Optus SMB launches Smart Shop, a marketplace of cloud apps


Optus SMB today announced a marketplace of cloud software applications called Optus Smart Shop. It is designed to make running a small business easier by providing technical support and apps that reduce time consuming tasks such as creating invoices, managing expenses or providing access to business documents from a mobile device or tablet.

Matthew Ball, Head of Optus SMB said, “We know that often small business operators invest considerable sums into IT infrastructure and IT support services.

“Optus Smart Shop is designed from the ground up to gather a comprehensive suite of business software applications to more cost effectively meet the needs of Australian small business.”

The Optus Smart Shop provides a range of cloud based apps and services for small business owners including Microsoft’s Office 365 and SharePoint.

  • Microsoft Office 365. Access to all the Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook securely online. Includes Skype for Business.
  • Microsoft SharePoint. Access content on-the-go. It’s like having your company’s intranet in your pocket. Access to protection tools that identify suspect files, emails, websites and social media for malware, intrusion and virus dangers.

Another leading Australian network Telstra launched its own Apps Marketplace for businesses two years back and they also offer Microsoft’s Office 365 and other services.

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