Microsoft Indonesia and Pos Indonesia have partnered up to enhance Indonesia’s digital imperative. According to Microsoft, the partnership focuses on exploring the use of Microsoft cloud computing technology to support Pos Indonesia’s digital transformation and innovation–particularly in the logistics sector. The partnership will also look to improve the digital skills of 14,862 employees and 8,817 O-rangers/partnerships spread across various provinces in Indonesia. MARKETING-INTERACTIVE has reached out to Pos Indonesia and Microsoft Indonesia for additional information.

Dharma Simorangkir, Microsoft Indonesia’s president director said that at the age of 276, Pos Indonesia is able to show resilience and adaptivity across the ages. Pos Indonesia is clear evidence that the digital imperative is really needed and can be done by every individual and organisation.

“Through this partnership, we hope to further accelerate Pos Indonesia’s digital transformation and innovation, thereby creating a foundation for sustainable and inclusive digital transformation, as well as being a role model for the meaning of development in the era of the fifth industrial revolution,” Simorangkir added.

This partnership is part of ‘SATU Karya’, the latest initiative from Microsoft Indonesia that facilitates the collaboration of cross-industry digitalization works in Indonesia, in order to realize an integrated digital ecosystem and support the realisation of Indonesia’s digital economic potential.

Faizal Rochmad Djoemadi, Pos Indonesia’s main director said, “I welcome the collaboration between Pos Indonesia and Microsoft Indonesia.”

He added that Pos Indonesia continues to innovate by reaching out to the public, especially in the current era of digital development. “Collaboration with Microsoft Indonesia is an important and strategic momentum for Pos Indonesia to support Indonesia’s digitalisation as a form of providing for the community and contributing to the Indonesian economy,” he said.

“Thank you to Microsoft Indonesia and Pos Indonesia for building togetherness to maintain the potential of Indonesia’s economic growth which is not easy to target. That is why there is a need for a cooperative role from SOEs, the private sector and small-medium enterprises,” Erick Thohir, state-owned enterprises minister said.

Last year, Microsoft was establishing its first data centre region in Indonesia to deliver trusted cloud services locally, under its newly-launched Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia (empowering Indonesia’s digital economy) initiative. According to a press release, the data centre region will allow businesses to have faster access to Microsoft’s cloud services and the ability for data to be stored in the country. It is also equipped with “world-class data security and privacy”.