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Sunday, August 07, 2016

IT News Week 2 Aug 2016

For IT News Week 5 Jul 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Aug 11, 2016 - Brocade vADC Solution Now Available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
  • PR - Aug 11, 2016 - BAE Systems Launches Interactive Demonstration Environment
  • PR - Aug 10, 2016 - Blunt: Could it be world's most advanced umbrella ?
  • PR - Aug 10, 2016 - ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix RX 470
  • PR - Aug 4, 2016 - Kaching Partners iSYNERGY for MyKad Smart Shopper Loyalty Program on BearInBag
  • PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Microsoft marks Windows 10 anniversary with major updates
  • PR - Aug 3, 2016 - [Pre-order] Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with FREE Mystery Gift Now at 11street
  • PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Dimension Data Runs The Extra Mile to Promote Health and Wellness
  • PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Green Packet Strengthens Southeast Asia device business via 22% stake in Yen Global Berhad
  • PR - Aug 2, 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan - BIOSTAR Debuts G300 Series Solid-State Drives


PR - Aug 11, 2016 - Brocade vADC Solution Now Available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Brocade today announced the availability of the Brocade® Virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) solution on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. With just a few clicks, customers can deploy the Brocade vADC solution to optimise and secure applications in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, paying only for the specific resources they use. Brocade’s solution is the industry’s first software-based Layer 7 application delivery controller with integrated capabilities for Web content optimisation and application firewall. Designed to work within cloud environments, it is easily integrated into an application stack.

PR - Aug 11, 2016 - BAE Systems Launches Interactive Demonstration Environment

BAE Systems today launched the ‘Malaysian Nerve Centre’, a state-of-the-art facility that demonstrates BAE Systems’ cyber security, anti-financial crime and threat intelligence capabilities. The new facility reinforces the Company’s commitment to advance the understanding and adoption of cybersecurity and ‘business defence’ in the country.

BAE Systems's Malaysian Nerve Centre


Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, BAE Systems’ Malaysian Nerve Centre is equipped with some of the latest and most sophisticated interactive technology – from video presentation software that runs in parallel with real time demonstrations, to interactive touch screens allowing immersive drag-and-drop and other selected functions.

PR - Aug 10, 2016 - Blunt: Could it be world's most advanced umbrella ?

The Wall Street Journal dubbed BLUNT Umbrellas a “structure that falls between a suspension bridge and a NASA space probe” and Wired called it an umbrella with “architectural integrity as unbroken as the dome of St. Peter’s”. Now BLUNT Umbrellas is in Malaysia and you too can own a BLUNT Umbrella and test out if it lives up to its name for yourself!

We’re proud to announce that BLUNT Umbrellas, a global umbrella company founded in New Zealand, has officially expanded into Malaysia! Following last month’s teaser, the Malaysian site is up and pre-orders are open with free shipping.

To sum it up, the company is known to produce “the world’s strongest umbrellas” and “world’s most advanced umbrella” that can withstand wind strengths of up to 117KM/hour. Named after its unique blunt tips, BLUNT Umbrella aims to defeat the throwaway culture by making functional and long lasting umbrellas that will be the last umbrella you ever need to buy.


PR - Aug 10, 2016 - ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix RX 470

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix RX 470, an all-new gaming graphics card with ultra-fast performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ RX 470 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1270MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix RX 470 delivers up to 23%-faster performance than R9 380 reference cards in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 25%-faster gaming performance in Hitman™.
  • Fastest gaming performance: Up to 23%-faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 25%-faster gaming performance in Hitman
  • Ultimate cooling: DirectCU II technology 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 with millions of colors and six effects, and customizable color decals for total system personalization
Strix-RX470-O4G-GAMING is selling at RM1,227 and STRIX-RX470-4G-GAMING is selling at RM1,132.

ROG STRIX-RX470


PR - Aug 4, 2016 - Kaching Partners iSYNERGY for MyKad Smart Shopper Loyalty Program on BearInBag

Kaching Network Sdn Bhd (Kaching) today announced it is collaborating with I Synergy Holdings Bhd (iSYNERGY) to enable the 2.2 million members of MyKad Smart Shopper (MSS) to redeem their loyalty cash points online on Kaching’s newly launched e-commerce platform, BearInBag.

(L-R) - MRCA council members at the signing ceremony between Kaching Network Sdn Bhd and I Synergy Holdings Bhd.: Dato’ Tay Sim Kim, Chairman, OSIM (M) Sdn Bhd; Dato' Lim Thiam Huat, Kaching Network Sdn Bhd; Dato’ Lawrence Teo, CEO, I Synergy Holdings Bhd; Dato’ Garry Chua Kah Seng, President of the MRCA; Datuk Lee Hwa Cheng, CEO of Kaching Network Sdn Bhd;  Dato’ Liaw Choon Liang, JP, Focus Point Holdings Berhad and Mr Jeff Kong Jiang Foong, DF Pharmacy Sdn Bhd


MSS is a loyalty program by iSYNERGY’s subsidiary company, I Synergy International (M) Sdn Bhd that uses MyKad as its member identification. The program has more than 1,000 participating merchants in Malaysia with products and services ranging from fashion, beauty, electronics, food, lifestyle products to entertainment. BearInBag is a new online shopping platform that offers deals in fashion, technology and lifestyle products with merchants such as Focus Point, Bagman, The Travel Store and more.

PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Microsoft marks Windows 10 anniversary with major updates

Microsoft Malaysia today demonstrated the key features from its highly anticipated global Windows 10 Anniversary Update with innovative highlights such as Windows Ink, Windows Hello, in combination with advanced security features for consumers and enterprises, and improvements to the Microsoft Edge browser. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be rolled out to Windows 10 PCs around the world in phases, starting with newer machines first.

Some of the key features include:
  • Windows Ink
  • Security features for consumers- Windows Hello, Windows Defender
  • Security features for enterprises- Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP), Windows Information Protection
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Dark theme and UI tweaks



Some of the new devices that are eligible for the innovations and offerings that come with the Windows 10 Anniversary Updates include the Acer Switch Alpha 12, HP Elite x2 1012 G1, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet, Lenovo Yoga 900s, and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

PR - Aug 3, 2016 - [Pre-order] Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with FREE Mystery Gift Now at 11street

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled in New York just yesterday. With this announcement, we would like to inform you that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now available for pre-order in Malaysia, at 11street online marketplace!

The 5.7 inch curved phablet will be retailed at RM 3,199 which you can find it at 11street’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 event page and a complimentary mystery gift will also be given to the first 100 buyers.



The pre-order date will begin from August 3 to August 18 2016 and the purchased items will be delivered starting from 19 August 2016. For more information, please feel free to contact me at 017-3439590 or shuen@11street.my.

Key Features:
  • Iris scanner
  • IP68 waterproof and dustproof (both phone and S Pen)
  • Underwater: 1.5 metres deep for up to 30 minutes
PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Dimension Data Runs The Extra Mile to Promote Health and Wellness

The employees of Dimension Data Malaysia, a leading ICT solutions and services provider, brought their competitive spirit they usually display at work to the trails of Taman Botani Kepong, FRIM – all eyeing for the prize at the Tour de Run 2016 a running event organised by the company for its employees, their family members and business partners as an initiative to promote health and fitness.



Held in light of the recently concluded Tour de France cycling tournament in which Dimension Data is the official technology partner, Tour de Run 2016 saw 300 participants taking on the challenging trails of the forest reserve, all vying for the top honour under the 8KM Men Veteran, 8KM Men Open, 8KM Women Open and 8KM Women Open categories. There was also a 5KM Fun Run event open for children, as well as participants who would prefer an easier start to running.

PR - Aug 3, 2016 - Green Packet Strengthens Southeast Asia device business via 22% stake in Yen Global Berhad

Green Packet Berhad today acquired a 22% stake in Yen Global Berhad to become its substantial shareholder. The company purchased 30,250,000 ordinary shares at RM0.50 each for a purchase consideration of RM18.15 million via an off-market direct business transaction, representing RM0.60 per share.

The strategic investment is aimed at bolstering GPB’s connectivity device business especially in the Southeast Asia region. According to Kay Tan, CEO of GPB, the company is pursuing its growth strategy and taking proactive steps in view of recent market developments.

YGB, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Atilze Digital Sdn Bhd formerly known as VLT Wholesale Sdn Bhd, was recently appointed as authorized distributor for Gemtek products in Southeast Asia. Gemtek Technology Co. Ltd incorporated in Taiwan, is a world-leading manufacturer of connectivity devices, which also contract manufactures close to 30% of GP branded products.

PR - Aug 2, 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan - BIOSTAR Debuts G300 Series Solid-State Drives

BIOSTAR is proud to announce its latest product series targeted for power users and gamers looking for high-performance storage: BIOSTAR announces the debut their G300 series of solid-state drives (SSD). With the current trend of enthusiasts switching to SSDs for faster storage performance especially for eSports and the gaming market where performance is a key consideration, SSDs are the top choice for gamers versus traditional hard disk drives. With SSDs, games and level load faster, the system is more responsive and you spend more time gaming.



With SSDs growing in popularity as the preferred storage for gaming PCs due to their faster performance, gamers are becoming more and more stringent in their buying decisions because of the large selection of SSDs in the market. All SSDs offer better performance than conventional mechanical hard disk drives but not all SSDs are the same.

BIOSTAR has decided to focus on the gamers and power-users’ needs in creating their first solid state drive dedicated specifically for the needs of this people. The BIOSTAR G300 series SSD has been designed from the ground-up to create the perfect storage specifically for gaming.

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