NCS Group Committed to Delivering New Standards in Regional IT Services

Singapore, May 18, 2007

IDA confirms NCS is Singapore’s largest IT Service provider for the third consecutive year

NCS Group has consistently been a leader in the regional IT services market, garnering a wide array of ever-improving rankings, both locally and overseas.

For the third consecutive year, NCS has been accorded Top IT Services Provider status in Singapore – as well as being announced as the Largest IT Services Provider for the Singapore Government in FY2006.

The latest rankings by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, unveiled at the industry briefing in April 2007, further reaffirm NCS’ Singapore market facing view that relentless delivery of new standards is required to deliver “business value” to its clients.

NCS is also the leader of the One Team consortium, and together with IBM, are bidding for the Singapore Public Service’s Standard ICT Operating Environment (SOE) project, based on a similar commitment to “Deliver New Standards” in innovation, collaboration, mobility and security to Singapore’s IT landscape.  The latest announcement is expected to reinforce One Team’s credentials for its bid.

Dr Chong Yoke Sin, Chief Executive Officer of NCS Group, said, “NCS has been at the forefront of information technology developments in Singapore since 1981, and has built strong domain expertise in both IT and Communications Engineering.  The latest ranking by IDA further supports the confidence that NCS and our One Team partners have in our combined strength and track record of pro-active partnering;

“We look forward to submitting our SOE Tender Response, which will demonstrate the way we plan to leverage our intimate knowledge of the Singapore Public Service, as well as our strength in large-scale outsourcing, for the benefit of Singapore’s public sector users.”

One Team’s offering to the Singapore Public Service is a unique value proposition that builds upon the proven partnership between NCS and its exclusive services partner IBM, who have successfully partnered together on many outsourcing projects for the Singapore Government, as well as for private sector clients in a wide array of industries across the region.

Dane Anderson, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Research, Springboard Research, said, “I believe the One Team proposition is very strong due to its thorough knowledge of the Singapore Public Service, the proven capability of NCS and IBM to collaborate on high profile projects and the robust infrastructure the team has in place to support the largest and most complex of transformations.  In addition, the team’s focus on innovation and the global expertise it can bring to bear will ensure a solution that is modern and continuously seeking improvement.”

Media Contact
Wendy Tang
NCS Pte Ltd
DID: +65 6556 5629

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.