ICT Happening Updates Week 2 of Sep 2013

The most significant news for Week 1 of Sep 2013 was the announcement of acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Apple introduces latest iPhone Series - iPhone 5C and 5S.
  • The Star Online: Public Service D-G advises social media users to online prudently.
  • HTC unveils new, mid-range HTC DESIRE 500
  • HSIS Enterprise Applications Division extends to Southeast Asia.
  • Brocade names Bill Lipsin as VP of Worldwide Channel and Global Systems Integrator Sales.
  • Daimler aims to launch self-driving car by 2020.
  • HP expands capacity with new Scitex ink manufacturing plant@Israel.
  • Bosch revolutionizes conferencing with IP-based solution, DCN Multimedia.
  • Intel unveils new technologies for efficient cloud data centers.

Sep 11, 2013 - Apple introduces latest iPhone Series - iPhone 5C and 5S

Both comes with iOS 7 featuring a stunning new user interface.

5C - includes 4-inch Retina® display,A6 Chip, 8 megapixel iSight® camera and support for up to 13 LTE¹ wireless band.

5S - remarkable thin and light design,A7 chip,64-bit desktop-class architecture,8 megapixel iSight® camera, support for up to 13 LTE¹ wireless bands, M7 motion coprocessor, fingerprint recognition, improved search and improved Siri.

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The Star Online - Sep 10, 2013- Public Service D-G Advises Social Media Users to Online Prudently

The Star Online reported that the incumbent trends of going online to express dissatisfaction over work place has become norm these days.

Public Service director-general Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi Zainal advised public servants to refraint from it.

It is part of the law and action will be taken against those who found guilty.

My advise to social media users: do it smartly,elegantly and gentlemanly.

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In another report by The Star, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was quoted that public servants who engage in personal matters during working hours may be categorised as having committed corruption; for instance, Facebooking during office hours.

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MALAYSIA, September 9, 2013 – HTC Unveils New, Mid-Range HTC DESIRE 500

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today extends its acclaimed Desire series with the launch of the HTC Desire 500. A powerful mid-range model featuring a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, HTC Blinkfeed and Video Highlights, which collates your images into a 30-second themed video reel, the HTC Desire 500 is designed for those who demand a superior mobile experience at an affordable price.

HTC Desire 500 is available in Glacier Blue and Passion Red in all HTC retail outlets from now onwards with the recommended pricing of RM899.

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Kuala Lumpur, September 09, 2013 – HSIS Enterprise Applications Division Extends to Southeast Asia

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd (‘HSIS’), a leading IT services and solutions provider in Southeast Asia, today announces that the company has entered into an agreement with S & I Systems Pte. Ltd. (S & I Systems) to take over S & I Systems’ maintenance, development and service support of Oracle JD Edwards customers in Singapore.

Mr Eric Sng, CEO of S & I SystemsMr Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO, HSIS

The takeover of these activities for Oracle’s JD Edwards customer base in Singapore will be by HSIS’ Enterprise Applications division, as part of HSIS strategy to expand its Enterprise Applications business footprint into SEA.

Oracle JD Edwards, the business world’s leading comprehensive integrated suite of enterprise resource planning applications, is the core offering and specialization of HSIS’ Enterprise Applications business division.

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KUALA LUMPUR - Sep 9, 2013 – Brocade Names Bill Lipsin as VP of Worldwide Channel and Global Systems Integrator Sales

Brocade, today announced the appointment of Bill Lipsin to the position of Vice President of Worldwide Channel and Global Systems Integrator Sales. Mr. Lipsin is responsible for the overall direction and management of all sales, marketing and business development operations for Brocade’s channel organization, and the strategic direction and operational management of the company’s Global Systems Integrator (GSI) team. Mr. Lipsin will report directly to Brocade’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Jeff Lindholm.

In his new role at Brocade, Mr. Lipsin will be responsible for developing go-to-market strategies and working with the company’s global sales and marketing organizations to define and accelerate channel recruitment and sales programs. Critically, his task will be to enable partners and GSIs to leverage key industry trends such as data center virtualization, cloud computing and software-defined networking to drive revenue. Within the GSI space, Mr. Lipsin will position Brocade as the de facto networking vendor of choice, and work with partners to ensure that customers benefit from Brocade’s industry-leading portfolio of solutions.

With more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Mr. Lipsin has held a number of sales and marketing leadership positions at networking and telecommunications technology companies. Most recently at Arbor Networks, a provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, he served as Global Vice President of Channels and Alliances where he was responsible for establishing a new go-to-market strategy for the company, taking a traditionally direct sales model and creating a partner sales strategy from the ground up.

Reuters - Sep 8, 2013 - Daimler aims to launch self-driving car by 2020

Reuters reported that Daimler plans to launch vehicle with self-driving automation by end of this decade.

Such technology is already available.

On May 17, 2013, Intel reported that Romanian teenager Won top prize for Low-Cost, self-Driving car innovation for its annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 6, 2013 — HP Expands Capacity with New Scitex Ink Manufacturing Plant

HP today announced the opening of a 32,000 square foot (3,000 square meter) HP Scitex ink manufacturing plant that will produce HP Scitex UV inks for the new HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press announced in July.

This expanded manufacturing capacity demonstrates HP’s commitment to helping print service providers and corrugated converters move from analog to digital printing processes. The plant implements advanced manufacturing processes with automated production, providing strict quality control for batch-to-batch color consistency and high-quality color matching. A new lab, designed to support manufacturing development and quality assurance, provides an innovative work environment for HP Scitex developers.

The facility achieves top performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Located next to the existing HP Indigo ink manufacturing facility, both ink plants are the first in HP, as well as in Israel, built according to the strict environmental Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, a recognized global standard for green building. Both facilities are also ISO 14001 certified, demonstrating HP’s commitment to measuring and helping to improve environmental impact.

The location of the plant is at Israel.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 5 September 2013 – Bosch revolutionizes conferencing with IP-based solution, DCN Multimedia

Bosch Security Systems today introduced its all new Digital Congress Network (DCN) multimedia, a revolutionary conference system designed to be compatible with Android devices -IP-based OMNEO media networking architecture and user-friendly touch screen conference devices based on the AndroidTM operating system.

The system is designed to provide unmatched sound quality, an interactive user-interface and diverse practicality which enables superior technical proficiency to facilitate effective communication and caters to use in city and regional councils, businesses as well as for government and corporate boardrooms.
The new DCN multimedia is a revolutionary conference system that utilizes IP-based OMNEO media networking architecture.Live-testing of the new DCN multimedia conference system.

Jacky Chuan, General Manager of Security Systems Division at Robert Bosch Sdn Bhd said, “DCN Multimedia is our latest range of conference systems that once again showcases the innovative edge of Bosch in developing holistic solutions for digital technology in the conference room. The system’s unmatched sound quality, interactive platforms and diverse practicality enables superior technical proficiency to facilitate effective communication.”

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Sep 4, 2013- Intel Unveils New Technologies for Efficient Cloud Data Centers

Intel Corporation today introduced a portfolio of datacenter products and technologies for cloud service providers looking to drive greater efficiency and flexibility into their infrastructure to support a growing demand for new services and future innovation.

These include:
  • The Intel® Atom™ C2000 processor family is the first based on Silvermont micro-architecture, has 13 customized configurations and is aimed at microservers, entry-level networking and cold storage.
  • New 64-bit, system-on-chip family for the datacenter delivers up to six times1 the energy efficiency and up to seven times2 the performance compared to previous generation.
  • The first live demonstration of a Rack Scale Architecture-based system with high-speed Intel® Silicon Photonics components including a new MXC connector and ClearCurve* optical fiber developed in collaboration with Corning*, enabling data transfers speeds up to 1.6 terabits4 per second at distances up to 300 meters5 for greater rack density.

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