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    CyanSYS, Singapore Polytechnic and Microsoft Partner To Meet Growing Demand for Skilled IT Workforce

    June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018

CyanSYS, Singapore Polytechnic and Microsoft Partner To Meet Growing Demand for Skilled IT Workforce


Singapore, December 1 2009 – CyanSYS, together with Microsoft and Singapore Polytechnic, today announced the availability of the Microsoft Dynamics Business Management Solutions (BMS) electives to students attending the School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology. The aim of the partnership is to give students a strong foundation in IT skills, build broad business capabilities and provide hands-on training in real-world enterprise business processes using Microsoft Dynamics NAV, a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for businesses.

In-line with the Singapore government’s push to build a skilled workforce with the required infocomm expertise, the Microsoft Dynamics BMS module will be offered as a free elective to students enrolled in three Singapore Polytechnic diploma courses – Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Infocomm Security Management and Diploma in Business Information Technology. Microsoft Dynamics NAV will also be applied in two other modules under the Diploma in Information Technology (Enterprise Systems Option) – Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and Enterprise Business Processes (EBP).

Dynamics BMS module, we aim to help these students develop both technology as well as business domain knowledge, so that they are prepared for the demands of the industry. This will ultimately lead to locally developed technologies in the future.”

A recent IDC study commissioned by Microsoft states that IT spending will grow by 1.9% a year, from 2008 to the end of 2013, to S$9.85 billion. Based on these projections, employment in the IT industry and of IT professionals will rise by 17,000 jobs in these four years, up from a 2009 base of 144,000. That represents growth of 2.3% a year, which is more than five times faster than the growth of total employment. The study also shows that for every dollar of revenue that Microsoft makes in Singapore, Microsoft’s partner ecosystem makes S$8.13, which contributes to new projects, jobs and infrastructure investments in Singapore.

“Microsoft has had a long history of working with our industry, education partners and the government to support IT training in schools and tertiary institutions. With this partnership, Microsoft is aligning its commitment to education with real market demand for qualified IT professionals in Singapore,” said Jessica Tan, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore. By focusing on providing new and relevant software capabilities to facilitate real-world training, we are contributing to the building of a robust local talent pool and software ecosystem.”

About CyanSYS Pte Ltd (www.cyansys.com)

CyanSYS is an established implementer (since 1991) of integrated business systems, offering end-to-end solutions to customers in the mid market segment. It is probably the oldest Navision (Microsoft Dynamics NAV) partner in Asia, a Gold Certified Partner of Microsoft, a Certified and Authorized Reseller of LS Retail (a NAV add-on ISV), NAV certified reseller, a NAV ISV (for Plantation vertical segment add-on solution) and Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club member. Headquartered in Singapore, it has regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Jakarta,
with representative offices in Hong Kong and Manila.

About Singapore Polytechnic (www.sp.edu.sg)

Established in 1954 to meet the manpower needs identified by the government, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is Singapore’s first educational institution of its kind. Its nine academic schools offer 49 full-time diploma courses for its 15,500 students and courses are kept relevant through close links with industry and government bodies, as well as with various overseas institutions. SP offers broad-based, multi-disciplinary and flexible curriculum dedicated to hands-on experience and is committed to the development of its applied research and development capability to enhance the quality of teaching and commercialisation efforts. The presence of foreign students from countries such as China, India and Indonesia also provides a variety of cultures and perspectives, nurturing a global mindset in SP students. Among SP’s 149,000 graduates are successful entrepreneurs, top executives in multinational and public-listed corporations, and well-known professionals, many of whom are captains of industries, universityprofessors and researchers, and leaders in government.

About Microsoft (www.microsoft.com/singapore)

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.