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Sunday, September 17, 2017

IT News Week 2 Sep 2017

For IT News Week 5 Aug 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Sep 15, 2017 - Software AG, a Leader in IoT Technology, launches Cumulocity IoT
  • PR - Sep 11, 2017 - Siemens concludes SPACe ASEAN Innovation Tour 2017 in Malaysia
  • PR - Sep 12, 2017 - BEX and MCE Asia 2017 welcomes the region’s green building and construction community to a global showcase of latest innovations
  • PR - Sep 8, 2017 - MIMOS and Huawei partner to enhance public safety and smart city
  • PR - Sep 7, 2017 - Software AG’s Digital Business Platform Ranked a Leader in Digital Process Automation Software Report
  • PR - Sep 7, 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan - Team Group Leads Industry with MoStash Reader for iOS and the WC0C Charging Cable with 3-in-1 Connector
  • PR - Sep 4, 2017 - SG - Commvault Data Platform Solutions now available with Cisco’s Solutions Plus Program
  • PR - Sep 3, 2017 - InfoWatch Group to Unveil Localized Cybersecurity Solutions at IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017
  • PR - Sep 2, 2017 - HUAWEI Reveals the Future of Mobile AI at IFA 2017
  • PR - Sep 1, 2017 - KPJDSH emphasises sustainability of breastfeeding


PR - Sep 15, 2017 - Software AG, a Leader in IoT Technology, launches Cumulocity IoT

Software AG, a leader in many innovative and digital technology categories, continues its Internet of Things (IoT) innovation drive with the launch of an extended Cumulocity IoT technology portfolio for cloud-based IoT platform services enablement. This highlights the capabilities of Software AG’s product portfolio that will address today’s market demand for easy, fast, and scalable IoT solutions to support enterprises of all sizes, regardless of the level of sophistication of their IoT requirements

With Asia Pacific’s IoT market expected to reach 8.6 billion connected devices by 2020 and 86% of companies in the region are expected to have some form of IoT in place by 2019, Software AG remains committed to developing and providing their customers in the region with a comprehensive product portfolio to plan their path towards a digital future and emerge as digital winners

Software AG reiterates that Cumulocity IoT provides complete customer freedom and choice in designing, building, deploying and upgrading enterprise IoT platform, solutions and services. This is in line with Software AG’s aim to provide adaptable technology that fits into (not replaces) a customer’s existing IT landscape.

PR - Sep 12, 2017 - BEX and MCE Asia 2017 welcomes the region’s green building and construction community to a global showcase of latest innovations

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building market, kicked off with a bang today at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Visitors from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the event today to get a first-hand look into some of the latest innovations and insights in the Asian green building, HVAC-R, water, energy and heating industries. Taking place until 14 September 2017, BEX Asia is co-located with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, the region's leading trade exhibition for energy-efficient solutions that power industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

BEX and MCE Asia 2017, the key anchor trade exhibitions of Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW), are proud to be part of a larger movement contributing to the future well-being of our planet. The SGBW hosts a wide variety of events to galvanise the community to act on sustainability, reaching out to international green building experts, policymakers, academics, built environment practitioners, end-users, as well as members of the public and students.

Highlights:
  • AL-SUS Technologies’ Step Lift, an evolutionary lift that can be quickly installed to fit existing staircases, without having to build expensive escalator or lift shafts. Meant to complement the use of staircases, the step lift is a platform that automatically moves up a single flight of stairs. Space saving and energy efficient, Step Lift also boasts safety features for hassle-free usage
  • Ariston’s Andris Slim 20 (SL20) Storage Water Heater is designed for modern living, with an energy efficient water inlet flow control system. Its slim and aesthetic design allows it to fit into tight spaces, perfect for modern apartments in urban jungles like Singapore
  • Belimo’s Energy ValveTM is a smart HVAC control valve for air conditioning. With integrated smart sensors, the Energy Valve automatically calibrates the chilled water needed to maintain optimal temperatures in buildings, thereby lowering costs and reducing energy wastage
  • KANSAI Paint Singapore will be showcasing its air-purifying paint that detoxifies indoor air pollution to deactivate bacteria and viruses for better health and wellbeing
  • Lumani aims to reduce the global carbon footprint from buildings and reduce energy costs through its innovative autonomous lighting control solutions that automatically adjust according to occupants’ needs
  • AET Flexible Space (the United Kingdom), innovative underfloor air conditioning systems that optimises energy performance, leading to cost savings of up to 48%. The solution is highly compatible with green building certifications such as LEED
  • G3 Industry (Netherlands) Finch Buildings, a portable and stackable building system that utilises sustainably harvested timber. Finch modules are highly sustainable, due to their long lifespan, energy efficiency production and closed-loop system
  • TapHome’s (Slovakia) smart home energy management system can control many modules, including thermostats, lighting, and even doors and gates. Its sophisticated heating algorithms can even learn the energy requirements of each room, to reach desired temperatures quickly, efficiently and precisely – all controllable through a mobile app

PR - Sep 11, 2017 - Siemens concludes SPACe ASEAN Innovation Tour 2017 in Malaysia

Siemens, a global technology powerhouse in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, hosted the final leg of the Siemens Process Automation Conference & Exhibition (SPACe) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week, with attendance of around 70 participants comprising users, partners and Siemens experts.

SPACe is an enriching platform that engages attendees from different parts of the world to discuss emerging trends and challenges within the industry sector.

Through presentation and technology sessions, microfairs and exhibitions, as well as industry workshops and networking sessions, it provides existing and potential users with the opportunity to connect with industry peers, gain insights from experts, and have a first-hand access to the latest Siemens’ technologies.


Mr. Adam Yee, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemens Malaysia said, “At Siemens, we are committed to strengthening the process automation user community and ensuring that Malaysia’s industrial sectors remain competitive. We are also passionate about enabling users not just through innovative technologies, but also fostering closer relationships with customers and markets.”

PR - Sep 8, 2017 - MIMOS and Huawei partner to enhance public safety and smart city

At Huawei Connect 2017, Huawei Malaysia and MIMOS, Malaysia’s National Research and Development Centre for ICT, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in identifying opportunities related to public safety and smart city projects across the region and jointly develop solutions with Huawei’s Openlab and MIMOS’ Open Innovation Platform.


According to Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim, CEO of MIMOS, “As our cities continue to expand in size and complexity, there is an increasing need for technology and innovative solutions to keep our infrastructure, services and citizens safe and protected. It is important that these solutions can help citizens and authorities to detect, mitigate and prevent safety issues. We are working towards investing in smart initiatives especially when it comes to public safety that will help push the region forward. Partnerships with ICT giants like Huawei contribute to the broader Smart City initiative.”

The partnership will see discussions in an exchange of intelligence to develop technology solutions using both Huawei’s Openlab and MIMOS’ Open Innovation Platform. Both parties intend to work together in the research and development of public safety, based on intelligent video cloud solution in the area of smart city.

PR - Sep 7, 2017 - Software AG’s Digital Business Platform Ranked a Leader in Digital Process Automation Software Report

Software AG, a leader in many innovative and digital technology categories, has been named a leader by Forrester Research, Inc. in the Digital Process Automation (DPA) arena. This highlights the capabilities of Software AG’s product portfolio that was recognised for its capabilities to help organisations go wide in DPA deployments.

With 60% of Asia Pacific’s top 1000 enterprises predicted to put digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategy by 2017, Software AG remains committed to supporting every customer in this region as they navigate towards their respective digital transformation journeys.

Software AG reiterates that its Dynamic Apps can help organisations simplify and speed up customer onboarding, improve customer service and increase the productivity of the workforce, while ensuring scalability by allowing organisations to seamlessly build more complex apps as part of their company’s broad digital transformation strategy.

PR - Sep 7, 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan - Team Group Leads Industry with MoStash Reader for iOS and the WC0C Charging Cable with 3-in-1 Connector

Team Group is continuously dedicated to satisfying the needs of our consumers in every aspect so today Team Group announces the latest mobile peripherals with rich features with the introduction of the MoStash Reader, the latest multifunctional microSD reader for iOS mobile devices, and the WC0C 3-in-1 connector charging cable with Apple MFi certification.

MoStash Reader
After releasing the award winning MoStash flash drive, Team Group is back and offering a new choice with rich features to iOS consumers – the MoStash Reader. Certified with Apple MFi so quality is assured. Consumers can use MoStash Reader with microSD memory cards to instantly expand and increase storage capacity of iPhone/iPad, so the concerns of insufficient storage space can be avoided and allow users to always have their wonderful memories stored in their devices. MoStash Reader is thin, lightweight, compact and easy to carry. The simple black and white color options with twill, creates a trendy timeless design. Using Team Group’s memory card, the Go Card can unleash the full performance needed for playing 4K ultra high-quality video.

PR - Sep 4, 2017 - SG - Commvault Data Platform Solutions now available with Cisco’s Solutions Plus Program

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced that it has joined Cisco’s Solutions Plus Program. Commvault Data Platform Solutions will be available in Cisco’s Global Price List from October 2017.

The availability of Commvault Data Platform on Cisco’s Global Price List makes it easy for Cisco and its network of resellers to sell and deliver Commvault’s market leading data management solution. Customers across the globe can acquire and deploy Commvault’s solution to meet their individual unique needs. Whether customers are refreshing infrastructure with new UCS servers, transitioning to Hyper-converged Infrastructure with HyperFlex, or designing a Converged system with performance-optimized FlashStack or Flexpod, the Commvault Data Platform is available to deliver proven enterprise-class data protection and management. Offering the most expansive support for public cloud providers, hypervisors, big data support and database protection, Commvault software on Cisco hardware can accelerate customers’ adoption of and transition to a hybrid cloud strategy across business-critical and secondary application use cases.

PR - Sep 3, 2017 - InfoWatch Group to Unveil Localized Cybersecurity Solutions at IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017

InfoWatch Group, the cybersecurity and data leak prevention (DLP) expert, will be showcasing localized cybersecurity solutions for local businesses at the IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017.

IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017, will be held on September 6-8 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

At the conference, the company will be sharing its world class cybersecurity and DLP solutions as well as the announcement of the opening of its first South East Asian office, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The IFSEC visitors will be the first to learn the DLP Report prepared by InfoWatch Analytical Center focusing on South East Asia, South Korea, India and Bangladesh countries.

At IFSEC, InfoWatch Group will demonstrate the latest version of InfoWatch Traffic Monitor, its flagship solution for data leak prevention and enterprise protection against internal cyber threats; including an investigation enabler, InfoWatch Vision.

PR - Sep 2, 2017 - HUAWEI Reveals the Future of Mobile AI at IFA 2017

Today at IFA 2017, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group unveiled a new era in smartphone innovation. As part of CEO Richard Yu’s keynote address, he revealed HUAWEI’s vision for the future of artificial intelligence with the launch of the Kirin 970. By combining the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing, HUAWEI is bringing AI experiences to life and changing the way we interact with our devices.

“As we look to the future of smartphones, we’re at the threshold of an exciting new era,” said Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group. “Mobile AI = On-Device AI + Cloud AI. HUAWEI is committed to developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and the cloud. The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user experience. The Kirin 970 is the first in a series of new advances that will bring powerful AI features to our devices and take them beyond the competition.”

After years of development, Cloud AI has seen broad application, but user experience still has room for improvement, including latency, stability, and privacy. Cloud AI and On-Device AI can complement each other. On-Device AI offers strong sensing capabilities, which are the foundation of understanding and assisting people. Sensors produce a large amount of real-time, scenario-specific, and personalized data. Supported by strong chip processing capabilities, devices will become more cognitive of user needs, providing truly personalized and readily accessible services.

PR - Sep 1, 2017 - KPJDSH emphasises sustainability of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding, a powerful component of child survival strategy outlined by international organisations, was celebrated recently at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital (KPJDSH).

Parents and their children were among those who gathered at the hospital's World Breastfeeding Week celebrations that was also attended by Chief Executive Officer Fawziah Muhammad, Chief Nursing Officer Jaliah Mat Jani and Operations And Clinical Manager Dr Ellyana Ismail.

The event included talks by experts and non-governmental organisation representatives on the advantages of breast milk and fun activities for children.

KPJDSH Consultant Paediatrician And Neonatologist Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, in his opening speech, said breastfeeding prevented six million deaths each year.

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from 1 to 7 August. It seeks to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies globally.

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