ICT Happening Updates Week 5 of Aug 2013

Last week was really hell of a week for ICT happenings due to the post Hari Raya 2013 rush. The most significant news for Week 4 of Aug 2013 was that SAP Forum Malaysia 2013 was held, discussions were focusing on challenges of real-time networked economy.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Michael Warren appointed as Fujitsu Malaysia’s New Country President.
  • Silver Peak integrates with VMware Network Virtualization to automate deployment of virtualized network Services.
  • Oracle offers Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer Tool.
  • Google's Schmidt disapproves Oracle's Ellison.
  • Microsoft CEO to retire.
  • AccessData boosts SEA business with key appointments.
  • SJ Manufacturing Malaysia signs up as Enlogic OEM partner.
  • OpenNet, CityNet and SingTel jointly file consolidation application with IDA.
  • SearchSOA: Enterprise architects' role evolving with business objectives.
  • Secure and manage your business with ASUSPRO series business notebook.
  • Fantasy Football For Hong Kong First Division League Hits Almost 5,000 Users In First 3 Days.

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 August 2013 –Michael Warren Appointed as Fujitsu Malaysia’s New Country President

Fujitsu, today announces the appointment of Michael Warren as the new Country President for Fujitsu Malaysia effective 1st September 2013.

With this new appointment, Warren will helm the local Fujitsu entity and drive overall business growth and profitability as the organisation seeks to increase its market share in IT products, solutions and services in Malaysia.

Warren will be responsible for Fujitsu Malaysia’s business planning and overall strategic direction, sales, marketing, and support operations. He will also play a key role in increasing customer satisfaction, working alongside the Company’s network of strategic alliances and channel partners.

Michael Warren, Country Manager, Fujitsu Malaysia

Warren brings with him 25 years of leadership experiences gained from a range of multinationals and government-linked companies across Asia Pacific, as well as an extensive network of commercial and government relationships. His strengths lie in his ability to quickly identify corporate issues and corresponding business opportunities, formulate and execute business strategies, and manage people relationships towards strong organizational performance.

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Singapore. August 28, 2013 – Silver Peak Integrates with VMware Network Virtualization to Automate Deployment of Virtualized Network Services

Silver Peak, today announced integration of its data acceleration software with VMware NSX™, the platform for network virtualization. The integration uses Silver Peak’s “Agility” software to provide point-and-click traffic redirection and workload optimization from one virtual machine (VM) to another across VMware NSX virtualized networks.

“VMware NSX™ will set the standard for network virtualization, decoupling networking functions from the underlying physical infrastructure and automating network services to dramatically simplify IT service delivery,” said Hatem Naguib, vice president, cloud networking and security, VMware. “By combining VMware NSX with Silver Peak, customers will be able to move data at accelerated rates between VMs in separate virtualized data centers.”

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Kuala Lumpur, 27 August 2013 - Oracle Offers Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer Tool

Oracle Corporation today launches Oracle BI Mobile App Designer, a new design tool that business users to create stunning and interactive analytical applications for use on any major mobile devices easily.

Adding major innovations to Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) and the Oracle BI Mobile solution, the new release has again demonstrated Oracle’s commitment to empowering organizations to stay connected to their businesses with real-time insights while on the go.

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CNET - Aug 26, 2013 - Google's Schmidt Disapproves Oracle's Ellison

It was first reported by Reuters that Ellison had commented that Google infringed on its Java patents for its Android platform.

Schmidt retorted that the claims are simply untrue and that U.S. District Court had ruled in in favor of Google.

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Reuters - Aug 23, 2013 - Microsoft CEO to Retire

It was reported by Reuters that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement, will stay on for another year until a suitable candidate is found.

It emerged that Steve Ballmer made the announcement via memo to his employees abruptly.

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LINDON, UTAH / SINGAPORE – August 22, 2013 -AccessData Boosts SEA Business With Key Appointments To Further Strengthen Strong Growth In The Region

AccessData, a pioneer of digital and mobile investigations, cyber security and litigation support solutions, today announced its appointment of a new regional manager and four additional key hires to further strengthen its presence in the region and fuel the strong, customer-driven growth AccessData is experiencing in the region.

Jeremy Ho will lead AccessData’s business in South East Asia as their Regional Manager, ASEAN and will be based out of the company’s newly established APAC office in Singapore. He has more than 10 years experience in IT Security, coupled with both sales and technical background. Known as a game changer taking on new technology into the market, Ho will be managing a multi-national sales team across the ASEAN region – covering both direct and indirect selling through channels.

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22 August 2013– Kuala Lumpur - SJ Manufacturing Malaysia Signs up as Enlogic OEM Partner

Enlogic, today announced its first OEM partnership, with SJ Manufacturing Malaysia.

The partnership will enable SJ Malaysia, a leading local enclosure system manufacturer, to broaden its rack offering with integrated smart energy metering capabilities from Enlogic’s 4th generation intelligent PDUs. This complete data centre hardware solution will allow customers to accurately monitor their power consumption – a crucial factor in the fight to reduce energy consumption.

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Singapore, Thursday, 22 August 2013 – OpenNet, CityNet and SingTel Jointly File Consolidation Application with IDA

OpenNet announces today that it has jointly with CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte. Ltd. (“CityNet”) and Singapore Telecommunications Limited (“SingTel”) filed a Consolidation Application with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (“IDA”). The Consolidation Application seeks regulatory approval for the purchase by CityNet, in its capacity as trustee-manager of NetLink Trust, 100% of the issued and paid-up capital in OpenNet from current shareholders Axia NGNetworks Asia Pte. Ltd. (Axia Asia), SPH Net Pte. Ltd. (SPH), SPT Net Pte. Ltd. (SPT) and SingTel Interactive Pte. Ltd.

The Consolidation Application is subject to the IDA’s review and approval. OpenNet assures its customers that all its services to them shall continue and remain unaffected, during and after the IDA’s review of the joint application. The terms and conditions of OpenNet’s service offerings, which are subject to regular regulatory reviews by the IDA, will remain unchanged unless otherwise required/approved by the IDA.

OpenNet remains committed to meeting Singapore’s growing demand for fibre services.

SearchSOA- Aug 21, 2013 - Enterprise architects' role evolving with business objectives

Jeanne Ross, director and principal research scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management commented that in time to come, enterprise architecture shouldn't fall under the IT umbrella anymore.

When asked who should be responsible for enterprise architecture, Ross responded that the most important trait may not be a technical one.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 21 AUG 2013 — Secure and Manage Your Business with ASUSPRO Series Business Notebook

ASUS today unveiled on a new addition commercial line-up to its family, the ASUSPRO Series – the B ADVANCED Ultrabook and P ESSENTIAL notebook.

The ASUSPRO BU400 Ultrabook delivers ultimate performance and makes business more mobile, durable, secure and productive. Designed for professional users, the BU400 is renowned for undergoing strict quality tests proven to exceed the demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard, thus ensuring a long-lasting reliability. With a slim 21mm profile and weighing just 1.64kg, the BU400 has a durable aluminum and carbon fiber construction that houses a shock-absorbing hard drive.

ASUSPRO P Essential P45 notebook are designed to support small to medium-sized businesses with affordable yet-fully featured PCs for work and productivity, especially for enterprises who do not wish to maintain a managed IT environment. They offer complete reliability, meeting much higher industry standards than other notebooks in drop tests, hinge cycle tests, and panel pressure testing. ASUSPRO P Essential notebooks use anti-shock hard drives and spill-resistant keyboards. They make working more comfortable with anti-glare screens and bigger multi-gesture touchpads.

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Hong Kong, August 13, 2013 - Fantasy Football For Hong Kong First Division League Hits Almost 5,000 Users In First 3 Days

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has recently signed a 3-year partnership with FanXT as the official provider of its Fantasy Hong Kong First Division League and Prediction Game; with the game almost hitting the 5,000 mark in its user base within the first three days of its launching.

Looking at the boom of fantasy sports, the Hong Kong First Division Football League had eagerly jumped into the fantasy bandwagon so that they do not fall behind in the Asian fantasy sports industry.

Football Fans can access the Hong Kong First Division League On-line Fantasy Football Game via HKFA website (www.hkfa.com) and (www.fantasyhkfa.fanxt.com) starting August 13 2013.

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