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MDV: The visionary financier

Since its foundation eight years ago, Malaysia Debt Venture (MDV) has proven time and time again that there is money to be made from lending to the ICT, biotechnology and other emerging technology sectors in Malaysia. While banks and other fi...

Under the watchful eyes of CyberSecurity Malaysia

By Simon Vella Cyber threat is a serious matter that has come to define the times in which we live in. Cyber security is no more an option – it is a primary requirement – as any lapse would provide major threat not only to...

MDeC to introduce product quality assessment framework

WHAT do MSC Malaysia-status companies and camels have in common? No, this is not a trick question. A popular misconception is that a camel’s hump contains water. It actually stores fat to convert into energy. As for MSC Malaysia-status companies...

Lower customer satisfaction with CC poses threat: Avaya

AVAYA, an enterprise communications systems company, revealed that the likelihood of businesses in Asia Pacific to lose customers who are dissatisfied with their contact centre interaction to the competition in 2010 is as high as 47%. Among di...

Fiji to outsource civil service functions

Outsourcing is to be increased in the Fijian Public Service as part of the Prime Minister’s Public Service reform agenda. Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama said outsourcing some functions of the Public Servic...

Opportunities in Singapore public sector

IDC Government Insights projects that in FY10, the overall ICT spending in Singapore is expected to increase year-over-year (YoY). This forecast follows Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) recent announcemen...

Malaysia aims to become software-testing hub

Malaysia aims to become a major player in the lucrative software testing market as it seeks to develop a sustainable ecosystem for software testing and certification services. At the launching of the Q-Lab recently, Malay...

Sunway E-Systems and NetSuite inks deal

Sunway Group’s subsidiary Sunway E-Systems has signed a contract with Net- Suite to distribute, resell, implement and support the US-based company’s cloud computing business management suites in Malaysia. The partnership also gave Sun...

Slasscom out to boost BPO industry

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) has partnered with the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT) to jointly drive capacity building in accounting and finance to cater to t...

KRU and Crest take the Ribbit way

Malaysia’s KRU Studios recently announced its collaboration with India’s Crest Animation Studios (Crest) on the co-production of its 3D animated feature film entitled Ribbit. Ribbit – with a production budget estimated at US$25 mill...

Infosys shuts down Thai office

Infosys Technologies, one India’s biggest software services exporter, has closed down a small outsourcing facility in Bangkok, one of the three it had bought from Royal Philips Electronics. In July 2007, the BPO arm of ...

Philippines BPO revenues right on mark

The Philippinesbusiness process outsourcing (BPO) industry has already attained half or US$4.7 billion out of its US$9.4-billion revenue target this year as players reported of as much as 50% revenue growth expansion, Manil...

MOL partners with Facebook

MOL Global announced a strategic partnership with Facebook that will make it significantly easier and more convenient for millions of people across Asia to purchase virtual goods in online games and applications on Facebook. Under the agreemen...

IBM takes blame for failure

IBM took responsibility for a major IT system failure suffered by one of Singapore’s largest banks on July 5, saying an employee’s error caused the outage, IDG News Service reported. In a statement released on July 13...

Bob Chua: The man behind pulsating Pulse

By Sritharan Vellasamy In the business world, ideas are at a dime a dozen. It doesn’t mean much to have an idea unless you have the guts and know-how to turn that bright spark into realistic goals. Just ask Bob Chua, the fou...

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