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Friday, March 31, 2017

Reporting Huawei Q1 2017 Activities

In the recent Visual Studio 2017 launch, it was highlighted that Huawei has 80,000 software developers.

That workforce alone (software department) is bigger than the combine workforce of the largest company in Malaysia - Maybank has 45,000 employees in total.

In other words, Huawei is bigger than you think !!!

Digital Transformation Forum

During recent Digital Transformation Forum - held on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona - Huawei outlined its role as an all-round strategic partner to countries looking to advance economic and social development. Huawei is committed to creating value for communities by collaborating with operators to help them maximize network assets, deploy home broadband and indoor digitalization, and drive connectivity to enhance the user experience, while promoting economic and social growth.

William Xu, Executive Director of the Board and Chief Strategy Marketing Officer of Huawei, outlined opportunities for growth in emerging markets

"By 2025, we will see 2 billion more people with mobile connections, and another 500 million broadband homes. Our commitment has always been to enable world’s operators to build roads to new growth," Mr. Xu emphasized. "Huawei continues to drive its social responsibility to help emerging markets grow by at least 1 GCI point while guaranteeing coverage in times of major world events or natural disasters."

Microsoft Introduces Surface as a Service in Malaysia with Ingram Micro & 3StepIT

Mar 20, 2017

Microsoft announced today the availability of Surface as a Service program in Malaysia, where organizations can procure Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on a per-user, per month leasing package.

The service offers up to four leasing options, which cover either two-year or three-year programs, where businesses can acquire the Surface Pro 4 along with the Surface type cover, extended hardware services warranty and Office 365 Business from RM212 per month. The service is supported by Ingram Micro and 3StepIT in Malaysia.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Financio - Cloud Accounting Software for Start-up Companies (Review)

Check this out.. throw away your Excel sheets.

Open your favourite web browser, start your favourite search engine and search 'Financio'.

Click on the first result.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

RM20 million GROW Program to Fund 120,000 Malaysian Business Entrepreneurs

Mar 27, 2017 -

The Exabytes Group, Malaysia’s leading web hosting services and eCommerce solutions provider today announces its GROW social venture that will grant RM20 million worth of online services and development support to young entrepreneurs across Malaysia, with the main aim of building the online brand visibility of these small businesses.

Chan Kee Siak, ED, Exabytes

Founder cum Executive Director of Exabytes, Chan Kee Siak shares that the objective of GROW is to offer immediate and vital assist to passionate and enthusiastic micro businesses, which want to amplify their brand visibility online.

Exabytes’ GROW campaign is open to all local micros and SMEs. Through this campaign, local enterprises that are already having an existing Facebook page will be entitled to a free for one (1)-year service to brand itself by developing a functional domain name, and more effective email business address to achieve maximum brand awareness.

VMware Announcements from Mobile World Congress 2017!

Mar 6, 2017 -

At Mobile World Congress 2017, VMware Inc. demonstrated the company’s leadership by driving the digital transformation of telecom, cable and mobile operators into agile service providers. Through VMware’s unified software-defined architecture spanning Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT), global communications service providers (CSPs) can benefit from potential new revenue streams with sustainable cost reductions, increased flexibility and security and a modernized network that is 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) ready.

1) VMware Helps Communications Service Providers “Realize What’s Possible” Through Software-Driven Digital Transformation
  • With more than 80 NFV deployments by more than 45 CSPs serving more than 300 million subscribers worldwide, VMware vCloud® NFV™ accelerates service innovation and delivery, reduces costs, and simplifies network operations.
  • The vCloud NFV platform enables organizations to deploy a multi-vendor and multi-function NFV platform today that delivers service automation, secure multi-tenancy, operations management and carrier grade reliability with 5G readiness.
  • VMware enables CSPs to offer a range of enterprise mobility services for customers at all stages of the mobility lifecycle.

Monday, March 27, 2017

COLORFUL Wins Innovation Award from Intel

March 20, 2017 - Shenzhen, China -

Congratulation !!!

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, is proud to share its latest achievement highlighting its position as one of the most innovative brands to have come up in recent years. Last March 2nd, Intel CCG awarded COLORFUL their prestigious Innovation Award for 2016. This award is given to partners who have shown excellence in terms of product innovation. Ricardo Moreno, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group for Intel, visited COLORFUL to present the award.

This award is presented to COLORFUL to recognize its advancements and innovations in developing motherboards for the Intel platform. COLORFUL has been a fast-rising star in the components field and their iGame series of motherboards have been getting much attention for their excellent balance price and features which deliver excellent performance for all users in all segments from gamers to power users.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Malaysian Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) Chapter 1

TheStar reported that the Malaysian Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) was launched by Prime Minister on 22-Mar-2017.

It is the brain-child of the Prime Minister, Dato Seri Najib Razak, Alibaba's Jack Ma being the adviser.

IT News Week 4 Mar 2017

For IT News Week 3 Mar 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Mar 24, 2017 - AOMEI Backupper is running a Special Offers for World Backup Day
  • PR - Mar 24, 2017 - PINTAR Action Song Programme 2016/2017 Attracts 1000 students, 150 teachers, and 74 school nationwide
  • PR - Mar 23, 2017 - Biforst Logistics : Zero to ERP & SCM Cloud in Five Weeks
  • PR - Mar 23, 2017 - TOKYO — Toshiba to Supply Taiwan with World's Largest Class S-Band Weather Radar System
  • PR - Mar 23, 2017 - Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) is now available in Malaysia!
  • PR - Mar 23, 2017 - Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei meets New Zealand Prime Minister to promote R&D collaboration, digital transformation
  • PR - Mar 22, 2017 - Canon Malaysia Sponsors Visit Pahang 2017
  • PR - Mar 18, 2017 - AccuWeather Launches Samsung Gear Virtual Reality Application, Powered by Oculus
  • PR - Mar 17, 2017 - Poor Device and App Care Leaves Users Drowning in Digital Clutter, Kaspersky Lab Study Reveals
  • PR - Mar 17, 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan - BIOSTAR Launches Compact High-Speed Storage Solution with M200 M.2 SSD
  • PR - Mar 16, 2017 - OnePlus 3T officially in Malaysia – A Day’s Power in Half an Hour

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Visual Studio 2017 Release Preview

During the keynote, Julia Liuson, Corporate VP, Microsoft, said that the core vision for Visual Studio over the past few years is to support developers in building applications for all platforms.

There are 1,700 people contributed to the development of Visual Studio as a product.

The latest four (4) Key areas of focus of Visual Studio are:

I.) Fundamentals - performance.
II.) Cloud
III.) Mobile - acquired Xamarin in year 2016
IV.) DevOps

Saturday, March 18, 2017

What Is a Non-Malware (or Fileless) Attack?

By Kane Lightowler, Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Carbon Black

Virtually every organization was targeted by a non-malware attack in 2016, and this year will be no different. The global emergence and continued growth of non-malware attacks will be a major security pain point in 2017, testament to the increasingly sophisticated attack methodologies employed by hackers today.

Kane Lightowler, MD, Carbon Black

Non-malware attacks, also known as fileless attacks, are so dangerous because they work. These attacks leverage on trusted, native operating system tools such as PowerShell or exploit running applications, such as web browsers and Office applications, to conduct their malicious behavior. The nature of these attacks allow hackers to gain control of computers without downloading any malicious files, which means that they can bypass detection by traditional antivirus (AV) software, which was designed to stop malicious files only.

Research by Carbon Black found that 98 percent of security researchers encounter at least one non-malware attack a month but only one-third are confident that traditional AV can protect their organizations from this form of attack.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

IT News Week 3 Mar 2017

For IT News Week 2 Mar 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Mar 16, 2017 - MDeC: Malaysia Continues to See High Investment Growth from MSC Companies
  • PR - Mar 16, 2017 - Bruce Davie Appointed Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of VMware Asia Pacific and Japan
  • PR - Mar 16, 2016 - FREMONT, Calif. - Identiv Granted ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 Certification
  • PR - Mar 15, 2017 - Infinix Mobile Debuts In Malaysia with 3 New Smartphones
  • PR - Mar 15, 2017 - Cloudera to Accelerate Data Science and Machine Learning for the Enterprise with New Data Science Workbench
  • PR - Mar 15, 2017 - Waze Integrates with Spotify and Vice Versa
  • PR - Mar 14, 2017 - UEM Group Partners With Microsoft Malaysia For Cloud-Based Digital Initiatives
  • PR - Mar 14, 2017 - Shah Alam -  Greenview : The Best In International Islamic Education
  • PR - Mar 13, 2017 - Kaspersky: Banks Spend on IT Security is 3x Higher Than Non-Financial Organizations
  • PR - Mar 13, 2017 - Mellanox Technologies to Expand Presence in Southeast Asia

Syarikat Takaful Malaysia and Allianz Malaysia awarded Best Motor Takaful Company and Best Motor Insurance Company by iBanding

Mar 15, 2017 -

iBanding Services Sdn. Bhd., an independent knowledge-based company that provides transparent insights about the local insurance industry, today awarded Syarikat Takaful Malaysia and Allianz Malaysia for the Best Motor Takaful Company and Best Motor Insurance Company in 2016 respectively. The awards are based on the results of a study conducted by iBanding, which ranked insurance companies in Malaysia on actual feedback from Malaysian motor vehicle drivers.

(L-R) Dato’ Sri Mohamed Hassan Kamil, Group Managing Director of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia, accepting the Best Motor Takaful Company 2016 award from Luke Roho, Co-Founder of iBanding

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Funding Societies Aims to Help Malaysia SMEs through Crowdfunding

Feb 22, 2017 -

Funding Societies, a Malaysian-founded regional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) financing platform, today launched its debt crowdfunding platform in Malaysia to provide SMEs and investors with trusted alternative financing and investment opportunities.

L - R : Kelvin Teo (Co-Founder), Kah Meng Wong (CEO)

Funding Societies aims to uplift businesses where financing is the most difficult, in particular the small and medium-sized businesses. New businesses are often faced with stifling restrictions when it comes to applying for financing. Funding Societies addresses these challenges head-on by providing an easy and viable option for SMEs looking for short-term financing between 1 and 12 months. Funding Societies also meets the needs of SMEs which require small financing needs (between RM 50,000 and RM 500,000), fast disbursal (1-week disbursal), and a simple hassle-free application process (less than 15 minutes).

Funding Societies is funded by global and regional venture capital firms, Sequoia India and Alpha JWC. By leveraging on their network, Funding Societies strives to incorporate the best practices in Technology and P2P financing regionally and globally, and tailoring them to the local Southeast Asian market.

IT News Week 2 Mar 2017

For IT News Week 5 Feb 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Mar 9, 2017 - AccuWeather Launches Big Data and Analytics Solutions at Google Next 17
  • PR - Mar 9, 2017 - Commvault Partners with Pure Storage for the Flash Data Center with Cisco UCS
  • PR - Mar 7, 2017 - Huawei Wins ‘Outstanding Contribution for LTE Evolution to 5G’ Award at MWC 2017
  • PR - Mar 7, 2017 - SG - HPE Redefines Technology Services Organization: Pointnext
  • PR - Mar 6, 2017 - Canon Introduces Four New Compact Cameras with Premium Versatility
  • GFK - Mar 6, 2017 - Overall Digital Still Camera in Malaysia Contracted by 30% in Volume in 2016
  • PR - Mar 2, 2017 - Cognizant Acquires Brilliant Service, a Japan-Based Intelligent Products and Solutions Company

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Canon Launches Latest Monochrome Laser Multi-Function Printers

Mar 7, 2017 -

Canon today announced the availability of six imageCLASS A4 monochrome laser multi-function printers (MFPs) in Malaysia. The latest lineup of MFPs suited for Small Office Home Office (SOHO) and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is set to drive workplace productivity and heighten user convenience with its efficiency-enhancing and easy-to-use features.

“The diverse environments of small offices ranging from single-user SOHO to multi-user workgroups in SMEs present different needs and priorities,” said Jeffrey Kung, Head of Consumer Imaging & Information Division of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

“The latest range of A4 monochrome MFPs offers a solution to varying needs, addressing different customer requirements such as faxing functionality, wireless connectivity and more. Canon also understands that the scalability of these growing businesses are of paramount importance, therefore the range of MFPs is designed to help our customers achieve the needed performance in their daily tasks”, he added

Saturday, March 04, 2017

AOMEI Image Deploy is Free and Easy (Review)

Many years ago, Norton Ghost was really popular.

Nonetheless, I stopped using it for many years. Don't remember when, it was at one point when I couldn't find it from the market or the Internet.

That was my last memory with Norton Ghost.

AOMEI Image Deploy (AID) does exactly the same as Norton Ghost, it is a software meant for cloning computer image from one PC to another.

All you have to do is create a cloned image of the main PC (server) and deploy the image to multiple PCs (Client PC) in the LAN (Local Area Network).

The key features are:
  • Real-time process monitoring- all edition
  • Free edition supports deployment of image up to 20 PCs or Servers simultaneously; for technician edition, deploy image to unlimited computers simultaneously
  • Batch preset client computers name and IP address (technician edition only)
  • Support different hardware (technician edition only) - it means the client PC doesn't have to be the same model

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Snake is on Android Now !!!

Feb 27, 2017 - Malaysia and Barcelona, Spain -

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones, setting a new standard in design, quality and user experience throughout the range. The highly anticipated global portfolio features three new smartphones – the new Nokia 6, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at an affordable price point. The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android™ Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience and will all feature Google Assistant. Today also sees the return of a modern classic – the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design.

The snake is back !On Android platform !

It was also announced that the world-renowned game Snake will be snaking its way back into people’s hearts with a new version available to play on Messenger, part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross platform experience. The new free Snake game is designed to be played with groups of friends making it even more playable than the first time around.