SMB Yatra reaches East zone
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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