NCB subsidiary to market entire range of enterprise products
CISCO Systems (USA) Pte Ltd has appointed National Computer Systems (NCS) Pte Ltd as its systems integrator in Singapore.
Under the agreement, NCS will be responsible for sales and marketing of Cisco Systems' Enterprise products, which includes multiprotocol routers, LAN (local area network) and ATM(asynchromous transfer mode) switches, remote access servers, Internet access and management software, and network management software.
"We are indeed pleased to cement our business relationship with NCS – a user of CISCO products since 1993. The contacts and experience gained from the use and management of CISCO solutions NCS had acquired over the years will be instrumental in spearheading our growth into the local market," said J T Yeoh, Managing Director of Cisco Systems South Asia.
According to Mr. K C Lee, Managing Director of NCS, the partnership with Cisco Systems is an excellent opportnity for NCS to further capitalise on its expertise in the internetworking arena. "Cisco Systems is a world leader in internetworking. The Enterprise products will provide us the flexibility to deliver business value and total solutions to our customers." He said.
National Computer Systems Pte Ltd (NCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Computer Board was restructured and began operations from as April 1 1996 as an IT services company. NCS took over the development and maintenance functions of the Civil Service Computerisation Programme (CSCP) which the NCB has relinquished. The CSCP is the biggest computerisation project in Singapore and has been rated among the most efficient and highly automated public administrations in the world (Harvard Business Review - May/Jun'92)
As the main provider of IT services to the CSCP for the past 15 years, NCS has built up expertise and skills unmatched by any other IT company in Singapore. It is well positioned to deliver projects of any size and scale. The more than 1,000 trained and experienced IT professionals are amongst the largest pool of IT expertise in the region. The solid wide ranging IT and management expertise range from a simple LAN implementation to nation wide infrastructure. The World Wide Web address is http://www.ncs.com.sg.
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the leading global supplier of internetworking solutions for corporate intranets and global Internet. Cisco's products include routers, bridges, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers and network management software. These products, integrated by Cisco's Internetworking Operating System (Cisco IOSTM) software link geographicallydispersed LAN's, Wans and IBM networks.
Major Cisco customers in Asia include the Asian Development Bank, Bank Danamon (Indonesia), Hong Kong Bank, Hong Kong Telecom, Indosat, Korea Telecom, Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS), Overseas Union Bank (Singapore), Petronas (Malaysia), the Petroleum Authority of Thailand, Pohang Iron and Steel Co., Philippine Long Distance Telephone, P.T. Telkom (Indonesia), the National Computer Board (Singapore), Singapore Telecom, the Stock Exchange of Thailand, Telekom Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional (Malaysia), VSNL (India) and Xinhua News Agancy.