AITI offering tech clinic for MSMEs

Local businesses can have access to a pool of international digitalisation experts through the fully sponsored clinic

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The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) has launched a tech clinic to help local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) gain insight into adopting or improving digital technologies in their operations.

The fully-sponsored tech clinic service operates through a website, where businesses can request for a virtual appointment. A consultation will then be set up where the MSME will have access to AITI’s appointed pool of international digital experts.

Through the consultation, AITI hopes businesses are able to resolve and improve their operations and strategies with digital tools.

In a press statement announcing the clinic, AITI said the new service is part of their strategic plan for 2020 to 2025, which is in line with the government’s wider Digital Economy Masterplan 2025.

The clinic is specifically aimed at helping businesses improve their productivity and innovation through increased digital adoption, which can improve internal processes that ultimately increase their overall competitiveness in an increasingly digitalised economy.

AITI has recently introduced several complementing initiatives to help increase digital adoption amongst local businesses. These include their cashless pilot programme that looks to digitise payments for targeted sectors including laundromats, retail shops and parking spaces; and a funding scheme for MSMEs called PENJANA that subsidises the cost of implementing digital systems.

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