AT&T backs up small businesses

AT&T launched a new service, starting at $10 per month, allowing small businesses and SOHO users to back up their PC data via an online link to AT&T's Internet Data Center. The Remote Vault service operates through an e-commerce website that accepts credit cards, making it easier for the small businesses to use IT capabilities usually reserved for larger ones.

Telcos and other service providers are trying harder to tap into the vast and under-addressed small and medium-sized business (SMB) sectors. The industry even has begun to debate the viability of virtual private networks for SMBs. Whatever the offering, the significant factors in creating a successful services will be pricing, payment options and overall accessibility.

For more:
- The San Antonio Business Journal has info on Remote Vault
- TechNewsWorld looks at VPN viability for SMBs

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- Other telcos have been working on their SMB moves

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