Box and NSI Partnership Brings the Cloud to Businesses in the Middle East
October 20, 2013 - London, United Kingdom
At the Gitex conference today, Box unveiled its partnership with NSI, a technology consulting firm helping organizations adopt cloud services in the Middle East. The company also announced that Arab Telemedia Group and Tawasul Telecom have chosen Box to manage and access information in the cloud.
"Businesses across Europe and the Middle East are looking for solutions that provide a simple, secure collaborative environment," said David Quantrell, GM of EMEA at Box. "We're excited to partner with NSI to bring enterprise-grade content collaboration to new markets."
"We decided to partner with Box after evaluating a number of cloud providers for document management," said Ali Hosseini CEO of NSI. "The level of flexibility, simplicity and most importantly security aspect is unbelievable."
The Box partnership with NSI will help strengthen the technology consulting firm's focus on transforming businesses through the adoption of cloud based solutions. Box, a leader in Forrester Research, Inc.'s "The Forrester Wave -- File Sync & Share Platforms, Q3 2013" report, now complements the NSI's portfolio of cloud offerings, which also includes Salesforce.com, Amazon and Apple. NSI will focus on delivering the Box Business and Enterprise solutions into the Middle East. With this partnership, Box currently works with 80 partners across Europe and Middle East, including NSI, Insight, Bechtle and Bytes.
Box's mission is to make businesses more competitive, productive, and powerful by connecting people with their most important information. More than 20M users at 180,000 businesses use Box including Procter & Gamble, Rosetta Stone, Schneider Electric and Heathrow Airport. Box is one of the fastest growing cloud companies in the enterprise software industry; it experienced an increase of more than 150% in sales in 2012 and is on pace to more than double in the current fiscal year.
Arab Telemedia Group Collaborates Securely in the Cloud
Arab Telemedia Group provides creative audio-visual production in the Middle East with production equipment, post-production facilities, studios, a skilled crew and support services at international standards for its customers. The company has a tremendous amount of data to share and access both internally and with external collaborators including documents, audio clips, photos and videos. With large, high-definition videos, Arab Telemedia Group previously had to share data in external hard drives. The company chose Box to improve collaboration by simply and securely uploading large files and watching videos anytime, from any device.
"We have been searching for a solution that has the ability to make it extremely easy to share information, but with the security tools needed to manage and control access," said Mohammad Momany, IT and IS manager at Arab Telemedia Group. "Box provided the perfect fit to help us share and collaborate on our data without spending a lot of time and effort trying to send critical information by emails and circling in loops of repeated data. Box has become our online environment for work -- it's our tool to communicate. We have depended a lot on Box to keep innovating ahead of other solutions and they always deliver."
Tawasul Telecom Securely Shares Information Across Geographically Dispersed Teams
Tawasul Telecom is the industry leader in MPLS networking services in the Middle East. The company provides business connectivity needs in addition to financial software and video conferencing. Headquartered in Kuwait with regional offices in Bahrain, Dubai and Cairo, its teams needed a secure and easy way to share and access files from remote locations. The company chose Box to securely access information and collaborate across teams.
"The ability to move quickly and efficiently when teams are not in the same office is critical to keeping a competitive advantage. With our teams based in different regions, we are constantly sharing documents and communicating on projects," said Mohammed J. Al-Kout, IT manager, Tawasul Telecom, Gulf Electronic Tawasul Company. "Box allows us to always be up to date on the latest versions and modifications as well as securely manage our information by customizing access levels for documents and directories based on our internal policies."
For more information about the Box partner program, please visit, www.box.com/partners
Box'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.