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MMU Collaborates with IBM to Innovate Students

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CYBERJAYA, 22 May 2007 – Multimedia University (MMU), a long term partner of IBM Malaysia today further extended their partnership by signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly work together under the IBM Academic Initiative Offering Agreement where IBM will provide MMU with the software development knowledge technology transfer programmes.

“This collaboration between MMU and IBM represents another significant milestone in educational co-operation between the two parties. At MMU, we recognize the importance of utilizing technological advances to fuel future growth for our next generation workforce. In order to narrow the information communications technology knowledge, business concepts and software development gap for students, contributions from a strong technology partner such as IBM would be necessary to help our students to start thinking in an innovative manner,” said Professor Datuk Ghauth Jasmon, President of Multimedia University.

Since 2003, MMU students have been learning DB2 for practical training as part of the university information technology course curriculum. The university is also using Rational for its lab teaching of software engineering course. As a member of IBM Academic Initiative, MMU will benefit from IBM software licenses for at least 60 middleware products (including open source technology like Eclipse and CloudScape) and has remote access to IBM hardware like System z and Sytem i.

MMU has also undertaken to set up IBM Software Innovation Lab to support the teaching of IT technologies in the areas related to the IBM core business. The establishment of the Lab is aimed at providing the necessary support and resources to its students for their academic achievements and career development.

IBM software will be deployed to the IBM Software Innovation Lab in the University to support the teaching of IT technologies in the areas related to IBM core business like service orientated architecture, WebSphere Portal, Domino, Rational and DB2 Express for Community.

Read more: SMBedge

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Written by syazli7

Tue, 22 May 2007 at 01:49:54 +0800

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