Author: Goh Thean Eu

Online recruitment startup Scoot to take on the big boys
Launched only in April, Scoot wants to become the No 1 online recruitment portal in terms of listings within five years, cofounder Daniel Joshuia tells Goh Thean Eu.
BlackBerry expects an AtHoc boost to its turnaround
Loss-making BlackBerry Ltd is expecting its recently-announced acquisition of crisis communications solution provider AtHoc Ltd to play a significant role in its return to profitability, Goh Thean Eu reports from the BlackBerry Security Summit in New York.
BlackBerry doubles down on security and privacy
BlackBerry may no longer be a mobile powerhouse but it plans to remain relevant and lead the mobile enterprise security market – through organic growth and acquisitions, as well as an increasing focus on the IoT, Goh Thean Eu reports from the BlackBerry Security Summit in New York.
ICT salaries rising, growing disparity with management however
The salaries of ICT professionals in Malaysia, including for fresh grads, is set to grow, but there is a growing disparity between the salaries of lower- and higher-ranked staff.
Malaysian telco price war cannot be sustained: Analysts
The intense price competition amongst Malaysian mobile operators is likely to be temporary – at least, that was one of the main key takeaways from analysts briefings hosted by Digi.Com Bhd and Maxis Bhd last week.
MyMotor out to speed past online classified incumbents
All eyes are on the entry of Car X Services Sdn Bhd’s MyMotor.my into the Malaysian online automotive classifieds space, currently dominated by ASX-listed iCar Ltd and Singapore’s 701Search Pte Ltd.
Malaysia unveils IoT roadmap, expects US$11bil income boost
Malaysia has rolled out its National IoT Strategic Roadmap, with the expectation that the implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) would contribute RM9.5 billion (US$2.5 billion at current rates) to the country’s gross national income (GNI) by 2020, and RM42.5 billion (US$11.2 billion) by 2025.
HotelQuickly unfazed by entry of deep-pocketed rival
HotelQuickly Ltd cofounder and CEO Tomas Laboutka remains unfazed, but not complacent either, by the entry of bigger rivals into the last-minute hotel booking space.
Fluke Network eyes double-digit growth in Asia
Fluke Networks, which specialises in network performance monitoring and diagnostics solutions, expects its business in Asia to grow by double-digit percentages, fuelled by the growing demand for cloud services.
Companies want the best talent, but unwilling to change to get it
Although companies say retaining and attracting talents is their biggest challenge, most of them are unwilling to change to tackle this issue, according to Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp) chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican.
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