MSC MALAYSIA APICTA AWARDS 2017 - CATEGORIES

1) Best of e-Learning


This Award is presented to the most innovative nomination for developing ICT solutions for the delivery of e-Learning.

Any application of software and/or hardware that serves the needs of learners to acquire knowledge and skills through information and communication technologies; used in schools, universities, other educational institutions and corporations through interactive, personalized and distributed learning resources; creating active e-learning communities, target models and solutions.

 

2) Best of e-Government and Public Sector

 

This Award is presented for outstanding ICT innovation dedicated to delivering improved government and public sector service delivery or other electronic initiatives to the community.

Any application software, hardware or its combination that enable cost efficient, effective and transparent government and public sector services. Such services can be offered by government institutions (e.g. a government department), government funded/owned organizations (e.g. a national/city airport), or government licensed organizations (e.g. an organisation providing mass transportation, or a public utility such as power or water).

 

3) Best of e-Inclusion and e-Community


This Award is presented to the most innovative nomination for developing ICT solutions that support communities and bridge the digital divide.

Any application of software and/or hardware developed wiht the aim to promote the rights and needs of particular groups; or to improve the wellbeing, quality of life and stardard of living of the community, with the ultimate intent to bridge the digital divide.

 

4) Best of e-Health and Well-being


This Award is presented to the most innovative ICT solution that supports superior outcomes across the broad spectrum of services and activities delivered by healthcare professionals.

Any application software, hardware or its combination that relates to the broad spectrum of services provided to individuals or communities by a health care system or by professionals to promote, maintain, monitor, or restore health and wellbeing.

 

5) Best of Security


This Award is presented to the most innovative nomination for developing ICT solutions for security systems applications.

Any application of software and/or hardware that is related to authentication, encryption, intruder detection, antivirus, anti spyware, data and/or system protection.

 

6) Best of Communications Applications


This Award is presented to the most innovative nomination for developing outstanding communications technologies or for developing ICT solutions that make creative use of communications technologies.

Any application of software and/or hardware that is related to the transmission of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, voice, video, data, or intelligence of any nature by digital or analog, electromagnetic or electronic signals through existing and emerging media (e.g., radio, telephone, television, facsimile, SMS, MMS, GPRS, Internet, WiFi, WiMax,3G, Bluetooth, RFID).

The application must be developed specifically for Communications Industry and it is not appropriate and difficult to be converted and used by other industry.

 

7) Best of Industrial Applications


This Award is presented to the most innovative nomination for developing solutions that support the industrial sector, including manufacturing processes.

Any application of software and/or hardware required by engineering automation to increase its process performance of creating products and services, to improve efficiency and productivity e.g. Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), optimization devices and system, process effectiveness monitoring tools, data acquisition software, SCADA, process and discrete manufacturing, oil and gas, etc.

 

8) Best of Retail and Supply Chain Management


This award is presented to the most innovative nomination for an ICT solution that enhances retail and supply chain related activities.

Any integrated application software that addresses, support and enables the business process of planning, implementation, controlling the efficient and effective flow, transaction, storage and delivery of goods and services, resources planning, and structured data flows from the point of origin to point of consumption in order to meet customer requirements and equally addressing business issues and requirements of the retail industry. However please take note that the Retail Application must be, as far as possible, a fully integrated and distributed system that encompass the following modules, namely, POS for Store Management, Centralized Head Office for Merchandising, Inventory Control, Procurement, Accounting & Warehousing and encompassing Supply Chain Management offerings. Over and above this both CRM and Business Intelligence (BI) for Retail would add value but not necessary for this purpose.

 

9) Best of Financial Applications


This Award is presented to the most innovative nomination for developing ICT solutions that support the financial sector and various financial related business processes in an enterprise.

Any application of software and/or hardware that is related to the process of transferring and managing capital or funds, or monetary related entities within or across the enterprise. Such are applications for the banking, insurance, stock exchange, and multi finance industries.

 

10) Best of Media and Entertainment Technology


This Award is presented to the best ICT innovation delivering superior outcomes in the media and entertainment industries. Any application software, hardware, or its combination that relates to the process of combining text, sound, pictures, and videos, to create a diversion that holds the attention (entertainment), in the form of multimedia, Infotainment, Immersive and interactive e.g. the technology innovation to develop advanced human characterization and socialization. Including in this category is the application aforementioned through internet medium and mobile devices delivery.

Any application software, hardware or its combination that provides management and technical support to the news, entertainment and marketing industry such as television broadcasting, radio broadcasting, cinema, live entertainment, publishing, newspaper, and internet news.


*This category does not include computer/mobile games, animated or computer-generated features or movies.


11) Best of Tourism and Hospitality


This Award is presented to the most innovative nomination for developing ICT solutions for support of the tourism and hospitality industry.

Any application of software and/or hardware for the service based industries such as transport, food and beverage, tours, souvenirs, accommodation, health tourism, culture, adventure or simply escape and relaxation.

 

12) Best of Applications and Infrastructure Tools


This award is presented to the most innovative nomination for the development of applications and infrastructure tools.

Any software program that operates hardware, increases the efficiency of systems , measures and/or monitor system usage and performance. Any software program that provides for data access/retrieval, data manipulation (eg.sort/merge), data management, data warehousing and program design/development. It includes all database management system (DBMS) software; decision-support and executive information system (EIS) programs; spreadsheet programs; front-end and back-end CASE tools; and emerging areas like cooperative processing and/or object management application development tools.

 

13) Best of Research and Development (R&D)


This Award is presented to the most outstanding ICT R&D project.

Any ICT research and creation, to discover and invent new knowledge, products, processes, and services or to create new and improved products, processes, and services required by market needs. It can be a prototype, or a completed product commercialized for a less than a year and with no customer installations yet.

 

14) Best of Start-up Companies


This Award is presented to the most entrepreneurial ICT company, the incorporation date of which must not be earlier than 3 years from 1st April of the year of the Awards.

 

15) Best of Tertiary Student Project - Software / Hardware

 

This Award is presented to the most innovative ICT software and or hardware project from students of Institutions of Higher Learning.

Any ICT project that is conducted by a student or a group of students who are formally enrolled in an institution of higher-learning, such as college or university, excluding Master and Doctorate programs.

 

16) Best of Tertiary Student Project - Creative Multimedia


This Award is presented to the most innovative creative multimedia project from students of Institutions of Higher Learning.

Any ICT project that is conducted by a student or a group of students who are formally enrolled in an institution of higher-learning, such as college or university, excluding Master and Doctorate programs.

 

17) Best of Secondary Student Project


This Award is presented to the most innovative ICT project (eg: web-based, creative multimedia, etc.) from secondary school students.

Any ICT project that is conducted by a student or a group of students from a secondary school in Malaysia.

 

18) Best of Sustainability and Environment Technology

 

This Award is presented to the most innovative ICT solution that addresses sustainability issues and offers value on economy, environment and society.

The application of any, or a combination, of software, hardware, processes, products or services which address sustainability issues inclusive of, but not limited to, climate change, environmental conservation and impact and/or environmental initiatives such as life-cycle management, resource management, carbon emission reduction, carbon credit trading, environmental performance monitoring or renewable energy management. Sustainability is measuring metrics based on economic, environmental and social outcomes.

 

19) Best of Primary Student Project


This Award is presented to the most innovative ICT project (eg: web-based, creative multimedia, etc.) from primary school students.

Any ICT project that is conducted by a student or a group of students from a primary school in Malaysia.

 

20) Prime Minister's "Best of the Best" Award

 

This Award is presented to the best of the Winners from the industry categories above.

This Award is presented to the most innovative ICT solution that addresses sustainability issues and offers value on economy, environment and society.