Leading global ICT provider Huawei on April 9 launched its SME Support Programme with trusted ecosystem partners in the Asia-Pacific, aiming to deliver further technical support for economic recovery amid the fight against the pandemic in the region.
|Huawei’s SME Support Programme in APAC |
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engines of growth and innovation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). They account for over 97 per cent of all business and employ over half of the workforce across APEC economies. They contribute significantly to economic growth, with GDP shares ranging from 40 to 60 per cent in most APEC economies, according to the APEC.
The pandemic has forced businesses to accelerate their digital transformation and move to the cloud one to three years ahead of schedule. HUAWEI CLOUD is currently working with over 19,000 partners and 1.6 million developers, and is committed to strengthening the digital economy to support sustainable economic recovery.
For the SME Support Programme, which will be available until December 31, 2021, each eligible SME applicant could receive coupons worth up to $3,000 and free professional consulting service including cutting-edge cloud solutions for a variety of industry scenarios including financial service, education, e-commerce, gaming, IoT, application development, and enterprise applications.
SMEs that have an account on the HUAWEI CLOUD official website but have never used any paid service can apply on the SME Support Programme page and receive consultation from cloud experts. Applications will be reviewed based on the company’s cloud needs and the readiness of workloads for cloud deployment.
Currently, HUAWEI CLOUD offers over 220 services in categories such as compute, storage, network, security, big data, AI, and IoT, plus over 210 solutions for a full coverage of industries. Enterprises can rely on Huawei's robust ecosystem to accelerate innovation by joining efforts with other eco-partners.