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Monday, October 02, 2017

IT News Week 4 Sep 2017

For IT News Week 3 Sep 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Sep 27, 2017 - Commvault Recognized as a Leader in Data Resiliency Solutions by Independent Research Firm
  • PR - Sep 27, 2017 - HUAWEI Launches the nova 2i with Hannah Delisha
  • PR - Sep 27, 2017 - WD : World's First Client Solid State Drives with 64-Layer 3D NAND Technology
  • PR - Sep 27, 2017 - 11street enhances online grocery shopping experience
  • PR - Sep 26, 2017 - Leading Insurance Company in Asia Appoints Dimension Data to Transform IT Environment
  • PR - Sep 26, 2017 - vivo Brings the V7+, the Latest Flagship Selfie Shooter to Malaysia
  • PR - Sep 26, 2017 - Microsoft launches the new Surface Pro and Modern Workplace concept in Malaysia
  • PR - Sep 25, 2017 - Canon Updates Ink Efficient E-Series With New All-In-One Printer
  • PR - Sep 25, 2017 - Motorola's Moto G5 Plus Promo
  • PR - Sep 25, 2017 - Motorola Solutions Grant An Enabler for IT Students
  • PR - Sep 22, 2017 - Jabra Extends Market Leading Evolve Range in Malaysia With UC-Enabled Wireless Earbuds
  • PR - Sep 21, 2017 - Software AG Ranked a Leader in Streaming Analytics: Strengthens its Focus on Industrial IoT

PR - Sep 27, 2017 - Commvault Recognized as a Leader in Data Resiliency Solutions by Independent Research Firm

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced it has been positioned by Forrester as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2017. Commvault received the highest score in the Current Offering category.

According to the report, “Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top data resiliency vendors. After examining past research, client inquiries, user needs assessments, and vendor and expert interviews, we developed a comprehensive set of evaluation criteria.” Commvault received the highest possible scores in the backup options, revenue, customer base, and the technology partners criteria. Commvault also received the highest score among all vendors in the platform support and customer feedback criteria.

The report goes on to explain that, “Commvault has the most comprehensive support for technologies that enterprises deploy — applications, databases, operating systems, public cloud, containers, big data platforms, and storage infrastructure — Commvault also offers archive management and eDiscovery capabilities. Commvault can move data between tiers — from on-premises to the hyperscale public cloud and within the cloud — depending on enterprise policy and offers easy scalability both within and outside of the data center.”

PR - Sep 27, 2017 - HUAWEI Launches the nova 2i with Hannah Delisha

The HUAWEI Consumer Business Group unveiled the latest addition to its nova family, the new nova 2i. The new device features HUAWEI’s first quad cameras, smart ambient front flashlight and 5.9-inch edge-to-edge display, perfect for photography and ‘selfie’ enthusiasts. Engineered with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, the nova 2i is set to make an impression on young and dynamic consumers who lead an energetic, healthy and independent lifestyle.

Hannah Delisha doing Wefies with Huawei Executives

The launch of the nova 2i inked a collaboration with tenacious singer and actress, Hannah Delisha, where she performed a brand-new nova series-themed song. “I am ecstatic to be the ambassador of the nova series, representing a product that is dynamic, cool and savvy. It fits perfectly with my fast-paced lifestyle. The twin cameras on the front and back of the nova 2i enables me to capture stunning images and videos effortlessly, making the sharing-my-stories a breeze. The bezel-less display provides the perfect visual experience, giving me full visual enjoyment on-the-go,” said Hannah Delisha.

Dynamic consumers nowadays are craving for a high-performance photography experience in their daily life. To meet this demand, HUAWEI nova 2i sets a new standard in selfie perfection and smartphone photography by introducing the HUAWEI’s first quad-cameras, meaning twin cameras on the front and rear of the smartphone. The front cameras feature 13MP+2MP dual-lenses, offering photography capabilities such as precise 3D facial technology, portrait enhancements and beauty effects. Complimented with a F2.0 wide aperture, ‘wefies’ become so much easier.

PR - Sep 27, 2017 - Western Digital : World's First Client Solid State Drives with 64-Layer 3D NAND Technology

Western Digital Corporation, a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the availability of the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD in Malaysia. As the world’s first client solid state drives built with the company’s 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the new SSDs deliver lower power consumption and higher performance, endurance and capacities.

Targeting DIY enthusiasts, resellers and system builders, the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs boast an industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF, as well as the quality backing of WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab (F.I.T. Lab™) certification. The SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs on the other hand, are intended for gaming and creative enthusiasts who want to improve their PCs. The product delivers enhanced endurance and reliability, no-wait boot-up, shorter application load times, and quicker data transfer.

Available at select retailers in Malaysia, both products feature a three-year limited warranty. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at RM 620 for 250GB, RM 1,100 for 500GB, RM 2,000 for 1TB and RM 3,800 for 2TB for the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 2.5-inch/7mm version, and starts at RM 640 for 250GB, RM1,150 for 500GB, RM 2,100 for 1TB and RM 3,950 for 2TB for the WD Blue M.2 2280 version.

PR - Sep 27, 2017 - 11street enhances online grocery shopping experience

To fulfill the market needs of a faster and more convenient way of grocery shopping, 11street announced the launch of Mart 11 - its first campaign with a promise of 48-hour delivery within Klang Valley as one of its new commitments towards enhancing the grocery shopping experience in Malaysia.

The launch of Mart 11 was also supported by data findings such as:
  • Online grocery shopping is expected to become world’s largest market worth almost US$180 billion by 2020
  • Household and grocery items predicted as the “Top 3 Categories Most People Are Likely to Explore in 2017”
  • A reported 158% sales increase from January to August 2017 compared to same period in 2016

PR - Sep 26, 2017 - Leading Insurance Company in Asia Appoints Dimension Data to Transform IT Environment

One of Asia’s largest life insurance company appointed Dimension Data, the global ICT solutions and service provider to redesign its IT enviroment. The upgrade addresses network bottleneck, system contrains, and enhanced security capabilities.

Dimension Data Malaysia addressed the insurance provider’s business challenges by proposing a WAN optimisation solution. This included upgrading the data centre backbone connectivity to 10GbE, increasing the organisation’s network coverage and range along with strengthening the network’s security with a firewall.

Driven by enhanced service capabilities and data centre backbone access, the insurance provider is also enjoying up to 20% savings in WAN link costs. The refreshed network is also equipped with new, stronger security capabilities for an assured e-business application experience.

PR - Sep 26, 2017 - Microsoft launches the new Surface Pro and Modern Workplace concept in Malaysia

Microsoft has reinvented the modern workplace concept with the launch of Microsoft’s brand-new Surface Pro. Tagged as Microsoft’s “most versatile laptop” the device which is the latest generation of its iconic Surface product line, has been redesigned from the inside out to deliver better performance and battery life than ever.

Jacqui Miranda, General Manager, Windows & Devices, Microsoft Asia Pacific with Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia and Jane Dore, Microsoft APAC Surface Commercial Product Marketing Manager
The new Surface Pro has been redesigned from the inside out to give people more performance and fifty percent more battery life than the Surface Pro 4. Everything has been streamlined and refined — from softer, rounded edges to cameras built to fade into the bezel. At just 8.5mm thin and starting at 0.766 kg the new Surface Pro is lighter than the bag it will be carried in, and packs the power of a 7th generation Intel® Core™ processor into a new fanless, 2 whisper-quiet design.

PR - Sep 26, 2017 - vivo Brings the V7+, the Latest Flagship Selfie Shooter to Malaysia

vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand, today unveiled its latest flagship V7+ in Malaysia, the first selfie shooter with 24MP front-facing camera that has LED flash and FullViewTM Display. The latest member of the successful V series, embodies exceptional photography features, screen quality and overall design to empower the self-expression of media-savvy consumers. Understanding the needs of today’s youth, the new V7+ ups the selfie game, letting users capture and vividly showcase their memories.

Chief Executive Officer of vivo Malaysia, Mike Xu and vivo v7+  ambassador, Janna Nick

The V7+ reinforces vivo’s leadership in selfies with its powerful 24MP front-facing camera that has LED flash, which produces sharper and crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast as well as clear background at all times, V7+ ensures users’ precious memories remain as vivid and fresh.

Taking the perfect selfie to a new level, its 24MP front camera and smart photography algorithms are a quantum leap forward, generating crystal-clear and more natural-looking photos. For example, the Face Beauty 7.0 feature brightens up and creates even complexions in selfies despite being used in dimly-lit environments. Portrait Mode in the V7+ adds background blurring for sharper contrast and visual appeal to generate stylish selfies.

V7+ will be available on 29 September 2017, in Crown Gold and Matte Black at RM1,499 through vivo concept stores, partner stores and e-commerce marketplaces.

PR - Sep 25, 2017 - Canon Updates Ink Efficient E-Series With New All-In-One Printer

Canon Marketing Malaysia, a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of the new PIXMA Ink Efficient E3170, equipped with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges for students and home offices.

Pixma E3170


The PIXMA E3170 delivers high-volume, low cost printing at up to 400 monochrome documents, and 180 pages for colour documents. With its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, the E3170 can be installed in any home within a local wireless network and is able to support direct wireless connection to smartphones and tablets for printing of documents and photos.

Availability: September 25, 2017;Retail Price: RM370

PR - Sep 25, 2017 - Motorola's Moto G5 Plus Promo

It’s the time of the month again with ‘Pay Day’ just around the corner! From now till 2 October 2017, you can now purchase and own one of the bestselling, value-for-money, Motorola smartphone at an exclusive promotional price!

Retailing at a promotional price of RM1,099, the Moto G5 Plus comes bundled with free gifts worth RM676 in value (flip cover, Motorola Pulse 2 headphones, extended warranty, accidental damage protection).

This special promotion is only applicable at Motorola Malaysia Official E-Store (http://www.lazada.com.my/motorola-malaysia-official-store) on Lazada Malaysia, from 25 September to 2 October 2017.

PR - Sep 25, 2017 - Motorola Solutions Grant An Enabler for IT Students

Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, has for the fifth year in a row selected INTI International College Penang (INTI) as one of the recipients of its global grant.

Valued at USD 35,000, the grant seeks to benefit communities and institutions, and was awarded to INTI for its efforts in advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education within the Penang State.

Dr Hari Narayanan, Managing Director of Penang Operations for Motorola Solutions Malaysia, sixth from right together with INTI representatives at the award ceremony.
Hemalatha Murugiah, Chief Executive of INTI said, “Reports over the last few months have indicated the critical need for STEM professionals in the country, especially in meeting the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, institutions at all levels are facing the challenge of students opting out of STEM subjects, either due to a lack of interest or for some, financial constraints. The Motorola Solutions Grant enables us to encourage and support both aspects – through student scholarships that fund outstanding students, and innovative competitions that challenge and build the innovative capabilities of students at both secondary and tertiary levels.”

PR - Sep 22, 2017 - Jabra Extends Market Leading Evolve Range in Malaysia With UC-Enabled Wireless Earbuds

Jabra, a leader in professional communications and sound solutions, is extending its market-leading Evolve range of headsets for professional use with the Jabra Evolve 75e – for the first time adding an earbud design to the range which has sold over 2.5 million units worldwide.

Jabra Evolve 75e

The Evolve 75e’s design brings a familiar consumer design into a professional environment and still includes all the winning signatures of the Evolve range: wireless freedom, great sound, UC-compatibility, ANC and busylight. The earbud form factor power bundle is the ultimate business tool for sound and freedom helping to maintain collaboration, concentration and productivity in busy, open place offices without the need for designated quiet rooms.

PR - Sep 21, 2017 - Software AG Ranked a Leader in Streaming Analytics: Strengthens its Focus on Industrial IoT

Software AG, a leader in many innovative and digital technology categories, was named a streaming analytics leader by Forrester for its Apama Streaming Analytics Platform. This highlights the capabilities of Software AG in the industrial IoT space where Apama was recognised as a broadly applicable and perennially capable streaming analytics platform.

With Asia Pacific’s IoT market expected to reach 8.6 billion connected devices by 2020 and 86% of companies in the region will have some form of IoT in place by 2019, Software AG has a comprehensive solution that enables enterprises to glean real-time insights from the plethora of data, rapidly streaming in from IoT devices, to provide new value to their businesses

Software AG reiterates that its Apama Streaming Analytics Platform is a core module of Software AG’s Digital Business Platform, an integrated set of powerful technologies, capabilities and methodologies for managing digital transformation and for reshaping business designs that enable an enterprise to be more data-driven, customer-obsessed, hyper-connected and super-agile.

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