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Sunday, December 18, 2016

IT News Week 3 Dec 2016

For IT News Week 2 Dec 2016.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.

  • PR - Dec 16, 2016 - Hitachi Content Platform Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Object Storage Once Again
  • PR - Dec 16, 2016 - Dimension Data Drives Down Network OPEX for Leading Mobile Service Provider
  • PR - Dec 15, 2016 - 11street Dispenses the Truth About Online Shopping and Highlights What the Future Holds
  • PR - Dec 15, 2016 - ASUS ZenWatch is Now Available!
  • PR - Dec 15, 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan - Biostar Introduces the AM3 Gaming Mouse
  • PR - Dec 15, 2016 - Hitachi Sunway and Tata Communications Strengthen Presence in ASEAN
  • PR - Dec 15, 2016 - Red Hat Media Update - Open Source: 2017’s Impetus
  • PR - Dec 15, 2016 - Limited Edition Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
  • PR - Dec 13, 2016 - VMware Introduces Evolved Cloud Strategy to Address IT Decentralization
  • PR - Dec 13, 2016 - Lessons We Learned From Data-Driven Marketing In 2016



PR - Dec 16, 2016 - Hitachi Content Platform Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Object Storage Once Again

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., today announced that Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) has been placed by International Data Corporation (IDC) in the Leaders category of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-based Storage 2016 Vendor Assessment.

“HDS’s HCP portfolio, along with its growing ecosystem of technology partners, is in a unique position in the object-based storage market. With an installed base of over 1,700 customers and focus on emerging markets such as internet of things (IoT), web 2.0 and analytics, HDS’s HCP is on the path for continued success in this space.,” said Amita Potnis, research manager, file- and object-based storage systems at IDC.

PR - Dec 16, 2016 - Dimension Data Drives Down Network OPEX for Leading Mobile Service Provider

As the leading local telecommunications provider in Malaysia, the organization was seeking for solutions to transform its existing core infrastructure into a robust and scalable network to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in delivery of its services. The challenge was to integrate its three OPEX model equipment running on three different platforms making it difficult for it to maintain IT agility.
Henrick Choo,
Managing Director at Dimension Data Malaysia

Dimension Data designed a modernised core network to simplify and consolidate the organisation’s underlying systems onto a single platform. This resulted in reduced time required for network maintenance, allowing the organization to launch new services in shorter time and future-proof its IT infrastructure.

These enhancements were also able to support subscribers’ rapid traffic growth and facilitate the company’s future roadmap of URL Filtering, Traffic Steering, Parental Control and other customer-centred offerings to offer consumers an enhanced data usage experience.

PR - Dec 15, 2016 - 11street Dispenses the Truth About Online Shopping and Highlights What the Future Holds

Through its recent nationwide survey from 15 to 21 November, in which 3,507 respondents participated, online marketplace, 11street, laid out key takeaways for the Malaysian online market in 2016 and predicted five leading trends for the year ahead.

The findings of the survey revealed three key takeaways –
  • 80% of the respondents revealing to have shopped online and 59% who shop online at least once a month or more frequently
  • 95% of the respondents rated a ‘5’ and above when asked about their satisfaction level with online shopping, and summarises the fact that Malaysian online shoppers are more than happy with their online shopping experience.
  • Top 3 categories that consumers will likely explore are home décor & furniture, household & groceries, and health & supplements.
(L-R) Mr. Hoseok Kim, CEO of 11street, and Ms. Wong Siew Lai, Vice President of Marketing Communication of 11street, with the signature 11street pose

PR - Dec 15, 2016 - ASUS ZenWatch is Now Available!

ASUS ZenWatch 3 follows the tradition of fine watchmaking with its luxurious, detail-focused design and construction from high-quality materials. It provides timely information at a glance, offers a wealth of useful features that make your life easier, and features a customizable design so you can create your onw perfect watch. Innovative quick-charging technology keeps ASUS ZenWatch 3 on your wrist longer, so you can always stay informed and be in the moment.

Model Name
 Colour
 SRP incl. GST
WI503Q-1LDBR0011
Leather Strap (Dark Brown)
RM 1,199
WI503Q-2LBGE0010
Leather Strap (Beige)







PR - Dec 15, 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan - Biostar Introduces the AM3 Gaming Mouse

BIOSTAR is pleased to announce the introduction of its latest gaming peripheral and also the latest addition to the BIOSTAR RACING series family of performance products: the BIOSTAR RACING AM3 gaming mouse. With gamers looking for performance and features nowadays, gaming mice have become an expensive tool to fully enjoy games and the price to have one is sometimes a barrier in getting what you need to game. BIOSTAR changes that and addresses the needs of gamers at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality nor feature set. Built around a high-precision PMW 3320 sensor, the RACING AM3 gaming mouse comes with enhanced precision up to 5000DPI resolution to satisfy your gaming needs. The BIOSTAR RACING AM3 will have an MSRP of $15.99.

Biostart Racing AM3 Mouse

A special RACING AM3 software allows users to fully customize their BIOSTAR RACING AM3 gaming mouse to suit their needs. Define macros, programmable buttons, setup pre-defined DPI settings, and change polling rate all in one intuitive software.

SPECIFICATION
Product Name
RACING AM3
Sensor IC
PMW 3320
Max. DPI
5000 DPI
Switchable DPI
800-1200-2400-5000 DPI
Button Switch
HUANO ( Max 10 million times)
  Frame Rate
5300fps
  Tracking Speed
80ips
Cable
Nylon braided cable 1.8 meter
Dimension
122 x 67 x 34 mm (L x W x H)
Weight
149g
Color
Black
Interface
USB
Operation System
Win 10 / Win 8 / Win 7 / VISTA / Win XP / Win2000
MSRP
USD $ 15.99


PR - Dec 15, 2016 - Red Hat Media Update - Open Source: 2017’s Impetus

Red Hat’s Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN, Damien Wong, opines on one of the most critical technology trends of 2017, open source.

Open source is a way of innovating and collaborating to create ground breaking ideas. With all the advanced technological innovations thus far, such as Internet of Things (IOT) and machine learning, open source presents a method to more efficiently and collaboratively create new inroads into these new horizons of technology.

Moving into 2017, Damien predicts that open source will continue to impact us at all levels, especially as we strive to continually innovate and bring greater value to our businesses and society in general. This is particularly important with the need for organizations today to transition to and keep up with competition in the digital economy.

PR - Dec 15, 2016 - Hitachi Sunway and Tata Communications Strengthen Presence in ASEAN

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Hitachi Sunway), a leading one-stop IT services and solutions provider in ASEAN, today announces a partnership with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™. With this partnership, Hitachi Sunway will now be able to provide its more than 1000 enterprise customers in ASEAN access to Tata Communications’ robust portfolio of Managed Network Services, Managed Security Services and Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) offerings.

Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO,
Director, Hitachi Sunway

Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO and Director of Hitachi Sunway says, “We are honoured to be Tata Communications’ chosen partner in ASEAN. With Tata Communications on board, we will be able to strengthen our network services offerings throughout the region by offering a wide range of globally recognized telecommunication products and managed services. Customers can expect to access a variety of solutions for MPLS, cloud security and more. At the same time, Tata Communications will be able to extend their influence in the region through our wide network of customers that span across the region.”

PR - Dec 15, 2016 - Limited Edition Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design

Huawei Malaysia has launched a limited edition Porsche design on its newest and most powerful Mate series phone – Huawei Mate 9, at RM6,999. The smartphone boasts a sleek finishing, and with only 200 units in Malaysia, it is now available for pre-order exclusively at one of the largest online marketplaces in Malaysia, 11street (www.11street.my)


The pre-order date will begin today and delivery will start from 21 December 2016. Orders shall be fulfilled by Satu Gadget Dot Com. For more information, please feel free to contact Shu En at 017-3439590 or shuen@11street.my.

[Exclusive Pre-Order] Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
  • RRP: RM6,999.00
  • FREE Shipping

Key Features
  • 5.9 inch FHD display
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD
  • 20 MP Leica monochrome + 12 MP RGB, F2.2, with 8MP front camera, F1.9
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type C

PR - Dec 13, 2016 - VMware Introduces Evolved Cloud Strategy to Address IT Decentralization

VMware released the results of VMware State of Cloud 2016 research report which highlighted at least 85% respondents agree that the purchase and management of IT has become more decentralized in the last 3 years.

Cloud is no longer purchased, managed and used only by IT. Marketing teams purchase Cloud services to store and manage customer data for engagement. Finance and operations leverage ERP systems and applications to automate billings and manage supply chains. Sales teams are using SaaS to manage their salesforce, track performances and more. While this gives functions greater agility and flexibility, decentralization of IT also exposes organisations to issues around duplication of resources and issues around cost, complexity and security. Further, as Line of Business (LoB) leaders from various business functions make technology purchase decisions, it contributes to a dispersal of decision making and fragmentation of standards.

PR - Dec 13, 2016 - Lessons We Learned From Data-Driven Marketing In 2016

In a 2016 MediaMath commissioned research study undertaken by Forrester Consulting, almost 41% of marketers in Asia Pacific said that they have adopted programmatic buying, with 82% of them either satisfied or highly satisfied with their investment in the technology. It is more evident that data, and programmatic, is now a central pillar of customer experience, and therefore marketing. Organisations now look to data for actionable insights and to drive better business outcomes. Increasingly, they are moving towards a smarter and more consumer-centric approach, which can only be done by deriving meaning from data.

Zachary King, Vice President, Commercial (Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Korea) of MediaMath shares his insights on the lessons derived from data-driven marketing in 2016, and three trends that marketers can take into 2017 to unlock the potential of data for maximized business results.
  • Consumers increasingly expect a more personalised experience. This is perhaps why consumers are voting with a click of their mouse in order to avoid disruptive, annoying or irrelevant advertising. The increased usage of ad blocking technology is a consequence of irrelevant and unwanted advertisements.
  • Web content, social media, search, and online display advertising increasingly make up a greater proportion of the marketer’s arsenal to reach their target audience – and it’s easy to see why.
  • While close to three-quarters of marketers globally said that they remain confident in the practice of data-driven marketing and its potential for future growth, going digital requires expertise that can unlock and generate more value from data-driven marketing efforts.

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