Tuesday, June 26, 2007

KDDI and Microsoft to Collaborate on Software as a Service (SaaS)

KDDI and Microsoft will jointly develop and provide applications using a Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model for corporate users. The companies will also create an ecosystem to support independent software vendor (ISV) partners and spur the development of new service-enabled applications to drive momentum for new SaaS applications.

Under the agreement, KDDI will use Microsoft Connected Services Framework as a foundation for providing services to customers. The first SaaS application will be built on Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration, a carrier-grade platform that offers enterprise-class e-mail and document-sharing services to corporate customers. Subscription is a monthly fee-based model, covering mobile and fixed-line communications and the SaaS application.


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