LIAM also collaborates with Institute Jantung Negara and UKM Specialist Centre to launch Health Awareness Campaign to promote healthy lifestyle among Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia and its 16 member companies in collaboration with Pusat Darah Negara (PDN), the National Association of Malaysian Life Insurance And Family Takaful Advisors (NAMLIFA), Institute Jantung Negara (IJN) and UKM Specialist Centre has launched the Health Awareness and Nationwide Blood Donation Campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle among Malaysians on 18 September 2017.

Aimed at bringing the industry closer to the rakyat from all walks of life, the campaign, scheduled from 18 September to 29 September 2017 was launched by the Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, En Abu Hassan Alshari Yahaya who is also the Board Member of the Financial Industry Collective Impact Initiative (FINCO) at the Concourse Area of Medan MARA, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) --

1. Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) that spreads through blood contacts such as blood transfusion, needle sharing, and so on. Currently, there are approximately 500,000 patients in Malaysia who are infected with Hepatitis C and it is estimated that 2,000 new cases are reported every year. To make matters worse, the cost of treatment for Hepatitis C is exorbitantly expensive and making it less accessible to the patients.

Cyber-defense for critical infrastructure including factories, plants, utilities & hospitals

TOKYO, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- NTT Security Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo; CEO: Jun Sawada), the specialized security company of NTT Group, has launched "IT/OT Integrated Security Services". The new services will be taken to market globally through the NTT Group companies, Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT DATA, forming part of its suite of integrated services to enable successful digital transformation initiatives for its clients.

Companies are increasingly working towards IT/OT (Operational Technology) alignment. OT systems, when connected to the internet, streamline business operations by advanced supply chain management, realization of mass customization and improvement of customer experience as well as find new intelligence employing IoT (the Internet of Things) and Big Data analytics. As a result, IT/OT convergence is exposing everything, including critical infrastructure (such as electricity, gas, water) and industrial control systems (such as factories, transportation, and logistics), to traditional and OT threats. Meanwhile, cyberattacks and cybersecurity incidents on these infrastructures are also increasing, which spans ransomware infections like WannaCry¹; to cyberweapon strikes like Stuxnet² and CrashOverride³.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- CIMB Group Holdings Berhad ("CIMB" or "the Group") today announced that Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's ("MUFG") banking entity, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. ("BTMU") had sold its entire stake of 412 million CIMB shares (equivalent to a 4.6% stake) via an overnight block trade. The divestment was part of MUFG's strategic global master plan which included a review of its portfolio of existing investment in affiliates.

MUFG's Asia & Oceania network spanned 15 countries, including Malaysia, where MUFG's presence had been enhanced by its capital investment in CIMB, which was made in various stages from 1974 onwards. Notwithstanding the divestment, both MUFG and CIMB would maintain their current collaboration founded on a mutually beneficial 40-year partnership.

Qatar Foundation's media initiative sets the stage for Arab youth to build innovation legacy

DOHA, Qatar, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Stars of Science is back! The number one Arabic reality TV show driving interest in science and innovation amongst Arab youth returns on air for a 9th season filled with electrifying fun and ingenuity. The Qatar Foundation initiative goes the limit to find, mentor, and enable the finest young innovators in the Arab region. Breakthrough or breakdown, this new season promises to capture the roller coaster ride in full. An all new jury line up, special appearances by popular alumni, and a grand finale will keep you on the edge of your seat. The show will be aired on several different TV channels across the region. Visit www.starsofscience.com for a full broadcast guide on channels and airing times.

OrientDB Brings Unparalleled Advantage in Flexibility, Scalability and Performance to Lead to Money Suite

DUBLIN, Calif., Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD), a global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning, and customer experience solutions, announced today that it has acquired OrientDB Ltd., a leading provider of multi-model database technologies.

OrientDB is the first multi-model, open source NoSQL database that combines support for graph, document, key-value, geo-spatial, object-oriented and reactive models into one scalable database.

Hitachi IoT Appliance Accelerates the Time to Insight and Value of IoT Solution Deployments for Industrial and Commercial Enterprise Customers

LAS VEGAS, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today unveiled a new appliance for internet of things (IoT) deployments: Hitachi IoT Appliance, powered by Lumada, Hitachi's IoT platform. Delivered as a turnkey system, the appliance's "hyperconverged meets microservices" architecture combines Hitachi's best-in-class storage and compute with industry-leading networking technologies and comes fully integrated with Hitachi's latest Lumada software. Hitachi IoT Appliance has been fully pre-architected and pre-validated to provide a plug-and-play solution that can be easily deployed and production-ready in under an hour. This gives users the ability to more rapidly connect, monitor and extract actionable insights from their business and industrial assets.