EMC Names National Computer System As Top Achiever In Year 2001 For Southeast Asia

Singapore, May 6, 2002

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage, today presented National Computer Systems (NCS), the region's leading IT service provider, with the EMC Achiever Award 2001 for its outstanding performance in the past year as a value-added system integrator in Southeast Asia.

With more than two-thirds of the world's storage expected to be networked by 2005 according to IDC, partnering with leading market players in local markets has become an integral part of EMC's overall business strategy to penetrate new markets and gain market share in the region.

Steve Goh, Director, Alliances and Partners, EMC South Asia, said, "Our partners understand the need for businesses to reduce information management costs and increase levels of information asset protection and utilization by building a robust information storage infrastructure at its heart. NCS is one such partner who has excelled in providing strategic business value for our customers."

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Singapore Telecom Group, NCS is known regionally as a leading IT service provider and e-enabler with a proven track record in delivering large-scale projects at both national and organizational levels. An EMC partner since November 2000, NCS' outsourced storage-on-demand service, Storage Centrix, is also built on EMC enterprise networked storage.

"Over the years, EMC and NCS have developed a successful partnership by leveraging on each other's strengths and expertise," added Goh. "Apart from delivering high-end enterprise storage solutions to our customers, NCS Storage Centrix has also attained EMC Proven certification that signifies its ability to support the operational needs of a 24x7 business or service at peak efficiency, to adapt to a constantly changing business climate and to manage exponential information growth. Their expertise goes beyond delivering storage on demand services, to understanding and providing solutions for complex IT infrastructures. NCS is therefore well-positioned to leverage on the market opportunities of networked storage growth."

"NCS is pleased to receive the EMC Achiever Award 2001. This not only affirms our quality of service and delivery standards, it inspires us to continue delivering to our customers cost-efficient, flexible and reliable IT services," says Mr Lau Soon Liang, Assistant Chief Executive, NCS. "In the age of increasing storage demands, NCS will continue to work with best-of-breed partners like EMC to deliver industry standard IT services to our customers in Singapore and the region."

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NCS Pte Ltd
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Email: wendytang@ncs.com.sg

About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.