The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) recently announced the launch of its DIY digital portal beta. Digital transformation (DX) has become a key element for business growth and sustainable development. SMBs are no exception and need to step up their pace of DX to cope with new operating models driven by lifestyle changes under the new normal.
Considering these urgent needs, HKPC has collaborated with various industries to build the digital DIY portal with a collection of practical and must-have DX solutions for businesses to select. Digital DIY Portal aims to help local businesses identify suitable DX solutions and connect them to reputable service providers who in turn help them implement DX, improve operational efficiency and unlock new opportunities commercial.
One-stop platform with lots of DX information
The DIY Digital Portal is a one-stop-shop free online platform full of DX information, providing businesses, especially SMBs, a new way to connect with DX solution providers for low-cost and very effective that meet their needs; and provide the latest information on digital and innovation and technology (I&T) activities, and related training courses.
The portal has already collected more than 100 enterprise digital application solutions, covering e-commerce, smart office management, network security solutions, e-marketing, data analytics, and more. start-up costs, which can help ease SMB concerns about the initial investment in DX.
The Digital DIY portal will also invite experts from different fields to regularly share success stories and in-depth analyzes of SME pain points to follow the specific needs of different industries and propose suitable DX solutions. In addition, online and offline events will be organized to enhance DX awareness among SMEs, such as Digital DIY Live, industry seminars, 1:1 consulting sessions and related trainings.
HKPC’s chief executive said the pandemic has changed the business landscape. As part of the new normal, digital transformation is essential for many SMEs. However, there are many DX solutions on the market, for example, how to choose the most suitable solution is a big challenge for many SMBs.
The digital DIY portal aims to address precisely these pain points, providing SMEs with a variety of practical, flexible and affordable solutions, as well as sharing successful cases, to help them choose the most suitable solutions to implement DX work according to their own needs. .
It is hoped that the platform will act as a super-connector and collector of the latest DX information and provide service providers with an additional channel to communicate with SMEs in need. HKPC strives to develop more successful DX cases for Hong Kong businesses and contributes to the development of Hong Kong as an international I&T center, he added.
The DIY digital portal received overwhelming support from nearly 100 trade and industry organizations and technology partners across all sectors, making the launch possible.
Grand launch of digital DIY in July
HKPC is committed to increasing the productivity and competitiveness of Hong Kong businesses through advanced technologies and innovative services. The launch of the digital DIY portal is one of the projects this year that focuses on using technology to improve productivity. During the beta version of the portal, HKPC will listen to opinions, visit technology partners, and continue to collect more digital transformation solutions and tips.
The full version will be launched in early July. At that time, the platform will be further enhanced with more information about DX, sharing of more successful cases, and more insightful tips from experts. Various sectors will also be actively engaged to develop more practical webinars and solution demos to closely connect technology service providers and enterprises and help SMEs take their first steps in digital transformation.
The portal offers local SMEs a more comprehensive view of which digital solutions to select to meet their specific operational and business development needs at different stages. Digital DIY Portal aims to increase the overall competitiveness of local SMEs and help Hong Kong become a highly digitized smart business city.