H3C and MyKRIS Join Forces to Assist the Revival of Malaysia’s Hotel Industry


H3C, a leader in digital solutions, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MyKRIS Asia Sdn Bhd to assist Malaysian hotel operators in reducing their IT operation costs while the industry recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration will see H3C as MyKRIS’s main partner in providing hotel industry customers with the best network and wireless solutions. H3C will be providing the required infrastructure to enhance MyKRIS’s internet services to benefit the local hotel industry.

The MoU signing ceremony is in conjunction with the launch of MyKRIS’s Wireless Internet Service bundle, the MyKRIS 360, specifically curated for hotel members under the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH). This bundle aims to benefit all MAH members by deploying the most comprehensive wireless internet solutions in hotels to rejuvenate the local hotel industry. The MoU was signed by Rockies Ma, Country General Manager of H3C Malaysia and Chew Choo Soon, Group Managing Director of MyKRIS and witnessed by Yap Lip Seng, the Chief Executive Officer of MAH.

The tourism and hospitality industry contributes significantly to Malaysia’s economy. H3C and MyKRIS will join forces with MAH to provide the best wireless network solutions for the target hotel customer group. Their objective is to reduce at least 50% of the IT operation costs, upon the hospitality market reopening.

Commenting on the collaboration, Rockies Ma said, “It is now more important than before to provide the hotel industry with the best digital solutions to help them recover from the impact of the pandemic. As part of the larger hospitality industry, its recovery will go a long way in increasing the overall economy. We are honoured to be MyKRIS’s main partner in providing hotel members under the MAH with comprehensive and affordable wireless and network solutions. We believe it will help in their day-to-day operations as the hotel industry gradually recovers.”

As the number of fully vaccinated population continues to increase in Malaysia and the nation gradually moves towards herd immunity, the hotel industry is also putting efforts to recover in the coming year. The travel and tourism sector is resilient. Once domestic travel is allowed, Malaysians’ pent-up desire to travel will serve as the driving force for the recovery of the hotel industry. As a result, the average hotel occupancy rates increased from 14% in June to 28% by the fourth quarter of this year according to MAH.[1]

Mason Lee, Sales Director of MyKRIS greeted the comrades of Hospitality Malaysia, “We are now seeing the gradual recovery of the local tourism and hotel industry. The need for a contactless check-in system supported by a robust yet cost-effective WIFI system in hotels is now more important than ever. Therefore, MyKRIS is working together with H3C to offer a stable, efficient and cost effective solution to hoteliers in order to kick off the revival of the tourism and hotel industry.”

Chew Choo Soon, Group Managing Director of MyKRIS said, “We see the opportunity to recover the hotel industry with the help of digitisation. With H3C coming into the scene as our main support, we are confident to provide the best solutions to help the hotel industry, with the assistance of more than 20 years of digital solutions experience under our belt.”

The MoU signing ceremony is a stepping stone for the partnership between H3C and MyKRIS. The MoU includes both parties’ agreement in further elevating their business relationship while propelling Malaysia’s digital economy forward. The collaboration aims to create and sustain a vibrant digital ecosystem by strengthening the partnerships between MyKRIS and H3C’s network of ecosystem partners.


H3C Empowers the Network Restructuring and Upgrade of Great Russian Encyclopedia with Cutting-Edge Intelligent Technologies


In this fast-changing digital era, digital transformation has become a natural strategic choice for publishers around the globe to cope with various challenges and revolutions. Underlying the deepening transformation, publishers need to continuously upgrade the digital platforms to meet the diversified business demands. As one of the most professional and authoritative publishers in Russia, Great Russian Encyclopedia is proactively embracing the Internet era by reconstructing its own digital platform, so as to accelerate the innovation and operation of its business.

In 2018, commissioned by the Russian government, Great Russian Encyclopedia started to build a nationwide, interactive, encyclopedic portal website. The new program has resulted in expanded organizational scale, with the publisher setting about planning and construction of new office areas, this raised new demands for the construction of a sound company network. To this end, the publisher chose to cooperate with H3C for a full upgrade and expansion of its network infrastructure. It introduced the efficient and reliable network equipment of H3C which enabled an all-round upgrade in various aspects from performance to management. As a result, the restructuring of the publisher’s network was in full swing, laying a solid groundwork for it to realize the transformation entailed by various new businesses.

Hard-core network laying groundwork for the publisher’s digital transformation

The S6800-series data center switch rolled out by H3C served as the pillar in core switching. It can resist voltage surge and overheating, get the backup power connected, and perform fault detects and raise alarms on the power supply circuit and cooling fan to ensure that the equipment keeps running even in extreme environments. In addition, the S5560-series high-performance converged ethernet switch is mainly used for access control. Based on the strong performance of the network infrastructure, it enabled efficient and stable connection between the campus network and many offices of the publisher, making possible data connectivity and high-efficiency sharing. At the same time, H3C also effectively integrated the wired and wireless networks so that the local area network could expand flexibly to meet growing demands.

On top of the strong performance, H3C has provided many other useful functions for the publisher’s network including plug-and-play, single IP address management and synchronous update, significantly reducing the costs of network infrastructure expansion. In terms of network management, the effective monitoring technology of SmartMC improved the management of Great Russian Encyclopedia’s website and remarkably pared down the maintenance costs. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) ensured the load balance and reduced network redundancy, facilitating continuous level-2 and level-3 data forwarding with much higher efficiency and reliability. Moreover, H3C has provided quality assurance services on its network products for the publisher over three years, and with around-the-clock technical supports, it offers all-round guarantee for the stable operation of the entire network.

H3C helps boost digital economy in Russia with deepened involvement and increased presence in the sector

The cooperation with Great Russian Encyclopedia is one of the most successful models in H3C’s endeavor to promote digital transformation in Russia. At present, on the strength of its cutting-edge digitalization capacity at multiple fronts including cloud computing, big data, AI, and the Internet of Things, H3C has scored remarkable progress in many different areas in Russia’s economic development. Yan Kuo, General Manager of H3C Russia, says: “H3C has accumulated rich experiences in its efforts to boost the digital economy and digital industries in China, which serves as an irreplaceable reference for it to step up participation in the digital transformation of Russian businesses. Drawing on these experiences, H3C will proactively work to increase our involvement in our customers’ endeavor toward digitalization and provide them with more innovative and diversified choices.”

Facing a critical crossroads in digital transformation, companies around the world are renewing their business models and management philosophies to accommodate the emergence of digital technologies represented by cloud, intelligent and 5G technologies. Under the trend of digital transformation, H3C will continue its efforts to introduce its comprehensive competitiveness embodied by “Digital Brain 2021” into Russia to lay a solid groundwork for the digitalization of businesses and the boom of digital economy.