Malaysian Government to Work with Google Cloud for Digital Transformation Initiatives in Public Sector

Mar 2021

In accordance with Malaysia’s National Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL), which was released in February 2021, the Malaysian government has appointed Google Cloud as the official cloud service provider (CSP) for public sector agencies.

Google Cloud and local affiliate Prestariang Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AwanBiru Technology Berhad (Awantec) will support the government agencies with its Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace. The government’s central administration division, Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) performed the assessment and appointed Google Cloud for its services in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Anything as a Service (XaaS) between 2021 to 2023.

Other key projects that will be conducted by Google Cloud and Prestariang Systems as part of this program include:

  • Develop a Cloud Center of Excellence to provide public sector teams with hands-on training around Google Cloud tools and technologies.
  • Collaborate with MAMPU to create a Creativity Skills for Innovation Lab with the aims of nurturing a culture of innovation within the public sector.
  • Hold interactive workshops to assist organizations with user research and rapid prototyping using Google Cloud’s tools.

(Sources: New Straits Times; The Edge Markets)