Roles of UMS-LIC in overcoming ICT development challenges among SMEs in Labuan

Tamrin Ambola, and Goh, Say Leng and Mohd Zulkifli Muhammad, (2010) Roles of UMS-LIC in overcoming ICT development challenges among SMEs in Labuan. Labuan e-Journal of Muamalat and Society . pp. 34-44.

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UMS KAL as a University is always perceived as a workforce supplier rather than as a continual training partner and provider for SMEs and professionals at Labuan. As an international financial hub the ability to adopt ICT and e-commerce among SMEs are no longer an option. A campus located in Labuan offers great opportunities to be grasped by SMEs to achieve that goal. However, due to the growth characteristic of ICT, skills shortages will remain as an issue haunting SMEs. Continuous staff training is the way out, however many SMEs are reluctant to train their workforce. Issues and barriers pertaining to skills development were reviewed by referencing previous studies undertaken. The paper highlights ICT skill challenges facing SMEs in Labuan. The paper concludes by outlining several suggestions to improve on ICT development among SMEs in Labuan. This paper highlights how UMS-LIC can play its important part to promote socio-economic development in the field of ICT.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Information and communication technology (leT), Small and medium. Enterprises (SMEs), Training, Skills development barrier
Subjects:?? HD5701-6000.9 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > Labuan School of International Business and Finance
ID Code:2828
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:18 May 2011 15:39
Last Modified:04 Sep 2014 15:12

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