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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

IT News Week 5 Jun 2016

For IT News Week 3 Jun 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jun 29, 2016 - HP’s New Range of Computing & Print Products display the ‘Reinvention of Today’
  • PR - Jun 29, 2016 - Dimension Data and A.S.O Unveil Next Gen. Tech. & App for Tour De France
  • PR - Jun 28, 2016 - Shenzhen, China - Huntkey Launches Multiple Industrial Power Supplies
  • PR - Jun 28, 2016 - LeEco hits new online sales record of ₹ 78 Crore with Le 2 & Le Max2 in India
  • PR - Jun 28, 2016 - ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix GeForce GTX 1070
  • PR - Jun 27, 2016 - Russia First Deputy Prime Minister visits LeEco and tries its electric car after Putin welcomes LeEco to enter its market
  • PR - Jun 24, 2016 - UST Global wins The Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2016
  • PR - Jun 24, 2016 - ASUS Announces ZenBook Flip UX360CA
  • PR - Jun 23, 2016 - BIOSTAR Racing to the Future with Dealer Conference in Vietnam
  • PR - Jun 23, 2016 - Viacom Expands Direct-to-Consumer Offering with International Launch of BET Play
  • PR - Jun 22, 2016 - Paddy McDermott Joins Brocade as Director of Infrastructure Analytics for APJ
  • PR - Jun 17, 2016 - MDEC happy to see increased participation in nation’s largest 24 hour hackathon
  • PR - Jun 15, 2016 - ARMONK, N.Y. - IBM & Ponemon Institute Study: Data Breach Costs Rising, Now $4 million per Incident


PR - Jun 29, 2016 - HP’s New Range of Computing & Print Products display the ‘Reinvention of Today’

HP PPS Sales Sdn. Bhd. today unveiled its latest computing and printing products which aims to reinvent and transform customer experience. Specifically designed and built with the mission to engineer experiences that amaze, the new product line-up addresses customers’ needs for computing and printing that help them with the rigours of work and through to the enjoyment of life.

HP launches PC and Print  products_ second from left Frankie Chan, Business Director for PC Category,  HP PPS Sdn. Bhd_ second from right Wong Yuen Lai, Business Director for  Print Category 

“At HP, our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. We understand precisely the needs of our consumers, and we are always working towards a goal to create new form factors to help fulfil those needs for consumers to access content anytime, anywhere” said Kym Lim, Managing Director of HP PPS Sales Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.

HP Spectre 13 Notebook

The HP Spectre sets a new standard in being the thinnest notebook in the world with powerful features – a beautiful Full HD edge-to-edge display featuring Corning® Gorilla®, Intel® CoreTM i processors, audio by Bang & Olufsen with HP Audio Boost technology, long battery life and a sexy and thin design.

The 13.3” diagonal HP Spectre will be available from July with a starting price at RM5,999 with Intel® CoreTM i5 processor; and RM6,900 with Intel® CoreTM i7 processor.

PR - Jun 29, 2016 - Dimension Data and A.S.O Unveil Next Gen. Tech. & App for Tour De France

Dimension Data and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) today announced significant enhancements to the big data cycling analytics platform that will deliver real-time information to viewers, commentators and teams at the 2016 Tour de France.

Headlining the innovations is Race Center, a web-based application hosted on Dimension Data’s cloud platform and developed in partnership with A.S.O. that combines live race data, video, photographs, social media feeds, and race commentary which combines with a new live tracking website to give viewers an immersive digital experience that goes beyond the television coverage of the race.

Race Center will become A.S.O.’s digital hub of the Tour de France going forward. And the Live Tracking website is testament to the evolution of Dimension Data’s real-time big data collection, analytics and digital platforms over the past 12 months. Viewers will be able to get far richer and more accurate information from each of the 198 riders in 22 teams, including speed, distance between riders, composition of the race pelotons, wind speed and direction, as well as prevailing weather conditions.

PR - Jun 28, 2016 - Shenzhen, China - Huntkey Launches Multiple Industrial Power Supplies

Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, has launched multiple industrial power supplies for a range of applications.

The output of the new industrial power supplies ranges from 35W to 360W, meeting the demands of ATM machines, LED screens, security equipment, multimedia and other industrial products.

With over 20 years of professional expertise in the power supply industry, the products boast high quality at a reasonable price, along with fast shipment and reliable support service.

35W Industrial Power Supply for LED/Security


35W Industrial Power Supply for LED/Security


  • LED indicator for power supply status
  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over Current Protection
  • Natural air cooling
  • 100 percent full loading burn-in testing
  • Three years warranty
  • High efficiency, high reliability
  • Lead free, 3C CE CB Certification

PR - Jun 28, 2016 - LeEco hits new online sales record of ₹ 78 Crore with Le 2 & Le Max2 in India

LeEco today garners Rs 78.6 crore by achieving sales orders of over 61,000 units of its next generation Superphones, Le 2 and Le Max2, in its flash sale campaign on both LeMall.com India and Flipkart, updating the industry records set by itself a few months ago. The total registration reached over 6 lakh within 8 days. LeEco is also the first brand which released two flagship phones with Qualcomm processors in the same day.

The records were achieved through two combined channels, LeEco's own marketplace e-commerce platform, LeMall.com India, which was just launched on June 8th, and Flipkart.

The unprecedented responses from buyers were expected given four compelling reasons LeEco brought to the smartphone market in India: lossless music with CDLA standard, Supertainment with a complete content ecosystem and membership program, stylish design and unprecedented features with cool technologies, and all these three coming at a disruptive price offer by LeEco.

PR - Jun 28, 2016 - ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix GeForce GTX 1070

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced immediate availability of Strix GeForce® GTX 1070 here in Malaysia, an all-new VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultra-fast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1070 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1860MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 delivers up to 7.1%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 8.5%-faster gaming performance in Doom®.

ASUS Strix GeForce GTS 1070


ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features GPU-controlled fan headers to connect to system fans for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.
  • Fastest gaming performance: Up to 7.1%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 8.5%-faster gaming performance in Doom
  • Ultimate cooling: DirectCU III with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect for up to 30%-cooler and 3X-quieter performance
  • Premium quality and reliability: Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology and Super Alloy Power II components
  • Game your way: Aura RGB Lighting for system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports for immersive VR experiences



Ahead of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin's State visit to China starting on June 25th, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, who also leads the China-Russia Investment Committee from the Russia side, paid a dedicated tour to LeEco in Beijing on June 24th and tried the internet and technology conglomerate's ecosystem products, including the most renowned LeSEE electric car, Superphones, Super TVs, VR headsets and others. Shuvalov said Russia is welcoming China’s iconic companies, like LeEco, to invest in Russia, and will provide the best market environment and full support.
Igor Shuvalov, Deputy PM, RussiaShuvolov checks out the products


During the one-hour visit to LeEco, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov visited the company's Product Experience center and had a brief meeting with Liu Hong, Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of LeEco, and other top executives, including LeREE's President Xu Xinquan.

Shuvalov showed his recognition about LeEco’s unique ecosystem model and hoped that LeEco would bring its powerful content ecosystem, products and services to Russia, for which the Russian government will provide strong policy supports and create better investment environment.

PR - Jun 24, 2016 - UST Global wins The Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2016

UST Global, a leading digital technology services company serving Global 1000 enterprises, announced that it has been conferred with The Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2016 for ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices’. The award for the category - ‘Excellence & Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility’ was handed over during a ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This is the second year in a row that UST Global is winning The Golden Globe Tigers Award, after ‘Excellence in HR Leadership: Best in Diversity and Impact Management’ in the year 2015.

PR - Jun 24, 2016 - ASUS Announces ZenBook Flip UX360CA

ASUS today announced ZenBook Flip UX360CA, the first ZenBook model to feature a 360° hinge with a flippable display. The 13.3-inch UX360CA marks the debut of the convertible form factor in the highly acclaimed ZenBook Series, which is a family of premium multiple-award-winning ultraportable laptops noted for its elegant and stylish design values.

Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 CA


The 13.3-inch up to QHD+ (3200x1800) display features an ultra-reliable 360° stepless hinge, allowing UX360CA to be used as a traditional touchscreen laptop, as a convenient lightweight tablet, or any option in between.

With its thin 13.9mm profile, light 1.3kg weight and up to 12-hour battery life, UX360CA is the perfect choice for business travelers, commuters and professionals — or anyone who needs a truly versatile laptop that can adapt instantly to any situation.

SPECIFICATIONS  (For Malaysia)
ASUS ZenBook UX360CA
Processor
Intel® Core™ M  (‘Skylake’)  M3-6Y30
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 515 (300MHz, Max 1GHz)
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
Display
Size: 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen
Resolution:  Full HD 1920 x 1080
Brightness: 350cd/m2
Viewing angle: 178 degrees
Touchscreen sensor diameter: 6mm
Color gamut: 72% NTSC/100% sRGB
Memory / RAM
4GB LPDDR3 RAM (1866 MT/s)
Mass Storage
128G M.2 SATA III SSD
Cameras
Front facing HD webcam
Network Adapter
1000Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless
Intel AC 8260 Dual Band 802.11ac adapter
Bluetooth 4.1
Connectivity
2 x USB 3.0 Type-A (one with Charger+)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
1 x Micro-HDMI display port
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
SD/SDXC card reader
Audio
ASUS SonicMaster, incorporating ICEpower®, Bang & Olufsen technology
Array microphone
Battery
54Whr / 4590mAh Lithium Polymer
Up to 12 hours battery life
Power Adapter
19V 45W / 100~240V AC universal adapter
Colors
Icicle Gold, Mineral Gray
Size
323 x 220 x 13.9 mm
Weight
1.3kg
SRP
RM 3,099

PR - Jun 23, 2016 - BIOSTAR Racing to the Future with Dealer Conference in Vietnam

BIOSTAR is proud to announce its successful dealer conference recently held together with their Vietnam distributor, Anh Ngoc Trading Technic Informatic Company Limited, Công ty TNHH Thương mại Kỹ thuật Tin học Anh Ngọc, who together with key dealers in the country served as guests in an evening of enjoyment and entertainment as BIOSTAR highlighted its undying commitment to the Vietnamese market, its clear direction for the country’s local landscape with its RACING and PRO series products.

Yam sengBiostar team


Attendants were treated to a gala night worthy of royalty as BIOSTAR showcases its new products including motherboards from the RACING and PRO line of products together with BIOSTAR graphics cards, including GTX1080, the VR ready graphics cards.

PR - Jun 23, 2016 - Viacom Expands Direct-to-Consumer Offering with International Launch of BET Play

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced the launch of BET Play, Viacom’s first-ever direct-to-consumer, subscription video on demand (SVOD) application for the adult audience, giving fans in 100 countries direct mobile access to BET’s signature award shows, current and classic television series, documentaries, standup comedy, entertainment news and legendary musical performances.


PR - Jun 22, 2016 - Paddy McDermott Joins Brocade as Director of Infrastructure Analytics for APJ

Paddy McDermott has been appointed as Director of Infrastructure Analytics for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) for Brocade, based in Sydney. He will be responsible for delivering the value proposition of the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform to customers and prospects throughout the region.

The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform is a purpose-built SAN appliance for measuring application performance and traffic behavior in a Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel fabric network. Designed to reduce costs and create a higher ROI, the platform provides IT departments with the highest levels of monitoring and analytics between servers and storage. As a result, organizations can better ensure predictable performance and operational stability for their IT infrastructures.

Paddy McDermott, Brocade, Director of Infrastructure Analytics

Prior to joining Brocade, McDermott held a variety of storage and cloud consulting and architect roles during a successful 16-year career. He has an in-depth understanding of data center and cloud architecture, with strategic design and consulting experience at companies such as Telstra, Hitachi Data Systems, Dell, Sun Microsystems, and StorageTek. Most recently, McDermott spent five years as principal architect and senior solutions consultant at Virtual Instruments, performing network analytics on critical customer applications and virtualized infrastructure.

PR - Jun 17, 2016 - MDEC happy to see increased participation in nation’s largest 24 hour hackathon

Recently, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) sponsored AngelHack KL 2016, Malaysia’s tech ecosystem’s largest hackathon event. This year’s 24-hour hackathon, held on 4th and 5th June at Berjaya Times Square, witnessed 370 participants, a whopping 25 per cent increase from last year.

MDEC worked with iProperty to sponsor the release of 65 million rows of user behaviour data as well as property transacted pricing data which saw 20 data-driven applications being developed. As the lead agency responsible for driving Malaysia’s digital economy, MDEC is always on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate with government and private sectors to nurture, bring out and enhance the young Malaysian talent pool in the digital technology industry.

The innovation theme this year was Online to Offline (O2O) Commerce, Big Data Analytics and Smart Living. This year’s event was also the very first hackathon in Malaysia to be held in a shopping mall to allow public viewing. The public were given the opportunity to witness and experience first-hand how these coders and developers create and develop software technology.

PR - Jun 15, 2016 - ARMONK, N.Y. - IBM & Ponemon Institute Study: Data Breach Costs Rising, Now $4 million per Incident

IBM Security today announced the results of a global study analyzing the financial impact of data breaches to a company’s bottom line. Sponsored by IBM and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the study found that the average cost of a data breach for companies surveyed has grown to $4 million, representing a 29 percent increase since 2013.

Cybersecurity incidents continue to grow in both volume and sophistication, with 64 percent more security incidents reported in 2015 than in 2014. X-Force IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index, April 2016 As these threats become more complex, the cost to companies continues to rise. In fact, the study 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, June 2016 found that companies lose $158 per compromised record. Breaches in highly regulated industries were even more costly, with healthcare reaching $355 per record – a full $100 more than in 2013.

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