SMB
 
Small and Medium Businesses

Bouygues Telecom et Microsoft: alliance pour le cloud destiné aux PMEs

Bouygues Telecom Entreprises va s’appuyer sur le cloud de Microsoft pour proposer des offres d’Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) et toucher les petites et moyennes entreprises et entreprises de taille intermédiaire (ce qui représente un vivier de 200 000 entreprises en France).

« Un segment qui utilise encore relativement peu le cloud », considère Cyril Guetin, Directeur « Ligne de marchés cloud » chez Bouygues Telecom Entreprises.

VMware turns attention to small businesses with vSphere 5.1 Essentials Plus

EMC VMware showed signs it's courting the small-business community, primarily with an updated version of vSphere 5.1 Essentials Plus. VMware seems to have a solid grip on the larger enterprise market with its server virtualization product, so it makes sense for it to try and expand by going after small and midsize businesses -- and it's still early enough to be anyone's game.

Les PME dépensent 332 000 dollars chaque année pour la gestion de leurs informations.

Selon Symantec, une PME de 50 salariés dépensera 183 500 dollars pour la gestion de ses informations, tandis qu’une grande entreprise y consacrera 8,2 millions de dollars.

Selon la dernière étude mondiale State of Information (étude menée auprès de plus de 4 506 entreprises dans 38 pays, dont la France, en février et mars 2012), en moyenne, les PME dépensent 332 000 dollars chaque année pour la gestion de leurs informations.

Colt fait l'acquisition de ThinkGrid.

Colt a annoncé l’acquisition de ThinkGrid, une plate-forme de distribution de solutions cloud.

« ThinkGrid permet aux partenaires distributeurs de devenir fournisseurs de cloud en leur offrant une gamme complète de services de cloud computing avec une plate-forme de gestion clé en main et la formation commerciale et technique nécessaire à la croissance de leurs activités dans le nuage », explique l’opérateur britannique.

Hackers increasingly zero in on small businesses

The percentage of targeted attacks aimed at small businesses doubled in the first half of 2012, an indication that hackers are dedicating more resources to what they see as the most vulnerable marks, a major security vendor said.

In the first six months of the year, more than a third of targeted attacks on businesses were pointed toward companies with fewer than 250 employees. That was twice the percentage of attacks aimed at similar sized companies at the end of 2011, Symantec said in its mid-year Intelligence Report.

Sprint to offer Microsoft Office 365 SaaS

Sprint announced that it will deliver Microsoft Office 365 to small and midsize businesses in 2012. The latest service addition from Sprint marks the expansion of the company's software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolio which also includes support, office and field-productivity services. Microsoft will host the Office 365 platform, and Sprint will provide customer service and network access.

Futur Telecom: offre cloud pour les TPE et PME

Futur Telecom, opérateur de téléphonie pour les TPE et PME (filiale de SFR), veut mettre le pied à l’étrier de ses clients et de ses prospects en matière de cloud.

Zoho links its office suite with Google Drive

Zoho has integrated its cloud-hosted office productivity applications with the Google Drive online storage service, Zoho said in a blog post.

The integration lets Google Drive users open their files using the Zoho Office applications Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet and Zoho Show -- word processor, spreadsheet and presentation creation applications, respectively.

Avaya expands mid-market reach with IP Office 8.1 release

Avaya today announced the latest version of its unified communication (UC) software, IP Office 8.1, which the company says brings UC features typically reserved for large enterprises to smaller ones.

Features in the latest version of the software include:

Toshiba offers cloud-based IP telephony

Toshiba has joined the competitive fray of service providers and infrastructure suppliers who offer a cloud-based VoIP solution. The company's "VIPedge Cloud Business Telephone Solution" targets the small to midsize business (SMB) market with a cloud-based option that provides the same features found in Toshiba's telephone systems.

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