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State lenders join forces to expand cloud technology

  • Winny Tang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 22 2018   /  03:06 am

The Association of State-Owned Banks (Himbara) has agreed to synergize its cloud computing technology to reduce costs and make banking processes more efficient.

Himbara, which consists of four banks, namely Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and Bank Mandiri, believes collaboration to develop cloud technology can support their businesses as they embark on the digital transformation journey.

“Cloud computing is the foundation of other important technologies such as artificial intelligence, block chain and data science,” Rico Usthavia Frans, Bank Mandiri’s director of information technology and operation, said on Thursday.

Himbara cloud task force head Andi Nirwoto, who also serves as BTN IT director, said the collaboration for Himbara cloud technology would be applied first to banks’ non-core businesses, such a...