys announces key partnership with Microsoft

Oct 29, 2015:

Genesys, the market leader in omnichannel customer experience (CX) and contact center solutions, has made three major announcements at its annual G-Force global summit, which takes place in Miami this week.

They include:
  1. A deeper relationship with Microsoft to bring rich video support from Skype for Business to the Genesys Customer Experience Platform to further transform and personalize customer experience.
  2. The launch of Genesys AppFoundry – a newly available online marketplace which allows Genesys customers to find customer experience applications, integrations and services that address their unique business needs.
  3. The winners of the 10th annual Customer Innovation Awards

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

IT News Week 1 Nov 2015

For week 5 of Oct 2015.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Nov 4, 2015 - LinkedIn appoints Olivier Legrand as its Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific region
  • PR - Nov 4, 2015 - Juniper Networks Transforms Network Economics with Industry’s Most Scalable NFV Solution
  • PR - Nov 4, 2015 - LinkedIn APAC Managing Director joins PropertyGuru Group as President
  • PR - Nov 4, 2015 - Now You Can Be A Property Guru Too!
  • PR - Nov 3, 2015 - IBM Acquires Gravitant to Boost Hybrid Cloud and Enterprise Services
  • PR - Nov 3, 2015 - Tata Comm. debuts ultra-low power connectivity solution to pave the way for the Internet of Things in India
  • PR - Nov 3, 2015 - Citrix : Staying agile and thriving in a changing world
  • Juniper Research - Nov 2, 2015 - Hampshire, UK : Active VoLTE Connections to Exceed 1 Billion by 2018, as Mobile Operator Roll-outs Intensify
  • PR - Nov 2, 2015 - OPPO Malaysia and 11street are giving away Limited Units of OPPO R7 Plus FC Barcelona Edition
  • PR - Nov 2, 2015 - Singapore's First Liberal Arts College Taps Red Hat and Dell for OpenStack-based Software-defined Datacenter
  • PR - Oct 30, 2015 - K.L - PIKOM Elects New Leadership For 2016
  • PR - Oct 30, 2015 - Young Malaysians Get Hands-on Experience with BAE Systems' Eye-Tracking Technology at KLESF 2015
  • PR - Oct 28, 2015 - K.L - Internet Tracking Exposed
  • PR - Oct 28, 2015 - 20 Malaysian Students Part of 2015 Edition of Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future Program’

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

DCD Focus on Thailand Drives the Move Towards the Digital Economy and New Era of Cloud

Nov 3, 2015

Recognizing the potential of Thailand as the next digital economy, global media company and conference producer, DatacenterDynamics (DCD), will be hosting its second conference in Thailand under its umbrella of DCD “Focus” events. For its second year in Thailand, DCD will focus on the theme “Moving Towards a Digital Economy and The New Era of Cloud” to drive the industry towards the best practices and innovations required for the enablement of cloud adoption and the digital economy.

With strong government support and growing inward investment, Thailand is beginning a digital infrastructure journey that will see it support a growing community of cloud users and data center operators. This is also supported by a report released earlier this year by DCD Intelligence, where the market showed much potential with a high Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) to 2020 for assets (12.32%) and investment (12.11%).

To be the next digital hub in Asia could be a little too far-fetched, with strong competitors such as Hong Kong and Singapore who already have stable infrastructure to support the digital economy of the region. Nevertheless, the vision of digital economy is realistic, with the 67 million population of Thailand, and the impressive popularity of social media there.

Thailand is putting in great efforts to support this vision. Cloud has a prominent and visible role to enhance the digital economy. Taking the lead, the e-Government Agency of Thailand has been setting standards and promoting cloud adoption through practical steps, such as the introduction of G-Cloud. Apart from the government’s effort, active support for the industry can be seen through the many strong local players, such as TCC Technology and True Internet, who provide data center and cloud services to meet the growing demand of the market. Complimented with tax incentives through the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI), the region has also seen a rise in foreign investments from international firms such as NTT Facilities and SuperNap International.

Symantec Introduces New Era of Advanced Threat Protection

Oct 29, 2015 - K.L

Symantec Corp., the global leader in cyber security, introduced Symantec Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), the first solution that can detect and remediate advanced threats across control points, from a single console with just a click, all with no new endpoint agents to deploy.

Advanced threats, such as ransomware, remote access trojans, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and zero day attacks, are on the rise and security professionals can no longer rely on using individual point products at each control point to stop them. The process of uncovering threat data across endpoint, network and email gateways is manual and time-consuming, which gives attackers an edge. Symantec ATP correlates suspicious activity across all control points and prioritizes the events that pose the most risk to an organization. Once a critical threat is identified, it can now be quickly contained and new instances can be blocked.

Symantec ATP allows customers to:
  • Uncover a full range of threats from APTs to zero day attacks across endpoint, network and email, with cross-control point detection and environmental search
  • Prioritize what matters most by correlating the threat intelligence from across local control points with all that Symantec sees globally through its massive telemetry
  • Remediate the threats fast through containment of endpoints and blocking new instances across control points, with one click, from a single console
  • Leverage existing investments in Symantec Endpoint Security and Email, without deploying any new endpoint agents.