Huawei Malaysia said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Xiamen University Malaysia Campus which would see the two parties jointly plan and develop a “future-oriented ICT-enabled campus” in Malaysia.
3D design software company Dassault Systèmes said that Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM) has been awarded the ‘Dassault Systèmes Academy Member Label.’
Tableau Software’s JY Pook discusses seven ways that higher education institutions can use data analytics and data visualisation, and also addresses common concerns such as keeping data up-to-date, appropriately private, and secure.
Tertiary educational institute aggregator EasyUni, which has received two Cradle Fund grants and another from MDeC, got Series A funding from Teak Capital, although details were not disclosed.
The Melaka State Government and Red Hat have entered into an alliance that will see the former deploy the vendor’s software offerings and utilize its training material at the Melaka Open Source Center of Excellence come next year.
Computer Science used to be a four-year program in all our public universities, but was changed in the late 1990s under the mistaken belief that cutting one year off university education was the answer to the industry’s need for talent. It was a recipe for disaster, and USM is intent on turning the ride.
Malaysia does not have enough skilled ICT staff to meet its own national aspirations, let alone compete against other economies in the region. Tertiary institutes are working with the industry to address the issue, however.
Multinationals too have a stake in seeing the Malaysian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) graduate dilemma being resolved. Digital News Asia spoke to these three companies to get a snapshot of what they believe are the challenges surrounding hiring Malaysian graduates, and how they should be addressed.
THERE seems to be a mismatch in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) graduates and jobs equation. Demand is high, so is the supply. And they do not seem to intersect. Digital News Asia spoke to some independent software experts and an entrepreneur in the high technology space to get their views.
The CPB2011 calls for, among other things, the formation of a national body called the Board of Computing Professionals Malaysia (BCPM). But there is an essential schism between the proponents and opponents of the Bill. It does not help that the proponents have misread the objections of the tech community as the vocal response of a few.