|By Business Wire||
|June 5, 2014 08:29 AM EDT||
Box today announced that it has expanded its partner ecosystem in Europe, with a total of 130 European companies now in the Box Partner Network. In the last year, Box doubled its network across Europe, forming partnerships with companies like Capgemini, KERNEL Networks, Bechtle-Comsoft, EVRY and CRMWaypoint.
“The rise of cloud, mobile technologies is having a profound effect on how companies structure and manage information,” said Wayne Cook, VP of Channel and Alliances, EMEA. “This shift requires new strategies and a new mindset, which our partners across Europe are embracing with Box. We’ve sought out relationships with leading companies who share our vision, and have built a robust, far-reaching partner ecosystem in the process.”
The Box Partner Network encompasses three kinds of partners: system integrators, service providers, and the channel network. Multiple new partners from each of these areas have joined the European contingent of the Box Partner Network in the last 12 months, including:
- Pan-EMEA: Capgemini
- UK: Bytes, Softcat, Insight and Methods
- France: KERNEL Networks, Econocom, Specialist Computer Centres, Niji and Ei Technologies
- Germany: Bechtle-Comsoft, CANCOM, Deutsche Telekom and SoftwareOne
- Nordics: EVRY and Envoya
- The Netherlands: CRMWaypoint
Box provides simple and secure content sharing and collaboration from any device. The company has more than 25 million users worldwide at more than 225,000 businesses, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500. Box has been named a leader by both Forrester Research ("The Forrester Wave™: File Sync and Share Platforms, Q3 2013."1) and Gartner, Inc. ("MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing"2) for file sync and sharing.
For more information about the Box partner program, please visit, www.box.com/partners.
Select partner quotes from across Europe
UK - Capgemini, Anne Cave-Penney, Head of Alliances: “Enterprise file sharing and collaboration between internal and external users is becoming a front and center issue for all CIOs and IT departments. With Capgemini's partnership with Box, we are able to file level security and access control to enterprise collaboration across a number of hybrid cloud models to our customers, complementing our offerings in the Digital and Mobility space.”
France - KERNEL Networks, Marc Rousselet, Consulting Division Director: “The Enterprise File Sync and Share market will grow quickly with a strong adoption of personal Cloud services, and IT strategies oriented to take advantage of the SaaS applications model. KERNEL Networks is ready to play a key role in this new market in France, Switzerland and Luxembourg. We are very excited to bring Box to our customers as a key complement to their mobility and Cloud Computing strategy.”
Germany - Bechtle-Comsoft, Mathias Schick, Head of Software 360: “We decided to partner with Box to reach a market segment with product features that we previously didn’t cover. Box answers actual customers needs and it’s important for us to have this kind of offering in our product lineup.”
Sweden - EVRY, Jesper Viktor, Digital Business Manger: “Box is a perfect solution from an Enterprise perspective, especially for businesses that want to enable collaboration between internal users, customers and partners. Our Enterprise Mobility services require great mobile collaboration and intelligence with, for example, document sharing. For us, it is important to work with market leaders like Box, who develop high quality products.”
The Netherlands - CRMWaypoint, Ton van der Meer, CEO: “We notice an increasing demand from our customers and prospect for tight integration with their Salesforce CRM solution and management of documents. We are convinced there is only one Enterprise Content Management System that is secure, reliable and can fully integrate with Salesforce. Thanks to our partnership with Box, we now offer a more complete and compelling solution to our customers.”
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and collaborative 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 several leading venture capital firms and strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
1 Forrester Research, Inc. "The Forrester Wave™: File Sync and Share
Platforms, Q3 2013" by Ted Schadler and Rob Koplowitz, July 10, 2013.
2 Gartner "MarketScope for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing" by Monica Basso, Jeffrey Mann, February 12, 2013.
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