MIS Asia — Microsoft recently partnered telco HKT to enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Hong Kong to thrive in the new world of work and be more competitive. According to Microsoft, the new world of work requires businesses, especially SMBs, to be more responsive, embrace mobility and improve security.
Cloud Computing News — The global personal cloud market is expected to top almost $90 billion (£58.5bn) in revenue by 2020, according to the latest forecast by Allied Market Research. The research firm anticipates a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.1% between 2015 and 2020, with growing customer awareness cited as boosting growth and personal cloud for individuals continuing to lead the market.
PR Newswire Europe — PORTLAND, Oregon: According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “World Personal Cloud Market- Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2020,” the world personal cloud market is estimated to garner revenue of $89.9 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 33.1% during 2015-2020. Growing customer awareness is expected to boost the growth of the personal cloud services in future. Personal cloud for individuals, which is the foremost application of these solutions, would continue to lead the market in future. However, the growing demands from the Asia-Pacific region would lead to a major turnaround in the market.
Deccan Herald — Addressing reporters, End-User Computing Asia Pacific and Japan Vice President Sanjay K Deshmukh said, “The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT, which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications, and now deliver a more user and application-centric experience.”
Ageing and limited infrastructure combined with tightened budgets continue to challenge businesses. As such, many have moved on to virtualisation, consolidation, automation and Cloud Computing. Employers are benefitting from the increased efficiency and productivity, from the mobility they now enjoy with BYOD. Everyone’s talking about the Cloud and it’s obvious why. The depreciating Malaysian ringgit, the new fiscal deficit target, sliding oil prices and expectations of US interest rate hike all point to a critical need for increased cost efficiency.
Acer and MediaTek’s cooperation in cloud computing is expected to achieve preliminary results in the first half of 2015 related to wearable devices, according to Acer BYOC business manager Maverick Shih and general manager of MediaTek’s new business development unit JC Hsu. Acer and MediaTek announced a partnership in June 2014 to integrate Acer’s BYOC solution into MediaTek’s Internet of things (IoT) platform LinkIt to help clients develop wearable and IoT applications.
TOKYO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — MobileIron, a leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM), announced that it has appointed Itochu Techno Solutions (CTC) as one of its newest Japanese distributors. CTC will distribute MobileIron’s platform, which enables enterprises to secure and manage mobile apps, content, and devices, and to support both corporate- and personally-owned devices. MobileIron provides true multi-OS capabilities with support for Amazon Fire, Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Samsung KNOX, Windows Phone and Windows Pro/RT.
The Philippine Department of Justice has two approaches to enterprise mobility: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate Owned, Personally-Enabled (COPE). Geronimo Sy (pictured), Assistant Secretary and CIO speaks to FutureGov about why enterprise mobility has become more important and the benefits of these approaches. Cost savings is one of the main reasons for implementing BYOD, says Sy. “This approach cuts device and carrier costs by allowing employees to bring their own device. It reduces the need for company-owned devices.”
Acer’s cloud computer experiencing center will open in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the end of May. The company hopes to use the facility to provide more details on its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) project, according to company chairman Stan Shih, adding that Acer’s recent contracts with international clients to license cloud computing technologies are expected to start contributing revenues in the second quarter with gross margins surpassing 50%.
Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Taiwan’s Acer Inc. will host a press conference on April 29 in New York to roll out a back-to-school lineup of notebook computers, tablets and all-in-one computers, the company’s chairman Stan Shih said Wednesday. The new products, integrated with Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) services, will be demonstrated by Acer Chief Executive Officer Jason Chen and presidents of Acer’s business groups, according to Shih.
Dell had announced the acquisition of SonicWall, an IT network security solutions provider, in 2012. The acquisition helped Dell expand its security and software services portfolio (called Dell’s software group). Dell’s software group is valued at $1.6 billion, globally. According to Amit Singh, Country Head-India, SonicWall BV-India (A Dell Company), features prominently for Dell amongst the Asia-Pacific-Japan region. As cloud computing, bring your own devices (BYOD), mobility and big data, throws up new security challenges, Dell SonicWall is looking at firming its presence.
Nearly two years after an initial unified communications implementation with Microsoft Lync, engineering consultancy firm Beca has realised benefits that it wasn’t counting on. “One of our key objectives was to get closer to our clients. Going from basic telephony to enterprise voice has helped immensely by itself. But the collaboration side in helping us to iterate and be more agile, and align ourselves better has been great benefits. The whole conferencing space has also helped us get closer to our clients,” says Abbie Gunning, NZ ICT manager at Beca.