24 July 2018 – Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr. Desmond Lee, officially launched iShine Cloud at the Social Service Summit organized by the National Council of Social Services (NCSS).
Jointly collaborated by NCSS and Singapore Pools, iShine Cloud provides a suite of sector-specific software solutions via a secure cloud-based platform at a subsidized rate, to enhance the digital capabilities of the charity sectors while drawing on Singapore Pools’ resources and expertise in IT management.
iShine Cloud Limited is a charity set up by Singapore Pools to provide other charity organisations with an affordable and integrated suite of sector-specific solutions via a secure cloud-based IT platform.
Leveraging on the IT infrastructure as well as resources from Singapore Pools, iShine Cloud aims to improve the productivity, governance and efficiency of the back-end operations of charity organisations, thus enabling them to focus on serving their beneficiaries better.
Mr. Lee, who is also Second Minister for National development believe that an initiative such as iShine Cloud can help the sector adopt IT and improve work processes by aggregating common needs across voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs). He added, “This allows us to achieve economies of scale and optimises resources not only within our VWOs, but across the sector.”
Approximately 800 social service professionals, corporates, donors, and government leaders attended this year’s summit.