Happy Chinese New Year 2021! Gong Xi Fa Cai

Wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! May blessed with an abundance of Good Health, Good Luck, Happiness, Prosperity, Joy, Love, and Peace! 

May the year of the Metal Ox bring us a better year and in this Movement Control Order (MCO) of Covid-19 as we look forward to welcoming you back to our training center for hands-on training and comfortable learning. 

Please take note that our company will be closed on Friday, 12th February 2021 and we will resume our business on Monday, 15th February 2021. 

Happy Holidays, Stay at Home, and Stay Safe! 

Introducing Night School @ mu.my!

No matter where you’re at in your career, learning something new can help you achieve personal career goals such as earning a promotion or becoming an expert on a certain topic.

Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart from the hundreds of other applicants. Worked in the same position for a long time? Expertise in a new field could be the factor that gets you the promotion. And, even if you’re a senior-level manager who’s totally content, getting experience in an unfamiliar area shows your team how much you value growing your job skill set.

Like most other things, though, learning a new skill is easier said than done. Unless, of course, all the resources are handed to you.

Today, we’re doing exactly that. To make sure that you don’t spend hours searching for what to learn and where to learn it, we curated best classes from awesome trainers across the nation.
Join our Night School @ mu.my for the latest tech training conducted live by our professional certified trainers.

Whether you’re interested in Microsoft office, programming, web design or cloud technologies there’s bound to be a class for you.

Join Web Fest Asia 2020

Web Conference

MU DOT MY is excited to be supporting Asia’s Largest Web Conference dubbed The Web Fest Asia. Additionally, we are also proud to announce  that our Founder, SAM SURESH will be leading a session at the upcoming event. 

Sam Suresh, who is an industry veteran, will be conducting a 40-minute talk where he will touch on topics related to Building Online Shop with WooCommerce and WordPress with Payment Gateways. This will be beneficial especially for those who would like to know more about getting started with the content management system and its e-commerce plugin.  

Attendees of the Web Fest Asia will be able to learn more thanks to Sam’s expertise in various open software projects. Currently, he is serving as Global Community Deputy at WordPress which powers 38% of the web. In the past, Sam has spoken in more than 15 countries including Europe. Sam also was appointed as a consultant by the Department of State, USA. In 2018 MDEC appointed him to train 400+ digital marketing trainers nationwide. Those trainers have since gone on to train thousands of business owners nationwide.

There’s a lot of exciting things in store at  Web Fest Asia which will be happening this 27-28th of October 2020 from 9.30am to 5.30pm. This annual event will be conducted virtually for the first time ever and will be accessible to everyone via Zoom Webinar. 

Web Fest Asia is an emerging and entrepreneurial medium within the screen ecology, a disruptive and innovative way to engage audiences. Today, digital series creators continue to drive the storytelling revolution, as web-based platforms and networks are becoming the norm for audiences in consuming content.

Our “captain” will be speaking alongside other renowned experts including Piktochart CEO Goh Ai Ching,  PT. Microsoft Indonesia Senior Partner Development Manager Juliana, Accenture Interactive Design Lead (Customer Experience)  Jan Takacs, and WebMedic Founder Faisal Hourani.

Find out more about what awaits here. We look forward to seeing you there!

We’ve Moved to a New Office Location

We are proud to announce that effective 8th October 2020, MU DOT MY PLT will be moving to our new and upgraded office in Megan Avenue II, a commercial office building on Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, located within a 5-minute walking distance from KLCC. Our new location sits right in the city center, providing better accessibility to our valued clients.

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Malaysia Website Awards (MWA) 2019

The Malaysia Website Awards (MWA) 2019 is a prestigious Website Awards program organized by Exabytes Group of Companies, a Leading Web Hosting Provider in Southeast Asia. They seek to recognize and reward the outstanding performance, talent and effort of the best web developers, web designers and web agencies in the country. The Malaysia Website Awards (MWA) 2019 was held on 13 Feb 2020, located at Colony Star Boulevard KLCC.

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Malaysia Website Awards (MWA) 2019 Official Apparel Partner - STARTUPTSHIRT

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The awards featured in MWA  revolves around major three awards, namely Site Of The Month Awards, Favourite Website,  and the grand prize, the Site Of The Year Awards. In contrast to the Site Of The Year Awards and Site Of The Month Awards mentioned earlier, which the winner is determined based on the judge’s evaluation, the winner of the Favourite Website Awards is decided mostly by public vote. Regardless of which, contestants still participate and compete for these awards according to their categories, namely Commercial, Personal and E-Commerce.

As for The Malaysia Website Award (MWA) 2019, this programme is focusing mainly on handing over Site Of The Year and Site Of The Month awards, trophies and certificates to all the winners.

Sam Suresh As One Of The Panel Judges

When it comes to competition awards, judges play an important role in utilizing their expertise to fairly and carefully assess contestants effort and evaluating their work based on the rubrics and requirements set by the organizer. For this reason, the judges for this award had been chosen from several highly regarded industry experts, professional, and veterans to gain trust from the public, while offering plausible and reasonable results during the awards that take place. Sam Suresh from MU DOT MY is one of the expert judges for MWA 2019.

Malaysia Website Awards 2019
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Given that the award winner was judged by highly regarded figures, coupled with the award programme itself which only held once a year, it’s no wonder that the competition for these awards was notably competitive, with a large number of participants competing with each other while representing their website, with the intention to grab the grand prize, which is The Site Of The Year Awards.

 With that being said, these are the list of winners of Site Of The Year 2019 Awards for each category.

Malaysia Website Awards 2019 Site Of The Year Awards Winner.

Bike Bear – Site Of The Year Awards For Commercial Category

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Bike Bear had created a wonderful website, which in turn allows them to receive Site Of The Year award for Commercial category.

Karuna Sarawak – Site Of The Year Awards For Personal Category

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The website created by Karuna Sarawak which was evaluated and scored high marks by the judges has entitled them for the awards in Personal Category.

Multimedia Art Workshop Sdn Bhd – Site Of The Year Awards For E-Commerce Category

Malaysia Website Awards 2019
For E-Commerce category, Multimedia Art Workshop has presented a website worthy of this award.
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Aside from The Site Of The Year Award winner, there are also dozens of winners for the Site Of The Month Award, attending and receiving their awards. Congrats to the all Malaysia Website Awards 2019 winners and for those who aren’t lucky yet to be the winner, don’t fret just yet, because the submission for the next upcoming award has already begun.

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Recap Google Webmaster Conference

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Webmaster Conference Kuala Lumpur was organized by Google on 2 August 2019. This was the first Webmaster Conference Google held in Kuala Lumpur. This events focus on the website’s performance on Google Search. Hosted by Google Search team, Webmaster Conference Kuala Lumpur was attended by website owners, digital marketers, web developers, and SEO professionals. 

Talks

Googlers and industry experts shared an abundance of SEO best practices, corrective perception on genuine SEO, broaden our views on how we can excel in this vibrant organic search world!

From the talks, attendees get latest updates on Google Search, participate in discussions on website optimization best practices, and learn how they can enhance their website’s performance in Search from the  industry experts and Google Search team.

Many activities during the talk session. The talk started with people connections and community building, where attendees needed to record 10 new friends in order to redeem their swag from Google! 

There was also a quiz session regarding the talks that have been given. Participants with the most correct answers got the limited edition Google thermo flask. 

Panel Discussion

Besides talk, there was panel discussion among the Googlers and industry experts which was very interactive. Topic discussed based on building great website and enhancing the website’s performance in Google Search. 

Webmaster Conference Google also provided the participants with some cool stuff! There were cap, totebag, cutlery set and aso limited edition thermo flask. 

There were more than 200 slides captured during the event. Feel free to read the content of the Google Webmaster Conference topics!

If you still can’t captured what they shared during the event, don’t worry. You can attend to our SEO Training and get a clear understanding about the fundamentals of SEO, key tools used by SEO experts and web development best practices. 

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JomLaunch – Conference For Local ICT Officers of Malaysia 2019

JomLaunch is a platform for the community members to launch any IT-related products.

JomLaunch was an exciting event to be enjoyed by all people of all ages.  It was held in MaGIC Cyberjaya on the 9th of November 2019. JomLaunch was created and driven by the local development community aims to enhance the IT industry ecosystem in Malaysia. 

JomLaunch is a platform for the community members to launch any IT-related products and by doing this it helps with the community, open source, private and commercial projects. This conference was a great way of sharing knowledge and experience with the participants and contributors, by doing so it could further enhance the local IT industry to a higher level of understanding.

Dzuleira Abu Bakar, Datuk Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi with JomLaunch host. Facebook/jomlaunch

Secretary General, Ministry of Entrepreneur Development Malaysia, Wan Suraya

CEO of MaGIC, Dzuleira Abu Bakar

Talks starts at 9:20 end 4:30

The conference hall opened around 8am, where participants could register and get their pass, while breakfast was served in the lunch hall. The talk started at 9:20am had, some talks were in English and some were in Malay. 

The CEO of MaGIC, Dzuleira Abu Bakar and Secretary General, Ministry of Entrepreneur Development Malaysia, Wan Suraya were also an attendee in JomLaunch. They had At the interview session with JomLaunch host and Question & Answer session with the audience. This year there are lots of interesting IT companies starting up or launching at JomLaunch and some of the companies were iQMS, Pandai, cHeart, RunCloud, ect.

The lunch started around 1:20 pm, food was provided for the participants. Coffee and tea were also serve to keep everyone on their toes. During this time, participants were also able to walk around the exhibitor room where many IT-related start-up booths were opened. Participants got the chance to talk and interact with the local IT industry. Before the second half of the talk began, there was a performance by Color of Voices, a group of six members from Malaysia with all different cultural backgrounds.

All in all, this event was a major success and had lots of impact on the local IT businesses. It also gives confidence to young IT workers who inspire to be a successful entrepreneur and career. We thank JomLaunch for inviting MU DOT MY to be one of the exhibitors there.

MU DOT MY PLT attending JomLaunch as an exhibitor.

JomLaunch is a platform for JomWeb community members to launch any IT-related products. The goal of JomLaunch is to help with community, open source, private and commercial projects.

JomLaunch believed the concept of sharing knowledge and experience could further enhance the local IT industry to a higher level.

MDEC Young Heroes Summit 2019

The empowerment of 10,00 youths in digital entrepreneurship skills and knowledge is a mutual initiative by the Ministry of Youth & Sports and Malaysia Economy Corporation (MDEC) through the eUsahawan Young Heroes Programme. Everyone who attended enjoyed the fun and intriguing topics discussed.

Close to 2,000 entrepreneurs from across Malaysia was rendezvous at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) to celebrate the rise of their achievement as successful young entrepreneurs for this year.

eUsahawan Young Heroes Summit 2019                                                                                               eUsahawan MY / FACEBOOK

Young Heroes Summit 2019 provided the entrepreneurs with multiple opportunities to discover, understand, and engage the digital economy. It is a great platform to extend networking opportunities among each other, meeting and learning from the event’s co-organiser, Facebook and learning more about the latest technology and digital trends for 2020.

eUsahawan Young Heroes Summit 2019 guest row                                                                        eUsahawan MY / FACEBOOK

We felt grateful to be involved in this surrounding with professionals around that come out with fresh knowledge for the entrepreneurs. The day-long event included an announcement that all entrepreneurs who attended the event will be receiving access to a new and easy-to-use video library and editing platform. Provided for free for a limited time by MDEC, this service will roll out in stages in Q1 2020. 

Special invitation for MU DOT MY from MDEC got us thrilled to participate in the conference. It was a serendipitous experience as we can learn, understand, and leverage on the major functions and benefits of being digitised. To date, this programme has trained 20,653 young entrepreneurs. More astounding is how, collectively, this group of newly trained youths managed to record RM52 million in sales generation.

eUsahawan Young Heroes Summit 2019 schedule                                                                       eUsahawan MY / FACEBOOK

Conference Agenda

Panel Session 1                           eUsahawan MY / FACEBOOK

“At its core, the programme is all about empowering youths across the nation with digital entrepreneurship knowledge and skills. This programme, and other initiatives that MDEC has in place, provide Malaysians with the right insights on how they can thrive in the digital economy. Ultimately, we want to digitally enable and empower Malaysians through ecosystem initiatives like eUsahawan and this event,” said Surina Shukri, CEO of MDEC, small- and medium-sized entrepreneurs (SMEs). 

The eUsahawan Young Heroes Bootcamp, launched in 2019, is designed especially for Malaysians and country’s youths. This platform provides continuous advancement of digital marketing skills.

Panel Session 1                           eUsahawan MY / FACEBOOK

Morning Conference

Keynote 1 by Dato’ Suriani Ahmad                                                                                                                           eUsahawan MY / FACEBOOK

“We are always supportive of any initiatives that encourage digital adoption amongst microentrepreneurs in Malaysia. The eUsahawan programme is in line with the government’s aspiration to spur entrepreneurship and accelerate the digital economy. By working with global industry players, this initiative opens up important prospects by introducing in-demand digital skills that range from marketing, content creation, and social media engagement. This ensures these young entrepreneurs are provided with the right digital skill sets. This will expand the development of a capable and digital-savvy talent pipeline that can help propel local businesses to the regional and global stages,” said Dato’ Suriani Ahmad, Secretary-General, Communications and Multimedia Ministry, Malaysia. 

Keynote 2 & Launching by YB Syed Saddiq                                                                                                             eUsahawan MY / FACEBOOK

“The Youth and Sports Ministry has been taking proactive steps to develop comprehensive programmes that accelerate innovation, enhance talent skills, and hone latent skill potential of the youths. Case in point, this eUsahawan Young Heroes initiative is one of the key platforms we are focused on,” said Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia.

Sharing Session 3 by Nicole Tan                                                                                                                           eUsahawan MY / FACEBOOK

“We recognise that SMEs are the backbone of the nation’s economy and we are committed to support initiatives like KBS-MDEC’s eUsahawan Young Heroes Programme in helping SMEs grow and contribute to the country’s digital economy,” said Nicole Tan, Country Director of Facebook Malaysia. “Today, we are pleased to jointly celebrate the success of these young heroes that the programme produced. We will continue to invest in initiatives that will help SMEs build digital skills, encourage digital adoption, and scaling education to more businesses”, she added.

Using chat or messaging to buy and sell online is a very common behaviour pattern now in Southern Asia. This trend, known as Conversational Commerce (CC) is a consumer behaviour with two factors. First, it engages conversation influence – the process of having an online chat with a brand or seller to purchase or post-sale. After that, it leads into Conversational Transaction – a process where buyers place or confirm a final order over social messaging applications or on the chat system inside eCommerce websites. 

Afternoon Conference

Facebook has launched an online campaign – Commerce In The Era of Conversation to help businesses get to know customer expectations in Southeast Asia and beyond. This is another step from Facebook for businesses create and deliver effective and meaningful conversations with consumer. 

With the complemented of knowledge and skills in digital marketing, these entrepreneurs are one step forward to gain additional sales growth by accessing the online marketplace.

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WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2019 – Gathering for WordPress Users

WordCamp 2019 is one of the most anticipated WordPress gathering this year – It was held in Berjaya Times Square Hotel on the 1st and 2nd of November.

Group photo of WordCamp KL including the organizers and participants

WordCamp is essentially a conference that focuses on WordPress and it is a global event that is happening in all parts of the world. Sam Suresh from MU DOT MY PLT was the lead organizer for WordCamp 2019, along with Andy Saw who is in charge of the sponsors, Vincent Wong in marketing and more. There were more than 230 attendees present with over 50% of them attending their first ever WordCamp.

Manhattan Hall Level 14 in Berjaya Times Square where the speaker had their talk

Day 1: Contributor Day

WordCamp is a two-day conference that took place on November 1st and 2nd. Contributor Day was held on the 1st, it was an informal and relaxed day where you can meet, share and contribute ideas with other WordPress users. It would also give you the opportunity to contribute to WordPress. With all the important contributors within the community, you can really get down and going. 

There were also presentations and workshops led by the WordPress contributor. There were two workshop during this day and it was with Shaan Nicol title “Build a High Converting WooCommerce Store” and Ian Labao title “Working with Custom Post Types (CPT).”

Day 2: Conference Day

This year WordCamp KL brought in some wonderful speakers from all over the world, who are experienced and an expert in WordPress. We were all very excited to learn new skills from them and incorporate it in existing and upcoming project. Some of the speakers were Matthew Knighton who was the host and also the speaker, Mayuko Moriyama from Japan, Cesar Tardaguila from Spain, Shaan Nicol, Leonardo Losoviz, etc

During the conference day, it starts at 8:00am and ends at around 5:45pm. The registration was open for one hour, from 8 until 9am which volunteers assisted to help us, like giving name tags, t- shirts and stickers to the participants. There were two tracks for the talks so participants can pick and choose which talk they want to join. 

Furthermore, a total of 17 talks were available for all the participants that came, some of the speakers title were “Create Once, Publish Everywhere with WordPress” by Leonardo Losoviz, Sanjay Willie talk “WordPress CLI in depth” and much more. Each talk was around 30 minutes and there were questions and answers session with the speaker after their talk. 

During break time the participants have time to walk around outside the hall to have a look at exhibitors booths opened by the sponsors. Coffee and tea was also provided during break time, to keep you refreshed and awake. We also made lots of new friends with similar interests in WordPress and the tech world

Outside the hall, participants looking and walking around at different booths

A big thank you from everyone at Exabytes, PeepSo, ServerFreak, BigDomain, MU DOT MY PLT, SuperVideo and HostScore. Without your contribution, this event would not have been a success. We also want to thank all the great speakers, organizers and volunteers who gave their all so that the participants had a good time. Lastly, we want to thank all of the participants that attend WordCamp KL this year. If you regret or didn’t have a chance to come at WordCAmp KL this year, don’t worry there will be WordCamp Asia located in Bangkok, Thailand on the 21st – 23rd of February. It will be set on a much bigger stage and the participants will not only be from Asia but all over the world.

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Why eLearning is important for Businesses?

Elearning is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom.

There are many terms used to describe learning that is delivered online, via the internet, ranging from Distance Education, to computerized electronic learning, online learning, internet learning and many others. We define eLearning as courses that are specifically delivered via the internet to somewhere other than the classroom where the professor is teaching.

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Almost everyone knows that convenient access to learning is one of the key advantages of eLearning in the corporate businesses environment. Elearning refers to online learning is the delivery of learning and training through digital resources. Although online training is based on formalized learning, it is provided through electronic devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. Businesses nowadays train and educate regularly to remain competitive in a cutthroat industry. Online training helps in this aspect by providing a viable tool that is effective and affordable to learn anytime.

Here are the top 8 reasons why eLearning is important for businesses : 

1. Improve Work Productivity and Performance

Employees involved in business able to improve work productivity and performance through interactive online training. Online training includes video, images and audio enables employees to create an immersive and effective learning environment that motivates and engages the employees. Employees appreciate that they can participate in training at their convenience.

2. Improved knowledge retention

Giving access to interactive, reality-based scenarios, games and assessments enable employees to digest the information more effectively.

3. Reduce Staff Turnover

Elearning is designed to equip employees with the skills and knowledge required to make advances both within their specific careers and within the organization. Using eLearning achieves multiple objectives such as increasing motivation and boosting engagement by instilling greater self-confidence of employees.

4. Offers Accessibility and Versatility

Elearning works because all relevant training information is stored on the cloud and employees can access these training resources 24/7 from any type of electronic device. The learning experience through the use of videos and interactive slide presentations more enjoyable which helps employees retain the knowledge they have gained.

5. Gives employees the opportunity to learn at their own pace

Given the opportunity to acquire and fully absorb what is being taught before they move on within the online training course.

6. Quick and convenient training updates

Updates are simple and straightforward regarding update company policies and need to inform staff about the changes, can do so without having to rewrite manuals or printed reference guides.

7. Reduce Training Costs

One of the importance of elearning for businesses is it actually reduces training costs. All of the information can be found within the online training platform. As online training becomes more popular in the employee-training sphere, the benefits of cloud-based Learning Management Systems become factors for businesses require cost-effective and flexible training methods.

8. Provides Easy Access to Information

Elearning helps take paper out of the equation altogether. Elearning materials are stored online so employees can access important resources any time they encounter difficult situation. This is important because businesses that utilize online training technology achieve 18% boost in job satisfaction. In the power of online training to ensure employees have the know-how and tools to meet the needs of customers. Online training also increase competitive advantage so that employees stay up-to-date on industry knowledge at all times.

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According to IBM statistics, eLearning can increase productivity by 50%. By utilizing online learning software, you will provide your employees with an incredible opportunity to engage in their training courses at any convenience time (at home, during downtime at work, or even on-the-go). This will enable them to quickly get up to speed with everything they need to learn, and their training will not get in conflict with their core daily tasks.

Hence, ModernLMS helps manage an organization’s learning activities and competencies. It allows you to load content (courses, tests, resources), specify who receives what content and tracks and reports on its use. Whether you are faced with compliance issues, certifications, risk aversion or a need to accelerate your business to maintain your competitive edge, our team stands ready to listen and develop a high-level strategic web-based learning solution to support any size initiative.