An activity held to mark 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties(Photo: thoidai.com.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Japan attaches special importance to its cooperation with Vietnam, which is reflected through the more regular exchange of high-level delegations between the two countries and higher level of trust between their leaders in recent years. Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umeda made the statement in an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (September 21, 1973-2018). According to the diplomat, the Vietnam-Japan relationship is now at its highest level so far, based on mutual trust and close attachment. As the two nations share many strategic benefits, Japan wishes to strengthen collaboration with Vietnam on the basis of basic perceptions of Vietnam’s sustainable economic development and capacity enhancement to ensure national defence and security. “This is especially important to … [Read more...] about Japan treasures cooperation with Vietnam: Ambassador
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (middle) speaks at the working session (Photo: VNA) Speaking at a working session in Hanoi on September 8th with the Ministry of Information and Communications, the PM urged the ministry to create an environment conducive to high technology, play a guiding role in digital transformation and industry 4.0. He also instructed the ministry to enhance its management of the press and social media and develop human resources for national construction and development. Pointing out the sector’s shortcomings, the PM said many shortcomings remain in press planning and management work, resulting in commercialization of press coverage which erodes public trust in the press. Meanwhile, policy consultation remains slow with poor quality. Phuc also pointed to a serious problem that Vietnam is one of the countries highly vulnerable to malware infection via multimedia devices. Outlining the direction and tasks for the ministry, the PM said the ministry must … [Read more...] about Vietnam must become IT powerhouse: Prime Minister
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) The event will be hosted by the Vietnam Software & IT Services Association (VINASA) as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Japan ICT Day 2018 is expected to attract 350 domestic and foreign delegates, including 100 from Japan. It will features workshops, talk shows, business matching events to promote links between Vietnamese and Japanese IT firms, and Hackathon Vietnam 2018 competition. During the event, updated reports on the development of IT cooperation between Vietnam and Japan will be presented. Participants will be also provided with an overview of Japan’s IT industry and Alphabeta’s report on digital country. Leading IT firms of both sides will share information related to smart city projects in Hanoi, and discuss the reality of Vietnam-Japan IT cooperation in new technology projects, and measures to improve the quality of the collaboration. For the first time, … [Read more...] about ICT Day to promote Vietnam-Japan IT collaboration
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s software firms are developing steadily with stable revenue growth rate of 50 percent per annum. Vietnam's software industry is developing rapidly One of the most important goals set in the Party Politburo’s Directive No 58 released in 2000 was developing IT, especially software, into an important key industry Vietnam’s software firms only began learning ‘how to walk’ two decades ago, when China and India had already become the world’s software export centers. However, they just needed a short time to be added to the list of leading software exporters. In 2000, FPT took the first steps to export software. But in 2014-2017, the largest Vietnamese IT group was recognized by IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) as one of top 100 outsourcing service providers – The Global Outsourcing 100. Gartner, when assessing the IT outsourcing services provided by the countries in Asia Pacific, … [Read more...] about What’s status of Vietnam’s software industry after two decades of development?
VietNamNet Bridge - On a nice day in 2013, Lam Quoc Vu, full of hope, met investors to raise funds for QA Symphony, his two-year-old business. But investors in Silicon Valley took the wind out of his sail. Mr Lam Quoc Vu Vu had only two minutes to talk about his project and had to leave after two questions. However, four years later, QA Symphony got $40 million from Insight Ventures Partners. It is difficult to become a product development or an outsourcing company. The former has to spend big money on product design, market openings, marketing and sales. However, the latter cannot create big value. It is difficult to become a product development or an outsourcing company. The former has to spend big money on product design, market openings, marketing and sales. However, the latter cannot create big value. RELATED NEWS Vietnam software segment lags in innovation, creativity Vietnamese software companies invest in Japan Mai Chi … [Read more...] about The man with a ‘made-in-Vietnam’ software dream