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ASX-listed iCar Asia Limited, which claims to own Asean’s No 1 network of automotive portals, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire DQBP Sdn Bhd, owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com.
IT spending in the Asia Pacific region is projected to reach US$733 billion in 2013, up 7.1% over 2012, according to research and consultancy company Gartner Inc. Meanwhile, worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2013, a 4.2% increase from 2012 spending of US$3.6 trillion.
Top Glove Corporation Berhad has signed an agreement with technology partners SAP Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Brightree Solutions Sdn Bhd to implement an enterprise-wide IT transformation based on SAP solutions.
Global telecom operator revenues will exceed US$2 trillion in 2012, with 60% going to mobile operators, according to market research firm Ovum.
Sime Darby Healthcare (SDH) iPhone application recorded more than 1,500 downloads and managed to schedule over 90 patient-doctor appointments since it was first launch in August 2012.
The Datacentres Malaysia summit on Jan 16-17 will feature speakers who will focus on IT infrastructure, cloud acceleration and energy efficiency, amongst other issues.
This year will see big data growing up, security taking on a new dimension, and the ‘Internet of Things’ becoming more ubiquitous, IT management solutions provider CA Technologies said in a statement outlining its top five IT predictions for 2013.
Astro said its customers can now access and download their favourite video-on-demand (VOD) programs anytime on their B.yond PVR (personal video recorder) with the newly launched Astro Wi-Fi Dongle, which adds wireless Internet access.
Nearly 5,500 people from ages 21 to 30 had registered for the Youth Communications Package (YCP) which offers an RM200 (US$65) rebate for the purchase of smartphones, as at 7pm on Jan 1, the first day of the offer, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said in a statement. Meanwhile, the Cabinet has agreed to remove the RM500 price cap, The Malaysian Insider reported.
Maxis said that its 4G LTE service, delivered on the first “true” 4G network in Malaysia, is now available in selected parts of the Klang Valley including Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara Utama, Desa Sri Hartamas, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Bandar Sunway and Cyberjaya.