CT News Bureau
Mumbai: Microsoft India’s ‘Future Decoded on Wheels’ bus comes to Mumbai. It is an experiential bus curated in partnership with Redington that aims to make the digital journey for SMBs easier.
The bus is fitted with demos and showcases of technologies that can help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) get in-depth knowledge of the latest solutions, new-age devices and access to business experts. The bus started its 25-city,13000-kilometer journey in Gurgaon on August 23, with an aim to help SMBs use digital to grow their businesses, expand into new markets, and empower their employees.
Future Decoded on Wheels showcases the modern workplace by bringing together Office 365, the Windows 10 operating system as well as Windows 10 ready devices, Enterprise Mobility and Security under one roof. These products help SMBs collaborate, communicate, and connect better in their ecosystem. SMBs that buy Office 365 subscriptions on board the bus can avail special discounts on their purchase. With Office 365 Business Premium being made available at a discounted rate of Rs. 528 per user per month.
With the help of the experiential bus, SMBs can leverage Microsoft Azure for cloud-based infrastructure, applications and data storage to increase efficiency and enhance security. The coach that showcases Microsoft Kaizala and Skype Lite, enables the mobile only workforce to access information from anywhere. SMBs can also get to experience business application tools like Microsoft Dynamics 365 that enable businesses to provide enriched customer experiences across their sales, marketing and services support.
The coach houses a portfolio of Windows10 powered iBall devices in innovative form factors, with an exclusive offer of three months’ additional warranty free on any iBall Compbook for SMBs who purchase their devices on board the bus.
Kanak Raj, Senior General Manager, Redington, said, “We are committed to help businesses in Mumbai transform digitally by offering them affordable solutions that will increase their productivity and scale up their operations. We are delighted to partner with Microsoft in its mission of empowering organizations through this one of a kind experience and helping the SMBs identify the right solutions that match their business needs.”
“SMBs are often faced with the challenge of having access to and retaining skilled workforce, access to newer customers and markets and the need for continued investments and innovation. Microsoft is empowering India’s SMBs by providing reliable cloud based solutions that address each of the key challenges. The Cloud offers a better way of delivering superior services to our customers,” Rajiv Sodhi, Commercial Partner Leader, Microsoft India.
Cloud technologies are secure, low maintenance and enable our SMB ecosystem to try new business models and make necessary iterations to these models, at a significantly lower cost. Future Decoded on Wheels as a format gives us the capability to drive awareness right to the doorstep of potential customers through this one of a kind experience,”added Sodhi.
The bus starts Logitech Park, 607, Sir Mathuradas Vasanji Rd, Safed Pul, Sakinaka, Andheri east and goes on to Metropolitan Corporate Park, Bandra-Kurla Complex, E Block, Bandra (East) on October 12 and World Trade centre, Ganesh Murti Nagar, Cuffe Parade (Near Nariman Point) on October 13 to help fulfill the needs of the SMBs in the city.