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Chennai, June 19: Microsoft India along with its key partners has been on the ride to collaborate with the small and medium industries association to take the SMB businesses to cloud. In this direction,Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association (TANSTIA), an apex industry body in Tamil Nadu, and Microsoft have come together to enable 10,000 small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the state, adopt information technology and cloud computing to connect better with suppliers, distributors, government agencies and reach out to more customers across India.


Tamil Nadu is home to thousands of SMBs and Microsoft is working closely with its partners to advice and guide SMBs in the state through their cloud journeys. Microsoft partner Quadrasystems, India’s first Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner, has registered 33% year-on-year growth in its business, riding on high adoption of Microsoft Office 365, Azure and CRM amongst customers and aims to extend this success to more SMBs in the state.

CK Mohan, Vice President, TANSTIA said, “Today, businesses need to embrace technology if they want to transform and scale up their businesses at a minimum cost and accelerate growth. To this end, it is crucial to make technology more accessible for faster adoption. We are excited to partner with Microsoft to drive the next wave of growth for organizations in Tamil Nadu.”

Prashanth S, Executive Director, Quadrasystems.net India said, “Tamil Nadu is one of the most industrialized states in India, and with the right technology solutions in place, has the potential to see exponential growth. It is encouraging to see prominent industry bodies, such as TANSTIA, come forward and understand the power of modern technology and encourage its adoption. We look forward to working closely with SMBs in the state and help them drive efficiency and business growth with Microsoft’s cloud offerings.”

Meetul Patel, General Manager – SMS&P, Microsoft India, said, “Information Technology is opening up new avenues of growth for Small Businesses around the world and India. By leveraging lower cost devices and affordable cloud-based services from Microsoft and its partners, SMBs are accessing new markets, engaging with customers more efficiently, and managing their costs better. In addition, these technologies and services help SMBs focus on their core business and not on basic IT infrastructure. The result is profitable, accelerated growth. Through our association with TANSTIA and the commitment of our partners like Quadrasystems.net, we hope to bring the benefits of IT to every SMB.”