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Google trained over 5 lakh people to digitally empower SMBs

PTI:  July 27, 2017

New Delhi: Google India today said it has trained over 5 lakh individuals under its 'Digital Unlocked' programme, which was launched to digitally empower small and medium businesses in the country.

Google Vice President (India and South-East Asia) Rajan Anandan said while India has the world's second largest Internet userbase, only 32 per cent of the 51 million SMBs in the country have an online presence.

"SMBs cite a lack of understanding of the benefits of digital technologies and technical skills as the essential reasons for being offline," he added.

Anandan said the company has launched a number of initiatives to ensure that these enterprises and individuals can come online to maximise their business and potential, including programmes like Digital Unlocked and Internet Saathi

* Hexaware unveils new business unit *

IT firm Hexaware Technologies today launched its new Professional Services unit, which will be headed by Arun Ramchandrana

Increased demand for digital transformation and technology services prompts Hexaware to create its new Professional Services unit, the company said in a statement.

Ramchandran has been named as the Executive Vice President and Head of the Professional Services vertical, it added.

"The Professional Services vertical will be an important growth driver for us for the next several years," Hexaware Technologies CEO and Executive Director R Srikrishna said. 

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