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PointStar Opens a Cloud Center of Excellence in Indonesia
Offers Free Cloud-Diagnostic Service to 1,000 Small and Medium Enterprises to Help Boost Cloud-managed IT Adoption
Jakarta, 07 May 2015 – PointStar, a pioneer provider in cloud computing services, today announced the opening of a Cloud Center of Excellence in Indonesia. The Cloud Center of Excellence will bring innovative end-to-end cloud computing services to help companies extend their control, visibility, security and governance of their businesses. As part of its commitment to Indonesia, PointStar will also develop local knowledge in cloud computing, and educate the local employees on skills to maintain cloud systems and enhance their employability. PointStar seeks to enhance the competitiveness of Indonesian companies by ‘cloud enabling’ their businesses and employees.
Companies today cannot afford to be complacent as they face shifting market conditions, ever-increasing customer expectations and unrelenting competitive pressures. This is particularly true for Small and Medium-Enterprises (SMEs), which comprise 99.99% of national companies and contribute to around 60% of national economic growth.
Cloud-managed IT is a new IT concept that allows companies to tap on cloud software and hardware to bring better reliability and cost savings to their operations. Through its Cloud Center of Excellence in Indonesia, PointStar will deploy innovative solutions from leading cloud companies such as Google for Work, NetSuite, Cisco Meraki, Xero and TradeGecko to assist Indonesian companies in adopting cloud-managed IT.
Starting this year, PointStar has embarked on a new, SME-focused initiative by investing more than US$500,000 in a cloud IT assessment and diagnostic program for over 1,000 Indonesian companies in the next 12 months. Interested companies can contact PointStar’s hotline to sign up for its “Unlock and Unleash your Cloud IT” diagnostic program. By enrolling in this program, companies can get a thorough assessment of their IT infrastructure and their state of readiness for cloud computing adoption.
“Small and medium-sized enterprises play an important role in boosting the Indonesian economy. That is why PointStar is willing to invest in delivering more high value cloud solutions to these businesses. PointStar commits to boosting cloud-managed IT in various industries in Indonesia by providing a wide range of innovations through its one-stop Cloud Center of Excellence in Indonesia that offers solutions ranging from software to networks to consultancy. The products and solutions that we offer should help SMEs make better business decisions, work smarter and establish an easy-to-manage information technology backbone.SMEs have the DNA to quickly recognize and seize new opportunities and very often are on the leading edge of building innovative solutions. Our aim is to remove over US$10 million in hidden IT inefficiency in Indonesian companies and spur further growth for the economy as a result,” said Justin Lee, PointStar CEO and Co-Founder.
With its regional presence in Indonesia, PointStar is seeing higher growth rates from a wide range of clients. One of the companies that have benefited from PointStar’s solution is Ekatama Group, an industrial engineering company focusing in material handling, hydraulic system and industrial equipment. Prior to engaging with PointStar, Ekatama Group was facing problems related to their data communication and email. Moreover, IT security was also a pain point for Ekatama Group as they had to deal with numerous and ever present computer viruses and email spams. In December 2014, PointStar deployed a number of Google for Work solutions, including Gmail, Google Hangouts for Instant Messaging and Video Conferencing, Google Drive and Google Chrome, and since then Ekatama Group has been able to streamline and optimize its key business processes, including its data sharing and monitoring across branches and departments.
“PointStar’s solution is affordable, innovative and yet easy to use; allowing us to improve our internal system and providing the best service for our clients. PointStar is an ideal innovation partner for us,” said Yansen Chandra, Management Representative of Ekatama Group.
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PointStar was established in 2008 as a regional cloud services provider. As one of the pioneers in cloud solutions in Asia, PointStar has transformed over 1,000 businesses, organizations and institutions across the globe with industry-leading cloud services from technology giants like Google, NetSuite, Cisco and Amazon Web Services.
Having achieved the status of Google for Work Premier Partner for the past three consecutive years, PointStar is well-known as one of the best teams in Asia specializing in Google for Work solutions such as Google Apps, Google Drive and Google Search Appliance.
PointStar prides itself in its accumulation of a vast experience in cloud technologies and a strong understanding of the way businesses operate, which enable us to offer a comprehensive, end-to-end cloud services to help their clients choose, adopt, implement, customize and manage their cloud solutions. Our team of qualified cloud architects and engineers ensure customers implement an elegant cloud strategy that is best ﬁt for their needs and objectives.
Headquartered in Singapore, PointStar has since grown rapidly with clients that span across the Asia Paciﬁc. PointStar also has a regional presence in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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