19 October 2018

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Cloud computing to get Subsidy for SMEs

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Government will provide liberal subsidy to the SMEs for using modern IT tools like cloud computing and improving their performance. This was said by the secretary of MSME Ministry, Uday Kumar Varma. 

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has "Almost finalised the scheme in which subsidy on cloud computing will be given to industry associations. I think it is going to be a game-changer." Varma mentioned.

Ricoh India woos Indian SMEs

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Tetsuya TakanoRicoh India Limited, a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Limited, Japan, announced its aggressive expansion plan into fast emerging laser printer market. To this end, it has unveiled an all new range of new models of laser printers and A4 MFPs: the SP 1210N, SP 1200SF and SP 1200S. The newly launched product portfolio targets the SME segment.

These new models comprise of the SP 1210N with a speed of 22 pages per minute and is a single function network laser printer priced at Rs. 9,900. The print language used by this model is PCL with paper capacity of 250 sheets. The second model, SP 1200SF is an A4 Multifunction laser printer that serves of a Printer, Scanner, Copier and Fax machine furnished with an excellent print speed of 22 pages per minute. Priced at Rs. 17,000, the model uses print language PCL 6 and PS3. Other features include PC faxing, 36 bit color scanning and a Fax speed of 33.6 KBPS and dial of 250 numbers. The third in Ricoh’s new Series is SP1200S that functions as a printer, scanner and copier with a speed of 22 pages per minute. The model comprises of features such as Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and 36 Bit color scanning and is priced at Rs. 11000/- . The MFPs devices have addition features of ID copy and unauthorized copy control Print features.

Salesforce Acquires Assistly to attract SMEs

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Leading player in the hosted CRM software solutions market, Slaesforce.com, recently acquired Assistly, a social customer service Software as a Service (SaaS startup), for an all-cash deal of $50 million.

Cyberoam Brings Genie for Small Offices

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Addressing the need for all-inclusive security solutions within the reach of small offices and SOHO segment, Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies, has brought in ‘NetGenie’. A first-of-its-kind product, Netgenie has been entirely developed in India. The product is available in two different avatars – as NetGenie Wireless router with family protection for homes and as NetGenie Unified Threat Management appliances for small offices.

Canon Eying Big on SMEs

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Those days are gone, when document printing requirements in an SME set up were considered as a ‘not-so-important’ component of business activity. Now, a considerable shift can be witnessed among the SMEs in the behaviour of their day to day office activity. They look at getting world class printing solutions for their official documents.


HP, Intel brings 'Make IT Happen’ for SMEs

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Ranjivjit SinghHP and Intel Corp, has announced the India launch of its integrated digital campaign 'Make IT Happen: See Real Results' aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country. 

The campaign is created in collaboration with the media partner CBSi. This platform will witness HP Personal Systems Group engaging and supporting SMBs across the region through a dedicated interactive microsite (http://in.we-makeithappen.com).

The right mix of IT and Environmental Management

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Mr Thiru VengadamGovernment regulators around the world are placing, new and more stringent environmental monitoring demands on manufacturers. European directives on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals (REACH), Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) affect any company doing business in Europe. Investors, with the encouragement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and similar bodies elsewhere in the world, are paying more attention to the environmental liabilities of the companies they fund.

Why does my business need a Web site?

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Manish DalalThe Internet has revolutionized the way the world communicates and searches for information and services. This change is evident in various aspects of our daily lives. The Internet is increasingly being used, among other things, to book tickets for travel, run a job search, to chat, e-mail, trade and bank online. The list is endless!

For most businesses today a top priority is to attract new customers and retain current customers. In an environment where budgets are tight and the market is extremely competitive, finding cost-effective solutions to be visible and keep in touch with customers is extremely important. A Web site can offer a cost effective way of communication and marketing for any business.

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