Author: Digital News Asia

Avaya gives data centres the SDN treatment
Avaya has announced its Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) framework, which it said was designed to deliver productivity, agility and time-to-service enhancements to businesses operating highly virtualised data centres.
Enlogic teams up with SJ Malaysia to reduce data centre power consumption
Global intelligent Power Distribution Unit (PDU) manufacturer Enlogic has announced its first OEM (original equipment manufacturing) partnership, with SJ Manufacturing’s Malaysian facility.
More APAC businesses adopting DDoS protection solutions
Concerns on cyber-security in the wake of increasingly high-profile threats and attacks have spurred the distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection market in Asia Pacific, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Finance SSO industry faces talent crunch: ACCA survey
Only 53% of finance and accounting professionals working in Malaysia’s SSO industry are satisfied with their current job, according to a survey conducted by the ACCA and MDeC.
Malaysia Airlines consolidates FB marketing, with help from Rally
Malaysia Airlines has launched a single Facebook page across its 18 key markets and 16 time zones, describing it as “a global push in its social media strategy” that will also focus on localised content.
Avnet and Red Hat in pact to offer OSS to enterprises
Avnet Technology Solutions has signed a distribution agreement in Malaysia with Red Hat Inc to offer open source enterprise solutions locally.
Cloud stoking demand for network security in Asia Pacific: Frost & Sullivan
Virtualisation and the popularity of cloud computing have thrown up numerous challenges for enterprise networks, with threat exposure being one of them. The spurt in security requirements saw the Asia Pacific network security market grow by 5.7% in 2012 year-on-year and 7% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2012.
Android version of Mercedes-Benz app launched
Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia has launched an Android version of its myMBFS app, which allows users to locate the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, contact a customer service representative, determine a monthly payment amount on a vehicle of their choice and see current promotions.
AirAsia Expedia uses Anaplan to consolidate data, boost planning
The joint venture between low-cost carrier AirAsia and online travel agency Expedia, AirAsia Expedia, has used Anaplan's cloud solution to improve its budget forecasting and planning across the region.
APAC smartphone sales up 74%, Microsoft takes No 3 spot globally
Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe exhibited the highest smartphone growth rates of 74.1%, 55.7% and 31.6% respectively, according to Gartner Inc, while Microsoft edged out BlackBerry to take the No 3 spot.
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