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Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2011’

UKM Start-P Companies Target Rm30 Mln Sales

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Technology Sdn Bhd, the commercial arm of UKM, is optimistic 33 of its start-up companies will be able to achieve collective sales of RM30 million within four years. The start-up companies were set up to commercialise the university’s research and development (R&D) and Intellectual Properties (IPs). It currently has about 500 registered IPs. UKM Vice Chancellor Professor Tan Sri Datuk Wira Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin said the companies,...

GM mosquitoes deployed to control Asia’s dengue fever.

A genetically modified mosquito carrying an artificial fragment of DNA designed to curb the insect’s fertility has been released for the first time in south-east Asia as part of an ambitious attempt to combat deadly dengue fever that affects up to 100 M people worldwide. The GM mosquito has been developed by scientists at Oxford biotechnology company Oxitec to pass on a gene that kills the insect at the larval stage of its lifecycle. Officials in Malaysia said that the field experiment...

Cloud computing adoption rising

The Star | 07 Feb 2011 09:38 AM Microsoft is bullish of the positive growth of cloud computing adoption in the country. Although he did not want to go into specifics, Microsoft Malaysia managing director, Ananth Lazarus said a rising number of organisations in Malaysia have expressed interest in adopting cloud computing compared to eight months ago. “The Government sees cloud computing as a catalyst for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to be more competitive,” he said in...

Malaysia ranks 8th in global ICT exports, up 19pct

The Edge | 07 Feb 2011 10:06 AM Malaysia exported US$57 billion of information and communication TECHNOLOGY (ICT) products in 2009 as it took eighth spot among global economies, according to a United Nations report. Malaysia’s exports of ICT products accounted for 36.5% of its total exports in 2009, said the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) which was released in Geneva on Wednesday, Feb 2. In terms of imports, ICT products totalled US$37 billion or...

Malaysia Remains World’s Third Leading And Asean’s Top Offshoring Destination

Bernama News | 07 Feb 2011 07:30 AM Malaysia continues to occupy the third leading position, after India and China, in the list of the world’s leading offshoring destinations, according to global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney’s latest Global Services Location Index (GSLI). Malaysia also remains a force to reckon with amongst Asean member countries which are fiercely competing for a slice of the global offshoring pie. While Indonesia continues to rank at number five,...
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