Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), more often than not, work on constrained budgets but still have to deliver enterprise-grade collaboration and management solutions if they want to survive. But this means investing in additional equipment, managing and maintaining it – all of which is costly and prohibitive.
Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable Business Class has come to the rescue of such SMBs by launching a cloud-based Software- as- a- Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) offering that promises access to reliable, easy to use hosted communication solutions minus the cost and complexity, noted company officials.
As a result of the launch, solutions like Hosted Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Outlook will become available to SMBs in the cloud along with the other benefits that simultaneously accrue.
"With Time Warner Cable Business Class Cloud Services, SMBs have affordable and reliable access to communications technology that was typically only available to larger enterprises," said Greg King, senior vice president, business services product and strategy at Time Warner Cable.
Perhaps the greatest advantage accruing to SMBs is the access to turnkey, fully managed, hosted solutions enhance communication and collaboration without the need to invest in additional hardware or manpower resources and the ability to lower cost.
In addition, the solutions come along with live access to technical experts 24/7/365. With flexible, scalable options to suit changing business needs, SMBs can charter their growth. Moreover, with the solutions being in the cloud, e-mail, calendars, contact lists and documents can be accessed anywhere on multiple devices.
Of course, such solutions come along with the allied risk of security, but anti-virus and anti-spam technology and other features provide a secure and reliable environment typically found only in enterprise-grade data centers, ensuring that business continuity and security are never problems.
Offering a wide variety of business communication tools that allow it to tailor a solution to help growing businesses succeed, Time Warner Cable Business Class Cloud Services is a part of a broader range of services offered by the cable company.
Time Warner Cable is working with Motorola (News - Alert) Mobility to deploy Motorola's EDGE Manager across its U.S. subscriber base. The move represents the first nationwide deployment from a tier-one cable operator into next-generation device management for the IP connected home--helping to ensure a smarter, simpler connected home for subscribers.
Edited by Brooke Neuman