digital economy

Malaysians digitally connected; Malaysia not so much
While Malaysians are generally digitally savvy and connected, there are challenges that still need to be addressed to transform the nation into a digital economy, according to a panel discussion organised by national ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
Lack of clarity and info on TPP a major concern
When it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, or TPP, even proponents are voicing concerns over the lack of clarity and detail, as noted in a debate organised by Consumers International and DNA.
79% of Philippines homes no Internet, telcos urged to cut rates
Two members of the House of Representative in the Philippines urged telecommunication companies to lower their broadband service rates so more Filipinos can have Internet access at their homes to help them in their information needs for education, business, and other personal uses.
Industry group to push Philippine software onto global stage
The Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) said it will intensify its efforts to promote locally created software products in the global arena in 2013 through its Product Development Special Interest Group (PD/SIG).
Philippines to launch ICT program to drive national development
The Philippines Government, through the Information and Communications Technology Office of Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO), is set to introduce a new ICT flagship program that is focused on a few vital industries.
Evidence Act: Aug 14 declared ‘Internet Blackout Day’
CIJ urges websites and online businesses to participate in Blackout Day in the hopes that people will learn more and take action; meanwhile MDeC believes that the proposed amendment will have little or no dampening effect on the digital economy.
Digital Economy: Half full, going on empty
Joint research unveiled by McKinsey and Google recently has the Internet contributing 4.1% of Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a rate outstripping even those of many of the world’s most developed economies. But don’t break out the champagne yet: The Internet contributed only 2.3% to Malaysia’s GDP growth in 2010, right smack on the average mark for aspiring countries and far below the 21% of developed countries. To put it succinctly: We are in a great position, but not for long unless something is done.
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