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Friday, August 25, 2017

IT News Week 4 Aug 2017

For IT News Week 3 Aug 2017.

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

  • PR - Aug 25, 2017 - McAfee Announces Advanced Security for Amazon Web Services
  • PR - Aug 23, 2017 - Celebrate Merdeka and Malaysia Day with Motorola
  • PR - Aug 23, 2017 - 20MP Front Camera, 128GB ROM and Theatre-Quality HiFi Music Define HUAWEI nova 2 Plus
  • PR - Aug 23, 2017 - LinkedIn : More than half of Malaysia's workforce intends to stay with their current employer for more than a year
  • PR - Aug 22, 2017 - MyIX Records Over 1200% Growth in Internet Traffic
  • PR - Aug 22, 2017 - More than 300 Students Participate in ICT Workshops at Huawei’s Customer Solution Innovation and Integration Experience Centre
  • PR - Aug 22, 2017 - Facebook Releases Special Edition Sea Game Stickers
  • PR - Aug 21, 2017 - EasyParcel.my Cyber Attack
  • PR - Aug 21, 2017 - Lenovo highlights Garena’s The Legends Circuit 2017
  • PR - Aug 20, 2017 - DHL eCommerce Gets Logistics Technology Platform - FarEye On Board


PR - Aug 25, 2017 - McAfee Announces Advanced Security for Amazon Web Services

The cloud has emerged to be one of the most impactful technologies of our time. It can help businesses unlock the potential to innovate and drive better business outcomes. However, it it not invulnerable. Gartner predicts that security threats will keep increasing, and spending on cloud-based security services will rise to US$9 billion by 2020.

McAfee, the world's largest, independent, pure-play cybersecurity company has recently announced that its McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform will secure Amazon Web Services. Some details of their partnership include:
  • Free trial to "test drive" the vNSP platform on AWS
  • Protection at the workload level, eliminates the single point of failure created by other solutions for a whole network segment and guarantees inter-segment traffic visibility
  • Ability for users to simulate real-world attack use cases, configure policy and review reporting dashboards
Features of McAfee's vNSP platform include:
  • Easily integrate security into their application deployment process by using automation frameworks
  • Network security controls are comprehensive and include inline exploit prevention,
  • Offer web application protection, zero-day malware detection
  • Workload isolation through segmentation and east-west attack detection

PR - Aug 23, 2017 - Celebrate Merdeka and Malaysia Day with Motorola

As Malaysia celebrates its 60th National Day, Lenovo Mobile is doubling up the joy to bring customers attractive sales promotions from 25 August (Fri) to 30 September(Sat) 2017!

Exciting offers include getting the Incipio Power Pack Moto ModTM worth RM499 with the purchase of either a Moto Z or Moto Z Play. With the purchase of selected Moto and Lenovo Mobile smartphone models, customers will also receive 12 months extended warranty and accidental damage protection worth RM 448, and other bundled free gifts such as 16GB SD Card, umbrella, backpack, Moto touch flip cover, tempered glass and screen protector.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 012-273 8180 or at lenovomobilemypr@zenogroup.com.

Check out the promotion.

PR - Aug 23, 2017 - 20MP Front Camera, 128GB ROM and Theatre-Quality HiFi Music Define HUAWEI nova 2 Plus

HUAWEI Consumer Business Group has today shared details on the HUAWEI nova 2 Plus; featuring new breakthroughs including an upgraded front camera, theatre-like HiFi audio experience and a dazzling design. Engineered with HUAWEI’s first 20MP high-definition front camera and coupled with a storage capacity of 128GBs, the gadget takes selfie-taking to a whole new level.



“Taking the perfect selfie is probably one of the most distinctive hallmarks of our generation. It’s a behaviour enabled almost exclusively by camera technology – especially smartphones. Many of our innovations and collaborations tap directly into this generational trait. From breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest number of selfies to collaborating with the Saatchi Gallery, HUAWEI has been celebrating the art and science of the selfie in a huge way. And the celebration is continued today with the nova 2 Plus,” said Cai Chuan Zhong, Product Director, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (South Pacific Region).

PR - Aug 23, 2017 - LinkedIn : More than half of Malaysia's workforce intends to stay with their current employer for more than a year

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional online network, has released its annual Inside the Mind of Today's Candidate study, revealing that more than half of professionals in Malaysia are committed to their current employer. The study highlights that 58 percent of respondents state that opportunities for self-improvement are the main reason for them staying with the company for more than a year, followed by promotion opportunities at 39 percent, and a further 38 percent feel confident about their company’s future.

Feon Ang, Vice President of Talent and Learning Solutions,
Asia-Pacific at LinkedIn

Interestingly, this signals that professionals in Malaysia are looking for fulfilment beyond conventional incentives, and focus more on opportunities instead, with only 27 percent citing that advanced company perks and office amenities were motivators.

For more details, please find attached and appended below the results of the Inside the Mind of Today's Candidate study for Malaysia, with the full report available via this link.

PR - Aug 22, 2017 - MyIX Records Over 1200% Growth in Internet Traffic

Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) or also known as ‘Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia’ – an initiative under the Malaysian Communication Multimedia Commission ('MCMC'), today shared on the growth of Internet traffic peered within the national Internet Exchange over a period of five years – calculated from the first half of 2012 and 2017 respectively. According to statistics derived from MyIX, the average monthly highest peak point for data traversed per second within the MyIX exchange was 222.3Gbps, as compared to 16.4Gbps (based on the six-month average of January to June for 2012 and 2017 respectively).

“This shows over 1200 percent growth in a five-year period; that’s a very good indication of how massively the country’s Internet landscape has developed over the last few years.” MyIX Chairman, Chiew Kok Hin

PR - Aug 22, 2017 - More than 300 Students Participate in ICT Workshops at Huawei’s Customer Solution Innovation and Integration Experience Centre

As part of a collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education, Huawei today held a closing ceremony at its Customer Solution Innovation and Integration Experience Centre (CSIC) marking the company’s fulfilled promise of raising local ICT talents, accommodating over 300 students through organized industry workshops. Present during the ceremony were the final 40 workshop participants, coming from Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA in East Malaysia.

At last year’s opening of the centre inaugurated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Higher Education to further drive and support ICT training and education. Appointed as an advisor for raising ICT education and talent, and Smart Campus, the agreement saw Huawei making the promise of selecting 300 local public universities and polytechnic students to provide them the opportunity to attend programmes and workshops held in the centre.

PR - Aug 22, 2017 - Facebook Releases Special Edition Sea Game Stickers

In celebration of this year's SEA Games, Facebook released a special sticker pack to help people cheer on their favorite athletes.

The special edition stickers show the official SEA Games 2017 mascot, “Rimau” in 16 sports-themed moods with local Malaysian expressions such as ‘cun lah’ (awesome) and ‘Bangkit Bersama’ (Rising Together), which is the theme of SEA Games 2017.



The official SEA Games mascot, “Rimau”, is inspired by the graceful and powerful Malayan Tiger. People can use the stickers for comments, photos and in Facebook Messenger.

The Rimau sticker pack is now available for download in the Sticker Store, which can be accessed in Messenger directly and here http://bit.ly/RimauStickers.

PR - Aug 21, 2017 - EasyParcel.my Cyber Attack

EasyParcel.my was one of the Malaysian sites affected by the Indonesian cyber hacker groups attack, in protest against the Indonesian flag being printed upside down in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Game booklet during the opening ceremony on Saturday, 19 August 2017.

Clarence Leong, Co-Founder and CEO of EasyParcel told that EasyParcel experienced minimal disruption.“We have taken immediate steps to contain the attack and protect our systems by placing our portal under maintenance mode. We have also executed other security measures and backups, all is in order. As at 2 a.m. on 22 August 2017, EasyParcel.my has been fully restored and returned online to normal operations.”

Clients can stay updated of the situation on EasyParcel’s blog or email EasyParcel at support @easyparcel.my if they wish to check on their parcel(s).

PR - Aug 21, 2017 - Lenovo highlights Garena’s The Legends Circuit 2017

On 12 and 13 August, Lenovo was the proud Gold Sponsor of Garena’s The Legends Circuit (TLC) Malaysia: Summer 2017.

TLC saw e-sports teams Nirvana Gaming, Eternity Esports, and Kuala Lumpur Hunters battling it out last weekend fully equipped with Lenovo Legion Y720 Cubes and Lenovo Legion Y27G monitors.

Fifth time consecutive winners, Kuala Lumpur Hunters, battling it out with Lenovo Legion Y720 Cubes and Lenovo Legion Y27G monitors

The defending champions, the Kuala Lumpur Hunters (KLH), took the championship for their fifth consecutive year. KLH will go on to representing Malaysia at the Garena Premier League in Bangkok, Thailand, at the end of August 2017.

Lucky draw winners walked away with a total of three Lenovo laptops – a Lenovo Yoga Book, Lenovo IdeaPad 320, and the grand prize, a Lenovo Legion Y520 laptop!

PR - Aug 20, 2017 - DHL eCommerce Gets Logistics Technology Platform - FarEye On Board

FarEye, a Logistics Management Solution became a partner of choice for DHL eCommerce to enhance its customer experience, optimize its resources and deliver its brand promise ‘real-time’. DHL eCommerce is a division of the world’s leading logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenue of more than 57 billion euros in 2016. DHL eCommerce provides international, standard parcel delivery for business customers. It supports business processes with mature e-commerce shipping solutions and technology platforms that help enable various online businesses. DHL eCommerce continuously invests in technology to improve processes and have better communication across all parties.

Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO FarEye

FarEye’s platform became an apt fit as it seamlessly integrated with the organization’s existing systems and made the IT infrastructure flexible and agile. Being a SaaS platform, FarEye gave DHL eCommerce the flexibility to the scale-up and down depending on the demand levels, which gave them an edge to adapt quickly to any work environment. DHL eCommerce measured vendors not only basis the features they offered but evaluated them holistically from a ‘process proposed’ perspective.

Charles Brewer, CEO DHL eCommerce expressed, “With eCommerce growing at such a rapid pace we see a fantastic opportunity for high quality solutions that will offer a great customer experience and more choice, convenience and control for online shoppers. FarEye’s platform is scalable, future-oriented and flexible. With FarEye we can deliver ‘delight’ by having complete visibility of the logistics movement and keeping customer informed at every step, ‘real-time’.”

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