Over 100 SMEs Adopted IMDA’s Go Digital Programme

July 26, 201711:18 am1520 views

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced on Friday (Jul 21) that more than 100 small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) have been using 24 digital solutions from Go Digital programme since it was launched in April this year.

IMDA representative said that these solutions are targeted to help SMEs use digital technology to boost productivity as well as building better digital capabilities, and generate more than S$2.4 million in revenue for infocomm media suppliers.

During an industry briefing on Friday, IMDA also announced that they will progressively raise the standards for pre-approved digital solutions. At present, the solutions are evaluated on criteria such as functionalities that meet SMEs’ requirements, ease of use and pricing. For the future, IMDA will implement higher standards that involve digital capabilities such as cybersecurity, data protection, analytics and compliance to standards.

Further, at the event attended by over 500 icm vendors and industry players, IMDA also stated that the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises will operate the SME Digital Tech Hub. Rolled out this year, this program will provide SMEs advices about more advanced digital needs from specialist digital technology.

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Speaking at the event, IMDA chief executive Tan Kiat How said the agency will develop sector-specific industry digital plans to guide SMEs.

Mr How added that these plans will be aligned to the Industry Transformation Map. IMDA will focus on particular sectors where technology will bring significant improvement to the productivity, such as retail, food services, wholesale trade, logistics, cleaning and security.

Overall, there are 56 pre-approved digital solutions under the SME Go Digital Programme, which was announced in Parliament during this year’s Budget, Channel News Asia reports.

IMDA has also issued a call for proposals to develop commercially-managed digital platforms that drive the adoption of game-changing technology, such as artificial intelligence.

Submissions are open until Sep 8 this year.

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