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Running with Light
January 18th, 2010 | Posted by Pin

Speaking of Gen-Y, let us share some stories from the people working behind the scenes at 1.my. Customer satisfaction may be an organisation’s primary focus, but at 1.my, we don’t just focus on this; we also ensure that our clients are clear on what we’re doing behind the computer, and put our best efforts in sharing our know-how. We also look forward to learning things from our clients. In other words, we treat each client like a friend. Pin, the founder of this company, is known for attending to his clients/friends attentively and promptly.

Adrian and David - The Project Managers

Adrian and David - The Project Managers

Adrian and David, the Project Managers who form the core that drives 1.my’s website maintenance, not only do so at lighting speed, but are so dedicated they’re in cyberspace 24 hours a day.

Adrian works from almost everywhere

As an example of our fast response time, allow us to take one of our most prominent clients, Yinson Holding Berhad as an example. FYI, Yinson provides a comprehensive range of transportation and logistical services, as well as general warehousing facilities. Being a listed company, it is essential for them to update their company announcement system, and a few months back, we installed a Content Management System (CMS) for them to enable announcements by their employees. After making more than 10 announcements, they realised that there wasn’t a link to previous announcements. When they came to us with this issue, we solved the problem within an hour, and now it works perfectly, displaying all the relevant Bursa announcements.

In another success story, one of newest clients, Mr Shamaan, Managing Director of OGP Nova Sdn. Bhd., subscribed to our 99.9% uptime web hosting service. After we set up his corporate website, we quickly created three temporary pages with content from one of his power point presentations. After some time, Mr Shamaan wondered why he was unable to search for his website on search engines, although it was perfectly set up. We explained to him that newly created websites will be not be automatically indexed by search engines. To help in this issue, the web developer would have to set up meta tags for description and keywords, and submit the website URL to search engines. We did all this for him in an hour, and the team’s effort was rewarded with a thumb’s up from Mr Shamaan.

Other than our quick response time, we’re quite proud of the fact that we’re not like other web developers who are content with being passive. We’re proactive. Take our meeting with Maslow Trainers & Consultants, who are based in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.
They wanted us to meet up with their senior staff to discuss the development of a Human Resources (HR) Touch System.

Although we didn’t charge them for consultation, we shared a great deal with them at the meeting, including our goals, how the system will be set up, and we even discussed the benefits of online marketing. We believe that defining clear goals before trying out something new is vital to securing future ventures, while maintaining a hold on current businesses. Of course, in return, we learned a great deal from them too on how to manage human resources efficiently and effectively.

Another of our strengths is post-sales support, or after-sales support. For this, allow us to use our client, e-Suria from Petaling Jaya as an example. After we successfully set up the company’s blog using WordPress, we customised the theme to suit their corporate identity, and we also provided them with a tutorial on how to manage their blog with WordPress CMS.

At 1.my, we’re always there for our clients, so if you’re looking for tech support you can depend on, you know who to call.

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1.my on Gen-Y
January 5th, 2010 | Posted by Pin

I’m happy to say that we’ve recently gotten more positive feedback from our customers, and a particularly encouraging comment came from King You, one of our most prominent email clients. He says, “I find that it is a totally different and great experience working with you. It is a “Gen-Y” working model that we’re trying to adopt.” His use of the term “Gen-Y” really caught our attention, and I figured we should share our thoughts on the phenomenon. According to Wikipedia, Generation Y, also known as “Gen-Y,” or the Net Generation, describes a technically-literate and technologically-savvy demographic.

Born somewhere from the late 1970s to late 1990s, the people that make up Gen-Y are sensation driven, on-the-go in nature and innovative. Being part of the Information Age, they also have a knack of carrying tech trends or fads to their peers. I think there must be some truth in this, because otherwise, would Facebooking, Blackberries and iPhones be such big hits?

From Right: David, Adrian and Pin, in a meeting with Friends!

From Right: David, Adrian and Pin, in a meeting with Friends!

So how do we, at 1.my, see ourselves as being part of Malaysia’s Gen-Y? One of our writers, Adline A. Ghani speaks to 1.my’s founder, Pin, to get some answers:

1. Why do you sign off your emails using your nickname “Pin” rather than a more official system -generated template or no-name reply?

We want our customers to feel like they’re dealing with a person, a real human being. We’re customers too, and we hate writing to a company, say Air Asia, and getting a generic response from “Customer Support”. It’s impersonal. We like interacting directly with our customers. Using one’s real name or nickname is often the first step in breaking the ice. So far, people have responded well to this approach, so we’ve never looked back.

2. Your team only works 4 days a week; how do you cater to customer support during your off days?

We may not have customer support department, but what we have is an entire team that’s dedicated to dealing with customer support. Our response time is shown in real time, which motivates everyone to respond quickly to every ticket submitted by a customer. Then, our team is allowed access to our support system using their mobile phone or the web, and this allows us to deal with it anytime, everywhere. We also have an SMS alert system that informs us when a ticket has not been processed for more than 15 minutes. We could be singing karaoke, throwing a BBQ or rock climbing, but you can be sure we’ll answer to your needs right away.

3. You don’t have an office phone number, how do your customers contact you?

Oatmeal will tell you why he hates to call a support

Oatmeal will tell you why he hates to call a support

We used to think that every office must have a phone, but why? In my experience, trying to get help from customer support over the phone can be frustrating. In fact, some people would rather be punched in the testicles than calling for support. Thankfully, I’ve never had to resort to that, but it’s truly maddening when you have to spell your name out when it’s just “Pin,” like mine. “P for Penang, I for Ireland and N for Norway,” is that really necessary? I hate that, so without a phone number, our customers can simply fill up a support form on our website and things go very well indeed.

4. You spent months cycling around Europe, what happened to work?

Cycling in the Spring

Cycling in the Spring

I had my Dell Mini notebook with me, but I had some problems getting free Internet access there (we Malaysians are lucky to have free WIFI in most public places). I considered myself lucky whenever I got free WIFI access provided by The Cloud in McDonalds. The rest of the time, I worked from – the home of my CouchSurf host, guesthouse, homestay, etc. Skype is really useful, I must say.. It allows me to call customers directly at much lower costs. But, no matter how smart the technology is, the one and only challenge was the different time zones. I usually wake up to tonnes of unread emails in my inbox.

5. Your invoices don’t carry signatures and official stamps, what happens if a customer insists?

Many service providers generate invoices and assume that everyone will continue to use their services. We don’t, our customers decide what services they’d like to subscribe to and renew, and therefore they are free to generate their own invoices. Of course we have come across a few companies that have insisted on an official stamp on the invoice, to make our official invoice even more “official”. In those cases, we usually send them our stamps and they do the stamping themselves :)

6. Why is your website a blog?

Some of our friends laugh at us because we have a super plain website that doesn’t look like much of a website, particularly one that runs an email hosting business. Yet, we are proud of being able to update our website more frequently than everyone else, especially since we don’t have to spend time fiddling around with things like design.

7. You don’t have an office, so where do you guys work?

Bank + Old Town + Office

Bank + Old Town + Office

Believe it or not, we operate from Old Town Coffee and Starbucks. But frankly speaking, after a year-long trial of working from a SOHO, we’ve decided to open our own office very soon. It’ll be an incubator where we’ll host at least 6 more startup companies.

8. How does working with Gen-Yers like yourselves benefit customers?

Well, we asked ourselves questions like, “Why do we need to work 5 days a week?” and “Why do we need a stamp on the invoice?” Frankly, we’re not keen on office wear and filling up leave forms that have to be approved by bosses. Our working culture may be unconventional, but we’re consummate professionals and we get you results. We hope this inspires our customers, and together, we can affect change.

9. What sort of reading materials and movies do you guys like?

The team’s preferred reading is diverse and includes books like Small is the New Big, Googled, Harry Potter and Twilight, to graphic novels and tech magazines. We like movies like Avatar, Wall E, Lord of the Rings and lots more. Basically, all the geeky stuff out on the market.

10. What is the biggest hurdle for a company that wants o switch from being conventional to the Gen-Y mode?

The Gen-Y mode sounds free and easy, but I’d say the biggest challenge is – yourself. It took us years to switch modes to what we’re doing now. Imagine this, you can cut your phone line at anytime, but then you, your customers and team members will need to adapt to the change. You don’t do something like this overnight.

So there it is; our two cents worth on being a Gen-Yer. I must say that working with King You and his team has been great for us too, they’re very knowledgeable, and we truly appreciate all the support they’ve given us throughout 2009. Thank you for the inspiring us to talk about being part of Gen-Y King You! Here’s to us Echo boomers!

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Catching Up with Us
September 21st, 2009 | Posted by Pin

Our customers have long enjoyed exclusive updates from us via email, but we wish to share our know-how with even more people, especially those who deal with email facilities, domain names, websites and online businesses, in short – people like you!

Here’s a taste of the kind of information we hope to share with you when you subscribe to our newsletter:
1. Email Health Check the Layman Way
2. Slow Internet Connection Causes Email Problem
3. Pin’s Free Email Guide
4. Do You Need a Shopping Cart?

Who should subscribe?
1. People who work in an IT department
2. People who manage a website
3. Online business owners

Why should you subscribe? Our newsletter is:
1. Fun!
2. Not hard-selling
3. About sharing
4. Personalised
5. Not Spam!

To subscribe, simply send an empty email to subscribe@1.com.my

If you ever wish to unsubscribe, it’s as simple as sending an email to unsubscribe@1.com.my

If you’re a web developer or web design freelancer, you should also check this out:
A Friend of Web Developers

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A Friend of Web Developers
September 13th, 2009 | Posted by Pin

The biggest myth about 1.com.my is perhaps that we provide web design services, when we don’t.

No doubt we started our business by creating websites for our customers, but we couldn’t stop thinking about how we could do more for our customers and provide added value. That’s what has driven our company to be what we are now.

We’re also very fortunate to be able to work with a large group of web developers and web design freelancers without any conflict of interest. Here are a few examples of how we’ve worked with them:

1) Web developers hate pitching and making free mock ups, yet, it seems to be the only way to get a big project. It’s strange really, why is there always a limited budget for web design, but a huge one for billboards that stand next to a highway for only 6 months? There isn’t even a measurable or proven conversion for them.

Web BluePrint

That’s where Web BluePrint come in, as they help your customer indentify the goal of a revamp, and justify the cost of the development. The website is no longer a static brochure, but can be viewed as an ongoing marketing tool, which makes customers more willing to invest in the project.

2) The market often demands a total solution, which means a web developer needs to be the project manager, designer and programmer.

All specialty?

This is difficult to achieve. Try, for instance, to imagine a doctor who’s a specialist in everything from oncology to heart surgery. Near impossible, right? Additionally, without a specific focus, it is also difficult for a company to enhance their skills or specialise themselves in a particular area. That’s why web blueprints are the way to go. Register your profile

3) Many web developers have found that providing web hosting services for customers isn’t very profitable, that’s because web, email and domain name hosting is another speciliaised area.

Hosting referral partner for web developers

That’s why many web developers have now chosen to let us handle their web hosting customers directly. We bill and provide support and take over everything that’s related to hosting and domain names from them. At the same time, however, those web developers have also been able to sustain a recurring annual income through our referral programs. Join us now!

4) Developers can best accumulate their values by building their own online business, but what about funding, marketing issues etc.

Friends@1.com.my

If you need advice, we have an underground group where you can find quite a few solutions. Pin, the founder of 1.com.my, also writes regularly on web development, and runs several blogs, including websitesolution.com and emailhosting.com.my. We’ve also started an online travel website at www.a4trip.com. To write to Pin, drop him a message at: pin@1.com.my.

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Working with Web Designer Jamie Soon
September 13th, 2009 | Posted by Pin

Jamie’s approach to web design is definitely off of the beaten path. Not only does she use her own name as her website address (jamiesoon.com), but she always replies to your emails in a short but sweet fashion that makes you feel like you’re working with a friend, rather than a company. She’s definitely someone you can trust, and gives you peace of mind.

Jamie has been designing websites since 2001

Jamie has been designing websites since 2001

On her website, you’ll find her impressive portfolio and also interesting travel photos of the places she has explored. You can tell by looking at these that she’s a very passionate person and it definitely makes you feel like you want to work with her. She has also posted some interesting articles such as: ‘Getting the right colours for your design‘, ‘Why making changes is a good thing‘, and ‘Getting a website without spending money‘ – I think people may not understand the joke.

Camping in Gunung Nuang

Camping in Gunung Nuang

We’re proud to say that she’s now one of our hosting referrals. We’ve worked with her on many successful migrations, transferring her customers to our new hosting servers. Here’s what she has to say about our services:

“I am glad that I finally found an affordable hosting plan at 1.com.my. The hosting package is perfect for installing a blog and the price makes it more affordable for my clients who are starting small businesses or want to start a personal or non-profit site. It’s cheaper than other hosting plans because the email hosting is a separate package, but it’s no problem because my clients can use their Yahoo or Gmail email accounts. Not only is the price great, I’m impressed with the friendly service, fast response to my enquiries and the effort put in to get the new hosting is up as fast as possible. I highly recommend Pin and his team at 1.com.my!”

Thanks Jamie! It’s been a pleasure working with you too! So, if you’re on the lookout for a web designer/developer, do check out jamiesoon.com.

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The Unofficial About Us?
February 1st, 2009 | Posted by Pin

What’s the difference between your corporate website and Blogs?

Our corporate website is supposed to tell ‘good thing about us’. Our Blogs are generic, they are telling you how to choose a good web developer instead.

But, your corporate website looks like a Blog too?

Yes, it is built with WordPress, where you can find a place to leave your comment and find Posts sorted by categories in a plainest theme. It’s a Blog indeed, and it’s a website too :)

I tried to search for your company’s background and portfolio, and most importantly- your services. I can’t find it easily though. I clicked on online business, I clicked on website design. I still can’t find the info I want. Is it intentional? What are your rationale?

Put it this way, assuming you are looking for roses for your loved one. Most online florists will tell you what roses they have, prices, promotions- to convert you. Whereby, we’re selling flower too, but we want to share with you more about flower arrangement, what is flower food?, why you should remove those guard pedal?…

But web development is far more than just buying a gift. It’s a business, an online business. It is not something (I wish to), visitor can order online and get it up and running tomorrow. It’s not presenting you a Mockup to get your business. Your website must be remarkable- No, no website should be similar to yours. That is why, we have removed portfolios from our website while others are not :)

How much will you cost? (Ok, unfair question, skip this)

Hint, check out How much is eBay?

What’s next? I can’t find a phone number to call!

Help yourself, Download this Free Guide– Please bear with it. It is yet to be compiled nicely and proofreaded. Going to publish it soon when the author is not too busy with the cycling!

Forget about those boring school-text-book stuff, we have handpicked some interesting posts :)

1.my, after 6 years of waiting
Our Kumomo Cambodia Trip
A day in a4trip
Pin’s Jungle Book
Memorable experience
Ten Years Out: Website

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Passion to Web Design
November 6th, 2008 | Posted by Pin

We love web design, that is what we have been doing for the past 10 years. Customers asked us why we have a very plain corporate website? See, we are never enough trying new things, new design and creating new values for our customers. We are a growing company, through you will be surprised that you don’t find any phone number of our website, so as the office address. We are constantly changing, to serve you better and enjoy what we are doing.

This picture is real :)

This picture is real :)

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4 Day Work Week at 1.com.my
July 9th, 2008 | Posted by Pin

It’s official! After months of improvising process flows and reducing operation workloads, we are finally ready to start the 4-Day Work Week trial.

Yes, it’s going to mean that all employees at 1.com.my will only report to work 4 days in a week, Monday to Thursday. And there’s no requirement to “work from home” during the new 3-day long weekend. All other public holidays will still apply.

I’m not sure how many companies out there are already practicing this, but in light of the rising fuel price, this is one way we hope to reduce the toll on our staff. Besides, whoever said performance was related to the number of hours clocked in a week?

Also, starting 14th July, all enquiries should be forwarded directly via our 24/7 Online Enquiry Form. That would also mean that our telephone operators will no longer be operational. No fret though, the good old fax machine will still be on stand-by 24/7.

Why 4 Days?

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Sourcing Young Talent
June 30th, 2008 | Posted by Pin

Companies eye interns who fit in with their plans for the future.

by Sarah Chew, The Star

ASK a tertiary student undergoing internship about her experience, and she’ll either tell you that she had a horrible time, or know someone who did. “Horrible” could mean doing nothing but photocopying letters and making coffee, or dealing with draconian employers who worked her to the bone. Putting aside the sales pitch of tertiary institutions on the wonders of internships, what employers expect of interns can be quite different from what the rookies think they’re going in for.

1.com.my's having meeting:)
Website development company 1.com.my managing director Earnpin Lee (second from left) and sales manager Eisenhower Lee (middle) conduct training sessions with the company’s interns daily.

Interns can have many expectations, or none at all. Sometimes, what they expect can be way off the mark.

Take World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia, for example.

“Many interns join WWF because they want to see tigers,” says recruitment officer Khao Yen Ling. “But this is not a zoo. We’re only trying to protect the habitat of these animals.

“Besides, most of the time, it’s rare to spot tigers,” she adds.

Khao hopes that through internships, students will appreciate that they’re contributing to Mother Nature. It helps when they join WWF with an open mind, and a positive attitude.

“When we ask prospective interns about their expectations and why they want to intern with WWF, most just say that they need merit points for their university courses.”

She has another pointer for potential interns: understand what the company or organisation is about before applying. “I’ve come across a few who tell me, ‘Sorry, but what does WWF do?'”

Looking for a ‘fit’

For General Electric (GE), a “cultural fit” is important as the company is looking at hiring its Graduate Leadership Programme (GLP) interns, especially for entry-level jobs.

“When we started this programme, we had a few objectives,” says GE Malaysia human resource director Anusoorya Themudu. “First, we wanted to build a pipeline of people we could hire in the future. Second, we wanted to equip Malaysian students with the right knowledge and skills.”

“We look for a ‘fit’ because when we hire people, it’s for a career, not just a job. Candidates are expected to work across all the industries we deal with, so we want business acumen, executive presence and leadership quality.

“If I already have people who can ‘jive’ with our culture and had experience working with us, why would I look for someone else with no experience”? Anusoorya says, adding that GE aims to capture talent in the universities.

With that in mind, some companies have begun to treat interns like employees.

Website development company 1.com.my managing director Earnpin Lee and sales manager Eisenhower Lee opted for this after noticing that their interns were coming in late for work, or not feeling motivated – all because they were treated as cheap labour.

“In 2002, we gave our first batch of interns mundane tasks that we didn’t want to do,” Lee says. “We found if you treat them like robots, you get robot results.”

On the other hand, including them in projects fanned their passion and gave them a sense of belonging.

Although there are some inevitable instances when photocopying is part of the job, Anne Low of production house Popiah Pictures says her interns assume the same responsibilities as those of an assistant producer – they pick up costumes from sponsors, source for shoot locations, apply make-up on artists, handle equipment, and more.

“Learning things first-hand is the best way to get into the industry,” Low says.

KPMG staff partner and financial advisory services executive director Siew Chin Kiang is aware that some interns complain about being given boring work, but he advises them to adopt the right perspective.

“Many students are academically driven and expect to learn technical things. But they should focus on personal development, like the ability to network and establish relationships with seniors,” says Siew.

Interns are potential employees, and internship presents a unique opportunity to assess them, says KPMG human resources consultant Ivo van der Kleij.

From the hundreds who apply, potential candidates are chosen based on certain academic requirements and their co-curricular involvement. Next, they have to take numerical and language tests similar to those job seekers have to undergo.

But it’s not all work and no play, as KPMG also organises lunches, social meets and a comprehensive orientation programme.

“In the first week, we organise a lunch with partners and head of departments so the interns can get to know them. They also have training on risk management, so they don’t spend much time in the office,” says Van Der Kleij.

“In the first month, we have ‘night at the movies’. But before that, they’re involved in presentations and team building activities.”

Depending on an intern’s willingness and which company he or she works in, employers agree that there is always something to learn.

From his own observations, Eisenhower notes that interns and staff bond better in smaller companies as “they have to do everything”. However, in bigger companies, the former get to learn procedures, protocol, discipline and ways to climb up the corporate ladder.

Earnpin reveals that some interns return to his company upon graduation for career advice and tips on setting up their own businesses, knowing that he and Eisenhower had started 1.com.my after university.

Siew admits that it is easier to feel lost in a big company as the interns have to make new friends and pick up new skills amidst a data overload. In a small company, they benefit from having seniors who have time to mentor them.

But there are some things that you can only learn in a big company like KPMG, he adds.

“Sure it may be tougher here, but you learn to be disciplined and to adapt to different conditions. In a multinational firm, you can also acquire skills to help you find work abroad.”

Siew finds that some interns join small firms with the hope of being exposed to more skills. But when they enter a big firm, they have difficulty adapting.

Another advantage of a big company is that students will probably be part of a structured internship programme, instead of being left to themselves.

GE’s GLP runs for three to six months. It takes in students who not only meet certain academic and co-curriculum requirements but also carry themselves well when presenting business case studies, or when conducting interviews before a panel of leaders.

And instead of interns, these students are called GLPs.

‘Meaty’ assignments

During the internship, there are training sessions and roundtable meetings with top leaders, a tour of the GE factory and full immersion into the company culture – which includes being involved in the GE Olympics, an in-house sporting event, and GE Volunteers, whereby each GLP is required to lead a project.

“In this company, we give the GLPs ‘meaty’ assignments that usually people with five or six years’ experience would do,” Anusoorya adds. For a non-government agency like WWF Malaysia, the internship experience hinges more on its niche area – environmental conservation – than the organisation’s size.

Khao explains that WWF interns, mostly from public universities, are engaged in various activities, from setting up camera traps in the jungle and tagging turtles to writing articles, depending on what they’re studying and their project team leaders.

“Conservation is very unique as interns get to deal with issues on the ground. For example, they get to see what happens to trees felled to make tables.”

Low says Popiah Pictures takes in four batches of interns each year to help with productions. These groups of three to four usually comprise media or broadcasting students.

“Now that our productions have increased, we bring in extra hands to reduce the costs and take some work pressure off us,” she says.

The same goes for other small set-ups like 1.com.my, where interns are a welcome help. They get to create websites and advertisement-booking platforms, travel guides and an e-visa system, and are exposed to marketing, design, programming and operations,

Eisenhower is quick to point out that they have six permanent employees, and “although interns help out with the work, we don’t really need them to function.

“One reason we take them is talent sourcing. Also, it’s easy to mould them – almost all our permanent staff are former interns.”

Popiah Pictures and 1.com.my give their interns an allowance of about RM300 monthly. On top of that, there are hidden costs involved.

“Interns are not cheap!” says Siew, whose company pays them RM800 a month.

“There is significant investment of our time in terms of orientation and training. Then there are the mistakes we have to correct when they work with our clients.”

For KPMG, which takes in about 200 interns a year, mostly for its audit department, the internship programme serves as a source for the next generation of employees.

Earnpin thinks the effort he puts in to train interns is worth it. But he has friends who disagree.

“I talked to those in another company and they said, ‘No, interns won’t help us,’ because they’ve had bad experiences.”

It’s not always the interns who are to blame, he adds. Sometimes, the culture of a company does not suit having interns.

Low observes that these days, some students lack what it takes to make it in the ‘real world’. They cannot cope, even with constant guidance during their internship. She has also had parents calling her up to complain that she was overworking their children.

Her production interns are literally “thrown into the deep end”; they have to put in occasional 14-hour workdays – which is what the TV and film industry is about.

When interns consistently under-perform, Low has had to pull them out of projects and let them handle menial work.

“Ideally, employers should not relegate interns to mundane tasks, but some of them just keep messing things up!” she quips. For the record, interns have crashed her company vehicles and lost laptops and important props.

However, she recounts with pleasure her experience with an ideal intern.

“The girl joined us recently on a small production. She had initiative and wonderful enthusiasm – she would give us feedback and bring props from home.

“During the long hours (of filming), she never complained. That makes a big difference to us.”

This article could be found at http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2008/6/29/education/1489150&sec=education

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New Blogs to Feast Your Eyes On
March 12th, 2008 | Posted by Pin

1.com.my is pleased to introduce six new blogs that are now available for viewing. These blogs are focused on the world of online business and contains advice, tips, tutorials, experiences, and anything interesting that happens online. From the simple things like selling web domains to the complex issues of setting up an outlook express. Below are the six blogs that contain these and many more items that you may find useful.

The first blog on the list, websitesolution.com, details the many experiences of Earnpin Lee, a member of the 1.com.my team. In this blog, he records down various escapades, foreign and domestic, of just about anything he comes across that has to do with the online world. In it he also offers short and simple advice of how to run online matters in a more appropriate and effective manner. In this blog he also gives his comments on websites he has visited.

In webdesigning.com.my the focus is strictly on the many facets of web design trends. It allows for web designers to share their experiences, artworks, and designs techniques to help spur the creativity and passion in people who have the flair for web designing. It is a blog that is always eager to talk about modern web design trends and any comments or suggestions given will be welcomed.

Emails for some can be a simple as a few clicks, while for others it can be a complicating muddle that involves setting up mail servers, routers, domain names, and what not that is entailed. Emailhosting.com.my is for people who find themselves in either category. It offers tips and tricks to send, receive, and organize emails that people with email related problems may just find useful.

For anyone interested in online marketing, highconversion.org will be a blog of interest to him or her. The blog offers tips and advice on what to do and what not to do to make one’s online marketing experience a positive one.

If you’re a multimedia guy and are interested in successful recipes in flash, multimedia, and print design, then you may want to pay a visit to designrecipes.org. You may bump into some recipes that that you and others will never forget.

No one needs to tell you that technical stuffs make for bad entertainment. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the technical guy is the same. At technicalguy.org readers will find technical language made easy. Be it a web server setup or a configuration of a virtual server, the Technical Guy is there to help.

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Launching 1.my
February 17th, 2008 | Posted by Pin

We are about to launch one of the shortest web superbrand in Malaysia- www.1.my (one dot my).

After a bit of technical glitch at the beginning of the year with the registrar, we are finally awarded the domain name on 15th February 2008. It was a six-year-long wait.

To commemorate this auspicious event, the team has been busy preparing for a new outlook, which will combine our years of experience of building web presence and applying our knowledge in building a highly conversion-able website.

One of the major design considerations is the use of Category or Tagging. This will help readers check out all the issues that is currently discussed at 1.my while also not forgetting issues that are less discussed, but no less important.

Also added this round is a new column that retrieves feeds from our developers’ blogs.

Another feature that we are quite happy with is the new “Contact Us” form, where we put the “Single Contact Point” principle into practice. This basically means that we understand that clients don’t care which channel they are going through, they just need a solution and they need it fast. This new Contact Us page will do just that, let the client specify their reason of contacting us in the shortest steps, and then we’ll do our best to reply them in record time.

All pages are designed in such a way that they are all stand-alone pages, where each pages are independent of one another. In an era where search engines dominated the web traffic, creating successful landing pages becomes a more viable strategy.

With all that said, we do hope that you can give us a piece of your mind on what you think about our latest change!

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Web Design, the Malaysia Way
November 14th, 2007 | Posted by Pin

“Give me a quotation, don’t give me the reason”

This is the Blog about sharing our web design experience over the years. It cracks our head for years before we understand how the web design should work :)

Visit Web Design Blog

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Make Weso Great !
February 13th, 2007 | Posted by Pin

Jim Collins # 1 best seller Good to Great presents elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least 15 years.

Ask these questions: What you are deeply passionate about…What you can be the best in the world at…What drives your economic engine…

Good-to-Great signs

Follow a pattern of buildup to breakthrough

Confront the brutal facts to see clearly what steps must be taken to build momentum

Attain consistency

Follow the pattern of disciplined people

Harness appropriate technologies to accelerate momentum

Make major acquisitions after breakthrough to accelerate momentum

Make the momentum of the flywheel infectious

Let results do most of the talking

Maintain consistency over time

Sustainable transformation follow a prdictable pattern of buildup and breakthrough. Like pushing on a giant, heavy flywheel… With persistent pushing in a consistent direction over a long period of time, the flywheel builds momentum, eventually hitting a point of breakthrough.

Dr YL Lee (ashmann@gmail.com)

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In the Hunt for Investors
January 15th, 2007 | Posted by Pin

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Most commercial online systems come and go without making much of an impact. Only a handful could manage to stand out, as others were either unsuccessful, falling short of expectations, or simply infeasible. Because of this, 1.com.my is venturing into an area previously unbeknownst to us – creating our very own online system.

We would like to extend our most heartfelt appreciation to Datuk Arif, former CEO of Multimedia Development Corporation. His impressive track record and contribution to the realization of Multimedia Super Corridor will provide invaluable input and guidance to us. Datuk’s involvement in this project has given us the knowledge much needed to spur the project towards better commercialization.

1.com.my is currently in negotiations with a number of prospective investors that do not only share our vision, but also recognize the potential growth and are keen to be part of this next big thing.

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