ICT Happening Updates Week 2 of July 2013

The most significant news for week 1 of July 2013 was Oracle launched multi tenant and cloud nature database 12c.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Oracle launches 3rd Gen Enterprise Manager 12c to extend Cloud Computing leadership.
  • HP announces Winners of Ultra Ink Advantage “EGG-Citing Promotion”.
  • Vinod Kumar named CEO of the Year Asia Communications Awards.
  • Brother introduces new monochrome laser series For SOHO and SMB.
  • Maplin to sell first 3D printer for use in the home.
  • PIKOM and CommTechAsia Jointly Organize the Country’s Largest ICT Event.
  • Brocade takes top honor in Networking Category at Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2013.
  • Cooliris expands internationally with partnerships with Evernote, China’s Tencent and Russia’s Yandex.
  • MIMOS and Africa City of Technology, Sudan Seals Partnership with A MOA.
  • Tata Comm. launches world’s first cloud-based broadcast-quality video transcoding and delivery service.
  • HTC Desire 600 Dual SIM Boosts the Acclaimed Desire Series.

Kuala Lumpur, 12 July 2013 - Oracle Launches Third Generation Enterprise Manager 12c to Extend Cloud Computing Leadership

Oracle Corporation today announces the availability of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 to further extending its leadership in cloud computing.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3 addresses the challenges of Cloud adoption IT management with new enhancements for managing infrastructure, middleware, and applications, allowing IT service providers to be more agile while further reducing the costs and complexity of their cloud and enterprise IT environments.

The new Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c R3 fully supports the Oracle Database12c that was recently launched in early July.

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11th 2013 - HP Announces Winners of Ultra Ink Advantage “EGG-Citing Promotion”

HP has recently announced the winners of the Ultra Ink Advantage “EGG Citing Promotion” which was held on HP Malaysia’s Facebook Page. The promotion, with an aim to create awareness on how printing remains cost effective with HP’s Ultra Ink Advantage, was held between April and June. Grand Prize winners of this promotion walked away with exciting prizes like the HP Envy X2, HP Elite Pad 900, HP 1000 notebook, and HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2520hc printer.

Due to overwhelming response to this promotion, HP has announced its second phase which will run until August 2013 and winners will be announced every second week.

Lam Sook Yee, a Human Resource and Admin Executive, one of the grand prize winners in the first phase of the HP Ultra Ink Advantage EGG-Citing Promotion, took home a brand new HP Envy X2 notebook worth RM2599. “I didn’t expect to win when I took part in the promotion, but now I am really excited to try out my new HP Envy x2 notebook,” said Lam, whose entry was one of the judges’ top picks.

Martin Tan, Market Development Manager for Inkjet Hardware, HP Malaysia, said: “We had an overwhelming response to this contest in its very first edition. This promotion was intended to create awareness on how printing remains cost effective with HP’s Ultra Ink Advantage. For example, an RM 37 HP Ink Advantage cartridge can help users take up to 1500 high quality prints. The contest also presented us with a unique opportunity to connect with our loyal, young Malaysian customers”.

Petaling Jaya, July 11, 2013 – Brother Introduces New Monochrome Laser Series For SOHO and SMB.

Brother International Malaysia, a leader in home and business IT peripherals that focuses on the ‘Customer-First’ approach, introduces a new range of monochrome-laser printers and Multi-Function Centres specially designed to provide a winning combination of exceptional reliability with high quality print-outs at irrestible value.

The four new models, HL-1110, DCP-1510, MFC-1810, and MFC-1815, are ideal for Small Office Home Office (SoHo) and Small-Medium businesses that need quality print-outs even for lower print volumes. Users will benefit from hassle-free printing technology that prevents paper jams. Consumables such as toners for this series have also been priced to be more afforadable.

Key features available in this range include:
  • Hassle-free Printing Technology that prevents paper jam
  • Fast print speed at 20/21ppm (A4/letter)
  • Standard 150-sheet paper tray
  • Shipped with 1,000 pages* standard yield toner
  • Low priced replacement toner
  • Strong eco-credentials - ENERGY STAR certified

Mumbai (NSE & BSE), July 11th 2013 – Vinod Kumar named CEO of the Year Asia Communications Awards

Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO of Tata Communications has been named CEO of the Year at the recently held Asian Communication Awards. The Awards recognise the achievements of Asian telecoms companies and the individuals responsible for the innovations, achievements and new services that are helping build tomorrow’s industries.

The Awards are open to all telecommunication businesses; whether they are traditional carriers, service providers, multimedia content providers, vendors, or another organisation providing a communication service.

Telegraph - Jul 10, 2013 - Maplin to sell first 3D printer for use in the home

Priced at £700, the Velleman K8200 will allow customers to print anything they want, provided it is below 20cm³. For example, if you want a new mobile phone case or lose a chess piece, you can simply print another one.

The sunset of small-scale manufacturing ?

The evolutionary printer comes in a kit form and takes up to 10 hours to assemble, in many ways mimicking the Apple I, Apple's first product, was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case.

The output of the printer will be in the form of plastic that comes in black, white, blue, red, orange, green, yellow and pink, but you can only use one colour at a time while printing.

It will sell - early adopters will definitely buy it at any price.

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Kuala Lumpur, 9 July – PIKOM and CommTechAsia Jointly Organize the Country’s Largest ICT Event

The first-of-its-kind 3-in-1 ICT event, featuring the Digital Lifestyle Expo (DLE), GoMobile Expo and PC Fair and will take place at the KL Convention Centre from 23 to 25 August 2013.

Companies interested to participate in this event may contact PIKOM’s officer in charge, Grace Lee at grace@pikom.org.my or Commtechasia at rani@lttcom.com to immediately secure their participation. Booths are priced at RM4,380 only and space is limited.

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Asia Pacific, Hong Kong – July 10, 2013 – Brocade Takes Top Honor in Networking Category at Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2013

Brocade announced that its VCS® Fabric technology was selected as the winner at this year’s Computerworld Hong Kong Awards in the Ethernet Fabric Platform category of the overall Networking awards. All winners were determined by Computerworld Hong Kong readers through voting based on their experience with best-in-class vendors for product quality, service excellence and leading innovation. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks were placed second and third respectively.

Charlie Foo, Brocade vice president for APAC

“We are honored to be regarded as the leader in Ethernet fabrics by Computerworld Hong Kong readers, which is strong validation of our network innovation and relentless commitment to our customers in APAC,“ said Charlie Foo, Brocade vice president for APAC. “VCS Fabric technology plays a key role in enabling The On-Demand Data Center™ vision to deliver new levels of automation, efficiency and network agility for our customers. This is our fundamental strategy as we will continue to build technology solutions that address both current and future data center networking requirements.”

Palo Alto, Calif., July 10, 2013 - Cooliris Expands Internationally with Partnerships with Evernote, China’s Tencent and Russia’s Yandex

Cooliris today announces a new international partnership with Tencent, China’s largest and most used internet service portal, and an expanded partnership with Yandex, Russia’s leading internet search provider and technology developer.

Today’s Cooliris release integrates photos from Evernote, Tumblr and SkyDrive, making it the only app where users can access all their photos from 20 major photo sources. With its ever-growing library of photo sources available, the new app now lets users customize their home screen to include only the sources that matter most to them, thus creating a unique, personal experience for each user.

The partnerships with Tencent and Yandex bring new localized, relevant content to Chinese and Russian users, respectively. Chinese users of Tencent Weibo, China’s largest microblogging platform, can now seamlessly browse thousands of their photos in seconds, all within the award-winning Cooliris app. Similarly, Russian users can access photos from Yandex.Images, Russia’s leading image search service, and Yandex.Disk, the country’s most popular online cloud storage solution.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 9 July 2013 - MIMOS and Africa City of Technology, Sudan Seals Partnership with A MOA.

MIMOS, the National R&D Centre in ICT and Africa City of Technology (ACT); an entity under the Government of Sudan entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) today to establish a private sector-driven joint venture vehicle (JVCo).

ACT, a Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) park venture capital, is affiliated with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Sudan and is tasked to build the Sudanese national capability and industry.
(L-R): En Abd Aziz Abd Kadir (Chief Operating Officer of Mimos); Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah (CEO of Mimos); Dato' Dr. Rosli bin Mohamed (Secretary General of MOSTI); Dato’ Suriah Abdul Rahman (Chairman of Mimos); YB Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin (Minister of MOSTI); His Excellency Mr Khalid Abdelgadir Shukri (Ambassador of Sudan); Dr. Osama A. Rayis (Director General of ACT); Mr Mohammed Maghgoub (CEO Asasat Group); and Prof Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Bt. Mohd Yusoff (Deputy Secretary Generald of MOSTI)

The partnership will see MIMOS as a mentor to nurture ACT by sharing its Open Innovation Platform (OIP) to help Sudan kick start their ICT industry. MIMOS will provide the technology investment while ACT takes up the capital investment. This will enable industries to take up MIMOS OIP and offer unique solutions to Sudan.

The MoA is a progression from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two parties on 1 November 2012 in Khartoum, Sudan.

The cooperation will involve technologies such as;
  1. Public Cloud Services
  2. Mini Cloud solution for education sector (e-Learning)
  3. Mesh Wifi with Cloud services in the Khartoum area
  4. High Performance Computing services for animation random simulation
  5. Precision Agriculture - mini green house solution; and
  6. Nanotechnology research

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Mumbai (NSE & BSE) – July 9th 2013 – Tata Comm launches world’s first cloud-based broadcast-quality video transcoding and delivery service

Tata Communications has announced that it has launched the world’s first cloud-based broadcast quality video transcoding and delivery service. The new content transformation service has already been selected by Viacom18, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, to provide high-definition (HD) content transcoding and delivery via the cloud. Developed in partnership with Harmonic, the service allows Viacom18 to maximise its return on investments made in creative programming and to tackle piracy by enabling simultaneous syndication play-out anywhere in the world.

The new service offers content creators, service providers and media professionals an integrated end-to-end workflow for moving content files to the cloud and transcoding them into broadcast quality formats ready for immediate delivery and transmission globally. This drastically reduces the delivery time compared with traditional solutions that rely on the physical transport of media.

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MALAYSIA, July 8, 2013 – HTC Desire 600 Dual SIM Boosts the Acclaimed Desire Series

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today unveiled the new HTC Desire 600 dual sim, the first mid-range handset to offer HTC’s latest Sense 5 experience, HTC BlinkFeed™ and HTC BoomSound™, which were most recently launched as part of the award-winning HTC One. Taking full advantage of Android Jelly Bean, the new model also offers super-fast quad-core performance, while the advanced Video Highlights feature enables maximum creativity at a more affordable price tag.

Recommended retail price: HTC Desire 600 dual sim at RM 1,199 and HTC Desire 200 at RM 499.