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PointStar Expands its Cloud Computing Investment in Indonesia with its New Jakarta Office to Serve More Customers

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JAKARTA /PRNewswire/ — PointStar, a cloud technology consulting firm that empowers businesses across Asia Pacific to innovate and move beyond productivity has moved to a new office to accommodate its rapid business growth in Indonesia.

PointStar's Jakarta team in their new cloud-managed Indonesia office
PointStar’s Jakarta team in their new cloud-managed Indonesia office

The new office is designed to promote employees’ productivity in a collaborative environment. It comes with fully-equipped conference rooms, a silent room, and a ‘Phone Booth’ area for employees who wish for a quiet working environment. With these facilities, the team can focus on enhancing their core competencies and assists companies to choose, adopt, implement, customise and manage their cloud solutions.

As one of the leading Google Partners in the APAC region, the conference room highlights the use of Google Hangouts in connecting PointStar’s team of more than 60 employees working at different geographical locations.

The new office allows the team to collaborate and achieve better and faster results for growing client’s list of all sizes, which include Gojek, Zalora, Matahari Mall, Indo Tambangraya Megah, and Parkland.

On May 7th 2015, PointStar announced the opening of a Cloud Center of Excellence in Indonesia. In less than 18 months, PointStar has outgrown its premises and experienced a multifold expansion in its employees as well as customers’ portfolio.

As one of the pioneers in cloud solutions, PointStar adopted Google’s advanced online enterprise-ready tool, G Suite, in achieving optimal communication. PointStar also utilises Netsuite’s cloud accounting and CRM system, Cisco Meraki’s cloud controlled WiFi, routing, and security system in ensuring a secure scalable enterprise network, as well as the Grandstream IP phone for a much stable telecommunication network.

“Our Jakarta new office will reinforce the strength and focus to bring our clients world-class services. The expansion reflects our commitment and the continued success on our clients’ businesses. We will continue to provide quality, innovative and affordable cloud solutions for companies to embrace digital transformation, and redefine the smarter  way of working in the new digital era,” said Justin Lee, CEO of PointStar.

To celebrate the opening of the new Jakarta office, PointStar has launched a 1-FOR-1 training package called TransformMyBiz. Its objective is to help the small and medium businesses to train their employees on getting the most out of G Suite (formerly Google Apps) at work. The training package, worth $900 per session will be applicable to companies in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, valid for the first 100 companies that sign up and on a first-come-first-serve basis.

“We live in a world of change, driven by technology and it is changing the way how companies and people used to work. As companies take on digital transformation, it simplifies the way they work and soon see themselves operating at maximum velocity,” added Justin Lee.

About PointStar

PointStar was established in 2008 and has transformed hundreds of organisations and institutions, providing reliable and comprehensive cloud services that empower businesses to innovate and stay ahead of the competition.

As a Cloud Technology consulting firm, PointStar has a treasure chest of world class, expertise in consulting for businesses in various industries. Pointstar is one of Asia’s leading Google Cloud Partners, the preferred NetSuite Solution Provider, and an authorized partner for Cisco Meraki. PointStar is headquartered in Singapore with a presence in Jakarta and Malaysia. For further information, please visit www.point-star.com

Media Contact

Nadya Saraswati
nadya@point-star.com
Phone: +62 21 2555 8789

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Source: PointStar

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April 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

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Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards 2017: “Driving Sustainable Development Goals”

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Asia Pacific CSR Council supported by UN Global Compact recently held Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards 2017. The objectives of the awards program were:

Winners Group Photo of the Awarda graced by Her Highness Tengku Muhaini, Princess of Pahang, The Honourable Senator Khairul Azwan and Strategic Partner, Brit Parking, Danai Spa and MCM Holding Ltd.
Winners Group Photo of the Awarda graced by Her Highness Tengku Muhaini, Princess of Pahang, The Honourable Senator Khairul Azwan and Strategic Partner, Brit Parking, Danai Spa and MCM Holding Ltd.
  • Recognizing leaders who excel in corporate sustainability and corporate responsibility giving them a competitive leadership advantage.
  • Recognizing  winners  who  serve  to  be  benchmarks  as  exemplar  of  sustainable business practices to other organizations in accordance to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Creating  a  network  of  professionals  and  practitioners  committed  to  furthering  their sustainability agenda globally.

The Awards represent the most prestigious form of recognition for companies globally in Leadership, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Sustainability. The criteria are not only well aligned to the Ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, covering the areas of Environment, Human Rights, Labor Standards and Anti-Corruption but also recognize the organizations achieving triple bottom line success in relation to the 17 SDGs.

For the first time ever, the inaugural Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards aims to recognize and celebrate the success of businesses and organizations, large and small and individual leaders in Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility. Achievements in over 36 categories including individual were recognized and honored with its unique award respectively. Winners come from Singapore, India, the Philippines, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Europe, Australia, UAE etc.

The criteria for the nomination submissions included:

Materiality

To determine if applicant has considered relevant sustainability factors

Stakeholder Engagement

To determine if applicant has taken various stakeholder views and concerns into consideration

Economic

To assess performance with regard to mitigating impacts of sustainability trends on company finances and contributing to both local and national economies

Environmental

To assess performance with regard to resource use, pollution, waste management, etc.

Social

To assess performance with regard to labor management, human rights and impact on society

The awards program aims to promote the concept of Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility as a holistic approach for development globally and enhances the awareness for sustainable development within the business community and society. It also aims to foster corporate transparency and reporting on best practices and achievement, and encourage healthy competition among enterprises while they work towards continuous improvement of social and environmental performance which then leads to sustainable business behavior and economic success.

The event was graced by Her Highness Tengku Muhaini Bte. Sultan Ahmad Shah, the Princess of Pahang State and attended by UN Global Compact representatives, members of Diplomatic Corps of the respective regional embassy, industry peers and members of the media. The event strategic partners were Brit Parking from UK and Max Capital Management Holding Ltd from Hong Kong.

We are very pleased to be associated with such a prestigious awards program,” said Dato’ Abdul Razak the Managing Director of Brit Parking, Malaysia regional office. Brit Parking, UK’s Help Me Park Gatwick and Cophall Gatwick Parking are London Gatwick Airport approved car parking companies. There are fewer than 10 approved car parking operators for London Gatwick Airport. Approved car parking operators are selected based on reliability as well as whether or not they meet good trading and security park mark standards. Gatwick has revealed plans to become the UK’s first carbon neutral airport by the end of spring. Last year, Gatwick announced it would be the world’s first airport to recycle Category 1 waste at a dedicated, on-site waste plant. Plans are in motion to convert the waste into energy to heat the North Terminal. “We view sustainability and responsibility as a very important component of our business as we strive continuously to fulfill our promises to maximise investors’ return, while advocating sustainable business practices,” added Dato’ Razak.

Max Shangkar,the Global Chief Executive Officer for Max Capital Management Holding Ltd said, “Only through accountable action will businesses thrive. Businesses needs to align with SGDs goals to differentiate themselves from competitors so that they can re-align, re-position and re-invent while seeking to expand in growth sectors.

The Organising Chairman, Chris Daniel Wong further added, “The awards showcased global success stories on how businesses can be responsible and yet still achieve the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit. He further noted that the awards and summit program will continue in other countries such as China and the UK.

Further information is available at: http://asiapacificcsrcouncil.org and www.grblawards.com.

List of Winners for Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards 2017

1

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Father of Responsible Innovation & Creative Education

2

Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Haji Yahaya Ibrahim

Lifetime Achievement Awards in Civil Service

3

Tata Group

Conglomerate Company of The Year

4

Jakel Group of Companies

Master Class Entrepreneur of The Year

5

Danai Spa

Master Class Women Entrepreneur of The Year

6

LSYMEDIA Group

Master Class SME Entrepreneurship

7

ARIANI Textiles & Manufacturing

Master Class Socially Responsible Leader

8

AirAsia

Master Class Aviation of The Year

9

Axiata Group

Master Class Best Sustainability Report

10

Brit Parking

Master Class Investment Excellence

11

Agrivo International Limited

Agricultural Investment Excellence

12

Abedeen Academy

Islamic Education Excellence

13

AGREA International

Agriculture Excellence

14

Asia Met Executive Education

Lifelong Learning & Training Excellence

15

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.

Engineering & Construction Excellence

16

Circle Corp Sdn. Bhd

Digital Media Excellence

17

De’Xandra

Fragrance Sector Excellence

18

D’Jungle People

Human Capital Development Excellence

19

Galactic Advance Engineering

Renewable Energy & Energy Saving

20

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna

Islamic Financial Excellence

21

Great Eastern Life

Insurance Excellence

22

Hangzhou Chengtao Network Technology Co., Ltd

eCommerce Excellence

23

iPay88

ICT Business Strategy Excellence

24

IQI Holdings

Real Estate Excellence

25

Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad

Plantation Sector Excellence

26

Malay Mail

Editorial Excellence

27

Margarana DreamCity

World First Innergy Green City

28

Max Capital Management Holding Ltd

Global Investment & Advisory Firm Excellence

29

PETRONAS Dagangan Bhd

Rural Empowerment Excellence

30

Plummy Fashions Ltd (Bangladesh)

Textile Manufacturing Excellence

31

Real Estate Indonesia

Community Real Estate Excellence

32

REAL Education Group

Pre-School Education Excellence

33

Royal Asian Movie Awards (RAMA)

Film Production Excellence

34

Search International Group

Fashion Retailing Excellence

35

Yu Fung Hong Holdings Group Limited

Integrated Health Resort Excellence

36

Xiamen Zhongchuangzhigou Technology Co., Ltd.

High Technology Excellence

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Source: Max Capital Management

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April 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm

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Brightcove Launches Powerful, Scalable, Cost-Effective Live Video Platform

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-Brightcove Live delivers seamless monetisation and clipping for live events and 24/7 channels

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the explosive consumer demand for live streaming of events and 24/7 channels across all screens,  Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, has launched Brightcove Live. The API-driven platform augments scalable live streaming with server-side ad insertion (SSAI), cloud DVR, content encryption, on-the-fly clipping, and seamless VOD asset creation. Brightcove Live has been successfully deployed for major global sporting events and simulcast linear television channels.  Seven West Media, which owns and operates Australia’s largest independent media portfolio, used the Live product while it was still in beta, for the purpose of workflow improvement using the Live-to-VOD feature. The broadcaster was able to stream action from 16 different courts within an hour of each match’s completion and publish more than 400 clips, such as interviews with the players and match highlights.

Media companies face three key challenges as articulated in Brightcove’s Manifesto for Transforming the Experience and Economics of Online Video Media in 2017: improving viewing  experiences, increasing video-based revenue opportunities, and reducing the costs of operating a video business across platforms. Brightcove Live empowers media organisations to deliver and monetise broadcast-like experiences for live events and 24/7 channels while diminishing the cost and complexity of live streaming.

With Brightcove Live, live streaming is both a powerful, standalone service and part of a broader, holistic video solution. Seven West Media demonstrated the power of Brightcove Live as a standalone service, with the ability to push content to other platforms for publishing, syndication and social media consumption. Brightcove Live also integrates seamlessly with Video Cloud to leverage Video Cloud’s best-in-class tools for monetisation and analytics and its rich ecosystem of broadcast and publishing technology partners.

“Brightcove has been a long term partner of Seven West Media and our Product & Technology team,” said Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video, Infrastructure & Operations at Seven Network. “The Live-to-VOD feature made it easy for us to publish videos to our content-hungry sports viewers close to match end. We are always looking for ways to improve the viewing experience; being able to give fans the content they want quickly is incredibly important. We look forward to continuing to deliver the biggest events in sports.”

“With Brightcove Live, we’re directly addressing problems facing publishers and broadcasters today – how to deliver and monetise live events and linear channels using simple but flexible tools, without breaking the bank,” said Anil Jain, executive vice president and general manager of media at Brightcove. “We continue to invest heavily in innovation and Brightcove Live is the type of advancement that provides our customers with the performance and efficiency they need in a highly competitive marketplace.”

Brightcove is the live streaming partner of NAB Show 2017, where it will be demonstrating Brightcove Live at booth 2724 in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

To learn more about Brightcove Live, please visit:  https://www.brightcove.com/en/live.

Brightcove on social media:

●     Brightcove Blog

●     Twitter

●     LinkedIn

●     Facebook

About Brightcove

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetising video across connected devices. The company offers a full suite of products and services that reduce the cost and complexity associated with publishing, distributing, measuring and monetising video across devices. Brightcove has thousands of customers in over 70 countries that rely on the company’s cloud solutions to successfully publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere. To learn more, visit www.brightcove.com.

Press Contacts

Asia:
Radha K Raman
+65 3163 5539
pressdesk.asia@brightcove.com

Source: Brightcove

Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:BCOV

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April 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

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Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo returns to Seoul, South Korea for its 4th annual event

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SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — Rising Media, Inc., 3DR Holdings, and the Korea International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX) announced that the 4th annual Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo will be held on June 28-30, 2017 at KINTEX in Seoul, South Korea. The theme for this year’s event is ‘The New Era of Digital Manufacturing’. Inside 3D Printing is the largest 3D printing event series worldwide, having hosted 38 events globally since its launch in 2013 in New York City. Over 9,000 attendees are expected at this year’s event in Seoul.

Inside 3D Printing Seoul 2016
Inside 3D Printing Seoul 2016

Inside 3D Printing Seoul is a three-day event that encompasses an international conference and an exhibition. The conference runs for 2 full days with 4 racks and features over 35 professional speakers from the additive manufacturing industry. The topics will focus on manufacturing, metal, business, and aerospace/automotive. This year’s speaker line-up includes Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates, Inc., Stefan Ritt, VP-Head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions, Augustin Niavas, Business Development Manager for tooling, EOS and Vincent Yang, Product Manager, Materialise.

This year’s exhibition is expected to have over 70 exhibitors including global corporations such as MakerBot, EOS, DWS, XYZ printing, as well as many major Korean additive manufacturing players as Carima, Cube Tech, Ateam Ventures and Vision Technology Korea. The connections made at Inside 3D Printing Seoul 2016 resulted in over 120 contracts signed worth USD$80 million within 6 months after the show.

Inside 3D Printing Seoul will also include multiple networking events. On June 28th there will be a VIP Dinner with 300+ industry professionals in attendance, including exhibitors, speakers, entrepreneurs, press, governmental officials and overseas/local buyers. We will also hold a startup pitching event for a cash prize called Frontier Tech Showdown with 5 qualified startups and world-class professionals as judges not only in 3D Printing but Drones, Robotics and VR/AR on the same date. On June 29th, a Cocktail Party will be held for exhibitors and buyers to meet and explore business opportunities.

Early-bird conference promotion with discount rate of up to 40% continues until April 21.

For more information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities or conference registration

please contact the Inside 3D Printing Secretariat (inside3dprinting@kintex.com), +82-31-995-8074/8740 or visit www.inside3dprinting.com/seoul for more details.

About Rising Media

Rising Media is a global events and media producer excelling in Internet and technology-related events and content. Events include Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, Virtual Reality Summit, Data Driven Business, Building Business Capability, Predictive Analytics World, Text Analytics World, eMetrics Summit, Conversion Conference, AllFacebook Marketing Conference, Search Marketing Expo, Affiliate Management Days, Influencer Marketing Days, Future of Immersive Leisure, Global Online Classifieds Summit, and Web Effectiveness Conference in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, India, China, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Brazil.

For more information, please visit http://www.risingmedia.com.

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Source: KINTEX

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April 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

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