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Ascom appoints Ljubisav Matejevic to lead the Strategic Alliances business

Ascom invests further into its strategic partners business by appointing Ljubisav Matejevic to lead the Strategic Alliances.

BAAR, Switzerland, Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ljubisav Matejevic has been working for Ascom (SWX:ASCN.SW) since September 2017 as Vice President Global Ecosystem and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as President of the Global Clinical + Care Coordination Forum (GCCCF). In addition to his current positions, he will, together with his team, continue the growth with strategic partners, such as medical device manufacturers and global system integrators, value added resellers, electronic medical record companies, independent software vendors and leading healthcare consultancies around the world.

Ljubisav Matejevic has over 25 years of market and business development experience and a profound expertise in thought leadership. As Global Market Development and Strategy Executive, he represented IBM’s Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Business (HCLS).

Prior to that, as the Global Alliance Executive for Healthcare & Life – Science and Public Health, he managed the independently founded Global E-Health Forum to generate and strengthen cooperation across IBM’s strategic partners and important stakeholders.

ABOUT ASCOM

Ascom is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions. The vision of Ascom is to close digital information gaps allowing for the best possible decisions – anytime and anywhere. Ascom’s mission is to provide mission-critical, real-time solutions for highly mobile, ad hoc, and time-sensitive environments. Ascom uses its unique product and solutions portfolio and software architecture capabilities to devise integration and mobilization solutions that provide truly smooth, complete and efficient workflows for healthcare as well as for industry and retail sectors.

Ascom is headquartered in Baar (Switzerland), has operating businesses in 18 countries and employs around 1,300 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

Ascom Group Media Office, Daniel Lack, Company Secretary and Legal & Communications/IR

+41 41 544 78 10, daniel.lack@ascom.com

XPA ของ TIDEiSun Group ได้พลิกโฉมเกมโทเค็นแบบเสถียร

HONG KONG, Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TIDEiSun Group ได้แถลงถึงการรวม XPA Asset เข้ากับบริการทางการเงินใหม่หลายประเภท รวมถึงบัตรเดบิตที่ใช้โทเค็นแบบเสถียรด้วย XPA Asset คือชุดโทเค็นแบบเสถียรที่ผูกติดอยู่กับเงินแบบธนบัตรของประเทศต่างๆ เช่น USX ผูกติดกับ USD, JPX ผูกติดกับ JPY และอื่นๆ ซึ่งจะผูกติดอยู่กับเงินแบบธนบัตรของประเทศที่เกี่ยวข้องแบบตายตัว และผลิตโดยใช้สินทรัพย์จริงๆ เป็นหลักประกัน พร้อมด้วยสัญญาอัจฉริยะที่ทำให้สามารถนำไปใช้จ่ายประจำวันได้อย่างมีเสถียรภาพ

วิธีการกระจายที่มีลักษณะเฉพาะตัวได้แยก XPA Asset ออกจากคู่แข่งในตลาดโทเค็นแบบเสถียร โดยผู้ใช้จะจำนองเงินแบบธนบัตรหรือสินทรัพย์ที่เป็นเงินดิจิทัล แล้วรับโทเค็นแบบเสถียรที่เลือกผ่านสัญญาอัจฉริยะในบล็อกเชน Ethereum ซึ่งทำให้ผู้ใช้สามารถมองเห็นรายละเอียดธุรกรรมของ XPA Asset ทุกรายการในบล็อกเชนได้ การมีสกุลเงินให้บริการอย่างหลากหลายยังเป็นประโยชน์ต่อ XPA Asset ในตลาดสกุลเงินดิจิทัลยุคโลกาภิวัฒน์ที่กำลังขยายตัวอีกด้วย

หลังจากคู่แข่งอย่าง Tether มีปัญหาที่สังคมจับตามอง TIDEiSun ก็ได้วางเดิมพันว่าความโปร่งใสโดยพื้นฐานของ XPA Asset จะทำให้ชุดโทเค็นดังกล่าวเป็นสกุลเงินดิจิทัลที่ผูกกับเงินแบบธนบัตรที่ผู้ใช้สามารถเชื่อมั่นได้อย่างแท้จริง การรวมความน่าเชื่อถือเข้ากับมูลค่าที่เสถียร ทำให้ชุด XPA Asset พร้อมที่จะเป็นสกุลเงินดิจิทัลสำหรับใช้ในชีวิตประจำวัน และสามารถใช้ได้กับทุกสิ่ง ตั้งแต่การซื้อกาแฟตอนเช้าไปจนถึงการทำธุรกรรมขององค์กรขนาดใหญ่ TIDEiSun ได้พัฒนาแอปสำหรับชำระเงินผ่านโทรศัพท์มือถือ ATM สำหรับสกุลเงินดิจิทัล และการรวมเข้ากับบัตรเดดิตเพื่อวิสัยทัศน์แห่งอนาคตดังกล่าว

“เราต้องการโทเค็นแบบเสถียรมากกว่าเมื่อก่อนในตลาดเงินดิจิทัลที่ผันผวนและไม่มั่นคงดังเช่นทุกวันนี้ ผู้ใช้ต้องการวิธีสร้างความมั่นคงให้กับการลงทุนของพวกเขาเพื่อป้องกันความผันผวนและการร่วงลงอย่างรุนแรงของตลาดหุ้น” Robin Xie ผู้เป็น CEO ของ TIDEiSun กล่าว “XPA Assets จะสร้างสะพานเชื่อมระหว่างโลกของเงินแบบธนบัตรกับโลกของเงินดิจิทัล และบริการที่หลากหลายของเราก็จะทำให้ผู้ใช้สามารถเคลื่อนย้ายสินทรัพย์ได้อย่างอิสระเพื่อวิสัยทัศน์การลงทุนของพวกเขา”

การตรึงสินทรัพย์ดิจิทัลเข้ากับเงินแบบธนบัตรจะแก้ไขความผันผวนที่เป็นหายนะต่อการลงทุนด้วยเงินดิจิทัล และทำให้เงินดิจิทัลมีคุณสมบัติของเงินแบบธนบัตร นั่นคือสามารถใช้และแลกเปลี่ยนได้ในชีวิตประจำวัน XPA Asset เป็นโอกาสในการลงทุนที่ปลอดภัยยิ่งขึ้นและสามารถใช้ได้จริงจนสามารถทำสิ่งต่างๆ ที่เงินดิจิทัลต้องการทำให้สำเร็จในอดีตได้ นั่นคือการให้ผู้คนได้เป็นเจ้าของเงินจริงๆ ด้วยความปลอดภัย ความเป็นส่วนตัว และความเชื่อใจได้ เนื่องจากพึ่งพาอาศัยข้อมูลแทนที่จะพึ่งพาสถาบันที่ไม่สมบูรณ์แบบ

บริการอื่นๆ ของ TIDEiSun ได้แก่ TideWallet, TidePay และ TideBit Exchange ทำให้ XPA Asset สามารถสร้างระบบนิเวศสินทรัพย์ที่ครอบคลุมรอบด้านและมีความสามารถที่หลากหลาย XPA ได้ให้ความคาดหวังต่อการเติบโตที่เป็นต้นแบบของเงินดิจิทัลสกุลอื่นๆ และ XPA Asset ก็มีเถียรภาพทางการเงินมากพอสำหรับการลงทุนระยะยาว การซื้อขายโทเค็นด้วยโทเค็น และการแปลงเป็นเงินแบบธนบัตรได้ง่ายๆ

“เราต้องการให้คำจำกัดความสกุลเงินใหม่ อย่างที่คุณทราบ” Chen Ping ประธานบริษัท TIDEiSun กล่าว “เราฝันถึงโลกที่ XPA และ XPA Asset ได้ให้คำนิยามใหม่แก่ระบบการเงิน โดยทำให้ผู้คนมีความลื่นไหลและทางเลือกในการลงทุนมากกว่าที่เคย”

เกี่ยวกับเรา
TIDEiSun Group เป็นกลุ่มงานด้านสื่อ เทคโนโลยี และการลงทุน ที่มีสำนักงานอยู่ในฮ่องกง ไทเป โตเกียว กัวลาลัมเปอร์ และนิวยอร์ก

TIDEiSun Group: https://www.tideisun.com
XPA Asset: https://xpacoin.com/

ช่องทางติดต่อสำหรับสำนักข่าว:
Judy Wu
อีเมล: judy.wu@tideisun.com
โทรศัพท์: +886 916 264 330

Alison Tam
อีเมล: alison.tam@tideisun.com

More Bandwidth, More Features: Cisco Unveils 400G Switching Done Right

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bandwidth and scale. These are two of the biggest challenges facing data center customers today. How can they support data-hungry apps like streaming video, or apps that use artificial intelligence and machine learning? And how can they keep growing their networks, without having to replace them every time? To meet the need for bandwidth and scale, Cisco is launching new 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400G) switches that will give customers an edge.Cisco Unveils 400G Switching

The new 400G switches allow customers to create more powerful networks, more cost-effectively and in a fraction of the space. They provide four times the bandwidth and four times the scale of existing switches without using four times the power. And since the new switches are built on Cisco’s leading Nexus portfolio, customers can choose to deploy 400G in the way that best meets their needs. They can be used on their own or in combination with Cisco’s leading security, automation, visibility and analytics software.

“Our 400G switches do more than just bring a new level of speed to customers. They support the delivery of the signature capabilities that customers expect for their modern data-driven workloads and cloud environments,” said Roland Acra, SVP, General Manager Data Center Business Group. “Superfast policy, segmentation and whitelisting. Real-time visibility into packets, flows and events. Smart buffering for big data and machine learning workloads. The ability to prioritize critical traffic on-demand. These are the things that Cisco has delivered to our customers across multiple generations of Nexus switches. And we are doing so again with our new 400G portfolio.”

400GbE Done Right
Dell’Oro predicts the market for 400G will grow quickly, reaching $1.5B in 2019 and more than doubling by 2020.** Cisco’s new Nexus switches provide customers with the most comprehensive and customizable approach to 400G. They are:

  • Built for the most demanding environments: The new 400G switches are designed to support the signature capabilities the Nexus switching portfolio is known for, delivered at wire speed. This includes support for advanced telemetry for deeper app visibility, real-time analysis and troubleshooting. And smart buffers specially tuned for scale-out app traffic. Customers can also integrate the switches with Cisco’s leading Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Tetration, and Network Assurance Engine software. Doing this allows them to increase app agility and improve data center security and automation, bringing 400G to Intent Based Networking.
  • Built for customer choice and flexibility: Flexible deployment options let companies of all sizes support their specific needs and workloads. Customers can choose the options that best fit their needs, whether they are a webscale company, running a high-density or intent-based network, or using specialized apps.
  • Built to last: Cisco is actively working with partners and third-party organizations to drive standardization and interoperability around 400G. Cisco collaborated in the recent 400G industry plug fests with interconnect and test solution partners and demonstrated cost effective 100G lambda optics modules for 400G.

Availability
Cisco is beginning early field trails with customers in December 2018, giving IT organizations planning time to set up trials as soon as possible. The new Cisco Nexus switches will be generally available in the first half of calendar year 2019.

Additional Resources

** The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Data Center Five Year Forecast Report 2018 – 2022, published July 2018

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TIDEiSun Group’s XPA Changes the Stable Token Game

HONG KONG, Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The TIDEiSun Group announced the integration of XPA Assets to several new financial services, including a stable token-based debit card. XPA Assets are a series of stable tokens pegged to different nations’ fiat currencies, with USX pegged to USD, JPX pegged to JPY and more. They are fixed to their respective nations’ fiat currencies generated using real assets as collateral with smart contracts, giving them the stability needed for day-to-day use.

XPA Assets’ unique distribution method distinguishes themselves from other contenders in the stable token market. Users mortgage fiat currency or cryptocurrency assets, then receive the stable token of their choice through a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain, allowing users to see the transaction details of every XPA Asset on the blockchain. The wide range of currencies available also gives XPA Assets an advantage in an increasingly globalized cryptocurrency market.

After competitor Tether’s high-profile issues, TIDEiSun is betting that XPA Assets’ radical transparency will make them a fiat-pegged cryptocurrency that users will actually trust. By combining that trustworthiness with stable value, the XPA Assets series are poised to become a cryptocurrency for daily use, suitable for everything from buying coffee in the morning to large corporate transactions. TIDEiSun has developed mobile payment apps, a cryptocurrency ATM and debit card integration for this vision of the future.

“We need stable tokens more than ever in today’s uncertain and volatile cryptocurrency market. Users need a way to secure their investments to avoid volatility and market crashes,” said Robin Xie, TIDEiSun CEO, “XPA Assets will build a bridge between the fiat and cryptocurrency worlds, and our range of different services will allow users to move their assets freely for their own vision of investment.”

Anchoring digital assets to a fiat currency solves the volatility that plagues cryptocurrency investment and gives cryptocurrency the characteristics of the fiat that allow daily use and exchange. XPA Assets are safer investment prospects and practical enough to do what cryptocurrency was originally intended to accomplish: give people ownership of their own money, with the safety, privacy and trust that comes from relying on data, not imperfect institutions.

With TIDEiSun’s other services, such as the TideWallet, TidePay and TideBit Exchange, XPA Assets forms a holistic asset ecosystem with multiple capabilities. XPA provides the expectation for growth typical of other current cryptocurrencies, and XPA Assets provide a currency stable enough for long-term investment, token-to-token trades, and easy conversion to the fiat.

“We want to redefine currency as you know it,” says TIDEiSun Chairman Chen Ping, “We dream of a world where our XPA and XPA Assets have completely redefined the financial system, allowing people more fluidity and investment choices than ever before.”

About Us
TIDEiSun Group is a media, technology and investment group, with offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, and New York City.

TIDEiSun Group: https://www.tideisun.com
XPA Assets: https://xpacoin.com/

News contact:
Judy Wu
Email: judy.wu@tideisun.com
Phone: +886 916 264 330

Alison Tam
Email: alison.tam@tideisun.com

MALAYSIA: ICERD RATIFICATION ONLY AFTER NEGOTIATIONS WITH ALL RACES – PM MAHATHIR

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Oct 31 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysia will only ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) after negotiations with all the races, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Prime Minister admitted that is is not an easy matter because Malaysia is a country of various races which have their own particular interests.

We will sign after negotiations with all the races in Malaysia. It is not an easy matter for Malaysia because we have various races which are sensitive to certain matters, he said at a press conference after launching the National Policy on Industry 4.0 here today.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy has reportedly said that Malaysia will ratify the ICERD and five other treaties on human rights as early as the first quarter of next year.

That statement, however, raised anxiety among several quarters which saw the possibility of the eroding of the special privileges of the Malays.

Dr Mahathir also said that Malaysia has not set a date to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) despite having inked the multilateral free trade pact.

The Prime Minister said this was because the government had to make an in-depth study of the agreement to ensure that it will not adversely affect the economy.

“I can’t give you the exact date but we are looking at it,” he said.

The CPTPP is a rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement after the United States withdrew from the pact last year.

The CPTPP deal links 11 Asia-Pacific economies � Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam � and provides freer trade and investment access among its members. — NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network

MALAYSIA: EMBRACE INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS, SAYS DR MAHATHIR

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Oct 31 (NNN-Bernama) — Manufacturing firms can no longer reap the same yields as in previous decades if they continue to rely on capital and labour as productivity levers.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said a readiness to adapt to the Industry 4.0 Revolution would have a bearing on economic success and Malaysia needs to quickly embrace it to propel productivity and further enhance competitiveness.

“Manufacturing firms in Malaysia, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), have the potential to gain advantage from the adoption of Industry 4.0.

With this in mind, the Industry4WRD policy was developed to propel SMEs forward, so that they can be agile and adaptable to meet the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“As part of the Industry4WRD Policy, the Readiness Assessment programme will further assist SMEs to measure their gaps and readiness, in order to guide their adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies,” he said in his keynote address at the launch of the Industry4WRD National Policy on Industry 4.0 here, today.

He said the Industry4WRD is Malaysia’s response to Industry 4.0 and beyond, that calls for transformation of the manufacturing sector and its related services to be smarter and stronger, driven by people, process and technology.

“Contemporary economies are now dominated by modern service sector activities. However, the most robust and resilient economies globally retain strong manufacturing sectors.

“We have always maintained that to grow our economy, the manufacturing sector, must remain the backbone, supported by other sectors such as commodities and services,” he said.

The Prime Minister said while Malaysia had abundant natural resources and had diversified into the services sector, manufacturing played a key role in turning the country into a major player in the global value chain, apart from rapidly turning it into an industrialised nation.

“In the last five years, the manufacturing sector has been contributing about 23 per cent to the gross domestic product. Further, about 98.5 per cent of Malaysian SMEs are in the manufacturing sector.

“It is the manufacturing sector that allows Malaysia to consistently demonstrate dynamism and resilience to grow, while attracting foreign direct investments,” he added.

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EMBRACE INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS, SAYS DR M — 3

He said ultimately, the policy would drive Malaysia to become a strategic partner for smart manufacturing and related services in the Asia Pacific, a primary destination for the hi-tech industry, as well as a total solutions provider for advanced technology.

“I believe, this can all be achieved through Industry4WRD which enables the manufacturing sector to move into Industry 4.0 and along the way, contribute to fulfilling Malaysia’s commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

“This policy is a collaborative effort of both the government and industry. Extensive stakeholder consultations have been undertaken in the past year to develop it,” Dr Mahathir added.

He said that Industry4WRD can be a clear strategic direction for the nation since these technologies apply across the board.

He said the necessity for Malaysia to have its own policies to address Industry 4.0 is critical and the introduction of Industry4WRD marks the starting point to the wider Industrial Revolution for Malaysia. — NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network

MALAYSIA: EMBRACE INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS, SAYS DR MAHATHIR

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Oct 31 (NNN-Bernama) — Manufacturing firms can no longer reap the same yields as in previous decades if they continue to rely on capital and labour as productivity levers.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said a readiness to adapt to the Industry 4.0 Revolution would have a bearing on economic success and Malaysia needs to quickly embrace it to propel productivity and further enhance competitiveness.

“Manufacturing firms in Malaysia, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), have the potential to gain advantage from the adoption of Industry 4.0.

With this in mind, the Industry4WRD policy was developed to propel SMEs forward, so that they can be agile and adaptable to meet the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“As part of the Industry4WRD Policy, the Readiness Assessment programme will further assist SMEs to measure their gaps and readiness, in order to guide their adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies,” he said in his keynote address at the launch of the Industry4WRD National Policy on Industry 4.0 here, today.

He said the Industry4WRD is Malaysia’s response to Industry 4.0 and beyond, that calls for transformation of the manufacturing sector and its related services to be smarter and stronger, driven by people, process and technology.

“Contemporary economies are now dominated by modern service sector activities. However, the most robust and resilient economies globally retain strong manufacturing sectors.

“We have always maintained that to grow our economy, the manufacturing sector, must remain the backbone, supported by other sectors such as commodities and services,” he said.

The Prime Minister said while Malaysia had abundant natural resources and had diversified into the services sector, manufacturing played a key role in turning the country into a major player in the global value chain, apart from rapidly turning it into an industrialised nation.

“In the last five years, the manufacturing sector has been contributing about 23 per cent to the gross domestic product. Further, about 98.5 per cent of Malaysian SMEs are in the manufacturing sector.

“It is the manufacturing sector that allows Malaysia to consistently demonstrate dynamism and resilience to grow, while attracting foreign direct investments,” he added.

MAHATHIR-IR4.0 3 KUALA LUMPUR

EMBRACE INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS, SAYS DR M — 3

He said ultimately, the policy would drive Malaysia to become a strategic partner for smart manufacturing and related services in the Asia Pacific, a primary destination for the hi-tech industry, as well as a total solutions provider for advanced technology.

“I believe, this can all be achieved through Industry4WRD which enables the manufacturing sector to move into Industry 4.0 and along the way, contribute to fulfilling Malaysia’s commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

“This policy is a collaborative effort of both the government and industry. Extensive stakeholder consultations have been undertaken in the past year to develop it,” Dr Mahathir added.

He said that Industry4WRD can be a clear strategic direction for the nation since these technologies apply across the board.

He said the necessity for Malaysia to have its own policies to address Industry 4.0 is critical and the introduction of Industry4WRD marks the starting point to the wider Industrial Revolution for Malaysia. — NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network