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Friday, 17 March 2017 16:35

UniMAP 2017 Logo Rebranding

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Kangar, March 17 - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) had launched an addition to the UniMAP logo, now bearing the Universiti Malaysia Perlis wording besides the original logo. The launch was completed during the Seri Gemilang Putra UniMAP 2016 Award Ceremony at Putra Regency Hotel, here yesterday.

The launch was made in conjunction with the 10 years celebration after UniMAP was rebranded from Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM) on 1st  February 2007 .

According to the Vice Chancellor of UniMAP, Dato 'Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, the launch of the new logo is also in line with its increasing use and function.

"UniMAP is now 10 years, counting from the date of its branding, thus, an additional logo will better highlight UniMAP’s corporate image in the local and international scene.

"In addition, the launch of the new logo is also expected to reduce public's confusion in associating UniMAP with other public universities," he said.

Raja Muda of Perlis, who is also UniMAP Chancellor, Tuanku Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail launched the logo. Raja Puan Muda of Perlis, who is also the Pro-Chancellor of UniMAP, Tuanku Hajjah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil had also graced the audience with her presence.

Also present were Perlis Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Azlan Man; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Dato 'Prof. Emeritus Ir. Dr. Zainai Haji Mohamed and former Vice Chancellor of UniMAP, Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr Kamarudin Hussin.

Meanwhile, a UniMAP time capsule containing hope notes, which was kept for 10 years, was also opened at the 2016 ASG in order to reminiscince on the hopes that were written ten years ago.

The hope written by UniMAP Chancellor wishes that all missions and visions of the university will be successfully achieved.

UniMAP Pro Canselor also hoped that luck will always be with UniMAP in its jourey to strive for excellence.

Dr. Kamarudin’s note is a prayer that UniMAP will be a famous university worldwide.

For the record, over 2000 students and staff produced the notes that are included in the time capsule at the UniMAP campus in Kubang Gajah on  the midnight on 1st February, 2007.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:31

UniMAP to Build Green Data Centre

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This move will help put UniMAP at the forefront of ICT facilities among universities, says UniMAP IT Head Nasrudin Abd Shukor.

Higher technical education institution Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is to build a green data centre using Juniper MetaFabric architecture to help enhance IT services and cut operating expenditure.

Nasrudin Abd Shukor, director of IT for UniMAP said the new facility, due to be fully operational by February 2015, will help UniMAP to "dramatically reduce the environmental footprint and operational costs of its data centre operations while enhancing service delivery to students, staff and external parties."

"At a time when data centre operations are under pressure to enhance its service delivery to students, academicians, staff and external parties while adhering to green environmental footprint and lower operational costs, Juniper Networks MetaFabric architecture, which includes security and network management solutions have been identified, selected and deployed at our Pauh Putra campus new data centre to help us, achieve the above," said Nasrudin.

He said that as the new architecture will use far fewer devices than a conventional data centre network, Juniper Networks QFabric System requires anywhere from 68 percent to 89 percent less power.

 "At the same time, the new data centre network designed with microseconds latency will enable us to provide leading-edge data centre access, putting UniMAP at the forefront of ICT facilities among universities in Malaysia," said Nasrudin, adding that the new facility is designed to support cloud operations.

He said that UniMAP's ICT Centre currently offered more than 50 Web-based systems to students and staff, several of which are already being offered as apps for Android mobile platforms. With average port-to-port latency of just three microseconds across the QFX3000-M, the new cloud data centre infrastructure was expected to deliver considerably faster system response times and greater reliability on service delivery

"Leading educational institutions today require a network that can keep up with the rigorous demands of their business and leverage the cloud in a smart and evolutionary way," said Juniper Networks senior vice president, Asia Pacific, Wendy Koh. "We are delighted that UniMAP has selected our MetaFabric architecture that allows their new data centre to operate as a single pool of network resources, providing tremendous levels of flexibility and efficiency, ultimately improving service delivery to students, staff and external parties."

Consolidation and Cloud Koh said by Using Juniper Networks QFabric, UniMAP will be able consolidate about 100 existing servers onto a few high-capacity blade servers that have been sized to run up to 200 virtual machines, delivering a further reduction in power consumption and space requirements to support exiting services.

She added that the QFX3000-M QFabric System provided scope for UniMAP to scale its data centre operation to well over 30 times its current size.

This data centre headroom can be used by UniMAP for new e-services, teaching purposes, research using high-performance computing and even for the possibility of providing cloud hosting services to local government departments in the state of Perlis, said Koh.

UniMAP, which has about 6,000 students and more than 1,700 academic and non-academic staff, focuses on electronics-based engineering and related fields and is also the hub of eight specialist research clusters.

“Zimbra is familiar for anyone that has used Microsoft Outlook but with many added features and open source technology.”

Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director ICT Center



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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:06

Windows XP support has ended - Microsoft

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Windows XP support has ended

As of April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP are no longer available. Don't let your PC go unprotected.

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A huge chunk of the developer community is going for open source software nowadays, why don't you?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Content management systems, e-commerce platforms, mail servers etc. fall under the category of server software. These are very useful for developers in order to pursue various projects. But buying proprietary versions of these software is not an option for everyone. That is where open source comes in. Here are 16 alternatives for proprietary software in this arena. Watch this space for more.

1. Joomla
Taken from the official website:
Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:

Corporate Web sites or portals
Corporate intranets and extranets
Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
E-commerce and online reservations
Government applications
Small business Web sites
Non-profit and organizational Web sites
Community-based portals
School and church Web sites
Personal or family homepages

2. Drupal
From the website: Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

Official description: Easy to use dynamic web content management system written in PHP.

4. Alfresco
This open source system can provide solutions for the following:

Team Collaboration
Document Management
Secure File Sharing
Mobile Content Management
Business Process Automation
Information Governance

5. DotNetNuke
This is amongst the best known web content management systems for ASP.NET. It is used by over 700,000 websites.

6. Get Simple
This is an open source XML-based content management system that is licensed under the GNU Public License.

7. Liferay
This is an open source software that can handle content and document management, shared workspaces, Web publishing, social networking, collaboration and identity management activities.

8. Magnolia
This is a very useful open source Java-based content management system that has clients from various countries and also amongst Fortune 500 companies.

9. WebGUI
From the website: The all-in-one CMS. With all it has to offer, the WebGUI Content Engine is the preferred choice for thousands of businesses, agencies, universities and schools who have discovered just how easy managing their Web sites can be.

10. Owl Intranet Knowledgebase
Compatible with both Linux and Windows operating systems, this CMS allows you to create a knowledge base for your website(s).


11. MySQL
This is amongst the most popular relational database management systems (RDBMS) in the world.

12. PostgreSQL
This is another well known object-RDBMS that is used by many developers around the world.

13. Firebird
This is another relational database that runs on Windows, Linux and a number of Unix-based platforms.


14. Magento
This is the fastest growing open source e-commerce platform available nowadays. It offers a number of useful features along with support for a variety of payment platforms.

15. PrestaShop
This e-commerce platform has numerous users around the world and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms. It is an award winning platform.

16. Zen Cart
This is an OS independent platform that has been designed partly by e-commerce shop owners.

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The Universiti of Malaysia Perlis is one of the country’s fastest growing higher education institutions, increasing enrollment by about 7,500 percent in the past decade. This leading engineering university has multiple application servers, web services, and informational websites used by students and staff on more than 30 different campuses, as well as the general public.

According to Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director of UniMAP’s Information and Communication Technology Center (ICT), the university required a solution to “ensure network performance, scalability, uninterrupted, ubiquitous online access, and foremost, to protect the multi-application environment from any loss of confidential data.” The university is subject to SQL injection attacks five to 10 times per hour.

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