Digital Malaysia is a much more comprehensive, cohesive and holistic plan than the MSC ever was, if only because its scope is much wider. Too bad it got off to such a bad start then, writes A. Asohan.
MDeC has revealed details of the Digital Malaysia program, first announced in May, 2011, that would see the nation reposition itself as a “player” in the world’s digital economy, and was quick to allay concerns that the new program was merely MSC Malaysia “rebooted.”
Exabytes has joined forces with MDeC to implement the MSC Malaysia Cloud Initiative’s SaaS (Software as a Service) Acceleration Program.
Tech training center iTrain Sdn Bhd and Cyberview Sdn Bhd are organizing a “hackathon” tomorrow, May 19, with a unique twist: It’s not just about building an app, but about the journey too.
virtualmalaysia has rebranded its B2B search engine to Smart Online Travel Assistant (SOTA), not the decidedly awkward Standard Online Tourism Architecture, as part of a move to help consumers get to information more effectively.
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.
MDeC to collaborate with ACCA to raise the profile of Malaysia as the preferred destination for finance and accounting shared services and outsourcing centres.
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.
Networking and communications specialist Alcatel-Lucent Malaysia has launched an app development contest to encourage the creation of more local content on the Internet. The clumsily-titled “Geek-the-Genius” contest, which runs from April 27 to July 20, would require participants to develop educational Facebook applications suitable for children between five and 12 years of age.