Cheah Kok Hoong
Industry players generally welcome initiatives and goodies Gaps in making Malaysia preferred destination for entrepreneurs IN its proposed national budget for 2015, the Malaysian Government announced several incentives and measures that directly or indirectly would be of benefit to the ICT ecosystem, but some industry players believe that more could have been done to further grow the ecosystem.
Pikom has announced that its annual Pikom Leadership Summit will take place Sept 17 at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral.
Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd has made acquisitions into two privately-held Malaysian companies and is building a new data centre, moves that the Japanese-Malaysian joint venture company said positions it as “the next powerhouse player” in the region’s data centre sector.
The Malaysian information and communications technology (ICT) industry may be hampered from growing further as it continues to be plagued by some complex and vital issues that could lead to the derailing of national ambitions, warns the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom).
IT services and solutions provider Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd said it has secured a contract with Thailand’s Precise Electric Manufacturing Co Ltd to optimise the latter’s manufacturing resources to achieve higher quality in production output, and better design.
Japanese firms invested in 806 companies in Malaysia; 1,000+ in Singapore, nearly 2,000 in Thailand HSIS aims to grow revenue by 25% this year and by another 20% in 2015, says CEO
Pikom’s new chairman Cheah Kok Hoong talks to DNA founder Karamjit Singh about his plans to ensure the association better serves its members.
Most local businesses (75%), primarily from the IT sector, believe that the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) system is a better form of indirect tax compared with the current Sales and Service Tax (SST) model, according to a survey by the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom).
Despite offering to step down, David Wong has been re-elected as Outsourcing Malaysia chairman for a fourth consecutive term. Will his experience and network help propel the sector?
Pikom’s new chairman Cheah Kok Hoong outlines the challenges for 2014 and what the association will be doing next year.