Microsoft

The ‘hidden’ Microsoft comes to the Surface
Last week, Microsoft unveiled two tablets powered by its upcoming Windows 8 OS that largely wowed a skeptical tech audience, throwing the gauntlet not only at Apple and Google, but also at its own OEM partners.
Lync voice deployments double in Asia
The number of enterprise Lync voice deployments more than doubled across the Asia Pacific region in the past 12 months, contributing to a 10-fold increase over three years, Microsoft Corp claimed. The company however did not give specific figures.
Bringing Asean SMEs under the cloud
SME Corp Malaysia is promoting cloud computing as a strategic technology for SMEs in Asean to transform themselves sustainable growth engines for the economies in the region.
Windows 8 upgrade offer, plus special deal for SMBs
Microsoft has announced the availability of the Windows Upgrade Offer for consumers purchasing a new Windows 7 PC, where they have the option to purchase a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of US$14.99. In Malaysia, the company also announced that SMB customers who upgrade to Windows 7 on Open License with Software Assurance will enjoy a 30% discount.
Security on the cloud: Myths dispelled
While many companies are wary of moving to cloud computing, citing security as a main concern, new research by comScore showed that actual users are spending less time and money on managing security, while achieving higher levels of it. A shorter version of this issue was previously published here.
Here’s a surprise: Cloud is more secure, say SMEs
While many companies are wary of moving to cloud computing, citing security as a main concern, new research by comScore showed that actual users are spending less time and money on managing security, while achieving higher levels of it.
Teacher shortage? There’s an app for that
Students from the Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) have developed an application called WizBoard that they believe would help solve the problem of teacher shortage anywhere in the world. They were declared winners of the Malaysian Leg of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student competition.
Jobs, or lack thereof, in the cloud era
The cloud is going to kill off some IT jobs while creating new ones. However this equation is balanced, one thing’s for sure: IT jobs are going to change, and graduates better be prepared for it.
Qualitas ahead of the curve
To the Qualitas Medical Group Sdn Bhd, which operates a chain of 90 clinics around the country, technology has always been part and parcel of healthcare. That relationship is deepening as the Group migrates to the cloud.
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