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Friday, January 30, 2009

Malaysia Connectivity Score 2009

Siemens Connectivity Survey 2009.
'Consistent scores across most metrics help Malaysia to achieve the top position for resource-driven economies on the 2009 Connectivity Scorecard. In terms of consumer connectivity, the country’s performance is regularly above average, including a high proportion of internet users. Business connectivity does not show quite the same level of results, but while the availability of international bandwidth is on the low side and spending on IT resources is average, Malaysia posts impressive outgoing international traffic which indicates a healthy and sophisticated economy. The country’s E-Government ranking is close to perfect on the Brooking’s index, and government spending on hardware, software and computer services is also strong.
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Malaysia could see itself transition to an innovation-driven economy should it expand the currently good broadband penetration to an even greater degree. Focusing more attention on secondary education would also help to provide a larger workforce capable of learning the skills necessary for the ICT sector.
The two things: Innovation OR Resource Driven Economies
Innovation-driven economies are more highly developed than resource and efficiency-driven economies. Basic connectivity infrastructure is usually available with a good base level of penetration and subscription. The challenges these economies face often lie in driving implementation of the latest technologies and uptake by the market place in order to increase connectivity.
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Resource and efficiency-driven economies are less well developed than the innovation-driven economies. They sometimes face barriers to attaining a widespread connectivity infrastructure in geographical or policy form. The challenges these economies face often include having a market place not suited to foreign investors and a short-fall in the Human Capital needed to make use of the available infrastructure and thus increase connectivity.

For more info you can click this. It's a full, comprehensive list of irrefutable reasons and suggestions how to improve a certain's country score. I personally think it's very detailed surveyed and should be taken as a reference.
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As you can see from above, many weakness of Malaysia are pointed out, one of which i concern the most, secondary education, needless to say anymore. Also, the broadbrand penetration. Yes of course! but Malaysia's Government is just fooling around with their sweet words. Talking about Wi-max, i think during the year 2007, the goverment intended to allocate the country's budget into introducing wi-max concept in KL city, but as what many of us expected, they failed. And now, budget 2009, they mentioned it again. So whether they are going to walk their talk? I DOUBT.
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My words about the Siemens Connectivity Survey.
Some of the facts i partially disagree.
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'The country’s E-Government ranking is close to perfect on the Brooking’s index, and government spending on hardware, software and computer services is also strong. '
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Ya right, everyone here knows how much the Government has wasted on E-education, it's not because it's concept is irrelevant to the culture, but just the implementation is totally lack of expertise and experience. I do not remember the exact figure neither time, but around 5 years ago, goverment has flushed away a big amount of budget into buying electronics accesories ( computer eg) for education. I see that's effective for Varsity Life but i doubt it works for primary and secondary. Based on what i have gone through, i label times at which we used projectors and computer for classes as leisure time. It's totally different with Varsity because university and college lifes don't necessary have text and reference books, so students copy the lecture notes from the projector. So IF we want to improve the education system in Malaysia for primary and secondary. I strongly believe that we should just abolish the use of textbook, and just let all the classes notes viewed just from the projector. People might find it hard and time consuming to get the notes down into the books, but in long run, we could prepare them for varsity life, because they don't read from reference book, they search it from everywhere they could. E.G INTERNET. that's the word. One of the main point of Malaysia's Education i would like to point out was that. If we do not train them to do so since young, then what's the use of spending millions into computer systems in primary and secondary schools?
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Malaysia is trying to run before they can walk.
They do not even know how to maintain their basics while spending and flushing cash into useless projects.
Think that Malaysia.
and one thing i love about Malaysia, it's because it's not perfect. Unlike Singapore.

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