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Jakarta Post

Google to build hub for cloud services in Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 5 2018   /  02:38 am

Tech giant Google will make Indonesia one of the bases of its cloud-computing business in Asia to take advantage of the country’s rapid increase in the use of digital technology.Tim Synan, the head of Google Cloud Southeast Asia, said in Jakarta on Thursday that turning Indonesia into one of the company’s hubs in the cloud business was necessary to meet the growing demand from local companies.“We want Indonesia to become a digital powerhouse in Southeast Asia,” Synan said during the second annual Google Cloud Summit.He said Google provided cloud services to a number of Indonesian companies, such as taxi company Blue Bird Group, diversified conglomerate CT Corp., fashion startup Sale Stock, ride-hailing app provider Go-Jek, media giant Emtek, online retailer Tokopedia and online travel agent Traveloka.The seven companies currently use the cloud platform based in Singapore, one of ...