While I was away Telecom announced a new host of options for SMEs. Basically it seems that Telecom have identified that SMEs in New Zealand are time-constrained and one of the things that gets overlooked in their busy-ness is a complete set of web presences.

To this end they’ve partnered with a bunch of providers around the world in an effort to bring affordable and easy solutions for SMEs.

Some of the stuff they’re doing includes;

  • Business specific broadband (higher caps and better support)
  • Business specific hardware (modems with more filtering options)
  • Web design and hosting (a simple one-stop-shop for domain name registration, site design and hosting

Fact is that most SMEs are Telecom customers, and most could benefit from some of these tools – the attractiveness of a single-bill ICT relationship is pretty compelling.

Yet to come, according to the Telecom press release, is backup, storage and business tool software offerings – all delivered via SaaS – nice!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.


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