Malaysia To Follow Open Source Approach In National Biometric System

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  •  Open source has helped in enabling more agile processes and develop the  capabilities of the public sector office in the country
  • Previously, growth in this domain was restricted by funding availability and a lack of staff with Linux, middleware and cloud skills

According to a report by GovInsider, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) is planning to use the biometric digital identity system in the country to make  40 percent of government services available online end-to-end by the close of 2020. The report said that MAMPU is using  open source technologies for this instead of relying  exclusively on the proprietary systems of vendors.

Develop the capabilities of the public sector office

The report said that Dr. Suhazimah Dzazali, deputy director general for information and communication technology said that open source has helped in enabling more agile processes and develop the capabilities of the public sector office. Dzazali also added that open source has enabled this with effective use of resources.

As per the report, Hanissull Jalis bt Md Yusof, application development division deputy director said that previously they used resources provided by their data centre and built applications on traditional virtual machines. He added that the growth was restricted by funding availability and a lack of staff with Linux, middleware and cloud skills.

 

 

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