SMB Ya­tra reaches East zone

The DQWeek (Chennai) - - REGIONAL NEWS - ANUSHRUTI SINGH Guwahati / Kolkata

With goals to pro­vide SMBs an op­por­tu­nity to gain busi­ness pro­duc­tiv­ity, bet­ter ge­o­graph­i­cal reach and to pro­vide de­ploy­ment of best tech­nol­ogy; Canon and Pana­sonic in col­lab­o­ra­tion with SMB fo­cused pub­li­ca­tion PC Quest; a di­vi­sion of Cy­berMe­dia Pub­li­ca­tions reaches East zone to or­ga­nize SMB Ya­tra.

Guwahati was the first city to wit­ness the gath­er­ing of SMBs and tech­nol­ogy ven­dors on 10th Oc­to­ber at Ho­tel Con­tour. Whereas Kolkata’s Ho­tel Park Plaza wit­nessed se­cond con­fer­ence on 13th Oc­to­ber. The event was in­tended as the first step to­wards find­ing more ef­fec­tive an­swers for de­ploy­ing right tech­nol­ogy by gath­er­ing a se­lect group of Busi­ness own­ers and En­trepreneurs.

The busi­ness events were fo­cused to es­tab­lish­ing a rap­port with busi­ness own­ers and tech­nol­ogy end users. To sup­port small busi­nesses with high growth po­ten­tial, Canon In­dia show­cased printer so­lu­tions which can find ef­fec­tive an­swers for their needs.Canon In­dia rep- re­sen­ta­tive Nanda Ghosh was present their to give demos to the au­di­ence. Canon laser and pro­duc­tion print­ers pro­vides an ex­cel­lent an­swer to the print­ing needs of ever grow­ing SMB sec­tor.

One of the big­gest prob­lem in cities like Guwahati is com­mu­ta­tion, where ef­fi­ciency of rail­ways and other trans­port is a ques­tion be­cause of ge­o­graph­i­cal ad­ver­si­ties. But to an­swer such ques­tions Pana­sonic gave in­sights about their best video so­lu­tions HDVC for small busi­ness own­ers. Sag­nik Kar and Animesh were present in Guwahati and Kolkata re­spec­tively to give over­view and demon­stra­tion of their var­i­ous so­lu­tions. These video­con­fer­ence sys­tems comes with high im­age qual­ity, high sound qual­ity. Video so­lu­tions works with sta­ble con­nec­tion achieved both with in­tranets and the In­ter­net, en­abling easy, com­fort­able com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween re­mote lo­ca­tions.

Busi­ness con­fer­ence in both cities wit­nessed large num­ber of au­di­ence which con­sists of busi­ness own­ers from var­i­ous ver­ti­cals. Guwahati au­di­ence shared their chal­lenges and ex­pe­ri­ence of do­ing busi­ness in Guwahati. They also shared their ex­pec­ta­tions from tech­nol­ogy ven­dors. One of the at­ten­dees shares that, “The de­vel­op­ment speed is real slow. Ground re­al­ity is very dif­fer­ent of what we have al­ways been told. The big­gest prob­lem in this area is ser­vic­ing. The prod­ucts are sold but after that ser­vic­ing part is very poor. In this zone one per­son is rep­re­sen­ta­tive will be ac­count­able for num­ber of jobs. And this con­fuses us get­ting the right treat­ment.”

Kolkata SMB Ya­tra also wit­nessed as­so­ci­a­tion with Fed­er­a­tion of Small Medium In­dus­tries, an as­so­ci­a­tion for SMBs. ExPres­i­dent DK Mo­hta gave key­note on chal­lenges and ex­pec­ta­tions of SMBs. He said, “Role of tech­nol­ogy plays an im­por­tant part in the growth of SMBs. It gives us new and bet­ter ap­proach to do busi­nesses. What we ex­pect from tech­nol­ogy ven­dors is newer tech­nolo­gies, guid­ance and good qual­ity ser­vices for bet­ter pro­duc­tiv­ity”. Whereas Kolkata au­di­ence also got ben­e­fited with GST open­house ses­sion. This ses­sion was con­ducted by Biswarup Das, Deputy Com­mis­sioner of CGST; Prasen­jit Sarkar, Mridul Naskar and Soumi­tra Biswas (Su­per­in­ten­dent of CGST). The at­ten­dees dis­cussed the is­sues that will need to be tack­led. Next halts of SMB Ya­tra will be Bhubaneswar, Lucknow and Dehradun.

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