ICT Happening Updates Week 3 of Aug 2013

The most significant news for Week 2 of Aug 2013 was that nothing.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Silver Peak reports record year propelled by virtual sales - great one!!.
  • Team RWH wins the inaugural Bosch “Innovation Around My Campus” competition.
  • Exabytes offers new instant dedicated server package.
  • Lotaris expands payment methods for in-­‐appCommerce through partnership with PayPal.
  • Lazada: Now, South-East Asians Can Do Business Online.
  • Worthy Book at your doorstep with Foodpanda.my Delivery!
  • Ctrip achieves virtualization success with Brocade Ethernet Fabric
  • Oracle unveils new retail allocation capabilities with new release of Oracle Retail Allocation.
  • WeChat surpassed WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Skype and Instagram in global popularity.

Singapore. August 15, 2013 –Silver Peak Reports Record Year Propelled by Virtual Sales

Silver Peak, today announced it has completed a record fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013, ended July 31, 2013. Fueled by increased demand for its virtualized software products, the company had record sales for new and repeat customers, which included a large number of Riverbed Steelhead competitive wins and replacements.

Silver Peak FY 2013 Business Highlights:
  • Virtual sales grew 241% year-over-year and virtual WAN optimization software units sold now exceeds 50%, up from less than 5% two years ago.
  • Riverbed competitive wins and replacements more than doubled in the year, and customers can switch to Silver Peak software for the cost of Riverbed maintenance alone.
  • Record number of virtual WAN optimization deployments in production data centers.
  • Launched Software-for-Life upgrade program that offers hardware customers free, anytime upgrade to an equivalent virtual product.
  • Introduced WAN optimization by-the-hour for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers.
  • Leading analyst firms highlighted Silver Peak as the fastest growing virtual WAN optimization company.
  • Introduced the Silver Peak VRX-2, VRX-4 and VRX-8 downloadable software products that are purpose-built for storage professionals to accelerate their offsite data replication workloads.
  • InfoWorld Test Center awarded Silver Peak “Editor’s Choice” for virtual WAN optimization and a “perfect 10” for value, citing Silver
  • Peak virtual performs as well or better than comparable Riverbed hardware.
  • Exclusive integration of Silver Peak virtual WAN optimization software with the new Dell PowerEdge VRTX converged IT solution for branch offices.
Personally I think it was a good year for Silver Peak - its switch to Silver Peak software strategy really rocks!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 August 2013 – Team RWH wins the inaugural Bosch “Innovation Around My Campus” Competition

Shareena Rajen, Backiawathy Vijayaraman and Prabu Ravendran from Team RWH walked away as the Grand Prize Winner of the inaugural Bosch ‘Innovation Around My Campus’ competition with their innovative idea of rain water harvesting. Besides a cash prize incentive of RM 5,000, trophy and certificate of excellence, the winning team was also each awarded an exclusive internship stint with Bosch, the leading global supplier of technology and services.

 The top 3 winners of the inaugural “Innovation Around My Campus” competition posing with the panel of judges comprising of [4th from the left] Mr King, Lecture, Faculty of Engineering & Science, UTAR; Dr Tan, Assistant Professor, Faulty of Engineer & Science; Dr Lai, Assistant Professor, Faulty of Engineer & Science; Ms Zairynn Yazmi, Senior Officer of Corporate Communication from Bosch Malaysia and Ms Caroline Kuek, Regional Brand manager of Power Tools, Asean South from Bosch Malaysia.

Presenting the awards to the grand prize winners was Simon Song, Vice President (Finance & Administration) of Bosch Southeast Asia.

During the final showcase, four shortlisted teams presented their prototypes together with a 10-minute video. All teams went through a stringent judging session by a panel of judges from Bosch and UTAR. The audience of fellow students also had the opportunity to ask the teams about their prototypes during the judging session.

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Aug 14, 2013 - Exabytes offers New Instant Dedicated Server Package
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San Francisco, Aug 13, 2013 - Lotaris expands payment methods for in-­‐appCommerce through partnership with PayPal

Today, Lotaris announced that PayPal is now the latest payment method that has been added to its in-appCommerce product. We find that it is a major win for the company and even bigger win for our network of app developers and future app developers who are looking for better ways to monetize their apps.

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Kuala Lumpur, August 13, 2013 –Now, South-East Asians Can Do Business Online

Lazada has officially launched its Marketplace platform in all its markets – an online platform for third-party sellers who aspire to be visible on the region’s most popular online shopping mall.

The Marketplace solution allows SME’s, big brands, distributers and retailers to open an online shop without the need for significant upfront capital expenditures and is thus lowering the risk for those merchants. Furthermore, it can help its partners to gain a competitive advantage as it provides access to Lazada’s massive community of fans and customers across the region. According to social-network analytic website Social Bakers, Lazada is one of the most liked pages on Facebook with almost 5 million Facebook fans and an average of 8,000 new “like” every day.

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Klang Valley, 12 August 2013 –Worthy Book at your doorstep with Foodpanda.my Delivery!

3 months after the successful release of its Ladies Edition, offering attractive fashion and beauty deals to ladies, Worthy Book is back with its much awaited FnB Edition 2013-2014 for food lovers. Besides selling in all major bookstores in Klang Valley, it can now be ordered via Foodpanda.my on their website, iOS / Android application or by calling their hotline at 03-26144155.

Worthy Book – A popular voucher booklet offering deals and discounts, co-founded by a pair of young Malaysian entrepreneurs and has attracted the participation of over 250 popular consumer brands, and been featured in various media such as NTV7, Astro Awani, The Star, Bernama TV, BFM89.9, The Sun, The Malay Mail, Red Tomato, Juice etc.

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SHANGHAI, China; August 12, 2013 – Ctrip Achieves Virtualization Success with Brocade Ethernet Fabric

China’s leading online travel agency has successfully virtualized its data center operations following the deployment of an Ethernet fabric powered by the Brocade® VDX® switch family. Ctrip.com International Ltd, which operates the Ctrip.com Web site and call center as well as conventional travel agency branches in 16 cities across China, is now running approximately 500 virtual machines (VMs) on 200 host servers at its Shanghai data center along with additional VMs running at its testing and development center in Nantong.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Aug 2013 –Oracle Unveils New Retail Allocation Capabilities with New Release of Oracle Retail Allocation

Oracle today launches Oracle Retail Allocation to help retailers improve customer experience and increase inventory sell-through.

The new release of Oracle Retail Solution enables retailers to deliver the right product, in the best assortment, for each location using real-time inventory levels along with sales and planning information.

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Aug 12, 2013 - WeChat surpassed WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Skype and Instagram in Global Popularity.

A study done by GlobalWebIndex shows that WeChat around the world has surpassed WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Skype, and Instagram in global popularity, now ranking fifth in the most used apps in the world.

WeChat is installed on 27% of the world’s smartphones, while Facebook Messenger, Skype and Twitter tally in at 22% each; WhatsApp ranks ninth at 17%, and Instagram takes tenth place at 11%.

In the past few months, WeChat has boomed to hit 70 million registered users accounts outside of China, in addition to its more than 300 million registered user accounts in China under the brand name Weixin. WeChat is also the first app to launch the “Hold To Talk” feature across the globe. With a simple touch on the screen, user can record and send a voice message to friends and contacts from everywhere of the world. The feature was first introduced in January 2011. Global WeChat has just announced its latest 5.0 version for iPhone, adding online payment capability and feature enhancements aiming to offer an enriched usage experience.

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