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Saturday, March 25, 2017

IT News Week 4 Mar 2017

For IT News Week 3 Mar 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Mar 24, 2017 - AOMEI Backupper is running a Special Offers for World Backup Day
  • PR - Mar 24, 2017 - PINTAR Action Song Programme 2016/2017 Attracts 1000 students, 150 teachers, and 74 school nationwide
  • PR - Mar 23, 2017 - Biforst Logistics : Zero to ERP & SCM Cloud in Five Weeks
  • PR - Mar 23, 2017 - TOKYO — Toshiba to Supply Taiwan with World's Largest Class S-Band Weather Radar System
  • PR - Mar 23, 2017 - Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) is now available in Malaysia!
  • PR - Mar 23, 2017 - Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei meets New Zealand Prime Minister to promote R&D collaboration, digital transformation
  • PR - Mar 22, 2017 - Canon Malaysia Sponsors Visit Pahang 2017
  • PR - Mar 18, 2017 - AccuWeather Launches Samsung Gear Virtual Reality Application, Powered by Oculus
  • PR - Mar 17, 2017 - Poor Device and App Care Leaves Users Drowning in Digital Clutter, Kaspersky Lab Study Reveals
  • PR - Mar 17, 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan - BIOSTAR Launches Compact High-Speed Storage Solution with M200 M.2 SSD
  • PR - Mar 16, 2017 - OnePlus 3T officially in Malaysia – A Day’s Power in Half an Hour


PR - Mar 24, 2017 - AOMEI Backupper is running a Special Offers for World Backup Day

http://www.backup-utility.com/landing/world-backup-day-sales-2017.html


Discount up to 50% until 1-Apr-2017.

PR - Mar 24, 2017 - PINTAR Action Song Programme 2016/2017 Attracts 1000 students, 150 teachers, and 74 school nationwide

The PINTAR Action Song Programme 2016/2017 was a huge success thanks to the effort and dedication from 1,000 students and 150 teachers from 74 schools nationwide! The event came to a glorious end with Sekolah Kebangsaan Senawang, Negeri Sembilan, Sekolah Kebangsaan Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar, Johor and Sekolah Kebangsaan Jenderam, Selangor coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.


The action song competition saw the 20 schools which were shortlisted from 74 schools that participated in the PINTAR Action Song Programme 2016/17, which was in in collaboration with the Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), coupled with the Education Performance and Delivery Unit (PADU) under the Ministry of Education.

The action song competition was also sponsored by Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Skypark Terminal Sdn Bhd dan Q Hotel.

PR - Mar 23, 2017 - Biforst Logistics : Zero to ERP & SCM Cloud in Five Weeks

Oracle today announced that Biforst Logistics Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian logistics solutions provider, has successfully shifted to Oracle Cloud Applications to enhance its speed-to-market delivery. The entire project was completed in just five weeks from the date of placing the order for service. Biforst selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud to manage the surge in their business, drawing on Oracle Modern Best Practice for Logistics for their transformation to the cloud.

Biforst Logistics was in need of an improved internal and external IT infrastructure, as well as a need to rapidly scale business operations efficiently via a recent mega-project to procure and fulfill nearly 1,000 stores throughout the country. The implementation of cloud solutions was also critical to curb the increasing internal operational and IT maintenance costs from its older enterprise systems.

PR - Mar 23, 2017 - TOKYO — Toshiba to Supply Taiwan with World's Largest Class S-Band Weather Radar System

Toshiba Corporation recently announced that it will contribute to better understanding of weather conditions in Taiwan by providing the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau with an S-band weather radar system with an antenna in the world’s largest class, for installation in Chigu district, Tainan city. The system, to be delivered by Toshiba with High Bound Co., Ltd, a Taiwanese engineering company, under an order received from GECI GROUP (GECI), Spanish system integration and high-technology company, will have a range of approx. 400km, and will support high resolution imaging of precipitation and wind velocity, essential for accurate, pinpoint weather forecasting. Toshiba, High Bound and GECI will deliver the system in 2019.

The radar system adopts dual polarization and Toshiba’s state-of-the-art microwave transistors to deliver wide area observation, and achieves high level observation capabilities and accuracy. The system also integrates several redundant microwave transistors to maintain operation if some cease operation. Toshiba received the order following GECI’s technical review and price evaluating.

PR - Mar 23, 2017 - ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) is now available in Malaysia!

The model of ZenFone Zoom series, ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) is now officially available in Malaysia!

Only Navy Black colour option is available currently, while the Glacier Silver and Rose Gold colour will be available later.

Malaysian recommended retail price for ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL): RM2099



ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom – Malaysian Retail Product Spec

Construction
Premium-crafted aluminum-alloy design with 2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display
5.5in Full HD 1920 x 1080 AMOLED display
500 nits brightness
2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor
CPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU
Adreno 506
Memory
RAM / ROM
4GB RAM / 64GB Storage
Camera
Dual Cameras
Main camera: 12MP SuperPixel™ camera, 25mm, f/1.7 aperture, 6p lens, 81.8-degree field of view, 1/2.55” type sensor size, 1.4um pixel pitch Sony IMX362 sensor, OIS, 4K UHD video recording with EIS, RAW shooting support with Android 7.0 (N)
 
Zoom camera: 12MP, 59mm (2.3x optical zoom), f/2.6 aperture, 1/3.42” type sensor size
Front Camera
13MP PixelMaster camera, f/2.0 aperture, SONY IMX214 sensor, five-element Largan lens
Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
CAT. 4
Connectivity
Bluetooth® 4.2
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
Rear fingerprint security sensor
SIM card and SD slot
Slot 1:Nano SIM (3G/4G)
Slot 2:Nano SIM (3G/4G) / Micro SD up to 2TB
GPS
GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BDSS
OS
Android 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0 – expected upgrade to 7.0 soon
Battery
5000mAh
Supports Reverse Charging
Audio
5-magnet speaker with NXP Smart Amp for up to 4 times better performance
Dual microphone with noise cancellation, VoLTE support
Audio Wizard for enhanced audio experience
DTS Headphone:X virtual surround sound technology for headphones
192kHz/24-bit HiRes Audio support (4x CD quality)
Dimensions
154.3 x 77 x 7.99mm
Weight
170 grams
Color
Navy Black, Glacier Silver & Rose Gold




 
PR - Mar 23, 2017 - Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei meets New Zealand Prime Minister to promote R&D collaboration, digital transformation

During a meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Bill English, Huawei Founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, discussed ICT infrastructure build-out and digital transformation, and outlined the company's investment plan for New Zealand – including local procurement, R&D, and cloud computing infrastructure initiatives.

As part of its investment programme, Huawei will work with local partners to build a New Zealand Cloud Data Centre, and will open an Innovation Lab at Victoria University of Wellington in 2017. The Lab will focus on the use of big data, and how to maximize the potential of the Internet of Things through future technology such as 5G.

PR - Mar 22, 2017 - Canon Malaysia Sponsors Visit Pahang 2017

Leading imaging products and service solutions provider, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., signed a strategic partnership with Tourism Pahang Malaysia for ‘Visit Pahang 2017’ on 27 February 2017 at the Canon Tower, Shah Alam. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), Canon Marketing Malaysia will be supporting Tourism Pahang and its Visit Pahang 2017 campaign’s year-long activities through sponsorship of Canon’s imaging products and services.

The last time the state of Pahang held Visit Pahang Year was 23 years ago, in 1994. In conjunction with Visit Pahang Year 2017, more than 60 events have been organised and planned to welcome tourists and visitors to the state of Pahang. Those who are interested to learn more can log on to http://www.pahangtourism.org.my/ or www.visitpahang.my.

President and CEO of Canon Marketing (Malaysia), Andrew Koh, said that this is an opportune time for the company to express its gratitude to Malaysians for their support to the brand throughout the years.

PR - Mar 18, 2017 - AccuWeather Launches Samsung Gear Virtual Reality Application, Powered by Oculus

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of the new virtual reality application, AccuWeather - Weather for Life for Samsung Gear VR,allowing users to experience and interact with exclusive 360-degree video content, weather information, and updates in revolutionary new ways.

Through the unique and immersive VR app experience, users are not simply watching, but are in the middle of the action. Users can experience this next level of virtual reality by following a few simple steps: First, users will install the Oculus app to their compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone and create an account, accessing the store through Oculus App. Next, users will download the AccuWeather - Weather for Life app. The latest compatible Galaxy smartphones are Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge. Finally, users will snap their smartphone into the portable and wireless Gear VR headset so they can view their screen and begin the virtual experience.

The AccuWeather - Weather for Life app is available for download at the Oculus Store.

PR - Mar 17, 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan - BIOSTAR Launches Compact High-Speed Storage Solution with M200 M.2 SSD

BIOSTAR is thrilled to announce its latest addition to its great line-up of products with its newest offering from its storage family of products with the new BIOSTAR M200 Series solid-state drives. Designed for high-performance, low-profile applications, the BIOSTAR M200 Series SSD is intended for systems that require high-speed storage in a low-profile form factor like notebooks, SFF PCs and HTPCs. Available in 120GB and 240GB capacity, the BIOSTAR M200 SSD is perfect for those looking to upgrade their system with a new SSD or speed-up their mobile device for better performance and battery life.


New-generation systems come with M.2 slots that utilize high-speed connection to your system which is the best interface when you want the most from your system. M.2 form factor storage like the BIOSTAR M200 M.2 SSD come in low-profile designs which allow users to insert them in most devices that support M.2 2280. M.2 also has the benefit of zero noise, low heat output and low power draw making them an ideal upgrade for the power user looking to step-up their system performance while gaining the advantage of M.2 storage.

PR - Mar 17, 2017 - Poor Device and App Care Leaves Users Drowning in Digital Clutter, Kaspersky Lab Study Reveals

Digital clutter is growing due to an explosion in application usage and advances in the storage capacity of devices. But poor maintenance of these apps is leaving devices vulnerable to security threats. A new report by Kaspersky Lab reveals the scale of the digital clutter problem among Internet users worldwide.

The study found that users typically install 12 Android apps every month but delete only 10, in effect adding two apps to their device on a monthly basis. With more apps installed on devices, managing apps is important in preventing digital clutter. However, we found that in only half (55%) of cases users regularly refresh and revise the contents of their device and delete unused docs and apps.

One of the main dangers is that the apps themselves can put user data and devices at risk due to their everyday activity. Technical findings from Kaspersky Lab show that of 100 Android apps users can manage (i.e. install and delete), 83 have access to sensitive user data, such as contacts, messages and data, and can even make calls and send SMSs.

PR - Mar 16, 2017 - OnePlus 3T officially in Malaysia – A Day’s Power in Half an Hour

Brightstar is excited to announce the availability of the OnePlus 3T – an upgrade from last year’s model – in Malaysia from Wednesday, 22 March onwards.

The OnePlus 3T features Dash Charge, Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 821 processor and longer battery life for a refined Android experience. Its Dash Charge feature provides a day’s power from a mere half-hour charging, even when the smartphone is performing activities such as video streaming, gaming or using GPS. Its processor – the most powerful version of the Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 821 – is performance driven, with faster processing speeds and greater power efficiency.



The highlight of the OnePlus 3T comes in the form of a new colour, aptly known as Gunmetal thanks to its bold look carved out of a single slab of premium space-grade aluminum alloy.

Available through authorised Brightstar Sdn. Bhd. retailers, the OnePlus 3T retails for RM2,229 (inclusive of 6% GST).

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