Comcast Business Lists Office 365 on Cloud App Marketplace
Comcast Business is now offering Microsoft Office 365 through Comcast Business Cloud Solutions, its cloud application marketplace for small and midsized businesses and formerly known as Upware.
Businesses can sign up for the cloud-based office software and access Microsoft’s suite of productivity apps including Word, Excel and PowerPoint from virtually anywhere, on any device, according to the company. They also can utilize Comcast’s Cloud Desk Agents to assist with Office 365 implementation.
"Office 365 modernizes the classic suite of Office applications while adding important new capabilities: OneDrive cloud storage, modern meetings powered by Skype, integrated collaboration tools and whole new capabilities like Sway, which enables SMBs to create digital, online content for their customers," Kevin O’Toole, senior vice president and general manager of new business solutions at Comcast Business, told eWEEK. "Further, all of these services are now built for a mobile, multidevice world. Whether an SMB uses PCs, Macs, iDevices or Android, Office 365 is an important centerpiece in any small business’ SaaS adoption plan."
Trust, user management, support and education are the key issues for businesses looking to harness the power of cloud-based software, he said, noting SaaS and cloud technology bring a “tsunami” of innovation to SMBs.
Comcast Business customers now can access Microsoft's suite of productivity apps including Word, Excel and PowerPoint anywhere and with any device.
"Amidst that tsunami, SMBs are finding both great value and new challenges," O’Toole said. "SMBs need help understanding which products are the right fit for their business. They need a simpler way to manage employee access across multiple SaaS services. They need help with migration and troubleshooting. And perhaps most importantly, they often just need help learning how to get the employees activated and using new applications. Comcast Business Cloud Solutions was built to specifically address each of these customer pain points."