IT News Week 5 May 2017

For IT News Week 4 May 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jun 1, 2017 - 3M Partners LMall to Strengthen E-Commerce Presence
  • PR - Jun 1, 2017 - Kaspersky Lab Appoints New Managing Director for APAC
  • PR - Jun 1, 2017 - MediaMath Launches in South Korea, Expanding its Operations in Asia
  • PR - Jun 1, 2017 - Fusionex Launches Enhanced Simplified GIANT 2017
  • PR - May 31, 2017 - Nokia 3310 at 11street
  • PR - May 31, 2017 - Cisco and IBM Join Forces to Tackle Cybercrime
  • PR - May 29, 2017 - Barracuda Releases Free Public Cloud Network and Application Security Solutions
  • PR - May 29, 2017 - VMware Expands Partnership with Samsung to Deliver Next Generation Unified Mobile
  • PR - May 23, 2017 - iPay88’s ‘PAY4ME’ – Synergizing Digital Payments With Human Relations
  • PR - May 23, 2017 - FAT is FAB With ONEXOX

PR - Jun 1, 2017 - 3M Partners LMall to Strengthen E-Commerce Presence

3M Malaysia today strengthened its presence in the e-commerce arena by partnering with, the first and only exclusive premium marketplace for brands managed by Interbase Resources Sdn Bhd. The partnership guarantees its shoppers 100% assured, genuine products delivered directly by a 3M eDistributor who works with 3M Malaysia to establish the brand’s official e-commerce presence. is managed by Interbase Resources Sdn Bhd, which also manages other online marketplaces including, and With over 19 years of experience in the local e-commerce industry, the company launched as a marketplace that prioritizes the selling and buying of 100% authentic products from brands.

(L-R) : S.C. Chok, 3M Asia Marketing-Sales Director; Mr. Richard Tan, Managing Director of Interbase Resources Sdn Bhd., & Mr. Parameswaran Nair, Managing Director of 3M Malaysia.

The 3M official store on now features products in the Home Improvement, Car Care, Water Filter, Hardware, Personal Care, and Cleaning and Washing categories featuring 3M brands such as Scotch-Brite™, Command™, Scotch®, 3M AutoCare, 3M water filters and many more are available.

PR - Jun 1, 2017 - Kaspersky Lab Appoints New Managing Director for APAC

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has appointed Stephan Neumeier as Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific effective June 1, 2017.

With more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry, Stephan will play a key role in growing the business in more than 25 countries across the APAC region. His priorities will include strengthening partner relationships, extending the company’s retail footprint, and driving business development to meet growing business and consumer needs for effective cyber-protection.

Stephen Neumeier

Under his watch, Stephan is also expected to lead the APAC team in carrying out the company’s strategy to further develop and continue the growth in both commercial and enterprise cybersecurity with strong focus into critical verticals such as ‘industrial cyber security’.

Alexander Moiseev, Chief Sales Officer, Kaspersky Lab said: “With Stephan’s extensive industry experience in the sales / channel and distribution world, we are confident that he will be able to help our partners in the region grow further and faster, building stronger and more successful client and partner relationships.”

Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Stephan held several channel senior leadership roles in Unify, Avaya, San Disk and McAfee, where he played key roles in transforming business, extending channel footprints and driving business to year-on-year growth.

Reflecting on his appointment, Stephan said: “I look forward to strengthening the company’s leadership in the region. You don’t often get the chance to work in such a passionate environment where everyone is committed to making the cyber-world a safer place.”

PR - Jun 1, 2017 - MediaMath Launches in South Korea, Expanding its Operations in Asia

MediaMath, owner of the leading platform for programmatic marketing solutions, today announced the launch of its operations in South Korea in order to support brands and agencies in the region. MediaMath has appointed Wishmedia as its official reseller in South Korea, as the region continues to adopt programmatic marketing as the way to leverage data and advanced digital technologies.

South Korea saw a programmatic spend of $237 million in 2014 and the country is poised to be the biggest real-time bidding market by 2018. As MediaMath’s 43rd country of operation, the venture signifies the company’s commitment to the Asia Pacific region, following launches in India, Singapore, Tokyo and Australia over the past three years.

“We are really excited about our launch in South Korea,” commented Rahul Vasudev, Managing Director of MediaMath, Asia Pacific. “This is an exciting juncture both for MediaMath and the digital advertising industry here. Marketers will now have the opportunity to experience truly thought-leading, best-in-class global technology, which we believe will truly change the face of marketing here. And for MediaMath, it allows us to thank the clients we have in the market by showing a deeper commitment to the region. We believe Wishmedia is the ideal partner as they share our philosophy, believe in our vision and have the experience to lead the way here in South Korea.”

PR - Jun 1, 2017 - Fusionex Launches Enhanced Simplified GIANT 2017

Fusionex, a multi-award-winning, leading software solutions provider specializing in Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Internet of Things (IoT); today announces the launch of Fusionex GIANT 2017 at the press conference at their headquarters in Petaling Jaya.

The enhanced BDA platform is the latest addition to Fusionex GIANT and boasts all-new search-driven analytics capabilities that allow users of any skill level to unearth insights in their data. Using an intuitive and easy-to-use search function, users can simply key in requests and GIANT will deliver the analysed results.

Chen Keat Ming (Fusionex VP - Marketing)
James Martin (Fusionex Programme Director)
Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh (Fusionex Managing Director)
Raju Chellam (Fusionex VP - New Technologies)
James Houng (Fusionex Senior VP - Solutions Development)

IDC recently shared that close to 50% of Malaysian respondents from their 2016 Asia/Pacific's Software Study said they were looking to deploy cloud-based analytics software in the next couple of years.

Ivan Teh, Fusionex Chief Executive Officer says, “Todays’ announcement marks a milestone for Fusionex as we push the boundaries of how data can be analysed and extracted by anyone. This will revolutionize the way businesses use data in the future as it with a simple request; they will be able to discover complex insights into their data.”

The platform is able to understand user queries and immediately churn data insights using the Natural Language Processing (NLP). NLP capability is an Artificial Intelligent (AI) component that businesses will now be able to leverage on to gain leverage over their competitors.

Fusionex GIANT 2017 will give non-technical users the ability to crunch petabytes of corporate data without the need for lengthy technical trainings.

PR - May 31, 2017 - Nokia 3310 at 11street

The new Nokia 3310 is hitting Malaysia shelves. With this, we would like to inform you that this mobile phone is now available for pre-order at 11street online marketplace!

The dual SIM Nokia 3310 takes the iconic silhouette of the original and reimagines it for 2017. The custom designed user interface brings a fresh look to a classic, whilst the 2.4” polarized and curved screen window makes for better readability in sunlight. Equipped with long-lasting battery which can standby for up to a month, Nokia 3310 comes with four colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey, both with a matte finish.

This mobile phone will be retailed at RM239 which you can find it at 11street’s Nokia 3310 product page.

The pre-order date will begin from today until 12 June 2017 and the purchased items will be delivered at zero shipping fee, in a first come first serve basis.

PR - May 31, 2017 - Cisco and IBM Join Forces to Tackle Cybercrime

Cisco and IBM Security today announced they are working together to address the growing global threat of cybercrime. In a new collaboration, Cisco and IBM Security will work closely together across products, services and threat intelligence for the benefit of customers.

Cisco® security solutions will integrate with IBM’s QRadar to protect organizations across networks, endpoints and cloud. Customers will also benefit from the scale of IBM Global Services support of Cisco products in their Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) offerings. The collaboration also establishes a new relationship between the IBM X-Force and Cisco Talos security research teams, who will begin collaborating on threat intelligence research and coordinating on major cybersecurity incidents.

One of the core issues impacting security teams is the proliferation of security tools that do not communicate or integrate. A recent Cisco survey of 3,000 chief security officers found that 65 percent of their organizations use between six and 50 different security products. Managing such complexity is challenging over-stretched security teams and can lead to potential gaps in security. The Cisco and IBM Security relationship is focused on helping organizations reduce the time required to detect and mitigate threats, offering organizations integrated tools to help them automate a threat response with greater speed and accuracy.

PR - May 29, 2017 - Barracuda Releases Free Public Cloud Network and Application Security Solutions

Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced it has expanded its Cloud Ready program to offer any organization a free 90-day cloud license for Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (Azure).

Thiban Dharmalingam, the Regional Manager of Barracuda in Malaysia shares, “Based on feedback from our public cloud partners who want to offer the same capabilities to their customers, we’ve expanded our Cloud Ready program to help simplify the process so that customers can move to the cloud faster, more cost effectively, and with greater confidence.”

“Barracuda’s security solutions are purpose built to bridge the gap between your on-premises and cloud infrastructures,” adds Thiban

These award-winning network and application security solutions are available as pay-as-you-go (PAYG) licenses directly through the Amazon AWS Marketplace and Azure Marketplace.

PR - May 29, 2017 - VMware Expands Partnership with Samsung to Deliver Next Generation Unified Mobile

VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced an expanded partnership with Samsung to deliver a next generation unified mobile and desktop experience to solve mobile workforce challenges.

As enterprise mobility becomes increasingly common, end-users struggle with disparate mobile and desktop experiences when using enterprise desktops, mobile applications and cloud services.

Integration between VMware Horizon® and Samsung Desktop Experience (DeX) will enable end-users to dock a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone and deliver to the device full Windows desktops and applications using a single set of credentials. On-the-go access to Windows, mobile and cloud applications will be delivered from VMware Workspace ONE™ through a common digital workspace experience. Whether stationary or mobile, Samsung Galaxy S8 end-users benefit from unified access and experience using a single mobile device that fits into a pocket.

Together with VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon, the new Samsung Galaxy 8 smartphone with Samsung DeX can deliver a common digital workspace experience when end-users access their Windows desktops and applications in the office, or Windows, mobile and cloud applications on-the-go.

PR - May 23, 2017 - iPay88’s ‘PAY4ME’ – Synergizing Digital Payments With Human Relations

iPay88 Sdn Bhd (‘iPay88’) – the leading online payment gateway provider in South East Asia, today shares what it believes will be a revolutionary solution to integrate digital payments with increasingly digital-dependent family lifestyles.

Pay4Me is a ready iPay88 digital payment solution that basically allows payment to be made on behalf of another person’s purchases. This secured digital payment, works by redirecting payment requests to a Payor, who is NOT the shopper / purchaser but pays on behalf for that online transaction.

Pay4Me works in three simple steps:
  • The online shopper simply ‘Checks Out’ from the online store using the Pay4Me option by providing the Payor’s email addresses, contact number and (optional) message for Payor to pay for the purchases made.
  • The payment link is sent to the Payor via email. When clicked, the Payor is redirected to the iPay88’s payment page for credit card input or online banking authentication.
  • The Payor is given 48 hours to complete the payment, for the particular online purchase status to be ‘PAID’ or ‘PAYMENT MADE’.
Pay4Me is secured as iPay88 complies with International Security Standards (PCI DSS Certified Level 1), which is the highest standard in payment industry to ensure all transactions are safeguarded. iPay88 is regulated under Financial System Act 2013 as well as the Central Bank of Malaysia.

PR - May 23, 2017 - FAT is FAB With ONEXOX

ONEXOX, the flexible prepaid plan offered by XOX Mobile Malaysia (XOX Mobile), is now offering even more savings via the Season Pass FAT plan. Easily pegged as the best data deal in town, this plan allows users to browse online in the most guilt-free way possible, without having to worry about data wastage.

Subscribers can select from two plans, Season Pass FAT 10GB for just RM50 or 5GB for only RM30. Upon purchasing, the plan is valid for up to 28 months, giving users the longest prepaid validity in the market. New subscribers have additional goodies in store, with an instant free 10GB data upon the purchase of the Season Pass FAT 10GB package or instant free 5GB data upon the purchase of Season Pass FAT 5GB package.

According to Mr Ng Kok Heng Group Chief Executive Officer of XOX Berhad, “We are all about catering to our subscribers and offering personalised mobile experience. We understand that mobile users are very diverse, from casual surfers to extreme internet users and data hungry individuals. Our aim is to be able to engage with each individual and offer them a plan that meets their mobile usage needs.”

To purchase the plan, one needs to purchase an ONEXOX prepaid starter pack, then text SP FAT10 or SP FAT5 TO 23388. A subscriber can then utilise the data by activating the plan (*150#) or share their extra data with all XOX Mobile users.

This plan is only valid for new subscribers activated from 23 May 2017 onwards, and will run until 31 August 2017.