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Secure Cloud Computing, Fri, Sep 21

WHEN: Fri, Sep 21st 2012 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
WHERE: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

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Event description

The short title for the topic is “Secure Cloud Computing.”

The longer, more descriptive title is: “Improve Preparation for Future Information Technology Advancements with Optimized Software Asset Management and Practical Enterprise Architecture Principles. Case in Point: Cloud Computing in Government Environments.”

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Tholons ranks HCM City 17th, Hanoi 21st as software outsourcing destinations

According to the latest Tholons’ report on the 100 cities in the world most attractive in software outsourcing, HCM City ranks the 17th, while Hanoi at 21st.

Tholons still believes that in South East Asia, Vietnam remains one of the biggest ITO (information technology service outsourcing) providers which can replace India and China in the field.

The low labor cost, the improved business environment and qualified labor force all are the reasons that have made big companies such as Intel, IBM, Teleperformance and Siemens decide to set up their distribution centers in Vietnam.

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IBM provides cloud computing for Lac Viet

HCMC – Lac Viet Computing Joint Stock Co. on Tuesday signed a cooperation deal with IBM Vietnam to provide cloud computing-based solutions and services for local businesses.

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HEEAP to raise training funding for future engineers

HCMC – Partners and members of the Higher Education Engineering Alliance Program (HEEAP) will convene a meeting in HCMC this week to decide more funding and measures to make this program move faster and develop next generation of Vietnamese engineers.

The meeting was disclosed by Jeffrey S. Goss, director of Vietnam HEEAP and assistant dean of Global Outreach and Extended Education for Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

“Our initial resource partners Intel Corporation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided us US$2.5 million to start the project last summer. We will be announcing a large increase in the funding for the program,” Goss told the Daily last Friday, after Siemens announced US$71 million in-kind software grant to the program.

The in-kind software grant will help universities develop the next generation of Vietnamese engineers in order to quench the thirst of companies for high-skilled employees in Vietnam.

The software comprising comprehensive digital product development and digital manufacturing solutions will benefit the Hanoi University of Technology, Danang University of Technology, Can Tho University, HCMC University of Technology and the HCMC University of Technical Education.

Erdal Elver, president and chief executive officer of Siemens Vietnam, said Siemens supported the universities in their education program as part of its corporate social responsibility committed to Vietnam. He expected the program would bring practical benefits to the universities and assist students with their career development.

The software was provided by Siemens PLM Software of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, a major provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.

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Saigon Times, Apr 18, 2011

Defining PLM, Siemens PLM Software Web Site

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software allows companies to manage the entire lifecycle of a product efficiently and cost-effectively, from ideation, design and manufacture, through service and disposal. Computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), product data management (PDM) and digital manufacturing converge through PLM.

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, other software execs oppose new taxes on international profits


Microsoft isn’t happy about a new tax on companies’ foreign profits

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steven Ballmer said the world’s largest software company would move some employees offshore if Congress enacts plans to impose higher taxes on U.S. companies’ foreign profits.

“It makes U.S. jobs more expensive,” Ballmer said in an interview. “We’re better off taking lots of people and moving them out of the U.S. as opposed to keeping them inside the U.S.”

The plan seeks to help raise tax revenue and balance the budget by rolling back $ 190B USD in tax deferral for offshore companies over the next decade. Microsoft is not the first to oppose the measure—the National Foreign Trade Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable are among the numerous others to voice their disapproval.

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Weekly Update Mar 30 Software Asset Management, Information Technology Networking Night

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Tu, Mar 31 Lunch: Software Asset Management. IN TODAY’S DIGITAL ECONOMY, commercial software is indispensable to every organization, large and small. Thanks to software, your business is more efficient and your workers more productive, and you can take advantage of all the benefits e-commerce offers. But to get the most out of your software, you have to manage it well, just as you would any other valuable company asset. Meet leaders of the Business Software Alliance and AmCham’s Information Technology Committee.

We, Apr 1 Business Networking Night: Information Technology. Join colleagues from the Information Technology Industry in an informal business networking night at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel’s Atrium Lounge.

Jan 1-Nov 30 The Nam Hai, winner of Travel and Leisure’s Best Resort Design 2008 and nominated to the Conde Nast Hot List, is offering an exclusive rate for AMCHAM Members from January 1 – Novermber 30, 2009.

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Weekly Update Mar 23 Managing Employment in a Downturn, YP Palooza Party, Total Remuneration

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We, Mar 25 AmCham Young Professionals Palooza Party at the Legend Hotel Poolside. A new platform to develop new friendships, networking opportunities and information exchange. People from all age groups are welcome to attend, there’s no age limit, you just have to be young at heart!

Th, Mar 26 Panel Discussion: Managing the Employment Relationship in a Downturn.Unwanted staff adjustments and retrenchments are inevitable in the current economic downturn. Therefore, it is essential that managers understand the practical and legal ramifications of such personnel changes and adopt effective policies for managing the employment relationship in today’s economic climate.

Jan 1-Nov 30 The Nam Hai, winner of Travel and Leisure’s Best Resort Design 2008 and nominated to the Conde Nast Hot List, is offering an exclusive rate for AMCHAM Members from January 1 – Novermber 30, 2009.

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Weekly Update Mar 16 Comment on Laws/Regulations, Prime Minister’s Administrative Reform, Palooza

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Mo, Mar 16 Transparency and the Right to Meaningful Comment on Laws and Regulations In the U.S.-Vietnam BTA and its WTO Commitments, Vietnam agreed to publish all laws, regulations and administrative procedures pertaining to trade and investment so that governmental agencies, enterprises and persons engaged in commercial activity may become acquainted with them before they come into effect and to apply them in accordance with their terms. In addition, Vietnam agreed to allow an opportunity to comment on the formulation of laws, regulations and administrative procedures that may affect the conduct of business activities involved with trade and investment. How does this work in practice? Click the link for details and to register online.

Fr, Mar 20 Special Lunch: Prime Minister’s Administrative Reform with Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of the Office of Government, who will present the ongoing effort by the Government to actively cut down on existing bureaucratic procedures that are causing obstacles for business activities.

Jan 1-Nov 30 The Nam Hai, winner of Travel and Leisure’s Best Resort Design 2008 and nominated to the Conde Nast Hot List, is offering an exclusive rate for AMCHAM Members from January 1 – Novermber 30, 2009.

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