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First to introduce cloud to Malaysian schools: Maxis

AvantiKumar | April 4, 2012
Malaysian telco introduces Cyberkids Cloud to the four winning schools of its 2011 Cyberkids challenge.

Maxis brings cloud to schools

PHOTO - Training held at Pusat Kegiatan Guru (PGK) Centre in Tawau Sabah.  Attended by 10 teachers and 22 students. Cyberkids members from other schools together with Cyberkids Alumni also joined the training.

Malaysian telco Maxis is the first telco to bring cloud computing services to Malaysian schools, it said. The service - Cyberkids Cloud - was introduced to four winning schools of its 2011 national Cyberkids challenge.

According to an announcement on 2 April 2012, more than 180 teachers and students experienced cloud computing services for the first time when Maxis rolled out its Cyberkids with Cloud service at four selected schools: SMK Jelai (F) in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan on 20 and 21 February; SMV Sungai Buloh, Selangor on 23 and 24 February; SMK Air Putih, Kuantan, Pahang on 1 and 2 March; and finally SMK Merotai Besar, Tawau from 20 to 21 March. The Cyberkids with Cloud programme fulfilled part of Maxis' commitment to the four schools which had won the 2011 Maxis Cyberkids National Challenge. This is the first telco-school collaboration on cloud computing in the country.

Maxis developed Cyberkids with Cloud as a computing platform for schools to have instant access to virtual servers for the running of Web-based applications. Each school will be given free access to a cloud computing platform with 20GB storage with 100mbps bandwidth for a period of one year. 

The deployment of the Maxis Cyberkids with Cloud programme encourages the integration of ICT in education as part of the daily teaching and learning process.


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