Box.net Takes "The Cloud" into Reseller Distribution Channel to Help Businesses Reduce Costs Across the Board In Face of Slow Economy

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Reseller Partners Can Offer High Margin Collaboration Tools That Maximize Businesses Ability to Capture Creativity and Productivity of Work Teams

Several of our clients were asking for a content management and collaboration solution and we saw an opportunity for enormous growth in this space

Seeking to capitalize on opportunities that arise despite a slowing economic environment, Box.net, a leading provider of content and collaboration tools that enable businesses to reduce costs and increase productivity, today announced a reseller program to offer a robust, cloud-based solution through a third-party distribution channel.

"In this economy, every business in the world is looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing productivity and effectiveness and we are committed to building a broad sales footprint in the marketplace," said Karen Appleton, Vice President of Business Development at Box.net. "Our online content and collaboration solution is a mission critical tool in helping companies build a collaborative work environment that inspires creativity and productivity from work teams no matter where they are."

In a TechRadarâ„¢ report issued just last month, Forrester Research said that in the challenging economic environment we are in, collaboration tools can play a role in helping enterprises cut operational costs by allowing work teams to connect and share quickly and efficiently. Forrester predicts enterprise businesses will spend up to a total of $1.8 billion on online collaboration tools in 2013. Companies already using the Box.net Enterprise content and collaboration tools include MTV Networks, Crocs Footwear, Big O Tires, Jump Studios and berry producer Driscoll's.

The Box.net program provides IT sales professionals with all the information and tools they need to offer Box.net's Enterprise solution and support to their customers while providing new, high margin revenue streams.

"Several of our clients were asking for a content management and collaboration solution and we saw an opportunity for enormous growth in this space," said Jonathan Senger of Initech. "We chose to partner with Box.net to offer this type of solution to our clients because they are a best of breed product and their reseller program provides us with the margins and flexibility we were looking for."

Participation in the program offers IT professionals access to sales training documentation, live sales training, scheduled training webinars, marketing materials and end user support. Box.net distributors also can access a reseller portal that will provide the resources mentioned above, as well as the ability to manage clients and sign up new clients.

Resellers are offered wholesale rates on Box.net's Enterprise services, and are free to set final pricing to their clients. The program affords them the opportunity to develop and expand the services they offer their clients, while maintaining their direct relationship as all billing is processed through the IT professional.    

IT Professionals interested in the program can sign up and learn more at http://www.box.net/about/reseller-program.

About Box.net, Inc.:
Founded in March 2005, Box.net (http://www.box.net) is a leading provider of collaboration tools for managing and sharing data online. The service enables users to share, access, and collaborate on files of any type from anywhere. With over 2 million users, over 1 million files served every day, and more than 1000 developers in the Box Enabled Network, Box.net is the first web-native system for access and collaboration allowing for a broad array of functionality. The service is used by individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies.

Box.net's OpenBox platform connects data from Box.net to other web-based applications and services (like Zoho, Picnik and eFax), giving users the power to do more with their data. The open platform permits companies and developers to integrate their applications and services on the Box.net website. Box.net is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Contact:
Evan Soloman
SutherlandGold group for Box.net
415-683-1179
evan at sutherlandgold dot com

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