PHOTO (from left) Peter Tam, director of local software innovations, Microsoft Malaysia; Ng Wan Peng, COO of MDeC; Lim Fun Jin, CEO of ISA Innovation; launching justSAMit, the first cloud-based IT asset management solution to be developed by a local company.
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 APRIL 2011 - The first Malaysia-made cloud-based IT asset control software will help businesses better manage their business operations, according to MSC [Multimedia Supercorridor] Malaysia status firm ISA Innovation.
The solution - justSAMit - also helps to lower the cost of software ownership for businesses as well as help to meet regulatory and industry compliance requirements facing businesses today, said ISA Innovation chief executive officer, Lim Fun Jin.
"Through offering justSAMit using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, ISA Innovation provides customers with a cost efficient IT asset management solution while simplifying deployment across the organisation," said Lim. "Small and medium businesses will not only be able to solve their IT asset management needs with justSAMit, but also get access to bulk discounts for IT asset purchasing which traditionally was only available to larger companies."
"In addition, justSAMit helps you apply IT Asset Management best practices as well as software asset management methods to gain control of your inventory, ensure compliancy and enhance your tracking and management of purchases from procurement through retirement of your machines," he said, adding that the software was useful for organisations that manage more than 50 computers.
During the launch, government ICT agency Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) chief operating officer, Ng Wan Peng, said: "MDeC will continue to help provide the ideal growth environment for Malaysian ICT SMEs, such as ISA Innovation, to transform themselves into world-class ICT Companies with the ability to strongly compete in the global arena. This is in line with MSC-Malaysia Phase Three with the goal, starting from 2011, to transform Malaysia into a net ICT exporter."
Software giant Microsoft Malaysia director of local software innovation, Peter Tam, said: "We are excited to be able to support ISA Innovation in this initiative. There is great potential for cloud-based software-as-a-service like justSAMit as it offers a lower start-up cost for customers to start realising the value of the solution, while lowering the cost of development and operations for the independent software vendors (ISVs) as well. We are fully committed to develop the local software economy through intellectual property (IP) creation, entrepreneurial development and driving growth of local ISVs," he added.
justSAMit will be run on a hybrid of Windows Azure, Microsoft's platform-as-a-service offering and ISA Innovation's own data centre.