Posts Tagged ‘cloud’

RedMart chooses Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Oracle ERP Cloud streamlines RedMart’s business processes, reduces IT costs, and improves business agility.

“Large, mid-sized, and start-up companies are turning to Oracle for cloud-based solutions to better manage their resources to improve the efficiency of their operations. We are happy that Redmart has chosen Oracle ERP Cloud. It clearly outlines Redmart’s vision to modernize their finance and procurement processes to propel the company to the next level of growth,” said Neeraj Shaabi, Regional Managing Director for ASEAN and Sage, Oracle.

“Large, mid-sized, and start-up companies are turning to Oracle for cloud-based solutions to better manage their resources to improve the efficiency of their operations. We are happy that Redmart has chosen Oracle ERP Cloud. It clearly outlines Redmart’s vision to modernize their finance and procurement processes to propel the company to the next level of growth,” said Neeraj Shaabi, Regional Managing Director for ASEAN and Sage, Oracle.

RedMart, one of Singapore’s largest online supermarkets, has chosen Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud to fuel the company’s growth.

“We are glad to have achieved the success we have today, but we are still growing and constantly exploring how to further improve our internal operations. Being a startup, business priorities tend to change quickly to respond to the competitive needs of the market. Our systems need to be flexible to match up with our priorities. Technology is at the heart of our business, and we need to constantly strengthen it in order to grow, and we’re glad that Oracle is along that journey with us,” said Jim Boland, Head of Finance, RedMart.

Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud will serve as a key business platform for RedMart’s growth.

RedMart is a successful start-up in Singapore that serves as an e-commerce platform which allows customers to buy groceries and household products, including fresh and frozen food, personal care, health and wellness, baby, and beverage, and pet products online.

Since its launch in 2011, RedMart has grown 10-20% month-over-month and more than doubled each year.

Previously, the legacy ERP system could not scale to the high transaction volume in line with the company’s growth, did not have the capability to produce useful reports, and was not flexible enough for the company’s fast changing business priorities.

RedMart needed to improve system performance and flexibility to enable further expansion of the business.

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New releases of Acronis Backup Solutions for Hybrid Cloud

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

New versions of Acronis Backup Solutions promise easy, complete and affordable data protection for businesses, managed service providers, telcos, hosters, and resellers.

The new releases of Acronis Backup Solutions offer performance and reliability with seamless path to next generation Hybrid Cloud Solutions. Versions 11.7 of Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced are available now. Version 5.0 of Acronis Backup Cloud will be available in March. Pictured here is Steve Goh, Vice President and GM of Sales, APAC & EMM Acronis.

The new releases of Acronis Backup Solutions offer performance and reliability with seamless path to next generation Hybrid Cloud Solutions. Versions 11.7 of Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced are available now. Version 5.0 of Acronis Backup Cloud will be available in March. Pictured here is Steve Goh, Vice President and GM of Sales, APAC & EMM Acronis.

Acronis, a hybrid cloud data protection company, has announced new releases of its Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Advanced solutions, and its Acronis Backup Cloud solution.

“As workloads continue to grow and diversify, businesses need to be looking for ways to simplify their data protection while reducing costs and increasing their agility,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

Ideal for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the new Acronis Backup solutions combine higher performance, quality and reliability with new features that make the buying and upgrade process seamless and easy, including a simple step up to the future Acronis Backup 12 solution.

According to Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), data backup and recovery consistently rank among the top IT priorities for organizations of all sizes, but especially for midsized organizations.

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Christmas shopping guide: Seagate storage solutions

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

For those looking for a pragmatic X’mas gift for the geek in your better half, check out some of these Seagate storage products.

Anti-clockwise from top: Seagate Personal Cloud, Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, Seagate Seven, Seagate Backup Plus 4TB.

Anti-clockwise from top: Seagate Personal Cloud, Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, Seagate Seven, Seagate Backup Plus 4TB.

Whether you want to show your holiday photos at a family dinner, cuddle up to your favorite Christmas movies, or have an Xbox session with friends, Seagate has you covered.

I’ve used a number of Seagate desktop hard disk drives over the years and they have served me well.

With the rapidly expanding storage demands that the average consumer faces, a storage device usually provides much needed reprieve for many facing a storage crunch for their photos, music and video collection.

Below are some of the more interesting gift ideas.

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New arrivals: Norton Security – threat protection subscription

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Norton has streamlined multiple core offerings into one flagship subscription service – Norton Security – offering protection to PCs, Macs, Android smartphones & tablets, iPhones & iPads. Available in Singapore now from S$59 (S$39 after introductory offer).

Norton Security is available as a “Standard” version for 1 device (S$59), and “Premium” versions for 5 (S$99) or 10 (S$129) devices - for one-year subscriptions. Introductory offers now at S$39, S$59 and S$99 respectively.

Norton Security is available as a “Standard” version for 1 device (S$59), and “Premium” versions for 5 devices (S$99) or 10 devices (S$129) – for one-year subscriptions. Introductory offers now at S$39, S$59 and S$99 respectively.

The new service offered by Symantec is an advanced, multi-layered protection solution that promises to help shield consumers from sophisticated and evolving threats across all platforms.

Norton Security also includes secure PC cloud backup to help ensure photos, address books and important files don’t get lost.

According to Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, there were nearly one million new threats released into the wild each day and crypto-ransomware threats increased by more than a 4,000 percent in 2014.

It is increasingly important for consumers to take steps to protect themselves in this highly complex and connected world, no matter what device they are using.

“Today our digital lives are central to the way we connect, interact and transact,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Norton Security promises a seamless, easy-to-use service that takes advantage of Symantec technologies and intelligence to protect consumers from today’s advanced threats.

A New Norton

Norton Security is a single service that protects PCs and Macs, as well as Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads.

Norton Security comes with different tiers of service that are catered to customers’ needs.

Below are some of the key features and protections within Norton Security (from the press release).

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Adobe adds Photoshop Lightroom CC to Creative Cloud Photography

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan – with Photoshop CC and the new Photoshop Lightroom CC – is now available across desktop and mobile for S$13 per month.

All existing Photography and Creative Cloud complete plan members are able to access the new version of Lightroom CC today – at no extra charge.

All existing Photography and Creative Cloud complete plan members are able to access the new version of Lightroom CC today – at no extra charge.

The new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC promises fast performance and new tools to edit, enhance, organise and showcase photos.

With Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC, Adobe Creative Cloud Photography includes mobile capabilities – automatically syncing photos with Lightroom CC on the desktop, while Lightroom on mobile devices lets users access and edit their entire catalog of photos on iPad, iPhone as well as Android smartphones and tablets.

Creative Cloud Photography is making the transition for digital photography from a traditional desktop-based process to a more mobile, connected workflow for digital images.

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Events: Salesforce Essentials in Singapore Marina Bay Sands

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Simon Davies – Vice President for ASEAN, Greater China and Korea, Salesforce – brought the latest updates and insights from one of the leading companies in cloud computing and CRM.

Salesforce Essentials was held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Photo: Andrew Ng.

Salesforce Essentials was held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Photo: Andrew Ng.

Newly launched solutions were also showcased during a Cloud Expo tour, while local Asian customers shared how Salesforce had transformed their business and helped them connect with their customers in new ways.

“It was great to hear some of the latest updates on CRM and their customised “Wealth Management” module. What I found interesting was when Simon Davies briefly chatted about some innovations where Siam Bank used their cloud to bring financial apps direct to the end customers,” recalls Andrew Ng – tech4tea.com – who attended the media briefing.

Talking points included updates, innovations and initiatives from Dreamforce 2014, as well as how Salesforce had grown exponentially to become one of the top 10 fastest growing software companies in the world.

Also discussed were tech trends that Salesforce saw affecting businesses in the future, including the internet of customers, wearables and increased mobility.

The company also shared how Singapore and Asia as a whole was important to Salesforce’s global business, and what Singapore/Asia customers look for in their cloud, social and mobile solutions.

For reference, at the end of this post is the press release for Dreamforce 2014 last month in San Francisco, US.

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VMware expands vCloud Air to new service location in Australia

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The company also announced the general availability of its Hybrid Cloud Service in Japan.

VMware to continue vCloud Air global expansion to new service location in Australia.

VMware to continue vCloud Air global expansion to new service location in Australia.

VMware, a global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced that it will extend VMware vCloud Air (previously VMware vCloud Hybrid Service) to Australia.

“VMware vCloud Air, combined with the VMware vCloud Air Network of service providers makes VMware the largest hybrid cloud network in the Asia Pacific region with more than 40 service locations in Asia,” said Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware.

Complementing the VMware vCloud Air Network of service provider options, the new Australian service location will provide customers with a hybrid cloud option operated by VMware that addresses local compliance and data protection concerns.

The service is expected to be available in Australia in the first half of 2015.

Additionally, the company announced vCloud Air will be generally available in Japan in the coming weeks, after completing a successful beta program that began in July of this year.

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China Huaxin acquires Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The acquisition places Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise on a long term growth trajectory. The acquisition amounted to 202 million Euros in cash proceeds to Alcatel-Lucent.

Matthieu Destot, Vice-President of Sales for Asia Pacific (4th from right); Amit Bathla, Head of Marketing, APAC (first from right); celebrating the birth of their new company - together with their staff in Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

Matthieu Destot, Vice-President of Sales for Asia Pacific (4th from right); Amit Bathla, Head of Marketing, APAC (first from right); celebrating the birth of their new company – together with their staff in Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has announced that it has successfully closed a transaction with China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center (“China Huaxin”) for the divestment of its Enterprise division.

“As a ‘new’ company our core mission is to help companies transform the way people communicate, harnessing capabilities offered by ever smarter devices and new use models. We see success as creating long term value and customer relevancy by delivering business outcome to customers and partners through technology and business innovations,” commented Michel Emelianoff, Chief Executive Officer, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

Following the divestment, Alcatel-Lucent will maintain a minority stake in a newly-formed holding company, incorporated in France.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will also continue to work with Alcatel-Lucent on a privileged business relationship basis.

The transaction will now enable Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to benefit from a strong and recognised investor, providing the means and resources necessary to strengthen its ambition including leadership positions in enterprise communications while accelerating investment in new areas of net growth.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will continue to invest and innovate in the core markets where it is already recognized as an undisputed leader, namely enterprise communications and networking – while exploring new market opportunities in select, high-growth countries, vertical solutions and cloud services.

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Infosys and Hitachi Data Systems expand partnership on infra & data centers

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Infosys and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is expanding their partnership to deliver next-generation infrastructure and data center transformation solutions to enterprises.

Infosys will also establish a center of excellence to co-create ‘pay-per-use’ solutions with HDS.

Infosys will also establish a center of excellence to co-create ‘pay-per-use’ solutions with HDS.

The new solutions will help improve operational efficiencies and facilitate smooth transition of their IT infrastructure to new cloud-based environments.

“Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys have a long history of collaboration. We are pleased to take our relationship to the next level by delivering the latest Hitachi Data Systems ‘Continuous Cloud Infrastructure’ solutions to help our mutual customers, around the world, deploy the most available, automated and agile environment for next-generation data centers and cloud solutions,” said Brian Householder, Chief Operating Officer, Hitachi Data Systems.

Enterprises can then convert a significant share of their capital expenditure, related to infrastructure and data center management, into operational expenditure.

The new data center transformation solutions, developed by Infosys and HDS, are tailored to meet refresh cycles of enterprise data centers.

The two partners will also create reference architectures and solution frameworks to accelerate private cloud deployments.

Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub is a first-of-its-kind solution that helps enterprises build and manage a unified hybrid cloud environment.

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News: Seagate unveils new Cloud and Enterprise Solutions

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The slew of new solutions from Seagate aim to help organisations manage massive data growth.

The slew of new Cloud and Enterprise Solutions from Seagate includes Enterprise Hard Disk Drives, Cloud Systems and Solutions and PCIe Flash Accelerator Cards. Images are from Seagate and are not shown to scale.

The slew of new Cloud and Enterprise Solutions from Seagate includes Enterprise Hard Disk Drives, Cloud Systems and Solutions and PCIe Flash Accelerator Cards. Images are from Seagate and are not shown to scale.

The slew of new Cloud and Enterprise Solutions from Seagate includes:

  • Seagate® ClusterStor™ 9000, the ultimate high-performance system designed for big data customers.
  • Seagate® EVault® Enterprise Backup & Recovery Appliance.
  • New Seagate® Nytro® XP6000 PCIe flash accelerator cards.
  • 8th generation enterprise hard drives for datacenters and cloud service providers.

More details from the press release below.

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