Last month, IMDA and SGTech, together with the ICT community in Singapore stepped forward to extend support to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 situation. With the circuit breaker announced by Prime Minister Lee starting this week, remote working is now in full swing for the majority of Singaporeans – many of whom are now facing immediate challenges with the new arrangements.
To support business continuity during this period, technology leaders, including Adobe, are offering special programs and measures to provide continued access to their solutions, including promotional rates and extended free trials, through SGTech’s online directory.
We wanted to highlight some of the resources that Adobe is making available. These include technology that supports video conferencing, virtual meetings and events, as well as other remote business services that can be deployed outside of the traditional office environment to make work from home smoother and more efficient for everyone.
Speaking about Adobe’s measures to support businesses during COVID-19, Simon Dale, Managing Director for Adobe Southeast Asia said, “COVID-19 is changing everything about life and work as we know it. At Adobe we’re focused on how to best protect and support our families, employees, customers and communities in the face of this unfolding crisis. We also recognize the critical role our technology plays in creative pursuits and business success. Creativity, document productivity, and digital businesses are too fundamental to Singapore’s society and economy to be curtailed because we are working remotely or unable to travel. As such, coming together as an ICT sector to help local businesses navigate these unprecedented challenges is essential.”
Resources available include:
Adobe Connect: The secure, feature-rich web conferencing platform is now available free for 90 days.
Adobe PDF services: Web-based PDF services on Adobe.com made free through May 31, 2020, to help businesses create, convert and compress PDF files in seconds.
Adobe Acrobat: Shared collaboration of PDF documents free through Acrobat apps on desktop, web, and mobile.
Adobe Sign: Adobe Sign SMB and Enterprise 90-day extended trials are available for new users to replace paper-and-ink signature processes with fully automated electronic signature workflows.
Adobe Creative Cloud: Students now have free, personal in-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud in place of their schools’ in-classroom licenses through May 31, 2020.
Magento Commerce & Marketo Engage: Brands can begin driving revenue before they start paying for their Magento Commerce, Marketo Engage or Bizinle implementations. Now companies have 3 free months to get up and running with no payments for the first 3 months of their new Magento Commerce, Marketo Engage or Bizible contract.
Resources available to help freelancers in the creative community include:
Adobe Talent: To give the creative community access to as many job opportunities as possible through Adobe Talent on Behance, Adobe is making the service free to all companies and recruiters through May 31, 2020. As always, applying for jobs on Behance is completely free.
Adobe Portfolio: Adobe Portfolio will be free to everyone through May 31, 2020. Users can start building their portfolio site today to receive free hosting plus unlimited pages.
Adobe XD: For easy sharing of designs and prototypes, Adobe is providing unlimited access to the sharing and collaboration features on all XD plans, both free and paid, until October 2020.