Malaysian and Singaporean companies in broad ICT partnership

  • Digiland in MoU with NTT MSC for BDA, cloud, e-govt, healthcare business
  • Both share the common vision that big data is the new normal
Malaysian and Singaporean companies in broad ICT partnership

SINGAPORE-based New Silkroutes Group’s technology arm Digiland Pte Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia-based telecoms firm NTT MSC Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s NTT Communications Corp.
In a statement, New Silkroutes, listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), said the focus of the MoU will be on three key areas:

  • Big data analytics, business intelligence reporting and dashboard solutions;
  • Cloud services focusing on e-government applications, facilities and real estate management solutions, healthcare informatics and management systems; and
  • Energy management and conservation solutions.

NTT MSC and Digiland share the common vision that big data is the new normal and there is an immediate need to build and grow such capabilities for intelligent exploitation of these data, New Silkroutes said in its statement.
The partnership will further extend Digiland's leadership as the preferred provider of analytics and information management services and solutions for improved decision-making, it claimed.
With NTT MSC’s global network and capabilities and Digiland's proven experience in delivering end-to-end large business solutions to enterprise clients, the solutions offered by the MoU will represent a complete suite of valuable services to help organisations meet their intelligent exploitation gaps, it added.
The two companies claimed their solutions and services will enable corporations to maintain their competitive edge; and governments to leverage off ICT, network infrastructure and big data to better plan and deploy Smart City initiatives in national development programmes.
“We believe this collaboration with Digiland will bring about a suite of compelling solutions that will give our clients an extra and crucial edge to their businesses,” said NTT MSC president and chief executive officer Ken Deguchi.
Analytics and e-government services are the key growth drivers in Digiland's technology roadmap, the company said.
Its packaged solutions will target the government as well as the private sector, with customers ranging from cybersecurity forensics, market intelligence and energy conservation, to large consumer-centric industries such as telecommunications and online marketplaces.
“Although faster computers and the digitisation of data have sped up the processing of information, we still require human intelligence and ingenuity to solve complex relational problems,” New Silkroutes group chief executive officer Dr Goh Jin Hian.
“Our team has taken the first significant step in capturing this essence of human ingenuity in our applications and solutions, and through NTT MSC, we hope to offer these cloud-based solutions globally to companies and even countries that wish to apply this in their critical management infrastructure,” he added.
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