Author: Digital News Asia

IBM’s new network security appliance to manage social media, web browsing risks
To help clients proactively protect against evolving security threats, including those posed by social media sites and malicious websites, IBM has announced a new class of network security appliances that it claimed delivers a more granular view of a company’s security posture and a simplified security management interface.
ACCA comes out with iOS apps for accounting students, pros
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has launched two apps, Student Planner and Research and Insights, to keep its students and professionals organized and informed of key accounting issues.
App stores gaining ground in emerging markets: Ovum
App stores are gaining ground in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, South and Central America and Africa as smartphone penetration increases and users seek a richer experience on their mobile devices, says analyst firm Ovum.
TaxiMonger scraps driver subscription and upfront customer fees
TaxiMonger, after two months of public beta testing and another two months of commercialization, has decided to scrap the monthly subscription fee for drivers as well as the upfront payment customers had to pay for booking a ride, and has also integrated some new features.
Singapore-based email backup start-up does Dallas
Dropmyemail, which launched at Demo Asia 2012, announced it is opening a sales and business development office in Dallas, Texas. Since its launch five months ago, it has garnered 911,000+ signups and purchased US-based cloud backup service OrbitFiles.
Kaspersky in pact with Tech Titan to introduce its first USB solution
Kaspersky Lab has announced a partnership with network security provider Tech Titan Limited to introduce what they said was Kaspersky’s first portable USB antivirus solution, the Tech Titan T-Drive Pro.
Citrix Q2 earnings led by Asia Pacific growth
Citrix says that Asia Pacific continues to lead revenue growth after it achieved US$615 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2012, compared to US$531 million in Q2 of fiscal 2011, representing 16% growth. Asia Pacific revenues hit US$66 million,  a 24% increase  compared to Q2 FY2011, outpacing other regions, with the Americas growing at 11% and EMEA at 21%.
Dell appoints two new senior execs for Malaysia, Singapore
Dell has appointed two senior executives to key sales leadership roles for Malaysia and Singapore. Marketing veteran Chue Chee Wei was named managing director for the company’s Commercial Business Group for Malaysia and Singapore, while Khoo Teng Guan brings 15 years of experience in Dell to his new role as general manager for consumer business in Malaysia.
AIMS rolls out cloud-based caching service
AIMS Group has expanded of its Managed Services portfolio, which currently includes different levels of IT infrastructure and application hosting, with a cloud-model based service known as ‘Caching by AIMS', saying it can shave 50% off local ISPs' international bandwidth costs.
REDtone back in the black
REDtone International Bhd has returned to profitability with a RM1.86 million (US$591,600) profit after tax for the financial ended May 31, 2012, following a RM12.3 million (US$3.9 million) loss after tax in FY11. The profit after tax was mainly driven by significant growth in its data and broadband services, the company said in a statement.
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