Monday, 9th June 2008 - Mobile World
iSentric Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian end-to-end mobile banking solutions provider, has announced that it has been appointed by Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation Malaysia Berhad to provide the bank with its Mobility2U-Mobile Banking Solution Services. The company was chosen after a worldwide rigorous search for the best of providers.
The Mobility2U-Mobile Banking Solution will be deployed in three phases. Upon its completion, Al Rajhi Bank customers will be able to access their bank accounts and make transactions via their mobile phones without having to make any calls. The service will fully utilise SMS and Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) to make transactions like balance enquiry, fund transfer and purchase of pre-paid top-ups.
“With Mobility2U-Mobile Banking Solutions, our customers are able to conduct transactions from the comfort of their own mobile phone and are guaranteed safe and secure transactions as each mobile phone is accorded a mobile pin only made available to the user,” said Al Rajhi Bank CEO, Ahmad Rahman.
Security features include J2ME’s enterprise-level security encryption capability, which will prevent any attempts of fraud. It can also encrypt data flow from mobile devices to telco’s WAP gateways.
Saturday, 2nd August 2008 - The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: Mobile phone users in the Klang Valley may be able to get a taste of mobile number portability (MNP) by September, but the rest of the country will have to wait till end-October.
The original deadline for the implementation of the MNP is mid-August but Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) wants to wait to make sure all systems are integrated to avoid any technical glitches when MNP is implemented.
The 5th Business Excellence Awards, held on October 30th at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, was an outstanding success!
The awards, held bi-annually, has grown considerably since its inception in 2002 with this year’s submissions far exceeding our expectations. The MCBC’s Business Excellence Awards were initially designed to recognize the achievements and contributions of successful Canadian and Malaysian businesses and individuals as well as to meet the gap created between “Small Medium Enterprises” (SME) and larger organizations. However, the BEA also plays another important role – that of serving as a channel for identifying potential business opportunities in both Canada and Malaysia.
The Mobile Content Challenge (MCC) is a programme created for students of Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Malaysia to research and use new technologies to develop real world solutions for mobile telecommunications. This event is jointly organized by Maxis Communication Berhad, the Ministry of Energy, Water & Communications (KTAK) and the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (SKMM).
Bronze award: v1tix-Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Under a new plan backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the former Microsoft CEO's charitable organization, the mobile industry will be given a kickstart to give those in the developing regions their first bank account--on their mobiles.
The Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) scheme, also supported by mobile trade association the GSMA, aims to encourage operators and financial services companies to get mobile banking services out to the people who don't use bank accounts, as well as demonstrating the business case for doing so.
The project will see a $5 million fund set up to inspire the creation of mobile financial services for emerging markets and aims to back 20 banking projects mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given a $12.5 million grant to the MMU scheme.
According to a recent report by analysts Juniper Research, 150 million people will be using mobile banking by 2011. The MMU project hopes to get 20 million people previously without bank accounts using mobile financial services by 2012.
This article was originally published on silicon.com.
iSentric and SinChew-I Sdn Bhd have been working together with Maxis to launch a brand new product - MyMaxis Mobile News Wap Portal “Live.Out.Loud!” in February 2009 . Mobile users can download the hottest Chinese lifestyle and entertainment news on the web and mobile wap portal.
MAXIS Communications Berhad launched the Mobile Content Challenge for the third year running last Tuesday.
MCC 2009 – a collaboration between the company, the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) – is a contest in which students from institutes of higher learning build content and applications on the mobile platform.
Students with the most innovative content concepts will get the chance to create prototypes and commercially launch their winning applications with assistance from Maxis’ panel of content developer partners.
kindly visit the podcast link below to find out more on the interview of Mr Aaron Lee, iSentric's CEO at BFM89.9 on 13th November 2009.
We are pleased to announce that iSentric is one of the winners of the Enterprise 50 Award for 2009 and was ranked No.12 position from the 50 winners this year.
Enterprise 50 is a prestigious annual award programme organized by SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) and Deloitte Malaysia, with the supporting sponsorship by RHB Bank Berhad and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), to celebrate and highlight the achievements of enterprising homegrown companies that are well positioned for the future. 50 winners are selected from amongst the nominations received and the evaluation is based on key financial and non-financial factors. For more information, please visit www.e50.com.my.