Limiting the effects of the global pandemic

At Digital Centre, we recognise that the rapid and unexpected spread of COVID-19 and its wide-ranging impacts have caused severe disruption in all parts of everyday life across societies around the world. As we adapt in our own way, we also want to make sure we are doing our part in supporting communities and industries in which we operate.

We joined forces with our Steering Committee members to collate a number of offers and initiatives that will hopefully make tech organisations operate more smoothly, limiting the effects of the global pandemic.

For more information visit the respective Steering Committee members’ websites.

In order to support companies / organisations who are facing infrastructure challenges to keep their business going, Rackbank are offering server colocation services for free for a limited time period of 3 months in their datacenter in Indore.

To support providers of critical human services during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, any new Port will have Port fees waived for 6 months, for qualifying organisations in Healthcare, Government, Education, and First-Response functions (limitations apply).

Working from home has become a new trend against the backdrop of the epidemic. Under the Anti-Epidemic Fund, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) in Hong Kong has launched the Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme to support enterprises to continue their business and services during the epidemic. The Programme provides funding support through fast-track processing for enterprises to adopt IT solutions for developing distance business. The Hong Kong Productivity Council is the Secretariat of the Programme.

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