Oracle Digital Hub Malaysia a boon to SMEs in APAC
By Digital News Asia September 27, 2017
- Houses a newly hired digital team focused on helping midsize organisations
- Offers a complete suite of cloud applications, platform, and infrastructure services
SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia and 21 other countries in Asia Pacific will get access and support to the cloud solutions and resources they need to power digital transformation with the opening of Oracle’s first digital hub in Southeast Asia.
Oracle’s new digital hub in Malaysia is set to help SMEs leverage on Oracle Cloud solutions to streamline operations, boost innovation and build a platform for growth.
The digital hub houses a newly hired digital team focused on helping midsize organisations transition to the cloud quickly and easily.
It complements Oracle’s broader Asia Pacific digital sales and support functions based in KL, which services the local market as well as 21 countries across the region.
Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific senior vice president François Lançon said: “The cloud is democratising IT; you just need a web browser or a mobile phone app to take advantage of it.
“What’s more, it has incredible transformation potential for small businesses, enabling them to do things they have never been able to do before, at an affordable price, such as use technology to streamline business processes, gain access to an easy-to-use platform for innovation, and digitise their customer experience.
“We are simplifying the buying process to help these smaller organisations, as well as branch offices and line of business departments, digitally transform their business.”
Customers that want to buy entirely online can utilise the click-to-buy Oracle Accelerated Buying Experience.
In addition to the simplified buying experience, Oracle’s digital hub offers a complete suite of cloud applications, platform, and infrastructure services as both standalone services and as bundles. The range of choices empowers small businesses to select solutions that directly address their goals or issues.
The complete package
Oracle managing director for Malaysia Fitri Abdullah said: “More than 67% of the world’s total micro and SME market is located in the Asia Pacific region, accounting for more than 266 million businesses that can benefit from cloud technology (Worldbank.org, 2015).
“With Oracle Cloud, SMEs now have access to the most modern solutions in the market, at an affordable price as well as timely, personalised and effective support.
“Using cloud and digital technologies in tandem, Malaysian SMEs can now be more competitive as they build a larger presence in the digital economy. This investment reiterates Oracle’s strong commitment to Malaysia.”
MDEC chief strategy officer Siva Ramanathan said: “At MDEC, we believe that Malaysia’s digital future has the potential to unlock significant economic, environmental, and social value within the nation. We applaud Oracle’s efforts in reaching out to our SMEs with access to the latest cloud technologies that are vital to their growth, and help them transform digitally.
“What Oracle is doing today contributes to our own national initiative, that aims to encourage digital adoption and future proof our SMEs and economy. We commend Oracle’s strong show of commitment in serving the Malaysian economy."
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