Singapore's largest telecom operator Singapore Telecommunications (or SingTel) has earned an accolade for its myBusiness online community for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It won the ASEAN ICT Gold Award 2013 for Digital Content at the 13th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting held this November.
SingTel says its myBusiness is the largest all-in-one online SME community in Singapore. The portal, which aggregates and provides relevant apps, business software and resources and opportunities for members, is also accessed by SMEs from more than 70 countries.
With more than one million page views per month, offers cloud services such as Software-as-a-Service, a one-stop e-procurement portal for businesses and other information resources such as comprehensive information on government grants and credit schemes to help SMEs utilise these financial resources to grow their businesses, and a resource for the online SME community by delivering thought leadership.
One innovative feature of SingTel myBusiness is a virtual market place where SMEs can take up job tenders, pitch for business, or join others to bulk-buy services or products.
Mr Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer of SingTel Group Enterprise, said: "Businesses, especially SMEs, face the challenges of operating in a volatile market environment, rising costs and rapid changes in technology.
"As their ICT partner, SingTel believes in co-creating innovative solutions that help meet their most pressing needs while empowering them for future growth. With SingTel myBusiness, we help SMEs leverage cloud based technologies to lower costs and improve their productivity."
"Whether an SME is a one-man-operation or a growing company with multiple locations, it can leverage myBusiness to transform its operations to be more agile and to scale for growth, regionally or beyond, very quickly," added Mr Chang.
To celebrate the win and help SMEs gain further exposure, myBusiness has launched a month-long 'Big Ad' campaign which gives 10,000 Singapore SMEs the opportunity to advertise their products and services to members of the public, at no cost, on an electronic billboard at Raffles Place.
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