Broadview Networks believes the SMB should be able to get the same kinds of managed services that large enterprises can get so it is offering its Cloud Computing Services, a set of managed enterprise-grade business software and infrastructure applications hosted in the cloud, on a nationwide basis.
Targeting the growing Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) segments, Broadview's Cloud Computing Services complements the CLEC's cloud service portfolio with a set of individual and bundled service packages of subscription-based software and infrastructure services.
SMBs that sign up for these offerings will not only be able to get access to hosted versions of everyday software services of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint and other Microsoft products over the Internet, but also hundreds of other business applications. What's more, Broadview is offering a set of mobility and teleworker features for mobile and remote employees.
The CLEC's instincts to target the SMB market with cloud-based services is timely. Although less than 10 percent of the U.S. SMB segment were using cloud-based software or infrastructure service, a recent IDC Research report revealed that the segment is ripe for growth over the next five years.
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