The German software giant plans to help entrepreneurs in emerging economies, starting with India and Brazil, by providing mentorships and technological support.
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Licenses for virtualization remain abstract and complicated, so companies must understand how software will be used to achieve cost-effective agreements, analysts note.
Although SMBs can reap benefits of virtualization as much as large companies, roadblocks hamper adoption, analysts say.
Government support, grants make it easy for to build startups, but entrepreneurs should toughen up against market reality to create successful companies, say industry watchers.
Cloud-based business intelligence tools offer benefits but still lack real business driver, say analysts, who advise enterprises to evaluate cost savings before adopting such services.
update Ten local companies will head to Las Vegas and hope for "serendipity and happenstance" to showcase their innovations and grow their international presence.
Singapore firms still confident about business environment but should seek balance between setting ambitious goals and working to achieve them, says analyst.
Small and midsize firms already on social platforms to market themselves but lack sophisticated, substantive strategies to meet expectations of online users, insiders note.
Governments' underlying role to help foster innovation and entrepreneurship is that of facilitator, while private investors and VCs are the ones to bring startups to next stage.
Increasing tablet uptake will prompt more firms to create tablet-optimized Web sites to reach more users and improve experience but not all will adopt simplified interfaces, observers say.