During the Lab Workshop in 2010 which was done as part of Malaysian Government Economic Transformation Programme, Data Centre was identified as one of the key industry sector to be developed to increase national GNI by 2020 and vision to grow Malaysia as the preferred Regional Data Center Hub.
MDeC has been tasked to oversee the formation of DC special focus group which will be formed within the Outsourcing Malaysia group, hence the formation of MDCA to be the forefront in driving the DC industry of Malaysia.
In support of the needs of the industry GBS Focus Group, an industry-driven community was initiated by MDEC in 2011 to facilitate as part of the key initiative to strengthen the position of Malaysia as a location of choice for the GBS industry. Since 2015 the GBS Focus Group has been transitioned over to OM to continue the growth. The group comprises various stakeholders including companies, professional bodies, academia and government agencies