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Friday, November 11, 2016

IT News Week 2 Nov 2016

For IT News Week 1 Nov 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Nov 11, 2016 - Western Digital Unveils New Redesigned lines of Iconic HD
  • PR - Nov 10, 2016 - Southeast Asia’s Number 1 E-retailer Launches New Ecosystem
  • PR - Nov 9, 2016 - Fall in love with a new PC today
  • PR - Nov 9, 2016 - XOX MOBILE Signs On As Main Sponsor of Petaling Badminton Club
  • PR - Nov 9, 2016 - AIMS, Embarks on Regional expansion with Rebranding
  • PR - Nov 8, 2016 - Fujitsu Consulting Builds New IP Network on Brocade SDN Architecture to Support Global Business Growth
  • PR - Nov 7, 2016 - Multimedia University and Teradata sign MoU to form strategic academic partnership

PR - Nov 11, 2016 - Western Digital Unveils New Redesigned lines of Iconic HD

Western Digital Corporation, today introduced modern and innovative redesigns of its My Passport®, My Passport for Mac, and My Book® hard drive lines, which have been highly recognized leading sellers for more than a decade. In partnership with fuse project, an award-winning industrial design and branding firm, the reimagined products were built with the customer in mind. Developed to help make a connection between the device and user, the new drives also include password protection and hardware encryption so customers will love their hard drive as much as they cherish the content stored on it.

Redesign My Book


The new WD® products include:
  • My Passport portable hard drives – trusted and loved portable storage, in a reimagined design, that fits in the palm of your hand
    • New attractive design with textured bottom
    • Password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption
    • Automatic backup with included WD Backup™ software
    • Up to 4TB capacity
  • My Passport for Mac drives – your MacBook® computer’s best friend
    • New attractive design with textured bottom
    • Password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption
    • Formatted for Mac OS® X and Time Machine® ready for easy backup
    • Up to 4TB capacity
  • My Book desktop hard drive – trusted, high capacity backup for PC and Mac®
    • Password protection with hardware encryption
    • Automatic backup with included WD Backup software
    • Up to 8TB capacity
Pricing and Availability:

My Passport and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are protected by a 2-year limited warranty and is distributed by Eternal Asia (M) Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.

My Passport drives have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of 1TB at RM279.00, 2TB at RM409.00, 3TB at RM569.00 and 4TB at RM709.00, while the My Passport for Mac drive has a MSRP of RM319.00 for 1TB, RM475.00 for 2TB, RM709.00 for 3TB and RM739.00 for 4TB.

PR - Nov 10, 2016 - Southeast Asia’s Number 1 E-retailer Launches New Ecosystem

Reebonz has unveiled their new website on 1 November 2016, completely redesigned with the user experience in mind, assuring consumers an even more seamless shopping experience all on one platform.

Daniel Lim, Co-Founder of Reebonz

With the launch of their new website and mobile app, the number one luxury e-retailer in Southeast Asia[1] now carries over 500 luxury brands with more than 100,000 products on its updated platform, alongside a sleek new skin. With landing pages dedicated to both men and women and an improved filtering and search option, consumers will be able to better customise their search results across accessories, bags, clothing, jewellery, small leather goods and timepieces.

On top of that, Reebonz also stays true to its vision of making luxury accessible by curating rare and unique collections from renowned luxury boutiques around the world, namely France, Germany, Italy and Japan—all on a single platform. This presents an effortless opportunity and a one-stop access that allow shoppers to compare prices across boutiques before making savvier purchase decisions.

PR - Nov 9, 2016 - Fall in love with a new PC today

Microsoft Malaysia and Intel have jointly launched its latest campaign to encourage Malaysians to search for the ideal modern PC, powered by Windows 10 and Intel® Core™ Processors. The Find Your New PC Love caters to the varied tastes and preferences of the modern PC user by offering a range of premium devices.

Users now have an opportunity to find their ideal match in terms of devices – whether it’s a device made for mobility, speed, touch or affordability. These modern and versatile devices include the Asus ZenBook UX360, Acer Switch Alpha 12, Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre x360, and the Lenovo Mix 510.

Those looking to get their hands on these devices should take advantage of these exclusive promotions, which run from 9 November to 31 December 2016:
  • Dell – Obtain Mad-X reward points for every XPS laptop and 2-in-1 purchases, which allows buyers will get up to 3X-points and redeem three prizes from a wide selection of gifts.
  • Acer – Secure your PC with McAfee Internet Security worth RM299. Additionally,
    • For products below RM 2500, AEW (Acer Extended Warranty) 1 worth RM RM198 will be up for grabs
    • For products above RM2500, AEW 2 worth RM298 will be up for grabs
  • Microsoft – Buyers of the Surface Pro 4 get RM 800 off Core M & Core i5 models from 11- 25 November, and also a 15% discount on Microsoft’s Designer Bluetooth Mouse and Bluetooth Mobile Mouse 3600 in this period.
For those looking to purchase the devices online, Lazada is also offering discount up to RM500 off as a one-time offer on 11 November. This is applicable to the select models highlighted in the Find Your New PC Love campaign.

PR - Nov 9, 2016 - XOX MOBILE Signs On As Main Sponsor of Petaling Badminton Club

XOX MOBILE, Malaysia’s first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) and a mobile service provider has signed on as the main sponsor of Petaling Badminton Club, as it continues its commitment to nurturing the development of new and upcoming Malaysian sporting talents.

Dato’ Jack Koh, Purple League CEO, Ms Sylvia Kong (江春蓕)– Group CFO, XOX Berhad, Mr Ng Kok Heng (黄国兴)– Group CEO, XOX Berhad, Datuk Eddie Chai Woon Chet(拿督蔡文杰) – Group MD, XOX Berhad, YBhg Dato’ Nazifuddin bin Dato' Sri Mohd Najib, Vice President, Olympic Council of Malaysia, YBhg Dato' Vincent Wong, Petaling Badminton Club, Executive President

XOX MOBILE is actively involved in supporting the development of local sports having collaborated with the Badminton Association of Malaysia, the Football Association of Malaysia and the Johor Southern Tigers Football Club. Its brand ambassador is Malaysian hero, multi-Olympic medallist and Badminton World Federation number 1, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei.

The brand currently has 1.6 million subscribers, many of whom are committed sports fan who love following badminton and football.

PR - Nov 9, 2016 - AIMS, Embarks on Regional expansion with Rebranding

The AIMS Group (AIMS), Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data services provider, today announces the rebranding of AIMS corporate identity to reflect its strong commitment on regional expansion and more comprehensive service portfolio with wider geographical coverage to better fulfil and exceed customers’ expectations.

New Logo

As part of the rebranding, AIMS logo now sports TIME dotCom Berhads corporate colours, while the cube design expands in shape to reflect the companies aim to branch out in services and across the region. Together with the logo, AIMS now has a new tagline - ‘Always Driven, Always Adaptable.’

AIMS Group Chief Executive Officer Chiew Kok Hin shares, “In the last few years, we have grown to be one of the leading credible datacentres in Malaysia. We began embarking on a regional presence in the last year and it is time for us to rebrand in line with our Group identity to strengthen our regional commitment and realign our culture and core values with TIME. As a Group, it was essential for us to redefine our brand to the identity of TIME if we are to achieve our goals of regional expansion.”

“In the next few years we will be focusing on increasing our regional market share increasing our presence in more countries. We will also be focusing more into the enterprise space, offering a multitude of managed services and cloud. We have invested substantially into creating an ecosystem for our customers to leverage on be it services, storage, cloud or carriers,” adds Chiew.

PR - Nov 8, 2016 - JETCO Joins Hands With CyberSource to Offer the Most Comprehensive Payment Gateway Services for eCommerce in Hong Kong


Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (JETCO) and CyberSource today announced their partnership to capture the growth opportunity in eCommerce, and reinforce JETCO as a one-stop provider of eCommerce payment solutions for consumers, businesses and merchants.

This agreement enables the two companies to leverage on one another’s complementary strengths, and helps financial institutions in Hong Kong and Macau expand their merchant acquiring businesses for online merchants, by offering them the latest popular payment options, including digital mobile payment options like Visa Checkout and in-app purchases.

Teresa Wong, Head of Market Development, CyberSource Asia Pacific, comments: “Consumers in Hong Kong are tech savvy and more connected than ever with internet penetration standing at 79%, while eCommerce is on the rise with mobile shoppers making 23% more purchases on the go. Hong Kong’s digital commerce space has immense growth potential and merchants are increasingly looking to tap into the growth opportunity in this space. CyberSource is delighted to work with JETCO to enable an enhanced and secure online payment solution so as to support the company’s member banks to achieve its business objectives..”

PR - Nov 8, 2016 - Fujitsu Consulting Builds New IP Network on Brocade SDN Architecture to Support Global Business Growth

Fujitsu Consulting India has successfully deployed an end-to-end, software-defined networking (SDN) infrastructure to support operations at its new 2,000-seat Global Delivery Center (GDC) in Pune and Bangalore. This agile and programmable network has enabled the IT consulting and integration services provider to run a highly dynamic, 24x7 GDC environment designed to meet the most stringent requirements from Fujitsu Consulting’s international client base.

Fujitsu Consulting India selected the Brocade® networking solution based on its superior scalability, robustness, small environmental footprint, manageability, low total cost of ownership, and support for open standards. In particular, the company felt that open standards were critical to fully realizing the benefits of SDN, opening the door for Brocade’s successful proposal, which was supported by a strong proof-of-concept.

PR - Nov 7, 2016 - Multimedia University and Teradata sign MoU to form strategic academic partnership

Multimedia University, Malaysia (MMU) and Teradata have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on education and research in an effort to cultivate the next generation of data science professionals and experts in Malaysia.

Through this co-operation, MMU will gain access to the Teradata University Network (TUN), a web-based portal that provides complementary teaching and learning tools used by more than 45,000 students around the world to share expertise, access knowledge as well as information on how to enhance both curriculum and align research to the current industry needs.

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq (2nd from left) exchanges MOU documents with Saqib Sabah, Country Manager of Teradata Malaysia (2nd from right), witnessed by Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan, Dean of Faculty of Computing and Informatics MMU (left) and Syamsul Badrin, Teradata’s Account Director (right).

Teradata University Network currently has over 5,500 registered faculty members, from over 2,400 universities, in 115 countries, with thousands of student users. Teradata University Network is led by academics to ensure the content will meet the needs of today's classrooms.

Leveraging the partnership, which commences November 2016, MMU’s Faculty of Computing and Informatics will offer a Data Science Specialization as part of its Bachelor of Computer Science degree. This step follows the formalisation of a Data Science Institute (DSI) at MMU last month designed to cater to both research and industry engagement of MMU’s expertise in this area.

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