IT News Week 5 of Apr 2019

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news:
  • Apr 30, 2019 - Michael Dell Kicks Off Dell Technologies World 2019
  • Apr 30, 2019 - Kaspersky Lab protects blockchain businesses from cyberattacks and fraud
  • Apr 30, 2019 - SG - Hitachi Vantara Unveils Entry-Level Storage in Asia Pacific
  • Apr 30, 2019 - Facebook, Google, Amazon, Yahoo; Are Now Peered with JBIX
  • Apr 30, 2019 - Omnilytics Launches Fashion Academy to Propel Brands Forward
Apr 30, 2019 - Michael Dell Kicks Off Dell Technologies World 2019

Dell Technologies Chariman and CEO Michael Dell have kicked off one of the IT industry’s premier events, Dell Technologies World 2019 – allowing visitors to experience how the industry leading Dell Technologies businesses will play a fundamental role in helping them envision and realise their digital future.

Highlights:

  • Cloud - new cloud solutions, powered by Dell EMC and VMware, enable consistent hybrid cloud operations across public cloud, private cloud and the edge
  • Partner Program - announcement of new solution badges and solution competencies to accelerate growth opportunities for Partners
  • Unified Workspace - new platform integrates software, services and hardware together
    to make the future of work a reality
  • Virtual machine infrastructure - new Azure VMware Solutions bring customers more choice and flexibility

Micheal Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies


Apr 30, 2019 - Kaspersky Lab protects blockchain businesses from cyberattacks and fraud

Kaspersky Lab has launched new service packages designed for businesses working in the blockchain industry and crypto economy. Token offering (ICO/ STO) projects and cryptocurrency exchanges are now offered tailored services, such as Smart Contract Code Review, Application and Website Security Assessment, Security Awareness trainings, protection against phishing, and Incident Response. In addition to these services, Kaspersky Lab also provides crypto exchanges with fraud and money laundering prevention and targeted attack detection.

Apr 30, 2019 - SG - Hitachi Vantara Unveils Entry-Level Storage in Asia Pacific

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today introduced its entry-level storage system, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G130, for the Asia Pacific (APAC) market. VSP G130 is an extension of the hybrid-flash VSP G series systems that supports smaller data center modernization initiatives. VSP G130 provides agile data infrastructure with minimal costs for SMBs, remote or branch offices that need local backup capabilities, direct attached storage (DAS) environments, and simplified virtual server deployments.

Operational Efficiency:

VSP G130 enables seamless automation of data centers and improves operational efficiency. The system is powered by the next generation Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System, SVOS RF. VSP G130 reduces cost and complexity, while delivering better network utilization. In addition, it optionally offers end-to-end analytics for advanced administrative ef´Čüciencies that make operations more predictable.

Apr 30, 2019 - Facebook, Google, Amazon, Yahoo; Are Now Peered with JBIX

Johor Bahru Internet Exchange (JBIX), the second Internet Exchange in Malaysia, today shares that global social media giants Facebook, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Akamai, Cloudflare and Valve Software have peered with JBIX.

Weng Yew Wong the Managing Director of Extreme Broadband and the Chief Peering Officer of JBIX says, "Malaysians are top consumers of social media and we are excited to announce that Facebook, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Akamai, Cloudflare and Valve Software have peered with JBIX.

"JBIX open door policy will ultimately lead to JBIX and Malaysia becoming the new hub for content players looking to extend their reach in the region faster and in a more cost effective manner," Weng further explains.

Weng further shares that one of the key services that are attracting global and regional players to peer to JBIX is their Causeway Connect Managed dark fiber offerings that connects Malaysia to Singapore.

Apr 30, 2019 - Omnilytics Launches Fashion Academy to Propel Brands Forward

Omnilytics, a fashion analytics and insights company, launched its Fashion Academy today supported by Asia’s leading fashion brands - Zalora, Nichii, Marshmallowscarf and FashionValet. Aimed to help fashion brands navigate every step of the business journey from planning, designing, buying, producing, launch and marketing to promotion and clearance, the Omnilytics Fashion Academy (OFA) offers over 50 targeted chapters with a strong focus on real-life practical applications, powered by live data from the Omnilytics retail dashboard.

Kendrick Wong, CEO of Omnilytics


Kendrick Wong, CEO of Omnilytics, said that the offerings help fashion startups with tools and best practices to grow beyond the average lifespan of 4 years of fashion startup brand survival rate.

The OFA offers 11 modules with over 50 targeted chapters and is written by industry experts with a combined experience of over 30 years, honed from real-life trial and errors, learnings and successes from global apparel brands such as Topshop and Levi Strauss as well as homegrown brands across Asia like Twenty3. The OFA module includes the A-Z of the fashion journey; business planning, merchandising planning, designing, buying, shipping & logistics, marketing, launch, visual merchandising, operations, product performance review, and promotion, sales & clearance.

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