Singapore’s Tech Sector Steps Forward to Offer Suite of ICT Solutions to Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Last updated: 05 March 2020

Published on: 04 March 2020

Singapore’s Tech Sector Steps Forward to Offer Suite of ICT Solutions to Businesses Affected by COVID-19

SINGAPORE – 4 March: Companies can tap on a suite of infocomm technology (ICT) solutions to address business continuity challenges arising from COVID-19, such as workplace separation, visitor management, temperature recording, and contact tracing. This suite of solutions was jointly curated by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) and SGTech, the industry association for the tech sector. 

The solutions cover three main areas: Remote Working, Visitor Management, and Productivity Improvements.

Mr Tan Kiat How, Chief Executive, IMDA said, “I am heartened to see the ICT industry come together to offer digital solutions that would be useful to our companies during this period. Remote working and digital collaboration tools allow firms to continue operations despite the disruption brought about by COVID-19. SMEs can use this opportunity to digitalise their operations and better position themselves for the eventual recovery.”

Tech industry leaders such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Singtel will offer enterprise grade solutions at promotional rates, including extended free trials.

SGTech will also partner industry associations from other sectors to encourage their SME members in adopting digital solutions. 

Mr Wong Wai Meng, Chairman, SGTech said, “This challenging time is an opportunity for companies to adopt digital technologies to ensure their business continuity. We are grateful that the members of our tech industry are rallying together to offer special packages to help businesses. Through the use of these tools, we hope that all businesses, particularly the SMEs, can emerge from this stronger and ready to take on the opportunities ahead.”

There are currently 50 tech solution packages available, with more to be added in the coming weeks. To help SMEs navigate the list of solutions, an online directory has been created at:

http://sgtech.org.sg/SGTECH/Web/Initiatives/COVID19_ICT_Support.aspx.

 

Related Resource

Annex A: Examples of COVID-19 ICT solutions providers (604.46KB)

 


ISSUED BY THE INFOCOMM MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, SINGAPORE


About the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission.

For more news and information, visit www.imda.gov.sg or follow IMDA on Facebook IMDAsg and Twitter @IMDAsg.

About SGTech

SGTech is the premier association for the tech industry in Singapore. Within a rapidly evolving technology landscape, SGTech strives to create an ecosystem that anticipates trends and develops sustainable initiatives to strengthen the community and help the industry grow.

SGTech’s close to 1000 members range from innovative start-ups, vibrant small and medium-sized enterprises to top multinational corporations that leverage technology as a core driver of their business.


For media clarifications, please contact:

(Mr) Patrick Lim 
Assistant Manager, Communications and Marketing, IMDA
DID: (65) 6202 4469
Email: Patrick_John_Lim@imda.gov.sg