Hà Nội – Hà Nội is among 20 most attractive cities globally in software production, and is striving to stand in top 10, an official has revealed.
Between 2016 and 2020 period, the city’s information and technology sector is set to boost the development of software and IT services, while strengthening the application of IT in State agencies, Director of the municipal Department of Information and Communications Phan Lan Tú said during a ceremony on August 26 to mark the 71st anniversary of the information and communications sector.
Since early this year, the city has launched an online enrolment programme serving 600,000 school students and 1,997 local schools, and provided online public services at 168 wards in 12 districts, which is expected to expand to 18 communes.
According to a report on Vietnam ICT Index 2015 announced by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Association for Information Processing, Hà Nội secured third position among 63 localities nationwide.
FPT Corporation earns high revenue
HÀ NỘI – In the first seven months this year, FPT Corporation recorded a consolidated revenue and before tax profit of VNĐ20.93 billion and VNĐ1.42 billion, equal to 93 per cent and 100 per cent of the year-to-date guidance, respectively.
After-tax profit was VNĐ1.20 billion, equal to 101 per cent of the year-to-date (ytd) guidance. After-tax profit attributable to the parent company’s shareholders was VNĐ906 billion. Earning-per-share (EPS) was VNĐ1,976 after seven months.
In seven months, overseas markets showed encouraging results with VNĐ3.13 billion in revenue or a year-on-year increase of 30 per cent, and VNĐ9.42 billion in before-tax profit, or a year-on-year increase of 32 per cent. Of this figure, the largest contribution came from the software outsourcing segment with its revenue up 34 per cent year over year.
Besides, the retail segment maintained its outstanding performance, increasing 33 per cent in revenue and 39 per cent in before tax profit, reaching 104 per cent and 111 per cent of the ytd target, respectively.
BKAV launches new anti-virus software
HCM City – The BKAV Technology Group officially launched last week its new anti-virus software BKAV 2016, which is equipped with new technology against information leak.
The new version will comprehensively protect computer users against spyware attacks.
In recent network attacks, a major problem was created when a victim’s computer was hacked and controlled by spyware.
According to BKAV research, hackers often send email containing a spyware virus and most users are infected.
The anti-leak technology has been studied and developed by BKAV engineers for the last five years. It includes a package of smart technology against spy software like Safe Run, Anti Keylogger and HIPS.
HCM City announces the 8th annual ICT Awards
HCM City – HCM City has announced the 8th annual ICT Awards, saying nominations will be received until the end of September.
The topic this year for the awards organised by the Department of Information and Communications and meant for organisations and individuals operating in the ICT field or deploying ICT applications is “Digital technology accompanying a civilised and modern city.”
The awards are given for outstanding products and services and for achievements that contribute to the development of the city’s ICT. In the seven years the awards have been presented, the quality and number of nominations have been consistently on the rise, with many of the award-winning products going on to become popular products.
The organisers will select organisations and individuals for the award in six categories: outstanding software solutions and products; most popular hardware; best value-added service providers; and outstanding IT applications; apart from outstanding companies and individuals who contribute to the city’s IT development, and best IT students.
The awards will be presented in November.
VN IT products to enter APICTA Awards 2016
HÀ NỘI - The Vietnam Software and IT Service Association (VINASA) said it will select and bring the best Vietnamese information and technology (IT) products and services to the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2016.
The awards will be held in Taiwan this December. More than 600 delegates are expected to attend the event.
According to a representative from VINASA, awards will be granted to products and services in 17 IT fields.
VINASA said it would select IT products and services for the awards based on the winners of Sao Khuê Awards 2016, as well as the best IT products and services proposed by enterprises and organisations.
APICTA is an alliance of national IT organisations representing their respective economy to build and enhance a network to promote IT.
APICTA’s 17 member-economies include Australia, Brunei, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, People Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam. - VNS