Author: Digital News Asia

SAP reports double-digit growth in Asia Pacific
SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) recently announced it has delivered its “best-ever” second quarter performance, with growth of 25% year-on-year in Non-IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) software revenue.
New Fortinet security solutions for SMBs, branch offices
Fortinet has announced new FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail hardware platforms designed for small and medium business (SMB) and enterprise branch office customers in need of more scalable device management, security event analysis and email filtering capabilities.
Govt-industry pact on track for biotech skills development
A government-industry collaboration to increase the talent base in the field of biotechnology got off to a successful start. Participants in the Agilent Bio-analytical Industrial Development Program completed their Phase 1 training and received their industry certificates in Biochemical Instrumentation and Lab Practices on Aug 14.
Sime Darby Healthcare launches iPhone app
Sime Darby Healthcare has launched a new mobile phone application that allows users to find and make appointments with its doctors using their iPhones.
Sourcefire's ‘Chalk Talks’ educational cyber-security videos
Sourcefire Inc has announced its Chalk Talks collection of cyber-security videos, which will provide IT practitioners and the general public with deeper knowledge of essential cyber-security topics, initially focusing on malware and network security.
Kaspersky Lab invites contributors to help solve Gauss mystery
Kaspersky Lab has invited anyone with an interest in cryptography, reverse engineering or mathematics to help find the decryption keys and unlock the hidden payload of the recently-discovered Gauss cyber-espionage toolkit.
Mobile phone sales down 2.3% worldwide, smartphone sales up 42.7%
Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end-users was at 419 million units in the second quarter of 2012, a 2.3% decline from the second quarter of 2011, according to Gartner Inc. Smartphone sales accounted for 36.7% of total mobile phone sales and grew 42.7% in the same period.
Cahaya Malaysia, TM’s latest submarine cable, to begin ops Aug 20
TM said that its latest international submarine cable system Cahaya Malaysia, which links Malaysia to Japan, will begin carrying Internet traffic on Aug 20.
Effective Measure appoints country manager for Philippines
Digital media planning solutions and online intelligence provider Effective Measure has appointed Maria Rodriguez Java, a 10-year veteran of the digital media industry, as country managing director for the Philippines.  
Axis opens new offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand
Axis Communications said it has opened new offices in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia to accommodate recent staff growth and strengthen the company’s presence across all three countries.
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