Oracle’s new launch of the innovation hub in Kuala Lumpur is to better serve the Asia Pacific region. The hub provides solutions and support to businesses, particularly SMEs, in their technological grow journey. As over 90 percent of Malaysian businesses are still SMEs, it is imperative they embrace new technologies to remain cost effective and competitive.
On the basis of strong adoption of Oracle Cloud across Asia-Pacific, Oracle Malaysia is expanding its premises substantially to accommodate this new hub. The hub is being developed to include a regional technical cloud centre focuses on delivering industry 4.0 solutions to enable more companies to adopt innovative and customised applications.
Oracle Malaysia is actively recruiting to fulfill close to 150 new allocations for experienced and highly trained cloud consultants for this new facility. The cloud solution hub will help organisations of all sizes, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to understand how they can employ emerging technologies like Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, and Autonomous Databases to drive business value and growth.
During the launch, YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), says “The heart of Industry 4.0 is rapidly evolving and converging technologies which can help the way we live and how businesses work to improve their overall competitiveness. By welcoming establishments and investments by leading multinational technology giants like Oracle into the local market, MITI aims to create an innovation ecosystem to enable a seamless digital transformation journey for Malaysian businesses, especially the SMEs. The digitalisation of SMEs remains a key focus for our economy because 9 out of 10 businesses in Malaysia are SMEs which represents over two-thirds of our nation’s economy.”
Aligned with Malaysia’s transformation roadmap into Industry 4.0, Oracle and InvestKL (an Investment Promotion Agency under MITI), are working together to encourage Malaysian businesses to innovate and improve their overall competitiveness. Embracing new technologies and digitally transforming their business operations will enable local SMEs to compete more effectively in the global world.
Fitri Abdullah, managing director of Oracle Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd, says “Oracle has been present in Malaysia for over 30 years. We are excited with the new investment in the Oracle Cloud Solution Hub. Already the Hub has enabled us to work with local government agencies and enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation strategies through Oracle’s latest technologies. We look forward to deepening our collaboration with Malaysian government and businesses as we continue to support our customers across the region through this Hub.”
“We congratulate Oracle on its cloud solution hub and look forward to the growth of additional high value jobs and services activities. Oracle’s continuous investments demonstrates its confidence in Malaysia as a hub to move up the value chain in terms of cloud and data technology; and enabling it to ride on the region’s robust growth opportunities from Kuala Lumpur. We will continue our strong support and collaboration on their regional journey that will greatly benefit Malaysia’s digital economy in widening the high skilled talent pool, increasing employment opportunities, and strengthening economic growth,” says Datuk Zainal Amanshah, CEO of InvestKL.
On its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Oracle also provides support to the education sector in Malaysia through Oracle Academy, with the aim of advancing computing education to increase knowledge, innovation, skills development and diversity in technology fields.
The Oracle Academy philanthropic program provides educators with computing education resources using industry-leading technologies to make students college- and career-ready. As of today, over 60 higher education institutions are already signed up with Oracle Academy and the program has reached more than 45,000 students across Malaysia.