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Saturday, August 12, 2017

IT News Week 2 Aug 2017

For IT News Week 1 Aug 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Aug 11, 2017 - Ricoh Impresses Yet Again at Ipmex 2017
  • PR - Aug 11, 2017 - Sage Hires FinTech Heavyweight to Lead Asia Pacific Business
  • PR - Aug 10, 2017 - J.B - Launching of "UTM-Huawei iLearning Cloud Showcase" by the Minister of Higher Education (MOHE), YBG Dato 'Seri Idris Jusoh
  • PR - Aug 10, 2017 - honor Promises Better Calls and Coverage with the Support of VoLTE
  • PR - Aug 10, 2017 - SENHENG is now offering the perfect Selfie Nationwide
  • PR - Aug 9, 2017 - Official Launch of Shopplus (Shopplus Introduces First On-The-Go System)
  • PR - Aug 8, 2017 - The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Changing the Façade of Smart Buildings
  • PR - Aug 7, 2017 - Cyberjaya - IBM Malaysia and MDEC collaborate to enable students as future Digital Makers through the IBM Watson Maker Workshop

PR - Aug 11, 2017 - Ricoh Impresses Yet Again at Ipmex 2017

Ricoh once again made its presence felt at the annual International Printing, Paper, Packaging and Machinery Exhibition (IPMEX 2017). The show draws on an established track record of attracting visitors from all over the world from a wide range of industries and backgrounds.

Among the highlights from Ricoh at the show included a showcase of its recently launched Pro 8200 mono series and the Pro C5200 colour series – both launched in March this year.

(Fourth to eighth from left to right): Mr KL Loh, General Manager for Production Printing Group of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn Bhd; Mr Lee Choon Heng, General Manager for Service Operations of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn Bhd; Ms Alice Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn Bhd; Mr James Yap, General Manager for Sales of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn Bhd; and Mr Nick Tan, Senior General Manager for Marketing of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn Bhd with the new Direct to Garment print technology at the IPMEX 2017.

Also featured was the brand’s commitment to surpassing boundaries with its Neon Yellow Toner and an introduction of its new Neon Pink Toner. Visitors to Ricoh’s showcase at the event also got sneak peek into the brand’s Direct to Garment (DTG) printers.

PR - Aug 11, 2017 - Sage Hires FinTech Heavyweight to Lead Asia Pacific Business

Sage, the market leader for integrated cloud accounting, payroll and payment systems, has announced the appointment of Kerry Agiasotis into the role of Executive Vice President for Sage Asia Pacific.

Kerry Agiasotis, EVP, Sage APAC

Starting at Sage on 11th September, Agiasotis will report to President Blair Crump and take responsibility for ensuring Sage’s continued growth and success in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region as well as assume responsibilities for the Australia business. Agiasotis will maintain Sage’s focus on providing customers with newly-launched global cloud technologies and support, new customer acquisition and ensure a loyal following for local payroll, payment and accounting solutions, all of which contribute to quality growth.

Agiasotis joins from Western Union Business Solutions, where he had been President of Western Union's global Business Solutions division since October 2013. Previously, he led the company’s Sales function and held the position of Regional Managing Director for the APAC region. He also spent time in leadership roles Oracle’s sales business and at Siebel Systems.

PR - Aug 10, 2017 - J.B - Launching of "UTM-Huawei iLearning Cloud Showcase" by the Minister of Higher Education (MOHE), YBG Dato 'Seri Idris Jusoh

The Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh today launched the UTM-Huawei iLearning Cloud Showcase at the Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGICX), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in collaboration with Huawei Malaysia to promote the concept of learning on-demand. The concept of "iLearning Cloud" involves using cloud computing and big data technologies that enables current teaching and learning processes to become more interactive. By using this technology, it will provide students a more immersive learning environment in which materials are accessible wherever they are.


The concept of "iLearning Cloud" involves using cloud computing and big data technologies that enables current teaching and learning processes to become more interactive. By using this technology, it will provide students a more immersive learning environment in which materials are accessible wherever they are.

In this program, initiatives by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), eLearning and Lifelong Learning are integrated into a cloud computing environment. Through this, students are able to interact with lecturers or specialists in different locations directly through live video conferencing. Students and lecturers can also share the learning content among different universities.

PR - Aug 10, 2017 - honor Promises Better Calls and Coverage with the Support of VoLTE

honor Malaysia today has announced that its powerful honor 8 Pro will support Voice over LTE (VoLTE) on Digi, YES 4G and webe; including in East Malaysia. VoLTE is a new voice call technology that utilises LTE networking to provide improved connectivity and support for HD voice, and rich media services for users. With VoLTE, users can use the internet even while calling.

The performance based honor 8 Pro is the first honor device to support VoLTE. Honor will continue its commitment to improving their mobile devices and extend VoLTE support to even more of its models.



The super smartphone, honor 8 Pro is powered by its new Kirin 960 chipset and a large 6GB of RAM, proving to be an impressive device and a real performance powerhouse. The device boasts a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with 515ppi resolution and colour gamut nearing the Hollywood cinematic standard, and a 4,000mAh battery that will power it all for days. The honor 8 Pro is available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue.

Customers who intend to make a direct purchase can visit www.vmall.my. For more information on honor, visit http://www.hihonor.com/my

honor 8 Pro retails at RM 1,999.

PR - Aug 10, 2017 - SENHENG is now offering the perfect Selfie Nationwide

Leading smartphone brand vivo Technologies Sdn Bhd. announced today a partnership with Senheng® Electric (KL) Sdn Bhd, the leading consumer electronics store in Malaysia. This partnership will see vivo’s flagship smartphone, the vivo V5Plus, made available at all nationwide Senheng outlets starting from August 10, 2017.

In conjunction with this, Senheng customers will be entitled to benefits including a free extra one (1) year warranty, exclusive gift packs and 0% interest for credit card holders up to 24 months alongside a complimentary Senheng Mobile PAYBACK starter pack with every purchase of a vivo V5s or V5Plus from now until September 30, 2017.

vivo V5Plus comes equipped with a dual front camera consisting of a 20 Megapixel (MP) IMX376 camera co-engineered with Sony and an 8 MP camera which collects depth-of-field information. This dual front camera provides outstanding clarity and comes with a soft light function that enables users to capture the Perfect Selfie even in low light conditions. The rear camera has also been upgraded with a 1/2.8-inch 16 MP lens for super clarity.

With a body width similar to a 5.2-inch phone, the 5.5-inch V5Plus is designed using a special mirror grinding technique to fit comfortably in your hand while the display is made using Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with enhanced scratch resistance.

vivo V5Plus Specification:
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor
  • 4GB RAM & 64GB storage with no expandable memory
  • 5.5-inch full HD screen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 display
  • Measures 152.58 x 74 x 7.26 mm, weighs 158.6g
  • 16MP rear camera (f/2.0) / 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor (f/2.0, 5P lens) + 8MP (f/2.0) front camera
  • FunTouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3160 mAh battery with Dual Engine Fast Charging
  • Features fingerprint sensor and AK4376 Hi-Fi audio chip
vivo V5s Specification:
  • MediaTek MT6750 Processor
  • 4GB RAM & 64GB storage (microSD, up to 256GB by using SIM 2 slot)
  • 5.5-inch HD screen
  • Measures 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6 mm, weighs 154g
  • 13MP rear camera (f/2.2)/ 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor (f/2.0) front camera
  • Features fingerprint sensor and AK4376 Hi-Fi audio chip
  • FunTouch OS 3.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3000 mAh battery
PR - Aug 9, 2017 - Official Launch of Shopplus (Shopplus Introduces First On-The-Go System)

Shopplus launched an online e-commerce platform yesterday that is witness by the Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry, Datuk Chua Tee Yong, at Aloft Kuala Lumpur.

Targeted towards the mass Malaysian market, Shopplus is a Malaysian driven initiative that is supported by a Taiwanese technical group that provides a shopping platform with an e-commerce twist, where shoppers can shop, share and earn cash backs and shopping points from the system.


With Malaysia being the future of the eWTP Digital Free Trade Zone, Shopplus is the first of its kind to bring to life an online retail and e-commerce platform, which its strategy and incentives are aimed to bring triple benefits to fellow Malaysians.

The system was brought in from Taiwan where users can be part of the growing e-commerce industry in Malaysia without having to invest a huge amount of time and money. It is a business platform where Malaysians can shop, share and earn through the economy sharing system.

Shopplus carries 6 major categories; Fashion, Digital & Electronic Goods, Home & Living, Sport & Leisure, Baby & Kids and Automotive, with various prominent brands to cater to mass Malaysians. With the new break into the Malaysian market, they are currently expanding their brand portfolio to accommodate to a wider crowd.

PR - Aug 8, 2017 - The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Changing the Façade of Smart Buildings

With the number of IoT devices growing exponentially to an estimated 75.4 billion devices in 2025, building fixtures such as lights, air-conditioning, alarm systems and door locks can all be a part of a hyperconnective virtual mesh. The integration of IoT in buildings bring about many benefits, transforming traditional architectures to smart buildings. As digitization continues to sweep across industries, buildings are also seeing rapid transformation in its form, construction and management. These enhancements stemmed from one need – to make buildings more efficient, safer and aesthetically balanced for improved quality of life.

The media update highlights some of the examples of how IoT technology is shaping building and construction today. These innovations will also be showcased at Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort Asia (MCE) taking place in Singapore in September later this year. I

For a more in-depth discussion with any of the brands mentioned, please feel free to contact : bex2017@yingcomms.com.

PR - Aug 7, 2017 - Cyberjaya - IBM Malaysia and MDEC collaborate to enable students as future Digital Makers through the IBM Watson Maker Workshop

In an initiative to transform young Malaysians from digital consumers into digital makers, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and IBM Malaysia recently co-hosted the IBM Watson Maker Workshop for SMK Kompleks KLIA. This workshop’s objective is to enable students to acquire beginner’s maker and coding skills, and to learn about artificial intelligence in a fun way.


Volunteers from IBM Malaysia guided 30 students in building and assembling ‘TJBots’ from laser-printed cardboards and Raspberry Pi 3 boards before connecting them to Watson Speech to Text application programming interface (API) service available on IBM Bluemix. Through this initiative, IBM and MDEC aim to strengthen the students’ problem solving skills and expand their level of creativity.

“It is gratifying to see students team build their own robots while learning and exploring technology. Technology is all about keeping experiments going and coming up with something truly life-changing for the world and the community. By exposing students to coding, robotics and artificial intelligence, we are preparing them for the future where digital technology is disrupting businesses. It was great to see the commitment from MDEC towards the #mydigitalmaker initiative to skill up youth in the ecosystem.,” said David Raper, Lead, Corporate Citizenship, IBM Asia Pacific and Greater China Group.

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