#BeCyberSafe: Microsoft partnering SMBs in their growth

As SMBs are increasingly being targeted by digital attackers, Sudhir Nayar – Director SMB, Microsoft India shares the steps SMBs can take to keep threats at bay so that they remain focused on their core business rather than managing IT and

Few effective mobile marketing tips for small biz

Barbara Watson There are no signs of mobile use slowing down any time in the future. The number of people using smartphones since 2012 was in excess of 1 billion according to Strategy Analytics. You need a good improvement of

Small businesses more vulnerable to ransomware and here’s what they can do

Businesses are under constant threat of malicious programs such as ransomware, that infect computers and encrypt critical corporate data. They present a serious problem, especially for SMBs and it is highly difficult to get rid of them. According to Kaspersky

Jugnoo applies for a patent for offline bookings

By : CIOL Writers

Honestly speaking, I have faced this thing not once but n number of times in my life- wanting to book a cab or an auto but no internet or low connectivity. A welcome change to this is very much in

Google Fiber launches new plans for SMBs

By : CIOL Writers

Connectivity is the core of any business today and for connectivity one needs a good internet plan. Understanding this need, Google Fiber has launched three new plans for its “superfast Internet” to ensure flexibility and choice among small to large

Microsoft launches free Skype Meetings for SMBs

Microsoft has launched Skype Meetings, a free online meetings tool that offers small and medium businesses real-time audio and HD video conferencing. The tool includes meeting controls so the organizer can mute the audience in order to be heard and

Grofers laying off 10 pc work force, revokes job offers

By : CIOL Writers

Grofers, a grocery delivery startup will lay off 10 percent of its workforce or around 100 employees. The SoftBank and Tiger Global Management funded start-up cited tough market conditions and revision in growth projection as the reasons for the layoffs.

Paytm to facilitate sourcing of Chinese products for Indian sellers

By : CIOL Writers

Even as the Indian government is fighting to prevent entry of any Chinese equipment into India, especially in tech, online payment platform Paytm is planning a program that will help Indian sellers to procure products from China at cheap rates.

4 benefits of having a website for your small biz

Sanjay Bhatia If you’re old enough, you might remember the time when finding a phone number for any business or service meant thumbing through the three-inch thick ‘Yellow pages’ that came with the telephone directory. That was a time when

Govt keen to give more incentives to manufacturers

By : CIOL Writers

The government is fighting tooth and nail to make the Make-in-India program (led by PM Modi) a success. The center is set to extend more incentives to push local manufacturing of components in a bid to make India a full-blown

PayUmoney’s affordable POS terminal for small biz

NEW DELHI, INDIA: PayUmoney  has launched a POS terminal which promises to connect even the smallest corner shop to the world of paperless payment. As opposed to Rs. 15,000-Rs. 25,000 charged by traditional channels, the PayUmoney POS terminal costs Rs.

Check Point brings security appliances for SMBs

BANGALORE, INDIA: Check Point announced two new additions to the Check Point 700 Series appliances, to address the unique security needs of small businesses. The new Check Point 770 and 790 appliances, together with the 730 and 750, provide advanced

Big data: Basics for effective social marketing

By : CIOL Writers

Big data is the buzz word these days but one widely misused and misunderstood. It isn’t some high-level tool used by multinational corporations as believed by many small business owners and marketers. Big data has a tremendous use for small

Role reversal at Flipkart

By : CIOL Writers

BENGALURU: The top level of the country’s largest online retailer Flipkart has been shuffled. In order to improve its seller ecosystem,  Flipkart has rejigged top-level roles in its core marketplace business. Samardeep Subandh, has taken over as head of categories, he was

GoDaddy’s subdomain support helps sellers to create stores within Shopclues

BANGALORE, INDIA: GoDaddy will now help small businesses listed on ShopClues establish unique web identities with domains from GoDaddy. “Small businesses selling their products through the e-commerce platforms, often get lost in the huge marketplace with thousands of listed sellers.

Letgo takes over Wallapop, mobile classified startups

By : CIOL Writers

Letgo, a mobile classifieds startup – the fastest-growing mobile marketplace for secondhand goods – is merging with another leader in the mobile classifieds sector, Wallapop. The company is raising $100 million in new financing from existing investors. The merged entity

Tsinghua Unigroup buys stake in Imagination Technologies

By : CIOL Writers

Tsinghua Unigroup, a Chinese government-backed technology firm has taken 3 percent stake in British chip company Imagination Technologies, raising the prospect of a battle with Apple for the company that designs a crucial element of the iPhone. The shares of Imagination

Venture capital funding for startups drop

By : Riddhi Sharma

While, we might see a rise in a number of startups every day. There is an equal number of them shutting down on a daily basis. We heard about Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane crashing and now Uber for kids startup

Cyber Criminals Reap $2.3 Billion

By : CIOL Writers

This is becoming bigger and dangerous by the day. Cyber criminals reap $2.3 billion through ‘business email compromise’. Businesses are losing billions of dollars to fast-growing scams where fraudsters impersonate company executives in emails that order staff to transfer to

Should SMBs in India be wary of Trojan-emails?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Attackers have been spreading two families of remote access Trojans (RATs) to small businesses in