Belarus’ cloud-based SaaS app store is first in CIS

The first cloud computing application store to launch in the Republic of Belarus has gone live...

 The first cloud computing application store to launch in the Republic of Belarus has gone live. Offered by MTS in partnership with NEC Corporation, the store provides users with access to SaaS business applications and programs via a web portal. The SaaS model allows suppliers to provide access to applications through a web interface without users having to install additional software on their PC.

The new service covers a range of applications including a business accounting service “1C-Enterprise”; “Publiclick”, a service for creation of advertisement web pages for mobile phones and their distribution to clients by sms; “VideoBridge”, a service for organization of business web-conferences on any PC with Internet and “Spontania”, an application for provision of online video-conferences with a wide range of functions.

The store requires customers to register, and they can then use applications free of charge for the period of one month. SaaS services will then be available to subscribers on a pay as you go basis. The SaaS model will help organizations to reduce expenditures on IT structure by cutting down on installation, modernization and technical support costs for software.

"The successful implementation of the SaaS project in Belarus is the first step towards large-scale provision of cloud services to MTS Group subscribers. We see interest in cloud services in the Russian market and we are active on the development of cloud solutions in Russia," said Frederic Vanoosthuyze, Vice President of MTS Information Technology.

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