With all that has been happening in the world these days, it’s always good to sit down and have a chat with C-level executives and gauge their perspectives on things. Asia Blockchain Review had the privilege to catch up with Fitri Abdullah, Managing Director of Oracle Malaysia.
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to speak to ABR. We greatly appreciate your consideration in this endeavor of ours. So, how have things been so far for Oracle Malaysia in 2020?
“That’s a pleasure. So far, the year has indeed been a challenging one. For Oracle right now, we are actively seeking more creative ways to help our customers to overcome their business challenges and also help in their digital transformation journeys by leveraging innovative technologies,” he said. Fitri went on to say that already in Malaysia, cloud computing is firmly established as the new normal for enterprise IT. “Across all industries, it continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of IT spend, and we see many businesses leveraging their investments to assist with cost-cutting, creating innovations and eliminating inefficiencies,” he added.
Fitri believes that Oracle has the strongest and widest cloud offering in the market covering all three layers for SAAS, PAAS, and IAAS utilizing the latest technologies across all layers from the back office, HCM and ERP, to infrastructure technology. “Our cloud is the most secure, high performing, and maybe most importantly, very price competitive…this is important at a time when most C-suite executives are being compelled to leave no stone unturned where their task is to look at every single facet of their businesses to discover what works, what doesn’t work and removing any components regarded as redundant or unnecessary,” he elaborated.
It has been reported that the new cloud solutions hub is supported by a range of state of the art tools and facilities to tap into emerging technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, Machine Learning (ML) , Artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and autonomous databases to drive business value growth in SMEs and the larger companies too. Please tell us how things are going on this front?
“Since we launched the Oracle Cloud Solution Hub in May 2019 to help businesses across Asia Pacific accelerate digital transformation, we have worked with many organisations of all sizes,” he stated. Fitri said that the solutions are supported by a range of state-of-art tools and facilities all available from our cloud, the cloud solution hub is helping, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), understand how they can harness emerging technologies like Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, and Autonomous Databases to drive business value and growth.
Fitri also explains that it also incorporates a regional technical cloud center focused on delivering industry 4.0 solutions to enable more companies to adopt innovative and customized applications. “At the larger end of the market, we work with customers across various diverse industry segments including those in the financial services, telecommunications, retail, logistics, travel and transportation, healthcare, education, utilities and public sectors,” he concluded.
Be sure to tune in to our 2nd part of this interview series next week with Fitri Abdullah, MD of Oracle Malaysia.
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