Kementerian Pembangunan Sumber dan Kemajuan Teknologi Maklumat sebagaimana yang diumumkan nama barunya oleh Ketua Menteri Sabah pada 20 Mac 1999, merupakan Kementerian yang sebelum ini dikenali sebagai Kementerian Pembangunan Sumber dan Perusahaan. Kementerian ini diwujudkan pada 17 November 1995. Jabatan dan agensi yang diletakkan di bawah tanggungjawab Kementerian adalah:-
- i. Jabatan Pembangunan Sumber Manusia (JPSM);
- ii. Unit Kemajuan IT Negeri;
- iii. Sabah Energy Corporation;
- iv. SSTC (Sabah Skills & Technology Centre);
Tumpuan aktiviti-aktiviti Kementerian, Jabatan dan Agensi di bawahnya pada ketika ini adalah:
- A. Pembangunan Sumber Manusia
- B. Pembangunan IT
- C. Pembangunan Sumber Semula Jadi
The State Computer Services Department started its operations on 1 January 1977 under the purview of the Ministry of Finance. It’s main headquarters is situated at Wisma Kewangan, Kota Kinabalu with five branches located respectively in Sandakan, Tawau, Keningau, Kota Marudu and Beaufort. As an effort to further extend its service delivery, the ICT Support Group also known as KSIT have been established in various ministries and department. To date there are 13 KSITs strategically located, mainly throughout Kota Kinabalu area. The main service core is to provide all aspects of computerisation services. In addition to that, the department also administers the pool of ICT personel in the state public service, The main scope of its services, covers the ministries, departments and statutory bodies of Sabah State Government.
Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) is the regulator for the converging communications and multimedia industry. The role of the SKMM is to implement and promote the Government’s national policy objectives for the communications and multimedia sector via Kementerian Tenaga, Air dan Komunikasi (KTAK). SKMM is also charged with overseeing the new regulatory framework for the converging industries of telecommunications, broadcasting and on-line activities.
Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia issues licences under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, the Postal Services Act 1991 and the Digital Signature Act 1997. Apart from licensing, Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia also subject to establish the powers, functions for Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia and powers and procedures for the administration of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 including to manage National Spectrum, enforce, economic regulation, monitor of non-compliances by licensees (i.e. anti-competitive behaviour) and social regulation (including education and awareness programs).
Consumer protection is a significant feature in the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 where the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission is committed in ensuring consumers enjoy choice and satisfactory level of services at affordable price, benefit through provisioning of necessary services and effective handling of complaints. As such, Industry Forums may be designated to register any agreements or standards decided under the provision of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998:
- Consumer Forum (www.cfm.org.my)
- Content Forum (www.cmcf.org.my)
- Access Forum (www.mafb.com.my)
- Technical Standards Forum (www.mtsfb.org.my)
PIKOM Sabah Chapter was officiated by the Minister of Resource Development & Information Technology, YB Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai on 09 January 2009. PIKOM works to improve the business climate in the interests of all its member companies and to promote industry growth in line with national aspirations.
PIKOM's members include:
- Suppliers of equipment in computing and telecommunications
- Software developers and suppliers
- Providers of professional and educational ICT services
- Network operators
- Suppliers of value added services in ICT
PIKOM's focus is based on the following key strategies:
- Advocacy and promotion.
- Networking both with other PIKOM members, and with the wider business community and Government.
- Growing Membership Services.
- Using PIKOM global networks to assist exporters and to facilitate technology transfer.
Sabah Net came into existence in November 1996. As an authorized Managed Service Provider (MSP) in system and network security management, Sabah Net has played an important role in assisting the Government of Sabah to realize its vision of Information Technology Master Plan (ITMP) into reality. The statewide Intranet - Sabah.Net is actively supported by Sabah Net in managing, monitoring and enhancing the quality of the service.
Products & Services:
Managed System & Network Services
Managed Security Services
Application Multimedia Design & Development
Sabah Computer Society is a Non Governmental Organisation, registered with the Registrar of Societies in 19th November 1979. It has been actively promoting ICT awareness and literacy to the people of Sabah together with the State Government or any other organisation. Amongst others, the objective of the Society is to foster an informed public opinion regarding computation and computing machinery and techniques related thereto.
Sabah West Coast Techpreneur Association (SATA) was formed by a group of young Malaysian Techpreneurs to develop and help other Techpreneurs in the development of the Technology Economy in Sabah, Malaysia.