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Updated: 2017-07-25T21:52:03.270+08:00

 



Software AG: A Decade of Leadership in Enterprise Architecture Tools

2017-07-25T13:30:29.164+08:00

Jul 14, 2017 -Software AG announced today that Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, named Software AG a Leader in its 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools,” published on May 24, 2017. This is the tenth consecutive year that Gartner has assessed the company’s Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) product and named it a Leader. Anneliese Schulz, Vice President of Software AG Asia, noted: “I believe that being named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools underscores how essential Software AG’s Alfabet is in delivering the critical insights and planning capabilities necessary to become a digital enterprise. With 50% of companies in Asia Pacific predicted to depend on the ability to create digitally-enhanced products, services and experiences, our customers in the region are in a highly competitive market space and success in the digital world is essential.” Software AG also released the latest version of Alfabet (version 10). This new release includes key functionality, including: Operational project management for ensuring project execution is closely tied to project investment decisions Full bi-directional integration with the ServiceNow® IT Service Management (ITSM) solution Application Programming Interface (API) planning and portfolio management to better manage the complexity of integrated applications inherent with digitalization Planning and management of technical networks as part of the technology architecture to strengthen application security and build a foundation for IoT solution development Capture and visualization of information flows between application deployments to better understand the physicality of data flows, e.g., to know where data is destined to be processed, stored and moved to as required by GDPR Alfabet is part of Software AG’s GDPR framework and provides the means to find, record and classify personal data and the systems that process it, as well as comply with GDPR requirements on providing EU subjects information on how their personal data is used. It provides evidence of lawful processing and a methodology for complying with privacy by design requirements. Together with Software AG’s ARIS for business process analysis and GRC, it enables firms to establish a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) framework. This internally communicates guidelines and procedures for the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, as well as monitors adherence to these, and to continue on a program of digital business and IT transformation while complying with GDPR. According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant report: “EA tools must also integrate with related disciplines and solutions, including: Project and portfolio management (PPM) Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) IT service management Financial management Innovation management Enterprise business process analysis (EBPA) When EA tools themselves include functions from related disciplines and solutions, they enable EA and technology innovation (TI) practitioners to ensure the best investment mix of projects to realize business outcomes.” Software AG’s Business and IT Transformation platform provides comprehensive coverage for these disciplines in combining enterprise architecture, IT planning and portfolio management from Alfabet with the enterprise business process management and governance, risk and compliance capabilities from ARIS. Gartner said: “Leaders provide mature offerings that meet market demand, and they demonstrate the vision necessary to sustain their market positions as requirements evolve. Leaders focus on and invest in their offerings to such a degree that they lead the market and can affect its overall direction as their offerings evolve. Leaders typically possess a large (relative to the size of the market), satisfied customer base and are well-known in the market. Their size and financial strength enable them to remain viable in a challenging economy. Leaders typically respond to a wide market audience by suppo[...]



The National Opera of Paris and Huawei France Announce New Online Platform: the Digital Academy

2017-07-25T10:12:41.399+08:00

Jul 17, 2017 - Paris, France The National Opera of Paris and Huawei France announced the foundation of the Digital Academy today, a unique online platform that marries digital technology, art, and education. The Digital Academy has three main objectives: Promote the arts by providing a free online platform that takes performances and other art-related resources out of the Opera's archives and makes them openly available to the outside world. Support training through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on wide range of art-related topics, including general art knowledge, techniques, and artistic practices. Facilitate sharing by providing more accessible, interactive digital content. “We are honored to work with the National Opera of Paris to build the Digital Academy, where we can jointly explore the interaction between digital technology and art,” said Ken Hu, Huawei's Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO. “The National Opera of Paris has brought opera, ballet, and music to local audiences for over 300 years. With the help of digital technology, we're looking forward to an exciting future – a world where the Opera's work in both art and education is more open and available to everyone.” From left to right: Zhai Jun, Chinese ambassador in France, Myriam Mazouzi, Academy Director of the National Opera of Paris and Ken Hu, Huawei's Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEOFor generations, young artists have looked to the National Opera of Paris as a source of creative inspiration. The Opera is well respected around the world, and has recently been noted for its strides in the digitization of art and art culture. In 2015, as part of an ongoing effort to make art more accessible to the public, the National Opera of Paris released what it calls the "Third Stage" – a third "theatre" in the digital world, featuring original works of performing arts, visual art, and film. Today’s formation of the Digital Academy is the next step in the Opera's digital transformation journey. “The formation of the Digital Academy is a major step for us, enabling the opera to be far more open than ever before," said Myriam Mazouzi, Academy Director of the National Opera of Paris. "For the first time, the public, scientists, young entrepreneurs and teachers will all have access to a fantastic array of curated art and educational content on art. Going digital is an expression of our openness as an institution, both in France and around the globe." Huawei itself is no stranger to the art world, especially photography. The company’s growing role in the arts recently gained recognition at the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, where it hosted a gallery of portraits taken by renowned portraitist Billy Hidd with the Huawei P10 Plus smart phone. The company is also making a name for itself in the design world with its Global Aesthetics Research Center, which opened in Paris in 2015. With further plans to set up an OpenLab in Paris, designed to facilitate joint innovation with local French enterprises, and ongoing investment in the cultivation of young digital talent in France, Huawei is working hard to help France succeed in the digital transformation of industry, education, and the arts. Five years ago, Huawei became a member of the “The Friends of the Opera" association, and today is a proud founding-sponsor of the Digital Academy. [...]



Kaspersky Lab connects cyber-attack on South Korean military with ATM theft – possible tie to Lazarus

2017-07-24T07:30:18.324+08:00

Jul 10, 2017: Following a detailed malware analysis, Kaspersky Lab researchers have connected a 2016 cyberespionage attack on South Korea’s defense agency with a later attack that infected 60 ATMs and stole the data from over 2,000 credit cards. Further, the malicious code and techniques used in both attacks share similarities with earlier attacks widely attributed to the infamous Lazarus group, responsible for series of devastating attacks against commercial and government organizations around the world. In August 2016, a cyberattack on South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense infected around 3,000 hosts. The Defense Agency reported (Korean) the incident publically in December 2016, admitting that some confidential information could have been exposed. Six months later, at least 60 ATMs in South Korea, managed by a single local vendor, were compromised with malware. The incident was reported (Korean) by the Financial Security Institute and, according to the Financial Supervisory Service, resulted in the theft of the details of 2,500 financial cards and the illegal withdrawal in Taiwan of approximately 2,500 USD from these accounts. Kaspersky Lab researched the malware used in the ATM incident and discovered that the machines were attacked with the same malicious code used to hit the Korean Ministry of National Defense in August 2016. Exploring the connection between these attacks and earlier hacks, Kaspersky Lab has found similarities with the DarkSeoul malicious operations, and others, which are attributed to the Lazarus hacking group. The commonalities include, among other things, the use of the same decryption routines and obfuscation techniques, overlap in command and control infrastructure, and similarities in code. Lazarus is an active cybercriminal group believed to be behind a number of massive and devastating cyberattacks worldwide including the Sony Pictures hack in 2014 and the $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist last year. “While neither the military nor the ATM attacks were huge and damaging, they are evidence of a worrying trend. South Korea has been the target of cyberespionage attacks since at least 2013, but this is the first time that its ATMs have been targeted purely for financial gain. If the connections we found are accurate, this is yet another example of the Lazarus group turning its attention and considerable malicious arsenal to profiteering. Banks and other financial institutions need to fortify their defenses before it’s too late,” says Seongsu Park, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). In order to reduce risk, Kaspersky Lab recommends implementing the following security measures: Introduce an enterprise-wide fraud prevention strategy with special sections on ATM and internet banking security. Logical security, physical security of ATMs and fraud prevention measures should be addressed altogether as attacks are becoming more complex. Ensure you have a comprehensive, multi-layered security solution in place. For financial organizations, we recommend using specialized solutions with Default Deny and File Integrity Monitor capabilities such as Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security. These solutions can detect any suspicious activity within the payment devices infrastructure. We also recommend implementing network segmentation for ATM or POS devices. Conduct annual security audits and penetration tests. It is better to let professionals find vulnerabilities than to wait for them to be found by cybercriminals. Consider investing in threat intelligence so that you can understand the rapidly evolving and emerging threat landscape and can help your organization and customers to prepare. Find out more at intelreports@kaspersky.com. Train your employees so they can better spot suspicious emails that could be the first stage of an attack. [...]



Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.10 Won't Start After Windows Updates on Windows 10 (Jul 2017)

2017-07-24T15:04:04.313+08:00

Windows updates installed on 22-Jul-2017 on Windows 10 64-bit:
  • 2017-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4025342)
  • 2017-07 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4025376)
  • 2017-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4022725)
  • 2017-06 Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4022405)

After that, VirtualBox version 5.1.10 won't startup.




The VirtualBox was installed on 19-Dec-2016:



Installed version 5.1.24 solved the problem. Proceed to Oracle VirtualBox download site.
 








Thermaltake Sponsors CyberMods 24hrs at COMPUTEX 2017

2017-07-23T16:27:49.669+08:00

July 13th, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan : Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY brand and the number one choice for PC modders worldwide, is thrilled to announce the successful partnership with CyberMedia during the CyberMods 24hrs, the most exciting and monumental modding competition held during COMPUTEX 2017. During the event, Thermaltake was a premium sponsor of high-end PC DIY hardware including Core P3 Open-Frame ATX Wall-Mount Chassis, Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Gold Fully Modular Power Supply and liquid cooling components. The contestants were required to craft a special build themed around Sci-Fi, video games or movies all in a total of 24hrs by using the above mentioned products. “We always seek for a chance to build a stronger relationship with the PC modding community and in turn better understand our customers’ needs,” said Kenny Lin, President and CEO of Thermaltake. “It’s our great honor to join this sponsorship and provide the CyberMods 24hrs modding event with cutting-edge Thermaltake products. Our high-performance products, together with the excellent modders from Australia, China, Philippines, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States, are a winning combination.” The CyberMods 24hrs modding event concluded to much successful. The list of winners of the event is also announced. Team Thailand won the first place, followed by Team Philippines and Team UK. Thermaltake would like to congratulate the top three winners and thank all the modders who participated in the event. Everyone did a fantastic job! Thermaltake Sponsored Product Highlights Thermaltake Core P3 Open-Frame ATX Wall-Mount Chassis The Core P3 is built from the ground up to make even the most advanced PC customization and modification effortless and hassle free, making it a dream to build with. The open frame design is protected with a clear acrylic panel – behind which sits the chassis frame, with supports the latest PC hardware, AIO and DIY liquid cooling solutions. Specially designed dual GPU and PSU layouts, plus a 3-way stand placement (wall mountable, horizontal laying and vertical standing) allow users to position the chassis any orientation – and appreciate their artwork build. Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Gold Fully Modular Power Supply The fully modular Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Gold comes with a patented 256-color Riing 14 RGB fan that has 5 lighting modes to choose from and built-in memory. Additionally, the Toughpower Grand RGB 850W Gold features 80 PLUS Gold certification, and adopts high quality components that guarantee it can always accommodate any mainstream build under any circumstance. Thermaltake Liquid Cooling Solution Thermaltake liquid cooling solution has always adhered to Thermaltake’s core mission to bring the perfect user experience by providing a wide range of high-end products, including reservoirs, pumps, radiators, water blocks, fittings, tubing, coolants, LCS kits, and All-In-One liquid coolers, for every PC enthusiast. All the components are manufactured with Thermaltake’s highest quality standards that not only guarantee exceptional performance, unrivalled reliability, but also deliver styling for enthusiasts to build up aesthetically-superior water-cooled systems. Meet the Winners 1st Place Team Thailand: Chaipoj Khaowasut and Peerakij Rungthongkhamkul are the top excellent modders from Thailand. Chaipoj is also participating in the 2017 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 1. Their marvelous creation “Horizon Zero Dawn” is a video gaming themed Core P3 mod. The liquid cooling components they used for the project are included the Pacific R360 Radiator, Pacific R15 Reservoir, Pacific P1 Black D5 Pump, Pacific W2 CPU Water Block, TT Premium Concentrate Series and Riing Plus 12 RGB Radiator Fan. 2nd Place Team Philippines: Don Jeric Madrid and Michael John Lanaza Lacerna are full-time modders from Philippines. They demonstrated their awesome modding skill,[...]



IT News Week 3 Jul 2017

2017-07-23T16:53:42.160+08:00

For IT News Week 2 Jul 2017. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Jul 20, 2017 - Hitachi Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays PR - Jul 20, 2017 - Highlights from Lenovo TechWorld Innovation Summit PR - Jul 19, 2017 - OutSystems Expands Asia Pacific Footprint with Expansion into Australia PR - Jul 19, 2017 - Milestone Systems takes the lead as No. 1 VMS Provider in APAC PR - Jul 19, 2017 - mTouche eyeing US$2.69B Digital Media Advertising in Southeast Asia plus Hong Kong market PR - Jul 18, 2017 - Strategic alliance between Animamundi Studio and China Film Animation Industry will catalyse Malaysian animation and visual effects industry PR - Jul 17, 2017 - AIMS Now Offers Network Service for AWS Direct Connect PR - Jul 17, 2017 - Standard Chartered shakes things up with mobile gamification PR - Jul 17, 2017 - Google’s “Performance Honors” celebrates local agency heroes in Malaysia for creative and impactful work in Search ad campaigns PR - Jul 13, 2017 - U Mobile's Scheduled System Upgrades and Maintenance this July and August PR - Jul 10, 2017 - Genesys Awarded Customer Contact Platform Vendor of the Year by Frost and Sullivan Quann - Jul 4, 2017 - Malaysian companies are unprepared for cyber attacks PR - Jul 20, 2017 - Hitachi Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays HDS has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays for the first time. Hitachi believes its significant growth and enhancements to its all-flash Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F Series product line resulted in the company improving its position, moving it from the Challengers Quadrant to the Leaders Quadrant. According to Gartner: “Vendors in the Leaders Quadrant have the highest scores for their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. A vendor in the Leaders Quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and thought leaders; and they have well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies. In addition, they have a presence in all four major geographical regions, consistent financial performance and broad platform support.” Ryuichi Otsuki, CEO, HDS“Hitachi takes pride in bringing continuous breakthroughs to market that help our customers to be as competitive as possible in the digital age,” said Ryuichi Otsuki, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems. “We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in the solid-state array industry and we will continue to challenge industry standards, while positioning our customers to succeed.” PR - Jul 20, 2017 - Highlights from Lenovo TechWorld Innovation Summit At the 3rd annual Lenovo TechWorld Innovation Summit in Shanghai where Yuanqing Yang, CEO of Lenovo shared some exciting announcements about the Yoga Book and How Lenovo Sees a World Powered by AI. 1.) Launch of two new colours for Yoga Book with Windows Yoga Book with Windows® is rolling out with two brand new colors! You’ll see the new Yoga Book in Ruby Red and Pearl White hit the shelves in September of this year.* Pricing for the Yoga Book starts at US$499 (MSRP) for the Android version and US$549 (MSRP) for the Windows version.* Pricing and availability may vary from country to country. 2.) How Lenovo sees a world powered by AI Lenovo shared their vision for the future of AI and showing how concept devices enabled for AI can make life better. Some concept products we are most proud of include – CAVA (Context Aware Virtual Assistant) - a new kind of virtual assistant. It uses deep learning-based face recognition systems and natural language understanding technologies to manage calendar events and remind you based on your habits. daystAR is an opt[...]



Facebook takes next steps to addressing link preview modification and combat fake news

2017-07-20T08:28:33.726+08:00

Jul 18, 2017:

As part of Facebook’s continuing efforts to stop the spread of misinformation and false news on its platform, starting today non-publisher Pages will no longer be able to overwrite link metadata (i.e. headline, description, image) in the Graph API or in Page composer.

This will help eliminate a channel that has been abused to post false news, following the announcement of the removal of the ability to customize link metadata during an update last month. Impacted Pages can still program and preview how their link attachments will appear on Facebook using Open Graph tags and the Sharing Debugger.

Facebook also released a solution to support publishers who rely on overwriting link preview metadata to customize how their content appears to audiences on Facebook. A tab was introduced in Page Publishing Tools for publishers to indicate link ownership and continue editing how their own links appear on Facebook.


The feature will be rolled out first to publishers, including news, sports and entertainment Pages, because many of these Page types modify links to their own articles at scale. Pages that abuse the ability to modify their own links in any way (for example, misrepresenting link content, spamming people with posts that do not meet our Community Standards) will lose access to this tool to overwrite metadata for link previews.

“This tool is another step we’re taking to limit the spread of false news on Facebook,” said Alex Hardiman, Product Manager of News at Facebook. “We’re committed to supporting publisher workflows, while limiting malicious misrepresentations of underlying link content. As always, we recommend publishers follow our publisher principles as basic guideposts to reach their audience on Facebook.”

“Over the next few months we will learn how this content customization tool works for publishers and improves the quality of information on Facebook, and we’ll iterate based on feedback,” he added.

For more information, please visit the Facebook Help Center.



Screenshots Jun 2017

2017-07-18T15:00:07.772+08:00

Refer to Screenshots Jun 2017.1.) Citibank advises to manually enter the URL as a safe approach to counter security compromise pertaining to phishing sites - your bookmark could be compromised without your knowledge.2.) Discounts and more discounts3.) Google Talk will be replaced with Google Hangout on Jun 26, 2017.4.) Hong Leong Bank (HLB) Collects Email Address via ATMEnter your email at ATM machineConfirmation receipt5.) The 1 Utama Shopping Center's Onecard Top-up System is quite well done.[...]



KLCC Runners Source Funds from Crowdfunding PeopleGiving

2017-07-14T10:34:39.486+08:00

Jul 15, 2017:

KLCC Runners Group, Malaysia’s biggest running community, today announced a partnership with PeopleGiving, the crowdfunding platform that hosts fundraising campaigns for charity partners across Malaysia.

The working partnership will promote running events that allow participants to nominate a charity of their choice to benefit from the profit of ticket sales. This will include an online Virtual Run series (organised runs in a virtual program), and will also extend to major events on the running calendar and campaigns across social media channels to build awareness of programs and innovative new ways that the public can give to charity.

The first event, a charity walkathon, is planned on Sunday 13th August in Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur. ‘Walk2Inspire' will offer participants the opportunity to walk with nominated individuals and survivors, and to hear about their journey and experiences.




KLCC Runners group founder Matthew Barsing commented, ‘This is a unique partnership that brings together our shared goal of empowering individuals to help transform people’s lives.

We will be developing innovative ways to raise money for great causes, and best of all, make it a real fun experience.”

“This partnership will see a revolution of non-profit and active community groups coming together as a team to do good and give back. Charity will never be the same again.” commented PG President Teoh Chie Lean.

KLCC Runners Group have become high profile within the KL running community and beyond with busy social media pages and an ever growing presence on the running scene. And together with PeopleGiving, they promise to make fundraising a lot more exciting in the future!



Kaspersky Lab Researcher Creates Free Software Tool for Collecting Remote Evidence After Cyber-Attacks

2017-07-12T07:43:01.851+08:00

Jul 7, 2017:

To overcome the need for investigators to travel far and wide to gather evidence from infected computers after a cyberattack, a Kaspersky Lab expert has developed a simple tool that can remotely collect vital data without risk of its contamination or loss. Named BitScout, the tool can build a swiss-army knife for the remote forensic investigation of live systems and has been made freely available for all investigators to use.



Vitaly Kamluk, Director of Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team in Asia Pacific (APAC) has created an open-source digital tool that can remotely collect key forensic materials, acquire full disk images via the network or locally attached storage, or simply remotely assist in malware incident handling. Evidence data can be viewed and analyzed remotely or locally while the source data storage remains intact through reliable container-based isolation.

The list of BitScout features includes:
  • Disk image acquisition even with un-trained staff
  • Training people on the go (shared view-only terminal session)
  • Transferring complex pieces of data to your lab for deeper inspection
  • Remote Yara or AV scanning of offline systems (essential against rootkits)
  • Search and view registry keys (autoruns, services, plugged USB devices)
  • Remote file carving (recovering deleted files)
  • Remediation of the remote system if access is authorized by the owner
  • Remote scanning of other network nodes (useful for remote incident response)
The tool is freely available at the GitHub code repository: https://github.com/vitaly-kamluk/bitscout



Global Software Quality Assurance Experts to Congregate in Kuala Lumpur

2017-07-11T08:30:00.237+08:00

Jul 6, 2017 -

The 10th edition of Asia’s premier annual event in the field of software testing, SOFTEC Asia, will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 1 to 3 August 2017. Featuring the theme “Testing as a Service” (TaaS), SOFTEC Asia 2017 will be focusing on key services-related elements of software testing including people, process and technology.

At SOFTEC Asia 2017, 16 international experts will share their experiences and impart their knowledge in various fields related to Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and software testing sessions, covering technical, management and business aspects of the subjects. Collectively, the speakers will helm over 50 keynote, concurrent and tutorial sessions over the three days.

MSTB President Puan Mastura Abu Samah said TaaS is rapidly gaining popularity as a delivery model for outsourced testing services. This is in direct relation to customers’ demand for faster provisioning of testing services reduced unit costs.



“With flexibility and scalability in pricing – pay-per-use structure, TaaS is certainly appealing. In addition, TaaS removes customers’ need for capital expenditure on testing resources and thus, enable better budgeting and cost estimations,” she said.

According to Technavio’s Global Software Testing Services Market 2014-2018 report, the Global TaaS market was valued at US$703.03 million in 2013 and was expected to reach US$2,894.05 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 32.71 percent. In comparison, the same report projected an 11.15 percent CAGR for the global software testing services over the same period.

Pn. Mastura further explained that not all types of testing services can be delivered effectively through TaaS model. “Providers of TaaS must first establish their testing capability and competent testing teams as well as have the right methodology, supported by sufficient testing infrastructure for testing tools, applications and automation.”

“At SOFTEC Asia 2017, we will look at key elements of TaaS covering the People, Process and Technology; as well as zoom in into relevant issues related to TaaS from technology and business points of view,” she concluded. ​ SOFTEC Asia 2017 will also feature an enlarged exhibition area to cater for the growing domestic demand for software testing services. Software testing solutions providers are encouraged to showcase their capabilities and expertise by securing the available booths at the exhibition area.

Conference tickets at Softec Asia 2017 are HRDF (Human Resources Development Fund) claimable.




IT News Week 2 Jul 2017

2017-07-15T07:40:54.028+08:00

For IT News Week 5 Jun 2017. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Jul 12, 2017 - iPay88 Targets the Global Market PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Motorola Mobility announces Moto Z2 Play with Moto Mods PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Kaspersky : Businesses hungry for ransomware protection PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Impressive new software update for the HUAWEI P10 and P10 Plus with its “Moving picture” feature PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Thailand powers up with Milestone’s video surveillance solutions to ensure efficient environmental operations and management PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Asus : Go Beyond Reality with ZenFone AR PR - Jul 4, 2017 - SoftBank Group’s Soaring Ambitions PR - Jul 4, 2017 - Oracle Study: Cloud infrastructure reality is outperforming perception in Malaysia PR - Jul 4, 2017 - Ruckus Brings Affordable, High-Performance Wi-Fi to the Hospitality Market PR - Jul 4, 2017 - NSS Labs Releases Next-Generation Firewall Group Test Report - Sophos Rated Among the Highest Performing PR - Jul 3, 2017 - HUAWEI Y7 Prime Debuts BIG 7th July at Only RM999 PR - Jul 12, 2017 - iPay88 Targets the Global Market iPay88 Sdn Bhd, an NTT Data company, a fully homegrown Malaysian payment gateway provider is targeting the global e-commerce market while it continues to expand in SEA. iPay88's first international footprint was set in Indonesia in 2006, followed by the Philippines in 2014. Today, iPay88 is one of the leading payment gateway providers in Indonesia as well as the Philippines. Market expansion to a region as diverse as ASEAN and Asia Pacific is not easy as each country's online payment environment is unique and business environment varies. Chan Kok Long, Co-Founder, iPay88“Apart from our strong presence in Southeast Asia, we have since expanded our footprint to other parts of Asia including Hong Kong and Bangladesh,” says Co-Founder and Executive Director Chan Kok Long. PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Motorola Mobility announces Moto Z2 Play with Moto Mods Features of Moto Z2 Play with Moto Mods. TurboPower charging with up to 30-hour battery 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage Fingerprint reader with touch navigation Octa-core processor Transforms with moto mods - snap on a moto mod to transform your phone into a a 70-inch projector, stereo boombox, 10x optical zoom camera and more Ultra-slim aluminum unibody Brilliant 5.5 inch full HD super AMOLED display 12mp camera with dual autofocus pixels and twist to capture Availability and Pricing The all new Moto Z2 Play is now available for sale at all authorised Lenovo Mobile dealers and retail outlets. It is available in two colour variants - Lunar Gray and Fine Gold; and retails at RM1,999. The first 1,000 customers who purchase the new Moto Z2 Play phone with authorised dealers and retail outlets will receive a special, exclusive gift box (Carbon Fiber Style Cap, Moto Z2 Play Metal Phone Frame, Motorola Selfie Stick and Nano Liquid Film) worth RM299. While stocks last. Catch the Motorola Cars! Between 7 to 12 July 2017, customers in Klang Valley can keep a lookout for the Motorola cars and stand a chance to win a new Moto Z2 Play worth RM1,999 and daily prizes! For more information on contest mechanics, cars’ route and details, follow www.fb.com/MotoMsia. Specifications in detail. PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Kaspersky : Businesses hungry for ransomware protection The recent WannaCry and ExPetr epidemics have proven to many businesses the crippling impact of having their files held at ransom by cybercriminals. An astounding 200,000 systems were affected by the WannaCry attack in 150 countries in May, grinding businesses to a halt and incurring staggering costs as companies fought to solve the issue and get back up and running. Awareness of the severity of ransomware is rising, and against this back[...]



Autonomous Driving on the BMW Group Way

2017-07-09T08:52:41.388+08:00

As a software developer aiming to make my marks in the global market, appreciating future technology trends is key to staying afloat; failing, I would have long drown myself in the sea of development issues, limitations and technology deprecation - I would have left the industry long ago. Thus, we are here to explore one such future trend - the autonomous driving of consumer vehicles - the facts presented here are based on a press release from BMW group. Background: As early as 2006, autonomous driving technology has been deployed onto BMW 3 Series and tests were conducted by it lapping the circuit at Hockenheim (Germany) - by 2011, road tests on the A9 motorway between Munich and Nuremberg were conducted. By 2014, 360° environmental sensing technology deployment enabled prototypes the ability to avoid accidents. Recently, at 2016 CES, BMW group presented the Automated Gesture Control Parking in the BMW i3. Concepts: The idea of autonomous driving is a noble one - to greatly reduce the probability of road accidents. It is both opportunistic whilst ideally challenging - opportunistic because it presents great business values to the automotive industry; ideal because driving in an anticipatory manner promises almost zero accidents; challenging due to the high technical requirements to achieve such feat. In other words, autonomous driving is the way forward for the automotive industry. As a result, at the end of 2016, around 600 employees at the BMW Group were working on the development of highly automated driving. A new campus in Unterschleißheim near Munich is being constructed. Once completed, there will be over 2,000 employees stationed there working on all the developments required for the next steps down the road to fully automated driving – from the software right through to road testing. The BMW Group deems the ethical question of whether a vehicle should be capable of taking a life and death decision as being of key importance when it comes to society’s acceptance of autonomous driving. According to the press release, the concept of making life and death decision can be summarized as below: In the unlikely event of being faced with such a dilemma, the technology in the first generations of such vehicles will initially only be capable of recognising whether the driving space ahead is “clear and passable” or “not clear” / “not passable” anyway. In a critical situation, vehicles will be designed to immediately brake at full power. If the vehicle detects that the initiated braking maneuver will not suffice to avoid an imminent collision, it will scan for a potential evasive maneuver and, if appropriate, change course to move into a free channel. If no suitable driving space is available for performing such an evasive maneuver, the existing direction of travel is maintained while braking at maximum power so that any collision takes place at the lowest possible speed.It should furthermore be noted that when traveling at the usual speeds in built-up areas (between 30 and 50 km/h [19 – 31 mph]), the maximum distance the vehicle can swerve to one side is 0.5 to 1.5 metres. Technology and Challenges: In order to develop such intelligent decision making, Artificial Intelligent (A.I) is indispensable. A.I is required for:To develop realistic scenarios for simulations and testings To make an intelligent interpretation of the simulations Absent these, autonomous cannot succeed to the next level of intelligence as of today's standard. Amongst the challenges which must be addressed are: I.) A diverse range of real-world data must be collected by a vehicle's on-board sensors in order to facilitate a data-driven development cycle. This results in vast quantities of data that must the[...]



Windows has detected an IP address conflict

2017-07-03T13:45:02.064+08:00



If you are using fixed IP, then high chances are that two PCs were set to the same IP.

However, if you are using dynamic IP, the following describes a scenario for it.

There are two WiFi networks in the environment.

Network-1
Network-2

Workflow:

1.) PC-1 connected to Network-1 and received IP-1
2.) PC-2 connected to Network-2 and received IP-2
3.) Network-1 restarted
4.) PC-2 restarted
5.) PC-1 connected to Network-2 and received IP-3
6.) PC-2 connected to Network-1 and received IP-1
7.) PC-1 disconnected from Network-2 and connected to Network-1 and received IP-1 because it didn't restart itself --> IP conflict detected.

The solution is to disconnect PC-1 from Network-1 and reconnect again.

Note : It is not always true that this happens because someone is trying to hack you by mimicking the IP address of your PC - especially if you are home alone connected to your own routers.



Unable to Download and Install Windows Updates for Windows 8

2017-07-03T08:43:49.754+08:00

Unable to download and install windows updates for Windows 8Common issues :1.) Install windows updates CPU becomes 100% https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3102812/installing-and-searching-for-updates-is-slow-and-high-cpu-usage-occurs2.) Windows 8.1 updates stuck on checking for updates https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-update/windows-81-windows-update-stuck-at-checking-for/c0d42129-7479-44cb-a150-a95ad707ab2b3.) Windows 8.1 searching for updates on this computer hangs https://superuser.com/questions/922261/windows-8-1-stuck-on-checking-for-updatesFor your information, I have tried out some of the tips given by the URLs abovementioned and other tips from forums and blogs to no avail.Eventually I decided to reset the PC.There are two options available.Option 1: PC Settings --> Update and recovery --> Recover --> Refresh Your PC Without Affecting Your Files. Try this first which is hassle free, after the reset completed, try to get Windows updates again.If it doesn't work, proceed to option 2.Option 2: PC Settings --> Update and recovery --> Recover --> Remove everything and reinstall Windows Remember to backup all your files before you proceed !!!This worked for me.After the process completed, proceed to get Windows updates.The status should display info on the last updates downloaded.Moral of the story :Always good to have two partitions in the hard disk; one partition for windows and software and the other for data (backup).[...]



Dimension Data Introduces Machine Learning Technologies to Tour De France

2017-06-30T12:30:06.901+08:00

Jun 29, 2017 :

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), organisers of the Tour de France, and Dimension Data, the Official Technology Partner of the Tour de France, today announced the introduction of machine learning technologies into Dimension Data’s data analytics platform to provide fans with an even deeper levels of insight on the race.



The platform incorporates machine learning and complex algorithms that combine live and historical race data to give cycling fans an unprecedented experience of this year’s event. Fans will benefit from rider profiles to understand more about environments and circumstances in which riders perform best, live speed and the location of individual riders, distance between riders, and composition of groups within the race.



As part of a new pilot this year, A.S.O. and Dimension Data are exploring the role of predictive analytics technologies to assess the likelihood of various race scenarios, such as whether the peloton will catch the breakaway riders at certain stages of the race. This year, the solution will create and analyse over 3 billion data points during the 21 stages of the Tour, a significant increase from last year’s 128 million data points.



Western Digital Announces Industry's First 96-Layer 3D NAND Technology

2017-06-30T09:55:14.387+08:00

Jun 29, 2017 -

Western Digital Corp., a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced that it has successfully developed its next-generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS4, with 96 layers of vertical storage capability. Sampling to OEM customers is expected to commence in the second half of calendar year 2017 and initial production output is expected in calendar year 2018. BiCS4, which was developed jointly with Western Digital's technology and manufacturing partner Toshiba Corporation, will be initially deployed in a 256-gigabit chip and will subsequently ship in a range of capacities, including a terabit on a single chip.




“Our successful development of the industry’s first 96-layer 3D NAND technology demonstrates Western Digital’s continued leadership in NAND flash and solid execution to our technology roadmap,” said Dr. Siva Sivaram, executive vice president of memory technology at Western Digital. “BiCS4 will be available in 3-bits-per-cell and 4-bits-per-cell architectures, and it contains technology and manufacturing innovations to provide the highest 3D NAND storage capacity, performance and reliability at an attractive cost for our customers. Western Digital’s 3D NAND portfolio is designed to address the full range of end markets spanning consumer, mobile, computing and data center.”

The company also highlighted strong ongoing operations at its joint venture manufacturing facilities in Japan. In particular, the company reiterated its expectation that in calendar year 2017, the output mix of its 64-layer 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, will comprise more than 75 percent of its overall 3D NAND bit supply. The company now believes that, along with its partner Toshiba Corporation, the combined 64-layer 3D NAND bit output of the joint ventures in calendar year 2017 will be higher than any other industry supplier in calendar year 2017.



Notice of Termination of RAN Share Agreement with Maxis

2017-06-29T08:41:27.468+08:00

U Mobile has notified Maxis that it is terminating their RAN share agreement. The termination will be completed by December 2018. Kindly refer to the statement from U Mobile below:

With our growing subscriber base, U Mobile has decided that it will be more appropriate to focus on expanding our own network, especially with the additional spectrum of 2x15MHz of 1800MHz bands and 2x5MHz of 900MHz bands that were awarded by the government last year. The additional 1800MHz was made available on 1 April 2017 whilst the 900MHz will be made available on 1 July 2017. We are currently upgrading our owned networks progressively to support these new spectrum bands so that our customers can enjoy an enhanced network experience when the spectrum bands are turned on and the upgrade is complete.

This notice to terminate the RAN share agreement is not expected to impact our customers’ network experience or our service quality to our customers. We expect to be able to replace the RAN share sites within the stipulated timeline as we continue with our planned network investment program. U Mobile customers can look forward to an enhanced network experience and coverage once the exercise is complete.



80% Of Malaysian Business Leaders Believe they need to be a Digital Business to Succeed

2017-06-28T07:30:17.154+08:00

Jun 21, 2017: Business leaders in Malaysia are showing urgency in embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution, where 80% of them believe that they need to transform to a digital business to enable future growth. These are some of the key findings of the Microsoft Asia Digital Transformation Survey to understand how business leaders are embracing the digital era. Even as majority of business leaders are aware of the urgent need to transform digitally to address the changing business climate, the study found that the transformation journey for most organisations in Malaysia is still at its infancy. While, only 34% of business leaders have a full digital transformation strategy and less than half (47%) are in progress with specific digital transformation initiatives for selected parts of their business. 19% still have very limited or no strategy in place. Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia said: “The Microsoft Asia Digital Transformation Study has shown that business leaders have started to act on the need for digital transformation to address the challenges and opportunities within their organisations. We have learnt that organisations that do not evolve fast enough will be less competitive or even obsolete as they face disruptions in every industry. We urge organisations of all sizes to digitally transform themselves amidst changing demands externally and internally, to stay relevant. At Microsoft, we believe this involves transformation in four key pillars – empowering employees, engaging customers, optimizing operations and transform with new products, services or business models, and data and the cloud are key enablers of these.” The Study shows how business leaders in Malaysia are prioritizing their digital transformation strategies: Fig 1: Prioritization of Digital Transformation pillars among Malaysia’s business leaders today “It was interesting to learn that 88% of business leaders felt that new data insights would lead to new revenue streams. And yet, it is concerning to see that while there is widespread acknowledgement on the need to transform, they are doing so incrementally. With constant pressure from newer, agile and tech savvy players disrupting across industries in Asia, the transformation of products and new revenue models provides the greatest opportunity for organisations to truly lead rather than be disrupted. Leaders need to rethink business models, find new data insights which lead to new revenue streams,” he added. The Microsoft Study was launched in the presence of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Norhizam bin Abdul Kadir, Vice President, Growth Ecosystem Development, MDEC said, “As technology changes the rules of business, it is important to future-proof the Malaysian economy by building a strong digital innovation ecosystem. The digital economy aims to contribute 20% to our GDP by 2020. Malaysian businesses need to jump onto the bandwagon and embrace digital transformation. The ability to unlock value from digital economy is far from being fully exploited thus making now the best time for Malaysia to sprint to the front of the race.” Barriers to Digital Transformation in Malaysia Digital transformation will bring significant benefits for both businesses and employees. According to business leaders in the study, the top barriers to digital transformation are, in order of priority: Leaders need to change the way they interact, communicate and fully grasp the potential of digital transformation has to offer to their organisation. In line wit[...]



IT News Week 5 Jun 2017

2017-06-30T08:23:23.800+08:00

For IT News Week 4 Jun 2017. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Quantum to Highlight Data Management Solutions for Meeting Video Surveillance Storage Challenges at INTERPOL World 2017 PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Ramps Up 10th Anniversary Edition to Catalyse Change in Asia’s Sustainable Buildings Landscape PR - Jun 28, 2017 - LILEE Systems Announces Breakthrough Fog Computing Gateways PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Barracuda Report Reveals Cloud Use Continuing to Grow PR - Jun 24, 2017 - HUAWEI P10 Series the Preferred Device for Malaysian Professional Photographers PR - Jun 24, 2017 - Attackers Try to Sneak a Ztorg Trojan onto Google Play by Wrapping it in Another One PR - Jun 22, 2017 - Lenovo Embraces Personalised Computing Transformation PR - Jun 21, 2017 - OutSystems Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms PR - Jun 16, 2017 - Software AG Acquires Cumulocity and Extends its Internet of Things Technology Leadership in Asia Pacific PR - Jun 16, 2017 - Maybank drives SME digital transformation with expanded payment solutions PR - Jun 16, 2017 - New Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for ATMs and POS Terminals PR - Jun 15, 2017 - Softinn Wins Startup of the Year at WIT Startup Pitch Competition in Tokyo PR - Jun 15, 2017 - Milestone’s Intelligent Solutions helps leading hotel chain provide customers with peace of mind PR - Jun 14, 2017 - Her Majesty The Queen to honour young person from Malaysia with Queen’s Young Leaders Award PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Quantum to Highlight Data Management Solutions for Meeting Video Surveillance Storage Challenges at INTERPOL World 2017 Quantum Corp. today announced that it will highlight its storage and data management solutions at INTERPOL World in Singapore, held on July 4-7, along with the latest additions to its extensive partner ecosystem, including leading video surveillance providers — Arecont Vision, Axis Communications, Genetec, Ipsotek and P2 Wireless. Powered by the company’s award-winning StorNext® software, Quantum will offer multi-tier solutions with a unique combination of high performance, low-cost capacity and quick data accessibility for video surveillance infrastructures. Working with industry front runners such as Axis communications and Milestone Systems, the combination of an easy integration and a StorNext multi-tier storage solution enables security professionals to work within project timelines, without leaving the main VMS application, and provides extremely fast access to long-term retained data. Wayne Arvidson, Vice President, Surveillance and Security Solutions, Quantum, said: “With StorNext data management and our multi-tier storage solutions, we are offering a fresh approach to address the video surveillance storage dilemma, and it is resonating with security professionals. By bringing our heritage of intelligence and military technology to the commercial security industry, Quantum is being increasingly recognized not just for storage solutions but also for technical innovation.” PR - Jun 28, 2017 - Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Ramps Up 10th Anniversary Edition to Catalyse Change in Asia’s Sustainable Buildings Landscape Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building market, is set to welcome international visitors this September. Paving the future for a greener, sustainable living, the event will be held in conjunction with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, a regional HVAC-R, water and energy exhibition[...]



Blackberry Introduces the all-new Blackberry KEYone from TCL Communication

2017-06-26T12:30:04.178+08:00

Jun 15, 2017 :

TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer, has unveiled the all-new BlackBerry KEYone. It represents the first BlackBerry smartphone released by TCL Communication under a new brand licensing agreement signed in December 2016 with BlackBerry Limited.

Tucked into an anodized aluminum frame and soft touch textured back, this new BlackBerry smartphone is built to offer the best in durability while still remaining easy on the eyes. Featuring a 4.5-inch display (1620x1080 resolution / 434 PPI 3:2 aspect ratio) with Corning ® Gorilla® Glass 4 that offers greater impact and scratch resistance, the KEYone combines a touch display with a physical keyboard to give users more useable space for typing than a typical 5.5-inch all-touch smartphone.





Customers are able to pre-book their units online exclusively through Lazada Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my) & 11Street (www.11street.my) from now until 19th June 2017. Online pre-booking customers will get one complementary accessory. For more details on the accessory please visit the respective online stores.

From 20th June onwards, the BlackBerry KEYone will be available through Brightstar Distribution Sdn Bhd authorised retailers for MYR 2,688 (inclusive of GST).



MOLPay CASH expects growth spike during Ramadan

2017-06-26T08:29:04.517+08:00

Jun 23, 2017 :

Southeast Asia’s leading payment gateway MOLPay Sdn Bhd expects a 160% rise in growth for its new convenient cash payment service MOLPay CASH during the Hari Raya season.

The number of transactions per day has jumped to more than 10,000 since its partnership with regional e-commerce player Lazada Group and convenience store chain 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd in May this year.


“Traditional payment is the new e-commerce innovation. A considerable large number of Malaysians still prefer paying by cash over credit cards or online banking. MOLPay CASH provides an alternative payment solution for merchants to broaden their customer base,“ said MOLPay CEO Eng Sheng Guan.

Citing a study by performance marketing technology company Criteo, Eng said the three weeks leading up to Ramadan, and more specifically, the third week of Ramadan represent the biggest opportunity for online retailers. During this period, the study states there was an average of 67 per cent uplift in online retail sales and 14 per cent uplift in online travel sales.



Through its online-to-offline (O2O) method, Raya shoppers can order products from online merchants and pay conveniently at 7-Eleven’s over 2,100 outlets nationwide. No bank account or credit or debit card is needed and the entire process only takes an average of two minutes, he said.

Apart from the Alibaba-backed Lazada, MOLPay expects to sign-on more e-commerce businesses by years-end. MOLPay CASH also serves international brand UNIQLO, travel booking platform Traveloka and online beauty shop Hermo.

“Adopting MOLPay Cash will open wider business opportunities by both established and smaller online players to seize more than half of the market that prefer fraud-free, traditional cash payments. All these online businesses need to do is enable the service and they can start to enjoy noticeable growth in sales every month,” added Eng.



GAMDIAS at COMPUTEX 2017 – Game with Greek god’s power!

2017-06-25T19:22:14.521+08:00

Jun 9, 2017 - Taiwan - GAMDIAS, the leading gaming brand, revealed its latest gaming peripheries and new product line, Achilles RGB gaming chairs at 2017 COMPUTEX TAIPEI. This year's GAMDIAS booth was designed to a Greek style concept to convey the brand story and the spirit of GAMDIAS, the god of gaming. The creative booth design attracted much attention and admiration from worldwide visitors. GAMDIAS this year launched latest optical key switch technology and low-profile keyboards, HERMES P2 and HERMES P3 series. HERMES Optical Switch Keyboards GAMDIAS optical switch keyboard series contains 2 models, HERMES P2 RGB and HERMES M2 7 color. GAMDIAS latest devices are built with cutting edge technology including the latest light reflection technology which makes them stand above all other products in the market which uses the old inferred red line optical switch technology. GAMDIAS optical switches are equipped with the latest light reflection technology with a vertical light beam to work even under a bent PCB and an individual switch can be easily swapped if needed. Traditional mechanical switches suffer performance degradation due to the oxidization and wear of the metal contact points inside; GAMDIAS HERMES P2 RGB and M2 7 Color provide Extreme Keyboard durability made with a spill-resistant surface to offers an extraordinary lifespan, unparalleled speed, accuracy and product longevity. HERMES Low Profile Switch Keyboards GAMDIAS unveiled the innovative low profile keyboards which offer precise keystroke, fast response and accurate actuation for an extreme gaming experience. HERMES P3 RGB offers up to 16.8 million colors with customizable lighting effects and the HERMES M3 is the world’s first 87 keys RGB low-profile keyboard with its slim and compact design. Achilles Gaming Chairs The most exciting news from GAMDIAS booth is that GAMDIAS launched its very first gaming chair series, Achilles P1 and M1 gaming chairs. Achilles P1 and M1 both have 2 designs each, 5 colors and small & large sizes. Achilles P1 is the premium model with 4D adjustable armrest and additional footrest for extra comfy. The noticeable point is, every GAMDIAS gaming chair has RGB backlights which can either connect with PC to customize up to 10 lighting effects or plug with power bank for colorful gaming sessions! GAMDIAS showcased many exciting products and offers more options for gamers at 2017 COMPUTEX TAIPEI and will be available worldwide in July. [...]



Traveloka introduces 0% installment plans with Maybank for flight and hotel bookings

2017-06-25T07:30:11.654+08:00

Jun 13, 2017 :

Traveloka, one of Malaysia’s top travel booking platforms, has launched an exclusive partnership with Maybank that allows Maybank credit card holders to pay for flight and hotel bookings in installments.

Through the Maybank installment plans, Malaysians can now book their travels to dream destinations they had once considered too costly to pay for in one lump sum.

The plans are offered at 0% interest, allowing customers to make their bookings without having to worry about accumulated interest later down the road.

Bookings with a minimum transaction of RM500 are eligible for the 6-month plan, while the 12-month plan is valid for bookings that are at least RM1,000 in total.



The payment option is available across all Traveloka’s platforms, such as its App and desktop and mobile sites.

Traveloka’s Country Manager for Malaysia and Singapore, Halif Hamzah, said there was a demand among travellers for more flexible payment options.

“We often hear people say, ‘I wish I could…’, so with the installment plans, we hope to make it possible for people to fulfill their travel aspirations, as they can travel first, and pay later,” he said.

Halif added that with the upcoming Raya season, there was a large surge of people planning to travel.

“This is a time when Malaysians want to spend time with family, whether it’s back in their kampung or on a trip together.”

“There’s a lot of spending involved during the festive season, but with the installment plans, we would like to help lighten the financial burden and allow our customers to treat themselves to a holiday,” he said.

To spread the festive cheer, Traveloka also has weekly flight and hotel promotions throughout the month, offering attractive prices for those who will be traveling during the Raya season when they input the promo codes.

Traveloka users can browse an extensive selection of flights and hotels across a wide range of domestic and international destinations, featuring some of the best deals in town.

Over 15 million users across Southeast Asia have downloaded the Traveloka App to find great deals and book their travels with just a few taps.

For more information on the 0% Maybank installment plans, visit: https://www.traveloka.com/en-my/promotion/maybank-installment



IT News Week 4 Jun 2017

2017-06-25T11:27:56.383+08:00

For IT News Week 3 Jun 2017. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Jun 23, 2017 - Turn up your Spotify playlist and ‘Beraya’ with WazePR - Jun 23, 2017 - Siemens enhances relationship with user community in Southeast Asia PR - Jun 22 ,2017 - “Big Data with a Big Heart” – Tableau Foundation awards NVPC with grant to drive social impact with data PR - Jun 22, 2017 - Western Digital Unveils Its First WD Portable SSD PR - Jun 22, 2017 - Kaspersky Lab wins triple awards at 2017 Network World Asia Information Management Awards PR - Jun 22, 2017 - Let The Neffos X Series Amplify Your Hari Raya X'perience With More Joy GfK - Jun 22, 2017 - Action cameras, flat panel TVs and wearables were the fastest-growing technology products in the past year PR - Jun 22, 2017 - Hitachi Data Systems Wins Two VMware Innovation Partner of the Year Awards PR - Jun 21, 2017 - Lenovo Celebrates Best-Selling Yoga Family in Malaysia PR - Jun 20, 2017 - AccuWeather Launches New Developer Portal PR - Jun 14, 2017 - Ruckus Expands High-Performance Network Infrastructure Offerings PR - Jun 13, 2017 - Engineering Rookies Bring Home Silver at Robotics Competition in Brazil PR - Jun 9, 2017 - SG - MediaMath Announces New $175 Million Credit Facility, Led By Goldman Sachs PR - Jun 23, 2017 - Turn up your Spotify playlist and ‘Beraya’ with Waze The recent partnership between Waze and Spotify that allows its users to navigate with Waze within Spotify has now just become more interesting! Waze and Spotify have created a special playlist this Raya for users to enjoy and get into the Raya mood from the time they get in the car until they reach their final destination without needing to create their own playlist. This is fantastic news to everyone especially for those who use both Waze and Spotify. With the best directions and playlists in your car – all on the same screen, the commute this Raya is set to get even more enjoyable and hassle free! As safety is a top priority at Waze, some highlights of this feature that incorporate safety measures include:- The ability to start navigating with Waze from within Spotify Access to Spotify playlists from within Waze with ease of changing tracks When the vehicle is at a complete stop, users can easily switch between apps with one tap for an uninterrupted listening experience. PR - Jun 23, 2017 - Siemens enhances relationship with user community in Southeast Asia Siemens, a global technology powerhouse, is bringing the biennial Siemens Process Automation Conference & Exhibition (SPACe) to five countries in Southeast Asia this year. SPACe is an enriching platform that focuses on automation, technology and challenges, as well as drives topics that are shaping Process Industries today. It gathers Siemens' community of users, partners and in-house experts to share and discuss ideas in the industry. Activities include presentation sessions, microfairs, industry workshops, networking sessions and more. SPACe ASEAN Innovation Tour 2017 is themed “Driving the Digital Enterprise in Process Industries of Southeast Asia”, and will cover Vietnam, followed by Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia. The conference session in each of the markets will consist of customized topics based on the specific country’s industry requirements, to cater to the local users. The latest range of Siemens’ innovative technologies that will[...]