Sunday, March 9, 2008

Chapter 8: Projects Rolling On

This chapter told us about Skali for the first project NeoFission at year 2000. Trinity Network is first customer was using NeoFission where is basic information website for small company. After one year, they have got high-profile project from OIC Networks in OIC Exchange website. The purpose of the website was to bridge the Muslim communities within the Organisation of Islamic Conference countries, hence increasing interconnectivity among OIC individuals, corporations and government bodies. The reason why Skali choose was they have everything what OIC Networks want. Besides that, they have proposition unique.

Another customer is Malaysian Airports. Malaysian Airports are the most important customer because Malaysian Airports is shareholder. At year 2002, Skali won a RM3 million contract to build a website for the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). That was a tough one to tender for because there were about 30 other competitors bidding for the same project. But Skali have a big problem because EPF don’t want a basic website. EPF want to be interactive where members could log on to make changes to their addresses and other personal details.

But Skali can solve a problem. It is because they have experience about Malaysian Airports before it . But Skali have a big problem where they have don’t enough money. They have try approached a few commercial banks for the loan but the banks didn’t gave that loan. But Skali have lucky. It is because the Ministry of Finance had come up with Malaysian Debt Ventures (MDV), a project funded by the Japanese government to help local technology projects gain access to project financing capital. They have got it.

One project that Skali lost is Malaysian Airlines. Skali didn’t have the project because it involved building many components that Skali didn’t specialize in. Another project that Skali lost out on was the Putrajaya website.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Chapter 7: Finding a Solution

This chapter explained about Tengku Farith finds out the solution for Skali. First, he tell about Skali have developed their own portal at 1997. They have needed Content Management System (CMS). The CMS can be easy all of data from various content partners. At the same time, they have a financial problem where they have must good decision. The decision are they have using Open Source platform for develop that system. Exactly, the decision is very good for their company. It is because they have accepted deal from the government and private company.

They have also suggested a deal to Media Digital Alliance (MDA), the CMS project who is handle by Ivan Hoo and Megat Husni. The early version of CMS who developed by Ivan and Megat was using for When the product developed and improved, Skali have combined new features in their portal. is a trial for new CMS program which branded NeoFission.

In the middle year 1999, they have got a pretty mature project. At the August of 1999,they entered into the payment gateway business via a joint venture with a company called Camtech Asia IT&T. Their contract with AltaVista has been ending at March 2000 and they did not to renew it.

But this chapter, I’ve learned something. It is sound like “One of the things any business owner must learn is to let go of ties that are no longer working. I know this sounds very ruthless, but it is the most practical way to get on in life and career. Like a romance gone sour, we had to look deep within us to see where we had gone “wrong”, and in the end we parted ways.”

Skali are one of leader for Open Source. The portal first in Malaysia are using PHP programming for Skali also. At the 2001, they have a detail report about Open Source industry to government and they have good luck. It is because the government who is leader by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohammad received their report.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Sydney is the most populous city in Australia. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales, and is the site of the first European colony in Australia. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast. The city is built around Port Jackson, which includes Sydney Harbour, leading to the city's nickname, "the Harbour City". Sydney is a major international tourist destination notable for its beaches and twin landmarks: the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world which reflects its role as a major destination for immigrants to Australia. According to the Mercer cost of living survey, Sydney is Australia’s most expensive city, and the 21st most expensive in the world.
The city has played host to numerous international sporting, political and cultural events, including the 1938 British Empire Games, 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2003 Rugby World Cup. In September 2007, the city hosted the leaders of the 21 APEC economies for APEC Australia 2007, and in July 2008 will host World Youth Day 2008.
~28 February 2008, 4.50pm~


London which is located in England is the capital and largest urban area of the United Kingdom. At its core, the ancient City of London, to which the name historically belongs, still retains its limited mediaeval boundaries; but since at least the 19th century the name "London" has also referred to the whole metropolis which has developed around it. In light of this, the city has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world which has increased over the years due to the city's economic growth. London boasts four World Heritage Sites these are Palace of Westminster, the Tower of London, the historic settlement of Greenwich, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
London's most popular sport (for both participants and spectators) is football. London has thirteen League football clubs, including five in the Premier League (Arsenal, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea), plus a further eight in the remaining three divisions (Barnet, Brentford, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Dagenham & Redbridge , Leyton Orient, Millwall and Queens Park Rangers), plus countless non-league and amateur football teams. The city has the largest number of professional teams in the world.

~28 February 2008, 4.20pm~

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My Hobbies...

Salam… Today I want to talk about hobby. Everyone have a hobby and they have many difference hobby. For me, I have many hobbies that I’m doing when I’m bored. First, I like reading. I don’t know why I like reading. I think I like reading came from my family influence. It is because my brother and sister like reading. In my family house, we have many rack of book and can call a small library. We have many books including sports, educational, magazine and others. All of my siblings like reading. For me, books and we all can’t be separate. Most of that book we buy and given from someone.

The magazine I like is Jelita and Wanita. The reason why I choose both of magazine is that content of magazine about woman exactly. Besides that, the content of magazines including about health, beauty, fashion and etc. But one thing I like it is I’ve got the information where I can using when I’m needed. Others, that magazine have cooking recipes although I’m not very good in cooking. But I promise to myself where I’m must very good in cooking one day. But I’m not sure when that time coming. For me, the women must to know how to cooking not to anybody but to themselves.

Okay, now I return to my first hobbies. Other than that, I like many of other reading materials also. Example, newspaper. Why I’m like this? Because I want to know what happen around the global. About the latest news including politics, sports, entertainment and etc. In a month, I must buy newspaper once. If I can’t read newspaper, I have another alternative. I can get from television, radio or internet. Meanwhile, another example are the book can give me knowledge. For me, knowledge is very important. Another example is novel also. I will read that if I’m not busy and released from problem. The publisher novel I like are Creative Enterprise Sdn. Bhd (CESB) and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP). Among the novels I like are Bila Sena Kembali Berbunga 1 &2, Kau Laksana Bulan and The series of Harry Potter. That’s all about my first hobbies, reading. I have another two hobbies and I will continue another writing. Thank you for your attention.

~20th February 2008, 12.45pm~

Sunday, February 17, 2008

About Me...

Salam… My name is Siti Fatimah binti Mohd Mustapha. I'm coming from Bandar Ketengah Jaya, Terengganu. Do you know where Ketengah Jaya is located? That place are located in one district calling Dungun. Dungun is one of place the biggest in Terengganu. You can find that place with using Terengganu map’s. Ketengah Jaya is one of place under KETENGAH. KETENGAH stand for Lembaga Kemajuan Terengganu Tengah and is one of subsidionary FELDA (Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan).

I was borned in Ketengah Jaya at 1st September 1984. Now I’m already 24 this year. I have 10 siblings; 5 boys and 5 girls and I’m of six. My father working a settler FELDA. His age 59 years old. Although his ages over an half of century, he still strong and like fishing. My mother as fully housewife and her age 53 years old. My hobbies is reading, listening to musics and watching the television. My favourite food is laksa and drink is lime either cold or hot and also sky juice. I like sports especially football. The club football I like is Liverpool and local team of course my state, Terengganu. My favourite player is ex-Liverpool and also England, Michael Owen. I like this sport when I’m in Standard Six in primary school. Until now, I like this sport almost 12 years old.

~17 February 2008, 12.30 pm~