DeliriumCyberTouch Eyes US Internet Professional Services Market In Asia

SINGAPORE — Delirium Corporation and CyberTouch (Asia) Pte. Ltd. have merged to form what company officials claim to be one of the largest e-business solutions firms in Asia.

The combined expertise of Delirium and CyberTouch will enable the new entity – DeliriumCyberTouch Corporation – to provide services in e-business strategy, technology and creative design to businesses in the financial services, telecoms, manufacturing, government and retail industries.

“Internet-related professional services in Asia will become a US$7 billion market in three years, and we are very enthusiastic about the future of this industry. With one of the most seasoned management teams in the region, DeliriumCyberTouch should be well-positioned for success,” said Joe Ngai, president of DeliriumCyberTouch and former Delirium Corporation chief executive officer.

Core e-business offerings DeliriumCyberTouch brings to the table include solutions in supply chain management, customer relationship management, enterprise information portal, enterprise application integration, vertical eMarketplace and financial trading. Its offerings also encompass e-business strategy, systems integration, Web-based application development, e-business infrastructure solutions, wireless Internet solutions, Web design, e-branding and online marketing.

The new Hong Kong-headquartered entity, to be helmed by chief executive officer Steve Hsia (former CEO of CyberTouch) will reach out to customers in Asia Pacific with a staff strength of more than 400 employees operating from its offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei. New offices in Shenzhen and Shanghai will open in Q3 2001. DeliriumCyberTouch also currently maintains an office in New York.

Its client list boasts well-known names such as Asustek, BP Amoco, Citibank, DHL Asia Pacific, Ericsson, Intel, Telekom Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, PCCW, Panasonic and United Daily News.

Delirium Corporation was founded in 1998 to develop e-solutions for companies in Asia and the U.S. by offering technology, design and business strategy services. Backed by major investor General Atlantic Partners, which manages more than US$10 billion worldwide, Delirium successfully wooed customers such as Citibank, Panasonic, Hansol, Ericsson and United Daily News. Its 250 employees worked out of offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Seoul, Guangzhou and New York.

Founded in 1996, full-service e-consulting firm CyberTouch helped Asian enterprises define and execute their Web strategies. It offices in Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan housed about 180 staff who supported clients such as Bernama National News Agency, Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Berhad, BP Amoco, DHL, ECNet, Embrace, Intel, Logimatrix, Perwira-Affin Bank, RHB Bank, Sarawak-Net, Sabah-Net, Sibexlink, SIRIM, Telekom Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional, Time dot com and United Daily News (Taiwan). CyberTouch’s investors include Walden International and BroadVision.

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