Creative industry: Will govt get serious about quality?
The Malaysian Government has pumped in money into the creative content industry in the hopes that it will become a growth industry, but something unhealthy happened: The same people were applying over and over again.
A veteran’s take on the state of M'sia creative industry
Malaysia's creative content industry has been around for a long time. But how exactly is it fairing? Karamjit Singh speaks to one of the longest serving members in the Multimedia Development Corporation's creative content unit, Kamil Othman, to find out.
MDeC to host inaugural Asian Animation Summit in December
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), in collaboration with ABC Australia, will be hosting the inaugural Asian Animation Summit (AAS) to promote the co-production and co-financing of animation for children’s television and film within Asia.
APICTA Awards: Where’s the love, Malaysia?
The Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards (APICTA) program was initiated by Malaysia in 1999, but while other countries celebrate their victories in a major way, Malaysians – who continue to dominate – are pretty blasé about it.
A new stitch for Brocade
Brocade, so long hidden in the backrooms of the Information Technology (IT) world, is intent on taking advantage of the continuing role virtualization is playing in cloud computing, as well as an ambitious plan by the Malaysian Government to position the country as a regional data center hub.
Teacher shortage? There’s an app for that
Students from the Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) have developed an application called WizBoard that they believe would help solve the problem of teacher shortage anywhere in the world. They were declared winners of the Malaysian Leg of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student competition.
ICON driving developers to think big
The 2nd Integrated Content Development Program (ICON2) gave funding of between RM50,000 and RM200,000 to successful applicants and saw 69 apps introduced to the iTunes and Android App Store. More than that, it has encouraged Malaysian app developers to be more bold in their thinking and grand in their ambitions when creating apps.
Preferred destination for finance, accounting services
MDeC to collaborate with ACCA to raise the profile of Malaysia as the preferred destination for finance and accounting shared services and outsourcing centres.
Inconsistent policy practice will cost us talent
Malaysia is still not able to fully stand alone in the technical arena like other more developed countries, and still faces gaps in various tech-based sectors of the industry. Thus, the country will still have to depend on foreign skilled workers coming into Malaysia. Recent developments – such as a ballet ban – do not bode well.
Startups and VCs: A two-way street
Yes, another matchmaking event between entrepreneurs and VCs; yet why do we see so few marriages coming out of these events? Or rather, why do many entrepreneurs still complain about a lack of funds?