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Friday, May 13, 2016

IT News Week 2 May 2016

For IT News Week 1 May 2016

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - May 13, 2016 - Teradata Malaysia Appoints New Country Manager
  • PR - May 13, 2016 - UOB: Small-and-medium capitalised stocks offer long term growth for the discerning investor
  • PR - May 13, 2016 - Sophos Introduces Enterprise Malware Removal Tool That Cleans Up Exploit Code from RATs, Ransomware and Rootkits
  • PR - May 12, 2016 - Mobile-Optimised Work Environments Drive Measurably Higher Employee Engagement and Business Performance
  • PR - May 12, 2016 - Mobile Power Meter with Silicon Sensor
  • PR - May 11, 2016 - APICTA 2016 Opens for Nomination
  • PR - May 11, 2016 - LeEco Joins Forces with Twitter for Global Brand Expansion
  • PR - May 11, 2016 - Jabra report outlines business failures to support employee productivity
  • PR - May 10, 2016 - IBM Watson to Tackle Cybercrime
  • PR - May 10, 2016 - Brocade vADC Research Findings - Why Smart Organizations Maximise Application Performance 2016

PR - May 13, 2016 - Teradata Malaysia Appoints New Country Manager


Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced that it has appointed Saqib Sabah as its new Country Manager for Malaysia.

As a Teradata veteran with more than 17 years of work experience in international markets including several positions within Teradata Sabah is now responsible to drive growth for Teradata’s business in Malaysia as well as to manage and oversee its sales, professional services and customer management strategies.
Saqib Sabah

Prior to this appointment, Sabah held global sales leadership roles at Teradata in Thailand, the United Kingdom and Pakistan. His journey with Teradata’s solutions began in 2002 when Teradata was part of NCR Corporation.

PR - May 13, 2016 - Small-and-medium capitalised stocks offer long term growth for the discerning investor

Despite the poor performance across Asia’s equity markets in 2015 and the continued impact of the global economic slowdown on regional stock market performance, Southeast Asian economies continue to show promise for long term equity investors. Ms Lim Suet Ling, Chief Executive Officer at UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) Berhad (UOBAM (Malaysia)), shares her economic outlook for the region and explains why she thinks small-to-medium capitalised (small-and-mid cap) stocks offer attractive long-term investment opportunities.

Over the last 10 years, Southeast Asian small-and-mid cap stocks have delivered strong growth and attractive risk-reward for investors.

Small-and-mid cap stocks usually have the potential to deliver greater capital appreciation because smaller companies are often able to increase their profits at a faster rate than larger firms. They are also often priced inefficiently or have modest analyst coverage, making the small-and-mid cap market fertile picking ground for undervalued stocks.

PR - May 13, 2016 - Sophos Introduces Enterprise Malware Removal Tool That Cleans Up Exploit Code from RATs, Ransomware and Rootkits

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, today launched Sophos Clean, the latest addition to its Enduser protection portfolio of advanced malware detection, remediation and removal software. The signature-less technology uses progressive behavior analytics, forensics and collective intelligence to discover and remove code from zero-day threats, Trojans, rootkits, polymorphic malware, irritating cookies, spyware and adware.

Built on technology acquired from SurfRight B.V. in December 2015, Sophos Clean represents the next generation of malware detection and removal tools that can detect known and unknown threats. The on-demand scan does not need to be installed, which is particularly useful in cases of ransomware infection or in situations where malware is manipulating installed security software.

PR - May 12, 2016 - Mobile-Optimised Work Environments Drive Measurably Higher Employee Engagement and Business Performance

A new global study, “Mobility, Performance and Engagement” by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has established a measurable link between more mobile-first working environments and an increase in employee engagement, proving that CIOs can drive increased business performance through well-developed and executed mobile strategies.

Sponsored by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, the study showed that companies rated by employees as “pioneers” in how they support mobile technology saw a rise in productivity (16%), creativity (18%), satisfaction (23%), and loyalty (21%), when compared to organisations that were poorly rated at supporting mobile technology.

To guide CIOs on how to think about mobile-first working in ways that can positively impact revenue, Aruba has developed a CIO blueprint for creating profitable mobile environments.

PR - May 12, 2016 - Mobile Power Meter with Silicon Sensor

Gentec-EO‘s mobile laser power meter PRONTO-Si is a robust and intuitive mobile power meter.



When this compact device is folded up, both the sensor and the color touchscreen display are optimally protected. In the area of the silicon sensor, this device is just 6 mm thick and allows for power measurement even in very tight spaces.

Thanks to the highly-sensitive silicon sensor with an effective aperture of 10 mm x 10 mm, it is possible to quickly and precisely measure power levels significantly less than 1 nW. As if that were not enough: without the need for extra space, the range of measurement can be expanded into the three-digit mW range due to an integrated, "upstream" OD1 attenuator. Low laser power in the wavelength range from 320 nm to 1,100 nm can be measured "in a blink."

PR - May 11, 2016 - APICTA 2016 Opens for Nomination

With the aim of uncovering the best of the best of Malaysia’s ICT industry, the National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) once again calls on local companies to step up to the challenge by participating in this year’s MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA).

APICTA is widely regarded as the foremost industry showcase for excellence in ICT. It serves as the industry’s most acclaimed platform to recognise ground-breaking achievements, creativity and innovation while also providing the launch-pad for local ICT companies to make their mark. Past winners have gone on to greater success at the international level; companies such as Fusionex, MDT Innovation and Les Copaque are among the notable names.

Those interested to submit nominations for MSC Malaysia APICTA 2016 can go to http://www.mscapicta.com.my/.

PR - May 11, 2016 - LeEco Joins Forces with Twitter for Global Brand Expansion

Twitter and leading global technology company LeEco announced today a joint business partnership to grow LeEco’s global influence through the world’s leading live communications platform. The advertising partnership will provide access to campaign-based analytics and custom research, strategic advertiser tools and resources, and first-to-market advertiser innovation in 2016. For example, LeEco will be one of the first brands from China to get access to First View, a new video-based advertising product from Twitter, to reach a global audience.

Twitter’s new First View helps marketers achieve significant audience reach with exclusive ownership of Twitter’s most valuable advertising real estate for a 24-hour period. When users first visit the Twitter app or login to twitter.com, the top ad slot in the timelines will be a Promoted Video from that brand. Now, marketers can tell a powerful visual story across the Twitter audience.

PR - May 11, 2016 - Jabra report outlines business failures to support employee productivity

Jabra is pleased to share their Power of Conversation 2016 report, which provides insights on factors that have a positive and negative impact on workplace productivity. The report reveals that 34% of employees surveyed find noise levels in their working environment too distracting and a 36% say there are too many interruptions from colleagues throughout the day.

As customer calls are getting more complex, the research reveals that the winning companies will be the ones that invest in ensuring working conditions allow for concentration and efficiency of their workers.

For employees who add significant value through conversation with customers on the phone, there are many complex issues with ensuring productivity as a result of interruptions, noise and their working environment. The availability of multiple communications methods for customer service, such as company websites, email or instant messaging, means on-the-phone conversations are even more value-creating.

PR - May 10, 2016 - IBM Watson to Tackle Cybercrime

IBM Security today announced Watson for Cyber Security, a new cloud-based version of the company's cognitive technology trained on the language of security as part of a year-long research project. To further scale the system, IBM plans to collaborate with eight universities to greatly expand the collection of security data IBM has trained the cognitive system with.

Training Watson for Cyber Security is a critical step in the advancement of cognitive security. Watson is learning the nuances of security research findings and discovering patterns and evidence of hidden cyber attacks and threats that could otherwise be missed. Starting this fall, IBM will work with leading universities and their students to further train Watson on the language of cybersecurity, including: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Pennsylvania State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; New York University; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); the University of New Brunswick; the University of Ottawa and the University of Waterloo.

Today's news is part of a pioneering cognitive security project to address the looming cybersecurity skills gap. IBM efforts are designed to improve security analysts’ capabilities using cognitive systems that automate the connections between data, emerging threats and remediation strategies. IBM intends to begin beta production deployments that take advantage of IBM Watson for Cyber Security later this year.

IBM’s world-renowned X-Force research library will be a central part of the materials fed to Watson for Cyber Security. This body of knowledge includes 20 years of security research, details on 8 million spam and phishing attacks and over 100,000 documented vulnerabilities.

PR - May 10, 2016 - Brocade vADC Research Findings - Why Smart Organizations Maximise Application Performance 2016

Brocade has published new global research on why and how smart organisations are maximising application performance in 2016. The study – which was conducted with independent research firm Vanson Bourne via 440 interviews with IT and line-of-business decision makers across organisations with 500+ employees from the US, UK, France, Germany, China and Russia, was commissioned by Brocade to identify and understand the challenges that businesses face in application use from the IT department through to e-commerce customers.

Key Research Findings:
  • Poor application performance can have a significant impact upon an organisation’s competitiveness.
  • Clear acceptance that solving these issues will lead to many benefits.
  • Only a minority of respondents are completely confident about their applications’ current performance.
  • Deploying applications on the cloud does not automatically lead to benefits.
  • Organisations are using hundreds of applications.
  • Mobile applications are particularly important.

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