ICT Happening Updates Week 4 of Sep 2013

The most significant news for Week 2 of Sep 2013 was the announcement of iPhone Series - iPhone 5C and 5S.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • Lotaris In-AppCommerce now supports Android.
  • Hello OpenWorld, it has been one year - Oracle unveiled New In-Memory Capabilities during Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
  • KLMUC & Cosmopoint College of Technology join Adobe® Creative Cloud.
  • Investment giant accelerates data, saves US$60,000 a year with Silver Peak Software.
  • The Telegraph : BlackBerry agrees to sale for $4.7 bn
  • O'Briens, HTC Malaysia, Moola and 12FLY Join the WeChat Family!
  • HTC Malaysia Celebrates HTC Day!
  • I-PMart Lifestyle Link: The All-in-one Card Link to your modern lifestyle
  • Download, print out and program your own robots by May 2014!
  • The Evernote repackages itself for the Apple Family, with Evernote for iOS7 and Presentation Mode
  • SEEBURGER partners BPM Consulting to penetrate into Singapore, Sri Lanka and India markets.
  • P1 celebrates 5th Anniversary with truly unlimited broadband plans.
  • BlackBerry introduces the New BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone with 5” Display and BlackBerry 10.2 OS.
  • Brocade revises New Brocade VCS Fabric and launches New Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter
  • Online retail giant kalahari.com speeds up market expansion with hybris.
  • Kamcord announces beta solution for Android
  • Oracle launches In-Memory cost management application for Oracle E-Business Suite.
  • Tata Comm. and PCCW Global bring Voice over IPX and HD voice to mobile operators worldwide.
  • Oracle Eloqua AppCloud now integrated into the Eloqua Topliners Community.

Sep 26, 2013 - Lotaris In-AppCommerce now supports Android

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that Lotaris has announced that its in-appCommerce service now supports Android. Developers using Lotaris in-appCommerce now have a one-stop solution to monetize in multiple Android app stores though in-app purchasing.

Back in Jan 2013, the Windows' platform version was announced.

The in-appCommerce API provides a complete in-app purchasing service for developers, supporting multiple business models, multiple checkout methods and a merchant of record service - thus managing the entire user transaction on behalf of developers.

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Media contact:

Allison Tibbs
Mobile: +1 814 883 6460
Skype: allison.tibbs

Sep 25, 2013 - Oracle Unveiled New In-Memory Capabilities during Oracle OpenWorld 2014

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that Oracle Corporation kicked off its annual conference, Oracle OpenWorld 2014, in San Francisco, US with tens of thousands of participants from across the country and around the world gathered for an intense five days of learning and networking sessions from 22 -26 September 2013.

During Oracle OpenWorld 2014 , Oracle launched its enhanced In-Memory Applications with the new Oracle Database In-Memory option for Oracle Database 12c, which helps customers accelerate database performance for analytics, data warehousing, reporting and online transaction processing (OLTP).

Technically, in-memory database technology is unique in the manner which the database manages the data - instead of relying on disk storage, data are stored and manipulated in the main memory (RAM), it may also leverage on parallel processing capabilities of the CPUs.

Correct me if I am wrong, even though Oracle is the leader in database technology, it was SAP who started the buzz on In-Memory database technology and ecosystem - basically, both Oracle and SAP are moving to the same direction.

In retrospect to that, the nobility of innovation for in-memory database is really about fast processing of data and it is most often useful for real-time analytics applications.

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Media contact:

Judy Wong

Pi PR Consultancy Sdn Bhd

Sep 24, 2013 -Investment Giant Accelerates Data, Saves US$60,000 a Year with Silver Peak Software

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that Silver Peak Enables PICA to Achieve 5x Faster NetApp SnapMirror SAN-to-SAN Remote Replication.

Prudential Investment Company Australia (PICA) has improved security, achieved backups that are five times faster, and is saving US$5,000 a month on bandwidth costs it no longer requires – all after implementing Silver Peak data acceleration software.

With more than 500 staff at 25 locations from Port Douglas to Melbourne, PICA generates substantial amounts of critical data and replicates up to 600 gigabytes (GB) of data each day between its production and disaster recovery sites.

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Media Contact:

Tony Tan
Tel +65 6317 6709 Mob +65 9048 6981

Sep 24, 2013 - KLMUC & Cosmopoint College of Technology Join Adobe® Creative Cloud

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that creative and design students of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC) and Cosmopoint College of Technology will now be equipped for their bright creative careers with the new Adobe Creative Cloud as the renowned higher learning institutions is collaborating with Adobe to bring the nation’s largest educational implementation of Adobe Creative Cloud to date. This also deepens Adobe’s footprint in the local education scene, nurturing creative talent from an early stage of development and prepare them as they enter the creative workforce.

The roll-out is expected to conclude this month, before the start of the new academic year. Once completed, KLMUC and the entire enrolment of over 3,000 students in 11 Cosmopoint education centres will use Adobe Creative Cloud in their computer labs, and have full access to solutions such as Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, as well as Adobe Muse CC, giving them the opportunity to develop skillsets like post-processing, graphic design and desktop publishing

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Media contact:

Ethan Wong
T. +603 7494 0292
F. +603 7494 0403
M. +6016 904 4240
E. ethan.wong@rootsasia.com

Sep 24, 2013 -The Telegraph : BlackBerry agrees to sale for $4.7 bn

I've READ from; The Telegraph,no-follow,http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/electronics/10329331/BlackBerry-provisionally-agrees-to-4.7bn-sale.html; that BlackBerry has agreed to a planned acquisition by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial.

In the article, it mentioned that Fairfax intended to capitalize on Blackberry's stronghold legacy on the enterprise market segment.

Sep 23, 2013 - O'Briens, HTC Malaysia, Moola and 12FLY Join the WeChat Family!

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that WeChat – the world’s leading innovative mobile social communication application, has announced a new addition among its Official Accounts in Malaysia – O’Briens Irish Sandwich Café. Known for their freshly made-to-order hand-cut sandwiches, the lifestyle chain café offers subscribers an exclusive deal: all WeChat users are now entitled to 30% off O’Briens a la carte items at participating outlets. To enjoy your favourite sandwiches for less, just add WeChat ID: ObriensMalaysia or scan the QR code provided in the WeChat Angel in-app announcement.

Media Contact:

Carol Teoh
T. +603 7494 0292
F. +603 7494 0403
M. +6019 346 5090
E. carol@rootsasia.com

Kuala Lumpur, 21 September 2013 – HTC Malaysia Celebrates HTC Day

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that HTC Malaysia officially launched HTC Day at the HTC concept kiosk located at The Gardens Mall, to celebrate the milestones achieved and 17 years of pioneering innovation the company has brought through its smartphones. SK Wong, Country Manager of HTC Malaysia, Sirpa Ikola, Senior Marketing Director for HTC South Asia and the HTC Malaysia team were present at the concept store to meet and greet customers. HTC Malaysia also introduced the HTC Switch program as well as a new customer service procedure in support of the Here’s to Change campaign rolled out recently.

A few initiatives were announced: HTC Switch Program,Brand New Customer Service,HTC One X Trade-in Program.

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Media contact:

Cherry Ong
HTC Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Email: cherry_ong@htc.com
Office: (03) 6201 6433, ext 113

Kuala Lumpur, 21 September 2013: I-PMart Lifestyle Link: The All-in-one Card Link to your modern lifestyle

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that i-Pmart Lifestyle Sdn Bhd, a lifestyle promotion and events company and a member of i-Pmart Group of Companies, has launched their i-Pmart Lifestyle Link, an all-in-one lifestyle card that offers Touch ’n Go payment, insurance protection, hospitalization income, discounts, redemptions, and many more benefits.

The i-Pmart Lifestyle Link is not a loyalty card per se, but it is meant to retain customers. It is a Touch n Go card with bundled insurance protection.

Celebrities Kim Low, Josiah Glenn Mizumaki, Gabriella Robinson, and Isaac Ong, together with Mr Mart Tang, Chief Executive Officer of i-Pmart Group of Companies were present to officiate the event.

Recognizing that most consumers today would require to own at least one Touch n Go card - since many don't already have one yet - i-Pmart Lifestyle sees this as an opportunity to bring to consumers - particularly their existing customers - a lifestyle Touch n Go card as a complementary product - Card holders can also enjoy 3rd-piece price immediately and all year-round on all products listed in www.ipmart.com.my.

For as low as only RM11.50 per month or RM138 per year, consumers instantly enjoy up to RM30,000 group personal accident insurance and RM60 hospitalization income per day up to 30 days, RM10 pre-loaded Touch ’n Go credit value, and RM188 worth of welcome gifts, cash vouchers and discount vouchers.

From now until 31 October 2013 get your i-Pmart Lifestyle Link for only RM99 at the following locations or at their website at www.ipmart-lifestyle.com.

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Media Contact:

Rita Cruz
Tel: 03-78.800.800
Hp: 012-9207421
Email: ritacruz@pixaruscommunications.com

21 Sep 2013 - Download, print out and program your own robots by May 2014

I've READ from; AllThingsD,no-follow,http://allthingsd.com/20130921/intel-futurist-shows-how-youll-download-and-program-your-own-robot-next-year/; about Intel's futurist Brian David Johnson showcased an open source robot assembled from parts fabricated on a 3-D printer.

The robots can be programmed as easily as setting up a smart-phone. Intel plans to sell it as a hobby-kit for something less than USD 1000 by May 2014.

Sep 20, 2013 - The Evernote repackages itself for the Apple Family, with Evernote for iOS7 and Presentation Mode

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that Following in the footsteps of the largest redesign in Apple’s iOS history, Evernote has revamped itself in a stylish new package for the Apple family Evernote for iOS 7, as well as the new Presentation Mode feature in Evernote for Mac.

The new home screen is now a clean workspace made just for workaholics on the go. In a glance, you will be able to see your shortcuts, recently visited notes, notebooks, tags, as well as a tab at the bottom of the screen to make a quick note. The tags section is beautifully redesigned to create a gradient of colours, with the more popular tags showing up in a darker shade of green, making it easy to differentiate.

Evernote for iOS 7 makes working on the go easier than before. Share notes easily with the new Airdrop option, which lets you send notes to your colleagues or friends as long as they have Airdrop enabled near you. You also no longer have to wait to sync notes, since your notes will also be synced at all times, even if your app is not active.

That is not the only update the Apple family gets. Evernote for Mac 5.3 comes with a brand new view option – Presentation Mode. This is great for meetings in small groups, as it presents your notes on the big screen in a simple but concise manner.

Media contact lianghwei@preciouscomms.com/ +65 3151 4760.

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE, 20 September 2013–SEEBURGER Partners BPM Consulting to Penetrate into Singapore, Sri Lanka and India markets

I've been INFORMED by PR Firm that SEEBURGER, a global leading business integration and enterprise class Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions provider, today announces its strategic alliance with Singapore-based BPM Consulting Pte. Ltd. (‘BPM Consulting’) to offer secured B2B communication and file transfer solutions in Singapore, Sri Lanka and India.

James Hatcher, Regional Director of SEEBURGER Asia Pacific says, “Leveraging Malaysia as the heart of its business operation in Asia, SEEBURGER continues to actively seek synergistic partners to drive our business growth in this region.”

“Partnering with BPM Consulting allows SEEBURGER to tap into their existing SAP-based customer base where SEEBURGER fills the gap and SAP market demand for MFT solutions to secure their B2B communications.”

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Media contact:

Judy Wong
Pi PR Consultancy Sdn Bhd
Tel: +603-7724 1710/ +60126224688

Petaling Jaya - Sep 19, 2013 - Keep Playing with No Limits

I've been INFORMED by P1-MarComm that to celebrate its 5th Anniversary, Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P1) invites all Malaysians to keep playing without limits by launching a special unlimited quota promotion for two of its award-winning wireless home broadband plans.

The ForHomeTM 99 and 149 offers a speed up to 1Mbps and 2Mbps with unlimited quota for the affordable prices of just RM99 and RM149 respectively for a limited time only.

P1 CEO, CC Puan said, “The campaign theme ‘Keep Playing. With No Limits’ alludes to all the fun that can be had online when consumers do not have to worry about data limit.” At the same time, Puan said it is an open invitation to all Malaysians to keep playing in life – whether online of offline, which is the P1 rule for making life joyful, interesting and fulfilling.

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Media contact:

Alvin Phey, Consumer Marketing
Phone: +603 74508509
Mobile: +6012 3335700
Email: alvin.phey@packet-1.com

K.L - September 19, 2013 - BlackBerry Introduces the New BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone with 5” Display and BlackBerry 10.2 OS

I've been INFORMED by PR firm that BlackBerry® recently launched the all new BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone in Malaysia. Featuring BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone is designed to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control, and lets you share like you’re there and collaborate with ease.

Models, along with Deborah Priya Henry, Mr. Annamalai Muthu, Mr. Adrian Faull, and Mr. Damian Tay with the all new BlackBerry Z30 at the launch.

The BlackBerry Z30 will be available through Celcom on October 5, 2013 and will retail at the price of RM1,998. Celcom will have exclusivity for the first 14 days, after which the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will also be available from other authorized partners from October 19.

Longer Battery Life – The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone includes a 2880 mAh battery, the largest battery ever built into a BlackBerry smartphone. Combined with the battery enhancements in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, you can get up to 25 hours of mixed use* to keep you moving from dawn ‘til dawn.

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Media Contact:

Text100 Malaysia
Jessica Kan / Christyn Anysha
+603-2282 2152
jessica.kan@text100.com.my / christyn.paul@text100.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR - Sep 19, 2013 - Brocade revises New Brocade VCS Fabric and launches New Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter

I've been INFORMED by PR firm that new VCS fabric capabilities that provide native multitenancy, storage-aware networking and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance for the most demanding data center environments. Brocade has also unveiled the industry’s most complete, end-to-end blueprint for delivering scalable data center multitenancy, from the server to the WAN.

Brocade® Vyatta® 5600 vRouter is the latest addition to the company’s NFV product portfolio and brings with it an impressive performance boost. As the first virtual router for telco-class networks, the Brocade Vyatta 5600 is up to 40 times faster than competitive virtual routing products.

The latest network-centric x86 servers deliver outstanding packet processing capabilities and are increasingly populated with 10 GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) to accommodate data traffic growth. The Brocade Vyatta 5600 enables telcos and large service providers to harness this extremely cost-efficient networking power by leveraging software instead of deploying traditional purpose-built hardware.

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Brocade APAC Corp Communications
Wendy Lang
Tel: +65 6317 2464


David Gibson
Inter.asia communications
m.+(6)012 612 1425

Singapore - Sep 19, 2013 - Online Retail Giant kalahari.com Speeds Up Market Expansion With hybris

I've been INFORMED by PR firm that kalahari.com, South Africa’s largest online retailer, has selected the hybris Commerce Suite to power its retail vision forward, strengthen its position as an innovative market leader, and fast-track market growth selling both digital and physical goods via its online stores and marketplaces.

A 2013 survey of online shopping habits by MasterCard Worldwide reveals online retail in South Africa is growing by more than 30 percent annually. As Africa’s leading online retailer of electronics, toys, appliances, games and books, Kalahari.com will leverage the hybris Commerce Suite to respond to growth opportunities and further extend its market share in the fast growing Southern African commerce market.

Providing a true omni-channel experience, the scalability of the hybris Commerce platform will enable kalahari.com to support its rapidly expanding online operations, which include consumer-to-consumer (C2C) and business-to-consumer (B2C) retail, and deliver a feature-rich experience to a growing number of mobile shoppers. This will include selling digital goods such as eBooks, via kalahari.com’s own e-reader device the Gobii, and a large expansion of its online catalog of digital and physical goods. According to a recent survey published by kalahari.com, mobile shopping in South Africa is being fuelled by the uptake of tablet devices, with 70 percent of tablet owners now using their devices to shop online .

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Media contact:

Edward Lim
PR Consultant
For hybris
Tel: (65) 6545-5645

San Francisco, Sep 19, 2013 - Kamcord announces beta solution for Android

I've been INFORMED by Kamcord that that they are releasing an android solution that lets game developers embed the same pioneering gameplay recording technology into their Android games.

With more than 140 million downloads across over 20 games on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Robert Szeleney, CEO of Djinnworks, expressed great enthusiasm about Djinnworks’Android users finally having the same depth of experience as their iOS users.

In June 2012, Kamcord was the first to release a gameplay recording solution on iOS and today, a little over a year later, they are once again the first to do so for Android. Game developers can sign up for the beta at no-follow,http://kamcord.com/android

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Media contact:

Aditya Rathnambr> adi@kamcord.com

Kuala Lumpur, September 18, 2013 – Oracle Launches In-Memory Cost Management Application for Oracle E-Business Suite

I've been INFORMED by PR firm that Oracle today unveils a new suite of Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for the Oracle E-Business Suite to help organizations meet strategic cost management objectives.

Expanding Oracle’s cost management solutions, Oracle In-Memory Cost Management enables organizations to quickly view, analyze and visualize the impact of cost changes. Users now can perform complex what-if simulations on cost data and visualize its impact to inventory valuations and profit margins.

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Media contact:

Judy Wong
Pi PR Consultancy Sdn Bhd

Mumbai & Hong Kong – Sep 12th 2013 – Tata Comm. and PCCW Global bring Voice over IPX and HD voice to mobile operators worldwide

I've been INFORMED by PR firm that Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications, and PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, have signed an agreement to interconnect their IPX (IP-Exchange) communities. This will enable IP communications services such as HD voice and HD video in various global markets. As 4G adoption continues to gather pace, this agreement further expands the global community of interconnected mobile network operators (MNOs) who will be able to capitalise on the latest technology innovations in mobile broadband.

With the deployment of 4G and upgrades of 3G networks, next generation mobile IP communications services such as HD Voice are gaining traction. A recent GSA report noted that the number of mobile operators now providing HD voice service is up 84 per cent in comparison to last year, with 83 mobile networks having launched HD Voice in 61 countries. By tapping into the worldwide networks of Tata Communications and PCCW Global, MNOs in emerging markets will be able to expand their IPX reach and Quality of Service (QoS) while delivering a seamless experience for mobile users of all IP-based communications services.

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Media contact:

Joanne Lee
Senior Executive
D : +65 6390 3315
M : +65 9725 2379
F : +65 6339 2738

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 September 2013 – Oracle Eloqua AppCloud Now Integrated into the Eloqua Topliners Community

I've been INFORMED by PR firm that Oracle today announces the Oracle Eloqua AppCloud is now available via the Eloqua Topliners community for organizations to expand and enrich their sales and marketing efforts.

As the largest community for modern marketers, Topliners currently has nearly 11,000 registered users and has grown by more than 66 percent over the last year. With over 100 applications, the Eloqua AppCloud is a hub for a growing number of marketing applications that help organizations expand and enrich their sales and marketing efforts.

Over 90% of Eloqua customers use at least one app from the Eloqua AppCloud, demonstrating the value that Eloqua’s customers experience by being able to integrate apps directly into their campaigns. These applications provided added functionality and flexibility that is an essential element of modern marketing.

By integrating the Eloqua AppCloud with Topliners, Eloqua is able to improve the customer experience and deliver enhanced functionality such as enabling customers to easily share, comment and follow apps and to receive updates on enhancements and new offerings.

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According to Wikipedia;Eloqua Corp.,no-follow,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eloqua; is a marketing automation SaaS company which develops automated marketing and demand generation software and services for business-to-business marketers. The company has been described as a pioneer and industry leader in lead generation services. By Dec 2013, it was acquired by Oracle.

Topliner community can be seen as social media and collaboration app that is now sat on top of the Eloqua AppCloud.

Media contact:

Judy Wong
Pi PR Consultancy Sdn Bhd