Freelance Economy and Technology Innovation Continue to Transform the Workplace in 2017

 |  Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:47  |  Published in FEATURES

The growing role of contingent workforce and the expanding role of technology to connect talent with employers are two key talent trends set to shape 2017, according to the latest Randstad Sourceright Talent Trends Report under the theme “Beyond the Limits: the New Frontier of Talent”. 

Technology has transformed the economy and many different industries, and there is no exception in the world of work. According to the report, 79% of respondents say technology adoption in their companies has enhanced the attraction, engagement and retention of talent. 

Dealing With A Changing World Order: What Will Trump's Economic And Foreign Policies Mean For Asean?

 |  Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:40  |  Published in FEATURES

Kuala Lumpur, March 15 - ASEAN businesses have urged President Trump’s administration to provide more clarity and certainty in U.S. trade policies for the benefit of mutual growth in the U.S. and ASEAN. A roundtable discussion, with the theme “Dealing with a changing world order: What will Trump’s economic and foreign policies mean for ASEAN?” was organised by CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) today, in collaboration with the ASEAN Business Club.

Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CARI, and President of the ASEAN Business Club chaired the roundtable. Speakers were Dr. Arup Raha, chief economist at CARI; Ambassador Michael W. Michalak, senior vice president and regional managing director at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council; Datuk Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan, former ambassador of Malaysia to China; and Tunku Zain Al ’Abidin who is a senior fellow at CARI.

IDC Malaysia Reveals Top ICT Predictions That Will Redefine Malaysian ICT Industry in 2017 and Beyond

 |  Monday, 06 March 2017 09:37  |  Published in FEATURES

Kuala Lumpur, March 6 – IDC Malaysia has recently unveiled its annual predictions for 2017 and beyond, highlighting the impact of emerging technologies and market changes that will drive the future of the Malaysian ICT industry in the next one to three years.

“Drawing on IDC's industry-defining research and insights, the predictions explore the user trends and vendor strategies that will redefine the ICT market, redistribute market share in Malaysia, and help leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth," says Pranabesh Nath, Research Director, IDC Malaysia. 

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