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Comcast Launches B2B Cloud-Based Software Marketplace

Upware Allows Businesses To Access Products From Variety of Vendors 2/20/2013 9:09 AM Eastern

Comcast Business Services today launched Upware marketplace, which gives its commercial services customers access to a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be purchased through a single integrated web portal.

Upware includes selected third-party, cloud-based business applications from companies in several key categories such as data backup, data security and collaboration.

Vendors include Carbonite (data backup), DigitalSafe (data backup), Mozy (online backup), Norton (security), Websense (security), Box (online storage), Microsoft (Web collaboration), Soonr (online file sharing), and YouSendIt (document collaboration).

“We know small business owners and we know what tools they need to grow their businesses,” said Kevin O’Toole, Senior Vice President and General Manager, New Business Solutions at Comcast Business Services. “Upware simplifies what can be a complex world of choices when evaluating cloud-based services. With the choice of these top vendors, business owners can quickly choose what tools they need to run their businesses and keep their focus on their number one priority – serving their customers.”

Upware, available now at www.business.comcast.com/Upware  is designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses looking to use cloud-based solutions to simplify their IT systems, control costs and increase productivity.

Through the Upware marketplace, business customers can purchase and use cloud services, as well as order other Comcast Business services. It also enables customers to pick and choose one or many of the offerings, based on their unique technology and business needs. Upware simplifies application management with the convenience of a single sign-on, which makes access fast and easy for individual users. In addition, business owners can quickly add or remove employees from the system as their business needs change. Plus, users have the simplicity of one number to call for support, management and troubleshooting for everything associated with their Comcast Business Class Internet service including the Upware marketplace and the software applications themselves.

In addition to the nine applications currently on the Upware marketplace, more applications will be added in the near future to existing aisles and new aisles will be added to address other business needs such as marketing and customer relationship management.

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