Despite the increase in spending over the past two years, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) generally still seem reluctant to embrace technology on a day-to-day basis, a trend that is holding back the largest segment of the working force in the country, say industry watchers.
Small- and medium-sized enterprises in Malaysia continue to be unprepared for natural disasters despite being highly exposed to such events that will likely disrupt their businesses, according to a new study.
SMEs shifting from just focusing on operational efficiency to emphasis on growth and innovation Outsourcing no longer about large transformational projects but selected, targeted ones
Kleenso founder Lee Teck Meng's focus is all on managing growth, and he recognises the role technology can play in making Kleenso a more competitive business. But he also recognises that his staff are not IT-literate yet and if he imposes technology adoption on them, 'they cannot catch up and their current work productivity will fall as well.'
Joint research unveiled by McKinsey and Google recently has the Internet contributing 4.1% of Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a rate outstripping even those of many of the world’s most developed economies. But don’t break out the champagne yet: The Internet contributed only 2.3% to Malaysia’s GDP growth in 2010, right smack on the average mark for aspiring countries and far below the 21% of developed countries. To put it succinctly: We are in a great position, but not for long unless something is done.
* Customized products for enterprises * Already working closely with SMEs MAXIS Berhad (Maxis) has launched its Business Mobility Solutions developed in partnership with nine Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).