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VNITO Conference to center on software outsourcingChi Thinh Organizers of VNITO Conference 2017 field questions from the media and enterprises - PHOTO: CHI THINH HCMC – The Vietnam Information Technology Outsourcing (VNITO) Conference this year will focus on the software outsourcing sector, IT services, experience sharing and cooperation with foreign firms. At a press conference on August 8, the organizing committee of VNITO 2017 said the conference themed “Vietnam - Asia Tier 1 Delivery Destination” will take place at the Gem Center in District 1, HCMC on October 19-20, and feature a series of meetings between domestic and international firms. Lam Nguyen Hai Long, CEO of Quang Trung Software City Development Company and chairman of VNITO Alliance, said the focus of the forthcoming conference will be to promote Vietnam’s software outsourcing sector and call for the city government to provide more policy support for companies in the sector. Instead of honoring outstanding outsourcing firms like the Vietnam IT Outsourcing Excellence Awards 2015, the organizers this year will hold workshops for participants to share experiences and explore opportunities to build business ties with international partners. Companies from the U.S. and Hungary will share their experience and explore cooperation prospects in hi-tech agriculture or information technology in Vietnam. Previously, VNITO held six seminars on information technology, digital marketing and market research in HCMC and Hanoi, four in Japan, and two in the U.S. and Singapore. In addition, the association made direct contact with more than 10 foreign organizations in Vietnam and invited…... [read more]

HCM City, August 9 (VNA) – Businesses should cooperate closely with the Government to usher in a second export wave of products with higher added-value and promotion of brands, participants at a seminar in HMC City said on August 8.  According to Nguyen Phu Hoa, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Import and Export Department, the second wave is crucial given the world has entered the tech-based Fourth Industrial Revolution that is tranforming society, services and trade.  For example, in Japan and the US, humans are working with robots while China is targeting more modern production similar to the Republic of Korea’s and Japan’s.  Vietnam’s first export wave, in which businesses exported raw material, is over.  The seminar pointed out that certain foundations would need to be established to successfully develop the second wave.  The first is setting up a system to share know-how innovated with the support of the Government, according to participants.  This kind of sharing will enable companies to access new technologies, talents and scientists.  Thus, all research outcomes must be shared and published so that they could be applied.  The second requirement is creating trust and confidence since now many consumers doubt the origin and quality of goods.  Thirdly, a competitive infrastructure needs to be developed.  Hoa said one huge thrust would be needed to upgrade roads, bridges, ports, and logistics facilities to serve production and exports.  "But exports cannot…... [read more]

The second International Conference on Information Technology Outsourcing/Business Process Outsourcing in Viet Nam will be held in HCM City next October. A press conference was held in HCM City yesterday to introduce the 2017 International Conference on Information Technology Outsourcing/Business Process Outsourcing in Viet Nam in October.  Speaking at a press conference in HCM City on Tuesday, Lam Nguyen Hai Long, president of the Viet Nam IT Outsourcing Alliance (VNITO Alliance) and CEO of Quang Trung Software City, said according to Cushman & Wakefield, Viet Nam ranked first in BPO and Shared Service Location in the world last year. A Jones Lang LaSalle report earlier this year ranked HCM City (second) and Ha Noi (seventh) in the top 10 global City Momentum Index. Gartner placed Viet Nam among the Asia-Pacific’s top six Global Delivery Country Destinations, and “that is a rewarding endorsement and motivation for us to have ‘Viet Nam – Asia Tier 1 Delivery Destination’ as the slogan for the 2017 VNITO Conference,” Long said. Nguyen Huu Le, chairman of TMA Solutions and a VNITO advisory board member, said the outsourcing industry in Viet Nam had many opportunities and challenges. "The opportunities are that more and more people know about Viet Nam, many organisations rank Viet Nam highly in IT processing, and the Industrial Revolution 4.0 has a high demand for IT human resources," he said. "The challenges are how to meet the global requirements and develop the industry in the long-term," he said. To do that, there must…... [read more]

According to Nguyen Phu Hoa, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Import and Export Department, the second wave is crucial given the world has entered the tech-based Fourth Industrial Revolution that is transforming society, services and trade. For example, in Japan and the US, humans are working with robots while China is targeting more modern production similar to the Republic of Korea’s and Japan’s. Vietnam’s first export wave, in which businesses exported raw material, is over. The seminar pointed out that certain foundations would need to be established to successfully develop the second wave. The first is setting up a system to share know-how innovated with the support of the Government, according to participants. This kind of sharing will enable companies to access new technologies, talents and scientists. Thus, all research outcomes must be shared and published so that they could be applied. The second requirement is creating trust and confidence since now many consumers doubt the origin and quality of goods. Thirdly, a competitive infrastructure needs to be developed. Hoa said one huge thrust would be needed to upgrade roads, bridges, ports, and logistics facilities to serve production and exports. "But exports cannot be competitive when traffic jams occur regularly when goods are on the way to airports and ports," and this problem should be fixed soon, he said. Yasuo Nishitohge, general director of Japanese retailer AEON Vietnam, said Vietnamese goods suppliers were constantly improving…... [read more]

Businesses should co-operate closely with the Government to usher in a second export wave of products with higher added-value and promotion of brands, participants at a seminar in HMC City said on Tuesday. Footwear products made at My Phong shoe company in Tra Vinh Province’s Chau Thanh District. Viet Nam is advised to enter a second export wave of high added value products. According to Nguyen Phu Hoa, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Import and Export Department, the second wave is crucial given the world has entered the tech-based Fourth Industrial Revolution that is tranforming society, services and trade. For example, in Japan and the US, humans are working with robots while China is targeting more modern production similar to South Korea’s and Japan’s. Viet Nam’s first export wave, in which businesses exported raw material, is over. The seminar pointed out that certain foundations would need to be established to successfully develop the second wave. The first is setting up a system to share know-how innovated with the support of the Government, according to participants. This kind of sharing will enable companies to access new technologies, talents and scientists. Thus, all research outcomes must be shared and published so that they could be applied. The second requirement is creating trust and confidence since now many consumers doubt the origin and quality of goods. Thirdly, a competitive infrastructure needs to be developed. Hoa said one huge thrust would be needed to upgrade roads, bridges, ports, and logistics…... [read more]

NDO – The Hanoi Forest Protection Department, in coordination with World Animal Protection, has recently completed a re-micro-chipping of over 200 captive bears on farms in Hanoi, allowing for a safer and more efficient monitoring of the bears, without the need for anesthesia. The latest electronic chipping programme in the capital city, one of the hotspots in Vietnam in terms of both the captive bear population and the concentration of farms, is part of a new strategy developed by a coalition of NGOs, including the World Animal Protection, Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) and Four Paws International, in partnership with the government to expedite the end of bear farming in the country. Dr. Karan Kukreja of World Animal Protection, which initiated the efforts to end bear bile farming in Vietnam in 2004, emphasised the importance of the re-chipping operation in Hanoi. He said that it is critical that the authorities effectively monitor the farms post micro-chipping of bears to ensure that bear farmers do not engage in any form of exploitation of their captive bears, including trading them illegally. After Hanoi, the World Animal Protection (formally World Society for the Protection of Animals) plans to expand the re-micro-chipping programme to other key provinces that have a concentration of bears and bear bile farms, Dr. Karan added. In 2005, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and World Animal Protection initiated a programme to register and insert microchips in over 4,300 captive bears, kept on hundreds…... [read more]

Tomato plants reach a height of 4 meters at a greenhouse in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.​ HCM City wants to enhance cooperation with businesses in Hokkaido in agriculture, fishing and high-tech development (Photo: asia.nikkei.com) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City wants to enhance cooperation with businesses in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture in agriculture, fishing and high-tech development, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem said. He made the statement while receiving Governor of Hokkaido prefecture Takahashi Harumi in Ho Chi Minh City on August 8. Ho Chi Minh City will be a gateway for Hokkaido’s firms to enter other markets in Southeast Asia, he said, pledging to create favourable conditions for Japanese firms to trade in the city. The move will help enhance cultural and economic exchanges between the two localities. Harumi said that cooperation between Vietnam and Hokkaido began in oil exploitation. The Japanese prefecture and Vietnam currently cooperate in agriculture, fishing, technology, education and culture through businesses from both countries. She affirmed that Vietnam is an important partner of Hokkaido. A conference to popularise Hokkaido in Ho Chi Minh City will be a good opportunity for businesses from the two localities to strengthen cultural exchange as well as tourism and economic collaboration, she said.-VNA ... [read more]

Footwear products made at My Phong shoe company in Tra Vinh Province’s Chau Thanh District. Vietnam is advised to enter a second export wave of high added value products. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Businesses should cooperate closely with the Government to usher in a second export wave of products with higher added-value and promotion of brands, participants at a seminar in HCM City said on August 8. According to Nguyen Phu Hoa, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Import and Export Department, the second wave is crucial given the world has entered the tech-based Fourth Industrial Revolution that is tranforming society, services and trade. For example, in Japan and the US, humans are working with robots while China is targeting more modern production similar to the Republic of Korea’s and Japan’s. Vietnam’s first export wave, in which businesses exported raw material, is over. The seminar pointed out that certain foundations would need to be established to successfully develop the second wave. The first is setting up a system to share know-how innovated with the support of the Government, according to participants. This kind of sharing will enable companies to access new technologies, talents and scientists. Thus, all research outcomes must be shared and published so that they could be applied. The second requirement is creating trust and confidence since now many consumers doubt the origin and quality of goods. Thirdly, a competitive infrastructure needs…... [read more]

Google's office building in Irvine, California. Photo by Reuters/Mike Blake. Memo author James Damore, 28, received jeers, cheers and a couple of job offers, while the debate raged on social media and some tech firms took steps to prevent similar episodes from embroiling their companies. Damore confirmed his dismissal from Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday, after he wrote a 10-page memo that said the company was hostile to conservative viewpoints and that women on average have more neuroticism. Many in Silicon Valley found his views, which argued that men in general may be biologically more suited to coding jobs than women, offensive and destructive. The manifesto was embraced by some, particularly on the political right, who branded him a brave truth-teller. The episode recalled past examples of the wide gulf between U.S. conservative activists and the tech sector. In 2014, Brendan Eich was forced out as Mozilla's chief executive after his opposition to gay marriage became public. Most technology executives held the opposite view, and tech companies often gave benefits to same-sex couples well before gay marriage was legalized. "Anyone who deviates from the talking points of the liberal left is shunned, shamed and forced out," Andrew Torba, chief executive of the social network Gab, said in an interview. Torba, whose company is popular among conservatives, said Damore could work for him. WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, whose group released hacked emails that helped the campaign of Republican U.S. President Donald Trump, also offered Damore a job, writing on Twitter that…... [read more]

A man looks at a smartphone in a shopping mall in Beijing on August 3, 2017. Greg Baker/AFP. The step, arguably procedural, means that the commission will assign Qualcomm's complaint to an administrative law judge for evidentiary hearings instead of dismissing it out of hand. Qualcomm last month escalated a legal battle with Apple, filing a patent infringement lawsuit and requesting a ban on the importation of some iPhones, claiming unlawful and unfair use of the chipmaker's technology. Qualcomm asked for an import ban on some iPhones with the US International Trade Commission, a quasi-judicial government agency which hears cases involving trade disputes. "Qualcomm is pleased with the ITC's decision to investigate Apple’s unfair trade practices and the unauthorized importation of products using Qualcomm’s patents," executive vice president and general counsel Don Rosenberg said in a release. The products at issue in the investigation are mobile devices such as the iPhone 7 and specific components including baseband processor modems, according to the commission. The complaint alleges that iPhones, which are made in China, should not be allowed to be brought into the United States if they infringe on Qualcomm's patents. Apple referred AFP to comment it made in June, saying that Qualcomm's "illegal business practices" are harming the iPhone maker and the entire industry. Holders of standards-essential patents such as those at issue in Qualcomm's complaint have a responsibility to offer them at fair, reasonable, and non discriminatory terms, Apple chief executive Tim Cook pointed out during a recent…... [read more]




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