Government Bestsource Provisioning of Service-Wide Hosting Environment (SHINE) to NCS
Singapore, April 25, 2006
NCS Group, a leading regional IT and communications engineering services provider, has been awarded the tender to provide application and eService hosting under the Service-Wide Hosting Environment (SHINE) to Government agencies on 17 October 2005.
SHINE has a contract value of S$60 million over five years, with an option for the government to extend for another five years.
SHINE is a shared hosting infrastructure and common services platform which allows agencies to deploy their e-services cost effectively and quickly. SHINE offers a comprehensive suite of services from secured web, application and database hosting, to common gateway services for authentication and e-payment, to content management, reporting, billing and other shared services.
Agencies reap the benefits of lower operating costs through economies of scale and assured system availability through a resilient central infrastructure. With SHINE, government agencies do not need to build their own IT infrastructure but simply deploy their applications on the shared infrastructure. The service is provided on a utility scheme where agencies pay only for what they use. Currently, more than 80 government agencies enjoy the use of SHINE services.
“SHINE bestsourcing represents a new way for NCS Group to engage with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and government agencies to deliver value. We are proud to be selected by the Singapore Government for this landmark and strategic endeavour.” said Dr Chong Yoke Sin, Chief Executive Officer, NCS Group. “NCS developed the internationally award-winning Public Service Infrastructure (PSi) five years ago and has been managing PSi since.
Many agencies have enjoyed the benefits of hosting their e-services on PSi. Under SHINE, NCS Group also takes over the Hub for Internet and Intranet Services (HITS), which was the shared hosting platform for non-PSi e-services. With the consolidation of PSi and HITS into SHINE, NCS will be able to deliver strategic value to the agencies. We look forward to scaling new frontiers of innovation and service with the Singapore Government.”
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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.