Main ContentPromoting ICT Adoption among SMEs
The vast majority of businesses in Hong Kong are the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the extent of their adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) is key to Hong Kong's development as a digital economy. Over the years, the Government and the ICT industry have joined hands to facilitate the wider adoption of ICT among SMEs. Through the OGCIO's Sector-specific Programme (SSP) and IT Training Programme for SMEs (ITTP), we have supported 22 projects for 16 business sectors  since 2004. To date, 20 projects have successfully completed, benefiting around 17,000 practitioners from SMEs. The remaining 2 projects are in progress and expected to complete within 2013. Given SMEs' significance in Hong Kong's economy, OGCIO will continue to launch initiatives to enhance their adoption of ICT with a view to enhance their overall competitiveness.
A new round of SSP was launched in end 2012. We aim to award the sponsorship in the first quarter of 2013 to kick off the implementation.
Remark 1: Namely travel agencies, medical and health, drugstores, accounting, beauty service, logistics, trade, watches and clocks, social service, supply chain, business services, wholesale/retail, Chinese medicine practitioners, social enterprises, manufacturing and general industries.