Sixty-six information and technology (IT) products and services were honoured at the Sao Khue Awards 2013 in Hanoi on April 21.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the award, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son praised the Sao Khue programme’s contribution to the development of the software and IT industry.
The new industry’s turnover increased from US$50 million in 2002 to more than US$2.3 billion in 2012 with hundreds of high-qualified staff contributing considerably to the national process of industrialisation and modernisation.
Son expressed his hope that the programme will encourage organisations and individuals to further develop the national software and IT industry to help Vietnam become a strong IT nation in the near future.
The Sao Khue awards 2013 marked a sharp increase in the provision of IT products and services for the medical and education sectors. Products using cloud-computing show that domestic businesses are making great effort to catch up with the international IT industry.
The healthcare social network, Yton.vn, was rated as the most outstanding software product, picking up the “Five Star Sao Khue” title.
Yton.vn aims to create a medical bridge between citizens, doctors and medical experts who wish to share medical information about kinds of diseases and online-treatment.