Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the growth engines of the Indian economy as they contribute to 45% of industrial output, 40% of exports, employ 60 million people, create 1.3 million jobs every year and produce more than 8,000 quality products for the Indian and international markets. According to the Small and Medium Development Chamber of India, SMBs contributed to 17% of the GDP in 2011, and this is expected to increase to 22% in 2012.
At HP, we believe in the potential of SMBs in Asia Pacific and strive to provide them with powerful technology to overcome business challenges. Bearing this objective in mind, we collaborated with Intel to establish Make IT Happen – See Real Results, for small and medium-sized businesses in the region. The campaign facilitates engagement and support for SMBs across the region through a dedicated interactive microsite. Make IT Happen is intended to serve as a one-stop online information center, where SMBs can have quick access to tips and tools, success stories, multimedia resources, technology and product information as well as other resources aimed at helping owners achieve real business results.
As part of the initiative, HP and Intel hosted the “Small Business BIG IT Challenge”, which showcases how existing SMBs are taking their businesses to the next level with technology.
SMBs with one to 499 employees were invited to submit a short video/presentation describing their IT challenge. Participants had to demonstrate how HP and Intel technology can help them overcome obstacles in their SMBs.
The winning entries, selected in combination of a People's Choice score, number of ‘Likes’ on Facebook and an official judges' score won a slew of HP Products and Solutions, powered by Intel, and a consultation with an SMB expert.
We received a number of memorable submissions from across India, but our winning entry came from Mr. Sarbjit Pannu. Based in Chandigarh, India, ICPI-Train2Teach-
Mr. Sarbjit Pannu believed his company had the potential to eradicate illiteracy to a great extent in the northern region of India. HP and Intel were impressed with the e-education initiatives of ICPI-Train2Teach-
We hope that ICPI-Train2Teach-
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