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    Analytics tackle fraud, security issues

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 03/03/2010

    » SAS is pushing "text mining" technology and social network analysis to help the government tackle fraud, terrorism and national security threats, while leveraging private clouds to cut licensing costs in the enterprise market.

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    KYC/CDD to tackle financial terrorism

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 07/07/2010

    » After the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, terrorism became a major global issue. Similarly in Thailand, the torching of many buildings on May 19 has been blamed on terrorists.

  • TECH

    SAS to launch iPad software

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 18/08/2010

    » HONG KONG : World leading business analytics software vendor SAS will launch an iPad version of its software to deliver business analytics on-the-go by the end of this year. Meanwhile it is also aiming to uplift its Thailand office to become a centre of excellence in risk-management and anti-money laundering to reduce a shortage in analytic skills.

  • TECH

    What a shame

    Database, Published on 18/08/2010

    » Oracle, which recently bought Sun Microsystems - and thus the rights to Java - sued Google for using and misusing Java in the Android operating system and the world's new, most-popular smart phones; Google broke seven different patents, and Larry Ellison's Oracle has demanded a jury trial; Google briefly noted what a shame it is that "Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit," and a bunch of lawyers are going to get new Mercedes before this one is finally settled with a huge exchange of money.

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    Murky lead-up

    Database, Published on 01/09/2010

    » Members of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) turned out to be the suspicious type; the Magnificent Seven disclosed they are afraid that the companies who want to bid at the auction for 3G licences might now get together and actually share information about their prospects at the end of the month; in fact from Monday, it will be collusion, it will be a criminal offence for any of the companies to even issue a press release on what its plans might be for 3G; the companies have put in papers to pre-qualify to take part in the auction on Sept 20, along with deposits of 1.28 billion baht apiece, and that money will be seized if any company tries to share its plans with any other; the NTC has asked the Ministry of Internet Censorship in Thailand (MICT) to coordinate collusion by law enforcement agencies to make sure there is no collusion by the phone companies, top agencies called in as monitors include the DSI and Amlo - Department of Special Investigation and the Anti-Money Laundering Office.

  • LEARNING

    Court cases in the news

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 14/09/2010

    » There are currently four big legal cases in the news involving four different courts. We’ll look at the kind of vocabulary you are like to see in each of these cases, but first let’s look at some general vocabulary commonly found in court cases of all types. All come from recent Bangkok Post stories.

  • LEARNING

    Closer to the US

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/10/2010

    » Yesterday's Criminal Court decision to dismiss charges against Viktor Bout was not a victory for the accused arms smuggler.

  • TECH

    Sybase 365 helping telcos to shift focus

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 20/10/2010

    » With voice becoming a commodity, many mobile operators are looking at expanding into remittance, international remittance and mobile commerce to boost their fortunes. One company offers to help telcos get to grips with the harsh reality of the banking industry and making this vision a reality.

  • LEARNING

    Tolerance of corruption

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/11/2010

    » Citizens who won't tolerate corruption anymore, as in the case of Hong Kong over 50 years ago, may be the essential ingredient in fighting corruption.

  • TECH

    Business booming for cyber criminals: security firm

    AFP, Published on 21/01/2011

    » Cyber criminals are selling stolen credit card details for as little as two dollars each and renting computer networks for spam for 15 dollars as part of a vast online black market, according to a report released Thursday.

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