Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Ian Goldsmith, Ed Featherston, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

TIM Launches Personal Cloud Service for 72M Brazilians, Powered by Funambol

Tier-1 Operator Addresses Strategic Opportunity to Simplify the Digital Lives of Mobile Users

FOSTER CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions, and TIM, a tier-1 mobile operator with 72 million subscribers in Brazil, today announced that the TIM Protect Backup service, powered by Funambol, is live for TIM Brazil customers. The personal cloud service automatically secures user data (contacts and calendars), rich media (pictures, videos and music) and files in the cloud, syncs these across mobile devices and computers, and allows sharing via email and social networks. This simplifies the digital lives of mobile consumers as their important data and content is automatically backed up, available anytime and easily shared. The service supports all popular smartphones, tablets and personal computers. It is managed by FS VAS, a premier provider of mobile value added services in South America. The data is stored in Brazil with AWS technology. For more about the service, see TIM's website.

"As people use more mobile devices, having an easy way to back up valuable data, access it anytime and share it becomes important," said Alberto Leite, CEO at FS VAS. "TIM is pleased to offer Protect Backup, powered by Funambol and managed by FS VAS, to simplify the digital lives of mobile customers."

Brazilians are adopting smartphones and tablets en masse and are using them to store an increasing array of personal data, rich media and files. As people acquire additional devices or upgrade to newer models, it becomes important to have an easy way to ensure that their valued data and content are secure.

To address this need, TIM launched the Protect Backup service that is more than just backup. Protect Backup establishes a personal account in the cloud for each user to store all of the important data and content on their mobile devices and computers. The service makes it easy to access this data and content across one's devices and to easily share items such as pictures or files. The result is that TIM customers do not need to worry about losing their devices or figuring out how to transfer contacts or content such as pictures between devices, because TIM Protect Backup automatically does this.

"By offering a personal cloud service, TIM is well positioned to assist subscribers with their expanding mobile needs and can significantly strengthen their relationship with customers," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "Funambol is pleased to work with FS VAS to enable TIM to offer this valuable and easy-to-use mobile service."

About Funambol
Funambol is the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions. Funambol solutions have been deployed by leading mobile providers, including operators, device makers, content providers and system integrators. For more information, visit http://www.funambol.com.

About FS VAS
FS VAS is a business provider focused on value-added services for telecom operators and retailers in Latin America. Founded in 2010, FS VAS provides white-label solutions for digital security, personal cloud, insurance and user technical support and has more than 10M subscribers. Headquartered in São Paulo with R&D teams in São Paulo, Argentina and Chile, FS VAS has a presence in more than 9 Brazilian states and 14 countries in Latin America.

Media Contacts
Hal Steger
Funambol
Email Contact

Ivanir Costa
FS VAS, RMA Comunicação
www.rmacomunicacao.com.br/
+ 55 11 2244 5973
Email Contact

Catia Aiello
FS VAS, RMA Comunicação
www.rmacomunicacao.com.br/
+ 55 11 2244 5974
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
DevOps is all about agility. However, you don't want to be on a high-speed bus to nowhere. The right DevOps approach controls velocity with a tight feedback loop that not only consists of operational data but also incorporates business context. With a business context in the decision making, the right business priorities are incorporated, which results in a higher value creation. In his session at DevOps Summit, Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, discussed key monitoring techniques...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
Want to enable self-service provisioning of application environments in minutes that mirror production? Can you automatically provide rich data with code-level detail back to the developers when issues occur in production? In his session at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, will discuss how to accomplish this and more utilizing technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio online, and Application Insights in this demo-heavy session.
DevOps Summit, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developmen...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
Over the years, a variety of methodologies have emerged in order to overcome the challenges related to project constraints. The successful use of each methodology seems highly context-dependent. However, communication seems to be the common denominator of the many challenges that project management methodologies intend to resolve. In this respect, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be viewed as powerful tools for managing projects. Few research papers have focused on the way...
As the world moves from DevOps to NoOps, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. However, applications have been architected with a much tighter coupling than it needs to be which makes deployment in different environments and migration between them harder. The microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, Netflix and so on is at the heart of CloudFoundry – a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS...
In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
As cloud gives an opportunity to businesses to buy services externally – how is cloud impacting your customers? In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Fabio Gori, Director of Worldwide Cloud Marketing at Cisco, provided answers to big questions: Do you see hybrid cloud as where the world is going? What benefits does it bring? And how does Cisco connect all of these clouds? He also discussed Intercloud and Cisco’s investment on it.
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises a...
There is no question that the cloud is where businesses want to host data. Until recently hypervisor virtualization was the most widely used method in cloud computing. Recently virtual containers have been gaining in popularity, and for good reason. In the debate between virtual machines and containers, the latter have been seen as the new kid on the block – and like other emerging technology have had some initial shortcomings. However, the container space has evolved drastically since coming on...
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
Enterprises are fast realizing the importance of integrating SaaS/Cloud applications, API and on-premises data and processes, to unleash hidden value. This webinar explores how managers can use a Microservice-centric approach to aggressively tackle the unexpected new integration challenges posed by proliferation of cloud, mobile, social and big data projects. Industry analyst and SOA expert Jason Bloomberg will strip away the hype from microservices, and clearly identify their advantages and d...