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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Flashback 2009 From Tech Blog Malaysia

As with tradition from 2008, check out the most interesting news from IT-Sideways for year 2009.

Jan 2009:

Adobe Flash to make way into set-top box industry.

Feb 2009:
March 2009:

Make the Most of Your Energy - APC (KL Hilton 5 Mar 09)

April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
July 2009
Aug 2009
Sep 2009
October 2009
Nov 2009
Dec 2009
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Juniper Networks Extends Leadership in Network Security Markets

Juniper Networks® announced that it has extended its number one leadership position in high-end network security and SSL VPN categories and achieved the number two leadership position in the global secure routing category per a recently published report from Infonetics Research report titled, “3Q2009 Network Security Appliances and Software Market.”

Check out details.

Melbourne hosts WTM to matchmake ICT players

Information and communications technology (ICT) players in the Asia-Pacific region recently converged on Melbourne to explore business opportunities via a trade mission facilitated by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

A total of 32 delegates from ten economies discussed potential trade deals and investment prospects worth over US$7.2 million during the WITSA Trade Mission (WTM) held in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Digital Innovation Summit (APDIS 2009) on December 14 – 17, 2009.The delegates from host country Australia as well as other developed and emerging economies such as Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and India concluded an impressive over 200 meetings.

Jointly organized by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), this WTM is the second such trade mission after Kuala Lumpur in May earlier in the year.WTM provides a platform for ICT players to:
  • Explore business opportunities in the host economy;
  • Gain exposure for their company and products;
  • Learn about the local market, FDI (foreign direct investment) opportunities and investment incentives available in the host economy;
  • Attract potential partners or investors; and
  • Meet major buyers in selected private and government organizations.
Check out details.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Looi Kien Leong leads ASOCIO as the 13th President

The ASOCIO has announced Looi Kien Leong as its 13th President. The appointment was endorsed by the General Assembly held in Melbourne, Australia on December 15, 2009. As the president, Looi envisages that ASOCIO would play a strategic role in the region’s economic recovery on the premise that ICT is the driver and enabler of growth of the economy.

Having been involved in the industry for almost 30 years, Looi is no stranger to the international ICT circle through his active participations in various industry groupings. He has been active in ASOCIO for past decade, having served as Vice President and Director in previous ASOCIO Boards. Looi is a former chairman of PIKOM and currently serves as advisor and heads PIKOM’s International Affairs Committee. He also chairs the Global Trade Committee of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

Check out details.

ICT is Key in Reviving Global Trade

During the Asia-Pacific Digital Innovation Summit (APDIS 2009) held in Melbourne, Australia on December 14 – 17, WITSA Chairman Dato’ Dan E. Khoo pointed out that ICT is an essential tool to revitalize cross-border trade and revive the world economy in the wake of the recession caused by the financial crisis of 2008.

Information and communications technology (ICT) is an enabler of growth and development for all industries that together contribute an estimated US$19.5 trillion in global trade this year. Although ICT constitutes only about 20% of merchandized and services exports, its impact on economic growth far exceeds its share of total global trade. As a horizontal tool, ICT is an enabler of growth and development for all other industries that collectively contribute to the other 80% of global trade.

Check out details.

Telkomsel Pioneers Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways in Indonesia’s Telco Market

Juniper Networks, Inc., the leader in high-performance networking, announced that PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel), Indonesia's leading mobile service provider, has successfully deployed Juniper Networks SRX5800 Services Gateways in its packet switched core network. Together with Juniper Networks E320 Broadband Services Routers and Steel-Belted Radius® Appliances, this provides Telkomsel with a highly secure, stable and scalable PS Core to handle the highly explosive IP traffic growth it is experiencing.

Check out details.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

ICON : A New Grant For Entrepreneurs

As a follow-up of announcement of Budget 2010, we have ICON (The Integrated Content Development Programme). It is the brainchild of existing prime minister of Malaysia.

This adds to existing grant options for enterprenuers.
  • Cradle
  • MDeC' Preseed
  • MCMC Content Grant
  • MOSTI's grant
The vision of ICON:

The Integrated Content Development Taskforce (ICON) is intended to help generate wealth for Malaysians through the K-economy by developing sustainable ideas and businesses that would have a long-term positive impact on the social strata of the nation such as creating business ecosystem, employment and a better standard of living.

Types of Grants:
  • ICONapps - Get funds for creating cool applications for the mobile and online social networking platforms
  • ICONedu - Get funds for creating and hosting educational related contents.
  • ICONity - Get funds for creating locally oriented social contents.
  • ICONex - Get fund for hosting any other content.

The main idea is analogous to the fact that we should encourage Malaysian to earn USD by leveraging on the Internet while residing in Malaysia to benefit from the so-called low cost of living.

I think it is also a good idea to explore which is to reduce the demand for international content since the Internet is still slow while at the same time, push up the demand for local contents to fill up the demand's gaps.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Check Out WeddingKami

Check out WeddingKami; your interactive wedding card.

Ok, the web page is nice looking.

They have videos on YouTube.

Their service offers to create e-wedding card for your wedding invitation. The features include:
  • Event Details
  • Map
  • Photo Gallery
  • Wedding Wishes
  • RSVP
  • Personalize Invitation
  • Additional Content
  • Control Panel
Target market = Malay language oriented speaking.

Itemized and published pricing.

They are a group of web designers programmers lunatics.

And finally, they promote Green IT. However, they also provide print out services.

  • Your wedding card becomes a web page
  • You can share your wedding cards to Facebook, Friendster and etc easily
  • The hosted service is free for life

Discover The Patterns of What Malaysian Think About

Ok. The largest majority of readers of this blog are from Malaysia.

Interestingly, TheStar online published 'Direct selling the biggest grouse for consumers' where the biggest issues of Malaysian's life are:
  • Bad direct selling companies
  • Bad housing developers
  • Telecommunication particularly the Internet
As you can see from monthly published blogs about the web statistics of this blog (such as for the month of Nov 09), which what intrigues me is the consistency of the demands for similar contents throughout the whole year.

Generally, based on the web statistics, people are always looking for ..
  • Better Internet
  • How to duplicate other people's success?
  • Resolutions to viruses, scams, phishing and etc
  • New opportunities in ICT business

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tech Blog Malaysia Statistics (Nov 09)

As usual, check out the analysis for 2008.

For month of Jan 2009.
For month of Feb 2009.
For month of Mar 2009.
For month of April 2009.
For month of May 2009.
For month of Jun 2009
For month of July 2009
For month of Aug 2009
For month of Sep 2009
For month of Oct 2009

For the month of Nov 2009, we have the followings:
  • The brand of This Blog
  • Malaysia Internet Services
  • World Largest EPR Software Brand
  • Support Number for Malaysia's Largest Broadband Provider
  • Malaysia's Portal for World No.1 Music Store
  • Phishing

  • Total monthly traffic decreased by as much as 5.93%
  • Traffic from referring sites decreased by 0.43%
  • Google still top contributor (62.91%). Up from last month.
  • Top 5 countries (Malaysia, US, UK, India, Singapore). Check out here.
  • New visitors 88.66% (up from last month).