February 22, 2024

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MDEC and Industry Partner Ink MOU to Boost Digital Talent and Business

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an American business and employment-oriented online service to further enhance the digital presence of businesses and develop digital talents in the country. The partnership focuses on two strategic fronts: Enhancing Digital Presence and Equipping Digital Talents.

Firstly, it will see MDEC and the company working together to enhance the online presence of local companies, to ensure that they remain relevant and effective in the present digital landscape. This aspect of the MoU will involve several activities, including webinars to enhance the companies’ LinkedIn page, as well as setting up international corporate pages on the platform for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to expand their regional and global reach.

Secondly, the MoU will also see both parties engage in various initiatives to develop digital talents for Malaysia. This includes the ongoing Let’s Learn Digital 2021 programme, which sees the company offering the Digital Marketing Pathway course for Malaysians.

The company will also be coordinating with MDEC to bring its popular ‘Rock Your Profile’ sessions to lecturers and students of MDEC’s Premier Digital Tech Institutions (PDTIs). ‘Rock Your Profile’ sessions provide tips on how the users of the online platform can realise the full creative potential of a profile, on top of insider advice on profile, long-form posts, and other LinkedIn tools that agency professionals are using to increase their productivity and success.

Many Malaysian enterprises already understand the importance of an online presence for their business. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), companies with a web presence have increased from 37.8% in 2017 to 53.9% in 2019. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven even wider digitalisation locally and internationally, which necessitates more innovative and effective means of standing out.

According to the CEO of MDEC, two ingredients that are fast becoming essential for companies today are a strong digital presence and competent digital talents. To that end, this partnership between MDEC and LinkedIn can help ensure local businesses remain globally competitive, in line with the goals of the Malaysian Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL). Additionally, the job landscape is set for a massive shift. According to the WEF Future of Jobs Report, 97 million new jobs will be created and 50% of employees will require retraining by 2025.

This strategic partnership with LinkedIn is another testament to MDEC’s continued efforts to engage global tech companies to address industry challenges in the digital economy and foster a strong digital workforce as we strive to support Malaysia’s economic recovery and provide equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses.

The Head of Asia, Talent and Learning Solutions at the company stated that COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital platforms across Southeast Asia. This digital transformation has led to many changes in the workforce, for example, it has driven the adoption of new business practices amongst companies in Malaysia. Moving forward, it is incredibly important that both businesses and workers are equipped with digital skills and capabilities to help them remain relevant.

The announcement of MDEC and LinkedIn’s MoU comes during the #MyDigitalWorkforce Week, which forms Week Three of MDEC’s Malaysia Tech Month 2021 (MTM’21). Ongoing from 16 to 30 August 2021, #MyDigitalWorkforce Week features a series of webinars and talks on digital jobs and career awareness, on top of a Digital Jobs Expo which expects 5,000 job vacancies from more than 100 companies.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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