Microsoft Corp has hired former hacker, entrepreneur, quasi-govenrment guy and Open Source Software advocate Dinesh Nair to head its Developer and Platform Evangelist (DPE) operations in Malaysia.
If you need further proof that even very smart people can do stupid things, look no further than the Budget 2013 proposal allocating RM300 million (US$98 million) for a RM200 (US$65) rebate for youths aged 21 to 30 to go towards the purchase of a 3G smartphone, writes DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Don’t for a moment be lured into thinking that Budget 2013 offered very little for the ICT industry, argues DNA founder Karamjit Singh as DNA presents a Face-Off over the Sept 28 announcement.
The Budget 2013 proposed by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has no mention at all of his most recent ‘transformation program,’ Digital Malaysia – which is a hint of how highly the current administration views ICT, argues DNA executive editor A. Asohan.
There was no specific funding support for the ICT sector in the 2013 Budget proposed by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, aside from the RM150 million (US$48.8 million) allocated to create 100 internet centers with high speed broadband for Malaysians to access. The funding will come via industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission or MCMC
The Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (Pikom) released the latest edition of its annual research report, the ICT Strategic Review 2012/ 2013, at a two-day Leadership Summit which focused on the theme “Mobile Social Commerce.”
CEO dispels notion that Digital Malaysia is an MDeC project Going with single agency lead will result in resistance from other stakeholders
The inaugural DNA-TeAM Disrupt networking session threw up various questions about MDeC and its role in regards to the Multimedia Super Corridor and Digital Malaysia initiatives. DNA founder Karamjit Singh, who moderated the session, reflects on them.
The Digital Malaysia masterplan to transform the nation into a fully-developed digital economy should focus on policies and not projects, said a successful dotcom entrepreneur at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt panel discussion on With Digital Malaysia, is MDeC still relevant?
MDeC believes that Budget 2013 will continue the momentum of Budget 2012’s focus on innovation by pushing a more pervasive adoption of ICT and digital technologies at all levels of society … and has some suggestions for the Malaysian Government.