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Microsoft launches new cloud adoption programme for SMBs in India

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New Delhi: Microsoft has rolled out a new cloud adoption programme for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India, a company statement said. “Cloud adoption in India is growing in triple digit percentage year-on-year. The new Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers will make SMBs more competitive with enterprise-grade technology and value-added services from Microsoft cloud,” Karan Bajwa, managing director, Microsoft India said.

SMBs can now adopt value-added solutions and offerings supporting their specific requirements on the cloud through Microsoft ‘Cloud Solution Providers (CSP)’, the statement said. Cloud Solution Providers are partners who build solutions leveraging Microsoft cloud for SMBs across the country on a pay-as-you-go model. The program will enhance value to SMBs and expand business opportunities for them and the CSPs.

“It will allow CSPs to own the complete customer relationship – starting with understanding customer requirements, designing customized solutions and offers with Office 365, easy billing and support. SMBs will benefit from the subscription-based payment model that will ease their OpEx pressures,” the statement added.


“Our partners in India work closely with SMBs and understand their specific requirements and challenges. Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers will make it easier for SMBs to adopt the cloud in a manner relevant, financially viable and most beneficial for their business,” Meetul Patel, general manager, SMS&P, Microsoft India said.