DesktopIP with HPN Encourage Nahdlatul Ulama Entrepreneurs for Shifting into Digital
DesktopIP announced its partnership with HPN Nahdlatul Ulama (Nahdliyin Entrepreneur Community), the largest Muslim entrepreneur community, to encourage local businesses to transform into digital.
As revealed by Digital Competitiveness Index 2021 Reports, Indonesia’s digital index tends to be left behind (on average) compared to other developed countries. Although the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is leading, Indonesia still found digital inequality. It showed a gap in the digital adoption between the top tier region, like mainly the Java Provinces, and other provinces – typically, middle and eastern provinces.
Java provinces reached 70% digital index In the business sectors, while other provinces showed below 30%. The essential factor is because the quality digital talents are more likely dispersing inside the Java Provinces. More precisely, in big cities such as Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bandung, it is necessary to have a breakthrough to initiate business transformation on a regional scale, apparently outside Java Island.
If we examine closely, the contribution level of the regional economy (including also the non-Java provinces) to the national economy is quite essential, which reaches 40% on average. Adversely, a few stakeholders, especially the corporation, committed to building a digital civilization on a regional scale—only a few, such as BUMD, engaged in the procurement of technology infrastructure.
Therefore, the essence of DesktopIP and HPN Nahdlatul Ulama partnership is to promote local business through inclusive supports on the end-to-end technology. They also expect to increase the digital competitiveness index on a regional scale.
“Indonesian MSMEs have the potential to be digitally sovereign and not dependent on foreign parties. Therefore, we invite local businesses to raise their potential and enhance their business. DesktopIP itself is committed to providing the services needed to support the digital activities of Indonesian MSMEs.” Said Phidi Soepangkat.
While from the HPN Nahdlatul Ulama, since they are the most prominent Muslim entrepreneur community in Indonesia, they can be agents of change for conventional business to transform digitally. This parentship would be good momentum for local businesses to optimize their running performance supported by technology, as the DesktopIP becomes the technology provider. At the same time, the HPN Nahdlatul Ulama have solid charisma for the local business. Their 500 branches around Indonesia also have a member who is managing their business – can be a role model for their circumstances.
“This is a good opportunity for local entrepreneurs where they no longer need to be bewildered of finding the right partners to carry out digital transformation. Because DesktopIP is proven, experienced and expertise in this industry.” Said KH. Abdul Kholik, The Chairman of HPN Nahdlatul Ulama.
DesktopIP itself has prepared some services to support MSMEs digitally transforming. Among them are Virtualization services as the backbone of Cloud Computing technology. An Online Storage cloud-based data storage solution, an OTT Platform that allows users to host online and viewable videos from many platforms. A video conference platform allows users to hold an online meeting seamlessly.