Comcast Business Services Unveils Upware - a Cloud-Based Business-to-Business Software Marketplace for Small Business Customers

Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST

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Partners with industry leaders in storage, security and web and document
collaboration, including Box, Carbonite, DigitalSafe, Microsoft, Mozy, Norton,
Soonr, Websense and YouSendIt
PHILADELPHIA--(Business Wire)--
Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company, today announced the
Upware marketplace, a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be
purchased through one integrated web portal. The Upware marketplace contains a
carefully selected list of third-party, cloud-based business applications from
industry-leading companies in key categories such as data backup, data security,
and collaboration. 

With Upware, Comcast has chosen a select group of top-tier vendors that meet a
strict set of security, redundancy and customer service requirements and can
provide both the best performance as well as ease of use for businesses.
Organized on the online portal in "aisles" by technology, the vendors include:

* Data Backup - Carbonite (data backup), DigitalSafe (data backup), and Mozy
(online backup). 
* Data Security - Norton (security) and Websense (security). 
* Collaboration - Box (online storage), Microsoft (Web collaboration), Soonr
(online file sharing), and YouSendIt (document collaboration).

"We know small business owners and we know what tools they need to grow their
businesses," said Kevin O`Toole, Senior Vice President and General Manager, New
Business Solutions at Comcast Business Services. "Upware simplifies what can be
a complex world of choices when evaluating cloud-based services. With the choice
of these top vendors, business owners can quickly choose what tools they need to
run their businesses and keep their focus on their number one priority - serving
their customers." 

Upware is designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses
looking to use cloud-based solutions to simplify their IT systems, control costs
and increase productivity. Upware, which is available now at
business.comcast.com/Upware, gives business owners a single, trusted source to
meet some of their most critical technology needs, helping them to be more
productive and improve their business. 

Through the easy to use Upware marketplace, business customers can purchase and
use cloud services, as well as order other Comcast Business services including
Business VoiceEdge, Website Hosting and Signature Support, a program for on-site
tech support. It also enables customers to pick and choose one or many of the
offerings, based on their unique technology and business needs. Upware
simplifies application management with the convenience of a single sign-on,
which makes 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 Class Internet service including the Upware marketplace and the
software applications themselves. 

In addition to the nine applications currently on the Upware marketplace, more
applications will be added in the near future to existing aisles and new aisles
will be added to address other business needs such as marketing and customer
relationship management. 

About Comcast Business Services

Comcast Business Services, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced
communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business
objectives. Through a modern, company-owned fiber network that is backed by 24/7
technical support, Comcast delivers Business Class Internet, Ethernet, TV and
Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management. 

For more information, call 1-800-501-6000 or visit www.business.comcast.com

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company. 

Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Comcast
Charlie Douglas
215-286-3353 (office)
215-264-8020 (mobile)
charlie_douglas@comcast.com
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