The Future 20/20 looks bright – As reliance Ties Up With Microsoft Azure To Bring Free Cloud Services For SMEs, Start-ups
Abridged & taken from multiple articles featured in Live Mint, Inc42 & Economic Times –
Calling MSMEs the bedrock of the Indian economy, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said that to run their businesses on a bundle of connectivity, productivity, automation tools costs MSMEs Rs 15,000-20,000 a month currently
“For a similar service, customers abroad pay $1000 a month. Today, we are taking the bold step of giving these applications along with our connectivity to SMBs at 1/10th the cost i.e. starting at only Rs 1500 a month,” he said.
Jio has also tied up Microsoft to bring in the Azure Cloud on Jio Network, targeting the enterprise and business users seeking a technological shift. Ambani said all SMBs will have access to unlimited enterprise grade voice and data services, video conferencing, security solutions, marketing and sales solutions and all Microsoft productivity tools that will help them run their businesses at par with the large enterprises.
Mukesh Ambani – “I am certain that the 2-5 million MSME sector will propel towards prosperity and march towards creating a new digital India,” he said.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Reliance CMD Mukesh Ambani announced a long-term alliance with Reliance Jio at the company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM).
“Computing is becoming ubiquitous and distributed. AI is being infused in every experience. And the interaction model itself is increasingly human-first, rather than device first. These advances are shaping the next phase of innovation, creating new opportunities for people and organisations everywhere, especially in India,” said Nadella in a video that was projected during the AGM.
Have you registered yet? At the upcoming SME, MSME & Start up Focus Conference called the Future 20/20 Conference Organised by Exito Media Concepts on the 19th and 20th of September 2019 at Mumbai