Malaysia’s outsourcing industry saw revenue from overseas outsourcing opportunities and projects going up 27% to RM1.59 billion (US$499.6 million) in 2013 from RM1.25 billion (US$392.8 million) in 2012, according to Outsourcing Malaysia.
Malaysia has what it takes to overtake Singapore as the regional big data hub, backed as it is by a pool of resources as well as commitment by the Government and its various agencies, says Pulsate CEO Bob Chua.
Undeterred by the lack of success of his AIM-listed company Pulse Group, Bob Chua took it private last October, and is now eyeing the big data market.
MDeC is no longer the sole anchor for the ecosystem, and that is a good thing. Meanwhile, the addition of the ‘multimedia’ portfolio to the communications ministry throws up the question of whether the ICT portfolio moves over from the science ministry.
VADS Bhd recently cemented its position as one of the leading outsourcing service providers in the country by taking home the Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award as well as the BPO Engagement of the Year Award at the Outsourcing Malaysia Excellence Awards held in October. DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh looks at what else it has up its sleeve.