Intel Nigeria in collaboration with MTN, Microsoft, HP and Diamond Bank are poised to drive a Small and Medium Business (SMB) targeted initiative by delivering affordable technological solutions and growing the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.
The SMB targeted initiative was announced recently at a Technology Tour event in Lagos to set in motion the initiative which would offer Nigerian SMB’s the best bundle of PC, Printer and Office for their day-to-day operations and also feature capacity building seminars, conferences and workshops to address other issues confronting them.
Speaking at the Technology Tour event, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Intel West Africa, Mr. Adim Isiakpona, described the initiative as an all-encompassing approach at solving reoccurring issues confronting small and medium businesses in Nigeria.
‘’Technology has done a lot at transforming businesses in advanced countries of the world and we believe we can replicate same in Nigeria SMBs which constitute over 70 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Products,” Isiakpona said
The strategic partnership would amongst other benefits afford SMB’s free listing on MTN Y’ello directory, free trial of MTN cloud services, free biz plus and MTN SME messaging with which they can connect with their consumers, while Diamond bank would make different financing options available to participating SMBs.
On its part, the HP will make available affordable laptops and printers to SMB’s, all of which are powered by Intel and Microsoft chip set.