Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched SMB Vidyalaya, a technology upskilling programme to help Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) digitise their operations and offerings by using AWS Cloud. AWS has also expanded its Amazon Digital Suite, a curated set of software solutions developed with local third-party technology providers, which enables India’s SMBs to digitise operations and bring their businesses to the internet.
SMB Vidyalaya comprise of more than 50 technology education modules tailored for SMBs which would help them to drive their business growth. The SMB Vidyalaya is available to small and medium businesses through a hybrid training model, which includes online and in-person channels.
Further, AWS is working with SMB-focused associations like the World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME), to drive awareness for the programme with SMBs across India through downloadable product brochures, educational course videos, and webinars. It also plans to arm local professionals with AWS product training and courseware.
“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 together with AWS and our partners,” Puneet Chandok, president of Commercial Business, AWS India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd (AISPL) said.
SMB Vidyalaya is a comprehensive educational programme addressing a variety of SMB digital needs, and helps to expand cloud skills and technology adoption to a wider audience across the country, Chandok added.
As a widely adopted cloud offering, AWS has been continually expanding its services to support cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, among others.
With inputs from PTI.