Photo- Signing of MoU between Dr Goh Jin Hian (red tie), Group CEO, New Silkroutes Group Limited and Ken Deguchi, President and CEO, NTT MSC Sdn Bhd.
Malaysia-based telecommunications services firm NTT MSC (NTTMSC) has signed an agreement with Singapore's Digiland to develop and deploy solutions in Big Data analytics (BDA), cloud-based services in e-Government, real estate/facilities management, healthcare IT and energy conservation.
Under the memorandum of agreement, Big Data analytics, cloud and energy management solutions, which are involved in the deal, will also help drive Smart City developments by governments.
Digiland, which is Singapore based New Silkroutes Group's technology arm, and NTTMSC, a subsidiary of Japan's NTT Communications, will focus on three key areas:
- Big data analytics, business intelligence reporting & dashboard solutions;
- Cloud services focusing on e-Government applications, facilities & real estate management solutions, healthcare informatics & management systems; and
- Energy management and conservation solutions.
During the partnership signing, NTT MSC's president & chief executive officer, Ken Deguchi, said: "NTT MSC being a pioneer of the global operators of data centres industry has seen an exponential increase in the amount of information and data generated by our clients."
Intelligence and ingenuity
"Sifting through this data quickly and applying the correct information for critical decision making in the operations of companies or the governing of a country is the challenge a lot of decision makers are facing in this day and age," said Deguchi. "NTT is at the forefront of this exponential growth of Big Data, 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."
Dr Goh Jin Hian, group chief executive officer of New Silkroutes Group, said, "Although faster computers and digitisation of data has speeded up the processing of information, we still require human intelligence and ingenuity to solve complex relational problems."
"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," Dr Goh said.
Both partners said that NTT MSC and Digiland share a common vision that Big Data "is the new normal and the need to build and grow such capabilities for intelligent exploitation of these data is now."
NTT MSC's network and capabilities together with Digiland's experience in delivering end-to-end large business solutions to enterprise clients will build a suite of services to help corporations and governments to leverage off ICT, network infrastructure and big data to better plan and deploy Smart City initiatives in national development programmes.
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