Business software provider SAP Asia Pacific Japan and Vietnam's information and communication company FPT Corporation on Thursday announced a new strategic partnership. FPT joins SAP's Services Partner Program under the agreement, which would be "an important step for FPT to accelerate its expansion into Southeast Asia and Japan," both companies said in a joint statement. … [Read more...] about SAP partners with Vietnam tech firm FPT Corp.
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SAP, a global market leader in enterprise application software, announced Tuesday the grand opening of its new office in Vietnam, which SAP says is currently the largest among its emerging markets. The new unit, which the global firm calls SAP Asia Vietnam, is located at Gillimex Building, 24 Phan Dang Luu Street, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. "We believe Vietnam is one of the most dynamic markets in South East Asia," SAP Vietnam country manager Srinivas Adimulam said at the office launch. "The opening of the new office will help us to better accommodate our ambitious growth strategies and enable SAP to commit further investments in Vietnam, to tap into the country's vast economic and human resources potentials and to help Vietnamese businesses achieve greater successes faster," he added. Vietnam now is the largest among the emerging markets of Germany-based SAP, according to him. The establishment of the office came after four years through which SAP has attained … [Read more...] about SAP launches Vietnam office and R&D lab, connects universities
Although Vietnamese culture is heavily influenced by India and China, it is still quite distinct. Stretch your eyes beyond the S-shape of Viet Nam to the north of the Yangxi River in China, or to the west until the Indian northeast state of Assam, or eastward to the Philippines waters, Hawaii and even Madagascar in Africa, or southward to the Pacific Islands, and it is not difficult to see landscapes and people similar to that of Viet Nam. More surprises might well be unveiled if one undertakes a deeper exploration. In fact, if one goes back into history until the prehistoric times, one would find out that this region was a unique and undivided culture-historical area. Inhabitants of this region were the masters of a civilisation with distinct shades of colour compared with two other civilisations in its vicinity, ie. the Chinese civilisation in the North and the Indian civilisation in the South, despite the deep influences that both civilizations have had in Southeast Asia. Today, … [Read more...] about Vietnam – a microcosm of Asian culture
Island divers lack proper treatment for 'the bends' Decompression sickness, or " the ben ds", was a common and dangerous condition among Vietnamese fishermen who relied on deep sea diving to make their living but few hospitals had the ability to treat it effectively, health experts have said. Decompression sickness occurred following a sudden drop in the surrounding pressure when deep-sea divers ascended too quickly from a dive, said Dr Khuong Van Chu, deputy director of the Naval Medical Institute, which is located in northern Hai Phong port city. As they ascended to the surface and the pressure decreased, nitrogen formed bubbles in the blood and tissues which caused severe pain and possibly paralysis or even death, he said. A survey conducted on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago showed that six out of every 33 divers suffered from decompression sickness but few received proper first aid and treatment. Bui Van Van, a deep sea diver on Con Dao Island in southern Ba Ria-Vung … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 4/11
Tran Viet Anh is taking a trip across Southeast Asia by bicycle in order to raise money for charity.The funds collected will be used to purchase five tons of rice to help the Vietnamese community living in floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia, on the upcoming occasion of the Lunar New Year.Beginning on February 16, Vietnam’s Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration in a year.The 25-year-old, who started the journey on December 1 in Hat Yai, Thailand, has arrived in Bandung, Indonesia, completing about one-third of his trip. He plans to travel around Southeast Asia for 60 days.For a guy on the road with a bicycle, the places he stays at night vary.“I’ll sleep there as long as there is a roof, In Malaysia, I sleep at Islamic mosques. In Indonesia, I sleep at the desa [an administrative village] to get to know the villagers, or look for those who could let me camp.”Anh shared one recent story involving staying at a person’s … [Read more...] about Vietnamese guy cycles across Southeast Asia to raise charity funds