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Government IT Plans for the New Millennium: Singapore and Malaysia

Published: 31 May 1999

ID: G0078451

Analyst(s): Lillian Tay


Southeast Asian governments have taken active roles in preparing their countries to compete in the information age. However, Singapore and Malaysia have stood out above the crowd in developing plans to use key information technologies to meet the challenges of the new age and to add to their competitive edge, as well as to improve the quality of their citizens' lives. This Perspective outlines the IT initiatives of the two governments and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the plans.

Table Of Contents
  • Marketplace Description
  • Methodology and Assumptions
  • Economic Crisis Affects PC Shipments in Singapore and Malaysia
  • Singapore—The Intelligent Island
    • The Five Strategic Thrusts
  • Funding to Make IT2000 a Reality
  • Singapore ONE—One Network for Everyone
  • E-Commerce Developments
  • Major Thrust of IT into Schools
  • Malaysia—About the Multimedia Super Corridor
  • Status of the Flagship Applications
  • Three Stages of Implementation
  • Other Government Initiatives
  • PC Shipments by Major Market
  • Dataquest Perspective and Recommendations
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Recommendations to Vendors

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