Updates: The first paragraph of this article has been edited to clarify NAVER Corporation’s market cap value.

South Korea-based cloud and IT infrastructure subsidiary of NAVER Corporation, NAVER Business Platform (NBP), announces a partnership with Singaporean cloud company Deskera.

The companies plan to drive adoption of cloud services for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Southeast Asia.

Through this partnership, Deskera will incorporate NBP’s cloud service platform, whereby SMEs in the region will be able to host their data securely and efficiently.

Collaboration between Deskera and NAVER will enable SMEs further create sustainable value across their digital transformation efforts.

The joint announcement was made at the RISE 2019 Conference in Hong Kong, in which Deskera was participating.

NAVER Corporation is a global ICT that runs South Korea’s web search engine and manages global mobile services such as LINE Messenger. The company is valued with a US$16.2 billion market cap.

The official statement from the two companies stated that the partnership is deemed as a first-of-its-kind for NBP in Southeast Asia as a means to strengthen its presence in the region.

“We believe by leveraging Deskera’s cloud-based suite of software solutions coupled with NBP, SMEs will be further empowered in today’s digital economy,” said Paritosh Mahana, Head of Cloud Infrastructure, Deskera.

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NBP recently launched the NAVER Cloud Service Platform, offering cloud computing infrastructure, solutions, and eco-friendly cloud servers for enterprises.

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