Box Expands Reach in France With New Customer and Partner Relationships
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PARIS, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 --
Today, Box announced continued growth in France with local customer deployment and four new partnerships. The Conseil Supérieur de l'Ordre des Experts adopted Box to help its employees easily and securely share and collaborate on content in the cloud. To drive further adoption in France, Box also signed strategic partnerships with local technology resellers and system integrators, including Exaduo, Comsoft Direct, Econocom Telecom Services and KERNEL Networks.
"As one of the largest economies in Europe and a growing player in the technology space, France is absolutely critical to our continued success globally and a major focus of investment," said David Quantrell, Box senior vice president and general manager of EMEA. "The Conseil's deployment underscores the increased adoption we've seen in Europe, as companies of all sizes move towards a more mobile workforce and require secure access to content across all devices."
Since opening its first office in Europe in June 2012, Box has more than doubled user growth outside of the U.S. and continues to expand in London, France and Germany with 80 employees across its European offices. Overall, Box serves more than 20 million users at more than 180,000 businesses worldwide, including Schneider Electric, Procter & Gamble, Netflix and Electronic Arts. Box also acquired a French startup, Folders, in March to improve the way documents are viewed on iPhones and iPads.
The Conseil Superieur de l'Ordre des Experts Moves to the Cloud with Box
The Conseil Supérieur de l'Ordre des Experts (CSOEC) is focused on providing resources to public accountants and ensuring proper conduct. In early 2013, the Conseil began assessing cloud solutions to enable secure collaboration. The group selected Box for its advanced security and collaboration tools and has rolled the service out to its 135 employees.
"Security and reliability are critical areas for us to address. We looked at a lot of solutions to help us securely move to the cloud. Box came out as being the most appropriate for its intuitiveness and high level of security, especially as it has encryption, which distinguishes it from some competitor solutions," said Éric Brémond, Chief Information Officer at CSOEC.
Box Signs New Partnerships in France with Exaduo, Comsoft Direct, Econocom Telecom Services and KERNEL Networks
Box has expanded its partner ecosystem across the UK, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. With 75 partners, including Insight, Bechtle and Bytes, Box is helping organizations of all sizes move their information to the cloud. The company announced four new partners in France today, including:
Exaduo: cloud computing integrators for solutions such as messaging system, identity management, collaboration environments, etc. Comsoft Direct: a software reseller specializing in software licenses and asset management Econocom Telecom Services: Econocom group's subsidiary, an end-to-end integrator of mobile and telecom solutions KERNEL Networks: a company focused on secure identity management
Box has continued to grow its channel and partner network across Europe and the Middle East and now has more than 80 partners, including Deutsche Telecom and leading channel partners such as NSI, Insight, Bechtle and Bytes.
For more information about the Box partner program, please visit, www.box.com/partners
About BoxBox's mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and powerful by connecting people and their most important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and Intel Ventures. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
"Working as a Box partner is made very easy by Box teams thanks to their reactivity, professionalism and team spirit. We share the same values and one unique goal: the satisfaction of our clients," said Olivier Le Hir, CEO, Exaduo.
"This partnership is natural for Econocom as both companies share the same taste for innovation and a common ecosystem," said Benjamin Dreux, presales manager, Econocom Services." Development of solutions for vertical markets is another common point Box shares with Econocom, and more particularly, solutions for education and healthcare markets."
"We decided to partner with Box in order to reach a new market segment and product features that Comsoft Direct did not cover. The product offerings proposed by Box answer to actual customers needs and it's important for Comsoft Direct to have these secure cloud features in its products offering," by Marc Bailet, marketing manager, Comsoft.
"Box is a perfect solution for today's business needs with access to information anytime, anywhere, from any device to any content. Not only Box is integrating major business applications to streamline process by improving content management, it also complies to a high security levels," said Marc Rousselet, consulting division director "KERNEL Networks is ready to play a key role on this new market in France, Switzerland and Luxembourg and is very excited to bring the Box value proposition to our customers as a key complement to their mobility and Cloud Computing strategy."
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