Microsoft’s India-born CEO Satya Nadella’s emphasis on “mobile-first, cloud-first world” fits well into India’s needs as the strategy will ensure affordable technology to millions of small businesses, a senior company executive has said.
“India is definitely in the most exciting stages right now. We have millions of small businesses that are beginning to understand that technology can be helpful to businesses and grow their top line and bottom line,” General Manager – SMS&P (Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners) at Microsoft India, Meetul Patel said on the sidelines of the just concluded Microsoft Worldwide Conference in Orlando
The challenge for small and medium businesses in India and other emerging countries until now has been affordability, access to technology, ability to administer technology and its applications, Patel told PTI.
“Nadella’s talk about the mobile-first, cloud-first world, in my mind…fits very well to what India or any other emerging market would need, especially India, because the mobile world makes it much more affordable, there are new devices and form factors that allow you to access technology like never before,” Patel said citing the example of smartphones, tablets and personal computers.
Terming cloud and mobility as game-changers, Patel said businesses can plug in to the cloud and get access to computing power.