NEW DELHI: Microsoft has tied up with technology services provider to help SMBs in Rajasthan to get online at Rs 199 per month.
The aim is to get 20,000 SMBs in Rajasthan online by early 2016 and offer technology tools and solutions that include a domain name, website and Office 365 email, in less than 45 seconds, all for Rs 199, a release said.
“Our offer will not just provide them with website solutions, but also make them more collaborative and productive. We want businesses today, to recognize the power of web and cloud, and translate it to growth,” said Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive.
Manohar Hotchandani, Director, Business Development, Microsoft India said, “Technology has made the world a smaller place with businesses transacting and exchanging ideas globally, and our engagement with ZNetLive is aimed at achieving just that for the SMB community. This offer provides them with opportunities to connect and engage with their existing and prospective customers more seamlessly. This will even help them strengthen their engagement with global customers leveraging secured communication channels through Microsoft Office 365.”
A Boston report 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.