RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ — NeoNova Network Services, an industry leader in managed IP services that enable service providers to offer premium integrated communications, superior customer support and professional services and advanced subscriber and network management services to rural Telcos, today announced that they have become an authorized reseller of the Google Apps™ suite of communication and collaboration tools for the rural Internet Services Provider (ISP) Community.
NeoNova will integrate Google Apps – a cloud-based suite of email, calendar, IM, and collaboration tools – into their provisioning platform and comprehensive suite of managed services to new and existing ISPs in the rural Telecom market. In addition to Google Apps, NeoNova will offer Postini, Google’s spam and virus protection service.
In early 2009, Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a National Broadband Plan to ensure every American has “access to broadband capability.” The National Broadband Plan lays out a bold roadmap to America’s future. These initiatives will stimulate economic growth, spur job creation, and boost our capabilities in education, healthcare, homeland security and more.
The philosophy of the Broadband plan matches the mission of NeoNova—to bring Internet services to the under and un-served communities. As an authorized reseller, NeoNova can provide best-of-breed services to affiliates; leveling the playing field for rural and tribal communities, areas often bypassed by larger carriers.
“As the market continues to grow and change, NeoNova strives to offer the best services to meet the needs of our affiliates. We are proud that we can now offer rural and tribal Telcos the same benefits as over 25 million users currently using Google Apps,” said John Carlson, CEO of NeoNova. “Over 100 of NeoNova’s customers and future new ISPs can offload the infrastructure costs and the effort it takes to maintain an on-premises solution, and focus those savings on more strategic IT initiatives.”
Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organizations of any size – all hosted by Google to streamline setup, minimize maintenance, and reduce IT costs. With Gmail (including Google email security, powered by Postini), Google Calendar, and integrated IM, users can stay connected and work together with ease. And, using Google Docs and Google Sites, which include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and website creation tools, they can share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available wherever and whenever users work. Google Apps is hosted on Google’s multi-tenant, Internet-scale infrastructure, which offers faster access to innovation, superior reliability and security, and maximum economies of scale.
“The combination NeoNova’s suite of products and services and Google Apps now makes it easy and secure for rural ISPs and tribal communities to offer their subscribers the latest versions of powerful applications, like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and other collaborative tools without having to worry about hosting, updating, or maintaining any of the services,” said Paul Slakey, Director of Enterprise Channels & Partnerships at Google. “NeoNova offers ISPs increased access control, customized branding and local support for the applications they offer to subscribers.”