AWS Unveils SMB Vidyalaya to Boost Digitization of Indian Small Businesses, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Tuesday announced the launch of SMB Vidyalaya, a technology development program to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) digitize their operations and offerings using AWS Cloud. SMB Vidyalaya offers more than 50 technology training modules tailored to SMEs and the opportunities they have to boost their business growth.

AWS has also expanded its Amazon Digital Suite, a curated set of software solutions developed with local third-party technology providers, which enables Indian SMBs to quickly and easily digitize their operations and take their businesses to the Internet.

Announcing the initiative during a virtual briefing, AWS said SMB Vidyalaya is available to small and medium businesses through a hybrid training model, which combines online and in-person channels.

AWS is working with SME-focused associations, such as the World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME), who will help raise awareness of the program to SMEs across India through downloadable product brochures, educational courses and webinars.

It also plans to provide local professionals with training and tutorials on AWS products.

“Cloud education is key to the success of India’s large and diverse SMB market, and SMB Vidyalaya will help SMBs understand the business benefits of digital transformation and enable faster implementation with AWS and our partners,” Puneet Chandok, President of Business Operations, AWS India and South Asia at AISPL (Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd), said.

SMB Vidyalaya is a comprehensive educational program addressing a variety of digital needs of SMEs and helping to expand cloud skills and technology adoption to a wider audience across the country, Chandok added.

As a widely adopted cloud offering, AWS has continuously expanded its services to support the cloud workload, and it now offers more than 200 comprehensive services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, among others.

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