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Friday, April 22, 2016

IT News Week 4 Apr 2016

For IT News Week 2 Apr 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Apr 21, 2016 - New Cloud Storage Options Enable Oracle DIVA Customers to Securely Store, Manage, and Retrieve Rich Media Assets
  • PR - Apr 21, 2016 - New MD joins LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH
  • PR - Apr 20, 2016 - Western Digital Enhances Its Datacenter Portfolio with WD Gold Hard Drives
  • PR - Apr 20, 2016 - Labuan International Business and Financial Centre Launches Asean Roadshow 2016
  • Ovum - Apr 20, 2016 - Melbourne - Ovum Predicts App Revenue to Double by 2020, Outpacing Download Growth
  • PR - Apr 20, 2016 - Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID is now available in Malaysia!
  • PR - Apr 19, 2016 - Kaspersky Lab Discovers Security Issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System
  • PR - Apr 19, 2016 - SG/Seoul - Acronis Supplies ‘Backup Advanced’ to Yuhan Corporation for Data Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • PR - Apr 15, 2016 - UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) launches United Target Income Bond Fund 6
  • PR - Apr 15, 2016 - OutSystems Named a Leader Among Low-Code Development Platforms
  • PR - Apr 15, 2016 - HCL Insys Pte Ltd Expands Strategic Partnership with Aspect Software
  • PR - Apr 14, 2016 - BAE Systems Unmasks Today's Cybercriminals
  • PR - Apr 14, 2016 - ASUS Announces Support for Intel Core i7 X-Series Processors
  • PR - Apr 14, 2016 - HWBOT Partners with TAITRA and CyberMedia to Promote Overclocking at COMPUTEX 2016

PR - Apr 21, 2016 - New Cloud Storage Options Enable Oracle DIVA Customers to Securely Store, Manage, and Retrieve Rich Media Assets

Oracle announced new cloud storage options that enable organizations with large volumes of rich media to store, manage, and retrieve content for one-seventh the cost of any other cloud archive service. By integrating Oracle DIVA, the industry-leading content storage management application, with Oracle Storage Cloud Service - Archive Storage, Oracle is enabling customers to take advantage of flexible and scalable cloud storage priced at one-tenth of a penny per gigabyte per month or $12,000 USD per petabyte per year.

The integration of Oracle DIVA with Oracle Storage Cloud Service - Archive Storage also provides customers with an incremental cloud extension tier to on-premises archive solutions, such as Oracle’s StorageTek SL8500 and SL3000 tape libraries.

To further support the storage and archiving demands of the world’s largest media organizations, Oracle has also updated Oracle DIVAnet, Oracle DIVArchive, and AXF Explorer, an open format for universal content transport, storage, and long-term preservation.

PR - Apr 21, 2016 - New MD joins LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH

German-based LSE Leading Security Experts GmbH, a holding of MAX21 Management- und Beteiligungen AG (ticker symbol: MA1, ISIN: DE000A0D88T), has announced the appointment of Arved Graf von Stackelberg as their new CEO. In addition to overall responsibility as CEO, he will focus his activities on the Sales and Marketing departments.

Arved Graf von Stackelberg has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in the IT and security sector, and will drive the company's growth trends further. During his earlier career, von Stackelberg oversaw the market introduction and expansion of several well-known American IT security firms in Germany and Central Europe. These included, among others, Fortify Inc. and the security product division of Hewlett-Packard. There, he was in particular responsible for the design of sales and growth strategies, implementing them with his marketing and sales teams. His other positions have included a number of American and Israeli software startups. He was last employed by the Cloud Security provider Veracode as Director Continental Europe.

PR - Apr 20, 2016 - Western Digital Enhances Its Datacenter Portfolio with WD Gold Hard Drives

Western Digital Corporation, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the expansion of its award-winning color portfolio with a new line; WD Gold™ datacenter hard drives. WD Gold datacenter hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures.

With purpose-driven designs for the datacenter, WD Gold datacenter hard drives are launching with a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 8TB that offers HelioSeal® helium-technology for performance, ideal capacity per square foot, power efficiency and low power consumption for datacenter environments.
WD Gold datacenter HD

WD Gold datacenter hard drives feature an optimized design with an 8TB option that helps reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of servers and storage systems, benefiting IT administrators challenged with growing storage capacity needs on limited budgets. WD Gold hard drives will also include a premium dedicated support line for customers worldwide.

PR - Apr 20, 2016 - Labuan International Business and Financial Centre Launches Asean Roadshow 2016

Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC), Asia Pacific’s midshore international business and financial centre, launched a series of Roadshows across ASEAN today with a masterclass in Jakarta. The Labuan IBFC ASEAN Roadshow 2016 will visit key countries in ASEAN and, for the first time will include events as well as closed door briefings in the emerging economies of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. The roadshows which kick off in Jakarta today, will continue through till end July.

“Our approach to the roadshow this year is distinct as we are targeting business owners in the region looking to internationalise or even regionalise their businesses. We believe that with as businesses embrace higher tax transparency requirements, it would be natural for them to consider to establishing substance in a well-regulated jurisdiction facilitate cross border transactions and investments.” said Danial Mah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC.

The masterclass included a presentation on the Labuan International Waqf Foundation, a Shariah-compliant wealth management tool, which incorporates the element of waqf in its structure. Labuan IBFC is the only jurisdiction in the region offering Foundation structures including Islamic Foundations with waqf elements built in.

Ovum - Apr 20, 2016 - Melbourne - Ovum Predicts App Revenue to Double by 2020, Outpacing Download Growth

Global mobile app revenue will grow by 2.2 times over the next five years, from US$36bn in 2015 to US$79bn in 2020, according to global analyst firm Ovum. This is compared to a 1.8 times increase in the number of app downloads – from 211 billion in 2015 to 378 billion in 2020.

According to Ovum, the mobile app market will grow more over the next five years than since its inception eight years ago. More than three times as much revenue will be generated between 2016 and 2020 than was generated between 2008 and 2015, and there will be 2.5 times as many downloads.

Global app downloads and revenue, 2008–15 vs. 2016–20

PR - Apr 20, 2016 - Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID is now available in Malaysia!

Microsoft has brought the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID to Malaysia!

Since the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has heard from a lot of its customers that they really love the convenience and security of Windows Hello, which allows you to log onto your device with just a look or a touch. Microsoft has also heard how its Surface Pro 3 customers want to use this feature as well.

The new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID is a perfect upgrade for Surface Pro 3 customers, offering the same premium features as the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover, including the redesigned mechanical keyboard with optimal key spacing for fast and fluid typing, and an enlarged glass trackpad for precision control and navigation.

PR - Apr 19, 2016 - Kaspersky Lab Discovers Security Issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System

In an attempt to explore security issues in smart city transport infrastructure and give recommendations on how to address them, a Kaspersky Lab Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) expert has conducted field research into the specific type of road sensors that gather information about city traffic flow.

As a result, Kaspersky Lab has proved that data gathered and processed by these sensors can be dramatically compromised. This could potentially affect future city authority decisions on the development of road infrastructure.

Transport infrastructure in a modern megalopolis represents a very complicated system, containing different sorts of traffic and road sensors, cameras, and even smart traffic light systems. All the information gathered by these devices is delivered and analyzed in a real-time by the special city authorities. Decisions about future road constructions and transport infrastructure planning can be made based on this information. If the data is compromised it can cause millions in losses to the city.

In particular, if fraudulent access to the transport infrastructure is gained, the following may occur:
  • The data gathered by road sensors may be compromised in an attempt to sabotage it or resell it to third parties;
  • Modification, falsification and even deletion of critical data;
  • Demolition of the expensive equipment;
  • Sabotage the work of the city authority’s services.
Kaspersky Lab recommends several measures to help prevent a successful cyberattack against transport infrastructure devices. These include:
  • Remove or hide the vendor’s name on the device, as this could help an attacker to find tools online for hacking the device;
  • Change the default names of the device and disguise the vendor’s MAC addresses if possible;
  • Use two steps of authentication on devices with Bluetooth connectivity and protect them with strong passwords;
  • Cooperate with security researchers to find and patch vulnerabilities.
PR - Apr 19, 2016 - SG/Seoul - Acronis Supplies ‘Backup Advanced’ to Yuhan Corporation for Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

Acronis®, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, today announced that Yuhan Corporation has successfully deployed Acronis Backup Advanced, an enterprise solution for data protection and disaster recovery, on its entire IT infrastructure, including internal servers, data storage and other computer systems.

Founded in 1926, Yuhan Corporation is one of Korea’s leading pharmaceutical companies, producing quality pharmaceuticals and focusing on public health.

Yuhan required a stable data security solution to protect IT infrastructure, servers and client workstations used by the company’s staff at the corporate headquarters, factories and laboratories. There was also a need for establishing a robust disaster recovery procedure to prevent and deal with possible data loss incidents caused by system failures, natural disasters, physical damage and other accidents.

After reviewing and testing a number of available backup solutions on the market, Yuhan’s IT department selected Acronis Backup Advanced for Multiplatform, a solution that is safe to deploy on existing IT infrastructure, and easy to use because of its highly versatile centralized management console. The solution supports both Windows and Linux computer environments.

PR - Apr 15, 2016 - HCL Insys Pte Ltd Expands Strategic Partnership with Aspect Software

Aspect Software, a leading provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and self-service solutions, has announced the expansion of its partnership with HCL Insys Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of HCL Infosystems, a premier IT Services, distribution and digital solutions company.

Under this new agreement, HCL Insys will offer Aspect’s complete solutions and services portfolio – Aspect Hosted, Aspect Unified IP, and self-service suite – to its customers in Singapore and Middle East regions, in addition to their existing partnership in India. This alliance will broaden HCL’s solutions portfolio, bolstering its ability to provide the right solution to help organisations achieve their business outcomes to remain competitive.

“For years, Aspect has been a trusted custodian of IT investments for some of the largest enterprises across globe. Our expanded relationship with HCL to other regions builds from the strong foundation and successful partnership in India, where we are jointly helping some of the largest outsourcing and technology companies in the region to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Our complementing synergies will fulfill the complex Contact Center requirements of any enterprise, with Aspect delivering full-feature customer engagement solutions and HCL serving the software and application needs,” commented Chris Koziol, President, Aspect.

PR - Apr 15, 2016 - OutSystems Named a Leader Among Low-Code Development Platforms

Digital transformation requires a fundamental change in how apps are built and delivered, and low-code platforms radically accelerate that journey.

Innovative leaders are using low-code platforms to:

  • Overcome the struggle to keep pace with demand for new apps
  • Cope with the explosion of skills needed and the scarcity of talent
  • Deliver apps quickly without compromising security, scalability and application management

The low-code platform market is growing rapidly and Forrester Research just released The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016 where they identify OutSystems a leader based on a 26-criteria evaluation of the top 14 vendors.

PR - Apr 15, 2016 - UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) launches United Target Income Bond Fund 6

UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) Berhad (UOBAM (Malaysia)) has launched the United Target Income Bond Fund 6 (the Fund) to cater to investors’ demand for attractive yields amid a low interest rate environment.

The Fund seeks to offer investors better returns than fixed deposits by investing in a diversified portfolio of Asian corporate, sovereign and quasi-sovereign bonds. UOBAM (Malaysia) adopts a rigorous bottom-up security selection process to identify bonds issued by Asian governments and corporates with sound balance sheets and robust fundamentals.

The three-year closed-ended bond fund seeks to provide investors with an annual income distribution of between 4.5 and five per cent and is suitable for investors with a moderate risk appetite and a short-to-medium term investment horizon.

PR - Apr 14, 2016 - BAE Systems Unmasks Today's Cybercriminals

BAE Systems today revealed some of the biggest cyber threats to Malaysian businesses by unveiling The Unusual Suspects; the unseen, threatening, mysterious adversaries businesses must defend against.

As a part of BAE Systems’ global initiative to increase awareness on potential cyber attacks, The Unusual Suspects campaign aims to expose how cybercrimials can cause harm to companies around the globe, and provide some practical ways that companies can defend against them.

The campaign profiles six prominent types of cybercriminals, showcasing their motivations and methods. The profiles, derived from expert analysis of thousands of cyber attacks on businesses around the world, are:
  • The Mule – naive opportunists who may not even realise they work for criminal gangs to launder money;
  • The Professional – career criminals who ‘work’ 9-5 in the digital shadows;
  • The Nation State Actor – individuals who work directly or indirectly for their government to steal sensitive information and disrupt enemies’ capabilities;
  • The Activist – motivated to change the world via questionable means;
  • The Getaway – the youthful teenager who are keen to impress and can escape a custodial sentence due to their age;
  • The Insider – disillusioned, blackmailed or even over-helpful employees operating from within the walls of their own company.

PR - Apr 14, 2016 - ASUS Announces Support for Intel Core i7 X-Series Processors

ASUS today announced support for the upcoming Intel® Core™ i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon™ processors[1], with UEFI BIOS updates available immediately for all ASUS X99 Series motherboards.

With a choice of easy-to-use ways to update the UEFI BIOS supported by comprehensive and detailed online tutorials, owners of ASUS X99 series motherboards can benefit immediately from quick, safe and smooth upgrades without any worries — allowing them to unleash the great performance of the latest high-performance Intel Core i7 X-Series processors in just a few simple steps.

Users keen to take advantage of the power of Intel Core i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon processors can visit the ASUS website (http://www.asus.com) and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today. A list of compatible X99 Series motherboards is included below, and is also available online at http://www.asus.com/Microsite/mb/intel-core-i7-x-series-cpu-ready

PR - Apr 14, 2016 - HWBOT Partners with TAITRA and CyberMedia to Promote Overclocking at COMPUTEX 2016

HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings is delighted to announce its partnership with TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and CyberMedia as the HWBOT World Tour 2016 attends COMPUTEX 2016.

From May 31st - June 4th 2016, the HWBOT World Tour 2016 will host a booth located on the 4th Floor of the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. Visitors to COMPUTEX 2016 will find a relaxed social environment for overclockers to learn, share and compete, as well a platform to learn about overclocking, the OC community and the significance of overclocking to the enthusiast PC market.

The highlight of the World Tour stop in Taipei will be the HWBOT World Series overclocking contest where Extreme overclockers compete for some great prizes and a chance to face the best of each World Tour stop during the OC World Championship final in Berlin, Germany at the end of the year. In short, HWBOT will bring all of the excitement of competitive overclocking to COMPUTEX 2016.

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