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IT News Week 3 Oct 2017

For IT News Week 2 Oct 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Oct 19, 2017 - honor 6A Pro Now Available at an Attractive RM699
  • PR - Oct 19, 2017 - [Pre-order] Huawei Mate 10 with Freebies worth RM999 at 11street
  • PR - Oct 19, 2017 - Kaspersky Lab Names New General Manager for South Asia region
  • PR - Oct 19, 2017 - Commvault Modernizes On-Premises Customer Environments with Powerful Scale-Out Data Protection Infrastructure
  • PR - Oct 19, 2017 - Snoopy Stars in UNIQLO's Second KAWS x PEANUTS UT Collection
  • PR - Oct 19, 2017 - Hitachi Vantara Launches Cloud Enabled Data Recovery Solution; Elevates IT With Always-on Data Availability
  • PR - Oct 17, 2017 - Slurp! Recognized as Winner in Best of Retail and Supply Chain Management Category at MSC Malaysia APICTA 2017 Awards
  • PR - Oct 17, 2017 - PIKOM Budget 2018 : Wish List for ICT Sector
  • PR - Oct 17, 2017 - ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (ZC520KL) Availability | Exclusive Bundle Promo Starting from 20-Oct!
  • PR - Oct 17, 2017 - Say Hello to Android Oreo on Motorola
  • PR - Oct 16, 2017 - AIMS Group: Budget 2018 Wishlist – Data centre Industry
  • PR - Oct 10, 2017 - vivo V7+ officially available on Lazada, Harvey Norman, Senheng and SenQ nationwide

PR - Oct 19, 2017 - honor 6A Pro Now Available at an Attractive RM699

honor, the global leading smartphone e-brand, introduces the youthful honor 6A Pro to Malaysian consumers. Now available in-stores, the honor 6A Pro is fully refined in its 8.22 mm arched curved metal design body and multifunctional fingerprint technology for a seamless user experience.


The device which is fitted with a 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD display, and a Qualcomm 8-core high-speed processor, with 3GB running memory and 32GB storage capacity (expandable up to 128GB with a microSD), promising users an uncompromising performance.

For photography enthusiasts, the honor 6A Pro comes with a 13MP rear camera which supports phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) and can focus in just 0.5 seconds, making it ideal for action shots. The 5MP front camera is suited for selfie-takers, equipped with the intelligent screen lighting technology and Beauty Mode 3.0 – making selfies look splendid even in dark environments.

The honor 6A Pro will run on EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat and is available in two colour variants – Grey and Gold at an attractive price of only RM699.

Design/Thickness Metal body, 8.22mm
Camera Rear: 13MP (PDAF)
Front: 5MP
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Fingerprint Multifunctional Fingerprint Identification
Battery 3020mAh
Screen 5-inch, 1280 x 720 HD display
Operating System Android 7.0 + EMUI 5.1
Weight ~150g
Size 143.7*70.95*8.2mm


honor 6A Pro store list.

PR - Oct 19, 2017 - [Pre-order] Huawei Mate 10 with Freebies worth RM999 at 11street

Released just three days ago in Germany, Huawei new flagship Mate 10 is now available for pre-order at 11street online marketplace!

Featuring a Kirin 970 CPU, a 4,000mAh battery, 5.9" HUAWEI FullView Display and dual cameras with f/1.6 lenses, Mate 10 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, expandable with Micro SD memory slot up to 256GB too!

Mate 10 is priced at RM2699 with freebies worth RM999 and free shipping. You can find it at Huawei Mate 10 page on 11street. Customers can download Big Savings coupon to enjoy an additional RM100 discount. To make the deal sweeter, instalments are available up to 36 months.

The pre-order date begins today until 22 October 2017 on a first come first serve basis, and the purchased item will be delivered starting from 28 October 2017.


PR - Oct 19, 2017 - Kaspersky Lab Names New General Manager for South Asia region

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has announced the appointment of Shrenik Bhayani as its new General Manager for the South Asia region covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. He is joining the company's Asia Pacific leadership team effective October 18, 2017.

Shrenik Bhayani

In this role, Shrenik will be responsible for further developing the growth of the company in the South Asian SMB and enterprise markets, capitalizing on the demonstrated capability of Kaspersky Lab’s industrial cybersecurity solutions for the critical vertical sectors.

Shrenik will be based at Kaspersky Lab's South Asia office in Mumbai. Commenting on his new post, he said: "This is one of the best times to be working in the technology space and I'm thrilled to be joining the world's cybersecurity leader. The launch of Kaspersky Lab’s 2018 consumer technology has shown sustained success for the company’s flagship suite. I look forward to see tremendous opportunities ahead for the company as we execute a strong strategy to help protect businesses in critical industrial environments in the entire South Asian region.”

PR - Oct 19, 2017 - Commvault Modernizes On-Premises Customer Environments with Powerful Scale-Out Data Protection Infrastructure

Commvault today announced the launch of two new powerful, cloud-ready data infrastructure offerings – Commvault HyperScaleTM Appliance and Commvault HyperScaleTM Software.

Today, 70 percent of customer data is consumed as a secondary copy, and traditional data storage solutions – designed as scale-up architectures – have brought inefficiencies to enterprises’ demands for rapid growth.

Commvault HyperScale Software integrates storage arrays, hypervisors, applications and cloud provider solutions to support diverse and dynamic environments through a built-in operating environment, virtualization, and storage technologies from Red Hat to provide a robust, enterprise-grade foundation.

For customers looking for an all-in-one solution, the Commvault HyperScale Appliance platform – a pre-designed and built solution – comes with industry-leading technologies that tightly integrate compute, storage, networking, virtualization, backup and recovery, full lifecycle data management and analytics into a single platform across the data center and in the cloud.

Commvault’s HyperScale Software solutions provide the following unique benefits:
  • Agility, resiliency and availability to on-premises data and applications
  • Simple to setup, manage and upgrade
  • Modular scale to grow with the needs of the business; Non-disruptive capacity and performance expansion
  • Built-in resiliency (erasure-coding with no single point of failure)
  • Includes the Commvault Data Platform’s high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, and its simply powerful automation, orchestration and self-service capabilities
  • Streamlined Support from Commvault; Centralized patch management; Active monitoring
  • Better TCO versus legacy scale-up solutions with lower procurement cost & operational overhead
  • Scale out capacity to multi-10s+ petabytes
  • Powerful new scale-out opportunities combined with data management and protection, utilization and movement enable systems consolidation and the elimination of point-product solution silos

PR - Oct 19, 2017 - Snoopy Stars in UNIQLO's Second KAWS x PEANUTS UT Collection

UNIQLO today announces that it will release a second Peanuts collection for the UT (UNIQLO T-shirts) range with New York-based artist KAWS. The worldwide rollout begins on Thursday, November 23. Items will be available for men, women, and kids at all UNIQLO stores and at the uniqlo.com online store.

Women's hoodie Jacket


UT is a key component of UNIQLO's LifeWear range, and fuses fashion with authentic pop culture and art graphics from around the world as a tool for expressing the personality and values of wearers. LifeWear is innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort and made for everyone, everywhere.

KAWS is internationally renowned for his whimsical artistic aesthetic. The first KAWS × PEANUTS collection was a global sensation on its debut in April this year for the unique graphic settings created for Snoopy and his friends. The collection centerpiece is a casually cool Snoopy in an all-black hue.

PR - Oct 19, 2017 - Hitachi Vantara Launches Cloud Enabled Data Recovery Solution; Elevates IT With Always-on Data Availability

Hitachi Vantara announced the latest version of its specialized data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6. This newest version improves data availability – a requirement for transforming an organization into a modern digital enterprise – by supporting always-on service objectives.

HDID v6 unites operational recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery and copy-data management capabilities with business-critical application environments. This release addresses the needs of customers, partners and global system integrators requiring a cloud-enabled data recovery solution.

Customers and cloud providers alike can benefit from outcomes by:
  • Aligning user access capabilities to the business’ organizational structure and responsibilities through granular role-based access controls.
  • Delivering recovery and DR as a service for private cloud through a functional, rich REST API.
  • Simplifying complex business continuity policies through a whiteboard-based, highly scalable user interface.
  • Protecting from ransomware through automation of storage-assisted volume-locking functionality to enable fast, full recovery.

PR - Oct 17, 2017 - Slurp! Recognized as Winner in Best of Retail and Supply Chain Management Category at MSC Malaysia APICTA 2017 Awards

Silentmode Sdn. Bhd.the developer of Slurp! cloud-based point-of-sale system (POS) that specializes in food and beverages (F&B) industry sector has emerged as the winner in the category of Best of Retail and Supply Chain Management of MSC Malaysia APICTA 2017 Awards program. As a winner, Slurp! received a trophy and a certificate. In addition, Slurp! will represent Malaysia at the International APICTA 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh in December. The award was presented during a ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 13 October 2017. MSC Malaysia APICTA 2017 was organized by National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) and an initiative of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Commenting on the award, Reza Razali, CEO and co-founder of Slurp! said, “We are very pleased to have received the award of Best of Retail and Supply Chain Management from the MSC Malaysia APICTA this year. Since our launch in 2014, we’ve successfully overcome many challenges as we tried to introduce a modern way of managing F&B outlets. We certainly appreciate that judges at MSC Malaysia APICTA took notice of our progress too and presented us with this esteemed award. It’s an honor, thank you PIKOM and MDEC.”

Chin Chee Seong, PIKOM Chairman said, “PIKOM congratulates Silentmode for their success. The product is very innovative and we hope that this award will spur them on towards greater success.”

First released in June 2014, Slurp! currently has over 500 F&B outlets as customers in some major cities around the country.

PR - Oct 17, 2017 - PIKOM Budget 2018 : Wish List for ICT Sector

1.) Propagating a Digital Ready Workforce

In developing the next generation of talent to support Malaysia’s digital economy, a greater number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (“STEM”) oriented students are needed. Government should explicitly promote secondary school and tertiary students to embark on STEM stream or courses that are relevant to Industry 4.0.

2.) Withholding Tax on Software

The Finance Act 2017 which treats software as royalty (and therefore subject to withholding tax) has had a detrimental impact on the local software industry. Compounding the issue is uncertainly on the application of withholding tax on software prior to 2017.

3.) Greater Utilisation of ICT in Government

The government needs to be at the forefront of technology adoption. This will position Malaysia as a leader in the digital age.

4.) Making ICT More Affordable for Every Malaysian

Affordable, accessible ICT hardware and software is vital towards creating an educated, informed nation, whose population is not left behind in the new digital era.

PR - Oct 17, 2017 - ZenFone 4 Max (ZC520KL) Availability | Exclusive Bundle Promo Starting from 20-Oct!

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max is a smartphone designed to go the distance and accompany you on all of life’s adventures. Its high capacity 4100mAh battery with advanced power management and dual cameras keeps up with your active lifestyle and is always at the ready to capture extraordinary moments.

Segment ZenFone 4 Max (ZC520KL)
Color Deepsea Black,Sunlight Gold,Rose Pink
SRP (RM) GST Incl. 799
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 Mobile Platform with 64-bit Quad-core Processor
Memory 3GB
Storage 32GB EMMC
Display 5.2-inch HD (1280 by 720) IPS display, Bluelight filter for eye care
2.5D curved glass display for best screen protection
Connectivity DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps; LTE CAT4 (DL/UL): 150/50 Mbps
802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz; WiFi-direct
Bluetooth 4.2
OS Android N 7.0
Camera Rear: Dual Camera 13MP + 5MP
Front: 8MP
Warranty 1 Year Local
USP 1 The most compact dual camera phone with 4100 mAh battery with fast charging



PR - Oct 17, 2017 - Say Hello to Android Oreo on Motorola

Sweet just got even sweeter with the new Android OS update that gives you faster speeds, longer battery life, split-screen capabilities, smart text selection, improved notifications, autofill framework for your trickiest of passwords, and of course, the all new Google Play Protect, helping to ensure none of your apps become compromised.*

We’re happy to confirm Android 8.0 Oreo will be joining our fleet of Motorola smartphones, starting in the coming months.

Below is the full list of our smartphones that will be getting the Android 8.0 Oreo OS upgrade:
  • moto z
  • Moto z Play
  • moto z2 Play
  • moto x4
  • moto g5 Plus
  • moto g5S Plus

Stay tuned for updates on Motorola software upgrades here.

PR - Oct 16, 2017 - AIMS Group: Budget 2018 Wishlist – Data centre Industry

AIMS Group the country’s most interconnected carrier-neutral data centre Group CEO, Chiew Kok Hin, today shares his aspirations for Budget 2018.

In a data rich world where everything is captured, saved and shared, data centres are the digital age manufacturers. The growing demand for data storage globally has opened up borders as global companies look towards Asia to store their data for their Asian customers.

However high operations costs, continues to hinder the growth and lessen the attractiveness of Malaysian data centres. Energy makes up approximately 40 percent of operation costs for a data centre. The current tariff is much higher than in Singapore. This has made us less attractive as the choice for Asia and has led to us losing out on significant collaborations with international brands.

We hope the government will reclassify the data centre industry as a manufacturer to bring down the tariff of power for the industry which will lower the cost of our operations. These savings will be passed on to our customers, making Malaysia more attractive and economically viable option for global investment.

In order for Malaysia to become a World-class Data Centre Hub as per the aspirations under Pemandu’s EPP 3, it is necessary that this reclassification is awarded to the data centre industry. Otherwise we risk losing our attractiveness in the global market looking to store their data in Asia.

PR - Oct 10, 2017 - vivo V7+ officially available on Lazada, Harvey Norman, Senheng and SenQ nationwide

vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand, today unveiled that vivo V7+ is currently available for purchase on Lazada, Harvey Norman, Senheng and SenQ stores nationwide.


To mark the occasion, Senheng customers will be able to own the vivo V7+ with 0% instalment payment plan up to 24 months. Customers will also be offered an exclusive trade-in program in which customers are entitled to RM1800 in rebate. Customers will only have to pay approximately RM62.46 per month to purchase the 24MP Softlight Front Camera smartphone, V7+! PlusOne member are also entitled to a complimentary 1 year extended warranty and receive a vivo branded FIFA backpack worth RM100 and Watsons voucher worth RM10.

Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat with Funtouch OS 3.2
Processor: Octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 450 | 14nm FinFET technology
RAM: 4 GB
Internal Storage: 64 GB; expandable up to 256 GB with a microSD card
Camera: Front 24 MP with soft LED flash | f2.0 aperture
Rear Camera: 16 MP with flash |f2.0 aperture | PDAF
Battery: 3,225 mAh
Dimensions: 155.87 x 75.74 x 7.7 mm


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