SMEs with Cloud walking the ‘Make-in-India’ road

|December 15, 2014 0
BCG finds that if more SMEs in India adopted the latest IT tools, there is potential for SME to grow their revenues by $56 billion

COIMBATORE, INDIA: Increasing cloud adoption among businesses has led to significant productivity gains and benefitted customers and solution providers alike as India Private Limited (Quadra), a Microsoft Gold Competency partner, sees it. It has registered 33 per cent year-on-year growth in its cloud business owing to rapid cloud adoption by customers with quick project turnaround times and quantifiable ROI. This has helped the company to add more than 40,000 users on the cloud over the past one year, it added in an update.

Microsoft had recently started offering Azure via the open licensing model in India, as further added. Office 365 has already been available via open licensing, with which, its partners across the country will be able to offer cloud services from Microsoft to their customers, as further added. “An offer of this nature is of significant value to customers because they now have the flexibility to plan, purchase, deploy and manage their entire IT roadmap with the help of their trusted local partner. The addition incentivizes partners to ‘do more’ for their SMB customers by exploring the potential of bringing in enterprise grade Microsoft cloud services to them on OpEx model.” the company highlighted.

Prashanth S, Executive Director, India Private Limited, said, “Cloud is truly the great leveler. It enables businesses to acquire enterprise class technologies in an affordable, pay per use model that minimizes capital expenditure. In a country like India with a huge number of small and medium businesses, cloud adoption enables SMEs to use and benefit from the latest tools that were previously only accessible to large enterprises with huge IT budgets.”



Pravin Kumar Sadavisam, Group CITO, Pricol Corporate Services said, “We were in need of powerful collaboration and communication tools to enhance our employee productivity and engage better with our customers, suppliers and vendors across multiple countries. Our adoption of Office 365 has enabled us to access the most advanced technologies for our business that is always on, always available, is scalable on demand and is accessible no matter where a Pricol employee is anywhere in the globe.”

Sri Hari Prasadh B, President, Kadri Wovens said, “By adopting Microsoft Office 365, we have been freed from the burden of having to deploy and manage technology on-premises. Intellectual Property is critical to our strategy and it was a challenge to secure and protect our valuable business information. Adopting the cloud with Microsoft Office 365 has helped us solve our business needs in an affordable, per-user model.”

As per a recent report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), small and medium businesses who adopt IT solutions, grow faster than the ones who are lagging behind. The report also shows that SMEs that adopted IT created more new jobs and drove more revenue growth over the past three years compared to SMEs using little technology.

The BCG report, ‘Ahead of the Curve: Lessons on Technology and Growth from Small Business Leaders’, found that if more SMEs in India adopted the latest IT tools, there is potential for SME to grow their revenues by $56 billion and create 1.1 million new jobs.

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