Author: Karamjit Singh
Three years ago in Malaysia, there was probably one company with a digital budget of RM5 million or more. Today there are over 20 companies in Malaysia. Digital advertising has arrived.
In January 2011, IBM started calling its social agenda, Social Business. The reason was to drive home the point that embedding “social” into a company’s business processes drives strong business value.
The feeling on the ground is that Virtuous Investment Circle, announced with much fanfare in 2010, has not made any investments at all. Its founder Bob Chua vehemently denies this, but admits it should do a better job in sharing what it is doing to live up to its promise of “passionately creating a vibrant ecosystem for angel investing.”
To the Qualitas Medical Group Sdn Bhd, which operates a chain of 90 clinics around the country, technology has always been part and parcel of healthcare. That relationship is deepening as the Group migrates to the cloud.
A Frost & Sullivan report on the State of Cloud Computing in Malaysia 2011 had 34% of organizations in Malaysia saying that cloud computing would be their No 1 priority in the current fiscal year. Bolstered by this finding, Multimedia Development Corporation launched the MSC Malaysia Cloud Computing Enablement Initiative in October 2011, aimed at accelerating the adoption of cloud computing by not only Malaysian SMEs but also Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with MSC Malaysia status.