In an attempt to make it easier for SMBs in India to work in the cloud, Google's Judy Chang (Product Manager, Google Apps for Business) says that they have made Apps for Business more affordable.
Now, new and existing customers in India on the Flexible Plan will have to pay Rs 150 per user per month, while those on the Annual Plan will have to pay Rs 1,500 per user per year. These apps claim to offer easy solutions for web mail, calendars, cloud storage, and video meetings through Google’s consumer products, Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Hangouts.
Gets more affordable!
“These tools work together seamlessly and all that’s needed to get up and running is an Internet-connected device. Companies can securely access all their data and services from a mobile phone including Android, iOS, or BlackBerry platforms," Chang writes further.
Chang writes that they’re looking to see more small businesses in India access a “business-ready package of communication and collaboration tools and reap the benefits of working in the cloud.”
Google Apps, with its 99.9 percent availability guarantee, zero scheduled downtime and 24/7 support claims to bring security and support to businesses. Also, Google services - Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Slides now also work offline.
In addition to this, Google also has programs like India Get Your Business Online, Women Entrepreneurs on the Web, and Google Business Groups, to help small businesses in India use the Web to succeed and grow.