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NEC Enhances Carrier Cloud Services with IBM SmartCloud for Social Business

Pressmeddelande   •   Aug 06, 2012 08:00 CEST

London, 6 August 2012 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) is enhancing its lineup of cloud services for telecommunications carriers by adopting the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business service to help its small and mid-sized clients improve internal communication. Services are scheduled to begin in the EMEA, LATAM and APAC regions in the first half of NEC’s 2012 fiscal year.

The IBM SmartCloud for Social Business offers a comprehensive menu of features, including social networking, instant messaging, e-meetings, e-mail and calendaring, to enhance the productivity and efficiency of business. Since the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business is priced per user and does not require clients to make a large initial investment, it is an ideal service for small and mid-sized organisations. In combination with NEC’s carrier cloud services, IBM SmartCloud for Social Business enables carriers to quickly prepare Software as a Service (SaaS) collaboration solutions for their business users.

Small and mid-sized businesses have a lot to gain from social collaboration in the cloud," said Bethann Cregg, vice president, IBM Social Business Cloud. "The combination of highly reliable business applications with the flexibility of cloud delivery models makes it easy to work seamlessly with people inside and outside of the organisation."

NEC’s carrier cloud services have pioneered the provision of customised SaaS, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms for leading carriers all over the world,” said Ken Sugata, General Manager, Carrier Cloud Division, NEC. “We expect the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business to further improve the convenience of our business users.”

NEC’s accomplished history of providing systems, building data centers and providing services for communications carriers throughout the world enables it to capitalise on valuable know-how of integrated IT and Network technologies in order to globally expand its cloud service business with communications carriers.

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Om NEC Scandinavia AB
NEC är en av världens ledande leverantörer av data- och telekommunikationsprodukter. Företaget grundades 1899 i Tokyo, och är idag en koncern med cirka 150 000 anställda och en omsättning på 42 miljarder USD. NEC tillverkar över 15 000 olika produkter från microchips till satellitstationer. NEC Scandinavia AB etablerades i Norden 1984 och kontor finns idag i Oslo, Helsingfors och Stockholm, där huvudkontoret ligger. NEC:s produktutbud i Norden och Baltikum omfattar projektorer och lcd-skärmar samt IT-lösningar för virtualisering och tunna klientlösningar. Företaget har även ett brett produktutbud riktat mot tele- och bredbandsoperatörer, med exempelvis backhaul-lösningar som innefattar mikrovågslänk, optisk transmission samt migreringslösningar mot all IP, Femtoceller, LTE-nät samt accessprodukter för bredband. För ytterligare information besök: