Not only do SMEs not have to pay for the cloud services they subscribe to, they also stand to receive, over three years, a maximum of S$9000 in the form of a government rebate.
Singapore (PRWEB) June 30, 2013
Leading Singapore web host, Signetique, is extending its cloud hosting promotional discount for another month. According to the company, this is in direct response to an overwhelming interest in its cloud hosting services. Further, Singaporean small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) can leverage on a government funding scheme to not only gain full funding to cloud computing services for up to three years, but also get a rebate if they decide to move to the cloud.
Called the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme, SMEs stand to gain 60% rebate on all investments in automation products and services, such as cloud computing, every year up to the year 2015. The PIC scheme was first announced in Singapore Budget 2010 to encourage businesses in Singapore to improve their capabilities and enhance competitiveness by investing in a range of qualifying activities that improve productivity and facilitates innovation. Additionally, to encourage greater adoption of this scheme, from year 2013 to 2015, IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore) is giving an additional cash bonus to SMEs, for every dollar spent on qualifying activities up to a maximum S$15,000.00 for the entire period.
“SMEs should take full advantage of this scheme now. As we know, cloud computing is the way forward for most SMEs as it will help reduce IT costs in the long run and improve productivity through outsourcing and divestment from legacy and proprietary software and hardware.” Raymond Tan, CEO Signetique, “through the PIC and PIC Bonus schemes, SMEs not only minimize the cost of moving to the cloud, but in the process, receive a bonus from the government for doing so. It's a no brainer, really.”
This is how the scheme will benefit SMEs who choose Signetique Cloud:
Suppose a company spends S$5,000 a year on Signetique's cloud computing services. Under the scheme, SMEs qualify for 60% rebate every year up to the year 2015. Additionally, under PIC Bonus, for every dollar spent, up to S$15,000 will be paid out as a cash bonus for the entire three-year period. In this example, in essence, not only do SMEs not have to pay for the cloud services they subscribe to, they also stand to receive, over three years, a maximum of S$9000 in the form of a rebate.
Some of the key features of Signetique Cloud are:
High Availability and Automatic Failover
Highly Elastic Architecture
Flexible, Resource-Based Billing
Enterprise SAN Storage
Hardware Redundancy to Prevent Single Point of Failures
Support for Extensive Range of Windows and Linux Operating Systems
Web-Based Control Panel for Easy Server Management
Build Your Own Private or Hybrid Cloud System
Since April, Signetique has signed up a number of clients during the soft launch of Signetique Cloud. According to the company, responses to its cloud hosting service have been positive. Customers of Signetique can choose from a range of prebuilt cloud servers. These cloud servers are designed for customers who wants to get started quickly, with the ability to modify the actual resource allocation for each cloud. Prebuilt Clouds start from 1vCPU, 1GB RAM, 25GB of storage and 50GB of image backup space.
To celebrate this launch, Signetique is offering a special 10% discount on all Signetique Cloud servers in June and July 2013. Use promo code: "cloudpromo10" when ordering. To learn more about Signetique Cloud, please visit http://www.webhosting.com.sg/signetique-cloud/
Signetique is one of the largest Singapore-based cloud hosting providers. It provides vps, dedicated server and cloud hosting services and maintains facilities in Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, China and Japan. Customers requiring a one-stop Asia Pacific hosting solution can do so through their Singapore sales office. It pioneered the sub $100 dedicated hosting solution in Singapore and continues to provide cost-effective hosting solutions to its customers. Apart from providing standard dedicated server solutions, Signetique also allows complete customization of its servers that encompasses redundancy, high availability, disaster recovery and enterprise email hosting solutions, such as MS Exchange servers. Signetique's customer profile ranges from small local businesses to multi-nationals and has been in the business for over 15 years. For more information about Signetique, please visit http://www.webhosting.com.sg