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Locals Look Forward to More Digital Citizen Services, Expects Govt to Raise Personal Digital Literacy Level

According to VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) VMware Digital Frontiers 3.0 Study, 45% of respondents indicated that they are happy to interact digitally with the Malaysian government, a positive step towards the country’s vision of growing its digital economy and becoming the “Heart of Digital ASEAN”. With Malaysian consumers becoming more trusting of emerging technologies such […]


By Charles F. Moreira, Editor [Part 1 of the article can be found HERE] FDI outflows versus inflows Whilst the UNCTAD report estimated the net FDI flow into Malaysia for the whole year of 2020 totalled USD2.5 billion (around RM10.1 billion), which was down 68% from 2019, however according to DOSM data, Malaysia registered net […]

Over 50% Malaysians share accurate personal data

VMware’s Digital Frontiers 3.0 study found that more than half (58%) Malaysian consumers are comfortable or excited about sharing completely accurate data about their daily lives with the Government if it leads to better government digital services. 79% of Malaysian consumers also defined themselves as “digitally curious” or “digital explorers” Devan Parinpanayagam, Country Manager, VMware […]


By Charles F Moreira, Editor Several reports have appeared on various Malaysian media about foreign multinationals relocating their factories, operations and offices from Malaysia to neighbouring countries and of several new foreign investments choosing to set up operations in our neighbours. Copies or links to these reports, many of them additionally politically tinged. have also […]

SoftBank Vision Fund set for new portfolio champion with Coupang IPO

SoftBank’s US$100 billion Vision Fund is poised to have a new number-one asset in its portfolio with the upcoming flotation of top South Korean e-retailer Coupang, furthering a turnaround that has seen the fund yo-yo from huge losses to record profit. The US$50 billion target valuation that Reuters reported… To read more: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/softbank-vision-fund-coupang-ipo-14254682 SOURCE: CHANNEL […]

Gold set to gain India’s favour again as growing economy boosts sales

India’s gold consumption is expected to rebound in 2021 after falling to its lowest in 26 years last year as pent-up demand and higher economic growth are seen boosting sales, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Thursday. Higher purchases by the world’s second-biggest bullion consumer could support gold prices, which hit a record high […]

How Covid-19 vaccines can shape China and India’s global influence

With mass vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 underway globally, there is an emerging gap between rich and poor nations in their abilities to secure enough shots to immunize their people. Wealthy nations have been accused of hoarding vaccines, mostly from Pfizer–BioNTech and Moderna. That has created room for India, China, and to an extent Russia… To read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/29/how-covid-19-vaccines-can-shape-china-and-indias-global-influence.html?__source=iosappshare%7Cnet.whatsapp.WhatsApp.ShareExtension SOURCE: CNBC […]

VMware Research Details How High Enterprise Deliver Organizational Innovation

According to new global research by VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), clear alignment between the business, IT and app development teams delivers innovation and helps high growth companies meet their business objectives. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacts affecting global economies, the VMware Research found that companies who were further along the path of digital transformation (DX) were better placed to weather the […]

Malaysia National Budget 2021 – Microsoft Malaysia

By K. Raman, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia As Malaysia reopens for business, the ‘Stand United, We Shall Prevail’ themed budget is both timely and bold as it will accelerate the nation’s economic recovery and build resiliency. At Microsoft, we are committed to partnering our nation to build resilience and drive competitiveness. The comprehensive measures unveiled […]

UOB, VMware to enable safe and effective remote working in the new normal

As the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the majority of the workforce shifting to home-based work, United Overseas Bank (UOB), a leading bank in Asia, collaborated with VMware to enable the Bank to continue its innovation drive without disruption. UOB was one of the fastest organisations in ASEAN to deploy a secure virtual desktop – UOB […]


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