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Sunday, April 09, 2017

IT News Week 2 Apr 2017

For IT News Week 5 Mar 2017.
  • PR - Apr 7, 2017 - [Pre-order] Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Exclusive Rewards and Privileges Worth Over RM900
  • PR - Apr 7, 2017 - Users’ Most Sensitive Data is put at Risk from Poor Digital Hygiene, Kaspersky Lab Research Reveals
  • PR - Apr 6, 2017 - Borneo Youth Leadership Conference 2017 : Creating Tomorrow's Leaders, by Empowering Today's Youth
  • PR - Apr 6, 2017 - Canon Launches The EOS 800D, EOS 77D & EOS M6
  • PR - Apr 5, 2017 - Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Announces Leadership Change
  • PR - Apr 5, 2017 - Western Digital Increases Capacity of Surveillance-Class Hard Drives to 10TB
  • PR - Apr 5, 2017 - Microsoft Bookings: a new Office 365 service for small businesses!!
  • PR - Apr 4, 2017 - Cloudera Recognized As Emerging Leader in Cybersecurity and Machine Learning
  • PR - Apr 4, 2017 - OutSystems Recognized as a Mobile Low-Code Development Platform Leader
  • PR - Apr 4, 2017 - New U.S Startup Helps Underprivileged Youth with Free Online Sports Courses
  • PR - Apr 4, 2017 - Hitachi Sunway Helps HANA Microelectronics to Implement Siemens Teamcenter in Thailand
  • PR - Apr 3, 2017 - 'COCKROACH Tech Funding' Program to Help Malaysian Startups Get The Right ICT Support


PR - Apr 7, 2017 - [Pre-order] Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Exclusive Rewards and Privileges Worth Over RM900

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are hitting Malaysia shelves. With this, we would like to inform you that both smartphones are now available for pre-order in Malaysia, at 11street online marketplace!

This time, Samsung has chosen a bigger screen and a curved edge-to-edge with thinner bezels and fully eliminated the physical home button, whereas its fingerprint scanner has been relocated to the back on the handset.


It will be retailed starting from RM3299 for Galaxy S8 and RM3699 for S8+ which you can find them at 11street’s Samsung Galaxy 8 event page (http://www.11street.my/benefit/promotionDetail.do?planDisplayNumber=587865) with an attractive bundle of Limited Edition Starter Kit, 5100mAh Battery Pack and Samsung Protection Plus. .

The pre-order will begin from 11th April 2017 with limited units only.

PR - Apr 7, 2017 - Users’ Most Sensitive Data is put at Risk from Poor Digital Hygiene, Kaspersky Lab Research Reveals

Digital clutter is a phenomenon that plagues modern digital devices, with the increasing levels of information stored on smartphones, tablets and computers put at risk by users’ poor digital hygiene. New research by Kaspersky Lab reveals that user attitudes towards app care and maintenance on their devices is making sensitive data on computers and tablets particularly vulnerable to security threats.

The research shows us that keeping control of the content on their devices is a task that users tend to avoid. Only about half of people revise the content on their computers and tablets on a regular basis but as many as two-in-three (63%) people do this on their smartphones. However, this is typically because smartphones have less memory than computers and tablets. In fact, 35% of users have deleted apps on their smartphones due to lack of storage, whereas only 13% of users on computers have done the same.

PR - Apr 6, 2017 - Canon Launches The EOS 800D, EOS 77D & EOS M6

Leading imaging products and service solutions provider, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., today broke innovative grounds in imaging capabilities with the official introduction of its latest models in Malaysia – the Canon EOS 800D, Canon EOS 77D and Canon EOS M6. All three models are now available at all Canon Image Square and authorized dealers nationwide.

Since its debut, the Canon EOS System has consistently aimed to expand the boundaries of photographic expression with its optical technology at its core. To date, Canon’s EOS System now comprises 24 models (including digital cinemas, compact-system cameras and film cameras) with a selection of 97 EF lens models. With this rich product line-up, Canon EOS System no doubt meets the various needs of different users.

Canon Malaysia EOS ambassadors (from left to right) Andrew Koh, Philip Chong, Glenn Guan, Bonnie Yap, Asmady Ahmad and Yusuf Hashim empowering other photographers to give back to the community by invigorating, guiding and nurturing the photography community.

“The new EOS M6 is proof of the company’s continued effort in offering the best of both worlds for photographers who crave the performance and experience of a DSLR within a compact-sized body,” Jeffrey Kung, Head of Consumer Imaging & Information Division, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. said.

Key feature is the Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology is incorporated into the Canon EOS 800D, EOS 77D and EOS M6. DAF is Canon’s innovative auto-focus (AF) technology for digital SLR cameras, and employs a CMOS sensor on which all of the effective pixels are able to perform both imaging and phase-difference AF.
  • Canon EOS 800D : RRP: RM 3,299.00 (Body only)
  • Canon EOS 77D : RRP: RM 3,799.00 (Body only)
  • Canon EOS M6 : RRP: RM 3,409 (Body only)
Canon suits all your needs !!!

PR - Apr 6, 2017 - Borneo Youth Leadership Conference 2017 : Creating Tomorrow's Leaders, by Empowering Today's Youth

The end of the Borneo Youth Leadership Conference 2017 Press Conference marks the start of a journey towards the 4th instalment of the conference. BYLC 2017 is set to take place in Kuching, from the 13th September till the 16th of September 2017. The event will bring together youth from across the globe together under one roof to learn how to monetize their passions. Among the speakers at this year’s conference is Zee Avi, Malaysian Singer and Songwriter, Ann “Athene” Osman, Malaysian MMA Fighter, Phat Fabes, Radio DJ and TV Host, and Shanjhey Kumar Perumal, Award Winning Film Maker.



BYLC is open to those between the ages of 17 to 25yrs and interested applicants can submit their application via their official website at www.bylc.global. Conference fees start at RM 1,500 for East Malaysians, RM 2,000.00 for West Malaysians and RM 3,000.00 for Non-Malaysians. The conference fee paid by delegates includes, accommodation, travel within Kuching, five meals per day, fun outings, and BYLC goodies.

PR - Apr 5, 2017 - Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Announces Leadership Change

Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has appointed Ms Alice Lee as the Chief Operating Officer for Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd effective from 1st April 2017, replacing Mr Peter Wee.

Alice Lee shall report direct to Mr Kazuhisa Goto, Managing Director, Ricoh Asia Pacific. As part of Ricoh Malaysia since 1996, Alice has made a rapid climb to management position from Marketing Support Manager to General Manager in 10 years.

(L-R) : Alice Lee (COO, RMS) & Kazuhisa Goto (MD, RMS)

Recently, Ricoh Malaysia has been recognised by the Malaysian Government through MDEC for being awarded the MSC Status, for ICT and ICT-facilitated businesses that develop and use multimedia technologies to produce and enhance its services, and also as a mark of world-class service and achievement. Ricoh has also been certified under MyHIJAU, for its cultivation in areas of sustainable solutions.

PR - Apr 5, 2017 - Western Digital Increases Capacity of Surveillance-Class Hard Drives to 10TB
WD Purple 10TB HDD

Western Digital Corporation, a storage industry leader, today announced the availability of the WD Purple™ 10TB HDD, the newest member of its high-capacity hard drive line for surveillance applications.

With increased capacity and proven leading-edge technology, the WD Purple 10TB HDD is optimized for 24x7 video surveillance systems and up to 64 high-definition (HD) cameras in home and small business security environments.

WD Purple 10TB HDDs are shipping now and will be available in Malaysia by end-April. With the new 10TB drive, the surveillance-class hard drive line is available in capacities ranging from 1TB up to 10TB, all covered by a three-year limited warranty. Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for the 3.5-inch 10TB drive, model #: (WD100PURZ) is RM2,099. 

PR - Apr 5, 2017 - Microsoft Bookings: a new Office 365 service for small businesses!!

Microsoft has a new service in its Office 365 suite – Microsoft Bookings, that makes managing online appointments easy for small businesses and their customers.


Bookings helps business owners save time by reducing the amount of scheduling and re-scheduling of appointments, for both customers and employees. With a few steps, a business owner sets up and online booking page which their customers can use to make appointments online, 24/7.

Microsoft Bookings will be available in Office 365 Business Premium and support in all geographies. Find out more about Bookings on the blog here.

PR - Apr 4, 2017 - Cloudera Recognized As Emerging Leader in Cybersecurity and Machine Learning

Cloudera today announced accelerated momentum in the cybersecurity market. Over the past six months, Cloudera has earned multiple industry awards, advanced its cybersecurity solution based on Apache Spot (incubating), hosted a nine-city cybersecurity roadshow, and expanded its growing customer and partner base.

Security operations centers can no longer bolt on additional applications without a future-proof architecture that meets today’s and tomorrow’s needs. Cloudera validated this at this year’s RSA conference when it surveyed 125 attendees and discovered the following:
  • 51% of companies are constrained by their security information and event management (SIEM) systems
  • 46% of companies are holding less than 12 months of data
  • 53% of companies cannot analyze the data they are collecting
  • 61% of companies include machine learning as part of the cybersecurity strategy
Having received prominent industry nods for leadership and innovation, advanced open source technologies, and continuing customer and partner adoption, Cloudera’s cybersecurity solution has proven to provide enterprise-grade machine learning and advanced analytics to protect the hyper-connected enterprise.

PR - Apr 4, 2017 - OutSystems Recognized as a Mobile Low-Code Development Platform Leader
Mark Weaser, Vice President,
APAC, OutSystems

OutSystems, the #1 low-code platform for application development, has just added two more feathers to its cap. OutSystems has been recognised as a leader in The Forrester Wave Reports for Mobile Low-Code Development Platform Q1 2017 and Low-Code Development Platform Q2 2016.

Forrester also lavished praise upon OutSystems for the following:
  • Commitment to enterprise customers via extensive low-code tooling for semi professional and professional developers
  • Broad features and tools for database, integration and collaboration, coupled with an extensive set of mobile features
  • Easy maintainability of apps
  • Ability to use a wider range of developer skillsets to build mobile apps

PR - Apr 4, 2017 - New U.S Startup Helps Underprivileged Youth with Free Online Sports Courses

Qoach is a new startup focusing on providing free online sports courses to help impoverished youth or athletes to learn and train in 27 different sports. It offers over 260 free sports courses containing 4,000 online videos for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.



Qoach was founded by Melvin Wong, an award-winning entrepreneur with global business experience in 17 countries covering U.S, Europe, Asia and South America. Like Julius Yego, he himself was struck by the idea of learning sports online where he learned how to swim by watching video tutorials on YouTube. He successfully exited from his first sports-related startup and is now looking to venture into his second sports startup.

PR - Apr 4, 2017 - Hitachi Sunway Helps HANA Microelectronics to Implement Siemens Teamcenter in Thailand

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd., a leading one-stop IT services and solutions provider in ASEAN, today announces that they will be implementing a document management solution from Siemens Teamcenter for HANA Microelectronics Public Co., Ltd. in Thailand.

HANA will be implementing Teamcenter PDM (Product Data Management) in Customer service, Operations (Process Engineer, Test engineer and production), Material and Production control planner, Quality management (Document control, Auditor, SQE, IQA) and purchasing department.

(L-R) : Terry Weir, the Executive VP and CFO - MIS & Corporate Affair of HANA - Billy Lee Kok Chi, Executive Vice President of Hitachi Sunway

“Errors in documentation can be a costly affair for a manufacturer like us. Each product lifecycle goes through elaborate tests, revisions and confirmations and mistakes not only delay the production but impact delivery of high quality, error free products to our customers,” explains Terry Weir, the Executive VP and CFO – MIS & Corporate Affair of HANA.

“With Teamcenter in place, HANA will be able to track changes and have a visual of the whole product lifecycle from one single point. This helps eliminate any chance for costly errors, while reducing cost and time of production, improving the quality of production and delivery time,” adds Billy Lee Kok Chi, Executive Vice President of Hitachi Sunway.

PR - Apr 3, 2017 - 'COCKROACH Tech Funding' Program to Help Malaysian Startups Get The Right ICT Support

The Exabytes Group, a leading web hosting services and eCommerce solutions provider in Malaysia announces today the launch of its 'Cockroach Startup Program' on 1 April 2017 as its first ever Technology-Funding program to help develop and grow a strong startup community across Malaysia.

This program will commence effectively on 1st April 2017 and Exabytes' support comes in two (2) stages.

At Stage 1, the company will offer RM3,000 worth of credit for one thousand (1000) qualified startups who have joined incubator or accelerator program to use Exabytes services for one (1) year (including services such as Domains to Hosting, Servers and Online Marketing).

Stage 2 sees twenty (20) shortlisted startups which have successfully developed their products continue receiving Exabytes' support worth RM30,000 in Credit for their production use. These twenty (20) startups will also be given RM20,000 in cash in exchange for Exabytes to gain 5% equity shareholding in their business.

Chan Kee Siak and the cockroach team

Founder cum Executive Director of Exabytes, Chan Kee Siak shares, "A cockroach startup is the one which keeps struggling and moves forward in spite of changing environments, market conditions and investment scenarios, just like a cockroach."

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