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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

IT News Week 5 Jun 2017

For IT News Week 4 Jun 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Quantum to Highlight Data Management Solutions for Meeting Video Surveillance Storage Challenges at INTERPOL World 2017
  • PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Ramps Up 10th Anniversary Edition to Catalyse Change in Asia’s Sustainable Buildings Landscape
  • PR - Jun 28, 2017 - LILEE Systems Announces Breakthrough Fog Computing Gateways
  • PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Barracuda Report Reveals Cloud Use Continuing to Grow
  • PR - Jun 24, 2017 - HUAWEI P10 Series the Preferred Device for Malaysian Professional Photographers
  • PR - Jun 24, 2017 - Attackers Try to Sneak a Ztorg Trojan onto Google Play by Wrapping it in Another One
  • PR - Jun 22, 2017 - Lenovo Embraces Personalised Computing Transformation
  • PR - Jun 21, 2017 - OutSystems Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms
  • PR - Jun 16, 2017 - Software AG Acquires Cumulocity and Extends its Internet of Things Technology Leadership in Asia Pacific
  • PR - Jun 16, 2017 - Maybank drives SME digital transformation with expanded payment solutions
  • PR - Jun 16, 2017 - New Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for ATMs and POS Terminals
  • PR - Jun 15, 2017 - Softinn Wins Startup of the Year at WIT Startup Pitch Competition in Tokyo
  • PR - Jun 15, 2017 - Milestone’s Intelligent Solutions helps leading hotel chain provide customers with peace of mind
  • PR - Jun 14, 2017 - Her Majesty The Queen to honour young person from Malaysia with Queen’s Young Leaders Award


PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Quantum to Highlight Data Management Solutions for Meeting Video Surveillance Storage Challenges at INTERPOL World 2017

Quantum Corp. today announced that it will highlight its storage and data management solutions at INTERPOL World in Singapore, held on July 4-7, along with the latest additions to its extensive partner ecosystem, including leading video surveillance providers — Arecont Vision, Axis Communications, Genetec, Ipsotek and P2 Wireless.

Powered by the company’s award-winning StorNext® software, Quantum will offer multi-tier solutions with a unique combination of high performance, low-cost capacity and quick data accessibility for video surveillance infrastructures. Working with industry front runners such as Axis communications and Milestone Systems, the combination of an easy integration and a StorNext multi-tier storage solution enables security professionals to work within project timelines, without leaving the main VMS application, and provides extremely fast access to long-term retained data.

Wayne Arvidson, Vice President, Surveillance and Security Solutions, Quantum, said: “With StorNext data management and our multi-tier storage solutions, we are offering a fresh approach to address the video surveillance storage dilemma, and it is resonating with security professionals. By bringing our heritage of intelligence and military technology to the commercial security industry, Quantum is being increasingly recognized not just for storage solutions but also for technical innovation.”

PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Ramps Up 10th Anniversary Edition to Catalyse Change in Asia’s Sustainable Buildings Landscape

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building market, is set to welcome international visitors this September. Paving the future for a greener, sustainable living, the event will be held in conjunction with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, a regional HVAC-R, water and energy exhibition, and the International Green Building Conference (IGBC), at Marina Bay Sands from 12 to 14 September 2017.

Shining the light on the latest solutions for building developers and managers, BEX Asia 2017 and its co-located event, MCE Asia, are expected to play host to over 450 exhibiting companies internationally and attract over 12,000 visitors across the region. BEX and MCE Asia will also feature complementary seminars that offer a mix of perspectives to support knowledge building and exchange and inspire innovation in the industry.

New features continue to be added as BEX Asia evolves to keep pace with the industry. The 2017 edition will feature BEX-MCE Green Trails, a specially curated site tour designed to provide a deeper experiential understanding of green building practices and infrastructure in Singapore. The tour will take visitors to outstanding Green Mark Platinum buildings in Singapore, including BCA Skylab, CapitaGreen, Mapletree Business City and United World College Southeast Asia.

PR - Jun 28, 2017 - LILEE Systems Announces Breakthrough Fog Computing Gateways

LILEE Systems, provider of advanced mobile connectivity solutions and emerging innovator in cloud-based network solutions, announced its new platform for mobile and fixed distributed enterprises, such as bus fleets and retail franchises, which includes multiple first-to-market capabilities.

LILEE’s TransAir™ STS series gateways and T-Cloud platform enable organizations to more rapidly and reliably network, track, control and interact with their mobile and fixed assets to improve operations and reduce costs.

LILEE STS gateways offer multiple wired and wireless connectivity options and are installed in distributed assets, such as a bus or retail store. They include an onboard application engine that enables enterprise applications to run in a fog-computing architecture; i.e., integrating on-site and in-cloud computing. LILEE T-Cloud is a cloud-based solution that provides network management, autoprovisioning and the ability for third-party software providers to integrate with STS gateways. Connection to T-Cloud, via LTE-A, Wi-Fi or Ethernet, allows operators continuous remote access to IoT data, analytics, and the ability to perform critical asset management functions including zero-touch on-board application upgrades and configuration.

PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Barracuda Report Reveals Cloud Use Continuing to Grow

Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced key findings from a new global research report, “Unlocking the Benefits of Public Cloud” that outlines the respondents’ use of public cloud, benefits of public cloud, challenges with public cloud and public security.
Thiban Dharmalingam

“Organizations have nearly 40% of their infrastructure in the public cloud today, with the expectation to increase this to 70% over the next five years. However, organizations need to select cloud-ready security solutions that are designed for the new architectures and capabilities enabled by public and hybrid cloud adoption.” explains Thiban Dharmalingam, the Regional Manager of Barracuda in Malaysia.


While four out of 10 reported that their organization relied on public cloud deployments to expand their services, often replicating those over multiple regions, 30% said they only migrated selected services to the cloud and kept the balance on premises.

PR - Jun 24, 2017 - HUAWEI P10 Series the Preferred Device for Malaysian Professional Photographers

In a surprise pronouncement at the final HUAWEI P10 Photography Masterclass Series today, HUAWEI thanked its Malaysian customers for helping the P10 series outperform its predecessor in terms of sales – with the P10 shifting twice the volume in half the time compared to the P9 series last year.


Over the past three weekends, smartphone photography fans have picked up practical and theoretical tips on making the most of the Leica camera technology packed into their HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus smartphones at the HUAWEI P10 Photography Masterclass series. In up close and personal sharing sessions celebrating smartphone photography as an art, HUAWEI customers were taken through various photography workshops including Cinematic Photography (feat. Edwin Tan and Evert Cheong), Street Photography (feat. Prakash Daniel) and Visual Storytelling (feat. Calven Lim).

The final workshop in this series was headlined by wedding, portrait and fashion photographer Nic Chung with tips on every smartphone photographer’s favourite activity; candid portraiture with friends – a timely session in view of the ongoing festive season.

Building on the incredible success of the HUAWEI Mate 9 and HUAWEI P9 dual cameras, the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus introduce HUAWEI’s latest dual camera co-engineered with Leica – Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 and Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition. Both devices are the first to include precise 3D facial technology, portrait enhancements and dynamic illumination. Inside the camera, users will find a 12-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and enhanced fusion algorithms. When paired with the dual camera Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) solution and the industry’s first dual camera pixel binning technology, the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus offer superior night shot capabilities. Additional studio-level portrait tools and illumination effects were also developed based on extensive research

PR - Jun 24, 2017 - Attackers Try to Sneak a Ztorg Trojan onto Google Play by Wrapping it in Another One

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered Ztorg apps on the Google Play Store that appear to show cybercriminals trying different ways to get their malware past security – in this case by installing their malicious code in stages and wrapping a Trojan SMS around an encrypted rooting Trojan.

The attackers used the Trojan SMS to make money from victims through Premium-rate SMS while they waited to execute the rooting Trojan. The apps were downloaded more than 50,000 times since mid-May, 2017, but have now been removed from Google Play.

The browser app, which was downloaded 50,000 times, was uploaded to Google Play on 15 May, and never updated – possibly because it was a test run to see if the functionality worked.

Kaspersky Lab advises users to install a reliable security solution, such as Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, on their device, always check that apps have been created by a reputable developer, to keep their OS and application software up-to-date, and not to download anything that looks at all suspicious or whose source cannot be verified.

PR - Jun 22, 2017 - Lenovo Embraces Personalised Computing Transformation

Lenovo has announced the newest addition to their ThinkStation family. The ThinkStation P320 Tiny is the world’s smallest ISV certified workstation complete with the latest Intel Core i processors. Together with the ThinkStation P320 Tiny, Lenovo also introduced Lenovo Premier Support, a service designed to optimize enterprises’ technology lifecycles and provides expert troubleshooting. PC-as-a-Service (PCaaS) offers to simplify managing workplace technology with packaging computer assets into a single, configurable solution.



PR - Jun 21, 2017 - OutSystems Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms

OutSystems, the #1 low-code platform for application development, has once again been recognised as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant, this time for Mobile Application Development Platforms.

As a leader in their magic quadrant, Gartner also indicated that the organisation must exhibit the following:
  • Ability to execute and completeness of vision
  • Excel at cross-platform development, deployment and management across full life cycle
  • Clarity into the omni-channel and post-app requirements, support for multiple architectures and standards, solid understanding of IT requirements, scalable sales channels and partnerships
  • Platforms have to be easy to purchase, program, deploy, upgrade and be able to connect to a range of systems of records and third-party cloud services

PR - Jun 16, 2017 - Software AG Acquires Cumulocity and Extends its Internet of Things Technology Leadership in Asia Pacific

With Asia Pacific implementing digital initiatives to transform their nations into smart economies, the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to become a top priority for companies in the region. According to a research report by Aruba, 86% of organisations in Asia Pacific will have some form of IoT in place by 2019. Furthermore, IDC states that there will be 8.6 billion connected devices in Asia Pacific by 2020, making the region the frontline for IoT. Thus, it is vital for companies to have the expertise and technology to implement IoT in the right way for business efficiency, innovation and profitability.

In a bid to strengthen the company’s enterprise software leader’s presence in the fast-growing Asia Pacific IoT market, Software AG has announced the acquisition of Cumulocity, a leading IoT device management and application enablement platform. The acquisition will see the completion of Software AG’s portfolio for core IoT software services and enable the company to tap into the fast growth of IoT proliferation in the region.

PR - Jun 16, 2017 - Maybank drives SME digital transformation with expanded payment solutions

Maybank and Sage, today jointly announced the expansion of its partnership with the introduction of Sage One solution. This partnership expansion will be focused on further helping Small & Medium Enterprises in Malaysia drive growth and succeed in a tough competitive landscape.

(L-R): Michael Foong, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Maybank; Datuk Hamirullah Boorhan, Head of Community Financial Services (CFS) Malaysia, Maybank; Robin Chao, Vice President, Sage Software Asia; Kamlesh Mahtani, Head of Sales, Startups & Small Business, Sage Software Asia)

Under this expanded partnership, which sees Maybank joining the Sage Partner Program, Maybank will provide its Small & Medium Enterprise customers access to Sage One, a cloud based accounting solution. Small & Medium Enterprise customers will be able to access online accounts via smart phone or mobile devices anywhere, and at any time, just like how they access their emails or internet banking.With the subscription-based cloud accounting, customers do not need to purchase costly accounting software, worry about software installations, updates and training, manage data security and data loss as well as prepare for disaster recovery, thus giving them more time to focus on their business.

PR - Jun 16, 2017 - New Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for ATMs and POS Terminals

With the tactics of cybercriminals getting ever more sophisticated, and with regulatory pressures also mounting, financial enterprises are up against increasing hurdles when it comes to future-proofing their ATMs, Point of Sale systems and Point of Service machines. To help these organizations, Kaspersky Lab has released a new generation of its Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security.

This targeted enterprise-grade solution provides advanced protection for a variety of embedded systems involved in highly sensitive financial operations, while at the same time allowing these businesses to address pressing regulatory requirements.

Multiple cutting-edge innovations within the Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security solution make the infrastructure more transparent, so if an incident or breach occurs, it can be audited or investigated easily. With the new File Integrity Monitor functionality, security specialists can track actions performed with specified files and folders and make sure no alteration of files goes unnoticed. The new version also enables Log Inspection for analyzing activity within a protected system, identifying breaches or abnormal behavior and saving logs for further analysis. With added SIEM integration, the solution can now also export application logs to the corporate Security Operation Center. All these technologies provide security teams and external auditors with the tools they need to ensure that the infrastructure is compliant and secure.

PR - Jun 15, 2017 - Softinn Wins Startup of the Year at WIT Startup Pitch Competition in Tokyo

Softinn Solutions Sdn. Bhd., a travel technology company offering a cloud-based hotel reservation system for small- and medium-sized hotels, has won Startup of the Year award at the WIT Startup Pitch in Tokyo, Japan, as part of the WIT Japan & North Asia 2017 Conference. This year’s Pitch, powered by Amadeus Next, saw Softinn picked to present at the semi-finals on June 8 from more than 30 submissions. The Grand Final Pitch took place the day after.

As the winner, Softinn received a trophy, a ticket to attend the flagship WIT Conference Singapore in October, a ticket to attend Phocuswright Conference in Florida in November, as well as an enrollment to Amadeus Mentorship Program.

Jason JeeShen Lee, Founder of Softinn said, “We are humbled by the recognition. Winning the WIT Startup Pitch competition helps boost our confidence in serving the small and independent hotels. We thank WIT and Amadeus for making our dream come true.”

PR - Jun 15, 2017 - Milestone’s Intelligent Solutions helps leading hotel chain provide customers with peace of mind

Milestone Systems, the leading provider for open platform IP video management software (VMS), has joined forces with Shen Milsom & Wilke (SM&W), an international consulting firm specialising in establishing security programs, to successfully implement an effective visitor management security solution for a global, renowned hotel chain.

Hotels face increasing security challenges today, with multiple access locations and significant foot traffic throughout the day. Ongoing functions and events further add to the complexity of visitor tracking, with the continued arrival and departure of guests to hundreds of premises worldwide. The continued expansion and construction of new hotel locations demanded a scalable security system that aligned with growing security requirements. This makes it crucial for a surveillance system with superior and advanced imagery, recognition features, storage functions, and software enabling cameras to detect incidents and incident patterns. System monitors of actual or impending security breaches through the detection of "patterns" that signify a security incident, for instance, were one of the requirements for this hotel chain.

With an open platform infrastructure, Milestone extends support for over 6,000 digital cameras, encoders and digital video recorders (DVRs). Such functionality gives room for innovation as new technologies can be integrated as they as developed. On top of the support provided in the initial installation process, Milestone seeks to empower the Milestone community by delivering continuous training for users to achieve the full benefits of the video management software.

PR - Jun 14, 2017 - Her Majesty The Queen to honour young person from Malaysia with Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Her Majesty The Queen will present a Queen’s Young Leaders Award to an exceptional young person from Malaysia at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday 29th June. The Award celebrates inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth who are dedicated to driving change in their communities and beyond.

This year’s Award winner, Heidy Quah, aged 23, has been recognised by The Queen for her work to support refugees in Malaysia.

Heidy will be representing Malaysia as she joins winners from across the Commonwealth in the UK for a programme of inspiring meetings, networking opportunities and bespoke training and mentoring, all designed to help them to develop as leaders and work with ever greater impact to transform people’s lives.

Selected from a competitive process where thousands of young people from all over the Commonwealth applied to be a Queen’s Young Leader, Heidy Quah said: “I am delighted to have been selected for the Queen's Young Leader Award and hope to expand my role as a youth advocate and spokeswoman for refugees.”

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