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Atos to Bring Alfresco Software to Japan

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-Global Digital Services Leader Named Lead Partner, Brings Best-of-Breed Collaboration Software to Japan
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Atos has been named Lead Partner by Alfresco Software, the leading open-source provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. In this role, Atos will help Alfresco build relationships, sell and distribute its technology in Japan.

Atos is a global leader in digital services with annual revenue of EUR12 billion and 100,000 employees in 72 countries. It provides high tech services to its customers worldwide and now expands/strengthens its portfolio with Alfresco portfolio.

“Alfresco’s open source technology platform makes it easy for partners to build incredibly robust applications that can better meet our customers’ needs no matter the application or the industry,” said Herbie Leung, CEO of Atos in APAC. “That is why Atos is pleased to expand this relationship to Japan.”

Atos, a key partner for Alfresco since 2007 was initially attracted by Alfresco’s Enterprise Content Management product and the role it plays in the large enterprise customer arena. Atos currently focuses its Alfresco offerings toward government and financial services.

“Alfresco is committed to serving the APAC region and having a strong presence in Japan, which is why we have chosen to expand our partnership with Atos,” said Bob Crissman, Vice President of Global Channel Sales for Alfresco. “Atos is incredibly dedicated to the region with an office and staff in Japan that make it well suited to serve the business collaboration needs of the enterprises there. In fact, Atos is already helping local companies renew their contracts with Alfresco.”

Alfresco recently announced a new Global Partner Program designed to make it easier for partners to grow their business working with Alfresco. The new Alfresco Partner Program will help recruit and onboard global and super-regional solution providers, streamline the Alfresco OEM program and drive greater focus with the company’s key technology partners. Program components are focused around ensuring successful joint sales and marketing engagements, as well as training and support services to allow partners to build certified solutions based on Alfresco technology.

About Alfresco

Alfresco provides modern enterprise content management (ECM) software built on open standards that enables organizations to unlock the power of their business-critical content. With the controls that IT demands and the simplicity that end users love, Alfresco’s open source technology enables global organizations to collaborate more effectively across cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise environments. Innovating at the intersection of content, collaboration and business process, Alfresco’s software manages over seven billion documents, powering the daily tasks of more than 11 million users worldwide. Select Alfresco customers include: Amnesty International, Cisco, DAB Bank, FOX, NASA, PGA Tour, and Sony Entertainment. Founded in 2005, Alfresco’s U.S. headquarters are in San Mateo, California and European headquarters are in Maidenhead, UK. Please visit us at http://www.alfresco.com.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa EUR12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

Contact: Rhoda M Dinesen
Rhoda.dinesen@atos.net
(65) 6730 8524

Contact: Danielle Cook
danielle.cook@alfresco.com
+1-(925) 367-7593

Source: Atos Information Technology
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August 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm

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Apacer Launches VLP DDR4 Mini ECC UDIMM Series

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-Provides best solutions for networking, telecom and industrial storage equipment
TAIPEI, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — In recent years, the stable growth of cloud computing and its data storage applications have brought about a boom in the networking, storage equipment and telecom industries, leading to the surge in demand in the related industries. Many major Internet service and telecom companies have expanded their data centers and actively built their cloud platforms. In light of this, Apacer Technology has launched the VLP DDR4 mini ECC UDIMM which is especially designed for networking, telecom and industrial automation systems. Delivering advantages such as space-saving, high-speed data transmission and low power consumption, it is a perfect fit for network communication and embedded industrial automation equipment, optimizing high-performance cloud operating systems.

VLP mini form factor ideal for small-size industrial computers and microservers

Apacer VLP DDR4 mini ECC UDIMM memory modules are available in very low profile (VLP) and mini specifications. Measuring only 0.738-inch high and 80mm long, they effectively save over 60% space as compared to standard DDR4 ECC UDIMMs, and improve heat dissipation in products with space constraints, making them suitable for small-size industrial computers, microservers and networking equipment.

ECC ensures data integrity, low power consumption meets requirements of IoT connectivity

A single-bit error could destroy data or crash the system. Apacer VLP DDR4 mini ECC UDIMM memory module is equipped with ECC function which helps to detect and correct memory error, preventing file damage or data loss from system crash. Its built-in thermal sensor also monitors memory temperature to increase product reliability. Operating at ultra-low voltage (1.2V), Apacer VLP DDR4 mini UDIMM memory module is up to 30% more energy efficient than previous-generation DDR3, reducing the costs of networking, server system and cloud enterprises.

Apacer VLP DDR4 mini ECC UDIMM memory modules are available in two clock speeds, i.e. DDR4 2400 and 2133, and capacities ranging from 4-16GB. The memory modules are JEDEC-compliant, and manufactured to meet RoHS/ Halogen Free environmental directives. Featuring small form factor and ECC/ thermal sensor, they are highly stable and reliable, and are mainly used in industrial embedded, networking and server systems, meeting the requirements of low power consumption and equipment with space constraint.

VLP mini form factor ideal for small-size industrial computers and micro servers
VLP mini form factor ideal for small-size industrial computers and micro servers
Apacer DRAM module VLP Mini ECC UDIMM specification:

Module Type

DDR4 VLP Mini ECC UDIMM

Frequency

2400MHz /2133MHz

Capacity

4G/8G/16G

Voltage

1.2v

Pin count

288-Pin

Width

72-Bit

PCB Height

0.738″

PCB Length

80mm

About Apacer
Apacer Technology Inc. offers a wide range of industrial SSD, digital consumer products and memory modules. Together with its broad R&D, design, manufacturing, and marketing strengths, it has become a leading global manufacturer in the industry. Since its establishment, Apacer has always followed its promise, “Access the best,” to produce reliable, innovative products and services. Apacer supplies customers with high performance, reliable, high value memory modules and flash memory via a marketing network that stretches across worldwide distributors, product manufacturing facilities, and retail consumers. Apacer provides innovative, state-of-the-art digital storage products to store, record, and share the digital information crucial to their work and essential to their daily lives.

Photo – http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20160810/8521605101

Source: Apacer Technology
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August 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

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Leaders of Multi-billion USD Businesses to Share Insights on ‘New China’ at AmCham HK’s China Conference on Sep 9

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham HK) is proud to announce that close to 20 top leaders of multi-billion USD businesses and China experts will be sharing their insights on ‘Managing the Transition: Foreign Business in the New China’ at its annual China Conference, to be held at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm on September 9, 2016 (Friday).

This annual Conference brings together over 200 senior executives from world-class companies and organizations in Hong Kong and the region to discuss and assess trends in China’s economic development and evolving domestic and international business issues.

As China’s economy has evolved into two tracks — declining traditional sectors and booming new sectors, sometimes termed ‘Old China vs New China’ by economists — it has become increasingly important for decision makers to redefine business strategies and at times to embrace new business models to address changes in the market landscape and the impact of new technologies.

This year’s China Conference will feature two keynote addresses and four panels where speakers will discuss the economic transitions taking place in China and related topics. This year’s panel topics are —

Finding Paths in the New China
Collaboration & Competition: New Dynamics in Chinese-Foreign Business Ties
Hong Kong and the Chinese Financial Reforms
Megacities and Regionalization
The Chamber is honored and pleased to have Christopher Johnson, Senior Advisor and Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as the opening keynote speaker to update the audience his observations on China’s reforms and the post-election outlook for US-China relations. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Dr. Huang Yiping, Professor of Economics at the National School of Development at Peking University and Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China. Dr. Huang will share his deep insights on China’s latest economic growth, as well as the challenges and opportunities amid the economic transitions.

As in previous years, the 2016 China Conference is structured to provide speakers and panelists more time to interact with the audience, rather than lengthy individual presentations, which will provide all conference participants food for thought, practical ideas on business best practices, and time for Q&A and useful networking.

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS

Christopher Johnson

Senior Advisor and Freeman Chair in China Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

*Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Huang Yiping

Professor of Economics at National School of Development

Peking University;

Member of the Monetary Policy Committee

People’s Bank of China

*Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Jeanette Chan

Managing Partner of China Practice

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Sanjeev Chatrath

Managing Director of Financial & Risk for Asia Pacific and Japan
Thomson Reuters

Sean Chiao

President of Asia Pacific
AECOM

Michael Falcon

Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, Global Investment Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Dr. Fu Yuning

Chairman
China Resources (Holdings) Limited

Malcolm Kay

Superintendent Emeritus

Stamford American School — Hong Kong

Dr. Stephan Kothrade

President Functions Asia Pacific, President and Chairman Greater China
BASF

Lincoln Leong

CEO
MTR Corporation

Tom O’Reilly

President, Asia Pacific

Rockwell Automation

Kevin Sneader

Chairman, Asia

McKinsey & Company

Ryan Stork

Chairman, Asia Pacific

BlackRock

Wang Tao

Co-Head of Asia Economics

UBS Investment Bank

Ben Way

CEO

Macquarie Group Asia

Andrew Weir

Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction

Regional Senior Partner, Hong Kong

Head of Capital Markets, KPMG China

KPMG

Yan Xuan

President, Greater China

Nielsen

(More speakers to be announced)

Media Enquiries

Event /Sponsorship Enquiries

Mr. Dannio Chan

Ms. Yan Huang

Tel: (852) 2530-6917

Tel: (852) 2530-6928

Fax: (852) 2810-1289

Fax: (852) 2810-1289

Email: dchan@amcham.org.hk

Email: yhuang@amcham.org.hk

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-chamber-of-commerce-in-hong-kong

With about 1,600 members, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) is one of the largest American Chambers outside the United States, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong, and one of the most dynamic and influential international business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. AmCham’s mission is to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong, and Mainland China; and to enhance Hong Kong’s stature as an international business center

Source: The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
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August 12, 2016 at 2:31 pm

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Dating.com Group’s New Board of Directors Takes Key Decisions at First Ever Meeting

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TA`XBIEX, Malta /PRNewswire/ — The newly appointed board of directors at the Dating.com Group and SOL Network companies has met for the first time in Malta where it took important decisions on its growth and progress.

The Dating.com Group and SOL Network companies have appointed a new board of directors, which met for the first time on July 25, 2016 in Ta`xbiex, Malta. The new directors made a number of important decisions regarding recruitment, finance, marketing, customer support, and legal issues. The board reaffirmed its commitment to retaining and developing all of the online dating websites within its umbrella group including Dating.com, AnastasiaDate.com, AsianDate.com, AmoLatina.com, and AfricanDate.com.

A New Strategy for Decision Making

The first board meeting took place in Malta following a management decision by the chief shareholders in the Dating.com Group and SOL Network companies, Alla Gubenko and Alexey Negin. The shareholders decided to replace one solely responsible CEO with a board of directors consisting of six highly motivated experts who will act as joint decision makers. The new board of directors is expected to bring a competitive dynamic to the company, boosting creativity and helping the business to grow.

The first board meeting took place at Dixcart House, Ta`Xbiex, where the Dating.com Group has just opened a new office. All directors were satisfied that the new office will be a great asset to the development and progress of the business. The directors also discussed the future of the online dating industry and focused on those technologies that will be most in demand. The board decided to place high priority on mobile applications for its main projects Dating.com, AnastasiaDate.com, AsianDate.com, AmoLatina.com, and AfricanDate.com.

Alla Gubenko, key shareholder in the Dating.com Group, explains the importance of Malta:

“Malta has already showed us that this country is a good source of highly-trained customer support, digital marketing professionals, and IT development experts. Now we hope that our new management strategy will increase the effectiveness of those experts to help us make further progress.”

About Dating.com Group

The Dating.com Group includes Dating.com, AnastasiaDate.com, AsianDate.com, AmoLatina.com, and AfricanDate.com, which bring together over 20 million international users and more than 80 million online visitors annually. Additionally, over 1.5 million conversations are exchanged onsite daily. The Dating.com Group is a family of sites that offers the premium experience of international online dating to facilitate exciting and romantic companionship between members all over the world. The service increases the chances of members to meet someone new, discover unique places, explore new cultures, and do things they would never have had the chance to do before. Dating.com now covers over 32 countries and offers the technology to help members take communication further than ever.

Source: Dating.com Group

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August 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

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FEXCO & ENCASH Partner to Launch EasyDebit Solution in the Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines and DUBLIN /PRNewswire/ —

The country’s first mobile cash withdrawal solution will improve accessibility for over 75million cardholders

FEXCO – one of the world’s leading independent financial technology providers has today announced a partnership with Electronic Network Cash Tellers, Inc. (ENCASH) to launch the first-ever mobile cash withdrawal solution in the Philippines.

Through ENCASH’s substantial customer network, the FEXCO EasyDebit solution will soon serve over 75million BancNet cardholders, allowing them easier access to cash across the Philippines, a country significantly underserviced by an ATM network.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160809/396786 )

The Philippines is a cash-centric culture where more than 95% of all transactions are completed with the Peso in hand. Conversely, the national ATM penetration rate of 23% is significantly lower than the global average (over 70%). There are less than 19,000 ATM’s for over 100million people in the country and the local ATM can often be a bus or ferry journey away.

FEXCO EasyDebit is a unique service that uses a mobile Point of Sale (or mPOS Pin Entry Device) and a mobile phone allowing customers to withdraw cash using their ATM card at any number of local accredited merchants including; payment and remittance centres, retailers, rural banks and cooperatives instead of having to travel to an ATM.

Speaking about the launch, Denis McCarthy CEO, FEXCO commented, “EasyDebit is testament to the innovative culture we have in FEXCO. Not only are we focused on developing the next breakthrough fintech idea but also on building practical solutions that bring real value to our partners the world over. In the area of Negros Occidental, for example, in Central Philippines, it takes over 4 hours to travel to the nearest ATM making access to cash extremely difficult for people there. EasyDebit will reduce reliance on ATM’s and encourage financial inclusion, a core value of FEXCO.”

ENCASH CEO Eric Severino remarked, “The ENCASH ATM and RTM network promotes financial inclusion to underserved and unbanked Filipinos. With EasyDebit, ENCASH will be able to provide an additional, far-reaching alternative service to this existing network.”

The ‘plug & play’ solution provides an additional revenue opportunity and requires little installation on the side of the merchant who needs only to download the EasyDebit mobile app. There is no Average Daily Balance or Minimum Transaction required to deploy the service which will be affordable to merchants through a rent-to-own scheme. FEXCO EasyDebit is also safe and secure because the PIN is never stored to the mobile phone and the mPOS is accredited to the highest security standards – PCI DSS and EMV Level 1 & 2 compliant.

Denis McCarthy concluded, “We are extremely proud to launch this truly innovative but also hugely beneficial service today and look forward to extending EasyDebit to Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia over the coming years.”

Source: FEXCO

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August 12, 2016 at 10:03 am

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Ageas Asia First Half 2016 Gross Inflows Up 12% with Sales Developed Well Across All Main Distribution Channels in the Region

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Ageas 1H 2016 results (note 1) — Asia Financial Highlights.

Ageas Group:
Insurance net result reflects strong operating performance and capital gain on Hong Kong sale. Group net result includes the provision for the Fortis settlement agreement. The Asian and Belgian Life business were the key drivers of the growth of inflows during the first half of 2016.

Net Result
Insurance net profit up 21% to EUR 608 million versus EUR 504 million
General Account net result of EUR 675 million negative including the net impact EUR of 889 million of the provision for the Fortis settlement agreement
Capital gain of EUR 404 million on the divestment of the Hong Kong Life activities equally distributed over Insurance and General Account
Group net result at EUR 67 million negative versus EUR 469 million
Inflows
Group inflows (at 100%) at EUR 18.3 billion, up 10% (including 4% negative foreign exchange impact)
Group inflows (Ageas’s part) grew 7% to EUR 7.8 billion (including 3% negative foreign exchange impact)
Life inflows up 13% to EUR 15 billion and Non-Life up 1% at EUR 3.3 billion (both at 100%)
Operating Performance
Combined ratio at 99.0% versus 95.4% including the impact of the Brussels terrorism events (1.9%) and adverse weather events in Belgium and the UK
Operating Margin Guaranteed at 108 bps versus 90 bps
Operating Margin Unit-Linked at 28 bps versus 41 bps
Life Technical Liabilities of the consolidated entities at EUR 74.5 billion (+1% compared to the end of 2015)
Balance Sheet
Shareholders’ equity at EUR 10.3 billion or EUR 49.59 per share
Insurance solvency II ageas ratio at 183% and Group solvency II at 209%
General Account Total Liquid Assets at EUR 2.1 billion versus EUR 1.6 billion end 2015
Ageas Asia:
Continued strong growth in inflows and solid net profits in Asia.

Net profit EUR 329 million vs. EUR 212 million (+55%); Solid results driven by strong performance in China and Thailand and supported by the capital gain on the divestment of the Hong Kong Life entity.
Gross Inflows EUR 11.0 billion vs. EUR 9.8 billion (+12%); Excellent growth in new business and renewal premiums especially in China and Thailand.
China’s inflows increased to EUR 8.7 billion (+17% and +23% at constant exchange rates), with new business up 21% to EUR 5.1 billion. The bank channel and particularly the strong performance of the agency channel both contributed to this growth. The agency force expanded further to almost 230,000
Thailand achieved solid business growth with life inflows up 4% (+12% at constant exchange rates) to EUR 1.3 billion, with strong growth in renewal premiums of 30% (at constant exchange rates) to EUR 0.8 billion following last year’s growth in new business volumes and continued customer loyalty. Non-life gross inflows were up 16% at constant exchange rates to EUR 159 million with substantial growth in both Motor (+19%) and Personal Accident (+34%)
Life inflows in Malaysia amounted EUR 289 million, an increase of 8% at constant exchange rates. The bank channel’s focus on regular premium business resulted in a better product mix with regular premiums up by 49% at constant exchange rates. Non-life inflows amounted to EUR 329 million (+4% at constant exchange rates) with growth across the major business lines.
India’s inflows were EUR 91 million (-2% at constant exchange rates). The 33% growth reported in regular premiums within the bank channel partly offset the lower less profitable Group business.
Strategic development: Start of sales in the Philippines and closing of the divestment of Hong Kong Life entity. License received in Vietnam on July 1st.
Announcing the First Half Year 2016 results, Gary Crist, Chief Executive Officer of Ageas Asia commented:

“Ageas Asia’s results in the first half of 2016 were very strong with net profits of EUR 329 million, an increase of 55% over the same period last year, driven by the continued strong performance mainly in China and Thailand as well as by the capital gain on the divestment of our Hong Kong life activities. Total inflows reached EUR 11.0 billion, an increase of 12%, as a result of successful sales campaigns and channel development from the 1st quarter of the year and extending into the 2nd quarter. Both new business and renewals achieved healthy growth across all distribution channels, in particular in the agency channel where new business premiums grew by 55%. The bancassurance channel remained solid at the same level as last year. While we have divested our Hong Kong life business, we had a strong start in our new joint-venture in the Philippines. In July, we obtained our insurance licence to operate a new life insurance joint-venture in Vietnam”.

Please visit http://www.ageas.com for full details of the press release.

1. All 1st half year 2016 figures are compared to the 1st half year 2015 figures unless otherwise stated.

Source: Ageas Asia
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August 12, 2016 at 9:43 am

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