Leading Indonesian operator Indosat Ooredoo and Google's cloud computing services arm Google Cloud have announced a new strategic partnership, with the aim, as the partners put it, of accelerating digital transformation across consumer and enterprise segments in Indonesia.
The partnership will serve Indonesia’s SMBs as a priority target segment and spans many areas that the two companies say are core to the capabilities of both organizations.
Indosat Ooredoo and Google Cloud aim to create a marketplace of tailored software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings with a goal of fully digitising SMBs.
This may include building an online presence with Google My Business, boosting their productivity with Google Workspace, expanding and automating their businesses with AI/ML, delivering better customer service with smart data analytics in the cloud, and much more.
In addition the two organisations will build a portfolio of 5G edge computing solutions that bring together Indosat Ooredoo’s network, Google Cloud's technologies, and edge computing to help enterprises address real business challenges across industries.
By bringing Google Cloud compute and capabilities to the edge, say the partners, businesses can move infrastructure from centralized locations to these edges, run applications closer to end users, and build what are described as industry-changing experiences in retail, healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, and more.
Another key aspect to this partnership sees Indosat Ooredoo and Google Cloud exploring the development of B2B security managed services to advance their resilience and protect companies from cybersecurity risks.
Indosat Ooredoo adds that it will modernize its infrastructure and applications on Google Cloud. In particular, Indosat Ooredoo and Google Cloud will define a clear roadmap for advanced data analytics modernization and AI/ML adoption.