Malaysia's love affair with IT

Howells, Jan
June 2003
IT Training;Jun2003, p19
Trade Publication
Major political changes are expected in Malaysia from a developed country to a truly developed country. However, there is a question mark over how it will manage the move, along with its all-important information technology (IT) infrastructure. President of Sallstrom Consulting, Laura Sallstrom, says that Malaysia's IT industry, developed appropriately, would be able to become the main driver of the economy. Malaysia can offer large blue-chip companies a number of big advantages along with cheap labor costs. And while the IT training market in Malaysia is valued at some pounds 40 million, it is not expected to expand. Malaysian companies do have training budgets, but there is no common percentage spend on IT training. Hurdle faced by Malaysian IT training managers is the effectiveness of the trainers themselves.


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