Technology biggie, Microsoft partners with Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) to technologically disrupt 200,000 SMBs; educating and leveraging cloud computing to helm their revenue growth.
The frugal virtualization platform practice is proliferating across variable corridors of business because of scalability, flexibility and magnetic services it yields.
“Among SMBs, primary workloads are productivity, Internet connectivity, mail and messaging, business applications, collaboration, cloud storage and cloud platform. In association with FKCCI, we are able to reach thousands of SMBs and democratize IT for small businesses while providing enterprise-class solutions,” Microsoft India general manager Meetul Patel said in the statement.
“Cloud computing will open more avenues for SMBs and connect them with their present and prospective customers across the country, as they play a significant role in the economy,” Microsoft’s India subsidiary said in a statement in Bengaluru.
According to a study by the IT industry representative body Nasscom and growth partnership firm Frost & Sullivan, the Indian SMB market employs about 40 percent of the country’s workforce, contributes 17 percent to national GDP and accounts for 45 percent share in manufacturing and 40 percent of exports.
FKCCI president Tallam R. Dwarakanath said: “Technology lies at the heart of any business and the right mix of IT adoption helps businesses accelerate their growth at a minimum cost. We are excited to partner with Microsoft to drive the next wave of growth for our member organizations.”
SMBs actively adopting IT tools will create an opportunity for the sector to grow revenues by $56 billion (roughly Rs. 3,74,618 crores) and create 1.1 million new jobs, said Microsoft.