Author: Digital News Asia

As online shopping trend rises, so do related cyber-threats
The rapid growth of online shopping worldwide, together with the increase in money changing hands in cyberspace especially after the reduction of the Online Interbank GIRO to 10 sen, will attract more cybercriminals to target online shoppers, Trend Micro said.
MMU offers full scholarships in high-tech fields
Multimedia University (MMU) announced that it is offering full scholarships to high-achieving students who want to pursue careers in the high-growth fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or Bioinformatics.
Progress Software moves forward with new aPaaS features
Progress Software Corporation has announced the availability of new data connectivity and application capabilities as part of its Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS).
The economy the greatest worry for Asia Pacific consumers: GfK
According to the latest global survey by GfK, two in every five Asia Pacific consumers are worried about recession and unemployment as well as inflation and high prices, and at the same time, one in three said they are concerned about having enough money to live right and pay the bills.
New version of Sophos’ free Android security app
Sophos has introduced the latest version of its free Android security app, Sophos Mobile Security 3.0, its full-featured mobile security and antivirus application.
Dell unveils new SDN-enabled fabric solutions
Dell has announced new additions to its networking portfolio that it said would help customers accelerate transitions to high-performance converged, virtualised and private cloud environments.
Case study: Education institutions and the cloud
Two education institutions in Malaysia have adopted cloud computing, allowing students and teachers to collaborate and communicate from anywhere, at any time, with Microsoft Office 365.
All proceeds from ‘Zalora Beauty Fix Box’ to go to YWCA Singapore
Zalora will officially launch the ‘Zalora Beauty Fix Box’ on Aug 15, promising that all sales will go to the YWCA’s Youth Centre which was launched in Singapore this year, as well as its new Girls’ Hostel that aims to create a safe haven for disadvantaged youths regardless of race or religion.
ECS Holdings’ Q2 net profit up 11%
Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed ECS Holdings Limited has reported that net profit after tax for the second quarter ended June 30 rose 11% from the corresponding period in the previous year to S$9 million, on the back of 23.5% revenue growth to S$1.02 billion.
Private sector hunkers down, but govt IT budgets rise: Gartner
Despite a continuing drive to lower the cost of IT services, nearly 75% of government IT budgets globally were reported as flat or increasing in 2013, according to the Gartner Executive Programmes 2013 CIO Agenda survey.
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