DesktopIP announced its partnership with HPN Nahdlatul Ulama (Nahdliyin Entrepreneur Community), the largest Muslim entrepreneur community, to encourage local businesses to transform into digital.

DesktopIP with HPN Encourage Nahdlatul Ulama Entrepreneurs for Shifting 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.

The C-suite is In Charge of Ensuring That Their Company's Digital Transformation is Successful

Enabling Digital Transformation and Profiting from the Next Wave of Technology

By H. Putra

The C-suite is In Charge of Ensuring That Their Company's Digital Transformation is Successful

The role of the C-suite should be articulated in such a way that they know the significance and benefits of investing in digital transformation, as well as how to make it happen. The C-suite can also play a key role in driving digital change by providing direction and assistance to all departments.

C-suite member's responsibilities include:

  • Taking the lead on change
  • Ensure strategy alignment
  • Communicate your vision
  • Establish priorities
What Impact Has Technology Had on Business?

Technology has changed business in the following ways:

  • Technology has created opportunities for remote work and freelance jobs
  • Online shopping has made it possible to buy products from all over the world
  • The internet has made it easier to connect with others
  • Email and social media have provided brands a new way to connect with customers.
Three Steps to Facilitate Transformation for Greater Success and Results!
1. Train your employees how to use new technologies – it's not so much about the tools as it is about how they are used!

Employee training is critical to the success of any business. With the rapid pace of technological change, it is understandable that employers are concerned about how they will keep up with industry innovations. Many businesses train their employees on how to use new technologies in order to stay competitive.

2. Encourage collaboration across all departments in your company; this will result in better decision making, higher levels of innovation, and increased brand awareness.

Collaboration is essential for a successful business to produce high-quality work.

When we look at the best companies in the world, we notice that they all have one thing in common: they all have a high level of collaboration. This applies not only to internal departments, but also to customers or stakeholders.

Collaboration can be challenging in some organizations, especially when employees believe they are being asked to work with someone who is not in their field of expertise. When done correctly, however, it can lead to better decision-making and higher levels of innovation throughout an organization because there are more minds on any given issue.

3. Encourage your employees' ideas and feedback to embrace the power of innovation – it's a great way to boost morale, improve team dynamics, and increase job satisfaction.

Innovation ideas and feedback should not be viewed as a threat to the organization. They are, indeed, an excellent way to boost morale and increase employee engagement. There are numerous approaches you can take to encourage your employees' ideas and feedback.

Setting clear expectations about the type of feedback you want from your employees, how often you want them to deliver it, and what specific topics they can offer their ideas on is one of the most successful strategies. They will feel more comfortable giving feedback if they have a better understanding of how to do so, and they will be more likely to take advantage of this chance for innovation.