Author: Digital News Asia

Mobile broadband the biggest opportunity for telcos: Ovum
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 claims 1,500 downloads of its iPhone app
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.
Data center summit to focus on infra, cloud and energy efficiency
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.
The end of passwords, and other IT predictions
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 rolls out Wi-Fi dongle, free trial for ‘Catch-Up’ service
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.
5,000+ opt for smartphone rebate; RM500 price cap removed (Updated)
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 claims first to launch 4G LTE service
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.
More Malaysian SMBs to invest in network security: Fortinet
Cloud and mobile will continue to be high on the list of priorities and SMBs in Asia and Malaysia specifically will continue to adopt network security technologies, according to Fortinet.  
IBM beefs up financing for business partners
IBM announces US$4bil in financing for credit-qualified clients to eliminate many of the cost barriers that businesses face today.
Sophos on track with mobile security management
Sophos has announced that more than one million devices worldwide are now managed by its mobile device management (MDM) solution, Sophos Mobile Control.
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