NCS facilitates government agencies to transit from SHINE to G-Cloud
Singapore, Mon Jun 24 02:29:00 GMT 2013
NCS helps government agencies to map out the readiness and implementation roadmap to transit from SHINE in the next 18 months
Singapore, Monday, 17 June 2013 – NCS announced today that it will be helping government agencies to transit from the current hosting environment known as the Service-Wide Hosting Environment (SHINE) platform, to the new G-cloud platform, which is the private cloud infrastructure for the Singapore government. As one of the systems integrator for G-cloud, NCS will be developing the roadmap to help agencies transit their organisations’ systems and e-services into the G-cloud over the next 18 months.
The SHINE platform currently provides hosting, storage and shared services for all government agencies. To transit to G-cloud, agencies will need to migrate and integrate new applications and systems to the new platform. With G-cloud, agencies will be able to scale and deploy resources on demand when needed and improve server utilisation and systems resilience.
The G-cloud self-service portal developed for agencies will enable users to procure and manage resources, as well as monitor and track resource utilisation for better planning.
“We will work with various government agencies to plan the transition strategy and provide the blueprint for the integration of cloud technologies into their IT and business strategies. With the size, scale and complexity in transition activities involved, the implementation risks and implications will need to be assessed and carefully managed. Through continual feedback and stakeholder engagement, we will ensure successful transition of agencies to the G-cloud platform,” said Chia Wee Boon, Chief Executive Office, NCS.
“We are pleased to be one of the first agencies on board of G-Cloud. With G-Cloud, we can now anticipate faster speed and greater scalability for our on-demand computing needs to enhance a robust administrative and learning environment. A strong focus on the systems’ interoperability and users’ needs is imperative to a successful G-Cloud implementation,” said Mr Lim Teck Soon, IT Director, Ministry of Education.
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