Pune: Microsoft India’s ‘Future Decoded on Wheels’ bus comes to Pune today with an aim to 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 is fitted with demos and showcases of technologies that can help SMBs use digital to grow their businesses, expand into new markets, and empower their employees. The bus started its 25-city,13000-kilometer journey in Gurgaon on August 23.
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 INR 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 3 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 Pune 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. 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 Rajiv Sodhi, Commercial Partner Leader, Microsoft India.
The bus will be at Nisarg hotel (Mangal Karalay), Bibvewadi market yard on October 24, Gymkhana Road, Shivaji Nagar, Near Z-Bridge, Pulachi Wadi on October 25 and Near Viva Inn Hotel, Pashan Road, Bavdhan, on October 26 to help fulfill the needs of the SMBs in the city.
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