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Data and technology transformation underpin the path to global recovery from the Covid-19 catastrophe.

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So says tech company Oracle (Thailand), which said it is committed to helping overcome the public health crisis both here and abroad.

Taveesak Saengthong, managing director for Oracle (Thailand), remarked that collaboration between the public and private sector, and across industries, will be crucial to this effort.

In Thailand, where the technology company is marking 30 years in the market, Taveesak said that Oracle is constantly innovating to offer a solution for every piece of the puzzle.

He shared that Oracle can contribute towards Thailand’s recovery in two ways – addressing the healthcare sector requirements and economic recovery through support for businesses.

Oracle said its National Electronic Health Records (EHR) Database and Oracle Public Health Management System, two solutions which were built by Oracle teams around the world when Covid-19 became a global pandemic, have been instrumental in helping government efforts in collecting, processing and analysing health updates from patients and healthcare providers.

In Africa, Oracle is also working with Tony Blair Institute to support a yellow fever vaccination program in Ghana, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, with a modern, cloud-based, electronic health records system to help manage their large-scale vaccination programmes.

To get the vaccine to people on the ground, it said governments need to put the processes and infrastructure in place to adequately and effectively manage the vaccine development ecosystem.

“Compounding the issue, cold chain logistics are particularly difficult in warmer climates, and with most parts of Southeast Asia being in the tropics, this could pose a significant obstacle. To address this challenge, Oracle offers its Supply Chain Management [SCM] Cloud to help customers maintain a resilient supply chain to keep the economy going,” said Taveesak.

Meanwhile with Covid-19 impacting the economy, governments and businesses would also need to look at boosting morale of people by enabling upskilling for digital talents and also how businesses manage their workforce, Oracle said.

Said Taveesak: “With the demands for remote working, there is increased demand for more digital, including the need for digital talents. Oracle is also contributing to the upskilling of talents through our Oracle Academy programme.” In Thailand, Oracle Academy partners with 89 institutions and support 180 educators, to train students on core as well as up-and-coming technical skills, enabling them employment in the technology sector.

Oracle said it is also working with Thai customers to ensure their business continuity during the pandemic.

Ngern Tid Lor, a microfinance leader in Thailand, decided to migrate to Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (Oracle Cloud ERP). This move offers them an array of improved features with richer data intelligence in a single management platform that brings about an overall reduction in cost. Minor Hotels has moved its use of Oracle E-business Suite, Hyperion and BI for its food business to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Published : January 20, 2021

By : The Nation