The National Cloud Operator has entered into a strategic partnership with the global technological company Microsoft. This cooperation opens a new chapter in the development of the platform that is being built in Poland, which provides enterprises and public institutions with access to the latest cloud computing solutions and accelerates the digital transformation of the economy. As a part of the partnership with the NCO, Microsoft will launch in Poland its first data processing region in Central and Eastern Europe.
I am deeply convinced that the investment of Microsoft in Poland will be of significance for enterprises, public institutions and the educational system, enabling their digital transformation and implementation of new work standards. Our fundamental objective is to increase the pace of transformation of Poland into a technological hub for the Central and Eastern Europe region.”
said Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland
Today, we are celebrating the launching of a strategic partnership of the National Cloud and Microsoft - a big global player. In fact, one of the biggest. This is yet another important step towards digitalization and acceleration of growth of Polish economy. It is particularly significant in the context of irreversible changes that are taking place before our eyes in the socio-economic ecosystem. Digital transformation is a huge opportunity to deal with the present crisis faster and more effectively. Cloud-based technology is the future, which we want to start today.”
said Zbigniew Jagiełło, the President of the Management Board of PKO Bank Polski
Partnership with Microsoft is a significant step in development of the National Cloud. We have convinced the world's biggest technology company to start an important investment in Poland. Through this cooperation, we increase the chances of accelerating the digital transformation of Polish enterprises and public administration. The NCO provides services in the multi-cloud model, allowing the clients to choose freely from the cloud-based solution variants and offering technologies that best match their business models. The Azure cloud platform and Microsoft 365 solutions are an excellent addition to our business offer. We are a trusted partner, which ensures security, full compliance with the local regulations and location of data in Poland. In this context, the decision of Microsoft to establish here its first data processing region in Central and Eastern Europe complements perfectly with our mission.”
said Michał Potoczek, the President of the National Cloud Operator
Poland has the opportunity to become the digital heart of Europe. This is why we are announcing our partnership with the National Cloud Operator and the biggest investment in digital technology in the country's history, equivalent to 1 billion dollars. As a part of this investment, we plan to implement activity for development of digital competences, to support the transformation and to construct the first secure and trusted data processing region in Central and Eastern Europe, based on the global-scale Microsoft cloud. This means access to world-class technologies, in particular cloud solutions, from the level of a data center located in Poland.
said Mark Loughran, the General Manager of the Polish branch of Microsoft
PKO Bank Polski is the undisputable leader of the Polish banking sector. In first half of 2020, its consolidated net profit amounted to PLN 1,3 bilion (the largest in the Polish banking sector) and the value of assets reached over PLN 377 billion. The Bank is the basic provider of financial services for all customer segments, achieving the highest shares in the deposit market (18.4 percent), loans (17.6 percent), leasing market (11.2 percent) and in the market of investment funds not dedicated (22.2 percent). With over 9.46 million payment cards, the bank is the largest debit and credit card issuer in Poland with a market share of over 21%. Thanks to the development of digital tools, including the IKO application, which has in the end of third quater of 2019 - 4,7 million active applications, PKO Bank Polski has become the most mobile bank in Poland. The Capital Group's companies strengthen the Bank's strong position. The Brokerage House of PKO Bank Polski is a leader in terms of the number and value of IPO and SPO transactions on the capital market.