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smart cities

Smart Cities can be a boon for Indian SMEs

November 23, 2015

The infrastructure in existing Indian cities is crumbling under the pressure of growing population, leading to a slew of different issues that impact every single urban citizen. Building smart cities ...

IT is the Bellwether MSMEs Are Looking For

November 13, 2015

Thane, Asia’s first industrial development center, is the third most industrialised district in Maharashtra. There are 1,548 large and medium scale and 18,480 small scale industries in the district. The ...

“Lack of Trained Manpower to Use the New Tech is a Key Challenge”

November 10, 2015

The MIA comprises very small to mid-sized industrial units located along the Hingna Road industrial cluster. The companies here are engrossed with manufacturing the smaller industrial components that primarily support ...


Aurangabad Banks on IT to Fulfill Vision 2020

November 3, 2015

As part of the HP BusinessNow Express tour, we spoke to key office bearers of MASSIA to understand industrial challenges in Aurangabad and how they use IT to alleviate them Aurangabad—the ...

engineering skills

‘Nashik’s Entrepreneurs are Keen to use Technology’

November 3, 2015

In an exclusive interview with PCQuest at HP BusinessNow Express Tour of Nashik, the MACCIA Sr. VP talks about how Nashik’s business owners aspire to use technology to save time, ...

SMEs Keen to Adopt IT in Maharashtra but Lack the Knowhow

October 13, 2015

The interesting thing about SMEs in across Maharashtra’s industrial belt (and possibly everywhere else across the country), is that they’re gradually realizing the importance of using IT to remain competitive. ...

Does Big Data have a Place in Small Businesses?

October 6, 2015

– P.C. Kiran, AVP - Engineering, Impetus Infotech Big Data is the current fervor throughout several industry verticals. In not only business and industry, it is being leveraged also in public ...

How Pune Plastic SMEs are Using IT for Business Benefit

September 18, 2015

– Sameer Joshi, Vice Chairman, Indian Plastics Institute-Pune Chapter Today, plastics and polymers are present everywhere from the lush green fields to clear blue skies. They’re present right from the morning ...


How Vashi’s Small Scale Industries Compete Globally Using IT

September 15, 2015

We interacted with R.K. Jain, Chairman-IMC, Vashi and Ganeshan Pillai-Joint Director, IMC to understand IT usage by Vashi’s small scale industries and what further needs to be done to make ...

Cloud Computing PCQuest

3 Things Every SME Needs for Successful Cloud Computing Adoption

September 14, 2015

Just going for a cloud computing solution today is not enough. Here are three other technologies you also need. Indian SMEs are gradually accepting cloud computing instead of investing money upfront ...

HP Reaches out to SME Clusters Directly with BusinessNow Express

September 11, 2015

In its bid to provide innovative IT solutions built for SME clusters, HP has kick-started its BusinessNow Express program. A part of this program involves taking a bus fitted ...

How PCPA is Helping Pune’s Plastic Manufacturers

September 11, 2015

The Pimpri Chinchwad Plastic Association is taking a whole range of measures to address issues of its members, including organizing best training, events, and ICT solutions for them. We spoke ...

Karbonn Aura

Karbonn Aura packs a 5″ display & quad-core CPU at Rs. 4,990

July 8, 2015

Karbonn today launched its latest budget smartphone-Aura in India. The device comes with 5 inch (12.7cm) big IPS-LCD screen that offers a consistent and accurate colour from all viewing angles ...

engineering skills

Lack of IT Awareness is the Biggest Challenge for Rajkot SMBs: REA

May 20, 2015

In order to provide solutions, it’s important to first understand the problem. The panel discussion during the PCQuest SMB event helped identify the key business challenges faced by Rajkot’s engg ...

engineering skills

‘Just like other industries, SMBs in Rajkot have also started adopting the latest IT technologies to support their business needs’

May 19, 2015

We spoke to Gurpreet Brar, Director-Commercial Channels, HP, to understand how solutions providers are helping SMB manufacturers in overcoming their challenges. What sort of trends are you observing on IT usage ...

engineering skills

‘Larger companies use big and costly IT solutions such as ERP but SMBs use software for document management, workflow management and accounting.’

May 19, 2015

We spoke to Gokul Sagpariya, President, Rajkot Engineering Association, to understand the business challenges confronting the smb segment in Rajkot. Here are the excerpts: PCQ: What type of companies comprise the ...


10 Best Open Source CRM Systems for SMBs

May 8, 2015

Are you fed-up managing your new and existing customers' data? Well, there are many open source tools available for free that can not only solve all your queries ...

PCQuest SMB Forum–Dec 2012: Doing More with Less

January 3, 2013

Last month, PCQuest conducted its popular SMB Forum series of events across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai. The event focused around technologies that can help Indian SMBs to do more with less

How Technology is Helping Surat’s Diamond Industry

July 30, 2012

Surat is undisputedly the worldwide hub of diamond manufacturing and trading; we travelled to the city to find out the technological implementations and advances that is helping the industry maintain and grow in this position

PCQuest SMB Forum 2012–Pune and Delhi

May 1, 2012

SMEs in Pune and Delhi clearly highlighted their key pain point as a lack of understanding of the technical jargon while adopting IT