SaaS
 
Software as a Service

What's a consumer Office 365 subscription worth to Microsoft?

As Microsoft has added more consumer subscribers to the rolls of Office 365, the amount of revenue per subscriber has fallen, according to estimates based on the limited information the company releases.

The downward trend in revenue-per-subscriber hints at a significant shift to the less expensive rent-not-own plans available to consumers, such as Office 365 Personal, a $69.99 annual deal that provides one Office license for a personal computer and one license for a tablet.

Slack, Silicon Valley's hottest startup

Slack has a very simple concept that resonates with many: IRC for the enterprise, with hooks between the chat app and just about any external service you can imagine. We already knew it was hot.

Now, thanks to momentum numbers released today -- Slack's first anniversary -- we know just how hot.

Orange incorpore Microsoft Lync à ses offres cloud

La nouvelle solution de communications unifiées dans le cloud Business Together as a Service Microsoft d’Orange Business Services (OBS) intègre les composantes de la plate-forme Lync de Microsoft. Orange Business Services (OBS) profite des TechDays 2015 pour annoncer un nouveau partenariat avec Microsoft.

Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

Hoping to leapfrog what it sees as the last hurdle to enterprise cloud adoption, cloud storage company Box has announced Box Enterprise Key Management (EKM), which is designed to allow customers to keep control over their encryption keys (and thus, the data stored in the public cloud) without sacrificing easy user experience.

Amazon takes on Microsoft, Google with corporate email service

Amazon will launch a corporate email and digital calendar service to rival Outlook and Gmail, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The new service, called WorkMail, is powered by Amazon's cloud-based computing unit, Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company plans to price WorkMail competitively with Microsoft's Office 365 and Google's business-oriented services, which also include programs like word processing and spreadsheets.

Slack’s New Acquisition Adds Voice Chat to Its Collaboration Tools

Soon, it will be a lot easier to do voice and video calls within the Slack online collaboration service, aka the “Trojan horse for bigger ideas.”
That’s because Slack, with just under 100 employees, is acquiring Screenhero—a much smaller desktop collaboration company that graduated from the Y Combinator startup incubator just two years ago.

Numericable-SFR oriente la fibre vers les petites entreprises

Sous la marque SFR, Numericable ouvre aux petites structures des services très haut débit jusqu’alors réservés aux PME et grands comptes. Un mois après avoir présenté ses offres en direction du grand public, Numericable-SFR abat ses cartes sur le marché des entreprises.

Microsoft Office 365 Adoption Takes Off, War With Google Apps Rages On

Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 is the company's fastest growing commercial product ever, and adoption shows no sign of stalling. The company's cloud revenue (which included Azure and Dynamics CRM as well as Office 365) grew 128 percent in the most recent quarter compared to the same period last year, and the number of Office 365 commercial seats in use nearly doubled.

AT&T opens doors between UC platforms and gives enterprises the key

Enterprises want open communication with the people they do business with—but not too open.

AT&T’s UC Federation service, introduced on Thursday, is designed to break down walls between unified communications platforms but let users keep organizational boundaries in place. That should serve two key requirements for large enterprises that find themselves working ever more closely with partners, customers and acquired subsidiaries.

Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn

Dropbox on Tuesday added yet another young startup to its brain trust with the acquisition of Israeli mobile-productivity app maker CloudOn.

The move also broadens Dropbox's presence outside the United States, where some 70 percent of its 300 million users are located, the company said. CloudOn's engineers will form Dropbox's first Israel office, which joins locations in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Dublin.

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