Author: Digital News Asia

McAfee outlines strategy for the future of business security
McAfee has announced a strategy of acquisitions, development and partnerships to build upon its Security Connected framework, in which security products and services work together to safeguard businesses.
Despite ‘overhype,’ market still upbeat on big data vendors
Sentiment surrounding big data vendors remained positive last year, despite skeptics’ suggestions that the subject had been ‘over-hyped’, according to analyst firm Ovum.
MasterCard reports 28% growth in its contactless payment solution
MasterCard has announced record growth of its contactless payments technology, MasterCard PayPass, across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region in 2012, citing a 28% year-on-year (YoY) increase in merchant locations.
Maxis rolls out LTE-powered smartphone offers
Maxis has launched two 4G LTE smartphones: The Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One XL, the first two to be activated on the cellular provider’s 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) network.
Tablet Nation: 800,000+ sold in Malaysia in 2012
The uptrend in tablet adoption saw around 823,000 units of the gadget being snapped up by consumers in Malaysia in 2012, reflecting a whopping growth of 87% or 384,000 units more compared to 2011.
Aware of risks, Malaysians persist with bad online habits: Survey
According to the annual Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI), while 84% of Malaysians face multiple online risks, only 23% say they take proactive steps to help protect themselves and their data.
Shift to Autodesk gives Malaysian manufacturer Combat the edge
Autodesk Inc said that Combat Group, a Malaysia-based manufacturer of automotive and industrial paint systems, has improved its design accuracy and delivered products to market quicker as a result of using Autodesk Product Design Suite and other Autodesk digital prototyping tools.
GHL, Thai Post launch e-payment project, senior citizens to benefit
GHL Systems Berhad announced that its subsidiary GHL (Thailand) Co Ltd was recently appointed to manage an end-to-end mobile solution by Thailand Post Co Ltd.
Catcha’s Patrick Grove in Australia Unlimited’s global achiever list
Catcha Group chairman and CEO Patrick Grove is on the Australia Unlimited: Global Achievers list; only one based in Malaysia
JFDI.Asia selects 8 teams for first accelerator program in 2013
JFDI.Asia has unveiled eight digital start-up business teams set to run its gruelling 100 days idea-to-investment accelerator program. The race begins on Feb 21 at its new purpose-built facility in the island republic.
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