Comcast introduces Upware office suit for small and mid-sized firms

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Comcast  Corp. announced the Upware marketplace, a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be purchased through one   web portal. The Upware marketplace contains a  list of third-party, cloud-based business applications  in categories such as data backup, data security, and collaboration.

The company, which also owns NBC Universal, employs more than 1,000 in Delaware.

Services include:

– Data Backup :Carbonite (data backup), DigitalSafe (data backup), and Mozy (online backup).

–  Data Security: Norton (security) and Websense (security).

–  Collaboration: Box (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. “Upware simplifies what can be a complex world of choices when evaluating cloud-based services.”

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, according to the company.

Through th 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, the release noted.

In addition, business owners can   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.

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