National Computer Systems Pte Ltd Collaborates With Borland To Offer World-Class IT Services To Enterprises In The Region


Singapore, February 20, 2002


Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL), today announced its partnership with National Computer Systems Pte Ltd (NCS), a key regional player in IT services. This announcement reinforces a four-year successful relationship between Borland and NCS. NCS has played a key role in the computerisation of the Singapore public administration as well as over a thousand large-scale, mission-critical, multi-platform projects in transportation, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare and education.

"NCS believes in working with best-of-breed partners to bring business value to our customers through the strategic use of IT. Our partnership exemplifies this commitment,” said Mr Chan Weng Yie, Chief Technology Officer, NCS.

Borland JBuilder, the number-one-rated Java™ cross-platform development environment allows enterprise developers to develop and deploy e-business applications from their choice of operating systems, team environments and leading application servers, packed with fully integrated development support for Extensible Markup Language (XML).

To a systems integrator like NCS, different customer projects will have different heterogeneous mix of application servers, source code control tools and deployment platforms. By using a set of core products and development tools, such as Borland JBuilder, NCS will be able to leverage on the same skillsets across diverse customer environments. Borland JBuilder also offers freedom of choice as it supports the widest range of J2EE application servers and source code management and change control tools. In addition, with wireless applications gaining popularity in the region, JBuilder's plug-in support ranging from handheld devices to WAP to Java phones will help NCS provide their customers with enhanced customised solutions.

"This partnership is key to Borland's vision of enabling the new digital world, where our customers have the freedom to develop applications, deploy them on any platform, as well as integrate and manage them across the enterprise. Working with NCS has provided further validation of our commitment to delivering best-in-class technology solutions dedicated to interoperability,” said Raymond Lee, country manager, Borland Singapore.

Under the employment of NCS is one of the largest pools of IT experts and professionals in the region, a segment of which develop applications using Borland's range of successful e-business development and deployment tools. NCS' portfolio of blue chip customers testifies to the company's strong track record spanning across companies and governments in the Asia Pacific region. NCS' customer list includes SingTel, Citibank, Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Community Development and Sports.

Mr Chan of NCS concluded, "Borland offered NCS with unique software products that NCS could customise for our customers' individual solutions. Borland's software offerings will increase the range of implementation tools available to NCS to develop projects as we continue our expansion into 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.