Malaysia’s fertile ground for agtech investments

Malaysia is currently home to a growingly robust agriculture technology ecosystem. Chilli farmers under the purview of Pertubuhan Peladang Kawasan Kuala Langat (PPKKL) are now reaping the benefits from their investments into digital agriculture technology (AgTech). By adopting Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled fertigation systems, these farmers are benefitting from encouraging…

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Enterprise server spending in Malaysia, Singapore grows

Malaysia to grow at 7.6 per cent CAGR over 2020-2025 The overall addressable market for enterprise servers in Malaysia is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6 per centbetween 2020-2025, driven by the ongoing expansion of data center capabilities by leading vendors coupled with high-speed computing by the enterprises,…

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Malaysia is seeing the crystallisation of its own global tech hubs

Economic uncertainty, competitive threats and cost inflation cited as the biggest risks to business performance. Technology development and innovation have always been inexplicably tied to cities. Silicon Valley in the United States. Bangalore in India. Shenzhen in China. These cities not only foster innovation and birth new inventions but are…

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Striving for a digitally united and sovereign Malaysia

Delivering 50 new features in one month to enhance mobile banking app. The month of September marks the second Malaysia Day since the global pandemic swept across the world. As the country continues its fight against the pandemic, now, more than ever, is a time for us to celebrate unity…

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Global tech titans agree Malaysia remains an attractive digital global business services hub

Country has strength in digital infrastructure and the growth of its talent pool. The Digital Global Business Services (DGBS) industry has reiterated their confidence in Malaysia as an attractive investment hub. While active GBS companies accounts for approximately 20 per cent of total active MSC Malaysia companies, they are the…

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Mahadhir Aziz takes the rein as MDEC CEO

Commits to accelerating Malaysia’s digital transformation. The Board of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency for digital transformation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ts Mahadhir Aziz as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st September 2021.  He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Futurize…

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Malaysia growth in digital technology generates huge demand for talent

Opportunity to be a regional digital hub leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Despite job market uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hays, a in specialist recruitment, reported that businesses in Malaysia expect business activity to increase by 54 per cent this year in their 2021 Hays Asia Salary Guide. Forming…

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MDEC and Schott AG announce international IT competence centre

Strategic geographic location, multi-lingual and multi-cultural talents. German multinational glass company Schott AG has announced the establishment of its newest international IT competence centre, Schott Asia IT Services Sdn Bhd (SAITS). The formation of the new IT competence centre is greatly supported by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead…

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MDEC hires Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) officer for data integrity

Brings with him 22 years worth of experience in general investigation, prosecution, administration and forensic account investigation. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, today announced the appointment of Mohamad Zakkuan bin Talib as its Certified Integrity Officer to complete its ‘Reinvent’ mission, ensuring MDEC…

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Malaysia’s digital transformation aims for five year strategy on digital economy

Aims to secure high quality digital investments as it seeks to unlock new drivers of growth in the digital economy. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, has put together its ‘Digital Investments Future5 (DIF5) Strategy’, a five-year plan focusing on five key thrusts aimed…

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