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PULSATE Announces Big Data Collaboration with Dell, Intel and Revolution Analytics

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Asia-Pacific Big Data player Pulsate today announced a collaboration with industry majors Dell, Intel, and Revolution Analytics to set up a state-of-the-art Big Data Solutions Centre, Malaysia’s first such initiative in the fast-emerging big data analytics arena. This collaboration pools expertise from the four companies and will offer big data analytics infrastructure, solutions, training and proof-of-concept for innovative projects for businesses and government organisations.

Pulsate will focus on leading-edge big data predictive analytics solutions. Pulsate is also investing to set up a Big Data Academy in Kuala Lumpur. This Academy, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, will reinforce Pulsate’s leadership position across Asia. Pulse Group’s CEO Bob Chua has previously announced plans to become Asia’s premier big data solutions provider and will leverage on its marketing analytics business to lead in the predictive analytics space.

“We’re very excited to be collaborating with the alliance of leading global partners like Dell, Intel and Revolution Analytics to build our big data and analytics offering,” said Pulsate CEO Bob Chua. “We believe Asia has the highest long-term growth potential for big data as organisations are only now starting to realize its numerous benefits. The synergy with our marketing analytics history and Asian dominance puts us in a good position to capitalize on the growth for big data applications in Asia going forward.”

International Data Corp (IDC) projects the global big data technology and services market to grow to US$23.8 billion by 2016. IDC expects big data spending in the Asia-Pacific excluding Japan to reach US$603 million in 2013, up 42.6% over 2012.

“The global market for big data analytics is growing at a rapid pace and businesses across the Asia region are aggressively tapping into the new insights that big data analytics is generating to drive competitiveness,” said Revolution Analytics CEO David Rich. “The collaboration with Pulsate is very exciting as it will allow us to work with its approximately 3,000 clients to help build advanced analytics capabilities into their current solutions and bring them into our ecosystem of solution partners.”

“Intel is committed to providing the industry with a better foundation from which it can push the limits of innovation and realize the transformational opportunity of big data,” said Prakash Mallya, Country Manager, Intel Malaysia and Singapore. “Our participation with Pulsate together with our partners Dell and Revolution Analytics are a realization of our vision for helping customers, organizations, governments and ISVs in the Southeast Asia region to maximize the growing market opportunities and drive new projects forward.”

Dell has transformed itself into a solutions company, having announced 20 acquisitions within the last three to four years to expand its enterprise capabilities. “We have robust, industry-standard x86 servers for big data requirements,” said Dell’s Managing Director of Commercial Business for Malaysia and Singapore Mr Chue Chee Wei. “Together with our partners, we are pleased to be able to help customers harness the value of big data with industry-leading solutions for proof-of-concept deployments and analytics training.”

About Pulsate

Pulsate is an Asia-Pacific based Big Data leader, applying advanced predictive analytics to effectively drive sales and increase profits for its customers. The company specialises in predictive analytics and data management services. These services provide significant value to clients by helping them to simulate outcomes, optimize resources, and take an overall leading-edge position amongst their competitors. Pulsate is part of the Pulse Group, Asia’s leading Marketing Analytics agency, founded by Bob Chua.

About Revolution Analytics

Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source R project for statistical computing. Led by analytics consulting veteran Dave Rich, the company brings high performance, productivity, and enterprise readiness to R, the most powerful statistics language. The company’s flagship Revolution R Enterprise software is designed to meet the production needs of large organisations in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, and media.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at and

About Dell

Dell Inc (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit
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September 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

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Qatar Airways Charts New Territory as Global Main Partner of FC Barcelona

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BARCELONA, Spain, August 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Award-Winning Carrier And World’s Best Football Club Partnership Brings To Light Shared Values Of Excellence, Passion, Pride And Culture

“A Team That Unites The World” Will Guide The Spirit Of The Partnership

Qatar Airways officially launched the start of its three year partnership with FC Barcelona at an event held at Camp Nou.


The airline’s partnership with FCB took effect from July 1st this year.

In attendance were leading representatives of both organisations, the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al-Baker, the President of FC Barcelona, Sandro Rosell and Vice President of FC Barcelona Economic and Strategy Area, Javier Faus.

Akbar Al Baker made the following remarks at the start of his address to the media during a press conference: “The joining of FCB and Qatar Airways is truly history in the making. It is the first time we enter into such a landmark, significant sports partnership.

“We understand the importance of FCB to Catalonia, to Spain, and in fact – to every country around the world. It is a great honour to be standing side by side as you create and spread the excitement that this great game of football brings to fans.”

FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell said:

“We have a long journey ahead lasting three years in which we will share experiences, with a common starting point and goals. Barça and Qatar Airways are united by many ideals, such as a passion to be better each day, the conviction that the human factor makes a difference and the integration of different cultures, but I would emphasize the desire we have to connect with people. And this desire leads us to want to be every day closer to our fans.”

Since its beginnings, FC Barcelona has been characterised by being not just a football organisation, but also a powerful force for globalisation, solidarity, integration and social cohesion. Qatar Airways fully identifies with these values, which is why this partnership between both organisations is much more than just a simple economic alliance. Furthermore, Qatar Airways’ partnership with FC Barcelona will help to position the airline in the world.

Qatar Airways will work with FC Barcelona to create joint initiatives and will especially focus on connecting with the club’s fans and also with underprivileged children to spread the love of the game to all corners of the globe.

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Source: Qatar Airways

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September 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects selected to design building for Trinity Wall Street

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NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has been selected to design a mixed-use development for Trinity Wall Street, the historic Episcopal parish in Lower Manhattan that dates to 1697.


Replacing the parish office building from the 1920s at 68-74 Trinity Place, the new building will include a six- or seven-story base to house mission programs and related offices, topped by a 25-story residential tower. The base will include a parish hall, the Sunday school and rooms for use by community organizations. Revenue from the residential tower will support the church’s ministry and philanthropy.

“We are delighted to be able to engage the extraordinary talents of Pelli Clarke Pelli as we move forward in the design and development process to create an inspiring new mixed-use ministry building that complements Richard Upjohn’s historic Trinity Church,” said Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper, rector.

Trinity Real Estate, the entity that manages the parish’s six million square feet of commercial property, will next select a developer. Trinity took the unusual step of selecting an architect first to underscore the importance of a design that respects the iconic Trinity Church and its surroundings.

“We are thrilled to receive this entirely unique assignment,” said Cesar Pelli, senior principal. “This gorgeous jewel of a site, a very clear urban room with a natural landscape surrounding, is unlike any place else in the world. We look forward to a continuing exchange of ideas to create a building of its moment, next to a building for all time.”

PCPA’s preliminary design is transparent at the base to highlight the church’s mission activities. Terrace gardens will recall the scenic churchyard. Access to the church from Trinity Place will be maintained via pedestrian bridge.

Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2014. Completion is slated for 2017.

Founded in 1977 and led by Cesar Pelli, Fred Clarke, and Rafael Pelli, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has designed some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. The firm has been honored with critical acclaim and hundreds of design awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award.
Source: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

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September 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

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