Microsoft launches Project Vikas for SMEs

Microsoft launches Project Vikas for SMEs
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First Published: Thu, Mar 12 2009. 05 17 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Mar 12 2009. 05 17 PM IST
PTI
Chennai: Software major Microsoft India today launched ‘Project Vikas´, an initiative to bring software solutions to small and medium enterprises in association with National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council.
“With Project Vikas, we aim to help SMEs, by bringing tailor made software solutions and make operations more efficient, leading to increased revenues and creating relationships with customers and partners,” Microsoft India, Emerging Geographies Director Rajiv Sodhi told reporters here.
With an objective of covering 25 industrial clusters, we have so far covered 10 clusters in the country, he said.
For training the SMEs, the software major has tied up with 30-40 institutions.
In Chennai, we have associated with several partners to develop solutions for various critical issues in leather manufacturing, he said.
“The initial areas which were targeted (to offer the training programme) were Pune and Jamshedpur for auto-industry; Ludhiana and Tirupur for textile industry; Hyderabad and Ahmedabad for pharma and Chennai and Agra for the leather sector” Rajiv Sodhi told PTI.
“Project Vikas will help the SMEs and connect them with the national and global market,” he added.
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First Published: Thu, Mar 12 2009. 05 17 PM IST