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Firms in dire need of information security personnel

VietNamNet Bridge – Organizations and enterprises in Vietnam are running short of information security personnel, says a survey by the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT). The survey reveals more than half of local agencies, organizations and enterprises do not have their own information security staff. Some 24% of them have to hire professional service providers to help enhance their ... Read More »

Mobile network operators blame low 3G quality on low fees

VietNamNet Bridge – 3G network operators keep complaining about the 3G low quality service, while network operators threaten to raise the service fees. 3G service bad… Luan in Hoang Mai district in Hanoi complained that he cannot use 3G service with his mobile phone when he is at home. “It was okay in the past, and the problems have arisen ... Read More »

Most mobile carriers rely on Chinese equipment

VietNamNet Bridge – Most local mobile phone services providers are using products of Chinese equipment manufacturers Huwei and ZTE that have caused the United States and Europe to worry about information security. A recent report of the Vietnam Information Security Association (Vnisa) shows that six out of seven telecom companies in Vietnam have been using technology and equipment provided by ... Read More »

Making apps: easily done, difficult to sell

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of Vietnamese apps on Google Play, Appstore and Apple Store has been increasing in accordance with the number of mobile devices in use. Tens of thousands of apps have been made, but only 2 percent of them can bring money. The information has been provided by Do Tuan Anh, Director of Appota, the firm specializing ... Read More »

HCM City to invest in microchip sector

VietNamNet Bridge – The municipal administration plans to implement several measures to develop the Integrated Circuit (IC) industry in the coming years, officials said at a forum on Monday. Electronic components produced at the HCM City-based Viet Nam Mtex Company. City authorities plan to boost investment in the microchip and semiconductor sectors. Nguyen Anh Tuan, chairman of the HCM City ... Read More »

Online game management tight, but inefficient

VietNamNet Bridge – Online game developers and operators at a workshop in Hanoi last week said online game controls in Vietnam were tight but not efficient. Le Hong Minh, general director of VNG, said Vietnam’s controls on online games were stricter than any other country in the world. However, the way online games are overseen is backward, he said at ... Read More »

$500,000 prize for two Vietnamese scientists

VietNamNet Bridge – The Simons Foundation has announced the list of 13 scientists who win the 2013 Simons Investigators Award in the fields of Mathematics, Theoretical Physics and Theoretical Computer Science. Prof. Ngo Bao Chau. The winners are scientists from major and prestigious universities, including two Vietnamese scientists – Professor Ngo Bao Chau and Prof. Dam Thanh Son from the ... Read More »

Hanoi invests in agricultural technology

Hanoi plans to spend more than one trillion VND to implement an agricultural mechanisation project until 2016, with a vision to 2020. The project will be enforced in 21 selected districts and towns which desperately need their agricultural methods to be revamped. Under the project, the level of mechanisation in tillage will increase from 69.2 percent to 90 percent by ... Read More »

Vietnam, Cuba look to boost IT cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has said besides traditional cooperation areas such as education and healthcare, Vietnam and Cuba have worked together to increase their ties in agriculture and information technology, which are Vietnam’s strengths. Receiving Cuban Deputy Minister of Communications Wilfredo Gonzalez Vidal in Hanoi on July 9, Deputy PM Nhan noted that during the past two decades, ... Read More »

National fund for technological renewal created

The Government has recently issued regulations on organisation and operation of a national fund for technological renewal in service of national development. The 1 trillion VND (47 million USD) fund will supply financial support to organisations, individuals and businesses on technological research, transfer and renewal. As a non-benefit State-owned financial institution, it will select scientific and technological projects to give ... Read More »