Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft Office 365’

AvePoint Launch Indicates Cloud GRC Growth

Governance risk compliance and management firm AvePoint is cultivating its own niche around the growing GRC market wit the launch of a solution geared for Microsoft Office 365 — SharePoint Online users. Among other things, the launch represents the mammoth revival of GRC that is now causing the once stagnant market to fragment into more specialized niches.

Microsoft’s Office 365 Home a Cloud Catalyst

Microsoft unleashes Office 365 Home Premium to the consumer market, giving users access to Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype and Skydrive on up to five devices for $99 a year. With more competitive pricing for students, Microsoft may be looking to create consumer demand that catalyzes the business world. Success is critical, as Office may be Microsoft’s last shining star.

IBM SmartCloud Docs Target Google, Microsoft

IBM launches SmartCloud Docs, a new cloud-based office suite complete with social business and collaboration capabilities. The SmartCloud Docs is also a direct competitive effort against Google Apps and Microsoft’s Office 365 as IBM seeks to expand into the midmarket.

Dell Pushes Cloud With Partner Program Launch

Dell is pushing increasingly harder into the cloud space with the launch of a comprehensive cloud partner program, a move that will no doubt give partners a competitive advantage when going head-to-head against hardware rivals HP and IBM.

Dell Targets SMB With MS Office 365 Solution

Dell is aiming at the SMB with the Microsoft Office 365 with Dell, a cloud-based collaboration service that expands partner reach and provides a stronger foothold in the lower markets with a slew of related services.

Vaultive Expands with Channel Program Launch

Cloud data encryption vendor Vaultive is branching out with the launch of a channel program and the appointment of a channel chief – a move that speaks of a growing need for specialized data protection services in the cloud.

Quest Software Boasts Robust Migration Services

Quest Software announces itself as a leading provider of Microsoft Office 365 migration. Are Quest Software’s moves indicative of a recent change from public to private company or a company moving to cloud services? Or both?

Level Platforms Release Reflects RMM Evolution

Level Platforms earlier this week announced the release of Managed Workplace 2011 R3, which includes new features for managing printers and power management systems. Much has been made of the managed print options, but is the real story the evolution of RMM to business control panels?