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DNN Direct's MD Mr. Rafal Furdzik has organized a dinner to introduce MD of Myanmar's Kaytumadi Mr. Zaw Min to LionsClub. It has been discussed about formation of Lions Club in Myanmar. Kaytumadi is one of leading companies in Myanmar and associated with KMA Group (, Mr. Zaw Min is also on the board of CB Bank. Mr. Zaw Min was presented with an emblem of Lions Club of Patong Beach, Phuket. The beautiful flag of the Club has been passed to our visitor from Myanmar. Khun Rohnapa is a well respected businessman from Phuket and a founder of Lions Club Phuket. Preset was also retired Thai army general, friend of Mr. Rohnapa and Mr. Chris Kresida, Lions Club official from Bangkok.

Mr. Zaw Min has received information package with all the information necessary to create Lions Club in Myanmar

The dinner meeting has concluded with congratulations to Mr. Zaw Min.


Friday, 26 September 2014 14:54

Thai Hotel Association lunch

DNN Direct, major hospitality booking and management solution provider in Thailand has been honorably selected by Thai Hotels Association (THA) to participate in the annual meeting. DNN Direct was presenting & demonstrating the next generation technologies for online hotel booking system. 


Date: March 27th, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Petchpailin, 11th Floor, Garden Wing,

Now and then I’ll have an idea which I just know is going to be a success. Sometimes though, I’m just plain wrong. Like the time I decided to email every single Technorati Top 100 blogger asking for their ‘secrets to success’. It took me longer than I would like to admit, and of the few replies (12 to be exact) I did receive, pretty much all said the same thing. An entire day wasted.

Thankfully, sometimes I’m right. My experiments with taking Facebook Fan pages to the next level is one example where my intuition has been spot on. Many of you know I’ve worked with some of the largest companies in the world (Nissan, Hewlett Packard, Land Rover) as there social media manager, and still consult with a few companies now and then. I had some ideas to increase the conversion rates on their Fan page, and the results blew me away.

I never implemented the ideas on DnnDirect, simply because I wanted to blog about the process before anyone else decided to. However, you’ll be able to see what I’m talking about on the DnnDirect Fan page as of today. I’ve also created a free template that you can all use on your own Fan page (in 7 colours!) to test the results yourself.

By now, many of you are aware of the Static FBML app which allows you to show whatever you want on your fan page instead of the usual status updates. A common practice these days is to fill your ‘Welcome’ page with an enticing graphic which encourages people to ‘Like’ you Fan page. The number of people converted through this is usually way higher than the default Facebook setup.

My ideas, take things to the next level.

Friday, 26 September 2014 16:10

NASA Tells the World About Mars with AWS

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is the premier NASA center for the robotic exploration of space. JPL has sent a robot to every planet in the solar system. NASA/JPL is also leading the way in the adoption of cloud computing across the federal government.

In fact, cloud computing is an essential part of the tactical operations pipeline for the Mars Science Laboratory mission. From the control room in Pasadena, California, NASA/JPL is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to capture and store images and metadata collected from the Mars Exploration Rover and the Mars Science Laboratory missions. The Mars Exploration rover Opportunity is still roving on Mars after landing 8 years ago, and Mars rover Curiosity landed on August 5, 2012.

The Mission and Challenge

On November 26, 2011, NASA launched Curiosity on an 8-month voyage to the Red Planet. This high-profile mission had a number of challenges that needed to be overcome in order to be successful. First, the landing was a huge challenge because Curiosity’s mass rendered previous landing approaches untenable. Engineers at JPL designed an innovative entry/descent/landing technique that concluded with a “sky crane” maneuver that gently lowered Curiosity to the surface. NASA wanted to ensure that this thrilling experience was shared with fans across the globe by providing up-to-the-minute details of the mission - especially during the final 7 minutes it took for the rover to descend through the Martian atmosphere and land on Mars. The availability, scalability, and performance of the website was of the utmost essence during the landing event. Prior to working with AWS, supporting hundreds of thousands of concurrent visitors to the website would have been very difficult, requiring significant web and live video streaming infrastructure that NASA/JPL did not have.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used AWS to stream the images and video associated with Curiosity’s landing. Cloud computing enabled JPL to provision capacity rapidly and leverage the AWS cloud to deliver successfully engaging experiences of Mars to the public. With public users all over the globe visiting its sites, NASA/JPL served its contents from AWS regions around the world to enhance the viewers experience and scale to meet global demand. Novel use of Amazon Route 53 and Elastic Load Balancers (ELB) enabled NASA/JPL to balance the load across AWS regions and ensure the availability of its content under all circumstances imaginable. The final architecture, co-developed and reviewed across NASA/JPL and Amazon Web Services, provided NASA with assurance that the deployment model could cost-effectively scale, perform, and deliver an incredible experience of landing on another planet. With unrelenting goals to get the data out to the public, NASA/JPL prepared to service hundreds of gigabits/second of traffic for hundreds of thousands of concurrent viewers.

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