PHOTO - Ribbon cutting ceremony (from left) Softline Cloud Services Head of Sales Vladimir Savchenko and Softline Group vice president Aliya Rakisheva.
Russian software licensing, training and consulting firm Softline has opened an office in Malaysia to help it expand into Southeast Asia, said the company.
Speaking in late November 2011, Softline Group vice president, Asia Pacific, Aliya Rakisheva said this move was an extension after starting operations in Vietnam in 2009. "We are confident that Softline having a broad portfolio of solutions and gained international experience will qualify the market in Malaysia and bring value to customers on the local market."
Rakisheva said the Malaysian IT market was considered a promising destination with high growth potential.
The company's focus will mainly by in the financial, telecommunications, manufacturing, oil & gas, and healthcare sectors, she added. In Malaysia, the company will concentrate on the sale of licensed software from leading international and Russian suppliers with a focus on security and cloud solutions.
The Malaysian office currently has 10 employees and further recruitment is expected in the coming months as well as an expansion of services to include consulting and technical support, said Rakisheva.
Operating since 1993, Softline has presence in 24 countries and 68 cities around the world with 1700 staff.
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