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Apa ada dengan Internet

November 1, 2007

Internet bukan sahaja membantu kehidupan sebagai seorang pekerja dunia ICT bahkan membantu kita dalam bidang komunikasi. Memandangkan kerajaan sekarang begitu bersungguh-sungguh untuk memperkenalkan ICT ke dalam minda masyarakat kita bukan sahaja segenap pelusuk bandar bahkan sehingga ke perkampungan-perkampungan kecil di luar bandar sana. Mungkin anda adalah salah seorang dari jutaan pengguna internet di Malaysia dan sehingga kini banyak lagi khazanah dan maklumat yang masih belum anda ketahui. Dari sebesar-besar perkara seperti peperangan, program angkawasan negara malah perkara-perkara remeh seperti membuat kuih, cara-cara menganyam ketupat (raya beb) juga turut dimuatkan di dalam internet (dunia tanpa sempadan) .

Tetapi pernahkan anda mendengar:

Menggunakan internet tanpa mendapat pulangan adalah membazir, membazir dari segi waktu dan tenaga tidak kira sama ada eletrik mahupun tenaga-tenaga lain.

Tidak salah sekiranya anda berusaha seminima mungkin bagi menambah pendapatan selain menambah ilmu yang begitu luas di dunia internet hari ini. Mungkin belum masanya bagi kita untuk berjinak-jinak dengan dunia ini tetapi ketahuilah bahawa seseorang yang bijak adalah orang yang tahu menggunakan peluang.

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‘Local’ ICT graduates give recruiters headaches

September 14, 2007

‘Local’ ICT graduates give recruiters headaches
By RASLAN SHARIF

CYBERJAYA: Their skills are nothing to write home about, their English worse; they don’t want to work too hard and they want to be paid well.

Many local ICT graduates don’t have much of what it takes but they want an easy working life, which is why they are making life difficult for recruiters, according to results of an employment survey conducted by recruitment firm Knowledge Worker Exchange Sdn Bhd (KWX), a subsidiary of Multimedia Development Corporation.

The survey polled 1,350 companies across multiple industries over a three-month period to take stock of employment trends in 2003 and gauge the outlook for 2004.

The survey found that employers expect overall employment growth to reach 3.5% this year, which was “very encouraging” given a fairly flat global economic scenario, coupled with the Iraq war and the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic.

Employment prospects look even better next year, with an expected growth rate of 6%, according to KWX.

“This figure is in line with Malaysia’s anticipated GDP growth of about 5.4%, driven largely by a more stable global economic and political outlook next year,” KWX managing director Ungku Harun Al Rashid Ahmad told reporters at a briefing on the survey results last week.

The forecast growth in overall employment next year would be driven considerably by employment growth in the ICT sector.

Employment there is expected to grow 23% in 2004, larger than in any other sector – including services, finance and business, and manufacturing — polled in the survey.

The increase would come on the back of an estimated 17.2% growth in ICT employment this year.

Despite the anticipated increase in people working in the ICT sector next year, employment opportunities would remain aplenty.

The survey results show that there would be an estimated 26.2% more job vacancies in ICT in 2004, compared to this year. The growth in vacancies in the sector is the highest among all the sectors surveyed.

While MDC has forecast that the supply of knowledge workers in the period 1998 to 2005 — potentially over 150,000 — would be able to meet demand for such workers within the next few years, companies polled in KWX’s survey indicated they wanted people with a more than just average skills.

Off all staff issues that companies in the survey faced, 20.5% were related to recruitment difficulties.

Language problem

Other findings shed more light on the matter.

Software programming, for example, was expected to make up 23% of employment in the ICT sector next year. It is both the largest component of ICT employment, and the job category forecast to have the largest growth — up about 3% from its 20.1% share of ICT employment in 2003.

But jobs in software programming were also the ones that recruiters have difficulties finding suitable local talent to fill, according to the survey.

The survey found that programming skills most in demand by Malaysian ICT companies include programming languages like Visual Basic, C++, and Java, PHP and Perl.

But while there were little problems in hiring programmers skilled in languages relatively easy to master like Visual Basic, those with capabilities or expertise in more challenging low-level programming languages like C++ were harder to find.

Compounding the shortage was a problem less related to the ICT capabilities of local ICT graduates, but more about their attitude.

Malaysian ICT companies were also plagued by fresh graduates who wanted high starting salaries, were averse to working long hours, and had poor command of the English language.

The survey found that one in three companies polled believed that salary expectations among fresh graduates were high despite not meeting job requirements, and more than one in five faced issues concerning poor English and poor work attitude.

Show me the money

“Graduates simply need to be more realistic about pay,” said Harun. He added that poor work attitude was “worrying.”

“If you look at ICT workers in India, you would see that they are much more positive and focussed on the work,” he said.

The survey also found that experienced workers also thought very highly of themselves when it came to salary expectations, according to the survey.

“Sometimes, people expect 50% to 100% more than their current salaries (when considering new employment),” said Harun. “In developed countries, the range is only about 25% to 30%.”

To circumvent the skills shortage, high salary demand, and alleged poor work ethics, Malaysian ICT companies have had to hire software engineers from India and to a lesser extent, Britain, according to Harun.

The lack of advanced skills in demand cut across job categories in the ICT sector, according to the survey.

Finding skilled local talent in specialised database and e-commerce applications like Oracle 9i, XML and Microsoft’s .NET platform was also difficult, as was finding skills in software quality assurance, object-oriented analysis, mobile communications technologies, and web security.

“Our graduates clearly need to improve their attractiveness,” said Harun.

by: baam

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Gathering!

July 17, 2007

* post taken from The Ruthless Eaters*

if (you are from 3BCS 2006/07, LI in KL)
{Perutbesi invites u for a reunion at Hartz Chicken Buffet, Times Square, KL}

while (you are interested in the reunion)
{drop Perutbesi or this site a comment, stating interest & suggested date, or email Ruth before 11 August 2007}

elsif (you are from 3BCS 2006/07, LI NOT in KL)
{the invitation to the reunion is also opened to u! }

while (you are interested in the reunion)
{drop Perutbesi or this site a comment, stating interest & suggested date, or email Ruth before 11 August 2007}

elsif (you are NOT from 3BCS 2006/07, BUT want to join us for makan)
{drop Perutbesi or this site a comment or email Ruth before 11 August 2007}

else
{ignore this post}

end if
*****
Perhatian kpd semua dak2 3BCS 2006/07! Perutbesi ingin m’buat satu ‘reunion’ tuk semua di KL. Kpd kwn2 yg sdang menjalani LI kat KL ataupun kat mane2 saje di Msia, kwn2 semua dijemput tuk MAKAN beramai-ramai!! (ok, I know my BM is really bad to tears)

Tempat tentatif: Hartz Chicken Buffet, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur
Tarikh tentatif: 18 Ogos 2007, Sabtu

Jika berminat, sila komen kat blog Perutbesi, atau kat blog ni je, dengan cadangan tarikh skali, ataupun email Ruth sebelum 11 Ogos 2007.

~ Ruth

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kepada pelajar yg tidak LI… great news

July 17, 2007

Salam semua,

Kami rakan-rakan perkampungan gambang perdana ingat nak buat program jalan-jalan melihat alam…

Buat masa ni, kami telah merancang untuk melancong ke sebuah tempat peranginan negara, tempat yang berangin dan penuh kesejukan serta keseronokkan, tidak lain dan tidak bukan ialah Genting Highland, sesiapa yang berminat boleh kemukan maklumat diri kepada saya.. xalimx

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Java

July 16, 2007

java ….Java is fun ! u can do anything wif this languange… u can do a standalone application or webbased application or mobile application with this java. And , it is free.

But , how well we know this java ? on the 2nd sem & 3rd sem , we did learn java rite…. at that time … we were teach to make some small application…swing application .. and we(or I) might thought that that is enough . We (or I) are wrong !! haha

Wat we learned at that time is no use nowadays. Everything is going to be web based. And java too. We can build a java web application with database using java. It seems to be difficult rite ? But it is EASY.

Last few years , to build a java web application , we will use jsp + struts + servlet… wat is struts & servlet? such an important component to build web application in java…we were not being exposed to when we learn java ..and this struts is not a new thing. Luckily , i get exposed to it from my training sifu. After know how to write a web based application using this things , i was exposed to a new technology use to build java web. – > JSP + Spring + Hibernate…

Haha.. dunno wat rite ? wat is spring? wat is hibernate ?Spring is the platform use to write code in xml to configure your java web application(dunno wat i understand is rite or not…haha). Hibernate…. u can use it to build and control your database table… without needing to use sql. U no need to write sql in command prompt or make table using other sql tools.. just need to write code in java file. And the code is easy … hhee

no idea already…haha… for anyone that interested in java web…. u can follow wat i write below :

(to build a web application wif database…must know Tomcat & sql)

1. Learn java basic OOP concept AGAIN.

2. Learn html(again) + jstl + javascript

3. Learn build a simple web app using JSP(using jstl+dynamic javascript)+struts

4. Learn to beautify interface => DOJO …u can have very nice interface using this DOJO….

4. Learn the latest technology => JSP(jstl+javascript+dojo) + Spring + Hibernate

And the most important thing…. u must follow the development, movement , improvement in java technology. Java is moving very FAST !!

JAVA’s rock !!

p/s: forget wat lecturer told us tht Software Engineer is not the person to do programming or strong in programming. They are WRONG ! Be strong in programming, guys.

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YURAN

July 6, 2007

760 ??!! begitu mahal ke…. utk budak LI yg tak tinggal di asrama….tak mendapat ape2 sumbangan drp Universiti semester ini…. then kene byar 760 utk 12 jam kredit yg tak diajar ape2….hmmm…biar betollll…. same mcm yuran utk sem2 lepas je…. haihhhhhh…

ape pendapat kwn2 sekalian ? ke ade discount lg nnt ? mungkin ade discount sempena hari kemerdekaan ke-50 kot nnt….

– dak LI Penang- …tahu kot siape..haha…

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Dimanakah si dia

June 5, 2007

takkan senyap je kot semua rakan-rakan? kemana semua nya pergi? seingat aku, kebanyakkan dari kita dok dalam pejabat yang ada line internet, takkan satu msg pun tak bg kat sini…tak mungkin laa busy sesangat ko …. kok ye pun, satu dua msg pun jadi laaaa…… semoga tali persahabatan tak terungkai…

—————pemberitahuan dari pada Hazman——————–

[11:55:39 AM] Hazman says: 10 tahun lagi
[11:56:04 AM] Hazman says: jgn risau … bila gaji aku dah 10,000 sebulan aku kawin
[11:56:28 AM] Hazman says: leh wat kenduri grand, beli tiket mas utk mmbr2

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