Alibaba Cloud, SEDC collaborate to accelerate digitalisation in Sarawak

  • Aims to accelerate digitalisation amongst SMEs
  • Partnership will see SDEC leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s  public cloud service 

Alibaba Cloud, SEDC collaborate to accelerate digitalisation in Sarawak

ALIBABA Cloud and the Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC) has formed an alliance to digitalise small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Sarawak aimed at propelling the state towards a digital future.

In a statement, the company said SDEC will leverage the public cloud service of Alibaba Cloud, especially its advanced features such as elastic computing, big data and artificial intelligence.

By maximizing Alibaba Cloud’s technology, local SMEs can achieve business agility and scalability and optimize cost for IT management, it added.

“SDEC’s vision is to accelerate economic prosperity through digitalisation. As a state link company, we need to synergize our efforts with all stakeholders towards accelerating the adoption of digitalisation amongst local SME’s,” Sudarnoto Osman, chief executive officer (CEO) of SDEC said.

Jordy Cao, general manager of Malaysia, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said: “Alibaba Cloud is proud to be chosen as a trusted partner of SDEC. We believe cloud computing technology can act as a catalyst for inclusive innovation and we look forward to working with SDEC to transform the state and support local SMEs to better serve the people of Sarawak.”

With over 10 years of experience in digital transformation in various industries, Alibaba Cloud will also help SDEC enhance its impact and reach of the corporation’s larger initiatives - to fast track the digitalisation programmes in Sarawak, SDEC said

“It is pivotal for us to select the right cloud service partner. Alibaba Cloud is a trusted international provider - the company’s robust cloud infrastructure and comprehensive suite of public cloud solutions will definitely help SMEs on their digital journey,” said Sudarnoto.

This collaboration comes at an opportune time as Malaysia works towards the national Digital Economy Blueprint to make Malaysia a high-value-added economy and a net exporter of home-grown technologies and digital solutions by the end of this decade, SDEC said.


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