Agreement of both companies leading the IT industry is made in a meeting attended directly by President and CEO IBM Corporation, Virginia “Ginni” M. Rometty, awarded by Fortune magazine as "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" for seven years consecutively and even the 7th rank in 2011. Ginni becomes the 15th rank of “World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2012" of Forbes magazine and included in Time 100 in 2012. On the occasion, Ginni was accompanied by ASEAN General Manager IBM, Cordelia Chung, President Director IBM Indonesia, Suryo Suwignyo, and Country Manager IBM Indonesia, Kustiawan Kusumo. While Telkom represented by President Director of Telkom, Arief Yahya, accompanied by Director of Network and Solution, Rizkan Chandra, Director of IT Solution and Strategic Portfolio, Indra Utoyo, and Director of Human Capital & General Affair, Priyantono Rudito.
President Director of Telkom, Arief Yahya, stated that the cooperation between Telkom and IBM, a key player of IT Global service, could give an advantage not only to both companies but also the IT consumers in Indonesia. “Telkom and IBM have the same perception to always commit to give the best service to the subscribers from such a small entrepreneur to large corporation,” said Arief Yahya.
The agreement is expected to be able to improve value of both companies particularly in making an expansion of data center in Indonesia. Both companies also agree to develop Broadband Partnership covering IT operation management (ITOM) for Service Provider Development Environment (SPDE), and development of Corporate University now Telkom preparing.
“Cooperation between Telkom and IBM aims not only at enhancing Telkom’s IT service quality but also giving a benefit to the people to enjoy a digital-based information technology service, “ Arief Yahya expected.
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