Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Google Malaysia drag 50.000 SMEs
GOOGLE Malaysia aims to attract up to 50,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to develop an online business for a period of 12 months through its new initiative Get Malaysian Business Online (GMBO).
The initiative will also enjoy the support of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). My Domain Registry and ITrain Malaysia Sdn Bhd, offers many advantages to SMEs include the construction of free website.
Google Area General of Malaysia, Sajith Sivanandan, said in addition, a total of 10.000 first SMEs to participate will receive RM80 registration of domain names for free by. My Domain Registry. the SMEs, he said, only need to renew the annual license amounted to RM23 per year. "We in turn, will provide online advertising vouchers worth RM200 for free to 50,000 SMEs earliest to use to strengthen their presence on the Internet, "he said at the launch GMBO in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Also present were Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, MCMC chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi and Chief
Executive ITrain, Bikesh Lakhminchand. Now, there are 700,000 SMEs in the country, but only 100,000 just to have a website and use the internet as a medium to market their products or services. Accordingly, Sajith said he will not stop here, but it continued to move actively to ensure that all SMEs have a business online. "We will be holding a promotion GMBO to advertise in a variety of media including print, television, radio and internet as well as providing a series of roadshows across the country," he said.
SMEs interested can sign up in the www.getmybusinessonline.com.my its website and in a few simple instructions that take 30 minutes.
In the meantime, Bikesh said Malaysia through its partnership with Google, the company will provide training to any SME skills in the world do not have internet or computing. "1,000 SMEs first register for this training are not charged while after that will be charged RM50 per person. "In this two-hour training, participants will learn how to build and maintain their websites.