Digital Malaysia

Big data key to developed nation goal: Communications Minister
Malaysia’s aspiration towards becoming a developed nation and fully-developed digital economy will depend heavily on how well it adopts big data analytics, said Minister of Communications and Multimedia Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
Small software firm finds global success, hit by double-whammy
Radica Software, a small Malaysian firm specialising in CAD software for electrical engineers, has a veritable ‘who’s who’ list of global clients, but its growth is being stymied by multinational licensing regimes and what can only be described as online payment prejudice, writes A. Asohan.
Netizen Testing all set for regional play
After three iterations of its business model, Netizen Testing CEO Alvin Chai is confident his startup is on the right track. Karamjit Singh has the story.
Focusing on quality pays off for Mindvalley Mobile
Mindvalley Mobile is quietly building apps that have global appeal. DNA founder Karamjit Singh speaks to its CEO Kshitij Minglani about how it is doing it.
Badlisham leaves, having put MDeC on expected trajectory
In his last official interview as MDeC CEO, Badlisham Ghazali talks about building his people to exceed their abilities, as well as Digital Malaysia and MaGIC. Karamjit Singh has the story.
Digital Malaysia: MDeC launches SME e-commerce reward programme
MDeC has announced an e-commerce reward programme to spur the growth of SMEs doing business online, as part of the Digital Malaysia initiative.
Incoming MDeC CEO will have many challenges
Looking back at outgoing MDeC CEO Badlisham Ghazali’s track record, his successor will have to fill very big shoes, writes A. Asohan.
MDeC CEO Badlisham quits to take over beleaguered MAHB
MDeC chief executive officer Badlisham Ghazali has resigned and will be taking over as managing director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which has been facing public scrutiny over the escalating costs and delayed opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2).
Online donation startup SimplyGiving seeks 2nd round funding
KL-headquartered SimplyGiving.com, an online platform which allows users to donate and contribute to causes they care about, is seeking a second round of funding to fuel its regional expansion.
Malaysia to craft national IoT blueprint
National R&D centre Mimos Bhd has launched Malaysia’s first national Internet of Things (IoT) Technical Working Group workshop to kickstart the development of the ‘National IoT Blueprint,’ which would be presented to the Government by October.
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