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Malaysia: Poised for digital business transformation

According to a Gartner survey, Malaysian is above the regional average when it comes to companies that are digitalising their businesses. Another research company, IDC sees that 60-percent of APAC 1000 enterprises will have digital transformation at the centre of their corporate strategy, come 2017.

Oracle Malaysia Managing Director, Jimmy Cheah recognised the significance of these trends, saying that they would have big impact in Malaysia and Oracle is positioning themselves to help businesses navigate these trends.

“Moving into 2016, it is going to be exciting times in Malaysia. If (businesses) don’t capitalise on these, it would be very challenging,” he said.

Jimmy Cheah

Jimmy Cheah

Besides citing human capital management (HCM) as an area that businesses are paying close attention to in Malaysia, cloud adoption is expected to further ramp up. Cheah mentioned a survey by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), showed that cloud take-up is expected to reach RM2.8 billion by 2020.

Needless to say, anticipation by Oracle which positioned itself as “The Cloud Company” recently is great. Oracle also proposes being in a good position to help, seeing as how it has made significant investments in areas like its SPARC processors all the way to engineered systems, and cloud platforms to applications.

The Cloud Company

Oracle General Manager for Oracle Malaysia’s Database Business, Andrew Lau said, “Oracle can help businesses undergo digital business transformation, end-to-end from the chip all the way to their IT environment.”

Lau also admitted the need for their solutions to work not just with other vendors’ technology, but all the different formats and incarnations of data. An Oracle advantage however, may be that their databases are the last line of defense against online threats and Lau said, “Increasingly more security solutions from Oracle, would be aimed at the database level.”

Oracle cloud apps are built on one standards-based platform (same products and same architecture) that have built-in integration points between the cloud-based apps and on-premise data centres, as well as Oracle’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) and third-party SaaS apps.

A single interface to manage Oracle clouds, be they public cloud, private cloud and a combination of both called hybrid, also means less cost in terms of skillsets needed to manage an organisation’s IT environment.


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