Malaysia’s national research and development agency Mimos has launched the Big Data Analytics (BDA) Digital Government Lab, part of the wider Digital Government Innovation Network announced in January.
In an attempt to get government ministries and agencies to open up their data sets, Malaysia’s national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has announced two Open Data initiatives.
By 2018, enterprise IT spending in South-East Asia will total US$62 billion, according to Gartner Inc. Together, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand will spend US$52 billion on IT in 2015, with annual growth of 6%.
MDeC has launched the National Big Data Analytics (BDA) Innovation Network, a move it describes as a “small, but a very significant first step” towards transforming Malaysia into a South-East Asian big data analytics hub.
Health organisations of all sizes are using technology to address key challenges such as managing the increasing complexity of data to keep citizens healthy with limited or declining resources, with big data driven insights, writes Felix Foong of Microsoft Malaysia.
Mampu, the agency responsible for modernising public administration in the public sector, has announced the adoption of an ‘Enterprise Architecture Framework’ which aims to strengthen its ICT policy, standards and practices.
HPC Solutions, a local software vendor specializing in open-source software solutions, recently showcased MyMeetingX, an enhanced version of MyMeeting, the government’s OSS meeting management system, which allows deeper integration with Microsoft’s Exchange and Outlook working environments.
The momentum that the Iskandar Malaysia development hub is experiencing can be seen in the numbers: From an average investment of between RM8 billion and RM10 billion from 2006 to 2009, rising to between RM12 billion and RM15 billion in 2010-2011, this year will see the committed investment hit RM20 billion says an excited Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, chief executive officer of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority or IRDA.