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IDC upbeat about Malaysia's new national IoT roadmap

AvantiKumar | July 20, 2015
As well as new industry opportunities, the proposed Internet of Things ecosystem will provide fresh boost to M2M solutions sector, said IDC's Alfie Amir.

Alfie Amir_Research Manager, Telecommunications, IDC Malaysia 

Photo - Alfie Amir, Research Manager, Telecommunications, IDC Malaysia.


ICT analyst firm IDC has welcomed Malaysia's new national Internet of Things (IoT) roadmap, recently announced by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and national applied research agency MIMOS.

"IDC believes with the right implementation, this roadmap will not only drive the formation of an IoT ecosystem and create new opportunities in Malaysia, but will also accelerate the evolution of existing machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions that have been around for over 10 years," said Alfie Amir, research manager, Telecommunications, IDC Malaysia.
MIMOS will drive the National Internet of Things (IoT) Strategic Roadmap, which is expected to boost IoT adoption in Malaysia National Internet of Things (IoT) Strategic Roadmap, which aims to drive IoT implementation to a goal of generating RM42.5 (US$13.4) billion by 2025.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed during the official IoT announcement, on July 9th, by MIMOS, Cyberview, SAS Institute, and Cyber Security for a Smart City IoT trial.

IDC's Amir said "this national roadmap plays an important role to foster mutual support and coordination among various technological players to leverage existing solutions and develop end-to-end IoT solutions."
"It will also address the challenges that slow down IoT adoption and increase the adoption in both public and private sectors in Malaysia today," he said.

"Talent development that focuses on development of new graduates to become IoT professionals has also been identified as one of the main focus in the roadmap. This will equip the industry with relevant skillsets mainly in developing and implementing end-to-end IoT solutions," Amir said.
The initiative has so far gathered more than 40 organisations from different verticals and technological areas to drive IoT adoption in Malaysia.


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