NCS Group and Suzhou's Industrial Park signs MOU to develop outsourcing business in China
Singapore and China- Suzhou, July 13, 2007
Aims to build first-class outsourcing hub in Suzhou, China
NCS Group, a leading regional information technology and communications engineering service provider in Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, today announced that it has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee (SIPAC) to develop its outsourcing business and build a first-class service and large-scale outsourcing hub in China for a wide range of IT services including Application Development, Software Development, Business Processes and IT Management Services.
Whilst NCS is recognised as the top 50 Global Outsourcing Leader by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, SIP is acclaimed to be the upcoming “China Service Outsourcing Demonstration Base” due to its unique policy advantage and well foundation for the service outsourcing business.
Under the terms of the MOU sealed, both parties will collaborate closely to increase the IT talent pool in Suzhou by providing intensive and indepth IT skill development via innovative training programs, thereby raising the IT standards of local and provincial varsities. NCS will jointly design and develop these training programs with the signed on institutions and provide internships to qualified students.
In addition, both parties will embark on worldwide marketing activities to promote NCS’s proven track record and expertise in Services Outsourcing and Suzhou as the preferred outsourcing hub due to its comprehensive logistics infrastructure. This unique combination of NCS and Suzhou collaboration will help to deliver market requirements in China as well as internationally.
“NCS is determined to aggressively quicken the pace of development of the service outsourcing industry in China by leveraging on Suzhou’s excellent facilities as a service outsourcing hub. This milestone will definitely elevate China’s position as a global services outsourcing leader in the world,” remarks Dr Chong Yoke Sin, CEO, NCS Group.
“As our collaboration with NCS intensifies, SIP’s status as a premier hub for service outsourcing will be enhanced to meet international standards, thereby paving the way for Suzhou to morph into a first-class services outsourcing hub not only in China but also around the world,” states Mr So Bo, Vice Chairman of SIPAC.
NCS China has more than 650 employees in China including Chengdu, Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, of which, 98% are local talent. NCS believes strongly in the ongoing investment in the quality of people to position itself as an Employer of Choice.
NCS’ leadership position in China’s IT industry is supported by its ongoing focus on attaining international certification for its China operations. NCS is one of the few China-based IT service providers with CMMI level 5 recognition and aims to gain other standard qualifications in the areas of quality processes (ISO standards) and information technology services management throughout China.
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