Asia Fresh News

Asia Fresh Stories

Archive for June 17th, 2016

Cloudera Bags the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Big Data Platform Vendor of the Year Award

leave a comment »

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Cloudera was recently honored with the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Big Data Platform Vendor of the Year award.

The award was presented to Cloudera at the 13th annual Asia Pacific ICT Awards banquet, held at the Equinox Restaurant, Swissotel the Stamford in Singapore, on June 15.

Ms. Johanna Renisa, Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan said that Cloudera has achieved remarkable revenue and market share growth in 2015. “As a global provider of the acclaimed Apache Hadoop-based data management and analytics platform, Cloudera has enabled data-reliant businesses worldwide to gain valuable insights from structured and unstructured data,” she added.

Ms. Renisa also said that Cloudera worked closely with its partners to provide its customers with an integrated Big Data solution. “The company aims to unite Spark and Hadoop into a cohesive, enterprise-grade platform that is better integrated to maximize its customers’ return on Big Data analytics,” she added.

“Cloudera is proud to receive the 2016 Asia Pacific Big Data Platform Vendor of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan. The award is testament to our vision and ability to deliver fast, easy and secure data management and analytics to our customers, across industries, via our Apache Hadoop platform, and enable them to truly gain meaning and value from their big data,” said Mr. Daniel Ng, Senior Director, APAC, Cloudera.

The contenders for the Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria.

A team of 30 leading Frost & Sullivan analysts and consultants based in Asia-Pacific were involved in the short listing, evaluation and research process, applying the same thorough approach that has been the hallmark of Frost & Sullivan globally.

For the final round of grading, the findings of the detailed examination were then presented to a panel of independent judges, comprising of influential personalities, decision makers and thought leaders in Asia-Pacific’s ICT industry, who have in themselves pushed the boundaries of innovation and corporate excellence within their respective fields.

About Cloudera

Cloudera delivers the modern data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies. The world’s leading organizations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems with Cloudera Enterprise, the fastest, easiest and most secure data platform available for the modern world. Our customers efficiently capture, store, process and analyze vast amounts of data, empowering them to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly, flexibly and at lower cost than has been possible before. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training and professional services. Learn more at http://cloudera.com 

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?   Contact Us:     Start the discussion

Source: Frost & Sullivan

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Huawei Bags Telecom Equipment Vendor of the Year at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2016

leave a comment »

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Huawei has been bestowed with the Telecom Equipment Vendor of the Year title at the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2016 for a third consecutive year. The awarding ceremony was held on 15 June at the Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore.

Huawei is committed to its vision of building a ‘Better Connected World’. Working closely with ecosystem partners, Huawei drives digital transformation which enhances interconnectivity and interactivity — between people and people, people and things, and things and things — to spark infinite opportunities and potentials for everyone everywhere and to move the world forward. With a proven track record, Huawei continues to outdo itself by clinching the Telecom Equipment Vendor of the Year award.

(Right) Lim Chee Siong, CMO of Huawei Southern Pacific Region receives award from Manoj Menon, Senior Partner and Asia Pacific Managing Director of Frost & Sullivan.
(Right) Lim Chee Siong, CMO of Huawei Southern Pacific Region receives award from Manoj Menon, Senior Partner and Asia Pacific Managing Director of Frost & Sullivan.

“Huawei APAC business continued its momentum from its large scale 4G LTE network deployments across the region, specifically in China. The business growth was also supported by its several new multi-year network infrastructure projects in Indonesia, India, Philippines and Thailand.

During the past year, Huawei collaborated with industry partners to innovate and drive the technological leadership. Its comprehensive and competitive product portfolio helped multiple leading operators smoothly evolve their networks and maximize the network efficiency, meeting the changing needs of their customers,” said Avinash Sachdeva, Senior Industry Analyst, Telecoms, Digital Transformation Practice, APAC Frost & Sullivan.

“We are honoured to receive this prestigious award, which is a testament of our ability to incessantly reinvent to remain relevant and at the forefront of technology in this competitive and rapidly growing ICT space. This award is a timely reminder for us to continue our efforts in serving our customers’ best interests,” said Lim Chee Siong, CMO of Huawei Southern Pacific Region.

The impact of innovative ICT technologies are deepening and significant changes are taking place in customers’ business models, as well as in the industry ecosystem. In response to customers’ business demands, Huawei have focused on ICT infrastructure and fully collaborated and jointly innovated with partners on technology, hardware, software, services, and go-to-market strategies. Through these relentless efforts, Huawei were able to provide customers with innovative, differentiated, and leading products and solutions that helped them achieve business successes.

Huawei places emphasis in open, collaborative and win-win synergies in the ecosystem to deliver connectivity to all corners of the world.

“All of us here tonight are most probably well connected. However, there are many populations and households in the Asia Pacific still remain unconnected. I urge all industry players to work together to connect the unconnected. Collectively, we can build a better connected world,” added Lim.

For more information, please log on to http://huaweiapac.mediaroom.com/.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow us on:

http://www.twitter.com/HuaweiAPAC
http://www.facebook.com/HuaweiAPAC
http://www.youtube.com/HuaweiAPAC

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160616/8521603971

Source: Huawei
Related Links:

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

The Secret Ingredients to a Successful and Powerful Storytelling Strategy

leave a comment »

— PR Newswire held the Media Coffee event on May 27 in Kuala Lumpur, with the theme “Content & Visual Storytelling: Best Ways to Get Your Story Picked Up by Traditional and Digital Media”.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — As the media landscape continues to evolve, marketers and communicators must be in the know when it comes to the latest content trends. With so much content being published on the media and the ever-changing media consumption habits of consumers, how does one create quality content that breaks through the clutter and compels readers to read more? At the recent media coffee event in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by close to 50 marketers and communicators,Manminder Kaur Dhillon, CEO of Intelectasia and Founder of Supernewsroom, and Darian Goh, Strategic Planner at REV Asia, shared their insights on creating better content to ensure media pickups. In an effort to make the session even more intimate and interactive, an event hashtag #MediaCoffeeMA was created for attendees to share and discuss the topics on Twitter.

The archived video of the event is now available upon registration.

Media Coffee event held on May 27 in Kuala Lumpur
Media Coffee event held on May 27 in Kuala Lumpur

Think like a Journalist: Write a Newsworthy Story for the Media

“Content storytelling is about your readers; it’s no longer about the brand,” said Manminder Kaur Dhillon in her presentation. Dhillon started her presentation by explaining how a newsworthy story gets picked up by the media and what makes a good storyteller. Some of her key highlights include:

  • To get the journalists’ attention, a quality story must be written in a timely manner, and it has to be relevant to the general public and communities. Including the latest facts and figures in the story will make the content even more credible.
  • There are many angles to writing a story, but a good storyteller knows how to find the right angle that strikes the right chord in the hearts of the readers.
  • When writing a press release, communicators should constantly ask themselves whether the readers care about the issues discussed in the content. If no one bothers to read the release, it is highly unlikely to get picked up by the media.
  • Quality content with good visuals is critical in setting a foundation for a successful storytelling strategy.

The Secret Ingredients for Social Content: Punchy Headline, Attractive Cover Image and Short Description

An advocate for creating digital content that is compelling and shareable on social media, Dariah Goh shared REV Asia’s recipe for a successful social media content strategy. Marketers and communicators who attended this sharing session also learned the knick-knacks of different contents that can be shared on social media. Some of his key highlights include:

  • Segmented stories, social headlines and good visuals are key elements for capturing readers’ attention span, which is getting shorter. Articles should be optimized for mobile to get maximum coverage due to change in reading habits.
  • Listicles, long-form content, quizzes, videos, galleries and infographics are the types of content a storyteller can use to encourage social sharing.
  • There are three golden rules to live by when it comes to content creation:
    • Create stories about people
    • Engage the readers by associating topics that are close to their hearts
    • Find the right angle so that the content is shared on all social platforms
  • Headlines should be descriptive and can trigger emotions and use words that are compelling.

Subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed of upcoming events and related content.

About PR Newswire’s Media Coffee

The goal of Media Coffee is to enable communications professionals to hear from leading media organizations on how their respective companies work, providing insight into their specialist areas, giving advice on achieving coverage and informing them on effective targeting of journalists within their sector and how to build a mutually beneficial relationship.

About PR Newswire  

PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com) is the premier global provider of news release distribution and multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, public relations practitioners and investor relations professionals to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry in 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to tell their stories to the world.

For further information, please contact:

PR Newswire’s Asia Marketing Team
+852 2572 8228
asia.marketing@prnasia.com

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160616/8521603955
Logo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160518/8521603201LOGO

Source: PR Newswire
Related Links:

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Telstra Earns Triple Honours at the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards

leave a comment »

-~Awards in Connected Industries, Managed Service and M2M

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Telstra yesterday scooped up three awards at the 13th annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards banquet, held at Equinox Singapore.

Telstra received the Managed Service Provider of the Year, Connected Industries Service Provider of the Year and M2M Service Provider of the Year awards.

Mr. Avinash Sachdeva, Senior Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation at Frost & Sullivan said that Telstra has revolutionised the healthcare system with its vision to create a more sustainable system with a focus on wellness and prevention. “Over the past few years, it has acquired, invested in or partnered 18 strategic companies and solutions to offer the most extensive and integrated (interoperable) healthcare system.  In 2015, it acquired Dr Foster, Anywhere Healthcare and EOS Technologies (ComCare) to further strengthen its portfolio in the area of health analytics, telemedicine and community care capabilities,” he added.

Mr. Sachdeva also said that by leveraging its strengths in connectivity and networks, and its collaboration with ecosystem partners, Telstra Health has emerged as one of the most strategic ventures from the telecom service provider. “This business unit, growing at almost 100% year-on-year, is expanding its geo-coverage in the Asia-Pacificregion to become a billion dollar business over the next five years,” he added.

He also said that Telstra has been highly successful in delivering a wide array of M2M business solutions across multiple industries in Australia. “In 2015, Telstra continued to monetise business opportunities by winning new clients specifically in the fleet management and logistic sectors, signing a multi-million dollar win with a leading construction equipment manufacturer to help them improve the fleet and production efficiency for their end-customers,” he said.

Mr. Sachdeva said that as a result of increased traction from multiple industries, Telstra M2M SIOs deployment increased by 24%, while revenues grew by 22% year-on-year.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sandeep Bazaz, Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation at Frost & Sullivan said that Telstra has demonstrated exemplary performance in the managed services market by putting together a compelling end-to-end value proposition.

He added that the company focused on three key areas in 2015 – continuing strategic acquisitions in the region, enhancing its managed services capabilities and making significant investments in the intelligent network. “To enhance its managed service capability, Telstra has developed a strong team of 1,400 highly qualified consultants, which has helped the company capture a lot of repeat business from its large enterprise clients,” he added.

“To enhance its network capability offering, Telstra launched a range of SDN products developed in strategic partnership with Cisco, which will help corporate customers deploy and configure software-defined network services on a consumption-based model. With the three-fold strategy, the service provider was able to increase its customer base in APAC and offer innovative solutions to its customers in the region,” Mr. Bazaz said.

Mr. Andrew Wildblood, Head of Global Enterprise, Global Enterprise & Services at Telstra said the company was proud to be recognised for its work in the managed services, connected industries and M2M categories in Asia-Pacific. “We accept the triple endorsement as evidence that we are on the right track in providing our customers with reliable and innovative solutions,” he said.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies? Contact Us:     Start the discussion

Source: Frost & Sullivan
Related Links:

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

NTT Communications and Arkadin Honored in Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards

leave a comment »

TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT Solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group and Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced today that both have received 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards.

Arkadin wins fourth consecutive time
Arkadin wins fourth consecutive time

NTT Com has been recognized as 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Hosted Telephony and UC Applications Service Provider of Year award and Arkadin has been recognized as 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Collaboration Service Provider of the Year, the 4th consecutive time that Arkadin has been named in this category. The results were announced at the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Singapore on June 15.

According to Nahoko Ando, Research Analyst, Digital Transformation, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan, “NTT Communications, the incumbent telecom operator in Japan, has established an extensive network infrastructure worldwide, successfully expanding Arcstar Universal One into large enterprises across the Asia-Pacific region. Frost & Sullivan evaluates NTT Com highly for its performance and commitment to the APAC region by providing a scalable, flexible and agile cloud UC portfolio.”

“We are honored to be recognized by this award,” said Mitsuru Takayama, Vice President, UCaaS & Conferencing PT, Voice &Video at NTT Com. “NTT Com is now deploying cloud-based unified communications platform in 169 countries/regions to support and enhance customer’s globalization, improved productivity, and business efficiency. Together with Arkadin, we will continue to strongly support customer’s workstyle innovation in a global scale.”

According to Jessie Yu, Research Manager, Digital Transformation, Asia-Pacific at Frost & Sullivan, Arkadin has strong and sustainable momentum in Asia-Pacific: “In a highly competitive and fast-changing business environment Arkadin has achieved significant customer and revenue growth.  Their service quality, delivery and customisation, coupled with flexible pricing policies and fast, efficient technology enhancements, are contributing to the value they deliver to their customers, spanning enterprises, SMBs and the public sector.”

According to Sean Kwek, Regional Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Arkadin APAC, the award is a testament to the success of Arkadin’s strategy of delivering the highest quality UC&C services backed by a strong customer service culture: “It is an honor to be ranked at the top among peers in the industry for our leadership in APAC for the fourth consecutive time.”

Links:
Arcstar UCaaS
Arctstar SIP Trunking
Arkadin Collaboration

About Arkadin

Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing Unified Communications and Collaboration Service Providers in the world. Our collection of market-leading audio/web/video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions enables enjoyable collaboration experiences that are essential to success in a digitally connected global workplace.  As an NTT Communications company, our services are delivered in the cloud and backed by a cutting-edge infrastructure for premium service quality.  Over 50,000 customers spanning the largest global enterprises to small businesses are supported locally in 19 languages through our network of 56 operations centers in 33 countries. For more information: www.arkadin.com.sg

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

www.ntt.com | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com

For more information
Ms. Yuko Miyamoto, Ms. Hana Tsuchiya
Public Relations
NTT Communications Corporation
Tel: +81 3 6700 4010

Ms. Nicki Soffe
Marketing and Product Marketing Director
Arkadin Singapore
Tel: +65 6572 4820

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160616/8521603945

Source: Arkadin (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Related stocks: NYSE:NTT

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Debuts Smart Luxury in the Philippines with Opening of Conrad Manila

leave a comment »

MANILA, Philippines and MCLEAN, Va. /PRNewswire/ — Today, the inspired luxury of Conrad Hotels & Resorts makes its debut in the Philippines with the opening of Conrad Manila. Owned by SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, a subsidiary of SM Investment Corporation and managed by Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), the 347 room Conrad Manila is located at the forefront of the Mall of Asia complex, in the heart of the 42 hectare Bay City development, a destination earmarked as a shopping, leisure, and business hub.

New Conrad Manila at the Manila Bay in the Philippines
New Conrad Manila at the Manila Bay in the Philippines

“We are delighted to establish Conrad Hotels & Resorts in this vibrant capital of Manila. The award-winning Conrad Manila, which enhances our portfolio, underscores our commitment to delivering best-in-class hotels in key gateway locations that meet the growing needs of global luxury travelers. An inspiring destination, Conrad Manila will delight guests with intuitive and customized service, as well as provide them access to a world of connections and inspired experiences,” said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

“The stunning Conrad Manila is an exceptional addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio and we are delighted to be partnering with SM hotels on this exciting project, who share our passion for excellence. Its opening underscores the growth of our portfolio across Asia Pacific and our continued commitment to the dynamic market ofthe Philippines. This landmark property perfectly complements the vibrancy of this amazing capital city and will set the benchmark for luxury accommodation in Manila,” Martin Rinck, president, Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific.

“We are pleased to work with Hilton Worldwide in bringing the esteemed Conrad brand to Manila. Amidst the robust tourism outlook, the most anticipated opening of Conrad Manila will definitely be a game changer in the already exciting Philippine hotel scene,” says SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. President Elizabeth T. Sy. “We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Hilton Worldwide in further elevating the hotel industry in the country,” adds Ms. Sy.

Recently awarded the Best in Hotel Development, Best Hotel Architectural Design and Best in Hotel Interior Design at the fourth annual Philippines Property Awards, Conrad Manila’s distinctive architecture is inspired by the shipping vessels that ply the bay. The hotel sits atop the two-level S Maison, a high-end retail complex, and has direct connections via walking bridges to SMX Convention Center, the country’s largest convention space, and is adjacent to SM Mall of Asia, one of the country’s largest malls, as well as Mall of Asia Arena, a 16,000-seater indoor stadium where international shows, concerts and major sporting events are held.

Poised to be the venue of choice for business, social events, and weddings, Conrad Manila offers four contemporary event halls and two sophisticated ballrooms, spanning more than 4,000 square meters, which are fitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. For intimate al fresco parties, guests can also opt for The Veranda, an outdoor garden space overlooking the city scape.

At Conrad Manila, all 347 guest rooms and suites are specially designed with an intuitive technology. Upon sensing motion in the room, the air conditioning switches from energy-saving mode to cool, the curtains in the room will automatically open with ambient lighting set to match the time of the day. Guests can instantly feel at home with a 42-inch flat screen HDTV with an IPTV menu, Wi-Fi and wired Internet access, Nespresso machine, Bluetooth-enabled entertainment technology and hydrotherapy rain showers. Suites and executive rooms offer picturesque bay or city views, with access to the Executive Lounge, and bathrooms that feature in-mirrored TV for an uninterrupted entertainment experience.

Located on the third level of the hotel is the infinity swimming pool, inspired by the pristine coastal seas of the Philippines with its coral shape. Guests may also slip to the 24-hour Fitness Center or the Conrad Spa, which offers a variety of locally inspired treatments using organic ingredients. The spa has six treatment rooms with soaking tubs, a private sauna, and steam facilities.

The hotel has six restaurants and lounges, including a coffee bar, pool bar, and in-room dining prepared by the culinary team led by Executive Chef Thomas Jakobi. The restaurants and bar at Conrad Manila feature:

  • Brasserie on 3 offers an eclectic mix of sustainable and organic dishes ranging from hearty to healthy dishes. The restaurant also features al fresco dining overlooking the bay, private dining rooms for intimate celebrations, and an exclusive chef’s table, where diners can enjoy a special tasting menu with a curated selection of organic wines.
  • China Blue by Jeremy Leung presents a modern interpretation of the traditional Chinese cuisine, artfully curated by Chinese celebrity master chef, Jereme Leung. A first for a Chinese restaurant in the Philippines to partner with a celebrity chef, China Blue by Jereme Leung takes Chinese dining experience to a new high with its authentic cuisine, modern interiors, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer panoramic bay views.
  • C Lounge is inspired by the city’s distinctive culture and lifestyle, where guests can enjoy a wide selection of beers, liquors, and locally-inspired cocktails. With a laidback vibe during the day, it transforms into a sophisticated destination bar at night. Its al fresco area offers guests an awe-inspiring visual of the Manila sunset.

Conrad Manila offers the popular Conrad Concierge mobile app, which gives global luxury travelers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during, and after visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it’s pre-selecting bath amenities or checking-in while in-transit from the airport, guests can access a variety of features by using the app.

Conrad Manila participates in the Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through www.conradhotels.com have access to benefits including an exclusive member rate that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors mobile app, where HHonors members can check-in and choose their room at over 20 Conrad hotels worldwide.

Please visit www.conradhotels.com/manila or call +632 8339999 to learn more about or to connect with Conrad Manila. For more information about Conrad Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://news.conradhotels.com or follow us at www.facebook.com/ConradHotels, www.instagram.com/ConradHotels, https://twitter.com/ConradHotels.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through a curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com or through the intuitiveConrad Concierge mobile app. Consisting of 24 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com. Learn more about the brand by visiting http://news.conradhotels.com or following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including exclusive member rates, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram.

CONTACTS:

Mica Cordero
Conrad Manila
+63 2 833 9999
Mica.Cordero@conradhotels.com

Audrey Wong
Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
Audrey.Wong@hilton.com

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160615/8521603900

Source: Hilton Worldwide

Related stocks: NYSE:HLT

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Spam Is Not Just Annoying, It Can Be Dangerous, Says ESET

leave a comment »

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Spam is not just an annoying fact of life, it can also be a dangerous one. People need to be both aware and proactive in protecting themselves, says ESET.

Spam — not simply emails, but messages received on instant messaging services, social networks and SMS — often flood people’s inboxes en masse with information they wouldn’t ordinarily wish to see. Considered by many as an inconvenience rather than anything serious, these annoying, unsolicited messages may harbour something far more damaging, like executable programs that allow your computer to be taken over — and internet users may be inadvertently putting themselves at risk.

“Once upon a time, most spam was easy to spot – largely because they offered recipients products and services they had no interest in obtaining,” commented Nick FitzGerald, Senior Research Fellow at ESET Asia Pacific. “The level of sophistication today however has grown. Many messages appear legitimate, with authentic, relevant and interesting content, designed to bait clicks from the user.”

The problem is, when a user receives a spam message and follows a link — intentional or otherwise — spammers receive information that can make the user vulnerable to any number of dangers. This can range from receiving greater volumes of spam, being scammed by criminals who make money from the tiny proportion of users that actually respond, to being the unhappy recipient of any number of different types of malware, including ransomware.

“Cybercriminals have a lot to gain from these activities. It’s not just the objectives behind spamming that have evolved, but also their delivery methods. With the increasing adoption of connected devices in Asia-Pacific and the world — particularly in Singapore where smartphone penetration is the highest across the globe — we are seeing more spammers targeting social channels in addition to traditional spam emails,” added Mr. FitzGerald. “As we increasingly conduct our lives on-the-go, using multiple internet-enabled platforms at any one time, it also means spammers have all the more opportunities and avenues to send unwanted messages.”

However, ESET points out that defending yourself against security issues caused by spam does not have to be a difficult job – proactive measures are vital in reducing exposure to such threats. ESET’s top tips on protecting yourself include:

  • Not publishing your email address on the internet, if possible
  • Only sharing your email address with trusted individuals
  • Not replying to spam messages that have already made it to your inbox
  • Being cautious when filing out Internet forms. Be especially wary of checkboxes that request opt-ins such as “Yes, I want to receive information about xx.”
  • Be suspicious of links from people who don’t usually post links
  • Not authorising anything on apps you’re not 100% sure about
  • Keeping a clean machine. Update your computer or handheld device with the latest operating system, software, web browsers, and apps to provide the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats that may be caused by spam messages.
  • Being wary of the information given to apps (does an app that lets you edit photos really need to know every single thing about you?)
  • And of course, not forgetting the golden rule – if something looks too good to be true, it probably is!

“It’s important that we remain vigilant as consumers, and not forgo security for convenience. Apps, for example, often request permissions from us that we commonly authorise without much thought on the possible implications. Be wary of the information you receive and sign up to, and wherever possible, also give yourself added peace of mind and security with the appropriate anti-spam technology,” concluded Mr. FitzGerald.

About ESET

Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Source: ESET
Related Links:

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Mundipharma’s Raman Singh Listed among Top Five in Global Power List Following a Blockbuster Year

leave a comment »

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Raman Singh, President, Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, has been ranked the world’s fourth most influential person in the pharmaceutical industry by the UK’s Medicine Maker. This comes after Mundipharma achieved year-on-year growth of 79%, expanded its business hub in Singapore and begun construction of a R&D and manufacturing facility in the city-state.

Mr Singh was among only two executives from the private sector, and the only Asian-based person, to be ranked within the top five.

The Medicine Maker’s Power List ranks the top 100 most influential people in the global pharmaceutical industry who inspire change by solving business problems, founding research and championing causes. It includes top executives, academics and other professionals from leading companies and prestigious institutions around the world.

Mr Singh said: “Being named in this list is a reflection of the hard work put in across the whole company over a great year, and our vision for the future. Mundipharma is dedicated to ensuring that the emerging world has equal access to innovation as more mature Western economies.”

Earlier this year Mundipharma held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new R&D and manufacturing facility, which will serve emerging markets. It has also recently expanded its head office in another demonstration of the company’s commitment to Singapore, the region and the emerging world.

Mundipharma’s 79% growth over the last year is the latest milestone in a continuous upward growth trajectory since Mr Singh joined Mundipharma in 2011. Total growth over that period stands at 459%.

People on Medicine Maker Power List were evaluated and ranked by each individual judge on the judging panel. The rankings were then averaged to obtain the final Power List.

About Mundipharma

Mundipharma’s independent associated companies are privately owned entities covering the world’s pharmaceutical markets. Mundipharma is a prime example of a company that consistently delivers high quality products while standing by the values that represent the company. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer and non-cancer pain and to substantially improve their quality of life. Mundipharma is dedicated to bringing to patients with severe and debilitating diseases the benefit of novel treatment options in fields such as pain, oncology, oncology supportive care, ophthalmology, respiratory disease and antiseptics.

For more information please visit: www.mundipharma.com.sg

Logo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20150302/8521501264LOGO

Source: Mundipharma

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Penta Security with the 2016 Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year Award

leave a comment »

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan has recognized Penta Security Systems with the 2016 Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year award.

The award was presented to Penta Security at the 13th annual Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards banquet held at the Equinox Restaurant, Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore on June 15.

Ms. Misun Yoon, Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that Penta Security Systems has established a strong relationship with its channel partners, which enabled it to enter other Asia-Pacificcountries along with its strong commitment to technology excellence.

“As one of the prominent Asia-based cyber security vendors, Penta Security has excelled in creating a unique brand identity among Asia-Pacific enterprises, especially in South Korea where it is based. The company is also one of the leading vendors in the Web Application Firewall market in Asia-Pacific and has also excelled in developing new solutions to enable the digital transformation of the future, such as security solutions for smart cars,” she added.

“We are honored to receive the Asian Cyber Security Vendor of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan, a leading growth consulting firm. Acknowledged as an innovative force, Penta Security will continue to pursue excellence in web and data security solutions within Asia Pacific,” said Mr. Seokwoo Lee, CEO at Penta Security.

The contenders for the Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria.

A team of 30 leading Frost & Sullivan analysts and consultants based in Asia-Pacific were involved in the short listing, evaluation and research process, applying the same thorough approach that has been the hallmark of Frost & Sullivan globally.

The findings of the detailed examination are then presented to a panel of independent judges comprising influential personalities, decision makers and thought leaders in Asia-Pacific’s ICT industry, who have in themselves pushed the boundaries of innovation and corporate excellence, in deciding the recipients in each award category.

About Penta Security Systems Inc

Penta Security Systems Inc. (CEO/Founder Seokwoo Lee) is a leading provider in web and data security solutions and services. With over 19 years of IT security expertise, Penta Security is recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the top Web Application Firewall vendor in the APAC region based on market share. For more information on Penta Security Web security services, please visit www.pentasecurity.com/en

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?   Contact Us:     Start the discussion

Source: Frost & Sullivan

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Mandarin Orchard Singapore Receives 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

leave a comment »

-Iconic hotel receives rave reviews from travellers on the world’s largest travel site

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Mandarin Orchard Singapore has been awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong traveller ratings and reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor.com over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on the site for at least 12 months.

“We are honoured to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and we are grateful that our efforts have been recognised by the very people we most want to impress,” said Mr Danny Wong, Hotel Manager of Mandarin Orchard Singapore. “This achievement validates our ongoing commitment in providing an unrivalled Asian hospitality experience to our guests.”

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Mandarin Orchard Singapore. Since opening its doors in 1971, the hotel has consistently delivered the brand’s signature Asian grace, warmth and care to guests from all over the world.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

For further press information, please contact:

Ikram Zainy
Manager, Marketing Communications
Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
T (65) 6831 6051
M (65) 9168 2740
ikram.zainy@meritushotels.com

Logo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160616/8521603966LOGO

Source: Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Written by asiafreshnews

June 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Posted in Uncategorized