• STARTUPS
    Oracle bets on 15 Indian startups for its cloud accelerator programme

    Besides providing mentoring and advice, the programme elements include free credits on Oracle Cloud, access to Oracle’s technology, co-working spaces, and access to Oracle customers, partners and investors. Oracle India recently announced a new batch of startups under its Startup Cloud Accelerator Programme in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. The third batch of cohort has five […]

  • STARTUPS
    Oracle steps on cloud Accelerator to woo start-ups

    Technology major eyes benefits of riding on start-up wave Oracle, one of the world’s biggest technology companies, is betting big to engage with innovative start-ups in India. From sourcing ideas to influencing direction of new product development start-ups are becoming important for Oracle to plug into the ecosystem to fine-tune its future strategies and outstrip […]

  • NEWS
    Drone Registration Up, New Cloud Accounting Software Announced

    Just over a month ago, the FAA announced that all drone owners would be required to register their devices. Now, it has released information about the number of drones registered in the first month. This news and more, including a new cloud software and website building tool, is included below in this week’s Small Business […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    First Acer Touchscreen Chromebook Puts Cloud at Fingertips

    With the C720P, Acer is bringing the cloud to your fingertips — literally. The C720P is the company’s first touchscreen Chromebook. And those touch capabilities are easy to use on the device’s 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display. It’s an HD LED back-lit screen that renders images and graphics in crisp clarity. The multi-touch display […]

  • STARTUPS
    Alibaba cloud arm set for centre stage as e-commerce plateaus

    Shares of Alibaba have surged 24% this year compared with a rise of just 2.7% for the NYSE Composite Index. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong: It’s not the e-commerce business that’ll command the most attention when Alibaba Group Holding Ltd posts earnings Wednesday. It’s the nascent cloud computing division that investors will scrutinize instead. China’s largest […]

  • NEWS
    I Have a Customer Who Wants the Cloud, How Do I Write My First Proposal?

    As IT companies embrace the business opportunity the cloud presents and transition to become cloud-ready service providers, one of the first questions that may arise is how to draft a proposal that reflects the change in orientation, from traditional project-based to managed services. For the answer, Small Business Trends turned to Chaitra Vedullapalli, cloud architect […]

  • NEWS
    Most SMBs Exploring Cloud Communications, Cisco Survey Finds

    A majority of small businesses are looking to the cloud for solutions to their communications needs, says a study from Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and ZK Research. At the direction of Marcus Gallo, senior solution marketing manager for Cloud Collaboration at Cisco, Zeus Kerravala, an industry analyst with ZK Research, conducted more than 50 one-on-one interviews with […]

  • STARTUPS
    Using cloud to connect customers

    Practical hurdle: CEO Ganesan says that there still are venture capital firms that are neither interested in nor understand companies such as Exotel. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint It was 2009. A young entrepreneur, Shivakumar Ganesan, was looking to solve the problem of high volume of calls and texts from customers at his start-up Roopit. If a […]