One of the world’s leading anti-virus and online security specialist, Finland’s F-Secure, has made Bangsar South in Kuala Lumpur its Asia-Pacific headquarters. Malaysia is also home to the group’s only lab, customer support, and R&D facilities outside of Finland.
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SMEs must embrace various new trends in information and communications technology (ICT) as a catalyst for better productivity and lower operational costs. Enter cloud computing.
UK-headquartered BAE Systems Applied Intelligence had surveyed several countries in Asia for the ideal site to house its third Global Delivery Centre before deciding on Malaysia. It has been incredibly pleased with the decision ever since!
By Emma Boyde If business schools cannot tailor the education they offer to suit the new demands of the workplace they risk being sidelined, writes Emma Boyde Business degrees account for a vast section of the undergraduate and postgraduate higher education market. In its Business School Data Trends 2013 the AACSB International, the US-based accrediting body, estimates […]
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M. Nasir, Beyonce, Search, Erykah Badu, and Faizal Tahir. What do they all have in common? They’re all entertainers who have been banned from performing in Malaysia at one point in their careers, for things often unrelated to their music. KL has set its sights on becoming an entertainment hub but will banning and censorship […]
Malaysia is now the fourth most popular investment destination for multinational corporations in Asia. Local firms better step up their game in the face of incoming MNCs.
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Malaysia is making significant strides towards its developmental goals of becoming a high-income, developed nation by 2020, but there remain challenges along the way that might prevent her from reaching her full potential. Though recent economic data shows that we have remained resilient compared to our regional peers, we cannot yet afford to take our […]
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Malaysia is a leader in the production and export of latex-based products. Yet less latex are produced by the smallholders due to its poor pricing structure. What can be done to improve our pricing structure?
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IT and businesses that depend heavily on technology and the Internet play a disproportionate role in the economies of regions such as North America and Western Europe, contributing (on average) 3.4% of GDP (www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/research/technology_and_innovation/internet_matters) and 21% of GDP growth during the past five years in mature countries.
Providing education is a popular theme in many corporate community investment strategies in the region. However, this trend is starting to face critical examination by stakeholders who question its impact. For example, some are asking whether companies have the resources to deliver good quality education.