As Tencent looks to enter Indian cloud services, its global challenger Alibaba Group has launched its new distribution channel programme in a bid to strengthen its presence in India. According to reports, a senior Alibaba Cloud executive believes now is a great opportunity to do business in India.
Alex Li, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Asia Pacific, said, “Alibaba Cloud has always been dedicated to empower enterprises of different sizes to tap into opportunities in the digital age. With digital transformation poised to add close to $154 Bn to India’s GDP, this is a great opportunity for us to do business in India.”
During the “India Eco Summit”, the company launched its new distribution channel programme to encourage partners to bring in-depth technical knowledge to customers.
With the new channel strategy, Alibaba Cloud said it will also build specialised teams to focus on various market segments and sectors such as start-up and online business.
At the same time to strengthen this network, the group plans to train 1,000 sales and technology personnel in India in the next six months.
In India, Alibaba Cloud provides products and services to clients in India across the e-commerce, gaming, media, retail and IoT sectors through an extensive network of distributors.