Software as a Service
Microsoft released a version of its office suite for iPhones in the U.S. that is only available for Office 365 subscribers. Microsoft Office Mobile is compatible with iPhone 4, 4S, and 5, and the iPod Touch (5th generation) and requires iOS 6.1 or later, according to the iTunes release notes.
Hewlett-Packard announces its entry into the Google Apps Reseller program as it cozies up to Google in business. Hewlett-Packard is now a Google Apps reseller, as it continues to lean more on Google-related products and tries to make itself more relevant in the age of the mobile device. Those mobile devices now include the Google-software-based HP SlateBook x2, HP Chromebook, and HP Slate 7.
Lenovo offered a peek under the covers on a new consumer cloud storage service called Lenovo Reach, which it said will allow users to securely access their cloud-based files and applications from any device via a single login ID.
Expected to go live later this year, Lenovo Reach will offer 5GB of free capacity.
La division solutions IT pour entreprises de SFR étoffe son catalogue d’offres à destination des TPE avec le Pack Business Entrepreneurs, qui combine services télécoms et cloud sous l’angle des communications unifiées.
L’éditeur français de progiciels de gestion d’affaires Everwin met à disposition des TPE et PME un nouvel ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) en mode SaaS, baptisé SX One.
Thinking Phone Networks already offers a cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) in North America serving more than 4,000 enterprise customers.
The company is expanding into the EMEA region, offering applications such as spanning IP voice, mobility, video, analytics, presence, messaging, contact center and conferencing.
Small and medium-sized business (SMB) spending on cloud solutions will grow almost 20 percent annually through 2018, IDC predicts. If your business doesn’t use hosted communications and IT services, here are five reasons why it should:
Box has acquired Crocodoc in a move to significantly improve the way documents are rendered for viewing on its enterprise storage and file sharing service. Box will integrate Crocodoc's HTML5 technology into its product and use it to eventually replace its existing document preview feature.
Crocodoc was founded in 2007, and its document rendering and viewing technology is used by services including Microsoft's Yammer, Facebook, LinkedIn and BlackBoard.
Global CRM (customer relationship management) revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012 to $18 billion, a rate three times that of all enterprise software segments on average, as companies look to acquire more business and serve existing customers better, according to a new Gartner report.
Microsoft said that Office 365 "net seat additions" grew five times compared with the same quarter last year, and that 25 percent of the company's enterprise customers now have Office 365, which is now on a $1 billion annual revenue run rate.
However, Microsoft isn't saying how many Office 365 seats it has sold. Moreover, the 25 percent enterprise adoption stat includes both instances where the suite has been widely deployed and scenarios where it may be used in a limited fashion.