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May 24, 2013 at 11:23AM
Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is making its services -- Gmail, Calendar, cloud storage, and more -- cheaper for Indian businesses.
While India is home to 47 million small businesses, only 1% of those -- or about 500,000 -- are online. As Indian businesses come online over the next few years, Google is aiming to get them "hooked" onto their cloud services as soon as possible.
According to ZDNet, Google's cloud services are 45% cheaper than they were previously. New and current Indian customers will now pay about $2.70 (INR 150) per user per month on the "Flexible Plan" and $27 (INR 1500) per user per year on the "Annual Plan."
In addition to Gmail, calendar, and cloud storage, Google Apps also allow businesses to conduct video meetings and keep records on Google Docs.
Kevin Chen covers the tech sector in China. With degrees in history and economics, he scours government sources, magazines, blogs, and earnings reports before making any investment decision. You can follow him at @TMFKang or on Google+.
- May 24, 2013 at 11:23AM
- Technology and Telecom