Author: Edwin Yapp
THERE seems to be a mismatch in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) graduates and jobs equation. Demand is high, so is the supply. And they do not seem to intersect. Digital News Asia spoke to some independent software experts and an entrepreneur in the high technology space to get their views.
In the business world, as with football, statistics may mean very little to companies battling it out with their competitors. Every battle a company goes into with its competitors is a battle unto itself. Even if a company had won the previous rounds, or was the undisputed champion from its past life, it must still compete as if the next battle is a fresh new one.
Malaysia is still not able to fully stand alone in the technical arena like other more developed countries, and still faces gaps in various tech-based sectors of the industry. Thus, the country will still have to depend on foreign skilled workers coming into Malaysia. Recent developments – such as a ballet ban – do not bode well.
The new iPad has been grabbing the consumer tech headlines. But should you run over across the causeway or contact that long-lost cousin of yours who’s coming into town for a visit to buy you one? To help you decide, you’ll need to consider some factors that weren’t front and centre during the initial iPad announcements, and this might impact your decision.
The world's largest gathering of all things mobile and wireless dubbed the Mobile World Congress (MWC) concluded some two weeks ago and there were tons of announcements made. But while these announcements are all nice and dandy, what do some of these major showcases mean to the average Malaysian?
THE Malaysian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry is facing one of its greatest challenges and strangest dichotomies: A lack of skilled workers and a glut of jobs. In essence, there are too many jobs out there not being filled, while you get complaints that too many graduates cannot find jobs. DNA explores how we got to this impasse.
The old computing paradigm -- where employees are based in a fixed premise, are issued devices connected over a wired network and utilize premise-based applications built over monolithic architectures -- is passing away.
Yusno Yunos and his wife Noamifarah Rahimuddin faced a lot of stress in 2007 when planning their wedding. Determined to help other couples, they gave birth to their brainchild in 2010 -- Evenesis Event Management System, a web-based software that can help you effectively manage your events in a holistic manner.
The ICT sector in Malaysia faces several challenges that will likely impair its ability to compete effectively in an increasingly globalized world and perhaps even threaten the nation’s economic transformation. These challenges include the lack of a resource pool due to a shrinking enrolment in ICT courses, the general declining technical quality of such graduates, the lack of communication and critical thinking skills amongst these students, and the irrelevance of some courses being taught at local universities, say industry pundits.
In tackling the ICT grad issue, whilst tertiary education including institutions of higher learning and their quality has been the center of focus and debate, it should be apparent that this aspect of the academic journey comprises only a fraction of a student’s entire academic lifespan.