Monday, 3 November 2014

SPGnux one of operating system to replace Microsoft's Windows in China 中國國產軟件商思普企業集團替代微軟機遇




China will replace Microsoft Corp’s Windows operating system on government computers with domestic products. 


China will uninstall the Windows operating system from 15% of government computers every year. China’s state-owned enterprises will also stop using Microsoft’s chips, servers and software.


The move follows China’s May decision to ban government use of Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system, out of security concern. By 2020, a “significant” number of Microsoft’s products will be replaced with domestic versions.

One of the potential operating system is SPGnux developed by Yunnan SIBU Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.

The company started invest in R&D of operating system since 2005. The company major product included v2009 SPGnux operating system and SPG Network Server SystemV2009(x86 32)

Yunnan SIBU Investment (Group) Co., Ltd has success in a pre-tender qualification to be shortlisted into government procurement catalog to supply China central government agency in 2012.

As at to date, The company operating system has been used by  among other ,Yunnan, Shandong, Hebei etc 11 province government.

Recently, Tsinghua Tongfang Company Limited order 18,000 operating system from Yunnan SIBU Investment (Group) Co., Ltd to supply PC for China government procurement.

It is estimated that replacement of Window XP  market alone in china will value at 100billion Reminbi (Yuan)

Other company shortlisted on China government procurement list included : Deepin,NeoKylin,NFS China,Ubuntu Kylin, Microsoft (excluding Window 8), Ali Cloud, Longxin Technology
Excerpt and traslated from Wen Wei Po 








中國產軟件商思普企業集團替代微軟機遇


國產操作系統廠商思普企業集團董事長張龍前日在媒體溝通會上表示,多個政府部委機構正在推進操作系統國產化替代工作,由於這些機構具備很強的引領作用,國產操作系統廠商正迎來最好的發展機遇。

思普企業集團總部位於雲南省,2005年起開始投資研發操作系統,也是西南地區唯一一家從事國產操作系統研發的企業。

該公司的產品包括SPGnux桌面操作系統SPGnux網絡服務器操作系統等軟件。2012年,思普企業集團中標進入中央國家機關政府採購中心採購目錄,成為中央國家機關政府採購中心協議供貨商。

截至目前,雲南、甘肅、河北、山東等11個省的部分政府機構在使用思普的操作系統產品,最近清華同方也採購了1.8萬套SPGnux操作系統,用於政府採購的PC產品。

如果政府、央企等部門的電腦總量為一億台,僅僅替換XP操作系統就可能是一個規模達到1000億元人民幣的市場。

有消息稱中央已經要求各部委,以每年15%的比例由國產操作系統替換微軟Windows操作系統。對此有參與該工作的業內人士確認,操作系統國產化替換確實正在推動,範圍不僅局限在中央部委,還涉及央企和地方政府,並且會在2020年有一個比較顯著的階段性成果。換言之,國產化替代方案若能真正出台,國產軟件企業將最受益。

相關替換工作也不僅僅是涉及操作系統,而且會包括服務器、芯片、軟件等其他產品。

據悉,中央政府採購網今年8月發佈集中採購2014年信息類產品協議供貨軟件採購項目中標公告,國產軟件採購比例明顯提高。在此次採購名單中,中標入圍的個人操作系統名單包括DeepinSPGnux中標麒麟(NeoKylin)、中科方德優麒麟、微軟、阿里雲龍鑫等8家。

此前,微軟Windows 8系統因為安全問題而未能入圍政府採購。而政府不再採購Windows 8系統,意味政府、央企等部門將會大量使用國產操作系統,這將給國內廠商帶來前所未有的發展機遇。

资料来自:文匯報











Friday, 3 October 2014

Oil and gas industry reduce cost, enhance PC security via Windows Intune

Omani Oil Services Firm Proactively Manages Field PCs, Reduces Costs Using Cloud Service

Half of Gulf Energy SAOC workers are located outside the company’s Muscat, Oman, headquarters, making it difficult for the IT staff to manage and protect their PCs. Gulf Energy is using the Windows Intune cloud-based PC management service to remotely and proactively manage PCs, reduce support costs, improve productivity, and enhance PC security. With Windows Intune and Microsoft Office 365, Gulf Energy can easily meet the needs of its many field employees.

Business Needs

Gulf Energy SAOC provides oil field services to oil & gas companies operating in Oman. These include well evaluation and optimization, drilling technologies, and well rehabilitation services. Of its 500 employees, 300 are information workers.

About half of the information workers are located in the Muscat headquarters, but the rest are scattered around the region, traveling and working in oil fields with customers. This made it difficult for the IT staff to manage the company’s 250 desktop and laptop computers. “We had a mix of PC hardware and software, no centralized management software, and many manual processes for updating software and remediating problems,” says Saif Al Kindy, IT Manager for Gulf Energy SAOC.

Al Kindy and one other staff member spent most of their days responding reactively to PC problems. They relied solely on Windows Update Services to deploy security updates but had to select and install them PC by PC. Whenever employees needed a new software application or an update to an existing application, Al Kindy and his colleague had to manually install it.

If a PC was infected with malware or had another problem, the employee had to drive into headquarters and hand over their PC for hours or days, during which time they could not work. The IT staff had no way to proactively detect and remediate problems that could disable computers.

Solution

Gulf Energy had already worked with a local member of the Microsoft Partner Network to deploy Microsoft Office 365, the complete Office in the cloud that includes the Microsoft Office desktop applications plus cloud-based business email, videoconferencing, and file sharing. “By subscribing to Office 365, we avoided an approximately OMR200,000 [US$520,000] expense in on-premises infrastructure, and we were able to deliver the latest productivity and communications solutions in weeks instead of months or years,” Al Kindy says.

 
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*With Windows Intune and Office 365, we are able to support our employees wherever they are in the field. Proactive management lets us solve problems and deliver new capabilities dramatically faster.*

Saif Al Kindy
IT Manager, Gulf Energy SAOC

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After this successful venture into the cloud, Gulf Energy asked the solution provider if Microsoft had a cloud solution for PC management. The solution provider responded with Windows Intune, a cloud-based PC and mobile device management solution that provides centralized, automated, cloud-based management of corporate and user-owned client devices. It includes Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for malware defense.


“Other vendors were pushing us to expand our on-premises infrastructure, but we were trying to get out of the hardware management business,” Al Kindy says. “The solution provider had our best interests at heart and helped us move all our PCs under the care of Windows Intune in just a couple of weeks with no downtime.”

With Windows Intune, Gulf Energy has a single dashboard for viewing the health and hardware/software inventory of all its client devices. To apply security updates, Al Kindy simply selects the updates he wants to install and the time of day he wants to install them, and Windows Intune applies them to all devices, no matter where those devices are located. Gulf Energy also uses Windows Intune to notify IT of unauthorized applications that users may have installed.

When employees have problems with computers, Al Kindy and his colleague use Windows Intune to remotely view the individual’s computer, connect to the computer for diagnostic testing, and usually resolve the problem without touching the PC. They are managing 250 desktop and laptop computers with Windows Intune; 85 percent run the Windows 7 Enterprise operating system and 15 percent run the Windows 8.1 Enterprise operating system.



Gulf Energy is taking advantage of the Windows Intune self-service portal to empower employees to enroll their own devices and download needed software. Because Windows Intune is linked to the company’s Active Directory Domain Service, IT can specify which applications each user is authorized to download.

Benefits

By subscribing to Windows Intune, Gulf Energy can proactively manage field PCs, reduce PC support costs, improve employee productivity, and enhance PC security.

Proactively Manage PCs, Reduce PC Support Costs

Instead of reacting to PC problems, Al Kindy and his colleague can manage the company’s 250 desktop and laptop computers in a proactive, centralized manner. “With Windows Intune and Office 365, we are able to support our employees wherever they are in the field,” says Al Kindy. “Proactive management lets us solve problems and deliver new capabilities dramatically faster. As we move forward, we are excited that we will also be able to manage phones and tablets using Windows Intune, without adding infrastructure or even more licenses.”

  Whereas Al Kindy used to spend six hours a day on PC management tasks, he now spends less than two hours a day. This gives him more time to work on IT projects that will benefit the business. Gulf Energy also avoided on-premises hardware and software costs by going with a cloud-based solution. “If our PC management infrastructure was a capital expense, we would have to beg for new funds every three years to refresh that infrastructure,” Al Kindy says. “But because Windows Intune subscriptions are an operational cost, it’s easier to budget.”

Another benefit: Gulf Energy can manage more PCs as the business grows without hiring more IT staff. “The oil and gas business is booming in our region, and IT talent is difficult to find,” Al Kindy says. “The ability to scale our PC base without scaling our IT staff is very valuable.”

Improve Employee Productivity

Non-IT employees are also more productive due to less PC downtime, less time spent waiting for security updates and other software to be installed, and less time spent on support calls. “Employees no longer have day-long interruptions to their work due to PC problems,” Al Kindy says. “By using Windows Intune, we can proactively monitor the health of our PCs and deal with malware and other issues before they cause a PC to fail. Using the Windows Intune self-service portal, employees can download the software they need without waiting on IT.”

Enhance PC Security

Company PCs are better protected using Endpoint Protection, which captures more threats than did the company’s previous antivirus software. In the past, Al Kindy dealt with at least seven malware infections a month; today, he sees two or less a month. “One infected PC can infect our entire network, so this level of protection is very important to us,” he says.












Sunday, 21 September 2014

Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 via Windows Intune to save cost. 通過Windows Intune從Window XP升級到Window 7,節省成本




Some people still prefer to use Window XP despite end of support by Microsoft. But what option you have if you want to upgrade to Window 7 or Window 8?


Moravia IT needed to renew the Windows 7 licenses for its virtual machines, and it wanted to upgrade its physical PCs from Windows XP to Windows 7. The company acquired desktop and virtualized versions of Windows 7 Enterprise included with a subscription to the Windows Intune PC-management service. As a result, Moravia IT kept hardware expenses low and extended the life of its physical PCs.



Organization Profile

Moravia IT is headquartered in the Czech Republic and offers software localization, testing, multilingual publishing, and technical translation services for companies around the world.


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*By adopting Windows Intune, we can continue to simplify our IT infrastructure, keep costs down, and still offer more IT services to our customers.*

Přemysl Vala
CIO, Moravia IT

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In 2011, Through the Microsoft Software Assurance program, Moravia IT had the licensing it needed for its PCs that ran Windows 7, but not for older PCs that still ran the Windows XP operating system. The company needed to acquire new Windows 7 licenses for virtual machines, and it wanted to upgrade its physical PCs.

Solution

In late 2011, Moravia IT began working with a provider of IT services, The IT services provider evaluated the business needs at Moravia IT and proposed that the company adopt Windows Intune—a cloud-based PC-management and security service from Microsoft—and acquire desktop and virtualized versions of Windows 7 Enterprise included with its subscription to Windows Intune.


Because Windows Intune is supported with cloud-computing resources delivered as services over the Internet, Moravia IT adopted the service without having to deploy or manage any new hardware or software. At only slightly higher cost than purchasing the 60 virtual Windows 7 licenses it needed, the company upgraded 40 existing PCs from Windows XP to Windows 7 Enterprise and adopted a remote maintenance tool that it can use to monitor and update its PC environment—even outside the Active Directory domain. By using Windows Intune, Moravia IT can provide endpoint protection for PCs with tools built on the same Microsoft Endpoint Protection Engine used in the Microsoft Forefront Protection Suite.

By May 2012, Moravia IT installed Windows 7 Enterprise on all of its virtual and physical PCs, and it had begun testing Windows Intune in preparation for implementing the PC-management and endpoint protection features throughout its PC environment.

Benefits

By adopting Windows Intune, Moravia IT obtained the operating system licenses it needed to maintain its virtualized PC environment, kept hardware expenses down, used its hardware and software resources more effectively, and saved money by upgrading and extending the life of its physical PCs.

Cost Advantage Through Virtualization

By using Windows Intune to acquire new Windows 7 Enterprise licenses, Moravia IT was able to maintain its virtual PC environment and preserve the one-third infrastructure savings it had achieved through virtualization. The company added to its virtualization savings by obtaining licenses for virtual versions of Windows 7 Enterprise with its monthly subscription to Windows Intune, instead of having to pay the total annual license fees all at once.

“By adopting Windows Intune, we can continue to simplify our IT infrastructure, keep costs down, and still offer more IT services to our customers,” says Přemysl Vala, CIO at Moravia IT.










通過Windows Intune從Window XP升級到Window 7,節省成本



有些人仍然喜歡使用Window XP儘管微軟支持已經結束 。 但是,如果你想升級到微軟Windows 7或Window 8有什麼選擇 

Moravia IT需要更新的Windows 7虛擬機許可證,並希望其從Windows XP實體PC升級至Windows 7,公司購買桌面和Windows的虛擬化版本7企業版包含雲端Windows Intune個人電腦管理服務。 其結果是,Moravia IT硬件成本費用,延長了其實體PC的使用壽命。 



組織簡介




Moravia IT的總部設在捷克共和國,並為世界各地的公司提供軟件本地化,測試,多語種出版,翻譯,技術翻譯服務。 


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*通過採用Windows Intune,我們可以繼續簡化我們的IT基礎架構,降低成本,而且還提供了更多的IT服務於廣大客戶。*

Přemysl Vala
首席信息官,MORAVIA IT

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2011年,通過微軟軟件保障計劃(Software Assurance program),Moravia IT運行Window 7的個人電腦有授權,但仍然運行Window XP操作系統的舊電腦沒有 該公司需要獲取新的Windows 7虛擬機的許可證,並希望將其實體PC升級。

解決方案

在2011年底,Moravia開始委任IT服務供應商,以在Moravia IT評估業務需求和建議,該IT服務供應商建議採用Windows Intune-一種微軟基於雲個人電腦管理和安全服務,端的Windows Intune包括配置桌面和虛擬化版本Windows 7企業版 。 


由於Windows Intune支持計算資源與在互聯網交付服務,Moravia無需購買或管理任何新的硬件或軟件採用这种服務。 公司將現有40個人電腦從Windows XP升級到Windows 7企業版,成本只比購買60台虛擬的Windows 7許可證略高並采用遠程維護工具來監控和更新其個人電腦環境,甚至Active Directory以外。 使用Windows Intune ,Moravia IT可以提供個人電腦端點防護工具建立在相同的微軟端點保護引擎工具Microsoft Forefront Protection Suite保護套件中。 

2012年5月,Moravia IT已經在所有的虛擬和實體PC安裝Windows 7企業版,已經開始測試Windows Intune ,準備在其個人電腦保留環境中實施個人電腦管理和端點保護功能。 

好處 

通過採用Windows Intune ,Moravia科技獲得操作系統許可證,維持其虛擬PC環境,保持低硬件開銷,更有效地利用其硬件和軟件資源,並通過升級和延長其實體PC的使用壽命節省金錢 

通過虛擬化成本優勢

通過使用Windows Intune獲取新的Windows 7企業版許可證,Moravia IT就能夠保持它的虛擬PC環境,並保留它通過虛擬化來節省三分之一的基礎設施架構 該公司通過其每月雲端版本的Windows Intune ,獲取適用於虛擬化Windows 7企業許可增加其虛擬化架構節省,而不必一下子支付每年牌照費。 

“通過採用Windows Intune ,我們可以繼續簡化我們的IT基礎架構,降低成本,而且還提供了更多的IT服務給我們的客戶,“Moravia IT首席信息官Přemysl Vala說。




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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

MaGIC appointed Cheryl Yeoh as first CEO 大马全球革新及创意中心 委杨美莺任新总执行长



MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) has been appointed Cheryl Yeoh, 31,  as first CEO from more than 100 candidates that apply for the job.

Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Abdullah, Secretary General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance Malaysia said Cheryl Yeoh    chosen because of her experience in Silicon Valley in US, and she have successfully make an exist when her startup acquired by Walmart Labs in 2013.

Actually, Malaysia need more entrepreneur that bring company from startup to IPO.  However, it is very difficult for startup outside Silicon Valley or US to build a sustainable business after IPO. Even company in Europe like Skype also opt for being acquired rather than make an IPO.

Cheryl Yeoh claim to raise funding from Dave McClure of 500Startups before her company being acquired by  Walmart Labs. However, this is because of ecosystem or it is skill that Cheryl Yeoh able to bring to Malaysia is yet to be seen.

Cheryl Yeoh also claim mentoring at Peter Thiel’s 20 under 20 Fellowship, 500startups, Founder Institute and Lean Startup Machine, etc.  It seem she able to break the racial and gender inequality first in US and now in Malaysia. A barrier not easy to break, both in US and in Malaysia.

Hope she able to bring change to startup ecosystem in Malaysia........Silicon Valley of South East Asia!

Related : Pulling a rabbit from the hat
Update : MaGIC sign MoUs with Stanford U. and UP Global








大马全球革新及创意中心 委杨美莺任新总执行长

赛城21日讯)在美国硅谷有杰出成就的大马年轻女企业家杨美莺(Cheryl Yeoh),受委为大马全球革新及创意中心(MaGIC)新任总执行长。
财政部秘书长丹斯里依万瑟里加博士说,杨美莺被选为新任总执行长,是因为她在硅谷的成功发展,及于2013年将公司卖给沃尔玛实验室(WalmartLabs)的故事。

财政部接逾百申请

杨美莺来自八打灵再也,也是Reclipt的联合创办人,Reclipt是个性化购物清单应用程序,协助使用者节省金钱,通过使用著名零售商如沃尔玛,梅西百货,沃尔格林、塔吉特及CVS的电子固本和每周的广告来进行消费。
依万瑟里加日前在一项仪式中,宣布委任杨美莺为新任大马全球革新及创意中心(MaGIC)总执行长。
他说,财政部接获超过100项有关职位的申请。
他说,政府希望将尽力协助政府转型为充满活力的企业国家,以便国内外企业家取得成功的开端及发展业务。
他说,大马全球革新及创意中心将作为企业家的一站式中心,协助本地以及国际企业家成功开创商业机会、提升产品素质及服务,同时提供培训、辅导、指导、融资计划、知识产权鉴定等援助。
杨美莺对本身回国为国家服务感到自豪。

培育更多优秀企业家

她说:“这是我担任大马全球革新及创意中心总执行长的第三天,我身负重任,我一定会尽力培育更多优秀的成功企业家,尤其是年轻企业家。”
杨美莺是公共服务局奖学金全额的受惠者,她在美国康奈尔大学攻读工程系学士和硕士学位。



















Saturday, 22 February 2014

Taiwan Top Fashion Online Brand – Mayuki, enter Malaysia market via Lelong.com.my 台湾東京著衣进入马来西亚,创办人驚傳離婚

Online shopper in Malaysia no longer required to try to order from Taiwan and have to meet their minimum order quantity for oversea shipping, yet have to worried about the parcel being withheld by Malaysia custom if they order too many under one delivery. Malaysian now able to order from Taiwan top fashion online brand, Mayuki.com via Malaysia's Lelong.com.my under Malaysia currency. ( Both Malaysia and Taiwan are controlled currency)

Taiwan Top fashion Brand mayuki.com which have reputation for it variety of choice with reasonable price, has officially entered Malaysia market via lelong.com.my few days ago, their id on lelong is Fashion91. Mayuki.com is one of few operator from Taiwan that have successfully penetrate China's Taobao.com. Many Taiwan Ecommerce operator fail on Taobao not because of lack of business but demand so hugh that they are out of stock within 24 hours.  Mayuki.com are one of the few Ecommerce operator from Taiwan that set up a base in China and have ready stock to fulfil hugh market in China.  Base on the fact that many Taiwan Ecommerce operator unable to fulfil demand in hugh China market. it is unexpected that Mayuki.com have appetite in Malaysia market.

Meanwhile, Privately own Lelong.com.my also quietly entered Indonesian Market. Surprisingly, they do not leverage on lelong.com.my brand consider Indonesian language not entirely different from Malaysia's language.. Their Indonesian site have a new brand call zuperkilk.com.

Unlike Malaysia's lelong.com.my, which popular with electronics appliance product. Indonesian's zuperkilk.com find apparel vertical has much more potential than electronics.

Seller on Lelong.com.my more on Malaysia market whereas seller on ebay.com.my target on overseas market like UK,Australia and US. In short, ebay.com.my yet to penetrate Malaysia market.

Coincidently, few days ago Taiwan media reported that it founder, Chairman and CEO has divorce with each other since October 2013.CEO Mayuki accused her Chairman husband domestic violent whereas her father in law deny it and accused her having an extramarital affair.












台湾東京著衣进入马来西亚

台灣網購女裝第一品牌東京著衣进入马来西亚lelong.com.my. 旗下有東京著衣、Mayuki、YOCO三大品牌

创办人周品均
前几天, 台湾媒体驚傳创办人董事長鄭景太和執行長周品均,去年10月協議離婚,周品均日前淚訴遭家暴多年鄭父代子喊冤否認家暴,反控是媳婦外遇被徵信社拍到照片