UMW's Digitisation Journey Strengthened with TM Hybrid Cloud Deal

The agreement signifies the next stage in UMW’s digital and transformation roadmap to consolidate and improve its current data centre architecture

UMW's Digitisation Journey Strengthened with TM Hybrid Cloud Deal
(From left) Shazurawati Abd Karim, Executive Vice President, TM One; Imri Mokhtar, Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, and Shahril Ariffin, Group Chief Transformation & Technology Officer, UMW Corporation

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 -- UMW IT Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the UMW Group, today signed an agreement with TM One, the enterprise and public sector arm of Telekom Malaysia, to establish a collaboration on hybrid cloud.

The agreement signifies the next stage in UMW’s digital and transformation roadmap to consolidate and improve its current data centre architecture.  It will also complement the modernisation process of the Group’s various applications and supports its relentless efforts to optimise technology and operations across its Strategic Business Units.

The signatories of the agreement were Shahril Ariffin, Group Chief Transformation & Technology Officer, UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. and Shazurawati Abd Karim, Executive Vice President, TM One.  Witnessing the signing ceremony held at the TM Convention Centre were Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, President & Group Chief Executive Officer, UMW Holdings Berhad and Imri Mokhtar, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM.

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Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali remarked, “As the UMW Group progresses its transformation journey, it is pivotal that its information technology infrastructure and services are also upgraded to support the diverse needs of our businesses.  

“We are confident that this collaboration with TM One will lead to the optimisation of our data centre and our efficiency in managing data, and improve scalability as well as offer better cost management.  

“In addition, hybrid cloud offers the UMW Group better flexibility, reliability, agility and improved data security to support the growth of our businesses.”

Imri Mokhtar says, as business partners for over 30 years, today’s ceremony strengthens the importance of enterprise digitisation for Malaysian businesses which will lead to the industry and nation’s growth.

“With the collaboration, we hope to support and contribute to UMW’s digital and automation journey through our innovative solutions, such as TM One’s Smart Manufacturing and big data solutions, as well as offering fiberisation and 5G connectivity at UMW’s High Value Manufacturing Park – future-proofing this leading organisation in the digital economy and taking UMW’s digital transformation to new heights.”