BroadVision Powers SoftBank's Cloud-based Collaboration Platform
Partnership between BroadVision and SoftBank Telecom provides next-generation collaboration platform to enterprises in Japan
REDWOOD CITY, and SANTA CLARA CA – Enterprise 2.0 Conference – November 9, 2010 – BroadVision (Nasdaq: BVSN) announced today a strategic partnership with SoftBank Telecom Corp to deliver “cloud-based” services to both its employees and customers. The solution, built on BroadVision® Clearvale -- an open Web-based platform for communication and collaboration for businesses - will also provide SoftBank Telecom employees and customers with a number of premium communication services not typically found in social networking platforms. BroadVision made the announcement today at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA.
“BroadVision's vision of the 'social business cloud' - a world where employees, partners, and customers can freely connect and collaborate with one another - is both timely and compelling,” said Ken Miyauchi, COO of SoftBank Telecom. “With BroadVision Clearvale, SoftBank Telecom will be able to significantly improve productivity and its ability to innovate across its entire business ecosystem.”
A big focus for the alliance will be the delivery of mobile and “social-technology” services. As a leading telecommunications provider, SoftBank Telecom is well positioned to help business leverage the latest advances in mobile computing. “With SoftBank Telecom and BroadVision's new leadership in cloud computing and the enterprise social networking market, the partnership can provide constituents with the latest in collaboration technologies that are enabling businesses to more effectively engage with staff, partners and customers,” said Ling Wu, VP & GM of Global Business Development at BroadVision.
“The enterprise of the future is virtual, mobile, and social,” said Waten Suzuki, Cloud Business Division Head at SoftBank Telecom. “SoftBank Telecom and BroadVision will deliver the future to businesses today.”
“The opportunity with SoftBank Telecom is extraordinary,” said Dr. Pehong Chen, founder and CEO of BroadVision. “Their vision for the company is both remarkable in scope and for the value it represents for businesses. By providing a simple model for purchasing the most innovative communication, collaboration and IT services - the services that help drive the enterprise - SoftBank Telecom and BroadVision are poised to change the way business gets done in one of the world's biggest economies.”
About SOFTBANK Group and SOFTBANK TELECOM
SOFTBANK Group is the holding company for several businesses linked to Internet culture, technology services and e-commerce. Three companies are at the core of the operation: SOFTBANK BB for broadband infrastructure, SoftBank Telecom for fixed communication and SoftBank Mobile for mobile telecommunication business. Going forward the SoftBank Group intends to unify and roll out all of its products involving cloud computing service technologies under the new White Cloud brand name. The White Cloud computing service for corporations provide hardware resources via a network using SoftBank Telecom's telecommunications infrastructure and data centers, were launched in February 2010.
Driving innovation since 1993, BroadVision (NASDAQ: BVSN) is an innovative provider of e-business and social networking solutions for organizations seeking to grow profitably by improving online business processes through invited participation and social interaction. Our solutions -- including Clearvale, the world's first network of networks for the socially driven enterprise -- enable mission-critical e-business for next-generation organizations around the globe. The customers benefiting from BroadVision solutions include Baker Hughes, Canon, Epson, Fiat, W.W. Grainger, Hilti, Iberia, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Company, SINA, Sony, U.S. Navy, Vodafone, Xerox and more. Visit www.BroadVision.com for more details.
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