Telstra is about to provide small and medium businesses with online applications that may help them becomes more secure, simple, and cost-effective.
Applications will include: tools for professional messaging, team collaboration and effective management of sales and marketing activity, protection from viruses, spyware and other malicious web attacks, as well as remote backup for PCs and servers.
Telstra Business Group Managing Director, Deena Shiff said, “In the current economic climate businesses are looking for ways to reduce costs and better manage risks and compliance obligations. T- Suite online software is the answer.”
“Now they have access to the tools previously only available to big businesses without the licensing, maintenance and associated IT costs. Better still they can pay by the month according to the number of users and upgrade whenever it suits, so they can keep overheads down,” added Deena.
Ms. Shiff said Telstra would soon be making further content relationship announcements involving leading Australian and global suppliers.
“T-Suite Software as a Service will be the place to be for software vendors as we prepare for our full-scale market launch in early 2009. We’re in active talks with more than 50 providers including locally produced software to help SMEs comply with regulatory requirements and workforce management. We look forward to welcoming new partners very soon,” Ms. Shiff said.
Prices start from as little as $4 per user per month for desktop security; $10.95 for email; $14 for data back up and collaboration software starts at $19.95 per service per month (fixed term contracts may apply).