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Google Cloud selected to provide services to Malaysian public sector agencies

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 19): Google Cloud has been selected to provide cloud services to the Malaysian public sector agencies to support their digital transformation initiatives in line with the government’s Economic Transformation Plan.

The cloud computing services provider, together with its local partner Prestariang Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AwanBiru Technology Bhd (Awantec), have been selected to support Government agencies with Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace after an evaluation by the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU).

“The appointment is in respect of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Anything as a Service (XaaS) for the next three years from 2021 to 2023.

“Google Cloud’s technology meets the government’s advanced security infrastructure requirements and provides a collaborative platform for service delivery to the people,” Google Cloud and Awantec said in a joint statement today.

MAMPU will be positioned as the sole agency to drive public sector digital transformation under the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, which was launched along with the MyDIGITAL agenda by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.

Google Cloud public sector director Paul Wilson said to further help Government agencies with their digital transformation, Google Cloud would develop a cloud centre of excellence to deliver hands-on training around Google Cloud tools and technologies to public sector teams to drive best practices for cloud implementations.

He said the company would also work with MAMPU to develop creativity skills for innovation lab to help foster a culture of innovation within the public sector.

“At the same time, Google Cloud and Prestariang Systems will be organising interactive workshops to support public sector organizations with user research and rapid prototyping with Google Cloud’s tools,” he said.

Meanwhile, Awantec chairman Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin said the collaboration with Google Cloud was to fulfil the needs of customers in Malaysia’s public sector and to help them continue to optimise their cloud infrastructure and innovate to deliver new citizen services.


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