Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mobile networks focus on 3G development

VietNamNet Bridge – The main source of income for mobile network operators in the future will be from 3G instead of voice and text services.
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The proportion of total revenue from 3G services has been increasing sharply, though the service still has not become the main source of mobile network operators’ income.
A recent survey found that people use smartphones mostly to access the internet instead of making calls or sending messages.
The discovery, analysts said, shows that mobile network operators should make more investments in 3G instead of voice or text services.
Nielsen’s survey conducted in 2013 found that the percentage of internet users in Vietnam is high compared to the rest of the region.
Of the 58 percent of Vietnamese who regularly use the internet, 97 percent spend 16 hours a week on the internet. There is a considerable proportion of people who are always “online”, either on smartphones or computers.
The report of a mobile network operator on the habits of mobile phone subscribers showed they access the internet seven out of every 10 times they use their smartphones. Only three times are spent to make calls or messages.
The big changes in the telecommunication market, plus the low-cost smartphone boom in Vietnam, will lead to a sharp growth of 3G services in the upcoming years and the decrease of 2G services, analysts said.
Low-cost smartphones are priced at around $40.
Mobile network operators are ready to adapt to new circumstances. In the past, mobile phone subscribers had to register to use 3G services and pay VND10,000 a month to maintain services. But now they do not have to register or pay the fee.
A senior executive of VinaPhone, one of the three largest telecom networks in Vietnam, said that 3G is integrated in every sim card launched in the market. This means that users can automatically use 3G services, and there is no need to register with the operator.
The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), in its latest report, also noted that 3G has become a basic service like calls and messages.
Nguyen Dinh Chien, deputy general director of MobiFone, said he expects revenue from 3G services to increase by 60 percent this year.
VinaPhone and Viettel, two of the three biggest mobile network operators, have also confirmed that they expect the same or higher growth rates in 2014.
An experienced telecom expert said that in the US, UK and France, services are provided in packages, which allow clients to make calls and send messages for free if they use 3G.
“I believe this is the way Vietnamese mobile network operators will follow in the future,” he said.
“Once clients use smartphones mostly to access the internet, mobile network operators will have to be ready to meet the demand, not just focus on voice and text services anymore. It’s inevitable,” he added.
Chi Mai/vietnamnet
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Game, app firms take on outside projects as profits in local market low

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese companies that make games and apps have to export their games or take non-game projects in order to survive, as the local market is not profitable.
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Many game firms have questioned whether it is worthwhile to pursue the business.
The director of a small game firm with 50 workers in Hanoi said it is very difficult to make money in Vietnam. Since the beginning of 2014, his firm has developed several projects which “have no relation to the game industry”.
Most recently, the director said, his firm had succeeded with a project on location solutions for non-smartphones. The solution was sold to a Singaporean telco through an intermediary company.
The director said he does not want to give up games, which is the firm’s core business. However, he is now thinking of making games to distribute overseas instead of Vietnam.
“We are going to sell a game to a foreign company which would distribute the game overseas. We do not intend to distribute the game in the home market. We have to struggle hard to overcome too many barriers,” he said.
The director said that game firms, because of the government’s management oversight, will not be able to develop because they meet high risks and they cannot figure out long-term business strategies.
“You will have to make heavy investment to develop a game. You will have to spend big money on qualified engineers and other expenses. However, you are not sure if you can obtain licenses for distributing the games,” he explained.
“Meanwhile, gamers are now spending less money to play games. They would rather play free games, so the revenue from games is expected to drop,” he said.
The director thinks that many small and medium sized firms will take extra non-game jobs to survive the difficulties and hope for a “brighter future”.
In early 2014, a small game firm in Hanoi developed two mobile games and posted these on app stores.
However, after having to pay VND220 billion in fines, it decided to give up the two games, though it had spent big money to develop the products.
Game firms have complained for years about the barriers they face. The watchdog agency over these companies has promised to amend the legal framework to help ease difficulties, but nothing substantive has been done.
Duong The Luong, director of VTC Intecom, said domestic game firms still face too many problems.
About 40 PC games and 60 mobile games were distributed in the first six months of the year, but the probability of success was low, at just 10 percent.
“Success” means “breaking even”, and “not taking a loss”.
VTC Intecom launched several games in the market in the first six months of the year and it did not incur a loss. However, the company is considering developing non-game projects, including cloud computing and e-commerce.
Source: Buu Dien/Vietnamnet
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Domain-name trade continues despite lack of legal framework

VietNamNet Bridge – Only 20 percent of Vietnamese businesses have domain names, which opens up opportunities for businesses dealing in domain name trading.

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Domain names are traded in Vietnam, even though there is no legal framework for the business. The involved parties go ahead with sales because they say they cannot wait for the legal framework to be completed for transfer deals.
The Ministry of Information and Communication in 2008 released a circular on the management and use of internet resources, which lifted the ban on domain name trade and transfer. However, the circular was not enough to pave the way for this kind of business.
There are hundreds of domain name investors, individual and institutional, mostly in Hanoi and HCM City. Hanoi-based Micronet is one of the investors. It now owns 3,000 domain names and hopes to have an investment portfolio of 20,000 domain names by 2017.
The Vietnamese market is believed to have great potential for investors. Under current regulations, domain names cost tens or hundreds of thousand dong to register, and the same sums of money are needed to retain the domain name every year.
Meanwhile, investors can transfer the domain name for billions of dong if they can find suitable buyers.
BKAV, a well-known Vietnamese internet security solution firm, for example, had to spend VND2.3 billion in 2012 to buy from an US company which registered the domain name before.
Potential market
According to the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC), only 20 percent of Vietnamese businesses have registered domain names.
Nguyen Minh Hong, director of the Quang Ninh Province’s Information Department, said at a recent workshop on domain names that 1,400 “.vn” domain names and more than 2,000 international domain names had been registered in the province.
The province had 11,800 businesses by the end of 2013.
“The figures showed that the number of Quang Ninh’s businesses with domain names remains modest. Meanwhile, in the digital era, e-commerce and internet-based ad activities have been developing so strongly,” Hong said.
The Ministry of Information and Communication said it was drafting a decree on auctioning and transferring usage rights of digital telecommunication repository and internet domain names.
An official of the ministry said the decree will clarify which kinds of domain names can be transferred.
The domain names with suffix “.vn” will be transferable, while transfer of domain names related to state agencies and socio-political organisations will be prohibited.
The decree will also show the procedures that involved parties need to follow to conduct domain name transfer deals.
Tran Minh Tan, Deputy Director of VNNIC, said the ministry is also compiling a circular guiding the management and use of internet resources.
Tan, analyzing the domain name market’s history, noted that the number of registered domain names rises sharply every time the policy is adjusted.
This shows that policies have a major impact on the development of the domain name market.

Smartphone giants relocate factories to Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Samsung and Microsoft this year relocated their smartphone production bases in Vietnam as they have closed factories in other parts of the world.

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In mid-August, Microsoft, the new owner of Nokia phone brand, announced that its factory in Bac Ninh would become a major smartphone production base in its global value chain.
Nokia, the 150-year old phone manufacturer, is relocating its factories in Hungary to other sites. It is also closing some of its factories in China.
More than 30 production lines from its factories worldwide will be brought to Vietnam by the end of the year.
Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia in October 2013 and now vice president of Microsoft, said, after Nokia inaugurated its factory in Bac Ninh province, that he could see great advantages setting up a production base in Vietnam.
He said Nokia was encouraged by the investment incentives offered by the Vietnamese government, including the 10 percent corporate income tax for the first 15 years, and tax exemption for the first four years after the year it begins to have taxable income, and a 50 percent tax reduction in the next nine years.
Microsoft, the new owner of Nokia, understands the Vietnamese market well as it has been there since 2007.
Samsung has also said that it would use Vietnam as a major production base after pouring $6 billion into the factories in Vietnam.
The managers of the South Korean group confirmed that its total investment scale in Vietnam had increased 10 times over the last five years.
Another South Korean giant, LG Electronics, has announced it will put a $1.5 billion project in Hai Phong City into operation in October.
Unlike Nokia and Samsung, the LG factory in Hai Phong will not focus on smartphones as the key products in the immediate time, but on TVs, washing machines and carpet sweepers.
However, the representative of the group said that it would make smartphones in Vietnam in the future.
Apple has not made an official investment in Vietnam, but has taken a move towards Vietnam.
Bloomberg has reported that Apple is negotiating with FPT, the Vietnamese largest information technology group, on plans to develop the Vietnamese market in the near future.
Vietnam, according to analysts, deserves to be a good investment point for Apple. The sale of Apple products in Vietnam rose threefold within the first three months of 2014, a growth rate which was five times higher than in India, where Apple has injected big money to acquire a bigger market share.
Sales of iPhones in Vietnam have been increasing steadily week after week.
Apple’s representative said at a press conference in July that the firm’s management board now sees Vietnam as a potential market.
Source: VNE
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Silicon Valley dream in Vietnam is coming true

VietNamNet Bridge - The emergence and expansion of international technology corporations in Vietnam in the past two years shows an important shift in investment. The Vice President of the Vietnam Association of Foreign Investment Enterprise (VAFIE), Nguyen Van Toan, talks about this trend.
Q: Microsoft recently announced that it would expand the production scale of the Nokia cell-phone factory in Bac Ninh Province. Earlier, Samsung, LG, and Intel had also said they would increase their investment in Vietnam. What do you think about the investment wave of these world-leading technology companies?

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Mr. Nguyen Van Toan.

A: Foreign investment is not something new in Vietnam but the appearance of technology groups with projects worth billions of US dollars show the changes. This proves that the investment climate in the country is getting better and Vietnam is becoming the preferred destination of foreign investors, especially as many international companies are gradually withdrawing from China because of macroeconomic instability and high labor costs.
This opportunity also comes at the time Vietnam is strongly changing its investment attraction orientation, focusing more on quality and giving priority to investment in the field of high technology, clean technology and source technology and the investors from the developed countries.
The presence of multinational corporations can push the development of the local business community, help local businesses participate in the global production, supply chain, increase export value and improve the quality of human resources.
Creating a Silicon Valley in Vietnam is the dream of many people. I know that Samsung is seeking land to set up a research center in the north. This is a good sign because if they do so, it means that they want to turn Vietnam into their global production base. The latest technologies and models will come from here.
Q: However, the under-developed supporting industry of Vietnam is a barrier hindering the country from entering the production chain of multinational corporations. What do you think about this?
A: The support industry has been a matter of concern for decades, but until now it has not been solved properly. For Samsung, its current supply chain includes 80 foreign units.
However, when more international technology groups come to Vietnam, I believe that Vietnam's supporting industries will prosper. In early September, VAFIE will hold a conference with local businesses to seek supporting partners. It is good if a big technology group can select 10-15 Vietnamese firms.
A businessman told me that it is a huge success if Vietnam can join the 1% on the value chain of the technology groups like Samsung.
Q: To become a partner of the multinational corporations, what should Vietnamese businesses do and what support that they need?
A: First of all, Vietnam must invest heavily in technology, brains and human resources. Initially, they may have to import technology. Obviously, technology is a long-term issue of Vietnam.
In addition, the Government should also have incentives for support industries in terms of taxes, land leasing, and capital to promote the development of this field. Priority should also be given to foreign high-tech enterprises if they commit to support and have long-term cooperation with domestic enterprises.
Management mechanisms also need to be stricter to create transparency in the investment environment.
Q: With the new policies on investment encouragement, how will be the wave of investment of high-tech groups in Vietnam in the coming time?
A: Years ago, experts predicted the new wave of investment shifts into Vietnam and this is the biggest opportunity, both economically and politically. In the message released early this year, the Prime Minister set out the key task of seeking new growth engine for the economy, which is the technology platform.
At the same time, developing the high-tech industry, cooperating with many international friends such as Japan, the USA, South Korea, and the EU are also the key to Vietnam to escape from dependence, toward greater equality in development production. I believe that Vietnam can succeed in this shifting wave.
Source: VNE/VNN
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vietnam in top ten software outsourcing providers

The Vietnamese software industry has been selected as one of the top-ten software outsourcing providers of the Asia Pacific region, announced the 19th Vietnam ICT Outlook (VIO) forum in HCM City on July 25.
Vu Trong Duong, Head of the Information Technology (IT) Department under the Ministry of Information and Communications, said Hanoi capital and Ho Chi Minh City have been ranked 20th and 30th, respectively, as top cities providing software outsourcing in the region.
The forum themed “the third platform-trend and realistic development” focused on new technology trends, such as cloud computing, big data, mobility, social network, the internet and Internet of things.
Duong unveiled the white book on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) 2014 and affirmed that Vietnam’s ranking does not change in the world‘s ICT map in the 2013-2014 period.
According to the White Book, the ICT industry continued to thrive with total revenue of more than US$39 billion in 2013, a year-on-year increase of 55%.
The hardware and electronics industries also continued to grow strongly thanks to a strong export performance. Their gross revenues were US$36.8 billion, up 59.2% over 2013, accounting for 93% of the sector’s total value.
The VIO forum coincides with the second Vietnam E-Business Forum 2014 themed “digital era, opportunity and challenge”.
Vietnam E-Business Forum opened a new view on doing business in the digital era, opportunities and challenges in business management.
It also provided a good chance for ICT businesses, experts and policy-makers to exchange experience and discuss opportunities and challenges arising from the digital era, helping business leaders build proper business strategies and models.
Source: VNA
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2014: the year of mobile games

More than 70 percent of games are developed specifically for smartphones, while thousands of new games are downloaded every day. With such growth, the future is bright for the mobile game industry.

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The great success of Flappy Bird, a Vietnamese mobile game, in the world market in early 2014 gave Vietnamese game firms a push.
Flappy Bird showed that the mobile game market has high potential, in which programmers have equal opportunities to create games asNguyen Ha Dong did with Flappy Bird.
Le Hong Son, director of a game development studio in Hanoi, said he began focusing on developing apps and games on mobile devices instead of websites in 2013.
However, he could see the great potential of the mobile game market some years before, when smartphones became more popular in the world.
Vietnam is believed to be one of the biggest game markets in South East Asia. With the strong technology development and the popularization of smartphones, mobile games have favorable conditions to develop, according to Son.
Pham Cong Hoang, Deputy CEO of FPT Online, noted that the success of Flappy Bird has “awakened the Vietnamese game development community”. Many programmers, who specialize in developing PC games, encouraged by Flappy Bird, have joined the mobile game market.
Developing mobile game proves to be a great choice for young programmers and start-ups, because it does not require overly high invested capital.
“You need to pay for office expenses and workers’ salaries, but this is not too much. The most difficult thing you need to do is to find a team of qualified game developers,” Son said.
Le Hoang Duong, a 28-year old freelance programmer, who developed a mobile game three months ago with his own money, confirmed that one does not need to spend too much money to develop games.
“The most important thing you need to do is to have good idea,” Duong said, adding that “rescue your pet” was the main idea of his game.
According to Son, one of the reasons which prompt young programmers focus on developing games is that they can make big money quickly.
The major income of game mobile developers is believed to come from ads.
After finishing developing a game, the author can post the game into big app markets such as Google Play or Apple Store.
On average, developers can earn $0.02 from every game download. As such, a game developer can earn $1,000 if his game has 50,000 downloads.
Son said the income can also come from other sources, including download fees and In-app Purchases.
According to Mwork, Vietnam’s mobile game market’s scale in 2014 is expected to be nearly equal to the PC game market with the value of $210 million, or 3.5 times higher than in 2012.
The PC game market has seen growth slowing down with the revenue of $220 million in 2012 to $291 million in 2014.
Meanwhile, a report of Newzoo, a market analysis firm, showed that there are 1.747 billion gamers worldwide, including 1.2 billion people playing games on their mobile devices.
Source: VNA
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Opportunities, challenges for Vietnam's software industry

Vietnam has reaped many successes in developing the software industry, but to expand the market of software products, it must pay more attention to human resources and product development, and appropriate support policies must also be put in place to support software businesses, a local paper said.
Failing to compete with large groups of the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Germany such as Fujitsu, Hitachi and Samsung, which are governing the development of the global hardware industry, Vietnamese businesses have chosen to concentrate on software development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Vietnam Economic News reported.
The industry is an area where Vietnam has comparative advantages in terms of human resources and labour costs.
The State has promulgated some policies which provide support for software business development. For example, software businesses are offered an exemption from the corporate income tax for four years, personal income tax preferences offered to those who directly participate in software production, and value added tax (VAT) preferences applied to software products.
The number of software businesses has considerably increased. In 2000, Vietnam had a mere 25 software companies but now the number has increased to 3,877 companies with more than 55,000 employees.
Notably, many domestic software businesses have rapidly grown up and become capable to join competition in the home and foreign markets. Examples include the Corporation for Financing and Promoting Technology (FPT), the Tinh Van Technologies Joint Stock Company and TMA Solutions.
In 2013, FPT won bid packages for export of software solutions worth tens of millions US dollars, and now the corporation is pursuing bid packages worth hundreds of millions of US dollars. Its name is present in the list of the top 100 global service providers announced by Global Services (India) and NeoGroup (USA). TMA Solutions, with 1,500 employees and six overseas branches, has attracted customers including hi-tech companies from 25 countries.
Software development has brought in big economic benefits to many countries. In India for example, the software industry has created annual revenue of over 100 billion USD, contributing eight percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
In Vietnam, the software sector has achieved impressive growth. The country has moved ahead of India to become the second largest software exporter to Japan and stand among the top 10 software exporters in the world.
There are opportunities for Vietnam to escape outsourcing and realize the dream of creating made-in-Vietnam software products. Some domestic software businesses are boosting investment in research and development to create new products and technologies which can dominate the market. Creating their own products can bring domestic software businesses much higher revenue compared with doing the outsourcing jobs for foreign companies.
However, manpower shortages have become a challenge for domestic software businesses. They are lacking experienced engineers who are capable to master modern technologies and have good foreign language skills. FPT Management Board Chairman Truong Gia Binh said that the corporation planned to recruit more than 1,000 new employees annually but in fact it usually lacked about 300 workers.
Vietnamese software companies have limited equity capital and their access to capital sources such as the state budget, official development assistance (ODA), investment funds and financial companies remains difficult. The state support for human resources development in the field of information technology has failed to attract highly qualified human resources. Software industrial parks have yet to attract investors.
Many domestic software businesses are yet to have long-term investment strategies for product and market development. Statistics from the Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association show that just about 27 percent of software businesses have spent 10-20 percent of their total expenditure on marketing and market development; and just about 33 percent have invested in human resources development and scientific research.
Although experts predicted that there would be lots of opportunities for the domestic software industry in 2014 as well as ensuing years, it has to cope with increasingly fierce competition and meet growing market demand. To create its own advantages and catch up with developed countries, the Vietnamese software sector must hurry up in surmounting all mentioned above limitations.
Source: VNA
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ICT service market grows by 10 per cent

VietNamNet Bridge – Despite macroeconomic challenges, spending in Viet Nam for IT services increased 9.9 per cent to US$446 million in 2013, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

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IDC expects IT services spending fore the banking sector to return to a healthy track with demand for new core banking and big data projects.— Photo quantrimang
As an emerging market, Viet Nam's investments in infrastructure have been growing rapidly.
IDC said that hardware support services had continued to dominate IT services spending, with an 18.9 per cent market share, followed by system integration and software deployment services of 14.3 and 11.3 per cent, respectively.
In 2013, the spending for hardware deployment services was low, at an 8.8 per cent growth rate, due to a lack of demand from the banking, insurance, manufacturing and retailing sectors.
Taken together, these sectors constitute 41 per cent of IT services spending in the country.
However, strong investments in e-government, cloud computing, data centres and Geography Information System (GIS) led a healthy demand for system integration services, which increased by 9.7 per cent compared to 2012.
The spending for network consulting & integration services increased 10.1 per cent with strong investments in the IPv6 platform coming from the communication sector.
"The Vietnamese IT services market has been maturing, reflecting the emerging trends of big data, the cloud and mobility," said Ha Ngoc Khuong, market analyst for IDC.
IDC said that spending for outsourcing services increased more than 11 per cent, driven by the lack of end users' advanced technical skills.
Local system integrators have been closing the skill gap by providing better technical support and customer care, enticing end users to opt for outsourcing. More players are jumping into the business, resulting in a wider range of options available for end users.
IDC forecasts that IT services market will grow at 12.7 per cent year-on-year in 2014.
The Financial Sector Modernization and Information project, valued at US$71.8 million by the State Bank of Viet Nam, will be a strong motivation for the IT services market in 2014.
IDC expects IT services spending fore the banking sector to return to a healthy track with demand for new core banking and big data projects.
In addition, increased spending in infrastructure such as a smart grid and smart transport projects will drive demand for related IT services such as consulting and system integration services.
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IT firms to benefit from rule allowing state agencies to use outsourcing

VietNamNet Bridge – With the Prime Minister having allowing state agencies to use outsourced services, information technology (IT) firms hope they will get more jobs in the time to come.

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IT firms will provide software products and technology systems under the mode of service packages to customers for use.
The systems will run on the suppliers’ platforms. Customers can order the services they want and pay for service packages, while the service providers will take the responsibilities for all the stages of the service deployment, from operation to maintenance.
According to Do Cao Bao, Chair of FPT Information System Company (FIS), there are four basic benefits institutions and individuals can enjoy when using outsourced services.
They can cut down expenses, save time, improve productivity and reduce labour costs.
Regarding the investment rate, the companies only have to pay small sums of money for what they receive for years, instead of having to spend big money at once to build up information systems of their own.
Customers will also be able to save time because they do not have to follow the complicated administrative procedures. If they use IT firms’ services, they will not have to worry about procedures because this will be undertaken by the IT firms.
Using IT services instead of developing information systems of one’s own is believed to be an economical solution for everyone. They do not need to maintain a large workforce to run IT works.
Nguyen Xuan Hoang, CEO of Misa, said IT services are especially suitable for small and medium enterprises and state agencies, which can easily access high-level management systems, and do not have to spend too much money on servers and systems.
However, analysts commented that it is too early to say the the government decision on allowing state agencies to use outsourced IT services would help develop the market.
In fact, Vietnamese institutions and individuals have been aware of the benefits of IT services. However, they are hesitant to go ahead.
Bao of FIS said that this is understandable. The “hesitancy” is the thing regularly seen in developing countries, where the management level remains lower than in developed economies.
However, Bao said, this does not mean that the opportunity to develop the IT outsourced service market has not come. Vietnam is believed to have all the necessary conditions to do this right now.
IT has been developing more rapidly than the average development of the other sectors of the national economy. Some experts believe that Vietnam’s readiness index is even higher than that of other countries with similar GDP growth rates.
Source: vietnamnet
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

K&G Technology won 2014 Sao Khue Award with OSSM System

Sao Khue Awards - one of the most highly regarded awards in the field of IT and software industry in Vietnam, is organized by the Vietnam Software Enterprise Association (VINASA) annually since 2003. The award is given to the individuals, organizations and companies in recognition of their contributions to the development of the IT and software industry in Vietnam .
K&G Technology - VietNam had the honor to receive the prestigious award for Online Sales Stock Management System this year 2014 . 
OSSM  System  will be soon in the market to release the company from the burden of sales and stock   management   based   on  a huge  pile  of  books.  With just few clicks,  from  sales result to the performance of every employee, the amount  of  inventory …  will  appear  to  help  the users  saving time and make the decisions reasonably as well as promote sales in time.

The Sao Khue Awards 2014 was officially launched on January 17, 2014 with the aim of selecting, assessing and ranking the best products and services of the information technology and software industries in Vietnam. It is a nationwide program under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Entries nominated for the Sao Khue Awards were divided into three groups:
-       Group 1: Outstanding commercial Software products and Solutions
-       Group 2: Software solutions and Products commercialized in 2013

-       Group 3: Outstanding IT services

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mobile apps galloping in the Year of the Horse

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnamese market is big, while Vietnamese engineers are talented, but Vietnam still does not have enough necessary conditions to develop the mobile app industry.

Mobile apps

Though Flappy Bird has been taken down from app stores, it remains the hot topic for discussion on technology forums. With 50 million downloads, Flappy Bird has helped improve Vietnam’s position in the world’s mobile application map.
However, the success of Flappy Bird does not mean the strong development of the Vietnam’s mobile app industry.
According to VNISA, the Vietnam Information Security Association, most of the online games available in the Vietnamese market are the imports.
If noting that only one mobile game is developed domestically, while 40 other games are imported from other countries, one can see that Vietnamese firms do not intend to develop games themselves. They only plan to import games to distribute in the domestic market, an easy thing which allows them avoid business risks.
A report of Nokia Store showed that Vietnam is one of its 10 markets which have the highest number of downloads. However, of the 177 content developers who have products with more than one million downloads available on Nokia Store, there are only four Vietnamese, namely Naiscorp, VNG, Colorbox and BlueSea.
According to Le Hong Minh, CEO of VNG, the domestically made games just made up 10-15 percent of the total turnover of VND6 trillion from the game market in 2012.
It is questionable that Vietnamese labor force in the game industry, which is believed to be most capable in the region, can only create such a modest revenue.
However, Minh and his colleagues still keep optimistic about the future of the mobile app industry.
Flappy Bird’s success has pointed out that the mobile game and app developers in Vietnam can follow a new way, suitable to small groups of developers who don’t have to have too complicated IT systems, but only need to use web services on the base of cloud computing.
In fact, the domestic market recently has welcomed a lot of domestic mobile app products, from the dictionary, vocabulary learning, personal spending management, calendar, pocket calculator to social networks such as Zalo Chat, Tapme or Ubox.
Together with the strong development of the mobile market, the mobile app market has also been growing rapidly with the establishment of a series of app stores such as, Vimarket, Mstore, Qstore, Clever Store.
Reports showed that Vietnam has listed itself among the countries with the highest growth rates of iOS and Android-based devices. With the growth rate of 266 percent, it is just second to Columbia.
ABI Research has predicted that the global total turnover from mobile apps would reach $46 billion by 2016, an increase of $8.5 billion from 2011. The Vietnamese app market would also witness a strong robust supported by the existence of 10 million smart phones and 20 million 3G subscribers.
In 2013, Nokia Vietnam put its mobile phone factory in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Bac NInh province into operation, laying a foundation for the mobile phone manufacturer to return to Vietnam with new business strategies targeting Windows Phone management system and apps market.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

11th year anniversary of K&G Technology

K&G Technology is pleased to celebrate 11 years of operation today, March 7th  2014.
K&G Technology  would like to say thank for the trust of our clients and the contribution of their employees in the success through its 11th years and beyond.
The next 11 years will be no doubt as challenging but we are confident in continuing to deliver good IT outsourcing service for our clients.

In the same time, we celebrate the International Women's day for all lovely ladies of K&G and the party is full of joy.
Flowers for Anniversary

Gift for lovely ladies of K&G

One engineer represented of all men in the company gives the gift to the CEO 
Party with a lot of delicious food
Wonderful party

Traditional noodle of VietNam - Bún Bò Huế

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vietnam-made Flappy Bird races to become No. 1 mobile application

The Flappy Bird mobile app has topped the App Store and Google Store charts. — Photo
Flappy Bird, a mobile game developed by Vietnamese programmer Nguyen Ha Dong, has topped the App Store and Google Play Store charts. It proves that Vietnamese resource in application development can compete confidently to other programmer from all the world in term of skill, technology and creativity...
The game made its way to the top 10 lists of the two electronic stores during the last month.
With 50 million and over 10 million downloads from Apple Store and Google Play Store as of February 6, respectively, the app is also raking in some US$50,000 daily from in-app ads for its Vietnamese developer who lives in the capital city of Ha Noi, reports Tuoi Tre newspaper.
The 894-kb app has got over 47,000 reviews from 591,300 ratings in App Store, the same that apps like Evernote and Gmail get, and 291,750 reviews in the Google Play Store.
The game is quite simple: a player has to tap the screen to propel a tiny bird upwards. If the bird hits any green pipes that block its way while flying to the finishing line, the game is over.
Dong said his Flappy Bird is popular because it is different from other mobile games, and is a good game to be played against friends.
"People in the same classroom can play and compete easily because [Flappy Bird] is simple to learn, but you need skills to get a high score," he told the US newswire.
He added that as the app is compatible with Apple's Game Center and Google's Google Play Games, it's easy to compare scores with friends and share the scores on Facebook and Twitter.
Two other apps of Dong's, Super Ball Juggling and Shuriken Block, are available on the two online stores. However, neither game offers the level of challenge and entertainment that Flappy Bird does, the US newswire reported.
Dong said that the games' mechanics are inspired by the Nintendo game Cheep Cheep from Super Mario Bros which he played as a child. — VNS

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