Google Singapore

G Suite promotional codes for businesses in Singapore

G Suite promotional code businesses in Singapore

Looking for a promotional code to use with your G Suite?

Well, Google’s G Suite are currently offering provides 20% off the first year using the promotion code below.
G Suite is also previously known as “Google Apps for Work”.

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To redeem your offer:

1. Sign up for G Suite 

2. Go to your billing settings

3. Choose your payment plan

4. Enter your promo code

Here are a couple of G Suite promotional codes* for you. Each promotion code provides 20% off the first year. One code will work per domain so your can get a discount on your G Suite account.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you’d like more promo codes, as I can share more if you need them.

Promotion Codes – as of January 2017

Here are 2 promotion codes I can share with you.
Unused SG Code | Expires 04/2017
Unused SG Code | Expires 04/2017

Unused SG Code | Expires 08/2017
Used SG Code | Expires 08/2017
*Not these are  coupon codes are and only work for businesses located in Singapore. 

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How do I use G Suite?

I have been using G Suite at my last few companies (multinational and two startups) and think other businesses can benefit from it too. You can use Gmail, as well as Google Calendar, Drive, Docs, and other tools that allow you to get things done from anywhere on any device.
G Suite is offering a free 30-day trial. Sign up using my referral link above (message me directly if you need more) to get a promotion code for 20% off your first year.
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*Please reach out to me via mailforvu(at) if you’re interested and these codes promotional may have been used already. You’ll also find more recent promo codes on my G Suite Basic vs G Suite Business plan post here.


Cloud Singapore

What is the Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Singapore standard?

What is the Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Singapore standard?

The Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Singapore standard that aims to provide businesses with greater clarity on the levels of security offered by different cloud service providers (CSPs). This is standard increases clarity around the security service levels of cloud providers, while also increasing the level of accountability and transparency from these companies.

It has been developed under Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC) for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in Singapore. The IMDA Singapore (formerly IDA Singapore) is the representative government body on media and communications in Singapore that has been leading the development of this standard, along with SpringSingapore who currently manages this standard.

The MTCS standard has a certification assessment that requires service providers to:

  • Systematically evaluate their information security risks, taking into account the impact of company threats and vulnerabilities;
  • Design and implement a comprehensive suite of information security controls and other forms of risk management to address company and architecture security risks;
  • Adopt an overarching management process to ensure that the information security controls meet their information security needs on an ongoing basis.

The IDA will also offer an early adoption grant scheme that will help defray specific costs in MTCS certification. The scheme will provide a grant up to 50% or S$15,000, whichever is lower, for costs of certification and consultancy services (More details)

When and why do organisations need to be certified with the Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Singapore standard?

CSPs can certify themselves at any of the five qualifying certification bodies – the British Standard Institute, Certification International Pte Ltd, DNV Business Assurance, SGS International Certification and TUV SUD PSB Certification.  

The key reasons for the Government pushing this for the future is for the Singapore Government to lead by example. That is, by requiring organizations to be MTCS compliant, they will encourage other organisations to get on board. I see this as similar to the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) financial regulations effect.

While the MTCS (Multi Tier Cloud Security Singapore cloud standard) is voluntary, its certification will be a requirement for CSPs participating in future public cloud service bulk tenders from the Government. Timeline-wise, again, the impression I had from the IDA Singapore team was that as this has been in place for two years now, they will be looking to focus on this more in the coming two to four years.

Here’s my Twitter tweets of the key takeaways from a Cloud Asia event this year:  
Multi-touch Cloud Security (MTCS) Standard is the primary cloud framework in Singapore #IDASingapore #cea15

— Vu Long Tran (@vulongtran) October 28, 2015

Singapore has a IaaS MTCS certification for IaaS providers for security. This will be soon applied to SaaS #cea15 #cloudasia #Singapore

— Vu Long Tran (@vulongtran) October 28, 2015

Multi-Tier Cluud Security (MTCS) Standard addresses key cloud adoption issues & needs around data sensitivity & biz criticality #IDA #cea15

— Vu Long Tran (@vulongtran) October 28, 2015

“Support for Cloud-enabled Certified Secure SaaS (SUCCESS)” is the program #IDASingapore is defining for certifying prviders for SaaS #cea15

— Vu Long Tran (@vulongtran) October 28, 2015

“In the future, only MTCS certified companies…can bid for Singapore Government contracts” #IDASingapore #cea15#cloudasia #IaaS #SaaS

— Vu Long Tran (@vulongtran) October 28, 2015