Remote working or service has become a newtrend against the backdrop of the epidemic. Under the Anti-Epidemic Fund, theInnovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has launched the Distance Business(D-Biz) Programme to support enterprises to adopt IT solutions to continuetheir business and services during the epidemic. The Hong Kong ProductivityCouncil is the Secretariat of the Programme.In view of the overwhelming response fromenterprises, the Government has announced on 26 June to allocate an additionalof HK$1 billion for the Programme, in addition to the original HK$500 million,to benefit more enterprises.
For each IT solution and the relevant trainingexpenses for the employees, the funding ceiling is HK$100,000 (with funding forthe relevant training expenses capped at 10 per cent of the IT solution cost).Each enterprise may receive total funding of up to HK$300,000 to undertake aproject to be implemented within six months.An enterprise will be disbursed a payment of30% of the funding amount after the application has been approved. Uponcompletion of the project and after the supporting documents are accepted, theremaining funding amount will be disbursed to the enterprise.IT solution(s) mustonly be implemented after approval is granted.
Adopt computerized system to manage the financial related processes of the company, including but not limited to: