NWD partners with HKT to accelerate digital transformation and create virtual workplace
New World Development (NWD) and HKT have formed a strategic alliance to accelerate the digital transformation of the business ecosystem in Hong Kong and the mainland. The two parties have agreed to leverage cloud-based technologies and create a virtual workplace for seamless cross-border communication and collaboration.
The introduction of the “Workplace for Tomorrow” will empower NWD's hybrid model that combines office and remote work. HKT will help NWD deploy a cloud-based virtual collaboration platform that leverages Microsoft technology, enabling a collaborative mobile workplace across Hong Kong and mainland China.
The project will migrate over 10,000 NWD users across multiple regions to the new platform, building a new hub with enhanced communication and collaboration tools. The virtual workplace will enhance staff mobility, facilitate team collaboration and boost productivity, allowing users to remotely perform simultaneous tasks and automate business operations.
With the fast pace of digital transformation comes increased demand for business-oriented technology support. HKT will provide NWD with managed services on the full range of ICT and digital technologies to address rising user expectations of business units within NWD.
Paul Sin, Director of Technology & Transformation at New World Development, said, “Digital transformation is crucial for business resilience. Our strategic alliance with HKT facilitates our creation of scalable business solutions to stay ahead of competition.”
Tom Chan, Managing Director of Commercial Group at HKT, said, “Our wealth of Enterprise Managed Services will provide business-oriented technology management on network, cloud and cybersecurity for NWD to facilitate its digital transformation plan for Greater China, especially in the Greater Bay Area.”