The Business Today SME Roundtable in Bangalore - a precursor to the BT Best SME Awards - saw a rousing debate on how cloud and Saas technologies were helping small companies scale their businesses without the attendant high costs, and how this is helping them get on to a more level playing field with bigger companies. Of course, not everyone agreed, which is why this was such an engaging discussion.
Anant R. Koppar, Chairman & CEO, KTwo Technology Solutions says SMEs are usually influenced by friends and relatives on their choice of software and systems, but they should also explore what is available on the cloud.
Bharat Goenka, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tally Solutions says cloud or no cloud is not the issue; the issue is whether you have ubiquitous connectivity. Connectivity will become the most important leveller.
In the recent
past, the dip in air travel post the global economic meltdown in 2008
and severe financial crisis afflicting most airlines had affected
airports across the country but CIAL navigated the lean period without
taking a big knock.