Maxis’ cloud solutions push to target SMEs


  • Technology
  • Friday, 01 May 2020

To recap, Maxis’s strategy to drive market competitiveness, particularly for the critical SMEs, has seen it adopting of next generation digital networks and solutions.

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd’s expansion in the ICT enterprise services market will see it focusing on the critical small and medium-enterprises (SMEs) by providing cloud solutions and services.

The telco has been expanding its cloud solutions and services offerings and this saw its recent “acqui-hire” of Malaysian-based cloud solutions company, Infrastructure Consulting & Managed Services (ICMS), primarily for their talent pool of specialist professionals.

“This will result in a strengthened technical workforce for Maxis with new expertise in Microsoft and cloud solutions, ” it said in a recent statement.

To recap, Maxis’s strategy to drive market competitiveness, particularly for the critical SMEs, has seen it adopting of next generation digital networks and solutions.

Hence, ICMS was seen a strategic acquisition and hiring the talent to enhance its foray into cloud computing.

ICMS was established in 2009 by a group of experienced certified IT professionals, with a proven track record of more than 30 years of combined on-the-field experience in designing and deploying large-scale enterprise system and storage infrastructure.

With expertise in Microsoft solutions for Cloud Transformation and Modern Workplace, the company has been accredited for partnerships with Microsoft, Commvault and Dell.

The solutions that will be integrated into Maxis’ offerings include Microsoft 365 including Microsoft Teams, IaaS and PaaS implementation on Microsoft Azure, managed services, project and professional services, disaster recovery and backup solutions.

The expansion will allow businesses to now have access to a wider suite of industry leading product offerings, combining cloud, IoT, Unified Communications, mobile and fixed connectivity.

“The current challenges being faced by many businesses due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) have amplified the critical role of technology in our day-to-day life and business.

“Together, we are committed to investing in the nation through these enhanced capabilities, with the goal of supporting enterprise, government and SMEs with remote working solutions for business continuity, improved productivity, performance and acceleration in time to market, ” said Maxis’ chief enterprise business officer Paul McManus.

As a Microsoft Gold-certified Partner, Maxis will deliver a wide range of industry leading cloud technologies with best-in-class capability within specialised areas of business over its leading converged 4G mobile and fixed network in Malaysia. The benefits include costs optimisation, increased flexibility, enhanced security and better scalability – key ingredients for digital transformation.

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