Author: Digital News Asia

Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8
Microsoft Corp unveiled its Windows Phone 8 smartphone operating system, and showcased a range of new smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, each with their own differentiated designs, colors and features. Major mobile operators and handset partners across Asia Pacific will start selling Windows Phone 8 in the coming weeks, it said.
New AIMS facility powers up at Cyberjaya
Carrier-neutral data center operator and managed services provider AIMS Group has announced a new 34,500 sq ft state-of-the- art ‘CJ1’ data center located in Cyberjaya, expanding capacity by 92%.
Tencent and NHN are 'credible threats' says Ovum
Independent telecoms analyst firm Ovum has put China’s Tencent and South Korea’s NHN on the radar, as both companies look to expand beyond their home region.
Gartner’s Top 10 strategic tech trends for 2013
Gartner has highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.
HDS unveils converged infrastructure solutions
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation has unveiled converged infrastructure solutions that combine storage, server, networking and software management in fully integrated packages designed for mission-critical workloads.
‘Facebook email’ leads to Blackhole malware attack: Sophos
Sophos is warning Facebook users to be on their guard against unsolicited emails they might receive suggesting that someone has left an offensive comment about them on their wall.
Dr Halimaton to helm Prestariang’s boutique ICT university
Prestariang Education Sdn Bhd (“PESB”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia-listed Prestariang Berhad, has appointed Professor Datuk Dr Halimaton Hamdan as the Vice Chancellor of its boutique university to be set up in Cyberjaya.
Helping organizations tackle big data, social media challenges
IBM has unveiled a new digital marketing system and big data software that it claimed were designed to help organizations gain ‘actionable insights’ on the broadest range of data to transform the way they do business with customers, employees and partners.
Symantec beefs up enterprise mobility
Security solutions provider Symantec Corp has announced new offerings in Malaysia to help businesses accelerate their mobility initiatives and meet the challenges of managing a mobile workforce.  
80% of BYOD use goes unmanaged, says Ovum
The phenomenon has entered the mainstream, but almost 80% of today’s BYOD activity remains inadequately managed by IT departments, leaving businesses not only at risk of data loss but unable to claim they took reasonable preventative measures, says global analyst firm Ovum.
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