Johor State Government Expands ICT Projects with Cisco and MysysNet
Initiative Aims to Improve Government Services, Promote Economic Growth
JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia.- The Johor State Government today announced the launch of Johor Electronic Government Phase 2 (JEG2), which is designed to improve government efficiency, establish closer links with the people of Johor, and pave the way to sustainable economic growth through the use of information and communications technology (ICT). This ICT foundation was first put in place in April 2004 in the form of the RM20 million (US$6 million) Johor Electronic Government Phase 1 (JEG1) which connected 200 state government agencies over a network from Cisco®. This project was initiated and successfully implemented by MysysNet, a leading ICT systems integrator in Johor.
Building on the successful implementation of JEG1, the Johor State Government today signified the start of JEG2 with an initiative to connect the first five buildings in the Johor State New Administrative Centre (JSNAC) in Nusajaya, over a next-generation network from Cisco. Nusajaya is the Iskandar Development Region (IDR)’s key flagship economic zone.
The network deployment is part of the RM40 million (US$12 million) contract awarded by the Johor State Government to MysysNet, under JEG2. The network will include routers, switches, integrated network security and data center solution. The five buildings in the JSNAC are expected to be completed and operational by January 2008, with 14 more buildings scheduled to be built over the next few years.
“One of the goals of this project is to achieve better collaboration and consolidate processes between the state and federal governments, providing convenience for the people in Johor,” said MysysNet managing director, Md. Sees Md. Ali. “This project is very strategic and we believe that MysysNet together with Cisco Malaysia, can make a difference to the lives of the people of Johor.”
“This project is a significant milestone for Cisco Malaysia as it demonstrates that the network is essential for all communications and that ICT is the platform for organizations to meet their goals. We are honoured to have this unique opportunity to be part of the very exciting developments taking place in Johor. Networking technologies are being used by individuals, businesses and governments around the world to create economic growth and we are glad to see this happening in Malaysia on such a large scale. The Johor State Government will be a benchmark for other state governments in the country,” said Kumaran Singaram, managing director for Cisco Malaysia.
Md. Sees added that Cisco was selected as its partner for the JEG project because it was the only technology provider that had the breadth and depth of technologies, solutions, local expertise and experience to meet the goals of the Johor State Government to improve productivity through more effective communications and collaboration.
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