SAP HANA picks up speed in Malaysia: exclusive

In an exclusive interview with Computerworld, SAP Malaysia MD Bernard Chiang said Malaysian enterprises are adopting the high-speed data analytics platform across different sectors in tune with the national focus on Big Data analytics (BDA).

By AvantiKumar
April 22, 2015

Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim (standing)

Photo - UTP Vice Chancellor Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim (standing - on left).

This partnership was officially sealed recently in an agreement that was signed between UTP's Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim and SAP Malaysia's Chiang.

"Education and the development of skilled workforce are key components that would fulfil - and sustain - Malaysia's goal of becoming a high income economy in the very near future," said Chiang. So far, SAP has trained 5,000 students in Malaysia and is looking at increasing it to 3,000 annually from this year onwards.

"The wonderful thing about our partnership with UTP is that, should these graduates go on to become SAP consultants, they can expect to be one of the best paid consultants in industry," he said.

The national focus on Big Data Analytics will continue with SAP will be hosting a CIO Executive Briefing on 29 April 2015 at Marble 8, Kuala Lumpur to share about how local businesses and organisations can 'Run Simple' with SAP S/4 HANA (email -

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