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QI Group signs up Cisco in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Aug. 2, 2011
Expects to speed up growth and cut costs with Cisco's Borderless Networks rollout.

Cisco Malaysia MD - Anne Abraham

PHOTO - Cisco Malaysia MD - Anne Abraham.

KUALA LUMPUR - International conglomerate QI Group expects to enhance business growth, as well as cut costs by 20 to 30 percent, with the rollout of Cisco's Borderless Networks solutions at the group's headquarters- QI Tower - in Malaysia.

The QI Group chief information officer Malick Aboobakar said the group used e-commerce processes extensively for its business, which spanned telecommunications, lifestyle and leisure, luxury and collectibles, training and conference management, property development, as well as a global retail and direct sales business.

"Our investment in technology is also in line with our plans to expand our business operations in Malaysia, even more so as our operational headquarters is based here," said Aboobakar. "The QI Group has been expanding regionally and we believe that Cisco's solutions play an important role in our growth, transforming the way we work and setting a foundation that caters to our ongoing expansion needs. Through these new technologies, we expect to save 20-30 percent on our overall operational costs."

"With the QI Group's mobile work culture, Cisco's Borderless Network Architecture is a perfect fit, with a single manageable structure that will reduce operational complexity and provide connectivity to anyone in the organisation, on any device and at any location with a highly secure, reliable, and seamless experience," he said. "Implemented through Packet Systems, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, the new network will result in faster decision making and access to critical information while reducing customer response times and operating costs."

"The future is mobile - and businesses that embrace the progression towards a connected workforce will capitalise on these trends - much like the QI Group has done. With Borderless Networks and a highly secure connection, the QI Group are able to future-proof their expansion as they develop new capabilities and business ventures that take advantage of next-generation technologies," said Cisco Malaysia managing director, Anne Abraham.


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