While Malaysia’s latest transformation program, the Digital Transformation Program or just Digital Malaysia, got no mention at all in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s Budget 2013 speech, there were some initiatives that benefitted the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, often indirectly. Here, industry players weigh in.
Faced by increasing competition by other low-cost economies, Malaysia can still remain competitive by focusing on the quality of its workforce -- and ensuring they have a good command of the English language, said Intel Malaysia executives.
Intel has launched Ultrabook City, an all-new retail experience, at Kuala Lumpur’s specialist IT mall Plaza Low Yat for Malaysian technology fans to explore its new category of devices.
The market for embedded systems is set to explode globally, and some Malaysian companies are ready to move in with the innovations they’re building around that space.
Fujitsu, as with many other original equipment manufacturers in the Windows world, is still discussing a response to Microsoft Corp’s surprise unveiling of its own Windows 8 tablets last week, as it launched its own 2012 Lifebooks in Malaysia.