|[February 20, 2013]
Comcast Business Services Unveils Upware - a Cloud-Based Business-to-Business Software Marketplace for Small Business Customers
PHILADELPHIA --(Business Wire)--
Comcast (News - Alert) Corporation, a global media and technology company, today
announced the Upware™
marketplace, a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be
purchased through one integrated web portal. The Upware marketplace
contains a carefully selected list of third-party, cloud-based business
applications from industry-leading companies in key categories such as
data backup, data security, and collaboration.
With Upware, Comcast has chosen a select group of top-tier vendors that
meet a strict set of security, redundancy and customer service
requirements and can provide both the best performance as well as ease
of use for businesses. Organized on the online portal in "aisles" by
technology, the vendors include:
Data Backup - Carbonite (data
backup), DigitalSafe (data backup), and Mozy (online
Data Security - Norton (security)
and Websense (security).
Collaboration - Box (News - Alert) (online
storage), Microsoft (Web collaboration), Soonr (online
file sharing), and YouSendIt (document collaboration).
"We know small business owners and we know what tools they need to grow
their businesses," said Kevin O'Toole, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, New Business Solutions at Comcast Business Services. "Upware
simplifies what can be a complex world of choices when evaluating
cloud-based services. With the choice of these top vendors, business
owners can quickly choose what tools they need to run their businesses
and keep their focus on teir number one priority - serving their
Upware is designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized
businesses looking to use cloud-based solutions to simplify their IT
systems, control costs and increase productivity. Upware, which is
available now at business.comcast.com/Upware,
gives business owners a single, trusted source to meet some of their
most critical technology needs, helping them to be more productive and
improve their business.
Through the easy to use Upware marketplace, business customers can
purchase and use cloud services, as well as order other Comcast Business
services including Business VoiceEdge, Website Hosting and Signature
Support, a program for on-site tech support. It also enables customers
to pick and choose one or many of the offerings, based on their unique
technology and business needs. Upware simplifies application management
with the convenience of a single sign-on, which makes access fast and
easy for individual users. In addition, business owners can quickly add
or remove employees from the system as their business needs change.
Plus, users have the simplicity of one number to call for support,
management and troubleshooting for everything associated with their
Comcast Business Class Internet service including the Upware marketplace
and the software applications themselves.
In addition to the nine applications currently on the Upware
marketplace, more applications will be added in the near future to
existing aisles and new aisles will be added to address other business
needs such as marketing and customer relationship management.
About Comcast Business Services
Business Services, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced
communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their
business objectives. Through a modern, company-owned fiber network that
is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Class
Internet, Ethernet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective, simplified
For more information, call 1-800-501-6000 or visit www.business.comcast.com
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and
phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also
provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in
technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest
broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation
(Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company.
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