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Strontium Launches Ultra-high Speed NITRO PLUS Series of MicroSD and SD Cards

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SINGAPORE, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Strontium, a leading digital storage brand from Singapore, today launched its finest and fastest range — the Ultra-High Speed NITRO PLUS, in Singapore. The much awaited range of products by Strontium consists of UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) SD and MicroSD cards, which enable consumers to capture and watch 4K2K Ultra HD pictures and videos on their high performance cameras, tablets and smartphones.


Strontium NITRO PLUS cards guarantee performance of up to 80MB/s read and 60 MB/s write, enough bandwidth to allow users to capture cinema quality Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 4K2K and 3D videos on their DSLRs and camcorders and then play them on their UHD TVs, laptops and smartphones with stunning colors and clarity. Users can capture up to 2 hours of 4K2K HD video on a 128GB SD card. In addition to 4K2K video capture, NITRO PLUS cards can also be used for burst or continuous mode photograph capture and television recording. The faster transfer speeds also reduce the time needed to download large movie and music files to smart phones and tablets. Moreover, all NITRO PLUS cards are waterproof and shockproof, and come with Strontium Lifetime Warranty. The MicroSD version also comes with the Android Backup Application — MyBackup Pro Full Version worth 6.33 SGD.

Strontium NITRO PLUS cards are compatible with all devices with 4K2K support — Smartphones like LG G Pro 2 and Samsung Galaxy S5; Professional cameras like Canon EOS C500; DSLRs and consumer cameras like Canon EOS-1D C DSLR and GoPro HERO3 Black Edition; UHD TVs, monitors and projectors.

NITRO PLUS MicroSD 3-in-1 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, which are priced at 32.90 SGD, 60.90 SGD and 120.90 SGD respectively. The NITRO PLUS SD card is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, which are priced at 32.90 SGD, 60.90 SGD, 120.90 SGD and 210.90 SGD respectively.

About Strontium Technology:
Strontium Technology Pte Ltd is a digital storage manufacturing company with headquarters in Singapore. Its operations span to varied territories across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, India, Africa, Middle East, US, Canada and Latin America. In total, the company maintains a strong market presence in over 35 countries.
James Ng
+65-6848-7963 / +65-9187-5237
Source: Strontium Technology

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May 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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Hong Bao Media Launches First Integrated Content Marketing Production Centre In Southeast Asia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Bao Media (HBM) is proud to launch Malaysia’s first conversation engine, dedicated to the production of content marketing videos for marketers in Southeast Asia.

Strategically located near the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in YTL’s Sentul East development, the content marketing production center consists of a U-shaped 15 x 15 ft floor-to-ceiling green screen television recording studio (photo), high definition cameras, a high-speed fiber optic line for high-resolution webcasting, and full editing and graphic design facilities.

Hong Bao Media’s experienced writers and producers help clients conceptualise, script, produce and distribute content.

“Successful content marketing relies on frequently-updated, compelling content, so we want organisations to consider us as their own bolt-on television news station,” said Mark Laudi, Managing Director of Hong Bao Media, at the launch.

The US-based Content Marketing Institute says marketers frequently cite a lack of time, a lack of content and a lack of variety of compelling content as key challenges.

HBM resolves these by conceptualizing, writing and producing compelling business content, such as news bulletins, case studies, panel discussions, interviews and vignettes.

Content marketing has been adopted rapidly across the world, as consumers expect to engage continuously with brands via social media, rather than being “sold to” in finite campaigns.

Unlike traditional advertising, the aim is to generate valuable, relevant conversations which help organisations generate brand awareness, engagement and leads.

According to statistics published by the Content Marketing Institute, 92% of US marketers now use content marketing to raise awareness, engage and build trust with consumers.

They are dedicating on average 30% of their marketing budgets to content marketing, with video being one of the most popular mediums (73%).

Online video viewing has become popular in Asia, too, with around 4 in 5 Malaysian internet users watching videos online, according to statistics released by comScore. Numerous conferences dedicated to content marketing have also sprung up.

Hong Bao Media is an award-winning producer of video news content for a variety of clients – all with a business focus.
More than a production company, HBM’s award-winning team has unique strengths in:
Editorial – our producers conceptualise, script and provide editorial guidance
Presentation – our team of experienced, multilingual television presenters add credibility and authority
Syndication – we go far beyond producing content, to ensuring it reaches your desired target audience via online, mobile, out-of-home and traditional media channels.
HBM is the bolt-on television news station for your organisation that keeps the conversation going with your prospects and customers.
We produce content marketing and internal communications, and events coverage through our eventv™ service.
HBM already has one conversation engine, in Singapore’s Central Business District.
Shreya Shetty
Marketing Manager
Hong Bao Media
(+603) 4065 0228 or (+65) 6223 2249
Source: Hong Bao Media

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May 30, 2014 at 6:23 pm

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DHL Express Unites Regions Under Senior Vice President

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SINGAPORE, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

South East Asia chief Yasmin Aladad Khan adds management of South Asia region in portfolio expansion
Appointment underscores DHL commitment to increasing women in leadership roles
DHL Express, the world’s leading cross-border express services provider, has united the management of two of its fastest growing regions with the appointment of Yasmin Aladad Khan as Senior Vice President for DHL Express South East Asia and South Asia. In her newly expanded role, Yasmin will take charge of the South Asia region, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, and will retain responsibility for South East Asia excluding Singapore. This latest appointment by DHL Express is in line with Deutsche Post DHL’s global commitment to increasing the share of women in executive leadership positions.

Yasmin Aladad Khan, Senior Vice President, DHL Express South East Asia and South Asia.
Yasmin Aladad Khan, Senior Vice President,
DHL Express South East Asia and South Asia.

Jerry Hsu, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific said: “Yasmin first joined DHL Express in 2001 as Country Manager for Malaysia and since then she has been instrumental in strengthening our market-leading position in the South East Asia region. Her wealth of experience benefits our clients and our operations as we continue to build our business in South Asia expanding services that are increasingly sought after by domestic and international clients in this region.”

Yasmin, who was promoted to her first regional role as SVP South East Asia in 2007, will continue to report to Mr. Hsu and will remain as a member of the DHL Express Asia Pacific Management Board. Previously, the country management of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal all reported to Malcolm Monteiro, who has been appointed the new CEO of DHL Global Mail Asia Pacific.

Yasmin said: “It is very exciting to be able to bring my experience in South East Asia to bear on the newly created region. As trade between South Asia and Southeast Asia continues to grow[1], there are several intra-regional opportunities that DHL can take advantage of. One such opportunity is in the financial services sector in Bangladesh, where we recently inked agreements with several banks. As I look to the other markets of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, I see even more opportunities and am keen to grow the business there.”

Mr. Hsu added: “We are very proud of Yasmin as she continues her growth with DHL. According to an article I read recently, less than a fifth of management positions within the logistics industry are currently held by women[2]. While this figure might not be true for DHL in the Asia Pacific, where we have a number of women leading our country offices, Yasmin’s leadership role in our organization is one that is truly inspirational to our female employees.”

[1] South and Southeast Asian cross-subregional trade has been remarkable — increasing nearly 22 times from $4 billion to $86 billion from 1990 to 2011. “Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia” (Interim Report), by the Asian Development Bank and The Asian Development Bank Institute.
[2] Logistics: Breaking Down the Brotherhood;
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DHL – The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics Company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion Euros in 2013.
Source: DHL

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May 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm

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Australia Presents Lucrative New Market for International Companies

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MELBOURNE, Australia, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A new service by Melbourne-based Allied Business Accountants is making it easier than ever for international companies to expand into the lucrative Australian market.

Australia: The Lucky Country for Foreign Companies. Australia has experienced 22 years of uninterrupted growth and are forecasting future growth of 3.2 per annum.We boast an average household disposable income exceeding 31,000 US dollars per annum ($31,197) and we are experiencing over 12 per cent growth in online retail sales.
Australia: The Lucky Country for Foreign Companies.
Australia has experienced 22 years of uninterrupted growth and are forecasting future growth of 3.2 per annum.
We boast an average household disposable income
exceeding 31,000 US dollars per annum ($31,197) and
we are experiencing over 12 per cent growth
in online retail sales.
With Australia’s 22 years of uninterrupted annual growth and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasting 3.2 per cent average annual growth to 2017*, there are plenty of new market opportunities in the robust Australian economy.

Combined with Australia’s extensive Asia-Pacific trade links, an average household net-adjusted disposable income of US $31,197+ and 12 per cent growth in online retail#, Australia presents a lucrative new market for international companies.

The network of top accountants, lawyers and advisors at Allied Business Accountants is helping foreign companies leap the barriers to entering the Australian market with a new service that makes doing business in Australia easy.

“Establishing your foreign company and beginning trade in Australia need not be a restrictive objective if you have the right advice on board,” says David McKellar, chartered accountant and director of Allied Business Accountants.

“We manage all Australian taxation compliance obligations, act as your local agent and registered office, and provide access to a network of quality Australian suppliers to ensure your business operates effectively in Australia.”

Allied Business Accountants will also help you register your company in Australia with ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission); structure your Australian branch to maximise profits; consult on tax planning and minimisation; provide management and accounting advice; prepare cash flow projections; and advise on local salary packaging, payroll and superannuation requirements.

Allied Business Accountants is a Melbourne based accounting firm specialising in providing strategic advice and taxation services to business owners, investors and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. We offer year-round support, advice and consultation to help our clients grow with a diverse range of services including taxation and compliance, business analysis, profit improvement, and tax minimisation. For more information, please visit
David McKellar is available for interview. Please contact David McKellar on +61 3 9097 4050 or at
SOURCES: * Australian Trade Commission / + OECD Better Life Index / # Roy Morgan Research
Source: Allied Business Accountants

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May 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm

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JDA Software the Only Company Positioned as a “Leader” in All Three Gartner Magic Quadrants Focused on Supply Chain Solutions

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JDA the one and only supply chain solutions vendor to achieve this distinction

SINGAPORE, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced that it is the one and only company to be positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of all three Magic Quadrants focused on supply chain. With the recent release of the “Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning (SCP) System of Record (SOR),” JDA is the only company named a leader in all three supply chain-focused Magic Quadrants. The other Gartner Magic Quadrants for supply chain are the “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems,” and “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems.” Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“As the only supply chain solutions provider positioned as a Leader in all three supply chain Magic Quadrants, we believe it clearly demonstrates JDA’s leadership in the market and the unique value we provide our customers. We feel it is also a testament to the significant success our customers have achieved leveraging our unrivaled supply chain planning, transportation and warehouse solutions and services,” said Jean-Francois Gagne, chief product officer, JDA Software. “The breadth and depth of JDA’s supply chain solutions is unmatched and provides unprecedented speed, business insight and agility. Our entire team is focused on continuing to deliver innovative, best-of-breed solutions that transform the supply chain and retail industries.”

Following is a brief overview of the three Gartner Magic Quadrants where JDA was positioned as a leader:

Leaders Quadrant in “Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record” Mar 6, 2014

According to Gartner, “An SCP SOR is a planning platform that enables a company to create, manage, link, align, collaborate and share its planning data across a supply chain — from demand plan creation through the supply-side response, and from detailed operational planning through tactical-level planning.”[1]

JDA Supply Chain Planning solutions provides global, end-to-end supply chain optimization across procurement, manufacturing and distribution, enabling manufacturers to improve service levels, increase productivity, reduce operational costs and drive profitable growth.

Click here to access the full “Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record” report.

Leaders Quadrant in “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems” Feb. 13, 2014

According to Gartner, “Multiple subcomponents make up a comprehensive TMS across planning (for example, load consolidation, routing, mode selection and carrier selection) and execution (for example, tendering loads to carriers, shipment track and trace, and freight audit and payment).”[2]

JDA Transportation Management solutions support the entire transportation lifecycle from order management through customer service and financial settlement by facilitating collaboration with customers and carriers, managing the transportation process and providing end-to-end visibility throughout all stages.

Click here to access the full “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems” report.

Leaders Quadrant in “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems” May 15, 2013

According to Gartner, “WMS applications offer capabilities such as receiving, put-away, stock locator, inventory management, cycle counting, task interleaving, wave planning, order allocation, order picking, replenishment, packing, shipping, labor management and automated material handling equipment interfaces.”[3]

JDA Warehouse Management solutions optimize the movement of inventory — including the people and material handling equipment required to move it. From raw materials to finished goods at the shelf and fulfilled to consumers, these solutions help enable the most flexible, lean distribution operations possible.

Click here to access the full “Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems” report.

Tweet this:.@JDASoftware the one and only company positioned as a Leader in all three @Gartner_Inc #SupplyChain Magic Quadrants.

[1]Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record, T. Payne, March 6, 2014
[2]Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, C. Dwight Klappich, February 13, 2014
[3]Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, C Dwight Klappich, May 15, 2013

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA Software is the leading provider of supply chain, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions. JDA’s innovative solutions and unmatched industry expertise help companies streamline their supply chain, optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels, and deliver increased profits. As a result, JDA’s solutions have become the industry standard for more than 4,000 of the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. To learn more, visit or email
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JDA Software Group, Inc.
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Source: JDA Software Asia

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May 30, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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