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Friday, June 03, 2016

IT News Week 1 Jun 2016

For IT News Week 4 May 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jun 3, 2016 - A third of consumers willing to ditch their friends for their smartphone
  • PR - Jun 2, 2016 - F-Secure Appoints Samu Konttinen as President and CEO
  • PR - Jun 2, 2016 - Shenzhen, China - Huntkey at COMPUTEX 2016
  • PR - Jun 2, 2016 - HWBOT and CyberMedia Bring Overclocking to COMPUTEX 2016
  • PR - Jun 2, 2016 - Microsoft and Xiaomi Expand Partnership to Bring Productivity Services To Millions Of Devices
  • PR - Jun 2, 2016 - Spherix Featured in International Patent Publication
  • PR - Jun 1, 2016 - Shopee launches Free Shipping Program for everyone in Malaysia!
  • PR - May 31, 2016 - Parents Grapple with Cyber bullying, Online Predators and Privacy in Malaysia
  • PR - May 31, 2016 - Brocade Advances Automation Leadership with Open Network Automation Platform
  • PR - May 31, 2016 - PIKOM Hosts Inaugural PLC Annual Leadership Award
  • PR - May 30, 2016 - Mobile Network Operators of the world meet at the 18th SIGOS Telecommunications Conference in Frankfurt, Germany
  • PR - May 30, 2016 - Intralinks Announces Content Collaboration Network


PR - Jun 3, 2016 - A third of consumers willing to ditch their friends for their smartphone

An experiment, which asked participants to rate various people and objects in their lives in order of importance, has discovered that 37.4 per cent of participants rate their smartphone as more, or equally, important as their close friends. The results of the experiment, which was conducted by the universities of Würzburg and Nottingham Trent, on behalf of Kaspersky Lab, show that smartphones are set to overtake friends in importance.
  • 29.4 per cent of participants said their smartphone was equally important, or more important, to them than their parents
  • 21.2 per cent said their smartphone was equal to, or more important, than their partner
  • 16.7 per cent rated their smartphone in the highest importance category, although only 1.1 per cent said their smartphone was more important than anything else in their life.

PR - Jun 2, 2016 - F-Secure Appoints Samu Konttinen as President and CEO

Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO of F-Secure Corporation, has resigned to pursue a leadership opportunity outside the company. The F-Secure Board of Directors has appointed Samu Konttinen as new President and CEO, effective 1 August 2016. Konttinen joined F-Secure in 2005 and has held a wide range of senior management positions in the company, including Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Executive Vice President of F-Secure’s Consumer Business. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President Corporate Security Business. Since 2009 he has been a member of the Leadership team.

Samu Konttinen, CEO & President, F-Secure Corporation


“I’m excited to take the role as President and CEO of F-Secure,” says Samu Konttinen. “Thousands of companies and millions of people around the world already trust us to defend them against cyber attacks. With our strategy, we are well positioned for further growth. I’m proud that we employ some of the brightest minds in the security industry, and together with them, I’m looking forward to taking advantage of the new opportunities in the connected world.”

PR - Jun 2, 2016 - Shenzhen, China - Huntkey at COMPUTEX 2016

COMPUTEX, the largest IT show in Asia and the second largest IT show in the world, opens on 5/31 in Taipei.

Every year, top IT elites, innovators and entrepreneurs from every corner of the world gather to showcase the most advanced and innovative IT products. As a leading global power solution provider, Huntkey brings its latest products and high-end gaming equipment platform MVPLAND to booth no. I0325a at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

There are four display areas on the booth dedicated to E-sports experience, innovative electrical products, smart home electrical products and charging products.



The E-sports experience area exhibits high-end gaming equipment such as PSUs, chassis, RGB fans, RGB mouses and watercooling and marks the formal debut outside of Mainland China of the MVPLAND platform.

MVPLAND is a high-end gaming equipment platform supported by global leading games equipment manufacturers and games equipment alliances. It provides players exclusive, customized and ultimate gaming equipment, lets players show their individual characters, and brings them an all-directional high-end gaming equipment experience and service.


PR - Jun 2, 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan - HWBOT and CyberMedia Bring Overclocking to COMPUTEX 2016

HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings, with its industry partner CyberMedia proudly presents the arrival of the biggest Overclocking event at COMPUTEX, 2016. The World Tour Asia event hit the ground running with a successful press conference held by CyberMedia where many of the world’s top technology and PC enthusiast media enjoyed a morning filled with exciting new product launches and an introduction to extreme Overclocking.
Roman Hartung demonstrated overclocking cooling using liquid nitrogen

“It was great to launch the HWBOT World Tour Asia event at COMPUTEX 2016 with the support of valued partners who recognize the importance that Overclocking plays in the industry,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “We also very excited to host the Word Series extreme Overclocking contest where each day we can see some the world’s most talented Overclockers compete for cash prizes.”


World Tour sponsors ZADAK511, Intel, AOC and Seasonic addressed the media to talk about new product launches and the importance of Overclocking and its relevance to the technology industry. Renowned overclocker, Roman Hartung demonstrated extreme sub-zero Overclocking using the liquid nitrogen to cool the latest Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors.
  • ZADAK511 introduced SHIELD RGB LED series SSDs and DDR4 memory modules which combine high-performance and sophisticated design for power users, gamers and enthusiasts who appreciate bleeding edge design.
  • Intel officially launched their latest Intel® Core i7™ processor Extreme Edition
  • AGON monitors which offer experience-enhancing features like 144hz refresh rate, built-in speakers, 1ms response times and curved displays
  • Seasonic demonstrated Platinum Edition power supplies

PR - Jun 2, 2016 - Microsoft and Xiaomi Expand Partnership to Bring Productivity Services To Millions Of Devices

Microsoft Corp. and Xiaomi Inc. has announced the expansion of their global partnership to provide innovative user experiences on mobile devices. As part of the agreement, Xiaomi will ship Microsoft Office and Skype on Xiaomi Android smartphones and tablets. As a result, tens of millions of consumers and business customers in China, India and around the world will have new ways to work, collaborate and communicate. The companies’ new collaboration also includes a cross-license and patent transfer agreement.

Beginning in September 2016, Xiaomi Android devices - including Mi 5, Mi Max, Mi 4s, Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3 - will come pre-installed with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Skype applications. Specific offerings may vary by device, market and mobile operator.

This agreement builds on the companies’ partnership with Windows 10 on Mi Pad and Microsoft Azure powering the Mi Cloud service. Partnerships with companies such as Xiaomi are central to Microsoft’s strategy to work with industry leaders around the world to meet the needs of joint customers.

PR - Jun 2, 2016 - Spherix Featured in International Patent Publication

Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) –a company committed to the fostering of technology and the monetization of intellectual property, today announced the Company was featured in a story published in IAM, a publication universally acknowledged as the world's leading IP business media platform.

The article, written by Richard Lloyd and published on www.iam-media.com on May 27, 2016.

The article discusses the benefits of the recent $4.375M licensing agreements and plans for the Company moving forward. In the article, Spherix CEO Anthony Hayes discussed the changes to the IP monetization market and how Spherix is actively pivoting along with it to provide value and growth opportunities for its shareholders.

Anthony Hayes, CEO of Spherix, stated about the IAM article, "Spherix is committed to keeping shareholders up to date and communicating both our recent accomplishments and plans moving forward. The Company has turned a corner and we expect more investor outreach, such as this article, in the future. We thank our loyal shareholders and IAM for the article."

PR - Jun 1, 2016 - Shopee launches Free Shipping Program for everyone in Malaysia!

Shopee, a leading mobile-first social marketplace with over 12 million users in the region is a free-to-use platform. Shopee Malaysia is collaborating with the national leading courier delivery service, Pos Malaysia, to give all sellers on the platform the ability to ship their sold items for free. Launched in December 2015, Shopee is a holistic and robust online customer-to-customer (C2C) platform that aims to empower entrepreneurs, both individuals and businesses, to buy and sell safely and securely on mobile. Today, Shopee Malaysia has accelerated to more than a million downloads within a span of 6 months.

(L-R): Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee and YBhg. Dato’ Mohd

Shopee is already a free-to-use platform with no listing fee and no commission fee. The Shopee Free Shipping Program further lowers barriers to entry for all by making buying and selling easier. Budding entrepreneurs and SMEs will now be able to start their business journey on the platform by having the cost of shipping removed.

In addition to the Shopee Free Shipping Program, Shopee provides access to free entrepreneurship programs and workshops conducted by Shopee University to educate and empower more entrepreneurs to become part of the booming eCommerce industry.

Shopee can be downloaded for free on all mobile platforms via Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store.

PR - May 31, 2016 - Parents Grapple with Cyber bullying, Online Predators and Privacy in Malaysia

Norton by Symantec, today released findings from the Norton Cyber Security Insights Report*, highlighting parental concerns about their children in the online world. Online predators and privacy are some of the biggest issues parents in Malaysia are grappling with as bullying moves from the playground to the online world.

The report found that 62% of parents say their child has already experienced online crime. Parent’s worries are many when it comes to their children’s behavior online. Amongst them are that 64 percent of parents are afraid that their children will give out too much personal information to strangers. Additionally, parents are concerned about their children being lured into meeting a stranger in the outside world (64 percent) and 60 percent of parents are worried that their children will be lured into illegal activities like hacking.

Nearly all parents surveyed (95 percent) worry about their children’s safety online – and in particular, how their actions will have repercussions on the family. The report revealed that fathers are the most likely to report their child has been a victim (67 percent) compared to mothers (57 percent).

Additionally, millennial parents are more likely to report crime (67 percent) than older parents (59 percent. To alleviate these concerns, parents are taking measures to protect their children online -
  • 48 percent only allow Internet access with parental supervision
  • 45 percent limit the amount of information they share online about their children
  • 44 percent limit access to certain websites
  • 43 percent check the browser history of the children

PR - May 31, 2016 - Brocade Advances Automation Leadership with Open Network Automation Platform

Brocade today announced Brocade Workflow Composer, a new server-based network automation platform that enables enterprises and cloud service providers to improve their IT operations and drive greater business agility.

Brocade Workflow Composer provides DevOps-style network automation for provisioning, validation, troubleshooting and remediation of multivendor networks -- while integrating with workflows across multiple IT domains for end-to-end automation.

PR - May 31, 2016 - PIKOM Hosts Inaugural PLC Annual Leadership Award

The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) PIKOM, in collaboration with Business Technovise Innovation (BTI), hosted the inaugural Project Leader’s Certification (“PLC”) Annual Leadership Award on 27 May 2016 at Sime Darby Convention Centre, Bukit Kiara.

Themed, Nurturing the Project Managers (“PMs”) & Leaders of Tomorrow, the banquet event was graced by the presence of Wan Yon Shahima Wan Othman, Chief Operating Officer of Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (“PMSB” also known as the Human Resources Development Fund or HRDF), and more than 100 industry captains (Chairmen, CEOs and GMs).

In his Welcome Speech, Chin Chee Seong, the PIKOM Chairman, highlighted the PLC programme would be celebrating its 25th Silver Edition on 18-22 July 2016, continuing its effective experiential learning through real-life knowledge-exchanging and enjoyable practical wisdom-sharing.

In his Keynote Speech, Charles Tan, the PIKOM CIO Chairman and the PIKOM 2014 CIO of the Year, shared that the PIKOM PLC has added value to Project Management practitioners in the areas Strategic & Business Management, and most notably Leadership which are critical in nurturing young talents.

PR - May 30, 2016 - Mobile Network Operators of the world meet at the 18th SIGOS Telecommunications Conference in Frankfurt, Germany

The German based company SIGOS invites Mobile Network Operators worldwide to join the annual Telecommunications Conference. The conference is taking place in a different city each year and has travelled from Germany to China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Mexico to this year’s venue at the Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany.

More than 130 Mobile Network Operators from over 80 countries around the globe join to exchange about industry topics such as: Service quality and experience in tele-communication, network performance, international roaming and network fraud and bypass detection.

Over the two-day conference a number of speeches, panel discussions and workshops are provided by network operators, carriers and standardisation organisations giving insights on how SIGOS solutions are used across the variety of network technologies such as GSM, UMTS, LTE and so on. At the same time, future network technologies and how to ensure service quality and customer satisfaction are equally important and part of dedicated sessions.

PR - May 30, 2016 - Intralinks Announces Content Collaboration Network

With businesses becoming increasingly global and cross-functional, flow of content and collaboration within internal and external teams across multiple locations is inevitable. The Dimension Data survey, ‘2016 Connected Enterprise Report’ shows that 70% of organizations in Singapore (as compared to 63% recorded globally) use consumer grade collaboration tools to meet their enterprise content collaboration needs. This is despite the fact that 53% Singapore organizations surveyed said they use consumer grade tools even though IT has turned those tools down. This phenomenon points to a serious risk for companies as these consumer-grade collaboration tools lack security features and customization possibilities. It puts the organizations at extreme risk when employees are transferring high-risk, high-value data in an unprotected manner.

Addressing this issue, Intralinks Holdings, Inc., a leading, global SaaS provider of secure content collaboration solutions has announced significant new integration and security capabilities that power its new Content Collaboration NetworkTM platform. These enhancements demonstrate Intralinks’ continued commitment to solving three key collaboration challenges for its customers -- data privacy, global regulatory compliance and the ability to accelerate business beyond geographical and departmental boundaries.

With a clear understanding that for users to adopt enterprise-grade collaboration platforms, a frictionless user experience is crucial. At the same time, the platform should not sacrifice the enterprise-grade security. As such, Intralinks has included the following capabilities on their platform:
  • Third party enterprise content management (ECM) and storage integration to integrate with cloud storage tools and consumer-grade collaboration tools.
  • Information rights management (IRM) to protect content at rest and in motion, and even after the content has been downloaded.
  • Data loss prevention (DLP) where users have the ability to extend DLP rules to the network to leverage existing information security investments; Intralinks is partnering with Symantec to provide this capability.

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