Nov 28, 2016 15:24

Surbana Jurong taps on Microsoft’s capabilities to develop cloud-based ‘Smart City in a Box’

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Surbana Jurong’s Group CEO, Mr Wong Heang Fine with Mr Alberto Granados, Vice President, Microsoft Asia Pacific signing the MOU

Surbana Jurong is proud to announce our partnership with technology giant Microsoft to jointly develop cloud-based solutions for our integrated solutions platform “Smart City in a Box”, while enhancing its suite of applications, in the Asia Pacific region.

The Memorandum Of Understanding was signed today by Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong and Mr Alberto Granados, Vice President, Microsoft Asia Pacific at Microsoft Auditorium, One Marina Boulevard.

Launched in July 2016, SJ’s Smart City in a Box is an integrated set of solutions with a dashboard that allows city officials to load customisable applications (Apps) in four key areas – security, efficiency, sustainability and community. This enables them to track, monitor and manage cities better.

Surbana Jurong will tap into Microsoft’s Azure – a cloud computing platform for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres – to upgrade its Smart City in a Box to the cloud, which will bring the following benefits to clients:

  • Deployment of Smart City in a Box solutions from anywhere
  • Scalability – flexibility to expand and increase capacity
  • Cost savings: No need for CAPEX investment in hardware and infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery as backup can be provided for Business Continuity Plan
  • Automatic software updates

In addition, Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong Private Limited said: “When implemented, Surbana Jurong’s predictive lift analytics solutions using Microsoft’s technology has the potential to disrupt the market and reshape the way we tackle lift breakdowns. As our predictive analytics capabilities are refined and enhanced over time, we could see a reduction in the number of lift incidents in the future.”

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