ICT Happening Updates Week 2 of June 2013

The most significant news for week 5 of May 2013 was Reuters reported that Singapore authority requires online news to get licenses.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Oracle unveils latest iPad app to support business mobility.
  • Microsoft unveils what’s next for enterprise IT.
  • Aramex sees data center off-Site failover fly 50x faster with Silver Peak.
  • Brother eyes greater growth in the Asia Pacific.
  • WD Green HD wins Best Choice Award at Computex Taipei 2013.
  • WeChat now available for Nokia Asha Touch family of smartphones.
  • Tata Comms. completes successful unified communications deployment for KPIT Cummins.
  • AMD launches industry's highest performance small core x86 server processor - AMD Opteron X-Series.

Kuala Lumpur, 4 June 2013 -Oracle Unveils Latest iPad App to Support Business Mobility

Oracle Corporation, the world's leading IT solution provider, today launches its Oracle Service Cloud that includes Oracle RightNow and the debut of Oracle RightNow Mobile Agent App to support business users in servicing line.

The Oracle RightNow Mobile Agent App is designed specifically for today’s busy and multifaceted world service agents, specialists, and managers to stay connected and productive via iPad. It enables users to have better access to business information anytime and anywhere while improving customer satisfaction and relationships.

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NEW ORLEANS — June 3, 2013 —Microsoft unveils what’s next for enterprise IT

1.) Hybrid cloud based on Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014.

2.) Windows 8.1 update — including advances in security, management, mobility and networking - system-on-a-chip (SoC)-integrated mobile broadband;near field communication (NFC)-based pairing with enterprise printers

3.) Visual Studio 2013 - new enhancements for agile portfolio planning, developer productivity, team collaboration, quality enablement and DevOps

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Singapore. June 3, 2013 – Aramex Sees Data Center Off-Site Failover Fly 50x Faster with Silver Peak

Aramex, a leading international transportation and logistics company. Aramex needed to shrink its 24-hour recovery point objective (RPO) to meet tighter disaster recovery procedures and appeal to prospective customers who demanded higher levels of business continuity. The task seemed impossible until the company deployed replication acceleration software from Silver Peak Systems.

Aramex has more than 300 offices in 50 countries, including four primary data centers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Each data center hosts key applications that include shipment tracking, billing and productivity applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync. Data is stored and replicated using Dell EqualLogic in each data center that is connected via 50 megabit-per-second (Mbps) Internet VPN connections.

Aramex investigated various data acceleration products to address their replication headaches, but Silver Peak emerged as the clear leader with the highest performance solutions, tight integration with Dell EqualLogic and virtual products that helped simplify distribution and installation.

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Nagoya, Japan, June 3, 2013 – Brother Eyes Greater Growth in the Asia Pacific

In FY2012 the Brother Group recorded total sales of 516 billion yen (RM15.78 billion). The Printing and Solutions division contributed 68% or 351 billion yen (RM10.73 billion[1]) to overall net sales. Machinery and Solutions contributed 61 billion yen (RM1.86billion), Network and Contents at 50 billion yen (RM1.53 billion) and Personal and Home with 34 billion yen (RM1.04 billion).

According to Mr. Toshikazu Koike, Representative Director and President of Brother Industries, Ltd, The Brother Group is eyeing greater growth in the Asia Pacific and emerging markets in this region are key to its next phase of growth - Australia; Indonesia; Vietnam; Malaysia; Cambodia; the Philippines - the greatest growth opportunities for Brother come from emerging markets where social and business activity is in the process of rapid growth and industrialization.

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Kuala Lumpur – 31 May 2013— WD Green HD Wins Best Choice Award at Computex Taipei 2013

WD®, a Western Digital world leader in storage and connected-life products, today announced that its WD Green™ desktop 3.5-inch hard drives have been awarded the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013 Best Choice Award in the Green ICT category.
WD Green desktop 3.5-inch HD

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New York & Mumbai – May 30th 2013 – Tata Communications completes successful unified communications deployment for KPIT Cummins

Tata Communications has completed a multi-technology implementation of network consolidation, business video and managed voice services for KPIT Cummins, the global manufacturing and automotive consultancy. This technology overhaul enables KPIT Cummins to meet the collaboration demands of an increasingly mobile and geographically dispersed workforce.

Tata Communications is now KPIT Cummins’ single connectivity partner for both domestic and international Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and 100 Mbps internet connectivity with dual last-mile resiliency across the company’s 20 facilities globally.

Enabling global collaboration across KPIT Cummins, 8 private Telepresence rooms, together with multiple video clients across employee laptops and tablets, have been deployed. This business video initiative has reduced communication and travel costs by an estimated 20–25%, whilst ensuring that KPIT Cummins is able to offer face-to-face virtual interaction with its customers – regardless of where in the world they are based.

As part of KPIT Cummins’ unified communication strategy, Tata Communications has also implemented an International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) voice network as well as audio conferencing services. The network infrastructure is integrated with the company’s existing IP telephony system, enabling employees to use their IP telephones or PC clients to call any of their colleagues at any of the 5,000 global office extensions.

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May 30, 2013 - WeChat now available for Nokia Asha Touch family of smartphones

WeChat for Nokia Asha Touch Smartphones comes with its signature “Hold-to-Talk” feature which allows users to send voice messages over a mobile or data network. Users can also chat with a maximum of 40 friends online through WeChat’s group chat feature.

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Kuala Lumpur, 29 May, 2013 — AMD Launches Industry's Highest Performance Small Core x86 Server Processor

AMD today unveiled a new family of low power server processors: the AMD Opteron™ X-Series optimized for scale-out server architectures. The first AMD Opteron X-Series processors, formerly known as “Kyoto,” are the highest density, most power-efficient small core x86 processors ever built. The new X1150 and X2150 processors beat the top performing Intel Atom processor on key performance benchmarks2, including single thread and throughput performance with superior power-efficiency, twice the cores and L2 cache with a more advanced pipeline architecture, higher integration and support for up to 32 gigabytes of DRAM—4x more than the Intel Atom processor.

The AMD Opteron X-Series processors come in two variants. The AMD Opteron X2150, which consumes as little as 11 watts, is the first server APU system-on-a-chip integrating CPU and GPU engines with a high-speed bus on a single die. This enables customers to take advantage of leading-edge AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 graphics technology for multimedia-oriented server workloads. The AMD Opteron X1150, which consumes as little as 9 watts, is a CPU-only version optimized for general scale-out workloads.

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