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Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Thursday, December 07 2023 - 17:00
ISF NET Establishes Singapore Office as It Seeks to Strengthen IT Talent in Asia
SINGAPORE and TOKYO, Dec. 7, 2023 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

- GLOBAL ISF PTE. LTD. to Bolster ISF NET, INC's Regional Presence and Support 
Its Ambitions in Global Expansion -

ISF NET, INC., a leading Japanese IT services and staffing company, announced 
on December 7 the establishment of GLOBAL ISF PTE. LTD. in Singapore as it eyes 
greater business expansion in the Asian region.


As part of its expansion into Singapore, ISF NET will invest approximately 
USD13.5 million (2 billion yen) in the venture, setting a sales target of 
USD20.3 million (3 billion yen) for the global business. The company aims to 
hire 150 employees by 2030 to bolster its support for clients in Singapore and 
other parts of Southeast Asia.

With over two decades of industry experience and with offices in Japan, China 
and South Korea, ISF NET's entry into Singapore marks a significant step 
towards strengthening its position in Asia. More significantly, this move 
represents a strategic shift in ISF NET's focus of services from Japan to the 
global market. 

"As a renowned international talent hub, Singapore offers an ideal gateway for 
multinational companies aiming to grow in Asia," said Yukiyoshi Watanabe, 
President and CEO, ISF NET, INC. "I am confident that our foray into Singapore 
will further strengthen our presence in the region and empower clients with 
tailored IT infrastructure solutions to help them navigate and succeed in a 
region as diverse as Asia."

Business Strategy in Singapore
ISF NET's business strategy will focus on providing IT engineering HR support 
for companies in Singapore and recruiting Japanese-English and Korean-English 
speaking bilingual IT infrastructure engineers. The engineers will be hired 
from Singapore and other parts of Asia and will be staffed to IT infrastructure 
projects in Japan and Korea.

"ISF NET's expansion into Singapore underscores our commitment to uplifting 
engineering talent across Asia through cross-border knowledge sharing. In 
tandem with this, we aim to foster a globally connected workforce and alleviate 
the hiring and skills challenges faced by our clients across Asia," said Kohei 
Wakamoto, Managing Director of GLOBAL ISF PTE. LTD. 

The company aims to address the increasing scarcity of IT talent in Singapore 
by growing its IT infrastructure-managed service business, IT talent 
recruitment and IT talent staffing business. This will connect local engineers 
eager to enhance their skills through overseas projects with companies which 
are actively seeking bilingual experts.

By fostering collaboration with highly skilled engineers in Singapore and 
across Asia, ISF NET is committed to delivering advanced projects and 
cutting-edge technology solutions. As part of future initiatives, ISF NET aims 
to facilitate remote work for individuals who have relocated from overseas, 
fostering a flexible and globally connected workforce.

In addition, ISF NET will focus on developing key partnerships with Japanese 
and Korean companies which are looking to expand in Asia but lack the know-how, 
resources and talent to do so. Leveraging its decades of experience in IT 
staffing solutions, ISF NET will support these companies in actively recruiting 
bilingual engineers to strengthen business partnerships within region. This 
will help solve challenges faced by these companies, namely the increased 
difficulty in hiring bilingual IT infrastructure engineers and alleviation of 
the additional burden on current employees.

Across Asia, ISF NET will provide IT infrastructure services related to cloud, 
security, and networking, particularly for businesses facing challenges in 
their digital transformation journey related to human resources, skills, and 
environmental improvement.

Mr. Kazunori Ikeda, Regional Chief Technology Officer, KDDI Asia Pacific Pte. 
Ltd., agrees. "KDDI Asia Pacific provides IT solutions in Southeast Asia, South 
Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. As all our staff work together as one team 
across borders to contribute to the further growth of our customers' 
businesses, the field where highly skilled engineers play an active role is 
expanding even more," he said. "In this market environment, we are pleased and 
reassured that ISF NET is initiating the business of introducing bilingual IT 
infrastructure engineer talents in Singapore. We have entrusted ISF NET with 
the operational outsourcing of part of KDDI Asia Pacific's services and are 
highly satisfied. We hope for the continued success and growth of ISF NET's 

ISF NET is an IT infrastructure company with approximately 2,000 engineers 
providing solutions for cloud, server, network security, and other IT 
infrastructure needs. The company operates 15 offices throughout Japan, with 
additional offices in China and Korea.

- Representative: President Yukiyoshi Watanabe (Representative of ISF NET GROUP)
- Head office: 3F Oak Akasaka Building, 7-1-16 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Established: January 12, 2000
- Capital: 100 million yen
- Number of employees: 2,460 (as of July 1, 2023), group total 2,578
- Sales: 14.1 billion yen (group total)

Source: ISF NET, INC.