Saturday, 23 September 2017

Comcast Business expands Upware cloud marketplace

Comcast Business
Thursday 03 October 13

Comcast Business today announced that AnyMeeting, a fast-emerging leader in small business web conferencing, has joined its award-winning Upware™ marketplace. Upware is a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be purchased and accessed on-demand through Comcast’s integrated web portal. The availability on Comcast’s Upware marks the first time that AnyMeeting’s full…

Comcast Business today announced that AnyMeeting, a fast-emerging leader in small business web conferencing, has joined its award-winning Upware™ marketplace. Upware is a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be purchased and accessed on-demand through Comcast’s integrated web portal.

The availability on Comcast’s Upware marks the first time that AnyMeeting’s full-featured web conferencing solution is available “as-a-service” by a telecommunications channel partner, marking an important milestone in its growth strategy. The companies will work together to offer AnyMeeting, which addresses a complete range of small business needs including six-way video conferencing, VoIP audio conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and mobile access.

Small business represents the fastest growing segment of the web conference market, according to AMI-Partners, a global market research firm specializing in telecommunications and cloud services for SMBs.

“Our research has revealed that small businesses in North America will spend over $1.4 billion annually on web conferencing services by 2016 – up from $560 million in 2012 – representing a 26 percent compound annual growth rate,“ said Clayton Miller, Associate, AMI-Partners. “The availability of cloud-based web conferencing solutions through channel partners will help drive this growth.”

AnyMeeting brings several features to Comcast cloud customers that it has learned are uniquely important to small businesses, such as personalized meeting URLs, social media integration, personal profile pages and PayPal integration to monetize meetings. It’s also priced for small business, at less than half the cost of most enterprise solutions.

“Maintaining a productive workplace is not easy for SMB owners because their business pulls them in so many different directions,” said Kevin O’Toole, senior vice president/general manager, New Business Solutions at Comcast Business. “Comcast is in a unique position to help by offering cloud-based solutions like AnyMeeting, through the Upware marketplace, that have been properly vetted and meet our high standards. We do all of the research and evaluation on the front end so entrepreneurs don’t have to.”

Upware, which was launched in February 2013, simplifies application management with the convenience of a single sign-on, making 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 Internet service including the Upware marketplace and the software applications themselves.

“We are very excited to work with a major channel partner like Comcast,” said Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of AnyMeeting. “We’re seeing small businesses embrace cloud services like ours at an accelerating pace, and believe Comcast and the Upware marketplace will play a key role in further driving this trend.”


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