April 29, 2010 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – 1&1 Internet Ltd
, the world's largest web host by known servers, today announced the latest addition to its line of Web-based business solutions. 1&1 Online Office, is a new offering that provides editing and online access to files and documents at anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection. It is the latest of many products to grow out of 1&1's strategy to provide businesses with access to integrated SaaS and cloud solutions. In line with a growing trend of employees who need access to their files remotely, 1&1 brings a secure online resource to small- and medium- sized businesses (SMBs) where they can create, share, store and edit files using a full suite of Office applications. There is no software to install for using the cloud technology as only a Web browser is required.
As an all-in-one Web host, offering SaaS and cloud applications to SMBs, 1&1 Internet is including 1&1 Online Office for free with every 1&1 Mail, Shared-Hosting and Server package. SMBs can have the same number of 1&1 Online Office accounts as they have registered 1&1 email addresses at no extra cost, bringing a great benefit to smaller organizations that could then provide remote access for multiple employees.
1&1 Online Office fulfils an increasing need for businesses to have full access to company files from anywhere at any time. The suite is complete with 1&1 Writer, 1&1 Sheet, and 1&1 Show applications and allows users to easily read, create, amend and save documents online. Users will then have access to the newest versions of files whenever necessary. The applications provide SMBs with a familiar format for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations, and are compatible with all leading Office file formats. 1&1 Online Office is powered by Zoho and is the result of 1&1 Internet's recent partnership with the company.
"Flexibility and availability are becoming more important as businesses are faced with the need to boost productivity both inside and outside of the physical office," said Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet. "With our focus on providing practical solutions for the SMB market, 1&1 Online Office addresses an important issue facing many businesses looking to access and share work remotely. Online Office provides the secure means to retrieve, edit, and share files effectively".
Files are stored in an easy-to-use application that acts much like a normal hard-drive with drag-and-drop capabilities, making it easy to organize files. A range of file types including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, as well as pictures, PDFs and videos, can all be saved in the 2 GB of storage space that is included with a 1&1 Online Office account. Sharing files is simplified through a unique link and access is easily secured using password protection. All documents are hosted on secure servers in 1&1's state-of-the-art green-powered data centres. Files are SSL encrypted and password protected to ensure their safety and client privacy.
About 1&1 Internet Ltd
1&1 Internet Ltd based in Slough, west of London, is Europe's No.1 web hosting and domain name registration company. 1&1 Internet Ltd is the UK arm of 1&1 Internet AG based in Germany (a subsidiary of United Internet Group, a public company with a market cap of more than 2 Billion GBP). 1&1 was established in 1988 and holds some 9 million British, German, French, Spanish, Austrian and US customer contracts and serves some 10 million domain names at its 70,000 server strong Data Centres. 1&1 prides itself on being the one-stop-shop for web solutions. 1&1 Internet Ltd entered the UK domain registration and web hosting market in June 2000. As a well funded profitable company, it is in a strong position to deliver a high quality service at low cost. 1&1 is an accredited Registrar with ICANN (.com), Nominet (.co.uk), Afilias (.info), NeuLevel (.biz) and PIR (.org).