The small and medium-sized business (SMB) market is still a wild competitive frontier, maybe one of the last such frontiers in telecom. No one service provider or type of service provider owns the market, and SMBs are now demanding technology and applications that once were only found at the largest enterprises.
BT is chasing the market along with everyone else, having created a social networking site for SMBs, among other promotions. This week, BT acquired Basilica Computing to help in its quest. Telcos around the world have acquired security firms and other companies to give them sharper offerings for large enterprise customers. Look for them to do the same in the SMB market, to both improve their solutions and consolidate the competition.
- The U.K.'s The Independent covers BT's Basilica buy