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Jul 15 2014, 10:57 IST
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'Right now a very small percentage of small businesses are using these technologies.' 'Right now a very small percentage of small businesses are using these technologies.'
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Patel told PTI on the sidelines of the WPC-2014.

"We have grown very well. And we know, we have a lot more to do to get India truly, truly on line and truly use technology to unleash everyoneís potential. This remains our driving force in India," he said.

Very excited about the technology adoption in India, Patel said Microsoft in India is focusing on barriers to technology adoption for small businesses Ė affordability, skill, development applications and how to use it and what it can be applied for.

Cloud, he argued, helps in addressing these challenges, which makes technology more accessible, affordable to small and medium businesses in India.

"Cloud is now being accepted as a very very viable options for small businesses in India. In fact, a necessary option. So, we see the adoption really accelerating in the last few technologies now," he said.

Right now a very small percentage of small businesses are using these technologies.

A recent study, he said, has projected the potential impact from greater technology adoption to be USD 56 billion in added economic output and one million in additional jobs.

"So, the opportunity is huge," Patel said, adding that better broad band, telecommunication and improvement in infrastructure can help people use and adopt to cloud better.

On Monday, Sonata Information Technology was declared Microsoft's India Partner of the year and Bitscape from Ahmedabad won small business partner of the year award.

"They have built solutions for small businesses on the cloud," he said.

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