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Best SMEs in India 2015

Best SMEs in India 2015

Can technology help small companies compete better with their bigger counterparts?

Aug 11, 2015

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.

Cloud technologies in favour of small companies: Vivek Kulkarni of Brickwork India

Aug 10, 2015

Vivek Kulkarni, Founder & Chairman, Brickwork India, explains why he feels small companies can use technologies like cloud and SaaS to compete with their bigger couterparts.

Rajesh Jagtiani of Think7 Business Systems on issues in uploading financial documents on cloud servers

Aug 10, 2015

Rajesh Jagtiani, CEO, Think7 Business Systems, says that while we have no issues sending financial documents on email, which is on the cloud, we have problems uploading them on cloud servers.

Cloud solutions can help small companies go global: Aravind Melligeri of Aequs

Aug 10, 2015

Aravind Melligeri, Chairman & CEO, Aequs elaborates on how cloud solutions can help small companies cut down on their costs of computing, and help them to go global in a cost-effective way.

SMEs don't do much strategisation on what they need: Anant R. Koppar of KTwo Technology Solutions

Aug 10, 2015

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.

Connectivity is more important issue than cloud servers: Bharat Goenka of Tally Solutions

Aug 10, 2015

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.


Ready for takeoff: Cochin International Airport has weathered the recent macroeconomic headwinds

Cochin Airport has raised the bar for others

Oct 02, 2015

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.

Thrust on innovation: Newgen's Diwakar Nigam. (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

Newgen Software enables people work together

Oct 02, 2015

Around 70 per cent of its revenues come from outside India, the US topping the list of foreign clients with 29 per cent, followed by West Asia at 28 per cent.

Anand Ladsariya: Betting big on China. (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

Chinese demand drives growth at Everest Flavours

Oct 02, 2015

Everest Flavours exports 95-99% of its products, with demand from China - driven by the country's focus on food crops since 2008 - acting as a driving force.

Riding to glory: SEL CEO Narayanan Ramanathan. (Photo: Nilotpal Baruah)

San Engineering has adapted to tough time

Oct 02, 2015

In the past four years, its revenues have grown by 250 per cent and were $30 million in 2014/15, says Narayanan Ramanathan, Chief Executive of San Engineering and Locomotive.

Ramping up: Srikanth Chakkilam, Executive Director (left) and C.V. Subramanyam, Chairman, MD. (Photo: A. Prabhakar Rao)

Cigniti aims to increase revenue to $300 million

Oct 01, 2015

Cigniti Technologies' revenue in 2014/15 stood at $63 million. The odds are in its founder CV Subramanyam's favour. The company has expanded at a rapid pace over the past few years.