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KPMG partners Microsoft, Compaq M'sia to set up e-center

KPMG Consulting Asia has teamed up with Microsoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Compaq Computer Corp Malaysia Sdn Bhd to set up an e-solution center.

KUALA LUMPUR--KPMG Consulting Asia has teamed up with Microsoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Compaq Computer Corp Malaysia Sdn Bhd to set up an e-solution center.

The e-business consulting firm will invest about RM3 million annually into this initiative which is designed to come out with ready-to-market solutions for the financial services, consumer market, various industries and the public sector.

Its director Y.K. Chin said on Monday that under the agreement with Microsoft and Compaq, the two computer giants will supply the software development tools and the necessary hardware respectively for the center.

"The center was set up about nine months ago and has been in operation for the last six months. It is beyond a demonstration center as it will be developing templates for use in various industries," he was quoted in The Star.

KPMG is also looking for partnerships with other solutions providers like Oracle and SAP.

Microsoft and Compaq have invested RM100,000 each in the e-center.