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NCS & Google Cloud unite for AI transformation in APAC
Fri, 8th Dec 2023

NCS and Google Cloud have announced a strategic partnership aimed at driving AI-led transformation for public and private sector organisations across Singapore, Australia, and the broader Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

The partnership, coordinated by Tom Bernadou, the Global Google Alliance Lead at NCS, promises to be a significant step forward in the relationship between the two companies. It will essentially allow organisations to expedite their digital makeover by harnessing the powers of Google Cloud and NCS’s holistic services, thus bridging the space between AI and cloud technologies.

Through integrated offerings, businesses can unveil new prospects, enhance their operations, and sustain competitive power in an expeditiously changing market. Moreover, they will be able to employ AI capabilities for data-oriented decision-making, with cloud forming the infrastructure backing up AI applications on a large scale.

Following the strategic partnership, NCS has incorporated its Google Cloud proficiency across its service offerings and teams. This enables clients in the Asia Pacific region to capitalise on AI and cloud technologies, thereby facilitating them to innovate and transform at a much pace and scale. Their clients can draw on NCS’s expansive experience and capabilities along with its substantial APAC Google Cloud team to confidently steer through the full spectrum of innovation, security, and AI transformation.

Howie Lau, Managing Partner, Corporate Development and Partnerships at NCS, said: “By integrating NCS' end-to-end system integration expertise with Google Cloud's trusted artificial intelligence and cloud technologies, we are empowering our clients to harness the transformative potential of AI and cloud.

"Together, we will co-create the next generation of resilient and secure AI-powered applications that clients need to advance their businesses and the communities they serve, thereby accelerating innovation and expediting time-to-market," he said.

Lau also mentioned that the partnership with Google Cloud will enable their clients to leverage the growing influence of AI in the Asia Pacific region.

Google Cloud's Managing Director for Partners and Alliances in the Asia Pacific, Anthony McMahon, said: "Through our collaboration with NCS, organisations can take advantage of Google Cloud infrastructure and services to power new capabilities that can improve operations and create real-world value."

NCS's partnership announcement follows a recent move by the firm, in September, to enter into a collaboration with prominent cybersecurity firm, Mandiant, which is now a part of Google Cloud. NCS has invested in training over 200 personnel as Google Cloud Certified Professionals, adding to its 100-strong APAC Google Cloud team.