KUALA LUMPUR: Some 73% of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) do not use information communication technology (ICT) in conducting their businesses.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the usage of ICT by SMEs still remained low even though the adoption of such technology was a sure way to boost innovation.
"Malaysia is ranked among the top countries in the usage of smartphones.
"However, it is rare for companies to tap into ICT to solve problems," he said after launching the ParkAide application at a hotel here on Tuesday.
Dr Wee, who is also MCA deputy president, said a vast majority of companies have yet to use e-banking in paying the salaries of their employees.
"In some companies, if there are 30 employees, then 30 cheques will be issued," he noted.
On another matter, Dr Wee commended the 25 prominent Malay leaders and civil servants for their stand on wanting a moderate Malaysia.
"It is high time we look into issues and address them in a moderate way, without confrontation," he added.