Woon Tai Hai
The Malaysian information and communications technology (ICT) industry may be hampered from growing further as it continues to be plagued by some complex and vital issues that could lead to the derailing of national ambitions, warns the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom).
Too much focus on getting finance ready, leaving out IT Stiff penalties in place, no room for error for companies
The National ICT Association of Malaysia or Pikom has elected in a new council and chairman for its 2013/ 2014 term at its recent 27th annual general meeting (AGM).
There was nothing specific for the tech ecosystem in the Budget 2014 proposal announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Oct 25, beyond the promise of strengthening broadband connectivity in the country and the continued focus on supporting entrepreneurship in general.
Malaysia's outsourcing industry must cease its rhetoric of cost-based competition and country comparisons for it to move on to the next level, an expert said.
For the second year running, data revealed by Pikom's ICT Job Market Outlook for Malaysia suggest that the other countries in South-East Asia are offering better salaries than Malaysia.
The national ICT association of Malaysia (Pikom) announced a three-in-one technology fair, maintaining it remains “the voice of the ICT industry” and that such fairs were part of its mission to promote the local industry.
Malaysia's national ICT association Pikom has unveiled a five-strategic direction which ultimately aims to create world-class Malaysian players and projects that annual industry revenue based on transactions will hit US$31 billion by 2017.
Pikom has launched what it believes to be the first-of-its-kind certification for entry-level project managers in a bid to address the shortage of such qualified professionals in the country.
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