Archive for the ‘Business IT’ Category

New Arrival: Epson WorkForce Enterprise AM A4 Inkjet Printers

Friday, April 5th, 2024

The new Epson WorkForce Enterprise AM-C400 and AM-C550 A4 colour multifunction printers will be available for sale in Singapore by May 2024.

The Epson WorkForce Enterprise AM-C400 and AM-C550 colour multifunction printers is a new line of energy-efficient and compact mid-range A4 printers that optimises office layouts without having to compromise on productivity.

The Epson WorkForce Enterprise AM-C400 and AM-C550 colour multifunction printers is a new line of energy-efficient and compact mid-range A4 printers that optimises office layouts without having to compromise on productivity.

The introduction of the new inkjet printer is aligned with Epson’s sustainability commitment and follows the phasing out of its laser printers in Southeast Asia at the end of 2023.

This new range of business inkjet printers aims to provide an equally efficient and affordable alternative to laser printing by incorporating innovative solutions and compact design into the lineup.

With fast print speeds of 40 and 55 pages per minute, even in duplex mode, these new models are the A4 counterparts to their A3 siblings: the Epson WorkForce Enterprise AM-C4000 and AM-C5000 which were introduced in early 2023.

More details below from the press release.

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Toyota Motor Vietnam Chooses Synology for Data Management

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

Toyota Motor Vietnam, one of Vietnam’s largest automobile manufacturers, is partnering with Synology to strengthen its data management infrastructure for its growing data storage and resiliency demands.

Toyota Motor Vietnam is deploying Synology’s data management infrastructure as a comprehensive solution to enhance business resilience and to achieve a 75% savings in data backup costs.

Toyota Motor Vietnam is deploying Synology’s data management infrastructure as a comprehensive solution to enhance business resilience and to achieve a 75% savings in data backup costs.

Toyota Motor Vietnam deployed Synology data management systems to securely store hundreds of terabytes of data that are generated from assembling tens of thousands of vehicles per year.

“Synology’s storage solution has increased our business resilience. Synology is reliable, secure, and provides future-proofing scalability for growing data needs,” said Bui Ta Hoan, IT Division Head at Toyota Motor Vietnam.

Together with Synology’s high availability and remote data protection features, Toyota Motor Vietnam’s IT infrastructure is now more resilient against disruptions.

The impetus for the rollout comes from the growth of production scale at Toyota Motor Vietnam over the years, which resulted in the need for more data storage for operation services and crucial data backups.

To safeguard their data from potential threats like ransomware, natural disasters, and human errors, Toyota Motor Vietnam sought a disaster-recovery solution.

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New Arrival: Epson WorkForce ES-C380W and ES-C320W Scanners

Friday, February 16th, 2024

Epson today launched the WorkForce ES-C380W and ES-C320W A4 document scanners. Both are available for sale in Singapore.

The new Epson WorkForece ES-C380W(left) and ES-C320W A4 document scanners.

The new Epson WorkForece ES-C380W (left) and ES-C320W A4 document scanners.

The Epson Workforce ES-C380W and ES-C320W targets hybrid workers from compact home offices to bustling corporate spaces, and are designed to empower productivity, enhance collaboration and streamline workflows across diverse work settings.

The ES-C380W and ES-C320W are the successors of the DS-360W.

Compared to its predecessor, these new models are able to scan more types of media and feature duplex scanning at speeds up to 30 ppm / 60 ipm.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Dell Announces Four New AI-Driven Headsets

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Dell’s new line up of four intelligent wireless/wired headsets are built from the ground up with the latest AI-driven technology. Prices below.

Dell boasts that these wireless and wired headsets feature noise cancelling performance and long-lasting, comfortable wear for all-day conferencing. From Left: Dell Pro Wireless ANC Headset (WL5024), Dell Pro Wired ANC Headset (WH5024), Dell Wireless Headset (WL3024), Dell Wired Headset (WH3024).

Dell boasts that these wireless and wired headsets feature noise cancelling performance and long-lasting, comfortable wear for all-day conferencing. From Left: Dell Pro Wireless ANC Headset (WL5024), Dell Pro Wired ANC Headset (WH5024), Dell Wireless Headset (WL3024), Dell Wired Headset (WH3024).

All four headsets are now available for purchase.

The two non-ANC models – the Dell Wireless Headset (WL3024) and Dell Wired Headset (WH3024) – are easy to use and targeted at the everyday, no-frills consumer.

The two top-end models – the Dell Pro Wireless ANC Headset (WL5024) and Dell Pro Wired ANC Headset (WH5024) – are equipped with built-in AI-driven noise cancellation microphones that pick up and filter out background noises.

More details below about the two pro models from the press release.

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Tech Focus: Reasons to transform your current software test approach

Monday, October 16th, 2023

In our digital world, software is the engine that drives us forward. Companies can only grow if their software infrastructure allows. Anna McCowan from Keysight Technologies shares what happens when your in-house tools cannot keep up with emerging technologies, software innovation, or your future business goals.

Software testing is an essential part of the software development lifecycle. It ensures that applications are high quality, meet end-user requirements, and are free from defects or bugs.

Software testing is an essential part of the software development lifecycle. It ensures that applications are high quality, meet end-user requirements, and are free from defects or bugs.

Keysight commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey software testing decision-makers at global enterprises to research their current software testing approach and how their approach will impact their future business decisions.

Weighing the pros and cons of in-house testing vs. automated software testing solutions

Many organisations use their resources and expertise to perform software testing in-house.

However, as Forrester found, decision-makers have several compelling reasons to move to a commercial software testing solution from an in-house one.

Commercial software testing

Commercial software testing solutions are designed to help organisations improve the quality of their software and reduce time-to-market.

By leveraging the latest testing tools, methodologies, and best practices, these solutions can help organisations identify defects and bugs earlier in the software development lifecycle.

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AMD to Acquire Open-Source AI Software Expert Nod.ai

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

Nod.ai is set to accelerate deployment of optimised AI solutions on AMD high-performance platforms and bolster AMD open-source software strategy.

“The acquisition of Nod.ai is expected to significantly enhance our ability to provide AI customers with open software that allows them to easily deploy highly performant AI models tuned for AMD hardware. The addition of the talented Nod.ai team accelerates our ability to advance open-source compiler technology and enable portable, high-performance AI solutions across the AMD product portfolio. Nod.ai’s technologies are already widely deployed in the cloud, at the edge and across a broad range of end point devices today,” said Vamsi Boppana, senior vice president, Artificial Intelligence Group at AMD.

“The acquisition of Nod.ai is expected to significantly enhance our ability to provide AI customers with open software that allows them to easily deploy highly performant AI models tuned for AMD hardware. The addition of the talented Nod.ai team accelerates our ability to advance open-source compiler technology and enable portable, high-performance AI solutions across the AMD product portfolio. Nod.ai’s technologies are already widely deployed in the cloud, at the edge and across a broad range of end point devices today,” said Vamsi Boppana, senior vice president, Artificial Intelligence Group at AMD.

AMD today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Nod.ai to expand the company’s open AI software capabilities.

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New Arrival: Canon Launches 2 Maxify Business Printers with MegaTank Rebrand

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Canon ushered in the rebranding of its ink tank printers with the launch of two new business printers from its Maxify product line: Maxify MegaTank GX6570 (S$799) and Maxify MegaTank GX2070 (price TBA).

With a front-access duplex Auto Document Feeder, the Canon Maxify MegaTank GX6570 makes scanning and copying documents easier for small businesses with space limitations and height placement constraints.

With a front-access duplex Auto Document Feeder, the Canon Maxify MegaTank GX6570 makes scanning and copying documents easier for small businesses with space limitations and height placement constraints.

The frontal operation of the Maxify MegaTank GX6570 enables it to be deployed in tight spaces, while the Maxify MegaTank GX2070 is a productivity work printer targeted at home and small workgroup environments.

Canon today announced the rebranding of its Pixma and Maxify ink tank printers into Pixma MegaTank and Maxify MegaTank.

Canon today announced the rebranding of its Pixma and Maxify ink tank printers into Pixma MegaTank and Maxify MegaTank.

The Maxify MegaTank series of business printers boasts low-cost colour printing and water-resistant documents, promising productivity gains through its refillable ink tank system.

The Maxify MegaTank GX6570 has an ID copy feature, allowing both sides of business cards or identification cards to be scanned easily.

The Home Screen on the printer LCD is also customisable with commonly used functions.

The front and rear paper trays has a total paper loading capacity of 350 sheets.

A full set of ink delivers up to 14,000 colour documents and 6,000 greyscale documents.

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Event: Dell Technologies Forum in Singapore

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

The annual Dell Technologies Forum was held in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands – targeted at technology enthusiasts and business leaders looking to drive innovation and growth.

Dell’s flagship conference in Singapore covered emerging trends, cutting-edge technology and featured speakers from government and the industries. Here’s Grainger Wallis delivering the keynote.

Dell’s flagship conference in Singapore covered emerging trends, cutting-edge technology and featured speakers from government and the industries. Here’s Grainger Wallis delivering the keynote.

Andy Sim (Vice President and Managing Director, Singapore, Dell Technologies) delivered the welcome speech while Pang Yee Beng (SVP, South Asia and MD, Malaysia, Dell Technologies) presented Dell’s thought leadership study on the Innovation Index.

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Dell Expands AI Offerings to Accelerate Secure Generative AI Initiatives

Monday, July 31st, 2023

Dell Technologies introduces new offerings to help customers quickly and securely build generative AI (GenAI) models on-premises to accelerate improved outcomes and drive new levels of intelligence.

“Dell’s AI solutions offers enterprises the potential to right-size their GenAI efforts and help streamline operations as customers look to quickly deliver products and services across industry-specific use cases. In the era of intelligent automation, Dell Technologies is meeting organisations wherever they are in their GenAI journey, helping them position themselves for success in an increasingly intelligent and technology-driven world,” said Ashish Nadkarni, group vice president and general manager, worldwide infrastructure and BuyerView research, IDC.

Dell’s AI solutions offers enterprises the potential to right-size their GenAI efforts and help streamline operations as customers look to quickly deliver products and services across industry-specific use cases. In the era of intelligent automation, Dell Technologies is meeting organisations wherever they are in their GenAI journey, helping them position themselves for success in an increasingly intelligent and technology-driven world,” said Ashish Nadkarni, group vice president and general manager, worldwide infrastructure and BuyerView research, IDC.

Dell held a pre-embargo briefing last week prior to the official announcement today.

Here’s a quick summary:

  • Dell Generative AI Solutions include a new suite of Dell products and services, in collaboration with NVIDIA, to help businesses gain real-time insights and enable innovation through intelligence.
  • Dell Validated Design for Generative AI with NVIDIA offers pre-tested and proven Dell infrastructure, software and services to power transformative business outcomes with GenAI.
  • Dell Professional Services help customers with strategy, implementation and scaling to accelerate GenAI adoption.
  • Dell Precision workstations, with expanded NVIDIA GPU configurations, help users accelerate GenAI workloads locally on the device.

More details below from the press release.

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