Oracle opens Digital Hub in Bangalore to help SMBs touch the Cloud

Bangalore, July 8, 2017 :  Oracle has opened its first  Digital Hub in Asia Pacific in India's Silicon City. The new facility in Bangalore is  first of  5 hubs set to open in the  region to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) get access to the cloud solutions and resources they need to power digital transformation.
The hub will house Oracle’s new digital sales team and focus on helping more midsize organisations transition to the cloud quickly and easily.  With a distinctive Indian feel, the team will provide timely, personalised and effective support to customers, using the latest collaboration tools, techniques and technologies to transform the buying experience. 
Says François Lançon, senior vice president, Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific: “The cloud is democratising IT; you just need a web browser or a mobile phone app to take advantage of it.  What’s more, it has incredible transformation potential for small businesses, enabling them to do things they have never been able to do before, at an affordable price, such as use technology to streamline business processes, gain access to an easy-to-use platform for innovation, and digitise their customer experience. 
Oracle’s Digital Hubs will provide a complete suite of cloud applications, platform, and infrastructure services as both standalone services and as bundles.  The range of choices empowers small businesses to select solutions that directly address their goals or issues. 
Adds Shailender Kumar, Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Oracle India: “There are over 51 million SMBs in India, many of whom haven’t worked with Oracle or used cloud before.  They now have access to the most modern solutions in the market, available online, direct via the hub and through our expanded end-to-end ecosystem, working with the vast network in India.  The increased choice in cloud technology will help accelerate SMB’s ability to innovate and grow more quickly, paving the way for the next big SMB revolution in the country.”
The Digital Hub’s work with SMBs complements the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Programme, which aims to fuel cloud-enabled innovation among startups around the globe. Following the success of the pilot program in Bangalore, Oracle recently expanded locations across the globe, including opening two new centres in Delhi–NCR and Mumbai to provide mentorship and technology resources to local startups.
SMB facts:  
From Praveen Bhadada, partner and practice head – Digital, Zinnov Management Consulting: 
With nearly 40 percent contribution to India’s GDP, the SMB sector forms the backbone
of the Indian economy. Technology enablement of SMBs is expected to further add $1.1 Trillion to
the GDP and over $250 Billion to exports from India. Technology advancements, particularly around
cloud, are playing a key role in helping small businesses to upgrade their operations, launch innovative
products and services and expand their reach.