ICT Happening Updates Week 4 of June 2013

The most significant news for week 3 of June 2013 was the announcement of Malaysian government to implement national Enterprise Architecture.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Network World Asia names FalconStor CDP Best Backup and Recovery Solution in Information Management Awards 2013.
  • ASUS announces Republic of Gamers G750 Notebook.
  • The United Nations gets social with WeChat official account.
  • hybris is selected by ASICS as backend for new global consumer websites
  • MS Office 365 achieved 1 million subscribers in just over 100 days - available for iOS.
  • Exabytes calls for submission for nationwide video contest.
  • MSTB develops home-grown software testing service providers.
  • Bosch launches ‘Innovation Around My Campus’ competition with UTAR.
  • Bosch associates come together to aid the homeless.
  • Brocade signs new training partner for APAC and Japan.
  • Kit Loong reinvents tyre management for fleet operators.
  • HP introduces SureSupply App for simplified supplies selectability and ordering.
  • First Data acquires full ownership of Merchant Solutions.

KL, 18 June 2013 — Network World Asia Names FalconStor CDP Best Backup and Recovery Solution in Information Management Awards 2013

FalconStor Software, Inc., a market leader in disk-based data protection, today announced that its FalconStor® Continuous Data Protector (CDP) solution has been recognized as the winner in the Backup and Recovery Solution category of the Network World Asia Information Management Awards. Presented to FalconStor executives at an award ceremony on June 5 in Singapore, the award distinguishes the FalconStor CDP solution for its comprehensive disk-based data protection capabilities and its RecoverTrac™ automated disaster recovery (DR) technology.

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KL, June 18, 2013 - ASUS Republic of Gamers G750 Notebook

ASUS Malaysia has announced on the local availability of the new ROG (Republic of Gamers) G Series G750 gaming notebook.

The G Series G750JX delivers advanced performance for PC gaming enthusiasts. It uses 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 700M series GPUs, plus the latest connectivity standards. For expedient cooling, G750 has a powerful rear-venting dual exhaust system based on successful designs from previous G Series notebooks. Improved audio output comes from the inclusion of ASUS SonicMaster technology with the ROG AudioWizard sound tuning utility, which was especially designed for ROG gaming notebooks.

The ROG G Series has a tradition of accommodating extended gaming sessions with comfort-ensuring features, and on G750 this extends to the inclined user input and keyboard surface, which is angled to lower wrist strain. The gaming-friendly keyboard itself is full-size, with long key travel and an easy-access directional cluster to make in-game movement more natural.
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Powerful 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® enthusiast-level graphics
  • Dual fans with rear venting keep heat and noise away for gaming comfort
  • ASUS SonicMaster technology and boosted headphone output enhance audio experience
  • Responsive backlit keyboard allows you to hit hard and fast anywhere

This ultimate fighting machine retails at MYR 5,999 and comes bundled with following accessories below:-
  • RoG Gaming Mouse
  • RoG Notebook
  • Gaming Notebook Bag

June 18, 2013 - The United Nations Gets Social with WeChat Official Account

United Nations has launched its official WeChat account last Friday, 14 June 2013, in an effort to increase social media presence. The account was officiated by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from New York via a video message broadcast on WeChat and other online social media: (Ban Ki-moon's Officiation of WeChat Account). The account will be managed by the UN Department of Public Information in New York.

Singapore – 17 June 2013 – hybris is selected by ASICS as backend for new global consumer websites

hybris Japan K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of hybris, the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider ranked “leader” by both principal analyst firms, announces today ASICS Corporation has selected hybris Commerce Suite for the infrastructure of the company's new global consumer websites, featuring corporate, branding and e-commerce functions. The solution will empower ASICS’ branding and transactional pages, supporting its omni-channel deployments and B2C commerce with consumers. The company has started designing and integrating the new system in the US in 2013 before it rolls it out to other countries.

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Kuala Lumpur, 17 June 2013 –1mil Office 365 Home Premium subscribers in just over 100 days

Microsoft has released Office Mobile for iPhone available for free from the Apple App Store for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 ProPlus subscribers. Similar to its free Office Mobile that ships with every Windows Phone handset, the iPhone app enables great Office content viewing and on-the-go content editing capabilities.

In just over 100 days, Office 365 Home Premium has attained more than 1 million subscribers, putting it on pace with some of the most popular services around.

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Kuala Lumpur, 17 June 2013 –Exabytes Calls for Submission for Nationwide Video Contest

Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s largest web hosting provider, today launches its online cash prize video contest that is immediately opens for all Malaysians to take part.

As part of Exabytes’ ‘OnlineLah Tauke!’ campaign, the contest urges any Malaysian mobile user to create video (not more than 5 minutes) that creatively demonstrates the benefits of doing business online.

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Kuala Lumpur, 17 June 2013 – MSTB Develops Home-grown Software Testing Service Providers

Recently, IDC in its presentation to the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in April 2013 projected that the worldwide discrete software testing services to be worth just under USD 30 billion. These increasing projections clearly reflect abundance of opportunities in the rapidly growing market segment.

For Malaysians to be able to capitalise on these opportunities in the software testing business, they must ramp up their capability and competency to be on par with, if not better than, existing global players. Therefore an initiative under the EPU of the Prime Minister’s Department has been formed called, the Malaysia Software Testing Hub (MSTH) Cluster development programme. This is an initiative to facilitate the development of home-grown service providers focusing on the higher end of the software testing services for domestic and international markets.

The MSTH initiative is a public-private collaboration to develop the software testing industry in Malaysia. It is under the purview of the EPU and the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) that has been entrusted to spearhead MSTH planning and implementation

The MSTH Cluster development programme is a platform to reach out to potential candidates for MSTH 'cluster Companies',

MSTB will be holding series of briefing to explain the programme in greater details. Any Malaysian ICT-based company – whether small, medium sized or large, that has an interest to go into software testing or to further develop their software testing expertise, are welcomed to attend any of these briefing sessions.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 June 2013 – Bosch launches ‘Innovation Around My Campus’ competition with UTAR to underscore importance of energy efficiency with young minds

Bosch today announced the launch of ‘Innovation Around My Campus’ with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Kuala Lumpur. The competition, which runs from 6 June 2013 – 8 August 2013, serves to promote energy efficiency within the campus via the development of sustainable innovations by UTAR students using Bosch technology.

The team with the most creative and innovative functional design will be awarded a cash prize of RM 5,000 and internship stints each with Bosch Malaysia. First and second runner-ups will take away RM 3,000 and RM 1,000 of cash prizes respectively.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 June 2013 – Bosch Associates Come Together To Aid The Homeless

In conjunction with World Environment Day, Bosch in Malaysia is continuing its long standing commitment towards giving back to the community by distributing food to some 650 homeless in and around the greater city of Kuala Lumpur on 8 June 2013.

In partnership with the Kechara Soup Kitchen Society, a non-religious community action group that distributes food, basic medical aid and counselling to the homeless of Malaysia, 30 Bosch associates, along with their family and friends, went around Kechara’s distribution areas in search of the urban poor to provide them with vegetarian food packets and a listening ear.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. June 13, 2013 – Brocade Signs New Training Partner for APAC and Japan

Brocade has entered into an agreement with Global Knowledge, one of the largest independent IT training companies, for delivering training and certification programs across Asia Pacific (APAC) and Japan in collaboration with Brocade University, the training and certification function within the company.

The partnership will allow Brocade to scale up its certification programs in China and deliver training classes in Mandarin. Customers can also request for onsite classes for popular SAN, IP and Ethernet Fabric courses tailored to their needs.

“As our newest Authorized Training Partner, Global Knowledge will play an active role in delivering in-depth knowledge of Brocade products and technology to help address critical business challenges faced by our customers today, said Charlie Foo,” Brocade vice president for APAC. “Our customers and partners will benefit the most out of this partnership with comprehensive training and certification programs covering networking, cloud and data center. The collaboration validates our longstanding commitment to our regional customers and partners through providing the best support to help optimize their technology investments.”

For the full list of Brocade authorized training courses and programs provided by Global Knowledge, please click here.

Kuala Lumpur, 13th June 2013 – Local Tyre Company Reinvents Tyre Management for Fleet Operators

In conjunction with the Malaysian International Bus, Trucks and Components Exhibition (MIBTC) 2013, leading local tyre company, Kit Loong Commercial Tyre (KLCT) Group has today officially unveiled its innovative KL Sigma Formula approach to tyre management.

The “cpk --> Sum = sc3" TM formula represents the core substance of professional tyre management solutions. It addresses the sum total of five Sigma elements, namely tyre and its related products, services and maintenance, 24/7 outdoor rescue service and network, scientific knowledge and overall management, in order to deliver the "sc3" benefits of safety, competitiveness, cost effectiveness and control, which are all important factors to measure effective CPK (cost per kilometre).

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 13, 2013 — HP Introduces SureSupply App for Simplified Supplies Selectability and Ordering

HP introduced the HP SureSupply app, the easiest way for customers to select and shop for Original HP Ink and Toner cartridges directly from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device.

The HP SureSupply app also allows customers to monitor ink and toner levels, find the right cartridges, compare prices and purchase new supplies online or in-store, while on-the-go.

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SINGAPORE, June 10, 2013 –First Data Acquires Full Ownership of Merchant Solutions

First Data Corporation, a world leader in electronic commerce and payment processing services to financial institutions, governments and merchants, has announced its acquisition of full ownership of the Merchant Solutions joint venture from Standard Chartered Bank.

First Data Merchant Solutions, part of First Data Corporation, is a global payments specialist focused on simplifying electronic payment acceptance for merchants locally and globally. The company helps more than six million merchants of all sizes worldwide, offering a comprehensive range of secure payment processing solutions wherever they do business - online, in-store and on mobile.

According to Marc Mathenz, senior vice president and head of First Data’s Asia Pacific region, the full acquisition of First Data Merchant Solutions strategically positions the company to better serve some of the most important Asia Pacific markets and grow well into the future. First Data remains committed to offering innovative and relevant products and services to clients, reaching beyond traditional merchant acquiring services to include mobile commerce, eCommerce, integrated solutions, and value-added services like GlobalChoice Currency Conversion, fraud detection and prepaid cards.


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