Small and Medium Businesses

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.

Cloud SFR Business Team: sécurité d'accès et Web Apps.

SFR Business Team (branche entreprise de l’opérateur) renforce son offre cloud à destination des TPE / PME ou grands comptes et se concentre sur l’aspect sécurisation. Non seulement des accès à Internet, mais aussi de l’exécution des Web Apps.

HP unveils Windows-powered NAS box for small businesses

Hewlett-Packard unveiled a lightweight version of its Windows-based NAS (network-attached storage) array that's aimed at small and medium businesses.

Based on the same architecture as the HP X5000-series NAS box, the new X5000 devices for small businesses use 2.5-inch drives and can scale to 32.4TB. It runs the Windows Server OS.

Virtualisation : VMware tend la perche du cloud aux PME

Le spécialiste de la virtualisation vient de publier une étude sur la manière dont les PME adopte les solutions cloud dans la zone Europe – Moyen Orient – Afrique (EMEA). VMware considère que l’adoption ou l’intégration plus poussée de ce type de solutions par les PME va s’intensifier d’ici 2014.

Is cloud-based security really cheaper?

Vendors hope subscription models -- and removing need to manage and update software, hardware -- will be attractive, but the jury's not in on cost
Businesses in new study were five times more likely to have decreased spending on managing security over three years.

Appsbar gives small businesses a simple (and free!) template for app building

If you've ever wanted to build a mobile app for your small business but have been intimidated by the cost of hiring developers, Appsbar has a proposition for you.

Dell Targets SMBs With Boomi-Based Cloud Packs

Fresh on the heels of rolling out its virtual desktop-as-a-service Simplified DaaS, Dell is bolstering its cloud services offerings again with Integration Packs, “a point-to-point integration solution … that enables automatic synchronization of critical data between popular software applications.”

For $65 a month, customers will be able to sync financial tool QuickBooks with Microsoft Dynamics and’s customer relationship management (CRM) services starting in June.

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