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Appointment: Messe Berlin IFA 2022 Under New Dual Leadership

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

David Ruetz and Kai Mangelberger are taking over IFA 2022 as the Senior Vice President and Director of IFA 2022 respectively, receiving the batons from incumbents Jens Heithecker and Dirk Koslowski.

Leading the management for IFA 2022: David Ruetz (L) und Kai Mangelberger (R).

Leading the management for IFA 2022: David Ruetz (L) und Kai Mangelberger (R).

One hundred days before IFA 2022 opens its doors, Messe Berlin has appointed David Ruetz (53) and Kai Mangelberger (42) as the new dual heads of IFA 2022.

“I will be able to rely on the expertise of the IFA project team. My colleagues have been familiar with this market for many years and in the past have repeatedly shown that Messe Berlin knows how to do live events. Here in the capital we are offering our international visitors a platform for good business, networking and a good overview of trends,” said David Ruetz, SVP, IFA 2022.

This team replaces the previous IFA leadership of Jens Heithecker and Dirk Koslowski.

As head of ITB Berlin, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show, David Ruetz has broad knowledge of developing successful global B2B projects.

As an experienced international communications expert, he has been in charge of ITB at Messe Berlin since 2002.

In this period he contributed decisively to transforming the trade show into a global brand.

During the pandemic, ITB was successfully able to drive forward digitalisation, and with ITB.com it created a main platform for the global tourism community.

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New Arrival: Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 with Two New Lenses

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

The new EOS R7 (S$2,049) and EOS R10 (S$1,309) are the first to use APS-C sensors in Canon’s EOS R (for revolution) line of mirrorless cameras. Also introduced are two new RF-S lenses for the new cameras. Prices & Availability below.

The two new APS-C mirrorless cameras and lenses from Canon’s EOS R lineup.

The two new APS-C mirrorless cameras and lenses from Canon’s EOS R lineup.

The 32.5-megapixel EOS R7 and 24.2-megapixel EOS R10 are designed for more experienced users who require a fast camera to photograph dynamic subjects such as sports and wildlife.

The high-performance EOS R7 features In-Body Image Stabilization (In-Body IS), weather-sealing, and dual SD card slots, while the EOS R10 is designed for more standard everyday needs, featuring a built-in flash and a smaller form factor.

 

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Canon launches the new cameras and lenses in Singapore. (Left) Edwin TeohHead Of Marketing. (Right) Andrew KohHead of Singapore Operations Group. Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.

Launched alongside the two cameras are the RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM — two new kit lenses for the EOS R7 and EOS R10.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Apeos A3 Colour & Monochrome Multifunction Devices from Fujifilm Business Innovation

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Fujifilm Business Innovation launches scalable print solutions with new Apeos A3 colour and monochrome multifunction devices (MFDs).

The new Apeos A3 colour and monochrome MFDs ship with seamless connectivity and scalable features that support diversified work styles for small and medium-sized offices, aiming to increase work efficiency.

The new Apeos A3 colour and monochrome MFDs from Fujifilm Business Innovation ship with seamless connectivity and scalable features that support diversified work styles for small and medium-sized offices, aiming to increase work efficiency.

Fujifilm Business Innovation Asia Pacific has today announced the launch of its digital A3 colour (Apeos C2060/C2560/C3060) and monochrome (Apeos 2560/3060/3560) multifunction devices.

The newly available ten printers will augment the productivity and work efficiency for Small to Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) with seamless workflows emphasising strong security, space & cost optimisation, and scalable solutions as their businesses grow over time.

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Huawei Launches Mate Xs 2 & Health/Fitness Wearables

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Huawei has launched online the new Mate Xs 2 folding phablet, as well as a slew of health and fitness wearables.

The new Huawei Mate Xs 2 folding phablet has a 7.8-inch True-Chroma foldable display and weighs only 255g.

The new Huawei Mate Xs 2 folding phablet has a 7.8-inch True-Chroma foldable display and weighs only 255g.

The following new products were launched by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group.

  1. Huawei Mate Xs 2
  2. Huawei Watch GT3 Pro
  3. Huawei Watch Fit 2
  4. Huawei Band 7
  5. Huawei Watch D
  6. Huawei S-Tag

A sneak peek of the four health and fitness wearables in the list were showcased to select media earlier this month.

Which of the six gadgets launched today will be available in Singapore?

A slew of new devices from Huawei, from the Mate Xs 2 folding phablet to a range of health/fitness wearables.

A slew of new devices from Huawei, from the Mate Xs 2 folding phablet to a range of health/fitness wearables.

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Opening: Xiaomi’s Eighth Authorised Store at Waterway Point

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Xiaomi has opened its eighth authorised store in Singapore at Waterway Point, with launch promotions of up to 50% off selected AIoT products.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm. Photo credit: Xiaomi Singapore.

In the store, consumers can physically try out Xiaomi’s smartphones and the array of AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) products Xiaomi sells, as well as accompanying accessories.

As part of the store’s launch, a series of special promotions are available from 14 – 16 May 2022, while stocks last.

New Store Launch Promotions

To celebrate the store launch, customers can enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions today as well as over the weekend.

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Event: Lenovo Experiential Day 2022 Showcases End-to-End Solutions

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

The event underscores Lenovo’s maturity from a device-centric manufacturer to adopt a customer-centric strategy that offers end-to-end solutions to fulfill the business and organisational needs of their customers.

Lenovo Experiential Day 2022 is the first in-person showcase in almost two years at JW Marriott Hotel South Beach in Singapore.

Lenovo Experiential Day 2022 is the first in-person showcase in almost two years at JW Marriott Hotel South Beach in Singapore.

The Lenovo Experiential Day 2022 marks the resumption of the company’s flagship event in Singapore, from the hiatus arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with some of the regular attendees of the event, I found that not a few were surprised at the departure from the past device-centric showcase of end-user hardware.

 

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“In many ways, Lenovo Experiential Day 2022 highlights that Lenovo is no longer just a device-centric company, but an end-to-end solutions provider that is helping customers embark on their journey to digital transformation 2.0 in an era filled with increasing challenges but also tremendous opportunities,” said Nigel Lee, General Manager, Lenovo Singapore.

Personally, I am glad Lenovo Singapore is adopting a more customer-centric approach in offering real-world holistic solutions to meet the needs of business and organisations seeking digital transformation through technology.

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New Arrival: Canon Maxify GX5070 Business Inkjet Printer

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

The new Canon Maxify GX5070 (S$599) is a single-function printer and is the smallest inkjet printer in Canon’s Maxify lineup for small businesses and home offices.

Retailing at S$599, the Canon MAXIFY GX5070 is now available at Canon authorized dealers.

Retailing at S$599, the Canon MAXIFY GX5070 is now available at Canon authorized dealers.

This Maxify GX5070 comes with a new refillable ink tank, lower colour printing costs with higher printing speed, as well as improvements in paper handling and networking capabilities to give offices and businesses a boost in productivity.

More details below from the press release.

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Interview: Gigamon President & CEO on Winning the Cybersecurity Cat-and-Mouse Game

Monday, May 9th, 2022

One week into being promoted to the top job of President and CEO of Gigamon, Shane Buckley sat down with tech4tea.com to share his strategy for Gigamon and how Deep Observability can help enterprises turn the table on sophisticated hackers in the cat-and-mouse game that is Cybersecurity.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO of Gigamon.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO of Gigamon.

Cloud adoption has come into its own in recent years, with the COVID-19 pandemic spurring more digital transformation around the world in two years than the preceding 10 years.

“Here in Asia, the growth of hybrid cloud is phenomenal. 73% of organisations in Asia Pacific that were surveyed will deploy hybrid cloud – more than just a multi public cloud solution – because they want to leverage the existing infrastructure and data centres they have; and to enjoy the flexibility, scale, automation, orchestration, that you get from any of these different cloud based technologies, such as Nutanix, VMware and others,” Buckley said.

This growth and move to the cloud is the driver behind the increased challenges of cybersecurity in this era – because of the complexities of operating on hybrid multi cloud IT infrastructure, and the increased sophistication of hackers.

Buckley shares that “one of the biggest lessons from 2021 is that the nature of the threat is continuing to get more sophisticated, with nation state actors, as well as nefarious groups that have become extremely adept at hacking into some of the world’s supposedly most secure networks and infrastructures”.

Enterprises need all the help they can get securing their IT infrastructure and fending off attacks arising from the increased exposure of the cloud environment.

Buckley observes that this battle is like a “cat-and-mouse” game in which – unfortunately – the mouse is winning. His role at Gigamon is to make sure the nefarious actors don’t win, by teaching and equipping companies and organisations with the ability to better provide security for their infrastructure.

“Gigamon is the leader in visibility and analytics for organisations worldwide, we help secure some of the most secure, most complex, most challenging networks on the planet. Our ability to see, control and secure workloads, no matter where they sit in the hybrid, multi cloud is what we’ve delivered through the Gigamon labs,” says Shane Buckley, President and CEO, Gigamon.

Research has shown that in 2021, 68% of all US organisations were hacked, which was up from over 50% in 2020. Many of those cases – some 25-30 percent – are ransomware attacks where organisations have to pay literally billions of dollars to these actors to release data that had been illegally encrypted and beyond use for those organisations.

“In that environment, where the nature of the threat is getting more sophisticated, we companies who actually provide protection for customers, we’ve got to move faster, because the level of sophistication of these people is becoming exponentially higher. We have to make sure that we can respond,” said Buckley.

“We’re in a unique position to provide those customers with the foundational visibility analytics they need to enhance their security posture and ensure they can minimise risk, maximise compliance, and try as much as we can to get the bad actors out,” Buckley added.

More details from the interview below.

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