to get Malaysian businesses to go online
New Straits Times, October 12, 2000
MALAYSIAN-based web site eOneNet.com
is teaming up with the SMI Association of Malaysia and the National
SMI Consultative Centre to encourage businesses to go online.
To help make this happen, they will be running an e-business
ownership campaign from now till the end of the year.
There will be a conference where 16 CEOs and directors of top
web sites in Malaysia and Singapore will share their experiences
in starting and promoting a web site successfully, said Fione
Tan, the president and chief executive officer of eOneNet.com.
"The target audience of this conference are the SMIs and senior
executives of companies," said Tan whose company had launched
its web site on Sept 21.
"E-business is a new way to do business. If you don't jump on
the e-business bandwagon now, your competitor will. We would like
to see more Malaysian businesses to get online to increase their
competitive edge ."
Said SMI Association Malaysia president Looi Teong Chye,"They
should grab this opportunity to attend this conference to learn
why they must get online now and how to do so properly.
"In order to make this conference affordable, we are offering
registration at RM88 per day," said Looi.
"This conference is not just like any other conference which gives
you only some generalised ideas about e-business.
"A business owner can actually walk out of this conference and
have his new web site up and running within a few days."
eOneNet.com will sponsor
500 SMIs to get online by offering them free web design and hosting
services package. All they need to pay is a set-up fee of RM300.
Jaring will sponsor a business Internet account for each of these
SMIs by waiving the registration fee and giving them free Internet
access worth RM50 each.
WizOffice.com, the leading regional office supplies web site,
will sponsor RM50 vouchers redeemable against purchase of office
supplies and provide other office goodies for those who attend
iBroadNet.com will be the official webcaster. People from all
around the world can view this conference by accessing www.eOneNet.com.
Targeted towards computer and Internet illiterate business owners,
eOneNet.com and Informatics will be jointly organising and sponsoring
nationwide Internet hands-on workshops.
"If a business owner doesn't know how to use a mouse, it will
be futile to tell him to get online. So the first step is to teach
him about the use of computers and internet,"said Tan.
There are three levels of workshop - basic, intermediate and advanced
- each of a three-hour duration.
"The fee is RM40 per level," said C.S.Cheong, head of marketing
and public affairs, Informatics Malaysia.
Registration for the conference can be done online at www.eOneNet.com.