ICT Happening Updates Week 3 of July 2013

The most significant news for week 2 of July 2013 was MIMOS and Africa City of Technology, Sudan sealed partnership with A MOA.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Evernote releases new features - annotation, short-cut and announcement.
  • Zalora launches Android shopping app.
  • Bosch Software Innovations introduces software suite in APAC.
  • Iskandar to host Global APOS Summit for the first time - 21–24 October 2013.
  • ASOS to launch new E-Commerce Business in China with hybris.
  • Apple unveils Logic Pro X.
  • Oracle Exalytics X3-4 powers real-time analytical Insights.
  • Microsoft settles 3,265 software piracy cases in US and abroad.
  • SAS No. 4 among best workplaces in Europe.

Jul 19, 2013 - Evernote releases new features - annotation, short-cut and announcement

1.) Create annotations on notes, images and PDFs using Skitch feature.

2.) Make shortcuts to saved searches;shortcuts (formerly Favorites on iPhone) let you surface important notes, notebooks and tags so they’re always at your fingertips, and always in-sync across all the version of Evernote that you use.

3.) New announcements sections in their iOS apps. Just by tapping the Bugle icon on the top of the home screen, all users will be able to access a treasure trove of product updates, user stories, and how-to articles - this way, Evernote will remain connected to their users always.

4.) Evernote Widget on Android - the Evernote Widget on Android is now better than ever! It now has a new List View layout option that puts your notes in a swipeable list that lets you see your notes without having to launch Evernote.

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Malaysia, 18th July 2013 – Zalora Launches Android Shopping App

ZALORA today announced the further expansion of its mobile repertoire with the launch of its Android shopping app across the region.

The app launch follows the successful launch of the ZALORA iPhone shopping app three months ago, which within 24 hours, became the #1 lifestyle app in the iTunes stores of all ZALORA countries, and the #1 overall app in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Android app enables shoppers to:
  • Receive push notifications on new arrivals and flash sales so that they are always in the know
  • Easily browse for a quick overview of product information, images, ratings and reviews
  • Add items to cart and infinitely save them for later (*as long as the app is kept active)
  • Pick from multiple payment methods – Credit Card, PayPal, Cash-On-Delivery

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Singapore, July 18, 2013 – Bosch Software Innovations introduces software suite in APAC

Bosch Software Innovations today announced the introduction of its integrated software suite in Asia-Pacific. Comprising the company’s core products for Business Process Management (BPM), Business Rules Management (BRM), and Device Management (M2M), the holistic suite creates the foundation to address connectivity needs in a networked world, allowing businesses to successfully implement new business models today.

What we need to take this from here is that Bosch had BPM and BRM software suites which they sell as part of their solutions for compliance, loan origination, risk management, eMobility and EDI targeting various vertical industries such as FSI, manufacturing, telco and etc.

With this announcement, the BPM and BRM software suites now work together plus addition of another major component: device management for M2M. This is a smart move because IoTs is going to be an explosive trend and it works like viral-autonomous-claws reaching out market penetration.

The biggest selling point is that the M2M component allows the software suite to integrate with different types and models of devices from a broad range of manufacturers. This doesn't only allow BOSCH to maintain existing customers and acquiring new, the move also allows further establishment of technical leadership and more controls of market segment.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 17 July 2013 – Iskandar to host Global APOS Summit for the first time

Outsourcing Malaysia (OM), an initiative under PIKOM, today announced that they will be hosting the international Asia-Pacific Outsourcing Summit (APOS) together with the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). This will be the first ever international outsourcing conference to be held in Iskandar Malaysia, between 21–24 October 2013.

The APOS Summit in Iskandar will be the kick-start of a five year partnership between OM and IAOP - whereby OM will be a key regional partner in bringing the global APOS summits throughout Asia Pacific.

The APOS Summit at Iskandar is expected to attract over 400 delegates, with 30 percent of the delegates from around the world. There will be plenary sessions and education tracks focused on trends, disruptions and predictions, technology innovations and more. The conference will be held at the Traders Hotel, Iskandar, Nusajaya, Malaysia.

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Singapore, 17 July, 2013 – ASOS to Launch New E-Commerce Business in China with hybris

ASOS, the UK's largest online-only fashion and beauty store which makes more than 60 percent of its sales outside of the UK, has selected the hybris Commerce Suite to launch its new e-commerce business in China. According to figures from the China Internet Network Information Center, 75 percent of all of China’s internet users are tapping into the web from mobile devices and tablets. Providing a true omni-channel experience for those 420 million potential customers, the site will include a fully-integrated, feature-rich mobile version as part of the launch.

With 6.0 million active customers , ASOS is a global online fashion and beauty retailer selling over 60,000 branded and own-label products through each of its eight local language websites: UK, USA, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia and Russia. It ships to 241 countries and territories from its 1.1 million square foot global distribution centre in the UK.

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CUPERTINO, California—July 16, 2013 - Apple Unveils Logic Pro X

Apple® today unveiled Logic® Pro X, the most advanced version of Logic Pro to date, featuring a new interface designed for pros, powerful new creative tools for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects. Logic Pro X includes Drummer, a revolutionary new feature that provides a virtual session player that automatically plays along with your song in a wide variety of drumming styles and techniques, and Flex Pitch, which provides integrated pitch editing for audio recordings. Apple also introduced Logic Remote, an innovative new way to play and control Logic Pro X from your iPad®, giving musicians the flexibility to create and mix their music from anywhere in the room.

Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 are available today from the Mac App Store℠ for $199.99 (US) and $29.99 (US), respectively. Logic Remote is available today as a free download from the App Store.

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Jul 15, 2013 - Oracle Exalytics X3-4 Powers Real-Time Analytical Insights

Oracle today announced a new release of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4. The new system features significant software enhancements and hardware updates, dramatically expanding the capabilities of the industry’s first high-speed engineered system for business analytics.

The new Exalytics X3-4 system features 2 TB of main memory, 2.4 TB of flash storage, and 5.4 TB of hard disk. Oracle also released system upgrades to increase memory capacity for existing Exalytics X2-4 customers, and updated software for all Exalytics customers.

Built using industry-standard hardware, market-leading business intelligence software and in-memory database technology, Oracle Exalytics is an optimized system pre-integrated to reduce the cost and complexity, while dramatically increasing productivity and performance; it is an engineered system.

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Jul 9, 2013 - Microsoft settles 3,265 software piracy cases in US and abroad

Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has settled 3,265 copyright infringement cases around the globe during the past year. At the end of its fiscal year on June 30, the cases totaled 35 across 19 U.S. states and 3,230 international cases across 42 countries.

The majority of Microsoft enforcement cases have resulted from consumer tips and reports, and since 2005, the company has heard from more than 450,000 customers who reported counterfeit software, which was often riddled with malware and viruses or did not work as they expected.

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Jul 8, 2013 - SAS No. 4 among Best Workplaces in Europe

SAS once again earned a top spot on the elite list of Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe, issued by Great Place to Work. The leader in business analytics software and services ranked No. 4, honored for strong, visionary leadership and a commitment to creating the kind of workplace where employees trust their management, have pride in what they do and enjoy working with their colleagues.

SAS recognizes that creating and maintaining a great workplace is good for business.

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